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Thursday, August 21, 2008

I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

posted by on August 21 at 14:15 PM

Currently hanging above Pike…

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Spotted by our magical bookkeeper Renee.

Also, are there any other words in the English language that have three consecutive pairs of letters like the word bookkeeper does? I can’t think of any. Then again, I suck at Scrabble.

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1

Bookkeeping.

Posted by Ziggity | August 21, 2008 2:18 PM
2

I like that I'm the "magical" bookkeeper. People say that more than one might think.

Posted by Nay | August 21, 2008 2:26 PM
3

Beekkeeper.

Posted by Oh, wait. | August 21, 2008 2:37 PM
4

Now I have that damn Rockwell song stuck in my head.

Posted by Dominic Holden | August 21, 2008 2:38 PM
5

These are the only ones in the SOWPODS dictionary:

BOOKKEEPER
BOOKKEEPERS
BOOKKEEPING
BOOKKEEPINGS

...determined by using the following regular expression on a SOWPODS word list text file:

(.)\1(.)\2(.)\3

Posted by w7ngman | August 21, 2008 2:40 PM
6

I thought "ballooning" was one, but it ain't. "Committee" has just one intervening bastard i. If you google it, you get a lot of crap non-words and hyphenated portmanteaus like "hoof-footed" and "soonnee" (yeah, right). One jokester proposed "raccoonnookkeeper" which has SIX consecutive pairs.

Posted by Fnarf | August 21, 2008 2:43 PM
7

Hm, me thinks a pair of eyes is trying to peep in through my fire-escape door. Must check tonight to see if they's still a-peeping.

Posted by The Fighting "A" | August 21, 2008 2:45 PM
8
Posted by Nay | August 21, 2008 2:50 PM
9

Doouucchebag.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 21, 2008 3:01 PM
10

coffeellama- an Andean beast of burden used for transporting delicious coffee.

Posted by oljb | August 21, 2008 3:02 PM
11

#6, is this jokester German?

#9, "AARRGHH" is a valid SOWPODS word. I'm pretty sure it means what you think it means.

Posted by w7ngman | August 21, 2008 3:12 PM
12

Do those traffic cameras at intersections peer into any apartments on Broadway? If so, then somebody IS watching you.

Posted by CommonKnowledge | August 21, 2008 3:26 PM
13

Googly eyes!!

Posted by lunge | August 21, 2008 3:32 PM
14

AARRGHH does not have three consecutive pairs.

Posted by Fnarf | August 21, 2008 3:54 PM
15

Nope. Sure doesn't.

Posted by w7ngman | August 21, 2008 3:57 PM
16

Dammit! There was totally an Encyclopedia Brown mystery that involved this exact question, and there is one other word but I can't remember what it was!

Posted by exelizabeth | August 21, 2008 5:16 PM
17

Cookie Monster!!!

Posted by CattyMaran | August 21, 2008 5:32 PM
18

hookkeeper

Posted by akrystal | August 21, 2008 5:56 PM
19

Woolloomooloo, although that's a city. Wouldn't get you points in Scrabble.

Posted by Ron | August 21, 2008 8:20 PM
20

Speech impediment!

Posted by Ba Dum Pum | August 21, 2008 9:31 PM

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