All about flooble | fun stuff | Get a free chatterbox | Free JavaScript | Avatars    
perplexus dot info

Home > General > Word Problems
A = B = AB (Posted on 2004-02-10) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Oleomargarine is what margarine was originally called, sometimes shortened to 'oleo'. This makes it one of a select few: words which can be broken into two words, so that each of the two and the original word are synonymous. That is: oleomargarine = oleo = margarine. Can you find another two English words that share this property?

See The Solution Submitted by pleasance    
Rating: 3.5000 (6 votes)

Comments: ( Back to comment list | You must be logged in to post comments.)
Some Thoughts one idea | Comment 1 of 28
One word that came to mind was "sunshine". It could be considered synonymous with both "sun" and "shine", although "shine" usually means something else. This doesn't work as well for me as the word "sunlight".
For example:

I am going outside in the sun.
I am going outside in the light.
I am going outside in the sunlight.

These seem like synonymous sentences. I look forward to seeing some other answers to this.

Edited on February 10, 2004, 9:44 pm
Edited on February 10, 2004, 9:44 pm
  Posted by Eric on 2004-02-10 21:38:44
Please log in:
Login:
Password:
Remember me:
Sign up! | Forgot password


Search:
Search body:
Forums (0)
Newest Problems
Random Problem
FAQ | About This Site
Site Statistics
New Comments (11)
Unsolved Problems
Top Rated Problems
This month's top
Most Commented On

Chatterbox:
Copyright © 2002 - 2017 by Animus Pactum Consulting. All rights reserved. Privacy Information