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 A = B = AB (Posted on 2004-02-10)
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) Solution: (Hide) 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...

 Subject Author Date A and B Math Man 2013-11-22 11:27:13 even (a couple) more answers Dej Mar 2012-05-02 14:19:35 some more answers K Sengupta 2007-04-14 13:24:08 puzzle solution K Sengupta 2007-04-14 13:20:03 re(2): Out of all the responses so far ...... Penny 2004-02-13 12:20:33 re(2): Out of all the responses so far ...... Penny 2004-02-12 20:58:37 re: Out of all the responses so far ...... Brian Wainscott 2004-02-12 16:42:53 Out of all the responses so far ...... Brian Smith 2004-02-12 09:07:34 re(4): Huh?? (re: Two more) fwaff 2004-02-12 06:07:53 re(6): Huh?? (re: Two more)======> SK Ady TZIDON 2004-02-11 21:26:22 re(5): Huh?? (re: Two more) SilverKnight 2004-02-11 16:29:14 re(4): Huh?? (re: Two more) servAnt Ady TZIDON 2004-02-11 16:10:21 re(3): Huh?? (re: Two more) SilverKnight 2004-02-11 14:37:16 re(2): Huh?? (re: Two more) TomM 2004-02-11 14:20:53 re: Castle of Greyskull Penny 2004-02-11 14:18:57 re: Castle of Greyskull MarcAllen 2004-02-11 14:16:26 Castle of Greyskull MarcAllen 2004-02-11 14:14:34 another Happy 2004-02-11 14:08:10 re: Huh?? (re: Two more) SilverKnight 2004-02-11 12:31:10 Huh?? (re: Two more) Sam 2004-02-11 12:08:10 Also there is.... Penny 2004-02-11 08:12:32 re(2): simple SilverKnight 2004-02-11 07:58:40 Three more Penny 2004-02-11 07:36:16 More possibilities Penny 2004-02-11 07:05:05 Two more Penny 2004-02-11 06:02:21 re: simple Sam 2004-02-11 00:28:48 simple paul 2004-02-10 21:59:17 one idea Eric 2004-02-10 21:38:44

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