21 December 2006

Word Ladder

"If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster." Stephen R Covey

A word ladder is simply a series of words in which each successive word is constructed by adding/removing/changing only one letter in the preceeding word.

For example, change LOSE to FIND.


The objectives of the game are twofold. First, change the start word to the end word. Second, change the word in the fewest steps possible.

Most buildings nowadyas have both elevator and ladder, and most people would opt for elevator most of the time. It is time saving, but it is usually crowded during peak hours. Although it is a healthy exercise to climb the ladder, it requires more physical effort and takes more time. However, in case of emergency, it is advised that everyone should take ladder instead of elevator.

Old things still have their value when everything is back to basics.

Word ladder is invented by Lewis Carroll.

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