T9Word Challenge - 10/5/05
In light of yesterday's post about "Brian" being "Asian" in T9, I've received a slew of other suggestions about predictively-confused words. And of course, being a huge raging nerd, I uncovered a few more myself. Here's a sampling:

2-Letters Go
If
Up

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In
He
Us

3-Letters Jar
Ram
Low

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Lap
Pan
Joy

4-Letters Yard
Book
Soon

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Ware
Cool
Room

5-Letters Games

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Hands

6-Letters Bikini

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Biking

7-Letters Ringing

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Singing

Obviously, the more letters, the harder it is to do.

So here's the challenge - what's the longest pair of T9-identical words you can come up with? This challenge has two sub-points:

A) What's the longest pair, period? So far the record is "Ringing/Siinging". No proper names, please - otherwise I think there's a bar called the "Yardhouse" that would win with its T9 match to "Warehouse".

B) Since "Ringing/Singing" is obviously very cheap (so is "Biking/Bikini" for that matter, although I like the way the two go together), the other part of the challenge is to come up with the longest pair of T9-matching words that have a difference of at least three letters. For instance, "Games/Hands", which is currently the record.

Email me your answers! The winner will be proclaimed this month's Genius of the MonthTM.

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