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  October 2021


In the Math Corner of my October Diary I departed from math for a change (with Martin Gardner as precedent) and posed a wordplay exercise.

Wordplay Exercise

Write something intelligible using only those letters of the alphabet that, in their capital forms, contain a curved portion. In other words, use only the letters B, C, D, G, J, O, P, Q, R, S, and U.

I confessed I had not myself got much beyond low nonsense like DO BOGUS GODS JOG, POOR JOB?


•  Solution

Hoo-ee, do people like wordplay or not? This one got a much bigger reader response than the average brainteaser.

Here are the responses that came closest to making sense, organized in sub-categories.