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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:16 pm 
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If you go to www.wordsmith.com, you can put in any word, name or combination of words and get an anagram for it. Plus they have some awesome anagrams already printed out on the site.


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Sorry... it's www.wordsmith.org


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Visit the sie below and see the real Words...

http://www.wordcount.org/main.php :)

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Wow! That word count thing was amazing!

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back in high school my friends found this thing and it mentioned the word "lexiophile," a lover of words. they gave it to me knowing how much i liked writing and stuff, and diagnosed me with having "lexiophilia." later on a friend was talking about ridolin (sp?) and was talking too fast and instead said "literin" which someone else said sounded like a medicine i should take for my "lexiophilia." it was funny at the time, but i bet you guys don't care.

anyway, i think y'all should take your literin :wink:

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Pull the Wool Over His Eyes

"This phrase, meaning to deceive, has a quite straightforward explanation, but one that is not readily apparent today. The wool refers to a powdered wig. To pull the wool down over a man's eyes is to temporarily blind him. The phrase is an Americanism, dating to at least 1839."

http://www.wordorigins.org/wordorp.htm#pullwool

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ginger_ninja wrote:
the longest palindrome in sentence (excusing punctuation) form i know is:
drat saddam, a mad dastard


Very good, but I think I can beat it:

T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating, is sad; I'd assign it a name - gnat dirt upset on drab pot toilet.

Not only a palindrome but a valid literary criticism. Sorry to all you T S Eliot fans.


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This thread's fascinating - let's keep it going. Which word, listed in the Oxford English Dictionary and most other very big dictionaries, contains the same vowel nine times? Which English words are only one syllable long but contain nine letters?
And ten letters? (Much harder, but it can be done).

Answers in a few days.


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How about strengths? or scratched?

But gee, I can't wait to hear the word with nine of the same vowel...I just can't think of one...

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10 letter word, one syllable long: scraunched

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Quiet Englishman wrote:
"Rhythm" is the longest English word without a vowel.


Ah, but this depends on where you're schooled. I can't remember which place taught it which way, but I was schooled in the south and the midwest. (of USA) In one place they teach you that "y" is a vowel, and in the other place they teach you it is not.

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Good point Halliberry. Y is both a vowel and a consonant, and in the word "rhythm", it is clearly a vowel.

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Here are a few questions to make you think.

-If a word is misspelled in the dictionary, how would we ever know?

-If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

-Why does "slow down" and "slow up" mean the same thing?

-Why does "fat chance" and "slim chance" mean the same thing?

-Why do "tug" boats push their barges?

-Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there?

-Why are they called "stands" when they are made for sitting?

-Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?

-Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

-Why are a "wise man" and a "wise guy" opposites?

-Why do "overlook" and "oversee" mean opposite things?

-Why is "phonics" not spelled the way it sounds?

-Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in a suitcase?

-How come abbreviated is such a long word?

-Why do they call it a TV set when you only have one?

-Why is bra singular and panties plural? (Does anyone catch the meaning of this one?)

Here are a few more not relating to the meaning of "words" so much..

-Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?

-Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?

-If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

-If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?

-Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?

-Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

-Is it good if a vacuum really sucks?

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I loved those Halliberry! :lol:

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Thank you! :D

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