Words & Stuff

Perfect Product Words (Computer)

(6 August 1999)

In these words, the highest letter value equals the product of the other letter values. These words were discovered by a computer program written by Mark Schnitzius. Many of the words here are quite obscure. This list is organized by length; first three-letter words, then four, and so on. Although the list is extensive, it's not complete because the word list it came from doesn't included inflected forms of words (past tenses, plurals, and so on). Some of these items may be proper nouns. I've put a + next to the ones I particularly like; my criteria are (a) common words that (b) don't just consist of some number of As plus some number of one other letter.

abb
add
ann
ass
bab
coe
dad
gag
hah
mam
nan
pap
+rib
tat
ted
waw
yee
abba
abir
acca
adad
adda
adet
affa
agag
akka
amma
anan
anna
arar
atta
baba
+bang
bari
beja
caca
+clad
dabb
dada
+date
kaka,
maam
nana
papa
rabi
sasa
tade
tead
teda
wawa
yaya
ajaja
alala
anana
arara
banga
baria
bebat
dabba
dadap
padda
+acacia
baccara


Jed Hartman <logophilia@kith.org>