Change ONE Letter

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by one_raven, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    For example, If I post:

    Heroes

    you might respond with:

    Herpes.

    If you can relate the words somehow or demonstrate clever irony, you get extra points.
    You can replace one letter, remove one letter or add one letter. THAT'S ALL.
    Adding an "s" to the end is acceptable, but cheap, and will be regarded as such.

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    Verifiable place names and people's names are allowed, but only if they have their own Wiki page (and you have to link to it).
    Let's see how long we can keep this going with each new word...

    I will start:

    Gable
     
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  3. Enmos Staff Member

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    (add) Garble
     
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  5. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Marble

    we are getting this game for our daughter for xmas. Its the same idea as this game

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  7. Enmos Staff Member

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    Warble
     
  8. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    warblet

    do diphthongs and diagraphs count as one or two letters? i think it could be more interesting were they to count as one. maybe. and do both terms have to be of the same language?
     
  9. Enmos Staff Member

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    Sorry, I couldn't come up with anything else.

    Warblets
     
  10. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Warblers
     
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    Wabblers
     
  12. parmalee peripatetic artisan Valued Senior Member

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    answer my questions, dammit!



    oh, please.
     
  13. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Gabblers
     
  14. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    One, then.

    I think they should be either English or something that has become of common parlance in English - like karma.
     
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    Gamblers
     
  16. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Ramblers
     
  17. Enmos Staff Member

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    What? I'm confused.
     
  18. Enmos Staff Member

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    Rambler
     
  19. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Changing E to É counts a a one letter change. That's how I understood it, anyway.
     
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  21. Enmos Staff Member

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    Why would he ask if that counts as one or two letters?
    And what about diphthongs? I think he means coupled vowels such as: ua, ui, ai etc.
     
  22. one_raven God is a Chinese Whisper Valued Senior Member

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    Someone could change Sop to Æsop
     
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    Rabble
     

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