## Word Party

You watch a group of words going to a party. A word either enters through one of two doors or is turned away by the guards. ‘HIM’ goes through door number one and ‘BUG’ goes through door number two. ‘HER’ is turned away. ‘MINT’ and ‘WEAVE’ go in through door one, ‘DOOR’ and ‘CORD’ take door two and ‘THIS’ and ‘That’ aren’t allowed in.

What determines whether a word can enter and which door they must use?

Door number one is for words composed entirely of capital letters written using only straight lines, such as A, E, F, H, and I. The entire set of letters allowed through door number one are AEFHIKLMNTVWXYZ. Door number two, as might be expected, is for words with capital letters that have a curve, including BCDGJOPQRSU. Any words composed of both straight and curved letters (or lowercase letters) are not allowed in. The word ‘THAT’ would have been sent through door number one, if the letters had been capitalized.

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fivebee says
December 12, 2015 @ 10:29

What if ‘ONE’ and “TWO” take door three?

It is letters have only straight lines.
It is that letters all have curves for door two. (Not to say that they only have curves but can have straight lines as long as each letter has a curve)
If there is a mix of curved lines and straight lines then they cannot enter.

(Only capital form as used in the question)

It is letters have only straight lines.
It is that letters all have curves for door two. (Not to say that they only have curves but can have straight lines as long as each letter has a curve)
If there is a mix of curved lines and straight lines then they cannot enter.

(Only capital form as used in the question)

Superwhiz Maths Person (also neutral as to not offend those who have a complex of themselves and others) says
March 10, 2018 @ 20:15

How typical…excluding HER, the one with the curves. I think there’s a case for sexual discrimination here on that first door. There should be more equality, so that HIM=HER, and that way they can both use the door, except the HER should have the management positions while HIM does all the work to the insatiable appetite of HER spending habits. Lobby groups…fixing the world…their OWN world!!! At the detriment of every sensible human being and organisation.

I was surprised that Dork didn’t try to enter, as although the entry to door 2 was for those with curved capital letters, the door entry guidelines didn’t mention lower-case letters. I think Dork might have had a chance if he’d pushed the issue although he would have initially been beaten up by the guards.