Daily Archives: November 1, 2010

Some ‘Q’ words with no ‘U’

From Schott’s Original Miscellany, by Ben Schott:

1. Qadi

2. Qanat

3. Qanon

4. Qasida

5. Qere

6. Qhat

7. Qi

8. Qiviut
The wool of the undercoat of the musk ox

and

9. Qwerty
Definition of QWERTY
: a standard typewriter or computer keyboard —called also QWERTY keyboard
Origin of QWERTY
from the first six letters in the second row of the keyboard
First Known Use: 1929
Rhymes with QWERTY
dirty, flirty, shirty, thirty

If attempting to use these in Scrabble, I recommend having on hand a really up-to-date dictionary, because the online Webster’s, doesn’t list the first seven.

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