For a project I needed to repeatedly type a word (any word) and click the mouse button. I got annoyed taking my hand off the mouse to reach over for a key, so I wrote a little program to find the longest words that you can type with a single hand on a standard keyboard (without cheating and reaching over with the other hand), thereby allowing one hand to remain on the mouse.
Here are the results of my having too much time on my hands:
Longest words for left hand typing, winner is "reverberates" with 12 characters:
And a few shorter left-hand favorites:
Longest words for right hand typing, winner is "hypophyllum" with 11 characters:
Awful set of words, huh?
And a few shorter right-hand favorites:
Let me know if you can find any longer words for either category, and I'll add them. And let me know if you don't want me to use your name, otherwise I may.