Rapture in Everything

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Elemental words

“When I heard oxygen and magnesium hooked up, I was like OMg.” This joke more or less started it. We started exchanging similar ones with a friend and soon after I found myself wondering what fraction of the vocabulary is it possible to write using only the symbols of chemical elements. The thought nagged me until I gave in and started coding. Basically I was trying to convert as many words as possible into an alphabet consisting of these “letters”: So for example stab becomes STaB. There of course are many words where such transcription isn’t possible, and some...