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In our front garden -- presumably having blown in from someone's rubbish bin -- there is one part of a piece of paper that has been torn in two. On it are the final portions of two words in very large capitals, one immediately above the other. The leftmost letter in each word is only partly present, but in each case there is no doubt what that letter is.


You'd think the two words might go together somehow, but I'm having trouble thinking of any good candidates. Uncial? Provincial? Norma? Korma? The nearest thing to a sensible combination I can come up with is "financial pro-forma", but that's not terribly impressive.

On 2009-01-25 at 19:35:06, mathew said:

I'm thinking


On 2009-01-25 at 19:45:08, g said:

Yeah, that was my best guess too. Still doesn't seem all that probable; why would you have those words in 1-inch letters?

On 2009-10-29 at 14:31:10, Ben Armstrong said:

Hmm. I guess you already tried /usr/share/dict/words.

Ask Google?

The most interesting (but I won't say "most likely") hit out of the first page is:

ORMA is the Online Reputation Management Association.

On 2009-11-03 at 01:17:53, g said:

I think it's very unlikely that it had anything to do with the ORMA; I bet both NCIAL and ORMA were portions of words whose initial parts had been torn off or something.

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