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#35005 07/12/01 04:27 AM
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As did I, mainly because I was trying to think of some subtle way of working a reference in myself.

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wwh, in a private message that I'm confident he won't mind my revealing, admitted that he finds it difficult to think of words "back-end first." I seem to be ambi-verbal, i.e.. I can think of words either starting or ending with a particular sequence of letters fairly easily.

I'm wondering, do others find one way harder or easier? (Seems like poets might find the back-end route easier.)

What say you? And what shall we call these two newly-discerned classes of wordophile? (I just love categorizing.)



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Seems like poets might find the back-end route easier

What about actors, darling?

I, too, am ambi~whatever~you~said, though strangely dysfunctional at crossword type anagrams and so on.


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I definitely find it easier to supply a missing end than a missing beginning. If I'm doing a crossword and the beginning of a word is missing I have to laboriously try different possibilities working my way through the alphabet, but a missing end will be instantly retrieved from wherever I store these things.

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Seems like poets might find the back-end route easier

Mav's a poet, and he don't know it! Or is that archie's gig?.... And a touch of the thespian, to boot?

-eric words

America.
And isn't tumeric a spice?





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Chimeric
: relating to, derived from, or being a genetic chimera or its genetic material <a chimeric cat> <chimeric genes>


etheric
hysteric (noun)

-Cameron Bobro


#35011 08/11/01 10:15 PM
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ceric

: of, relating to, or containing cerium especially with a valence of four

polymeric and of course generic...

I guess this thread must be a continuation of an earlier thread, surely these were mentioned! Sorry if that's the case, but I'm having fun.

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*And what shall we call these two newly-discerned classes of wordophile?*

I'd like to recommend ambi-verbal, ventro-verbal and dorso-verbal.


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