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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?

  Submitted by pleasance    
Rating: 3.5000 (6 votes)
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My original two answers were:

taxicab = taxi = cab;

pussycat = pussy = cat.

Of the many suggestions, I think bathtub and quagmire are very good. Manservant is strecthing it just a bit...

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionA and BMath Man2013-11-22 11:27:13
even (a couple) more answersDej Mar2012-05-02 14:19:35
some more answersK Sengupta2007-04-14 13:24:08
Solutionpuzzle solutionK Sengupta2007-04-14 13:20:03
re(2): Out of all the responses so far ......Penny2004-02-13 12:20:33
re(2): Out of all the responses so far ......Penny2004-02-12 20:58:37
re: Out of all the responses so far ......Brian Wainscott2004-02-12 16:42:53
Out of all the responses so far ......Brian Smith2004-02-12 09:07:34
Solutionre(4): Huh?? (re: Two more)fwaff2004-02-12 06:07:53
Solutionre(6): Huh?? (re: Two more)======> SKAdy TZIDON2004-02-11 21:26:22
re(5): Huh?? (re: Two more)SilverKnight2004-02-11 16:29:14
re(4): Huh?? (re: Two more) servAntAdy TZIDON2004-02-11 16:10:21
re(3): Huh?? (re: Two more)SilverKnight2004-02-11 14:37:16
re(2): Huh?? (re: Two more)TomM2004-02-11 14:20:53
re: Castle of GreyskullPenny2004-02-11 14:18:57
re: Castle of GreyskullMarcAllen2004-02-11 14:16:26
Castle of GreyskullMarcAllen2004-02-11 14:14:34
anotherHappy2004-02-11 14:08:10
re: Huh?? (re: Two more)SilverKnight2004-02-11 12:31:10
Huh?? (re: Two more)Sam2004-02-11 12:08:10
SolutionAlso there is....Penny2004-02-11 08:12:32
re(2): simpleSilverKnight2004-02-11 07:58:40
SolutionThree morePenny2004-02-11 07:36:16
SolutionMore possibilitiesPenny2004-02-11 07:05:05
SolutionTwo morePenny2004-02-11 06:02:21
re: simpleSam2004-02-11 00:28:48
simplepaul2004-02-10 21:59:17
Some Thoughtsone ideaEric2004-02-10 21:38:44
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