Snapsism ChainsLanguage brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
A word is said to be a snapsism of another word if it fits the following criteria:
1. it contains the same number of letters as the other word;
2. it does not have any of the same letters in the same position as the other word;
3. each letter of the word can be swapped into the other word, one at a time, so that other words are produced.
4. it is not slang, an acronym or an abbreviation.
A snapsism chain is formed when a word is a snapsism of another word which is a snapsism of another word and so on, where each successive snapsism does not have a letter appearing in the same position as any other words.
eg. "son, pat, big" form a snapsism chain (Sat, pOt, paN; Pig, bAg, biT) but "bed, pat, big" is not a snapsism chain as "bed" and "big" have "b" in the same position.
Can you complete the two snapsism chains below?
1. ____, ____, hare
2. ____, ____, hare
Hint1. young horse, item of clothing
2. past tense of "will go", not harsh
Answer1. foal, belt, hare (Felt, bOlt, beAt, belL; Bare, hEre, haLe, harT)
2. went, mild, hare (Wild, mEld, miNd, milT; Mare, hIre, haLe, harD)
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