There are so many alphabetical antics in the English language it has its own field of study called logology. Some of the more obscure recreational linguistics are anagrams, palindromes, aptigrams, antigrams, tautonyms, lipograms and semordnilaps. You'll find a couple of those in this quiz, but this quiz is all about isograms, which are words that have no repeating letters. An isogram can also mean a word that has an equal number of each letter, but this quiz will focus on the easier of the two definitions. The English language is full of isograms and it's just a fancy term to define an average word, like the word, "word."
Most single-syllable words don't have repeating letters, but once you march into two- and three-syllable territory, it gets pretty difficult to create a word without any repeating letters. An isogram (which is an isogram itself) is usually used in recreational wordplay, but it is also useful in cryptology and ciphers, since it is easy to assign a value to each letter knowing that it will only appear once in the word. A 10-letter isogram, for instance, can be used to represent the numbers 1 - 10 (10 usually being 0), and this is commonly employed when salespeople negotiate sale prices. So here's a hot tip: the next time you're negotiating the cost of something—let's say a necklace—take a look to see if any letters are written on the box. Those letters usually correspond to a certain price which is the lowest price the salesperson can go. You will have to ask the salesperson, however, what isogram they're using for their code.