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 Post subject: Antonyms and Synonyms
PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:31 pm 
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1) How many pairs of synonyms can you find where one synonym occurs in order within the letters of the other? For example:

chocolate
municipality
masculine
deceased

I first saw this in a puzzle in GAMES magazine years ago; I remember there were at least six or so of them, but I don't remember them all. Hopefully we can come up with a ton, although knowing the traffic on this forum I'll get one post saying "That's interesting" and that'll be it. The answers were all elegant ones; don't post stupid ones like information, or hyphenate words to get more letters to use, or anything like that.

2) How many pairs of antonyms can you find where you can make one word into the other simply by adding one letter anywhere in the word? I've only found one instance so far:

Overt + c = Covert.

That can't be all of them. No trivial ones here either, please. For instance, the Greek suffix a- can be attached to tons of words with Greek roots to make opposites: theist + a = atheist, and so on.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:33 pm 
jeremiahsmith wrote:
I'll get one post saying "That's interesting"


That's ineteresting. :P


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 7:42 pm 
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DarthBaboon wrote:
jeremiahsmith wrote:
I'll get one post saying "That's interesting"


That's ineteresting. :P


You didn't even spell it right, you whore :(

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Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, grab es tief unten im Keller ein.
Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:03 am 
jeremiahsmith wrote:
DarthBaboon wrote:
jeremiahsmith wrote:
I'll get one post saying "That's interesting"


That's ineteresting. :P


You didn't even spell it right, you whore :(


Hehehehe...

[bugs] Aint I a stinka? [/bugs]


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:29 am 
Y'know... I've sat here for about 10 minutes and I can't think of any. However, my solution to the problem would be to find a thesaurus on the web and write a program to read in its datafile and search for said matches.

But that would be defeating the spirit of the game, I suspect. :P


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 2:16 am 
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Raif wrote:
Y'know... I've sat here for about 10 minutes and I can't think of any. However, my solution to the problem would be to find a thesaurus on the web and write a program to read in its datafile and search for said matches.

But that would be defeating the spirit of the game, I suspect. :P


I asked this on another forum. I got about ten answers for the second puzzle and dozens for the first within a day.

You guys suck ass.

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Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, grab es tief unten im Keller ein.
Später dann graben es andere aus, und nennen dein Haus das Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, leg auch ihre weißen Schädel hinein.
Mit Beton gießt du es aus, das Fundament vom Knochenhaus.
Scharr, scharr, verscharr das Gebein, da ist noch Platz, da paßt noch wer rein.
Hier tobte sich der Teufel aus, unten im Keller im Knochenhaus.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 3:54 pm 
Fine. You want some serious answers? Here's one

Falsified


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:30 pm 
okay heres one:
distressing


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:49 pm 
Not sure if this counts.

Lad + y = Lady


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:06 pm 
Masculate

Emasculate


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2004 5:09 am 
heres another one

anathematize


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