2.28.2006

Word Game

How many words (3 letters or more) can you derive from the word:

HEXAGONAL



Answer key (words in bold were not suggested by readers):

aeon, age, ago, agonal, agone, ala, alae, ale, alga, algae, aloe, aloha, alone, along, ana, anal, analog, angel, angle, anlage, anoa, anole, axe, axle, axon, axonal, axone, ego, elan, eon, gage, gal, gala, galax, gale, galena, gaol, gean, gel, glean, glen, goal, gone, hag, hale, halo, halogen, hang, heal, hen, hex, hexagon, hexagonal, hoax, hoe, hog, hogan, hole, hone, lag, lagan, lane, lax, lea, lean, leg, leno, loan, log, logan, loge, lone, long, lox, nag, noel, nog, ogle, one, oxen

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17 Comments:

Blogger ficagnora said...

i'm ficagnora.
come in my world

magic italian world

22/2/06 16:03  
Blogger k_sra said...

Hi, ficagnora. I think you mistake the purpose of this simple exercise. I didn't want you to write a pickup line, I just wanted you to derive as many words as you could from 'hexigonal.' Of course, if your pickup line uses only the letters in the word hexigonal, I suppose I would consider that a feat in and of itself!

And we already have a magic World. I'm not sure he's Italian... World, are you italian?

22/2/06 16:06  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

Shouldn't that be "hexagonal"?

22/2/06 16:09  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

Oh, to answer your question: Lots. The longest ones are "hexagon" and "halogen".

And the closest thing to a pickup line I could come up with was "Ah, I ogle."

Can you tell that I'm having trouble focusing on my work?

22/2/06 16:24  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

[k] I am, indeed, predominantly Italian. Of course, in the fashion of a true American mutt, "predominantly" translates roughly as a quarter.

gone
logan
noel
lone
heal
hen
hang
hag

22/2/06 16:25  
Blogger k_sra said...

Oh darn. That'll teach me to spell check! (sheepish grin) Maybe that's what figaro was trying to tell me... in so many words.

22/2/06 16:25  
Blogger k_sra said...

AHA! See, fig? We already got a magic italian world. Of course, there's always room for one more, so feel free to join us in ours.

22/2/06 16:27  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

Oh, sure. Change it on me. Now I have to come up with another pickup line.

22/2/06 16:27  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

O, gal hen

May not be the best pickup line ever...

22/2/06 16:44  
Blogger honestus said...

two more: 'loan' and 'axe'

22/2/06 18:38  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

lox
ago
age
gage
gale
ego
anal

22/2/06 18:55  
Blogger dabuheebly said...

"kugxtq" is the Hopi word for the Navajo word for "hogan." But it depends on where you live, because the Hopi don't use "kugxtq" for a structure where healthy, normal people live.

24/2/06 10:14  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

//(words in bold were not suggested by readers)//

Hey! I suggested hexagon and halogen.

28/2/06 18:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Goan

1/3/06 15:16  
Blogger dag said...

Ax on he G

1/3/06 18:02  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

Oh, we're doing anagrams now, are we?

1/3/06 20:12  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angola

2/3/06 00:27  

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