This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole firstname.lastname@example.org and Matthew Daly email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
In any language, what word contains the same vowel repeated four times in a row?
Article 23235 of rec.puzzles:
From: cgseife@phoenix.Princeton.EDU (Charles Geoffrey Seife)
Subject: Re: possibly original puzzle...
Sender: news@Princeton.EDU (USENET News System)
Date: Sat, 1 May 1993 03:49:10 GMT
In article <C6B4Mt.firstname.lastname@example.org> zed@Dartmouth.EDU (Ted Schuerzinger) writes:
>In article <1993Apr29.email@example.com>
>Unfortunately, that's not what the question asked -- it states that the
>first two vowels must be the same.
>For three vowels in a row, I came up with words like "booing" and
>"cooing". A better one might be "agreeable". I haven't come up with
>one for four yet, but I read in an old edition of Guinness that there's
>an Estonian word that contains has the same vowel four times in a row.
>Since the question didn't specify English words, I guess this would be
>acceptable, as would words in other agglutinative languages (eg.
The Estonian word 'Ja"a"a"a"rne', which means "standing by the edge
of the ice."