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Editorial: It’s One Wonderful Word – Strength Magazine – March, 1924

Did it ever occur to you that the word strength has seven consonants and only one vowel, and that you cannot think of another word in the English language of which that holds true? Mr. Cleveland Moffett at a recent pleasant luncheon asked the editor this unique question. Now, there may be some other word of eight letters with this curious combination, but, if so, neither of us could think of it. If any, it is not likely to be a word of common usage or of great importance. Rhythm, another great word, has one vowel and five consonants.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas