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#2741 - 05/28/00 11:51 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
Rubrick Offline
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Registered: 05/18/00
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Loc: Somewhere outside New York
> Actually, taking off the 'ing, Smash works well...

smash, mash, ash, sh...

Top marks jmh! I couldn't think of any and I'm the one who posted the challenge!

A close alternative would be 'Trash', I suppose, now you mention it.


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#2742 - 05/28/00 09:15 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
screen Offline
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Registered: 05/25/00
Posts: 37
Loc: Newcastle, Australia.
umm, nice challenge
tricky getting more than 5
globe (obe = subdivision of phylus or clan)
U-boat


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#2743 - 05/30/00 08:12 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11610
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
A similar one: scrunch.
Nearly cheating on this one: espy.
Possible, only: scrap.


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#2744 - 06/27/00 04:39 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
Bridget Offline
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Registered: 06/27/00
Posts: 444
Loc: Sydney Australia
It's not a decapitation really, but if you just remove one letter at a time:

startling, starling, staring, string, sting, sing, sin, in, I


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#2745 - 06/29/00 04:52 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
Bridget Offline
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Registered: 06/27/00
Posts: 444
Loc: Sydney Australia
..and two days later I have come up with a six letter decapitation:

ASTRAY

OK it's not the commonest spelling of 'aye' but it's in my dictionary.


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#2746 - 06/30/00 01:01 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
screen Offline
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Registered: 05/25/00
Posts: 37
Loc: Newcastle, Australia.
Well done, Bridget :)


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#2747 - 07/03/00 01:00 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 04/09/00
Posts: 3065
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I don't think anyone will beat Bridget's score - core - ore - re.

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#2748 - 12/26/00 11:32 PM Re: Verbal decapitation
Solamente, Doug. Offline
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Registered: 12/16/00
Posts: 130
Loc: Virginia
Back to topic...

Anyone remember this 80s song?
Take the L out of Lover/
And it's Oooo-over

Of course my waggish punk rock friends and I had to change it to:
Take the S out of Slaughter/
And its Laaa-aughter!

Well, we liked it!


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#2749 - 01/03/01 08:28 AM Politically incorrect 'joke'
shanks Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
Doug

Reminds of the hackneyed old one: manslaughter is an awful thing, but woman's laughter is worse.

OK, OK, I'm sorry. But I couldn't resist it...[embarrassed]


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#2750 - 01/03/01 11:10 AM Re: Verbal decapitation
of troy Offline
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Registered: 10/17/00
Posts: 5400
Loc: rego park
i did laundy this past week end -- and realize
bleach
leach
each
ach!


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