Gang Codes: The long and short of it

Looking for a way to decipher a gang code?  Sometimes looking at the long and short words can provide the answer.  Here is a document that demonstrates that method (Illustration #1).  Examine this document as a “questioned document” and look at each line, word and symbol closely.

As we conduct this close examination, we find the following groups of four-symbols that contain identical symbols (Illustration #2).  What is a four-letter word that begins and ends with the same letter?  Well, words like “gang”, “bomb”, “that”, “kick” and “dead”.  Take some time to come up with some other words of your own that meet these criteria.

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