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Which of these words is the odd one out? Please give a reason too.

BAP, DEW, LOP, OIK, RED, SAW, SEW, WAS, WED, ERF, KIO, MNB
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  • $\begingroup$ I am voting to reopen as I have another answer I would like to share; otherwise, I would put it in a comment :D Edit: Stuff it, I am putting it in a comment. (ROT13) Gur bqq bar bhg vf FRJ orpnhfr vg vf gur bayl jbeq gung qbrf abg pbagnva yrggref jvgu n pybfrq ybbc (r.t. O, Q, B, C nyy unir pybfrq ybbcf, ohg F naq R naq J qb abg). $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 10 '18 at 9:26
  • $\begingroup$ @user477343 You can answer now! The question isn't closed and I can change the accepted answer. $\endgroup$ – Anush Sep 10 '18 at 9:29
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    $\begingroup$ @user477343 Oh sorry.. I didn't see it had been put on hold! That's a shame. $\endgroup$ – Anush Sep 10 '18 at 9:33
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    $\begingroup$ Hahah, no problem. I believe we need $5$ people to vote for reopening so it is not put on hold anymore...? I can't be certain, but am pretty sure :P $\endgroup$ – Mr Pie Sep 10 '18 at 9:34
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    $\begingroup$ @Anush Accepting an answer and then modifying the question to invalidate said answer is plain wrong. $\endgroup$ – Daniel P Sep 10 '18 at 14:40
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There may be more than one connection, but one odd-one-out is:

BAP

If the rule is the common words form a

connected path on a QWERTY keyboard.

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  • $\begingroup$ This is a nice answer. $\endgroup$ – Anush Sep 9 '18 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ @Anush Well is it correct? If it isn't this truly is too broad... even if it is it's still quite broad. $\endgroup$ – Quintec Sep 9 '18 at 18:12
  • $\begingroup$ I think this is more bread than broad. $\endgroup$ – Tom Sep 9 '18 at 18:19
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    $\begingroup$ Wait? How are MNP connected on a QWERTY keyboard? $\endgroup$ – Loko Sep 10 '18 at 14:27
  • $\begingroup$ This is really odd. This answer was accepted and then the question was changed which invalidates the already accepted answer. $\endgroup$ – Daniel P Sep 10 '18 at 14:36
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OIK because it's the only one that starts with a vowel.

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    $\begingroup$ Actually, this could work too as the question is quite broad :D $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Sep 10 '18 at 7:07
  • $\begingroup$ @KevinL I disagree. That's wouldn't make an interesting puzzle. $\endgroup$ – Anush Sep 10 '18 at 9:34
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    $\begingroup$ Well, whether the puzzle is interesting or not, this is qualifies as a correct answer I believe :D @Anush $\endgroup$ – Kevin L Sep 10 '18 at 12:11
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One possible answer is

SEW is the only word in the list that doesn't contain any closed loops anywhere in the word like in the letters A,B,D,O,P,R which are letters present in the all of the other words.

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  • $\begingroup$ Even after the edit, yours is still alive! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 10 '18 at 15:52
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    $\begingroup$ And my answer survived even the since deleted edit with MNP. That said, WES or JIK would probably be the best addition to rule out my answer, assuming Tom's answer was desired. $\endgroup$ – dr jimbob Sep 10 '18 at 16:06
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I’m thinking it’s

OIK, because it’s the only one with 2 vowels.

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  • $\begingroup$ That would be a terrible puzzle! :) $\endgroup$ – Anush Sep 9 '18 at 16:18
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    $\begingroup$ @Anush if this is incorrect, is it possible to add another three letters which disproves my answer? Otherwise it might be too broad! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 9 '18 at 16:22
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    $\begingroup$ Assuming the other answer is on the right track, ERE, KOI, EWE etc. $\endgroup$ – Mr Lister Sep 9 '18 at 17:09

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