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Postby doogles on December 11th, 2018, 2:50 am 

See if you can figure out what these seven words all have in common?

1. Banana
2. Dresser
3. Grammar
4. Potato
5. Revive
6. Uneven
7. Assess
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby doogles on December 11th, 2018, 2:51 am 

I COULDN'T
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby edy420 on December 11th, 2018, 4:44 am 

Two sets of multiple letters. Aa nn aa ss ot/to
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby BadgerJelly on December 11th, 2018, 6:17 am 

It’s got nothing to do with “grammar” really.

5 or 6 letter mirrors (all but ONE letter).

ANANA
EVIVE
OTATO
RESSER
SSESS
NEVEN

Is there some linguistic term for this I’ve never heard of? Some kind of subset of palindrome? (Semi-Palindromes?)
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby edy420 on December 11th, 2018, 6:56 am 

BadgerJelly » 11 Dec 2018, 23:17 wrote:It’s got nothing to do with “grammar” really.

5 or 6 letter mirrors (all but ONE letter).

ANANA
EVIVE
OTATO
RESSER
SSESS
NEVEN

Is there some linguistic term for this I’ve never heard of? Some kind of subset of palindrome? (Semi-Palindromes?)


Good spotting.

Amazam
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby TheVat on December 11th, 2018, 10:58 am 

Sun ever up on no pure Venus?
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby toucana on December 11th, 2018, 4:21 pm 

Satan oscillate my metallic sonatas

In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni - ("We enter the circle at night and are consumed by fire")
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby toucana on December 11th, 2018, 4:27 pm 

SATOR
AREPO
TENET
OPERA
ROTAS


("The sower Arepo holds with labour the wheels")
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby doogles on December 11th, 2018, 4:37 pm 

Several posters picked the principle involved, so I'd have to give them a tick.

If you place the first letter last, the word is the same in reverse.
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby TheVat on December 11th, 2018, 6:50 pm 

I tried to compose a palindrome that was in praise of your thread, but this was all I could manage...

Doogles, Roman, a morsel good.
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby Positor on December 11th, 2018, 10:28 pm 

Raw fog of war.

Mac's top nurses run pot scam.

He went on: "'Tis irony, Lyn, or is it? Not new, eh?"

No parts or clever Arsenal bar togs, eh? He's got Rab Lane's rare velcro strap on.

No jig? Let O'Hara tot retsina caps. Nurses run spa canister to Tara Hotel, Gijón.

Alas, senile Bert ate God's buns raw, live on camera. Rose to vote. So rare, Mac. No evil war snubs do get at rebel Inés Sala.

Mus non sum. [I am not a mouse]
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby TheVat on December 12th, 2018, 1:42 pm 

Did I face decaf? I did.
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby -1- on December 13th, 2018, 12:19 am 

Either of my male forefathers, two generations up, slowly taking off his clothes in front of his wife.
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby -1- on December 13th, 2018, 12:29 am 

doogles » December 11th, 2018, 2:50 am wrote:See if you can figure out what these seven words all have in common?

1. Banana
2. Dresser
3. Grammar
4. Potato
5. Revive
6. Uneven
7. Assess

They all comprise letters.

They all start with a capital.

They all have both consonants and vowels.

They all have meaning.

They all are themselves.

They all are learned by each human separately.

(I admit my solutions are not exciting, extraordinary or brilliant; in fact, I am the first to admit they are boring, trivial and unimpressive; but they are all unassailably true.)
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby TheVat on December 13th, 2018, 9:12 pm 

Positor » December 11th, 2018, 7:28 pm wrote:
Mac's top nurses run pot scam....


E-gap fo' pot rot is opposition? No, it is OP, Positor (top of page).
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby toucana on December 14th, 2018, 9:54 am 

An interesting 'near palindrome' that only works correctly when written in Greek.
Νίψον ἀνομήματα, μὴ μόναν ὄψιν - (Wash the sins, not only the face).

Attributed to St. Gregory of Nazianzus. This palindromic Greek inscription was originally found on a baptismal font outside Hagia Sophia in Constantinople. The palindrome only works in the Greek alphabet because of the ψ Psi character.
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby -1- on December 14th, 2018, 9:59 am 

I just had my sins washed. Now they are in the dryer, before I put them back on.

Sins look good on me.
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby -1- on December 14th, 2018, 10:11 am 

I looked through my list of fonts in Word, and could not find the Baptismal Font.
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby toucana on December 14th, 2018, 2:10 pm 

Windows PC users tend to have that sort of problem..
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Re: GRAMMAR TEASER

Postby TheVat on December 14th, 2018, 4:16 pm 

Apple hot, my Grammar God? Do grammar gym to help Pa.

Note to grammarian AI: ram Margot Eton.
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