Brain Game: Ceramic Dog


Wheel of Fortune was one of my favorite game shows for years; I remember watching it back in the 1970s, when Chuck Woolery was the host (and one of the regular prizes was a large ceramic dog). The game changed in later years, and one addition was the Bonus Round. In the extra frame, winners were spotted six letters - R, S, T, L, N, and E - and given a shot at guessing a short puzzle. This concept leads us to today's Brain Game, which has no single correct answer. Just do your best!

What is the longest English word you can come up with that does NOT contain any of the letters R, S, T, L, N, and E?

Here are some possible ANSWERS.


Several "phobia" words could fit the bill, including hippophobia (fear of horses) and phobophobia (fear of eating).

Other possibilities include chihuahua, macadamia, piggyback, poppycock, widowhood, and woodchuck.