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?

Bonus:

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

5 Comments
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

Sad
Shall
Gas
Half
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