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Re: re: Supervocalics

Postby ArtVark » Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:55 pm

ewolf wrote:While you're at it, try the only palindromic Top 40 song by a palindromic band (that one is gettable).

How about: SOS by ABBA

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Postby cadams35 » Sat Dec 01, 2007 3:17 pm

Noticed this while watching college football:

Ryan Perrilloux has all five vowels in the correct order. He's also got a "Y" in there.
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Postby geniusonwheels » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:21 pm

How about GUITAR HERO?
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Postby econgator » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:38 pm

geniusonwheels wrote:How about GUITAR HERO?

Geez, how far down did you have to dig to find this post? :)
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Postby geniusonwheels » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:41 pm

There was a link to this thread through the Euonia thread.
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Re: re: Supervocalics

Postby bwnash » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:19 pm

ewolf wrote: Unfortunately, you can't query the IMDB for people, only titles. You want a supervocalic actor in a supervocalic movie? try it.

OpusData makes it pretty easy to search for supervocalic people in the movie industry. Here's a list of folks with acting roles who have aeiou in order:

Maurice Benichou
Marianne Denicourt
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Saverio Guerra
Charles Kimbrough
Matthew Kimbrough
Marguerite Moreau
Takehiro Murata
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Marissa Jaret Winokur
Valery Zeitoun
Janice Sicotte-Beliveau
Andrea Riseborough
Catherine Lough Haggquist
Takehito Koyasu
James Michalopoulos
Erdal Besikcioglu
Hadje Fatime Ngoua
Madeleine Peloquin
Carla Besnainou
Janae Nicole Caudillo
Marie-Pierre Beausejour
Vangelis Mourikis
Evangelia Randou

A more detailed version of the same list, with the acting credits, is here:, and if you have an OpusData account you can open the query that produced this result by following this link:

(OpusData is a subscription service, but you can sign up for a free trial, which should be enough to run some other such queries.)

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Postby bwnash » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:38 pm

A little more playing with OpusData gives a list of 141 supervocalic actors in supervocalic movies:

The shortest example is Tetta Sugimoto in Autoreiji. Linus Roache in Pandaemonium is the shortest English-language entry.

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Postby rockgolf » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:18 pm

The following are Top 20 song titles on the Billboard Hot 100 since 1964 where the title includes only one appearance of each of a, e, i, o, & u.

Black Eyed Peas, The / Don't Phunk With My Heart
Avant / Read Your Mind
Daniel Bedingfield / Gotta Get Thru This
N'Sync / Music Of My Heart
R. Kelly / I'm Your Angel
Allure / All Cried Out
George Michael / Jesus To A Child
2 Pac / I Get Around
U2 / Mysterious Ways
Paula Abdul / Will You Marry Me?
Gerardo / Rico Suave
Lisa Stansfield / You Can't Deny It
Tone Loc / Funky Cold Medina
LL Cool J / I'm That Type Of Guy
Terence Trent D'Arby / Sign Your Name
George Michael / I Want Your Sex
John Cougar Mellencamp / R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam / All Cried Out
Simple Minds / Sanctify Yourself
Bruce Springsteen / Born In The U.S.A.
Mick Jagger / Just Another Night
Cyndi Lauper / All Through The Night
Billy Joel / You May Be Right
Eagles / I Can't Tell You Why
Fleetwood Mac / Think About Me
Frank Mills / Music Box Dancer
Deliverance / Dueling Banjos
Spinners, The / I'll Be Around
Malo / Suavecito
Eric Burdon and the Animals / When I Was Young
Bobby Fuller Four / I Fought The Law
Elvis Presley / Puppet On A String
Beach Boys, The / I Get Around

No additional #1, especially if "y" is excluded, but Dueling Banjos peaked at #2.
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