Using the simple serial code of A=1 through Z=26, we find this:
KEY = 41 = LOCK
What are the odds? :-)
Key and Lock having the same value has fascinated me for years. It has come up several times in my work, especially in connection with the word GATE. Let me see if I can dig up an example...
THE GATE IS OPEN = 144
THE GATE IS SHUT = 162
What's interesting about that is, if you convert the 162 into words you come back to the 144:…