Comments on: 25 Best Hangman Words http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/ News, views, and ideas from the front lines at Wolfram Research. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:40:37 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Hang Man http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-125930 Hang Man Sat, 03 Jun 2017 03:21:03 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-125930 My favorite word to use in hangman is "Rhythm". Ewe, faux, xylophone, stethoscope, yolk, nymph, lynx, hymn, text, and hypotenuse are also good words. My favorite word to use in hangman is “Rhythm”.
Ewe, faux, xylophone, stethoscope, yolk, nymph, lynx, hymn, text, and hypotenuse are also good words.

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By: Math solver http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-124168 Math solver Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:52:54 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-124168 Great blog you have here.. It's difficult to find high quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate people like you! Take care!! Great blog you have here.. It’s difficult to find high quality writing like yours nowadays.
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By: Bill Smith http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-88849 Bill Smith Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:25:51 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-88849 What is the hardest sport related word to guess? What is the hardest sport related word to guess?

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By: hhhguir http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-85286 hhhguir Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:27:32 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-85286 Spelled it wrong. Zyzzyzus. Spelled it wrong. Zyzzyzus.

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By: hhhguir http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-85282 hhhguir Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:25:55 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-85282 Zzyzzyzus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyzzyzus Zzyzzyzus. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zyzzyzus

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By: David Rutter http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-66832 David Rutter Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:44:05 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-66832 The reason picking a likely letter is best here is that you don't just get a "yes or no" answer back from the word chooser; you get the location of every occurrence of that letter. You can use this information to eliminate quite a number of options. So maybe, building on your idea, a "most successful" deterministic algorithm might be to choose a letter that is fairly common, yet also tends to appear uniformly throughout each of the words it appears in, so that it's pretty much guaranteed to eliminate at least 75% of the words of that length. The reason picking a likely letter is best here is that you don’t just get a “yes or no” answer back from the word chooser; you get the location of every occurrence of that letter. You can use this information to eliminate quite a number of options. So maybe, building on your idea, a “most successful” deterministic algorithm might be to choose a letter that is fairly common, yet also tends to appear uniformly throughout each of the words it appears in, so that it’s pretty much guaranteed to eliminate at least 75% of the words of that length.

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By: Tenaya H. http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-45909 Tenaya H. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:48:12 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-45909 Y is in there it can sometimes be counted as a vowel. Thanks though! :) Y is in there it can sometimes be counted as a vowel. Thanks though! :)

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By: Tenaya H. http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-45908 Tenaya H. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:46:49 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-45908 Thank you!!! ;) Thank you!!! ;)

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By: Tenaya H. http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-45906 Tenaya H. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:45:46 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-45906 I am sorry but this was kind of boring, the only thing I wanted to know what the hardest words in hangman was, not all of that. I am sorry but this was kind of boring, the only thing I wanted to know what the hardest words in hangman was, not all of that.

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By: Thomas http://blog.wolfram.com/2010/08/13/25-best-hangman-words/comment-page-1/#comment-42216 Thomas Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:38:24 +0000 http://blog.internal.wolfram.com/?p=3371#comment-42216 if everyone knows-it how is it the hardest word?! if everyone knows-it how is it the hardest word?!

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