The Generation Game

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Word Ways, Vol: 39, Issue: 2, Page: 7

Publication Year:
2006
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https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol39/iss2/7
Author(s):
Thorpe, Susan
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Linguistic
article description
The families below are all single parent families with a difference. The parent has never had a partner. All the offspring are produced asexually. The offspring in a particular generation are all the same length (letterwise). The letters are each assigned their alphabetical values (a=1, b=2, etc). Unreferenced words can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary, Second Edition, Locations, identified by country, are taken from The United States Board on Geographic Names.