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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it a Unbeecoming Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

Examples of Unbeecoming Words™

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

Unbeecoming Words™,Not Unbeecoming Words™
FASHION,STYLE
FORMULA,RECIPE
FUNKY,WEIRD
INFORM,EDUCATE
INFORMAL,CASUAL
JOURNALISM,REPORTING
LIQUOR,BEER
MASONRY,BRICKWORK
SAILOR,MIDSHIPMAN
SQUAWK,SQUEAL
SQUIRM,WIGGLE
UNFAIR,CRUEL
UNIFORMS,OUTFITS
URINAL,TOILET
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  • $\begingroup$ Should the right hand column be labelled "beecoming words"? :) $\endgroup$
    – IanF1
    Commented Nov 21, 2015 at 23:37
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    $\begingroup$ @IanF1 I did think about that but I already had the Beecumming puzzle in mind and didn't want to confuse them. $\endgroup$ Commented Nov 23, 2015 at 13:25

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The Unbeecoming words

don't include letters that are sounded with an ee when said: BCDEGPTVZ (bee, see, dee ...). Hence, unbeecoming.

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    $\begingroup$ I don't get it; you stylee your hair in the morning? $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 23, 2015 at 23:25
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    $\begingroup$ I like that there is no Z on either side of the list, to accommodate those who pronounce it either "zed" or "zee". $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 24, 2015 at 4:35
  • $\begingroup$ @user1717828 "T" is pronounced "tee", and "style" is spelled with a "T", thus it is not "unbeecoming" $\endgroup$
    – Doktor J
    Commented Aug 30, 2016 at 6:13
  • $\begingroup$ Eye Ass-Tea-Why-Ale-Ee my hair in the morning! $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 20, 2020 at 14:29

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