In the Feb 1977 Word Ways, Dmitri Borgmann wrote "All English words and names--all, without a single exception--are logologically interesting." He didn't define interestingness, and his examples didn't clarify matters. In the May 1980 Word ways, Philip Cohen attempted to codify the term, applying it to a finite set of words (the 50 states) with some success. I decided to apply the concept to a different set: the number names ONE, TWO, ...,NINETY-NINE. Mathematics plays an important part in wordplay. Because both logological and numerical properties can be considered, interestingness takes many strange twists and turns.
"All Numbers Less Than 100 Are Interesting?,"
Word Ways: Vol. 31
, Article 2.
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