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For example the word "hello" has the letter "l" appearing twice in a row. Are there any letters that never appear twice in a row?

Edit for clarification: I'm asking whether or not every letter in the english alphabet appears next to itself in some word.

Examples:

A - Aardvark

B - Babbling

C - Eccentric

D - Forbidden

E - Keen

F - Buff

G - Bugged

H - ??

I - Hawaii

J - ?? etc.

Is there a website or anything that would have a list like this?

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Updated the question. –  Wallace Brown Jun 21 '12 at 22:26
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For H, withheld would work. –  JLG Jun 21 '12 at 22:29

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Q and X are the only letters that never appear together in a word

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Because I don't want to think too hard about it, what about U and W and Y? –  JLG Jun 21 '12 at 22:27
    
Muumuu has two Us in a row, twice. –  Mahnax Jun 21 '12 at 22:28
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W = glowworm Y = sayyid –  AndyPerfect Jun 21 '12 at 22:30
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@PeterShor, Of course, vacuum! –  JLG Jun 21 '12 at 22:34
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Wiktionary gives XXXed as the past form of the verb to XXX. –  Henry Jun 22 '12 at 0:39

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