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I HAVE ONE

straight line in I

ROD HAS THREE

straight lines in R and D

DICK has FIVE

straight lines in D, I and K

WE HAVE

eight straight lines in 'WE'

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  • $\begingroup$ How do you get 3 from ROD - I see a vertical stroke in R, and one in D, but everything else is curved to me. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 15:50
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    $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore I guess it’ll depend on your font but in OP’s image the R’s diagonal leg is straight as well. $\endgroup$
    – caPNCApn
    Commented Jul 17, 2023 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ But there is also a horizontal line in the letter R, which would give ROD 4 lines. Or is that only me seeing it? $\endgroup$
    – nuggethead
    Commented Jul 18, 2023 at 2:15
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    $\begingroup$ @nuggethead: Only you ;) The upper left part of the R is generally understood as being a semi-circle. Now, as flat earthers have realized, if you take a small enough arc of a circle, it looks like a straight line, and here I expect that the additional diagonal line forming the bottom left of the R accentuates the impression... but look at the curvature of the semi-circle and note the symmetry between top and bottom. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 18, 2023 at 8:36

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