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Some Silliness with State Abbreviations [Jan. 3rd, 2007|11:33 am]
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Reposted from my personal journal:

Just on a lark, I decided to see how many English words I could make using only two-letter State abbreviations. This is what I cam up with:

COAL (Colorado+Alabama)
DEAL (Delaware+Alabama)
MEAL (Maine+Alabama)
ALMS (Alabama+Mississippi)
ORAL (Oregon+Alabama)
FLAK (Florida+Alaska)
AKIN (Alaska+Indiana)
ARCADE (Arkansas+California+Delaware)
DEAR (Delaware+Arkansas)
ARID (Arkansas+Idaho)
ARIA (Arkansas+Iowa)
ARKS (Arkansas+Kansas)
ARMS (Arkansas+Mississippi)
NEAR (Nebraska+Arkansas)
SCAR (South Carolina+Arkansas)
CACA (California+California)
COCA (Colorado+California)
CAME (California+Maine)
CAMS (California+Mississippi)
CANE (California+Nebraska)
ORCA (Oregon+California)
COCO (Colorado+Colorado)
CODE (Colorado+Delaware)
COIN (Colorado+Indiana)
COLA (Colorado+Louisianna)
COME (Colorado+Maine)
INCOME (Indiana+Colorado+Maine)
COMA (Colorado+Massachusets)
COMS (Colorado+Mississippi)
CONE (Colorado+Nebraska)
CONCORDE (Colorado+North Carolina+Oregon+Delaware)
CONDOR (Colorado+North Dakota+Oregon)
COOK (Colorado+Oklahoma)
NECTAR (Nebraska+Connecticut+Arkansas)
PACT (Pennsylvania+Connecticut)
HIDE (Hawaii+Delaware)
INVADE (Indiana+Virginia+Delaware)
LADE (Louisianna+Delaware)
MADE (Massachusets+Delaware)
DEMS (Delaware+Mississippi)
DEMO (Delaware+Missouri)
MODE (Missouri+Delaware)
DENY (Delaware+New York)
RIDE (Rhode Island+Delaware)
DERIDE (Delaware+Rhode Island+Delaware)
WADE (Washington+Delaware)
WIDE (Wisconsin+Delaware)
FLORID (Florida+Oregon+Idaho)
FLORIN (Florida+Oregon+Indiana)
GAGA (Georgia+Georgia)
GAIN (Georgia+Indiana)
GAIA (Georgia+Iowa)
GALA (Georgia+Louisianna)
GAME (Georgia+Maine)
MEGA (Maine+Georgia)
GAMS (Georgia+Mississippi)
HIND (Hawaii+North Dakota)
LAID (Louisianna+Idaho)
MAID (Massachusets+Idaho)
PAID (Pennsylvania+Idaho)
ILKS (Illinois+Kansas)
MAIL (Massachusets+Illinois)
PAIL (Pennsylvania+Illinois)
WAIL (Washington+Illinois)
INKS (Indiana+Kansas)
INKY (Indiana+Kentucky)
LAIN (Louisianna+Indinana)
MEIN (Maine+Indiana)
MAIN (Massachusets+Indiana)
PAIN (Pennsylvania+Indiana)
VAIN (Virginia+Indiana)
ORKS (Oregon+Kansas)
LAME (Louisianna+Maine)
LANE (Louisianna+Nebraska)
LAND (Louisianna+North Dakota)
LAVA (Louisianna+Virginia)
MEME (Maine+Maine)
MIME (Michigan+Maine)
MEMO (Maine+Missouri)
MEND (Maine+North Dakota)
RIME (Rhode Island+Maine)
MESCALIN (Maine+South Carolina+Alabama+Indiana)
MAMA (Massachusets+Massachusets)
MANE (Massachusets+Nebraska)
MANY (Massachusets+New York)
MINE (Michigan+Nebraska)
MIND (Michigan+North Dakota)
MOMS (Missouri+Mississippi)
OHMS (Ohio+Mississippi)
RIMS (Rhode Island+Mississippi)
MOOK (Missouri+Oklahoma)
MOOR (Missouri+Oregon)
MOSC (Missouri+South Carolina)
PANE (Pennsylvania+Nebraska)
VANE (Virginia+Nebraska)
WANE (Washington+Nebraska)
WINE (Wisconsin+Nebraska)
WAND (Washington+North Dakota)
WIND (Wisconsin+North Dakota)
SCUT (South Carolina+Utah)

As you can see, the vast majority of them are four letter words, but I managed to get some sixes and even a couple of eights. How many can you make that aren't on this list?
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