Word Ways


Darryl Francis


While browsing through some back issues of Word Ways, I noticed in the November 2000 Kickshaws that Dave Morice and Eric Chaikin presented a number of "double pair supervocalics", words and terms which use exactly two each of the vowels AEIOU. At the end of the Kickshaws item, they wondered "dare we dream of a decadent feast of AEIOU-times-three-delicacies?", and offered a pair of number name examples: FOUR MILLION SIX HUNDRED AND TEN THOUSAND AND TEN and QUATTUORDECILLION FIVE THOUSAND AND TEN. However, both of these are inconsistent in their use of the word AND.