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Words in Common 2 (Posted on 2003-08-08) Difficulty: 3 of 5
What do the following words have in common?

nail, snug, leper, sinew, differ, latches, signified

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re(2): Guess?--Other words like this and a probability problem | Comment 3 of 6 |
(In reply to re: Guess?--Other words like this and a probability problem by Charlie)

Actually using a consistent word list, the fraction of the 74780 "more common" words that have the switched values also on the more-common list comes out to 376/74780, or about 1 in 199, making the probability of all 7 being accidentally of this type less than 1 in 10^16.

bad, dab, bed, deb, cod, doc, brad, drab, bud, dub, are, era, ate, eta, bag, gab, bog, gob, dog, god, brag, grab, drag, grad, gal, lag, deal, lead, del, led, eel, lee, keel, leek, gel, leg, dispel, lisped, foal, loaf, dowel, lowed, duffel, luffed, dam, mad, gam, mag, deem, meed, gem, meg, dim, mid, doom, mood, gum, mug, ban, nab, lain, nail, darn, nard, ben, neb, bin, nib, don, nod, hon, noh, mon, nom, morn, norm, bun, nub, bro, orb, lap, pal, nap, pan, leap, peal, keep, peek, nip, pin, lop, pol, hoop, pooh, loop, pool, grip, prig, drop, prod, dafter, rafted, gar, rag, dagger, ragged, lair, rail, dallier, rallied, mar, ram, danger, ranged, danker, ranked, par, rap, dapper, rapped, lascar, rascal, dater, rated, dear, read, pear, reap, dearer, reared, debater, rebated, decanter, recanted, deceiver, received, declaimer, reclaimed, decliner, reclined, decomposer, recomposed, deer, reed, leer, reel, deferrer, referred, defiler, refiled, definer, refined, deflower, reflowed, degrader, regraded, delayer, relayed, deliver, relived, demander, remanded, denouncer, renounced, per, rep, leper, repel, deposer, reposed, designer, resigned, lever, revel, deviser, revised, liar, rial, dicer, riced, differ, riffed, digger, rigged, dimmer, rimmed, dipper, ripped, diver, rived, door, rood, moor, room, doper, roped, dotter, rotted, dower, rowed, bur, rub, dubber, rubbed, duffer, ruffed, duster, rusted, gas, sag, rages, sager, dais, said, pas, sap, latches, satchel, eats, sate, dates, sated, raves, saver, recedes, seceder, rectos, sector, deduces, seduced, reduces, seducer, dens, send, reveres, severer, news, sewn, khans, shank, rheas, shear, dignifies, signified, oils, silo, gins, sing, dingles, singled, pis, sip, glans, slang, plums, slump, emits, smite, gnus, snug, robes, sober, dos, sod, doles, soled, nos, son, hoots, sooth, hops, soph, douses, soused, epics, spice, bus, sub, dues, sued, rues, suer, guns, sung, pus, sup, furs, surf, dwindles, swindled, bat, tab, racket, tacker, mat, tam, oat, tao, pat, tap, rat, tar, meat, team, seat, teas, meet, teem, let, tel, net, ten, dent, tend, sent, tens, shut, thus, diet, tied, lilt, till, nit, tin, ringlet, tingler, pit, tip, got, tog, dolt, told, mot, tom, not, ton, loot, tool, pot, top, sought, toughs, rout, tour, grit, trig, eruct, truce, but, tub, gut, tug, aunt, tuna, raw, war, saw, was, dew, wed, thaw, what, sinew, wines, now, won, may, yam, pay, yap, nary, yarn, way, yaw, boy, yob.
  Posted by Charlie on 2003-08-08 13:57:48

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