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Just How Many Words in "Merry Christmas"?

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posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 03:37 PM
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If you take the letters in the phrase "Merry Christmas" and make as many words as you can, how many would you be able to come up with?

My answer presently is 222. Except a few are acronyms, so I don't know if that counts. But subtract the acronyms and the names, I was able to find roughly 200. I'll list them if I can find the paper I wrote them down on.

Before I post my list of them I want to see who can come up with the most without using a dictionary.

So how many can you guys find?


Edit: 8 views and no replies. That's a pretty bad case of ignorance! But this is BTS, where we deny boredom, so it doesn't really count I guess.

[edit on 12/22/04 by diehard_democrat]




posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 07:19 PM
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You guys hate me. 17 views, no replies, come on you guys, this is so easy.

Here goes:


  1. merry
  2. christmas
  3. christ
  4. sit
  5. marry
  6. hit
  7. sam
  8. rat
  9. hat
  10. city
  11. mat
  12. tin
  13. mars
  14. rem
  15. ham
  16. him
  17. mhyrr
  18. tar
  19. chit
  20. tire
  21. sits
  22. mit
  23. terra
  24. heart
  25. tires
  26. mits
  27. tins
  28. hams
  29. rems
  30. hits
  31. rats
  32. hem
  33. stir
  34. stirs
  35. stem
  36. stems
  37. mist
  38. misty
  39. mister
  40. her
  41. his
  42. hers
  43. mast
  44. masts
  45. cart
  46. carts
  47. hairy
  48. set
  49. sets
  50. miss
  51. rich
  52. met
  53. cam
  54. cams
  55. stir
  56. stirs
  57. shimmy
  58. rim
  59. rims
  60. time
  61. star
  62. stars
  63. term
  64. rest
  65. rests
  66. Mr.
  67. Mrs.
  68. starry
  69. terms
  70. smite
  71. chest
  72. share
  73. tear
  74. hare
  75. tears
  76. hares
  77. hairs
  78. match
  79. myth
  80. myths
  81. sat
  82. s**t
  83. s**ts
  84. rhyme
  85. is
  86. scam
  87. shirt
  88. mess
  89. mass
  90. I
  91. a
  92. yeast
  93. cherry
  94. am
  95. mam
  96. a**
  97. harry
  98. cry
  99. year
  100. years
  101. sister
  102. cat
  103. cats
  104. scat
  105. scary
  106. smear
  107. master
  108. masters
  109. smears
  110. cast
  111. haste
  112. race
  113. races
  114. racer
  115. racers
  116. stare
  117. art
  118. mart
  119. scare
  120. rice
  121. rise
  122. riser
  123. rises
  124. sir
  125. stammer
  126. chart
  127. charter
  128. charts
  129. them
  130. they
  131. the
  132. are
  133. rare
  134. thy
  135. this
  136. sire
  137. sirs
  138. there
  139. char
  140. it
  141. as
  142. in
  143. tie
  144. mime
  145. as
  146. may
  147. my
  148. aye
  149. tie
  150. ties
  151. mare
  152. marsi
  153. mar
  154. hic
  155. mair
  156. maist
  157. mais
  158. maire
  159. maim
  160. maimer
  161. air
  162. seam
  163. meat
  164. team
  165. ray
  166. same
  167. tame
  168. came
  169. ate
  170. eat
  171. ace
  172. mate
  173. case
  174. acet
  175. acetic
  176. ache
  177. acme
  178. acr
  179. acre
  180. act
  181. emia
  182. aer
  183. aesir
  184. aery
  185. airy
  186. ait
  187. aitch



[edit on 12/22/04 by diehard_democrat]

Woohoo got it right! Now I just have to type the whole list... :shk:

[edit on 12/22/04 by diehard_democrat]



posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 07:32 PM
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I have a message from Santa by way of Donald Trump:

"You're fired."


I have a message from Santa to Dubya:

"Merry Christmas, My Mr Sh*t Scarer"

* = "i"


You see, d_d?



posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 07:35 PM
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187, ok, so not exactly 200, but close enough.



posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 07:45 PM
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Dude that must have taken forever!!!!!!



posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 08:41 PM
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Nah, like two hours, 2 1/2 tops. Plus a few of my friends got about 15 of them.



posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 09:31 PM
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English only?

Is it fair to use other languages?



posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 09:35 PM
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Well, I'm not anybody to make up the rules for this, but since the phrase is English, I suppose the words should be as well.

But if you can find some in other languages go right ahead, but it doesn't count toward the total number of English words.

Notice how the last 10 or so start with "a". That's because I was looking in a dictionary for words that worked. If somebody would be generous enough to look up some letters for me that would be wonderful. I'm going to cover b, c, and d by tomorrow myself.



posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 09:40 PM
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Dang! Only 186, I just noticed that 141 and 145 are the same.

I'll go edit it.

Edit: *realizes edit button disappears after some time* I hate this new edit feature. What's up with this new editing system anyway?

[edit on 12/22/04 by diehard_democrat]



posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 10:15 PM
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It appears to me that someone has WAYYYYY too much time on his hands!!!

heh, heh!

Good going! A considerable feat!

bravo!



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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One thing that I can see is that you do not have Hershy and shy



posted on Jun, 3 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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One thing that I can see is that you do not have Hershy and shy



posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 02:34 PM
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posted on Dec, 7 2008 @ 03:22 PM
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Well I got 500!!!!!


Read em and bow to my massive intellect



Okay... I may of cheated.

Edit: I feel a bit bad about ruining a good game (I'm useless at these sorts of games) So I have removed my extensive list of words and I hope I have not killed the OP's thread.

Peace and good will and all that!


[edit on 7/12/2008 by Now_Then]



posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 02:44 PM
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cool you just gave me answers to a forum contest



posted on Dec, 9 2008 @ 02:49 PM
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*bump* >>> people had better start playing this game.... cos I'm so tempted to break out 10 or 20 of my awnswers... TBH I only really know what about 20 of them actually mean



posted on Dec, 16 2008 @ 07:02 PM
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u did not get "hep" its in my dichanery



posted on Dec, 16 2008 @ 08:31 PM
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I found 'itch' but it takes ages to look through your list.

I don't think you've got that one.



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