Word Ways


Darryl Francis


I first present a list of just over a hundred sumgrams (words with equal numerical value) of the longest words I was able to conquer. Note that one pair of reasonably common words could be construed as opposites: EXTRAORDINARINESS and STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS. Note also that all pairs of words with endings -IST and -ISMS are sumgrams, as the values of M and S sum to the value of T. I have included the longest such specimens in my list.