Thursday, May 22, 2008

Anagrammity

Other

At least 9 different 3-letter words may be made from the letters in the word other:

  • the
  • hot
  • rot
  • her
  • hoe
  • toe
  • ore
  • rho (something to do with interest rates)
  • tre/ert (italian for "three" / estrogen replacement therapy) (yeah, its a stretch)
...but look! every possible 3 letter combination (excluding t,h,r because there is no vowel) may be made into a word of some sort. Neat, eh? Not that useful though...

2 comments:

Gretchen

May 22, 2008 at 10:58 PM

ret = soaking flax fibers before spinning them into linen thread

ort = german word for "place"

Just in case you care.

Malcolm

May 22, 2008 at 11:10 PM

well, rot is better because it's english, but ret is much better than tre or ert hahaha