What is a First Order Word™?

JFox 09/06/2017. 1 answers, 1.489 views
pattern word-property

If a word conforms to a special rule I call it a First Order Word™

$$ % set Title text. (spaces around the text ARE important; do not remove.) % increase Pad value only if your entries are longer than the title bar. % \def\Pad{\P{0.0}} \def\Title{\textbf{ First Order }} % \def\S#1#2{\Space{#1}{20px}{#2px}}\def\P#1{\V{#1em}}\ \def\V#1{\S{#1}{9}} \def\T{\Title\textbf{Words }^™\Pad}\def\NT{\Pad\textbf{Not}\T\ }\displaystyle \smash{\lower{29px}\bbox[yellow]{\phantom{\rlap{rubio.2017.02.04}\S{6px}{0} \begin{array}{cc}\Pad\T&\NT\\\end{array}}}}\atop\def\V#1{\S{#1}{5}} \begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline\Pad\T&\NT\\\hline % \text{ Worry }&\text{ Worried }\\ \hline \text{ Typo }&\text{ Correct }\\ \hline \text{ Rye}&\text{ Wheat}\\ \hline \text{ Rip}&\text{ Ripped }\\ \hline \text{ Tow}&\text{ Towed}\\ \hline \text{ Rot}&\text{ Fresh}\\ \hline \text{ Weep}&\text{ Cheer}\\ \hline \hline \text{ Were}&\text{ Are}\\ \hline \text{ You}&\text{ Me}\\ \hline \hline \text{ Pout}&\text{ Smile}\\ \hline \end{array} $$

The CSV version:

First Order™, Not First Order™
Worry, Worried
Typo, Correct
Rye, Wheat
Rip, Ripped
Tow, Towed
Rot, Fresh
Weep, Cheer
Were, Are
You, Me
Pout, Smile

Can you tell me what the rule is?


Prove yourself you know the rule by telling me Second Order™ words

3 William Nathanael 07/31/2017
TYPEWRITER vs COMPUTER should be one.
JFox 07/31/2017
That's a good one @William Nathanael
Totumus Maximus 07/31/2017
No Third Order words are allowed :(
Brisingr 08/01/2017
TYPEWRITER is the longest first row word possible, probably would have have instantly given the puzzle away.
Mordechai 08/03/2017
@Brisingr How about POWERTRIPPER?

1 Answers

Alpha 07/31/2017.

A first order word is one that

can be typed using the first row on a QWERTY keyboard.

Which would mean that examples of second order words would be


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