Monday, May 01, 2006

Traffic Jam

When I'm stuck in traffic, my mind starts to wander. Often, I think about words. Two recent such thoughts:

1. mean is a verb, an adjective, and a noun. I'm trying to think of another such word.

2. queue and aqueous are two words that have four vowels in a row. Are there any words that have four vowels in a row that are not immediately preceded by the letter q though?

You can see why traffic is a problem for me.

If anyone has an answer to either of these, I will be mightily impressed. And grateful. They're driving me mad.