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    How many lines?


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    Updated the site:
    https://linenum.com/
    ....Across the history of cave paintings, circles, triangles, and quadrangles (including squares) were found in 20% of sites, while cruciforms (crosses) have been found in 13% of sites. The pentagram (star) is a more modern sign.
    I thought that was interesting... all 4 of the basic shapes... (well squares are technically quadrangles...)

    https://linenum.s3.us-east-2.amazona..._Petzinger.jpg

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    I came across this (which has been copied/recreated many times)


    and I tried to come up with my own ideas. So the LineNum shapes circle, cross, triangle, and square correspond to O, X, A, and O.... so I used a scrabble tool like this:
    https://wordfinder.yourdictionary.co...ramble/oxao___

    SOAPBOX is a match... same with AXOLOTL and OXYMORA

    anyway the relevant matches included:
    MAX COOL, MAX FOOL, MAX NOOB, 100% MAX and MATRIX NOOB....

    So this involves a gamer who is new to the game of life...


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    This is the only other example I've seen where the circle, cross, triangle, square symbols are used to make words:



    They used some of the symbols multiple times.... but they didn't use X so they just added at the end. (though it kind of makes sense based on the meaning of "X")

    Their E's are a bit problematic.

    Anyway it gave me the idea of using the triangle as a V...

    So I did an anagram search for:

    OXVO??

    https://wordfinder.yourdictionary.co...ramble/oxvo__/

    I found VOXPOP

    or:
    VOX
    POP

    noun INFORMAL BRITISH
    noun: voxpop
    popular opinion as represented by informal comments from members of the public, especially when broadcast or published.
    "paragraphs of vox pop"

    edit:

    Oops there's already "vox pop games"
    I guess it might make sense as a T-shirt...
    Last edited by excreationist; 08-31-2020 at 10:39 AM.

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    "LineNum" has a featured snippet on Google now, which is pretty cool. If it was up to me I would have used different text though it shows that LineNum shapes have ancient origins...

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    I got impossible versions of the first 4 shapes made... the cross is original and took a few versions to look ok....

    I've got it saying "200% MAX" because it is impossible...


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