If a word conforms to a special rule I call it a First Order Word™

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

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?


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

  • 5
    $\begingroup$ TYPEWRITER vs COMPUTER should be one. $\endgroup$ – William Nathanael Jul 31 '17 at 10:54
  • $\begingroup$ That's a good one @William Nathanael $\endgroup$ – bolt997 Jul 31 '17 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ No Third Order words are allowed :( $\endgroup$ – Totumus Maximus Jul 31 '17 at 12:05
  • $\begingroup$ TYPEWRITER is the longest first row word possible, probably would have have instantly given the puzzle away. $\endgroup$ – Brisingr Aug 1 '17 at 13:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Brisingr How about POWERTRIPPER? $\endgroup$ – Mordechai Aug 3 '17 at 4:45

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



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