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    Default Snail's dialogue, Anagram possibilities

    [[size=9]size=12]I know there is already a thread on the snail and anagrams, but I thought this might need its own thread because anagrams on this site take on a life of their own lol. Anyways Snail has 7 seperate areas of dialogue throughout the book. Every time he speaks the first letter of every word is capitalized (the only exception being the last word, "human" in Snail's last phrase on pg. 97). If you take the all of the capitalized letters from Snail's dialogue you get the following array of letters...

    I W B H T S T H U O E G U S I G T E T

    I am terrible at solving anagrams and have an exam to study for later tonight so I do not have time to look at an endless list of possibilities of anagrams for this phrase, but some words that jumped out at me were...

    BUG
    EIGHT
    HEIGHT
    SHOW

    For all you anagram lovers out there I thought you might want to try and tackled this phrase and see what comes up. I realize that MS may be capitilazing the first letter of each word to emphasize the slow rate at which Snail is speaking, but after seeing that one word "human"(pg 97) was not capitilized I thought something was up. I am a big believer in looking at the text for the primary clues and think this may be one...

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    good luck on your exam

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    Default Re: Snail's dialogue, Anagram possibilities

    Quote Originally Posted by boilerup323
    I W B H T S T H U O E G U S I G T E T
    How about...

    SUBSTITUTE THE GIG HOW


    or

    SIGHTSEE BUG WITH TOUT

    or

    EIGHTH BUG OUTWITS SET

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    Wow!!! I like the way we're thinking....


    Here are some I got.


    EIGHTH BUG IS OUT WEST

    EIGHT BUGS SET WITHOUT

    BUG SITE THUS EIGHT TWO
    What is the sound of one hand clapping?

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    Going through the creatures in order of mention in the Prologue:

    1. Snail
    2. Spider
    3. Beetle
    4. Caterpillar
    5. Ant
    6. Grasshopper
    7. Dragonfly
    8. Hummingbird
    9. Butterfly
    10. Firefly
    11. Bee
    12. Ladybug


    That would make Hummingbird the "eighth bug". I know...technically hummingbird is not a bug. But Hummingbird would fit in with Doc's guess that the Hummingbird is in Salt Lake City.
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    Where is the post where Doc suggests the hummingbird is in SLC?

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    If you go to the index and click on the discussion of page 41 it is in there somewhere. Maybe it wasn't Doc who posted it, but I thought it was.
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    Default ORDER of the FOREST CREATURES

    The "Order" of the Forest Creatures I think of as, not the order in which they are mentioned, but the order in which they flew in pursuit of Zac as established on pg. 34. The text is a tad tricky here, leaving mention of the Ladybug to the last, when actually the Ladybug is first in the "flight pattern".

    Here is the order as I think of it.

    1. Ladybug
    2. Ant
    3. Butterfly
    4. Bee
    5. Snail
    6. Spider
    7. Dragonfly
    8. Beetle
    9. Firefly
    10. Caterpillar
    11. Grasshopper
    12. Hummingbird

    Unfortunately, there are indeed several different ways to think of the "order" of the forest creatures....as someone recently put it, any idea is a contender until someone actually finds a token.
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    Default Wish I could just EDIT

    ....instead of feeling like I am in grade school, and the whole class is being punished because of the irresponsible actions of ONE person....

    that being said...

    I would like to add to the previous post this thought :

    I take the "Order" of the Forest Creatures as they appear in their "flight pattern" in the IMAGE on pg. 34,,,,,not as they appear in the text. That same IMAGE is repeated in reverse at the end of the book.
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