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Lets play a word game...

Jim Yingst
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So I've been watching people create these random new words, seemingly with no regard to the original rules of the thread: "change any letter of it, dont add any and it should still be a proper word." I understood that to mean change just one letter, leaving the others in place. I really can't tell what rules others here are using - are there any?


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Paul Clapham
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People don't seem to be following a rule that the letters in the new word must be in the same order as in the old word. Thus "rats" could be changed to "rate" if you did follow that rule, but it could be changed to "tear" if you didn't.

I think that rule was sort of implied by the original statement, but it's hard to say. In my opinion the game isn't very interesting if you can anagram all the time.
Sue Meng
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Thread 1: foot -> toil
Thread 2: silt -> tool


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Tak Ming Laio
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Originally posted by Sue Meng:
Thread 1: foot -> toil
Thread 2: silt -> tool


Thread 1: foot -> tool -> toil (by Sue Meng) -> tail
Thread 2: silt -> toil -> tool (by Sue Meng) -> pool
Sunjeev Shetty
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Thread one: tall
thread two: solo
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Thread 1: foot -> tool -> toil (by Sue Meng) -> tail
Thread 2: silt -> toil -> tool (by Sue Meng) -> pool



Thread 1: Late
Thread 2: Loot


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Satchit Anand
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
I understood that to mean change just one letter, leaving the others in place.


I thought the rule was implied too but then as long as you don't anagram, it can be fun too.

BUT....[where's the drum roll icon]
I propose a new thread for the likes of Jim and Paul . So, folks, here's Thread 3( where the order of letters don't change)
I hope the Ritika Saxena won't mind. (As a concession, the first word will be the one you suggested)

So, here goes,

Thread 1: Late -> BEAT
Thread 2: Loot -> BOOT
Thread 3( change one letter, order of letters remains same, must be still a valid word): LUCK (Sorry, David )

[ September 14, 2006: Message edited by: Satchit Anand ]
[ September 14, 2006: Message edited by: Satchit Anand ]
Jim Yingst
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Well, about 3/4 of the posts here seem to have been obeying the original rules. Even the original poster seemed to obey them, up until near the end of the first page when rationality was abandoned for some reason. It looks like people abandon the original rules when they simply can't think of a solution that obeys those rules. (Which is sad, really, since in all cases I've seen, legal alternatives did exist.) And if anyone can explain foot -> toil, or silt -> tool, that would be a nice trick. I give up; this thread is even more meaningless than Word Association. Congratulations. :roll:
[ September 14, 2006: Message edited by: Jim Yingst ]
Satchit Anand
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Originally posted by Jim Yingst:
Well, about 3/4 of the posts here seem to have been obeying the original rules. ... I give up; this thread is even more meaningless than Word Association. Congratulations.


Hiya, Sheriff, Its not as bad as it looks. You admitted that 3/4 have been obeying the rules. So, there's still hope.
And look, threads 1 and 2 look like they are headed for a merger. So, hopefully , there will be lesser confusion.
So, Mr. Sheriff, Sir, give 'em old cowpokes another chance.
Sunjeev Shetty
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Thread one bear
thread two soot
Ben Souther
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Originally posted by Ajay Mathew:
soil


toil


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Tak Ming Laio
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And if anyone can explain foot -> toil, or silt -> tool, that would be a nice trick.


My previous post explained that, please go and see.
Tak Ming Laio
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Originally posted by Satchit Anand:
Thread 1: Late -> BEAT
Thread 2: Loot -> BOOT
Thread 3( change one letter, order of letters remains same, must be still a valid word): LUCK


Thread 1: BEAT -> BOAT
Thread 2: BOOT -> BOOK
Thread 3: LUCK -> LOCK
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Originally posted by Tak Ming Laio:


Thread 1: BEAT -> BOAT
Thread 2: BOOT -> BOOK
Thread 3: LUCK -> LOCK


I have already posted lock earlier Don't repeat words
Tak Ming Laio
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Thread 1: BEAT -> BOAT
Thread 2: BOOT -> BOOK
Thread 3: LUCK -> BUCK
A Kumar
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Thread 1: BOAT -> COAT
Thread 2: BOOK -> COOK
Thread 3: BUCK -> BULK
Satchit Anand
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Originally posted by A Kumar:
Thread 1: BOAT -> COAT
Thread 2: BOOK -> COOK
Thread 3: BUCK -> BULK


Thread 1: BOAT -> COAT -> COAL
Thread 2: BOOK -> COOK -> COOL
Thread 3: BUCK -> BULK -> HULK

Anyone for merging Threads 1 and 2?
Tak Ming Laio
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Originally posted by Satchit Anand:


Thread 1: BOAT -> COAT -> COAL
Thread 2: BOOK -> COOK -> COOL
Thread 3: BUCK -> BULK -> HULK

Anyone for merging Threads 1 and 2?


New Thread 1: COIL (change letter order allowed)
New Thread 2: HULK -> BULK (change letter order NOT allowed)
Satchit Anand
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Originally posted by Tak Ming Laio:


New Thread 1: COIL (change letter order allowed)
New Thread 2: HULK -> BULK (change letter order NOT allowed)


New Thread 1(change letter order allowed): COIL -> LOCO
New Thread 2(change letter order NOT allowed): HULK/BULK -> SULK
Gail Mikels
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Thread 1: LOCO -> TOOL
Thread 2: SULK -> SILK


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Satchit Anand
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Thread 1: LOCO -> TOOL -> SOLO
Thread 2: SULK -> SILK -> SICK
Chetan Parekh
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Originally posted by Satchit Anand:
Thread 1: LOCO -> TOOL -> SOLO
Thread 2: SULK -> SILK -> SICK


Thread 1: SOLO -> POOL
Thread 2: SICK -> SINK


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Satchit Anand
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Thread 1: SOLO -> POOL -> OPAL
Thread 2: SICK -> SINK -> MINK
Tak Ming Laio
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Thread 1: SOLO -> POOL -> OPAL -> PALE
Thread 2: SICK -> SINK -> MINK -> MINT
Satchit Anand
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Thread 1: SOLO -> POOL -> OPAL -> PALE -> PEEL
Thread 2: SICK -> SINK -> MINK -> MINT -> MINE
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Originally posted by Satchit Anand:
Thread 1: SOLO -> POOL -> OPAL -> PALE -> PEEL
Thread 2: SICK -> SINK -> MINK -> MINT -> MINE


PEEK
WINE
Satchit Anand
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Thread 1: PALE -> PEEL -> PEEK -> EPEE
Thread 2: MINT -> MINE -> WINE -> WIND
Tak Ming Laio
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Thread 1: PALE -> PEEL -> PEEK -> EPEE -> PEEL
Thread 2: MINT -> MINE -> WINE -> WIND -> WING
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Thread 1: PALE -> PEEL -> PEEK -> EPEE -> PEEL -> REEL
Thread 2: MINT -> MINE -> WINE -> WIND -> WING -> RING
Satchit Anand
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Thread 1: EPEE -> PEEL -> REEL -> LORE
Thread 2: WIND -> WING -> RING -> RANG
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Thread 1: EPEE -> PEEL -> REEL -> LORE -> RODE
Thread 2: WIND -> WING -> RING -> RANG -> GANG
Satchit Anand
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Thread 1: EPEE -> PEEL -> REEL -> LORE -> RODE -> DOSE
Thread 2: WIND -> WING -> RING -> RANG -> GANG -> GONG
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Thread 1: RODE -> DOSE -> ROSE
Thread 2: GANG -> GONG -> GONE
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Thread 1: RODE -> DOSE -> ROSE -> NOSE
Thread 2: GANG -> GONG -> GONE -> NOSE
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Originally posted by Sunil Kumar Gupta:
Thread 1: RODE -> DOSE -> ROSE -> NOSE
Thread 2: GANG -> GONG -> GONE -> NOSE



Now thread has been merged.


NOSE -> SOLE
Satchit Anand
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Whoa! there!! not so fast!!
...deep breath...and exhale...

OK, I guess you got a little wee bit carried away!
These two threads CANNOT be merged since they follow different rules:

Thread 1(change letter order allowed):
Thread 2(change letter order NOT allowed):

Therefore, GONE-> NOSE is invalid since it changes the letter order.
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Oops...

Thread 1: RODE -> DOSE -> ROSE -> NOSE
Thread 2: GANG -> GONG -> GONE -> BONE
Satchit Anand
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Thread 1: RODE -> DOSE -> ROSE -> NOSE -> NEON
Thread 2: GANG -> GONG -> GONE -> BONE -> BOND
Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Thread 1: RODE -> DOSE -> ROSE -> NOSE -> NEON -> NODE
Thread 2: GANG -> GONG -> GONE -> BONE -> BOND -> BIND
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who started this multi-threading???
 
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