Oxford Anagram Finder

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Oxford Anagram Finder

Post by Noel Mc » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:01 am

Someone in work gave me a copy of the above mentioned anagram book, published by Oxford in 1999. Anyone have any idea of its validity?

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Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Post by L'oisleatch McGraw » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:53 pm

Just guessing... that it's pretty good? The English language hasn't changed too drastically since then, and Oxford are C4C's favourites.
However, the regular updates... words added, word removed... will not be accounted for.

There was a particularly far reaching update in 2015 that the Apto-community are still reeling from. It was a bit of a game changer (literally)
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Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:57 pm

What is it? Just a list of anagrams? If anything, more new words have been added than have been removed so there probably won't be many dodgy words.

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Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:58 pm

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:53 pm
The English language hasn't changed too drastically since then, and Oxford are C4C's favourites
COD9 (the dictionary Countdown was using in 1999) contained about a third as many words as the present electronic edition, so (assuming Noel was asking about it's validity as a Countdown training/adjudication tool) it's probably quite useless.

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Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Post by Noel Mc » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:54 am

It's got 9 chapters, unimaginatively titled 'Four Words' through to 'Twelve Words'.

Each chapter is basically just a list of words arranged in alphabetical order (once they themselves have been rearranged.

Four Words starts with:

AAAB - ABBA BABA
AABC - CABA
AABD - BAA'D
AABG - AGBA

Not gonna lie, it's a pretty boring read

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Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Post by Noel Mc » Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:55 am

Could be useful to learn some words (obviously not check them)

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Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Post by Jon Corby » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:08 am

"Four Words" through to "Twelve Words" seem like odd choices for the chapter names too.

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Re: Oxford Anagram Finder

Post by Noel Mc » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:54 am

Well spotted!
Replace Words with Letters.

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