Why anything trilinear? Those two words in the title are non-crashing isomorphs of the two-word term "Designer Isomorphs," the title of Susan Thorpe's article in the May 2001 issue. (A quick reminder: isomorphs are words having the same letter pattern. Susan's example was EXCESS BAMBOO, with both words sharing the pattern 123144, ANYTHING and DESIGNER share the pattern 12345627, while TRILINEAR and ISOMORPHS share the pattern 123435672. Two isomorphs are said to crash if they share the same letter(s) in the same position(s). ANYTHING and DESIGNER don't crash, and neither do TRILINEAR and ISOMORPHS, so they are noncrashing isomorphs).
Word Ways: Vol. 34
, Article 22.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol34/iss4/22