Magazine article Word Ways

Colloquy

Magazine article Word Ways

Colloquy

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Longtime contributor DON HAUPTMAN writes: I am seeking a hard copy of the previous issue (May 2017). If you have one that you're willing to part with, please send me your asking price: donhauptman@nvc.rr.com.

ALAN FRANK wrote that he "found the Bilingual Palindromic Dictionary amazing. With regard to the eponyms list, Avogadro's number is more well-known than his hypothesis, and correct or standard renderings are Lot's wife, Planck's constant, Wheatstone bridge, and Zorro's mask. Personally, I find the eponyms more interesting than the mere possessions such as Banquo, Mary, and Zorro.

I also played around with the atomic formulas. Some of my results are in the attachment [below], which I did not think would survive native e-mail very well.

I came up with a few interesting atomic expressions. I started the first two by looking for elements with numbers divisible by 34 and 8 and the last one looking for one with a name ending with NIUM so that the sevens would cancel. …

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