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#182532 - 02/11/09 05:11 AM Re: A cup of solid gold [Re: twosleepy]
BranShea Offline
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Originally Posted By: twosleepy
PINKERTON M for K:PROMINENT
For the brave! I really thought Pinkerton was a dead end street.
RIPOSTE to POINTER S to N

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#182537 - 02/11/09 11:33 AM Re: A cup of solid gold [Re: BranShea]
TheFallibleFiend Offline
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Registered: 01/23/02
Posts: 1523
Loc: Virginia, USA
Originally Posted By: BranShea
POINTER


E --> G

PORTING

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#182540 - 02/11/09 12:12 PM elitism ? [Re: TheFallibleFiend]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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PORTING

change T to U

IN-GROUP

(15 onelook.com dictionaries include the hyphen; ten omit it)

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#182541 - 02/11/09 12:28 PM I can fix that... [Re: wofahulicodoc]
twosleepy Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 876
Loc: western NY
IN-GROUP

I ---> U

UNGROUP

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#182547 - 02/11/09 05:36 PM Re: I can fix that... [Re: twosleepy]
BranShea Offline
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Uh? Back to U for I POURING

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#182548 - 02/11/09 05:49 PM here today, gown tomorrow [Re: BranShea]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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Nuts. Takes two steps to get to PEIGNOIR...

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#182549 - 02/11/09 06:08 PM Re: here today, gown tomorrow [Re: wofahulicodoc]
BranShea Offline
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OK. if evolution ( feathers and furs and glossy scales and what did we get?) God/Creation, whatever your beliefs, had provided us with a nice cover of permanent fur, I would not have made this stupid remark. But as it is, are you sure it takes only two steps? How do you undo a U and add an E and an extra I in two steps only?

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#182555 - 02/12/09 07:24 AM ...to the ridiculous [Re: BranShea]
wofahulicodoc Offline
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OK, then

POURING

change I to W

GROWNUP
(it's the opposite of "litle kid")

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#182556 - 02/12/09 07:42 AM Re: ...to the ridiculous [Re: wofahulicodoc]
BranShea Offline
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laugh

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#182572 - 02/12/09 04:43 PM Re: ...to the ridiculous [Re: wofahulicodoc]
The Pook Offline
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Registered: 02/20/08
Posts: 1067
Loc: Tasmania
(I agree that Pinkerton should have been allowed, since the precedent for proper nouns was clearly set earlier. It's not Scrabble we're playing!)

I believe the only possible word is the most obvious one, namely adding S to form the plural. You can't make any others by adding, changing or deleting any letters I think?

GROWNUPS


Edited by The Pook (02/12/09 04:54 PM)

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