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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Donation kirksey957
    Outkast
    10 Feb '07 20:56
    What do these four words have in common: banana, assess, bozzo, uneven?
  2. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    10 Feb '07 21:58
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    What do these four words have in common: banana, assess, bozzo, uneven?
    If you removed the first letter, they'd all be palindromes.
  3. Donation kirksey957
    Outkast
    11 Feb '07 00:24
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    If you removed the first letter, they'd all be palindromes.
    If you take off the first letter and put it at the end of the word, it spells the same word backwards. I'm not sure if that's what you were saying.
  4. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    11 Feb '07 01:47
    No, it never propagates if I set a gap or prevention.
  5. 11 Feb '07 01:47
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    If you take off the first letter and put it at the end of the word, it spells the same word backwards. I'm not sure if that's what you were saying.
    yeah, that's a palindrome...
    dude got it right
  6. 11 Feb '07 10:37
    a murder for a jar of red rum
  7. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    11 Feb '07 12:16
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    a murder for a jar of red rum
    Good, but drop the first a.
  8. 11 Feb '07 12:31
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Good, but drop the first a.
    ?? isn't this what this thread is about?
  9. Standard member XanthosNZ
    Cancerous Bus Crash
    11 Feb '07 12:50
    Originally posted by rubberjaw30
    yeah, that's a palindrome...
    dude got it right
    No it's not. A palindrome is spelt the same forwards as backwards. No letter shifting required.
  10. 11 Feb '07 17:27
    Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
    If you removed the first letter, they'd all be palindromes.
    but would cease to be real words (if bozzo is a word)
    Kirksey's answer still leaves you with a real word

    you could equally have said copy the first letter to the end, and they would all be palindromes
  11. Subscriber BigDoggProblem
    The Advanced Mind
    12 Feb '07 17:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by aging blitzer
    but would cease to be real words (if bozzo is a word)
    Kirksey's answer still leaves you with a real word

    you could equally have said copy the first letter to the end, and they would all be palindromes
    "bozzo" is not a word. Neither are the others after you move the first letter to the end.
  12. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    12 Feb '07 18:29
    A nut for a jar of tuna.
  13. 12 Feb '07 20:02
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    A nut for a jar of tuna.
    You still haven't got it: the four 'words' in the first post all consisted of a single letter followed by a palindrom, not just a palindrom.
  14. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    12 Feb '07 20:52
    Originally posted by Mephisto2
    You still haven't got it: the four 'words' in the first post all consisted of a single letter followed by a palindrom, not just a palindrom.
    Where are the palindromes? A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same forward or backward. Anana is not a word... ssess is not a word... ozzo is not a word... neven, I'm not sure about. I'll give you one out of four.
  15. 12 Feb '07 21:04
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Where are the palindromes? A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same forward or backward. Anana is not a word... ssess is not a word... ozzo is not a word... neven, I'm not sure about. I'll give you one out of four.
    that's why I pur 'word' between quotes. They still are letter palindroms, nevertheless.