Word Ways


In the August 1972 issue of Word Ways, Darryl H. Francis shook the world of logology to its very foundations by publishing a list of the alphabetically last words and names beginning with each of the 26 letters of the alphabet. This had been a hitherto secret list, jealously guarded by the priests of logology as their Holy of Holies, and passed on from one generation to the next only by word of mouth, with eternal damnation as the inexorable penalty for anyone who violated his oath of silence by divulging that list to the uninitiated.