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    I am a weakish speller

    1# - An anagram:

    I am a weakish speller

    Who's the fella?

    2#
    The words below begin and end with the same letters in the same order. ABRAcadABRA is such a word. Some are easy and the rest are easier.

    a)- - CI - -
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img]- - RI - -
    c)- - CA - -
    d)- - LU - -
    e)- - NU - -
    f)- - XI - -
    g)- - MA - -
    h)- - CO - -
    i)- - IT - -
    j)- - AT - -
    k)- - UR - -
    l)- - I - -
    m)- - L - -
    n)- - LIV - -
    o)- - SUL - -
    p)- - TRONO - -
    q)- - - X - - -
    r)- - - IZAT - - -
    s)- - - SIOGRA - - -
    t)- - - ICOAGUL - - -

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    Can you spot what's unusual about this poem?

    Mary had a little lamb,
    With fleece a pale white hue,
    And everywhere that Mary went
    The lamb kept her in view;
    To academe he went with her,
    Illegal, and quite rare;
    It made the children laugh and play
    To view a lamb in there.

    4#

    A simple rule allows each word to be processed to produce the answer? Find the rule and solve the unknowns(?)

    VEXATION=16
    CIVILITY=158
    COCCYX=310
    PIXEL=61
    BIKINI=3
    LLAMA=?
    DIMMED=?
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">William Shakespeare</span hide>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    <img src=/S/bullseye.gif border=0 alt=bullseye width=45 height=15>
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

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    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The poem, as I learned it, is "Mary has a little lamb/Its fleece is white as snow . . . . This version substitutes words that have no "s" in them.</span hide>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"><The poem, as I learned it, is "Mary has a little lamb/Its fleece is white as snow . . . . This version substitutes words that have no "s" in them.>

    Or even those words with an "s" in them!</span hide> But I know what you mean, and you are right!
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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    2/ You started off with the easy ones

    a/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">DE-ci-DE</span hide>
    b/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">DE-ri-DE</span hide>
    c/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">DE-ca-DE</span hide>
    d/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">DE-lu-DE</span hide>
    e/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">DE-nu-DE</span hide>
    h/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">DE-co-DE</span hide>
    n/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">EN-liv-EN</span hide>
    o/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">IN-sul-IN</span hide>
    s/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">PHY-siogra-PHY</span hide>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    Actually, Tony, I started with the easier ones. All correctly answered so far. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    A few more of the easier ones <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    g/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">TO-ma-TO</span hide>
    i/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ED-it-ED</span hide>
    j/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">OR-at-OR</span hide>
    r/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ION-izat-ION</span hide>
    t/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ANT-icoagul-ANT</span hide>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>
    <font color=blue><font face="Script MT Bold"><big>Rob</big></font face=script></font color=blue>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

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    k/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">CH-ur-CH</span hide>

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    LLAMA = <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">1100</span hide>
    DIMMED = <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">3001</span hide>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>
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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    Hi Rob,

    It appears you have unearthed a gap in my education, firstly some more answers:

    l/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ON-i-ON</span hide>
    m/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">SA-l-SA</span hide>
    p/ <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ME-trono-ME</span hide>

    The 2 remaining questions that have escaped me, 2f & 2q, both contain the letter X in the middle. I was clearly never taught any word with the letter X in the middle. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    I just hit on one looking at some function graphs:
    2f) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">ma-XI-ma</span hide>

    Scrounged for the other, but could only find a proper noun:
    2q) <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Man-X-man</span hide>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    I had so many X's going through my mind I was unable to find the words. <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

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    Re: I am a weakish speller

    Well done, Dennis and Tony. Alan provided the coup de grace.
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