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SCRABBLE, anyone?

Posted By: Coffeebean

SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 03:24 PM

You may add or delete only one letter, and you may scramble the letters to form a new word.

Example:
SKIM
MILK
MILE


Here we go!
BRAIN
Posted By: thierry

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 04:14 PM

TRAIN
INAPT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 04:30 PM

PATINA

(If we're wanting re-arrangement, isn't this more properly Anagrams rather than Scrabble(R) ?)
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 04:42 PM

I suppose so...

PAINTS
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 04:56 PM

STAIN
Posted By: Alex Williams

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 05:10 PM


SLAIN
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 05:43 PM

Or "SCRAMBLE"

But, I'm confused on the rules. You said "add or delete one letter", but in your example, "skim", the two given, "milk" and "mile" do not have added OR deleted letters, only changed letters! So, are the choices to add, delete or change one letter, and rearrange if desired? Here are mine:

BRAN (shea.. he he)
BAIRN (love that word!)
ROBIN
BARING

And continuing from Alex Williams's:

LASING
Posted By: BranShea

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 05:51 PM

Yep,it's not clear. From the example it looks like the amount of letters should stay the same. Take and give one or scramble.
No?
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 06:23 PM

BRAIN
NADIR
DRANK
PRANK
SPANK
PACKS
LACKS
LICKS
SKILL
SKULL
Posted By: olly

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 08:13 PM

SCULL
CULLS
CLUBS
BLUES
BLUSH
SLUSH
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 11:16 PM

Personally, I'm not too hung up on ROOLZ. The simpler the better. Ah, what I had in mind was to scramble AND / OR add or delete a letter.

LUSTS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 11:32 PM

STYLUS
Posted By: olly

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/23/08 11:58 PM

TUSSLE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/24/08 01:04 AM

GUSSET
Posted By: olly

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/24/08 01:17 AM

SUGGEST

Its getting longer.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/24/08 01:24 AM

TUGGLESS

(I never did either, but it does get about 35 g-hits) smile
Posted By: Fauve

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/24/08 04:35 AM

LUSTS=

stilts
slits
slats
Posted By: Zed

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/24/08 04:41 AM

SLUGLETS

(Believe it or not)
Posted By: olly

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/24/08 07:44 AM

GULLETS

I see another one there.

Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/24/08 06:24 PM

TUGGLESS ( + R ) goes to STRUGGLES, too.
Posted By: Fauve

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/25/08 01:57 AM

Or LUSTY in addition to STYLUS above.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/25/08 11:44 PM

...after LUSTY can come SUBTLY
Posted By: Jackie

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/26/08 01:01 AM

Finally, one I can do: BUSTLE.
Posted By: Zed

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/26/08 02:27 AM

STUBBLE
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/26/08 02:57 AM

Originally Posted By: Zed
STUBBLE


BUBBLES

-ron o.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/26/08 04:04 AM

BUBBLER
BLUBBER
FLUBBER
Posted By: Zed

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/26/08 06:23 AM

REBLUFF??
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/26/08 01:22 PM

unable to make it into something having to do with "buffalo" - but are we allowed to refer to the Bud overindulger as BREWFUL ?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/26/08 10:48 PM

Couldn't resist the followup: FURBELOW, as in "frills and..."
Posted By: Jackie

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/27/08 02:12 AM

Er--dropping one AND changing one: FLOWERY.
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/27/08 01:18 PM

YOWLER
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/27/08 10:08 PM

BOWLER
Posted By: Jackie

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/28/08 01:50 AM

BLOWER
Posted By: The Pook

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/28/08 02:07 AM

BLOWSE
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/28/08 02:31 AM

BOWSER
Posted By: olly

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 10/28/08 08:04 AM

de derder de derrrr
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Sha-Na-Na - 10/28/08 06:19 PM

Yeah, him too.
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/28/08 07:41 PM

I assume we can't go back to Lusts now. So this is more like the game of Telephone we used to play when were kids.
Okay, then:
From Bowser=

Worse - delete
Bowels- delete and add (may we do both? add and delete? I'm still confused)
Towels
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/29/08 12:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Fauve
I assume we can't go back to Lusts now.



Well, we've already gone back once, nevertheless, we shall continue forward.

This from Coffebeans original roast:
You may add or delete only one letter, and you may scramble the letters to form a new word.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/29/08 01:31 AM

BOWSER
WORSE
WORST



Original Roast - I like that!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/29/08 02:03 PM

WORST
which could take us back to that original ROAST !

but for a more piquant flavor let's move onward with

WURST
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/29/08 03:11 PM

STRUT
Posted By: Jackie

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/29/08 03:51 PM

Ooh! TRUST
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/29/08 04:28 PM

Can't resist: THRUST (add one)
...................RUSTS (change one)
...................RUST (delete one)
...................ETRUMEUS TERES (slip-in-a red-herring one)
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/30/08 05:21 AM

STRUT
TRUST
RUSTS
ROUSTS
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/30/08 05:49 AM

SCOURS
COURTS
TROUTS
SPROUT
TROUPE
POSTURE
STUPOR
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/30/08 01:17 PM

sheesh, give people a chance, eh?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/30/08 07:03 PM

It ends in stupor Olly, but im PROUT of you.

STOUR
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/30/08 10:20 PM

Originally Posted By: etaoin
sheesh, give people a chance, eh?

Well, I figure there are more than enough words for all and sundry to enjoy. smile It seems like one of those open ended games that can go on forever.
Posted By: Jackie

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 10/31/08 02:12 AM

Oh, you're just a ROUSTabout!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/01/08 12:49 AM

OUSTER
Posted By: Zed

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/01/08 08:14 AM

LUSTER
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/01/08 07:23 PM

BLUSTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/01/08 10:08 PM

STUBBLE
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/01/08 10:35 PM

BUSTLE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/01/08 11:39 PM

BLUEST
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/02/08 12:07 AM

BULLETS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/02/08 02:10 AM

SUBTLE
Posted By: Aramis

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/05/08 09:09 PM

SUBLET[S]
Posted By: Jackie

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/05/08 10:09 PM

BLUETS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/06/08 03:32 AM

How can I take a bath? I'm TUBLESS !
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/06/08 06:35 AM

Which is less painful than being BUTTLESS
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/06/08 02:53 PM

Which is less painful than the STUBBLES on my hubby's chin against my baby-soft cheeks... :0)
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/06/08 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Which is less painful than the STUBBLES on my hubby's chin against my baby-soft cheeks... :0)


oh, so that's why your buttocks itch!

/cross-threading and running away
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/06/08 03:21 PM

You better run, you, you, COWARD!!! shocked
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/06/08 08:57 PM

Glancing back with a mischievous grin he,....STUMBLES.... wink
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/07/08 02:10 PM

and TUMBLES
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/07/08 03:49 PM

and BUMBLES when he hears RUMBLES... eek
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/07/08 04:08 PM

and falls into blissful SLUMBER
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/08/08 08:43 AM

Unlike our mate the PLUMBER
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/08/08 06:48 PM

plumbers
plumpers
PLUMPEST

-joe (the plumber) friday
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/08/08 07:39 PM

PLUMBER
BUMPER
UMPIRE
PRIME
PRIM
RIM
I'M
Mmmm......
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/09/08 03:05 AM

I
I'D
DIM
DIME
MEDIA
DIADEM
ADMIRED
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/09/08 07:27 AM

MERMAID
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...but no cigar - 11/09/08 04:34 PM

Takes two changes to get "diameter." Rats.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/09/08 06:52 PM

smile

------------------------------------

Darn. That fishy one is severely MAIMED
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/09/08 10:01 PM

how many miles to go to diameter now?

That would be tre! smile
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/10/08 02:39 PM

I had a set of bookends that were supposed to match but didn't - they were
MISMADE
Posted By: Aramis

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/10/08 04:46 PM

Here is one for Helen [running away fast]:

DALEISM eek
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/10/08 05:16 PM

Och,Helen, Dale_ IDEALISM
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/11/08 12:35 AM

Slightly MISLAID intent.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/11/08 02:54 AM

We're repeating ourselves - call a MISDEAL, throw in the hand, shuffle the cards, and start over with seven fresh ones.

SHANANA
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/11/08 03:27 AM

BANANAS
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/11/08 03:35 AM

Oye como va SANTANA
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/11/08 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
We're repeating ourselves - call a MISDEAL, throw in the hand, shuffle the cards, and start over with seven fresh ones.

SHANANA

I had Georgia on my mind... SAVANNAH


SANTANA --> ANANIAS
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/11/08 06:48 PM

ANAMNIA
Posted By: olly

Re: Sha-Na-Na - 11/12/08 03:08 AM

ANAMNIA Whew, that was a toughie!

ANAEMIA
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Pooh - 11/12/08 05:41 AM

May one be fanciful?

A A MILNE
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Pooh - 11/12/08 06:47 AM

MENIAL
Posted By: Zed

Re: Pooh - 11/12/08 07:07 AM

Denial
Posted By: olly

Re: Pooh - 11/12/08 09:13 AM

What! ALIENS?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Pooh - 11/12/08 11:44 AM

SALIENT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Pooh - 11/12/08 12:15 PM

ELATION
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Pooh - 11/12/08 01:52 PM

I have a DELATION: you guys had an interesting variant going above, but you've reverted to form.
Posted By: olly

Re: Pooh - 11/12/08 08:09 PM

Its all to do with the current DEFLATION you know!
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Pooh - 11/13/08 01:37 AM

INFLATED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

CPR didn't work - 11/13/08 02:27 PM


FLATLINE
Posted By: twosleepy

You know you have one... - 11/13/08 03:05 PM

FATLINE
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: You know you have one... - 11/13/08 04:45 PM

FANTAIL
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: FANTAIL - 11/13/08 05:35 PM

my '59 Edsel had glorious TAILFINS.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: FANTAIL - 11/13/08 07:42 PM

True friends graciously overlook my FAILINGS.
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: FANTAIL - 11/14/08 12:39 PM

but you're not FAILING.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: FANTAIL - 11/14/08 06:53 PM

Nor am I AILING!
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: FANTAIL - 11/14/08 07:22 PM

or PALING into insignificance.
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: FANTAIL - 11/14/08 07:27 PM

oh you guys, always PALLING around.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: FANTAIL - 11/14/08 11:15 PM

Because we are all so LINGUAL.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: FANTAIL - 11/16/08 06:39 PM

Would we be UNGALLIC if we were divided into only two parts?
Posted By: olly

Re: FANTAIL - 11/16/08 08:29 PM

London CALLING?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: FANTAIL - 11/17/08 12:52 AM

Change the N to an O - that's LOGICAL !
Posted By: olly

Re: FANTAIL - 11/17/08 02:17 AM

ALGOLIC logic!
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: FANTAIL - 11/17/08 03:33 AM

COLICAL
Posted By: The Pook

Re: FANTAIL - 11/17/08 05:39 AM

Which is predictably all quite
COMICAL grin
Posted By: olly

Re: FATNAIL - 11/17/08 10:09 AM

Your COMICAL account deserves ACCLAIM
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: FATNAIL - 11/18/08 07:05 PM

That was a toughie!

LACTAMIC
Posted By: olly

Re: FATNAIL - 11/18/08 09:17 PM



Due to CLIMATIC change.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: FATNAIL - 11/18/08 11:08 PM

COMITIAL
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 02:50 AM

If there's a "miniskirt," can you have a MINICOAT ?

No, wait: AMNIOTIC !
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 03:07 AM

What the hey, no one else is following the rules...

ANTICLIMACTIC
Posted By: Zed

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 07:59 AM

Sorry, I missed that, what rules didn't get followed?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 11:38 AM

Scramble or scramble and add or delete one is not the same thing as scramble and add six letters. Rools ? Flagranto delicto.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 01:22 PM

The puzzle where you can use all the given letters as many times as you like is called a "letter bank."

Example: LENS --> SENSELESSNESS.

But that's a different game.
Posted By: ParkinT

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 02:25 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
If there's a "miniskirt," can you have a MINICOAT ?

No, wait: AMNIOTIC !

A riddle I remember from the '70s:
What do you use to put out the fire of Hot Pants?

Answer: a Panty Hose !!
Posted By: BranShea

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Quote:
The puzzle where you can use all the given letters as many times as you like is called a "letter bank."
Don't like the word "bank". smile

ANTICLIMACTIC, twosleepy, you are reckless, (reminds me of someone)
How will you restore this mess? MINIMALTACTIC ?
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 05:32 PM

I think the game needs to continue here with AMNIOTIC.

If folks want to start a new thread for the other word, that would be great.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 05:55 PM

Enough of your INACTION , let's keep it going!
Posted By: olly

Re: FATNAIL - 11/19/08 08:38 PM



That deserves a CITATION
Posted By: The Pook

Re: FATNAIL - 11/20/08 03:05 AM

DICTATION
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: FATNAIL - 11/20/08 03:21 AM

...sneaking back in....shhhhhh....brainfart all gone.....

DIATONIC

:0}
Posted By: olly

Re: FATNAIL - 11/21/08 02:07 AM

a DIATOMIC reaction?
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: FATNAIL - 11/21/08 04:58 PM

COMITIA is the best I can do....
Posted By: olly

Re: FATNAIL - 11/23/08 10:28 PM


ATOMIC
Posted By: BranShea

Re: FATNAIL - 11/23/08 11:53 PM

APOMICT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: FATNAIL - 11/24/08 12:48 AM

COMPACT
Posted By: The Pook

Re: FATNAIL - 11/24/08 12:56 PM

Hang on, let's get the roolz again please?
Is it scramble and add OR delete (one only)?
Or can you scramble and add AND delete, or in other words substitute (which is what we've done several times)?

If it's only the former then we're stumped with COMPACT
But since we used the latter to get from APOMICT (COMPAIT, COMPAT, COMPACT) presumably we can use the latter?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: FATNAIL - 11/24/08 01:14 PM

DUNNO. I've taken it to be scramble and add or delete only one. So you don't bring in or delete two letters in one change. but.......other idea's? As far as I can see wofahu has changed an I for a C and scrambled.Looks alright to me.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

ROOLZ - 11/24/08 01:52 PM

This was the original proposal as set forth by coffeebean:

You may add or delete only one letter, and you may scramble the letters to form a new word.

Posted By: BranShea

Re: ROOLZ - 11/24/08 05:48 PM

Ha, ! here is where it gets complicated for me. When you have changed an I for a C , have you then deleted and added one and scrambled or.....? Or have you just changed one and scrambled?
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: ROOLZ - 11/24/08 07:47 PM

you may change a letter. you may also delete or add a letter. you may also change the order of the letters.

all of those things can happen in one round.

least that's how I read the roolz.

but you know me and roolz. read my double dactyls if you don't/
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: ROOLZ - 11/24/08 08:29 PM

a change == an add + a delete
so the roolz allow two adds + a delete, or two deletes + an add

I'm sure I've seen two changes (two adds + two deletes); but who can keep track?!
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: ROOLZ - 11/24/08 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
a change == an add + a delete
so the roolz allow two adds + a delete, or two deletes + an add

I'm sure I've seen two changes (two adds + two deletes); but who can keep track?!


I think I disagree. you can add a letter. you can delete a letter. you can change a letter, but I don't think you can add two letters, nor delete two. nor change more than one.

eh?
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: ROOLZ - 11/24/08 09:33 PM

COMPART
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: ROOLZ - 11/24/08 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By: etaoin
Originally Posted By: tsuwm
a change == an add + a delete
so the roolz allow two adds + a delete, or two deletes + an add

I'm sure I've seen two changes (two adds + two deletes); but who can keep track?!


I think I disagree. you can add a letter. you can delete a letter. you can change a letter, but I don't think you can add two letters, nor delete two. nor change more than one.

eh?


eta earlier> "you may change a letter. you may also delete or add a letter."

I say again, a change is equivalent to a delete + an add..
so if you "also delete or add a letter" that's equivalent to yada yada yada.
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 11/24/08 11:05 PM

Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
COMPART

Is that a word? It's not in my Concise Oxford.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: ROOLZ - 11/24/08 11:14 PM

Here's one: compart

In Spanish, compartir means "to share". :0)
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 12:58 AM

hmm... I suppose it's more economical than 'compartmentalize' but I think that's the real life version of the word. Or maybe 'petition' or 'divide.'

But is it in the Scrabble Dictionary? grin
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 02:39 AM

COMPARE

(that oughta loosen things up a bit)
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 03:24 AM

CRAMPON ...take a hike... ;0)
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 01:21 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
Originally Posted By: etaoin
Originally Posted By: tsuwm
a change == an add + a delete
so the roolz allow two adds + a delete, or two deletes + an add

I'm sure I've seen two changes (two adds + two deletes); but who can keep track?!


I think I disagree. you can add a letter. you can delete a letter. you can change a letter, but I don't think you can add two letters, nor delete two. nor change more than one.

eh?


eta earlier> "you may change a letter. you may also delete or add a letter."

I say again, a change is equivalent to a delete + an add..
so if you "also delete or add a letter" that's equivalent to yada yada yada.


I think I'm probably agreeing with you now.

a six letter word could have a letter changed, but if changed, it could not also have a letter added to become a seven-letter word? is that what we're saying?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 06:33 PM

"I think I'm probably agreeing with you now."

laugh I'm glad I'm not the only one with roolz problems.
I'll be back in a few days to see if someone can put this real clear. Say, clear enough for a six year old person.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 08:23 PM

This was my intention:

You may make one change, and/or scramble the letters.

A change would be to delete a letter from the existing ones, to add a letter to the existing ones, or to swap one for another.

Examples:

PARTY can become PART. We deleted a letter.
PARTY can become TRAPS. We swapped a Y for an S.
PARTY can become PARITY. We added a letter.
PARTY cannot become TRAMPS because that is making two changes - deleting the Y and adding the M.

Just focus on making one change, and the scrambling (reordering) of the letters does not count as the change, only the addition or deletion or swap does.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 08:26 PM

Yeah, there were a few times the "one change only" rule was overlooked or forgotten. In the interest of keeping the game fun, we kept going.

We've done pretty well -- only hit a sandbar twice, I think.

laugh
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 08:32 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
CRAMPON ...take a hike... ;0)

You've got COMPANY!
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 09:29 PM

>PARTY cannot become TRAMPS because that is making two changes - deleting the Y and adding the M.

you were doing fine with your examples until here..

PARTY can become TRAMP, changing the Y to M swapping the M for Y (also known as deleting the Y and adding the M). :-P
PARTY cannot become TRAMPS because that is making two changes - changing Y to M swapping M for Y and adding S!

(this is why I stressed that changing makes for an ambiguous count - I should try to be more ron and less ambiguous!)

-joe (not so obvious) friday
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 09:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
Originally Posted By: twosleepy
CRAMPON ...take a hike... ;0)

You've got COMPANY!


COPEMAN
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: ROOLZ - 11/25/08 10:25 PM

Change the P of COPEMAN to an R and enjoy a

ROMANCE
Posted By: Aramis

Re: ROOLZ - 11/26/08 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
Yeah, there were a few times the "one change only" rule was overlooked or forgotten. In the interest of keeping the game fun, we kept going.

We've done pretty well -- only hit a sandbar twice, I think.

laugh


Anarchy is not fun. frown
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 11/27/08 12:24 AM

It can be if you're the anarchist...
Posted By: olly

Re: ROOLZ - 11/27/08 01:19 AM

MOANER ...deleted the C
Posted By: Jackie

Re: ROOLZ - 11/27/08 02:43 AM

BEMOAN
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 11/27/08 04:40 AM

HAMBONE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ROOLZ - 11/28/08 06:35 PM

Just focus on making one change, and the scrambling (reordering) of the letters does not count as the change, only the addition or deletion or swap does.

Thanks , I think that's how I probably always understood it. Sorry to say my computer turned into a pinball machine. Please keep the game going. Next week there will be serious repears.
(Help, it's got a life of it's own!)

ABDOMEN ---Two more minutes granted obviously
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: ROOLZ - 11/29/08 02:58 AM

Change the M to an R and BROADEN your outlook!
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: ROOLZ - 11/30/08 01:11 AM

For tomorrow I will be ENROBED to sing in the choir!
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 11/30/08 06:13 AM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
For tomorrow I will be ENROBED to sing in the choir!

I'll ENDORSE that!
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ROOLZ - 11/30/08 02:00 PM

RESOUND!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: ROOLZ - 11/30/08 05:33 PM

...and afterward you UNDRESS.

(Is there some pull toward seven-letter-words? These last seven have all been Bingoes. No fifty-point-extra-bonus for us Virtual Players, unfortunately.)
Posted By: olly

Re: ROOLZ - 11/30/08 06:54 PM


Not under DURESS
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: ROOLZ - 12/01/08 01:34 AM

Rest ASSURED, I always have something on underneath... ;0)
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 12/01/08 06:18 AM

AROUSED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ROOLZ - 12/01/08 11:46 AM

READOUTS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: ROOLZ - 12/01/08 01:59 PM

The simple change of A to B reveals DOUBTERS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ROOLZ - 12/01/08 08:27 PM

TROUBLES
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: ROOLZ - 12/01/08 08:39 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
TROUBLES


BOTTLERS
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: ROOLZ - 12/01/08 10:03 PM

the BOUTTLERS did it.
-ron o.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: ROOLZ - 12/02/08 12:37 AM

On the assumption that only one change was made - change O to U - and scramble (I think that's what we've consensused the transformation should be) I now remove the second T and make something SUBTLER.
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 12/02/08 04:21 AM

And on the grounds that butler really has only one 't' anyway I'll simply scramble it again to BUTLERS which is where we should have been after our TROUBLES.
Posted By: olly

Re: ROOLZ - 12/02/08 04:50 AM

even more SUBTLER


Lovely photo Branshea smile
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: ROOLZ - 12/02/08 04:56 PM


BUSTLED
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: ROOLZ - 12/02/08 06:30 PM

I'm feeling HUSTLED.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ROOLZ - 12/02/08 08:14 PM

Tsuwm defying the rules?
WHISTLED back by wofahu? whistle back to 8 , could it be stretched to 9?
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 12/02/08 10:22 PM

I think hustled to whistled is two changes isn't it, a substitution and an addition? HUSTLED + W - I + U = WHISTLED

I suggest instead SHUTTLED.
Posted By: olly

Re: ROOLZ - 12/02/08 10:57 PM

SCUTTLED again wink
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: ROOLZ - 12/03/08 01:04 AM

Well, DUCTLESS we shall be ( but hopefully not in the tape department!) ;0)
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: ROOLZ - 12/03/08 05:27 AM

Swap the C for an O and it becomes toussled.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ROOLZ - 12/03/08 12:00 PM

Yes, I see that now .I unintentionally defied The Rules. Blame shame sorry blush. Skip whistle.

Uh, CoffeeBean, my dictionary only gives tousle with one s. ( to treat roughly) Is there another toussle and what does it mean?

So twosleepy, DUTCHESS inevitably! And any time now computer brake down can make this game DUTCHLESS.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

a two-step entry - 12/03/08 01:45 PM

In my neighborhood there used to be a bunch of "TOUCHLESS Car Washes." [change D to O]

(And J&J made OUCHLESS Band-Aids...) [delete T]

afterthought: If we discipline ourseves to define the changes, we'll have less to cavil about regarding observing/flouting the Roolz...
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: a two-step entry - 12/03/08 02:14 PM

From TOUCHLESS to SLOUCHIEST
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a two-step entry - 12/03/08 05:50 PM

Ouch!What a word! Can you also get us out this dead-end-street-of-a-word again, The inFallible?
Yes Wofahu, it's clear and also a good self-check to tell what was done.But how will the last one be undone?

Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: a two-step entry - 12/04/08 04:36 PM

SLOUCHIEST

Replace L with N and rearrange to get

TOUCHINESS

(or is that putting us farther into a hole?)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a two-step entry - 12/04/08 05:06 PM

Guess not. At this point I realize it's a wordgame in a foreign language. I see my limit. I've really been putting effort to it. Over eight letters I loose
track.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: a two-step entry - 12/05/08 12:01 AM

I think Fallible roolz! Sheesh! I wasn't even gonna try to make something from "slouchiest" (but of course, I did try...) and I gave up after a bit. And there he goes and pulls one out of his euphemism... Aaaargh!

And Bran, you made an error that people who speak English from birth make all the time: lose vs. loose. You meant "lose" (not to win, or to misplace) rather than "loose" (to set free, to give slack). They are pronounced differently, also, although apparently many people think they are homonyms. They are not! At least you have a good excuse! :0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/05/08 01:49 AM

TOUCHINESS

Remove the C, rearrange, and get

OUTSHINES
Posted By: olly

Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/05/08 02:30 AM

Yours might be shiny but mines
built like a brick $#!+HOUSE blush
Posted By: The Pook

Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/05/08 03:48 AM

Assuming antipodean vulgarities are allowed...

What a pity one flies sorties and not soughties.
So let's see...change the I to an O and scramble for

HOTHOUSES!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/06/08 04:29 AM

...change one H to a U and rearrange to get

OUTHOUSES.

Now somebody tell me why that's a perfectly acceptable term, but S#!+HOUSE had to be disguised to avoid the Gutter Police...?
Posted By: The Pook

Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/06/08 07:03 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
...change one H to a U and rearrange to get

OUTHOUSES.

Now somebody tell me why that's a perfectly acceptable term, but S#!+HOUSE had to be disguised to avoid the Gutter Police...?

It's quite simple. British class system. The good old anglo-saxon terms for things, like SH*T became associated with the vulgar, English speaking peasants, whilst the French and Latin terms for various bodily functions (such as faeces) were quite acceptable because that's what the upper crust said.
Posted By: olly

Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/07/08 08:03 AM




I'd like to drop a few SHOUTOUTS to my peeps on AWAD
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/07/08 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: olly



I'd like to drop a few SHOUTOUTS to my peeps on AWAD


U --> O and rearrange:

OUTSHOOTS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a two-step entry - 12/08/08 06:52 PM

Ach, towspleepy, (sorry , this typo is a gift, I keep it, please don't shoot) I lose and loose simultaneously. I'm cut loose mostly by this my rebellious computer. I have to wait for my troubleshooting nephew, who has developped an unwelcome passion for Opera and is always off on mini trips to the the mayor Opera Houses of Europe. Fierce bad habit!!!!
Shoots!
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: a two-step entry - 12/09/08 01:56 AM

I accept your gift!
Posted By: olly

Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/09/08 03:47 AM

Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
OUTSHOOTS


Drop the S pilgrim. SHOOTOUT at the OK Coral
Posted By: The Pook

Re: My flashlight is brighter than your flashlight - 12/09/08 07:18 AM

SOURTOOTHS would be a nice word if it were a word, but I don't think it is, so... anyone think of a real one?
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: ROOLZ - 12/09/08 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
Uh, CoffeeBean, my dictionary only gives tousle with one s. ( to treat roughly) Is there another toussle and what does it mean?


Sorry folks! Guess I should have checked my spelling!

The SHOOTOUT was painful because I was OUTSHOT .
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ROOLZ - 12/10/08 10:38 AM

That's an easy one (though I was never much good at it)...SHOTPUT
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: ROOLZ - 12/10/08 03:54 PM

Well, then did you ever OUTPUSH someone?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: ROOLZ - 12/10/08 04:23 PM

May I've been pushed out, but never outpushed. Things are certainly getting outsourced.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: ROOLZ - 12/10/08 05:08 PM

UNSHOUT the noise that banish'd Martius...
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/10/08 07:08 PM

Change the U to another O, rearrange, and you're in HOUSTON
[ "hew-stun" in Texas, "how-stin" in NYC, take your pick ]
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 05:44 PM

While I'm in Houston, I'll have some HOGNUTS with my cuppa Joe!
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
While I'm in Houston, I'll have some HOGNUTS with my cuppa Joe!


TOUGHS
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 06:46 PM

SOUGH (crossthreading)
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 07:27 PM

that's ROUGH.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 07:36 PM

HOUR (how low can we go?)
Posted By: olly

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 08:19 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
HOUR (how low can we go?)


Depends on OUR aptitude. This could be one of the all time longest threads.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 09:51 PM

My grandmother used the term sourtooth, so it may be a word. Sort of like "down in the mouth". How long is the longest running thread???
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 10:14 PM

OR
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 10:48 PM

O!
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 10:54 PM

This crazy, but am enjoying it.
Posted By: olly

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 11:04 PM

OH?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/11/08 11:43 PM

HA !
Posted By: Coffeebean

What the Dickens?! - 12/12/08 12:01 AM

BAH!
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: What the Dickens?! - 12/12/08 12:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
BAH!


BATH
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: What the Dickens?! - 12/12/08 04:07 AM

LATH
Posted By: olly

Re: What the Dickens?! - 12/12/08 04:16 AM

Thath funny, lath out loud. laugh

OATH
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: What the Dickens?! - 12/12/08 05:11 PM

OATS
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: What the Dickens?! - 12/12/08 05:52 PM

Originally Posted By: etaoin
OATS


STOAT
Posted By: Aramis

Re: ROOLZ - 12/12/08 07:24 PM

Not listening [reading]! One may add, delete, or replace a letter. Multi-step definitions of 'replace' do not alter the option list.

TOTALS
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: ROOLZ - 12/12/08 09:59 PM

STOA
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

a word late and a dollar short? - 12/12/08 10:48 PM

TOTALS

Change O to E, rearrange and get LATEST, which is the word that should be modified.

Now if we can only work tht into "satellite"...

(Stoa is wild oats, did you realize?)
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Where are we? Doesn't matter! - 12/13/08 05:03 AM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
My grandmother used the term sourtooth, so it may be a word. Sort of like "down in the mouth". How long is the longest running thread???

Now you tell me! It's less dubious than some of the other contenders here! grin
Posted By: The Pook

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/13/08 05:07 AM

STALEST
ARTLESS
STARTLES
TREATLESS
THREATLESS

There you go, back to 10...
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/13/08 08:04 PM

Sheesh! Give someone else a chance! And did all that mess get us to SATELLITE or not? Is it all a waste??? ;0)
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/14/08 12:13 AM

Originally Posted By: The Pook
STALEST
ARTLESS
STARTLES
TREATLESS
THREATLESS

There you go, back to 10...


HEARTLESS.

(I don't think we are quite at SATELLITE yet.)
Posted By: The Pook

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/14/08 11:53 AM

Yes that was heartless to take us back to 9 again! frown

firefighting would be a good one to aim for too... but not with the present bunch of letters...
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/14/08 12:15 PM

TEARLESS, (reculer pour mieux sauter)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/14/08 05:59 PM

Actually having _too_ many letters makes the choices a lot more limited. Six to eight letters or so would be a comfortable range, I should think, for optimum word selection and audience participation.

We're at TEARLESS, but I did figure out a three-step uses-a-proper-noun solution from LATEST to SATELLITE, which unfortunately this margin is too small to contain.

...

LATEST + E = SEATTLE
SEATTLE + L = STELLATE
STELLATE + I = SATELLITE

...
Posted By: olly

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/14/08 10:17 PM



E -> T = STARLETS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/14/08 11:00 PM

So hold your tears and lets get on with this never ending pretty and useless game. still intrigued about your steps to satellite

i also changed the E to T Olly, and came to startles, but i like
STARLETS better. My computer is still off for reinstallation. This, my son´s one has a malfunctioning keyboard. It´s getting me from the drizzle into the rain.hope you keep it going.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/15/08 12:25 AM

Hope I'm not repeating: TARTLETS, a seasonal treat... :0)

Oh, and is there an injunction against proper names?
Posted By: olly

Re: a word late and a dollar short? - 12/15/08 01:20 AM

Frankly my dear.......Well, it is a form of scrabble.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

re: steps to satellite - 12/15/08 12:27 PM

Branshea:

...highlight the space between the ellipses, if you like, and all will be revealed...

PS Jackie: when did USER HAS EXCEEDED PM LIMIT get activated?
Posted By: olly

Re: re: steps to satellite - 12/16/08 01:50 AM

Whoa, a quota of 20,000, dats a lodda messages.

RATTLES delete a T
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: re: steps to satellite - 12/16/08 02:19 AM

Add an N for SLATTERN
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: re: steps to satellite - 12/16/08 04:00 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Add an N for SLATTERN


T-->N

LANTERNS
Posted By: The Pook

Re: re: steps to satellite - 12/16/08 05:21 AM

N to P...
PLANTERS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: re: steps to satellite - 12/16/08 03:17 PM

change N to M

TRAMPLES
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: re: steps to satellite - 12/16/08 07:38 PM

Change P to M

TRAMMELS
Posted By: olly

Re: re: steps to satellite - 12/16/08 10:50 PM

Add an O

MAELSTROM
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

not really by the roolz - 12/16/08 11:13 PM

I know it's spelt wrong but it's too enticing to resist -

change M to S and jump to SOMERSALT.


(A two-step change L->H and M->G gives us HOGMASTER!)
Posted By: The Pook

hmm... - 12/17/08 02:51 AM

One could almost, but not quite make immortalise from maelstrom. You can make IMMORTALS though.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: hmm... - 12/17/08 03:56 PM

You folks are funny!!!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Moving right along... - 12/17/08 04:04 PM

IMMORTALS

change T to F and get

FORMALISM

(or M to F and get FORMALIST, for that matter)
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Moving right along... - 12/17/08 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

FORMALISM


MORALISM
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Moving right along... - 12/18/08 01:06 AM

M --> U

SOLARIUM
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Moving right along... - 12/18/08 10:12 AM

add a T

SIMULATOR
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

One for all, not all for one - 12/18/08 11:59 AM

remove the O

ALTRUISM
Posted By: BranShea

Re: One for all, not all for one - 12/18/08 12:32 PM

Blow away the U,

MISTRAL
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: One for all, not all for one - 12/18/08 01:55 PM

add an I,

MISTRIAL
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

I Love My Baby Ben - 12/18/08 06:42 PM

Change I to A and Presto, you're an

ALARMIST !
...
Add an E and make MATERIALS
...
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: I Love My Baby Ben - 12/18/08 07:05 PM


R-->F

FATALISM
Posted By: olly

Good Luck - 12/18/08 11:51 PM

You always come up with a Fiendish challenge

F -> N

TALISMAN
Posted By: tsuwm

luck had little to do with it - 12/19/08 12:05 AM

a to i
LATINISM
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: luck had little to do with it - 12/19/08 01:14 AM



TASMANIAN
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

too many changes !! - 12/19/08 02:07 AM

...Umm, I think that may have to be disqualified - to get from LATINISM to TASMANIAN you need to change an I to an N, change the L to a second A, and add yet another A. Only one change allowed!

Try again?

LATINISM

Add S and get STALINISM

Writing out the change will help you stick to the roolz. smile
Posted By: olly

Re: too many changes !! - 12/19/08 03:28 AM


S -> A

ANIMALIST

Another A and you get TALISMANIA laugh
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: too many changes !! - 12/19/08 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: olly



ANIMALIST



Drop the T

MAINSAIL
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: too many changes !! - 12/19/08 04:54 PM

drop an I

ANIMALS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

gettin' hungry ! - 12/19/08 06:51 PM

drop the N

SALAMI
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: gettin' hungry ! - 12/19/08 06:53 PM




Now I know where to find this link: under scrabble.
Are there rules, or is it too far gone to make sense of it???
Posted By: twosleepy

Ate too much... ;0) - 12/19/08 07:20 PM

MALAISE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

once more, with feeling: - 12/19/08 07:32 PM

The Roolz are:

You may
1) add a letter OR
2) remove a letter OR
3) change a letter

AND THEN
4) scramble the new set of letters into a new word.

Thus:
MALAISE
drop the E
MISSAL
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: once more, with feeling: - 12/19/08 08:05 PM

Thus:
MALAISE
drop the E
MISSAL


bzzzz!
where'd that second 's' come from? (or, that's two changes!)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: once more, with feeling: - 12/19/08 09:13 PM

Quite right. Sorry 'bout that. Couldn't see straight; too much snow. Will the Chair permit me to amend the motion?

MALAISE
drop an A
MESIAL (at least, that's what my dentist says)
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: once more, with feeling: - 12/19/08 09:27 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

MESIAL (at least, that's what my dentist says)


I --> M

LEMMAS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: once more, with feeling: - 12/19/08 11:36 PM

Add --> A

MELASMA
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: once more, with feeling: - 12/19/08 11:59 PM

Change A to I and you can sing it:

MELISMA
Posted By: BranShea

Re: once more, with feeling: - 12/20/08 12:07 AM

Really a song I do not know? Melisma?
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: once more, with feeling: - 12/20/08 12:10 AM

Melisma is a musical term for singing many notes on one syllable. An example would be chant or "Amen".
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

melismas - 12/20/08 02:01 AM

MELISMA - think of the word "purify" in "And He Shall Purify" from Handel's Messiah, or the word "born" from "For Unto Us a Child is Born," or "easy" in "His Yoke is Easy," or "turned" from "All We, Like Sheep."

MELISMA
change an M to an R and get
REALISM
Posted By: BranShea

Re: melismas - 12/20/08 03:37 PM

Never knew this music term existed. Looked up the Dutch word.
Quite SIMULAR (E change to U); melisme. (from Greek)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: melismas - 12/20/08 08:16 PM

Alas, it takes 2 letters, but SIMULAR plus another A and a P gives us MARSUPIAL !

SIMULAR

change M to T

RITUALS

( I like that better than adding a T and getting MURALIST. )

Posted By: BranShea

Re: melismas - 12/20/08 10:52 PM

add T
TITULARS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...back to the sublime - 12/21/08 02:04 AM

(take about three steps to turn it into SATURNALIA, and from there one step to NATURALIST)

But within the roolz -

TITULARS - drop the U and make STARLIT
Posted By: olly

Re: ...back to the sublime - 12/21/08 10:03 PM

Happy TRAILS this holiday season to all. Be safe. See you all in a few weeks. Its a sunny summer and we're off to the lakes camping with the kids. Yay! cool
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: ...back to the sublime - 12/22/08 02:19 AM

Originally Posted By: olly
Happy TRAILS this holiday season to all. Be safe. See you all in a few weeks. Its a sunny summer and we're off to the lakes camping with the kids. Yay! cool


L --> T

STRAIT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman - 12/22/08 02:30 PM

STRAIT

change T to E

SATIRE
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman - 12/22/08 02:46 PM

for happy trails up here you need good TIRES.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman - 12/22/08 04:50 PM


because of driving STRESS
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman - 12/22/08 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

because of driving STRESS


Luke,

TIRES to STRESS is two changes, I think.
TIRES --> TRESS --> STRESS

But continuing from STRESS,
Add an E, TRESSES
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman - 12/22/08 08:08 PM

Luke -

Try doing it with the chages identified; that will make you aware of the steps.

TRESSES
add, or drop or change one letter
change one S to a T
rearrange
STREETS
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman - 12/22/08 11:52 PM

Hey:
Finally got someone to pay attention to me !
I feel so neglected some of the time.
Tell me the rules, PLEASE.
Luke
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Surely you're joking, Mr. Javan - 12/23/08 01:45 AM

Oh, my, I thought that's what we had been doing. Several times.

Rules:
Start with a word. It contains a bunch of letters.
(Some letters might be there more than once. Consider each repetition to be one letter. STREETS has E,E,R,S,S,T,T = seven letters.)
You may a)add one letter, or b)drop one letter, or c)change one letter to another. Only one of those three choices
Then you may, if you like, rearrange all the letters of the new bunch into another word.

The next person starts with that word and applies the rules again.

And so it goes.
Posted By: The Pook

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/23/08 03:08 AM

Hey what happened to my last post? I posted something after STALINISM but it has disappeared.
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/23/08 03:15 PM

"STREETS"

drop a T

RESETS
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/23/08 04:36 PM

drop an S for
TREES
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/23/08 07:52 PM

drop an e, give it a REST
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/23/08 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
drop an e, give it a REST


If I replaced E, I could STIR up some trouble.
Posted By: The Pook

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/24/08 01:36 AM

Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
Originally Posted By: tsuwm
drop an e, give it a REST


If I replaced E, I could STIR up some trouble.

Assuming you have and it's not just a hypothetical...

He adds an 'E' and TRIES to keep this moving.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/24/08 02:14 AM

TRIES

Wouldn't want to make this into some sort of sermon, but...
add a P and get a PRIEST
...
How much ya wanna bet PIASTER is the next word?
...
Posted By: The Pook

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/24/08 06:52 AM

I prefer STRIPES (adding S) but if you PERSIST in adding 'S' you could make 'persists.'
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/24/08 03:24 PM

Take the second S back out - don't you think the ESPRIT is more appealing, 'specially this time of year ?!
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Surely you're joking, Mr. Javan - 12/26/08 05:14 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Oh, my, I thought that's what we had been doing. Several times.

Rules:
Start with a word. It contains a bunch of letters.
(Some letters might be there more than once. Consider each repetition to be one letter. STREETS has E,E,R,S,S,T,T = seven letters.)
You may a)add one letter, or b)drop one letter, or c)change one letter to another. Only one of those three choices
Then you may, if you like, rearrange all the letters of the new bunch into another word.

The next person starts with that word and applies the rules again.

And so it goes.



thank you wofahulicodoc

I was trying to follow the strain,but could not seem to figure out the pattern.
It was there, but I could not quite see it.
Thanks for helping out

(ps Javan is my middle name: use it because it is easier to spell than
my surname. But no offense taken. Thanks for responding.
I shall try to contribute intelligently, when I can think of
something.)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/26/08 05:20 PM



How about

SPRITE

as in elves? Does that play count?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/26/08 08:31 PM



Sorry, you guys, I see you were giving me the rules
and I either ignored them, or just breezed past them,
thinking it was more of the scrabble game, and not
understanding it, just kept on moving. Thick-headed;
that's me.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/27/08 01:33 AM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
How about
SPRITE
as in elves? Does that play count?

It counts; it's an anagram of ESPRIT. The rules say you may add, delete, or change, not that you must, and to rearrange ESPRIT into SPRITE is within them, though it's not what we've been doing most of the time.

Again may I offer that if you discipline yourself to state just what you did to get from start to end, you will readily confirm that you've committed no violation.

SPRITE

add an A

PIASTER There - I did it myself!
Posted By: The Pook

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/27/08 01:40 AM

PILASTER +L

(wonder if the next word will be a saurian plural?)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Master Luke - 12/27/08 01:51 AM

BTW - apropos of not seeing the Roolz until now - I suspect it came from starting at the most recent posts in the thread and not seeing that already scrolled up the screen and out of view because of four or five intervening posts there were messages specifically in response to one of yours. I guess that's the reason they invented Threaded as opposed to Flat viewing.

(P.S. Mr Panjandrum: does this venue support threaded viewing? I haven't looked very hard, but I don't recall seeing it anywhere.)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/27/08 01:55 AM

REPTILES? Sure, but I like Ted Williams better:

PILASTER
change A to N
SPLINTER
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/27/08 12:38 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
(P.S. Mr Panjandrum: does this venue support threaded viewing? I haven't looked very hard, but I don't recall seeing it anywhere.)


yes, it does. go to MyStuff/Preferences.
Posted By: The Pook

Re: SCRABBLE, anyone? - 12/27/08 01:19 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

SPLINTER

Change S to O
INTERPOL
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

in the fullness - 12/27/08 01:33 PM

INTERPOL
add another E
REPLETION
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: in the fullness - 12/29/08 06:06 AM

add an [unwelcome] R ...

INTERLOPER
Posted By: The Pook

Re: in the fullness - 12/29/08 07:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
add an [unwelcome] R ...

INTERLOPER

R to A
PERITONEAL
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: in the fullness - 12/30/08 12:15 AM

L to S gets you

PROTEINASE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: in the fullness - 12/30/08 02:13 AM

PROTEINASE

add a D

DESPERATION
Posted By: BranShea

Re: in the fullness - 12/30/08 08:26 PM

W00WH! BEAUTIFUL PURPLE COFFEEFLOWERS!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

overfullness - 12/30/08 08:29 PM

Ten letters is just too many to work with freely!

DESPERATION

Drop an O

PEDESTRIAN
Posted By: Coffeebean

let's get skinnier! - 12/31/08 05:48 AM

drop the A and you've been elected

PRESIDENT

Ah, yes, purple iris are my favorite flower!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/01/09 01:17 AM

...dropped the second E and SPRINTED

(that's a long way from PEDESTRIAN for just two letters!)
Posted By: The Pook

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/01/09 04:13 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
...dropped the second E and SPRINTED

(that's a long way from PEDESTRIAN for just two letters!)

...oh I don't know... have you never observed commuters in a major city as the clock ticks towards 9am?

SPRINTED
N to I
SPIRITED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/01/09 11:36 AM

N for S

INTREPID
intrepidly into the new year!
Posted By: The Pook

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/02/09 11:35 AM

INTREPID
Be INSPIRED by exchanging by swapping T for S
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/02/09 06:03 PM

INSPIRED

Form a committee, add a G, and you'll be

PRESIDING
...
change S to A and get
DIAPERING

...
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/02/09 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc


PRESIDING


"Yet, in these thoughts myself almost ..."

R to S gives

DESPISING
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/02/09 06:49 PM

DESPISING
add an N, said the pharmicist, mix well, and you'll soon be
DISPENSING
Posted By: The Pook

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/03/09 03:03 AM

DISPENSING another M
can lead to MISSPENDING
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/12/09 09:51 PM

Methinks the game is over.

I'll be RECKLESS and start another!
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/13/09 03:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
Methinks the game is over.

I'll be RECKLESS and start another!


S --> F and move to front

FRECKLES
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/13/09 04:25 AM

R to S and move to back > FECKLESS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/13/09 11:33 AM

FICKLENESS

Add an I and smuggle in the extra N ( no one will notice ), scramble.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/13/09 05:18 PM

I am still watching this, and hope to contribute
something soon. You folks are great at word scramble.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/13/09 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
FICKLENESS

Add an I and smuggle in the extra N ( no one will notice ), scramble.


FOUL! FOUL!
Posted By: BranShea

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/13/09 09:46 PM

Gosh, bad luck,I really was hoping no one would notice.
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: let's get skinnier! - 01/13/09 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
R to S and move to back > FECKLESS

K --> A

FACELESS
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Scrabble - 01/14/09 11:16 PM

replace F with N to get

CLEANSES
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Scrabble - 01/14/09 11:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
CLEANSES

Remove the L
SEANCES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Scrabble - 01/15/09 01:49 PM

Cheap change: STANCES
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Scrabble - 01/15/09 01:57 PM

+I and jumble for

SCANTIES
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Scrabble - 01/15/09 05:25 PM

Something in scant supply here at the moment: INSECTS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Scrabble - 01/15/09 06:31 PM

+ O, in SECTIONS
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Scrabble - 01/15/09 07:22 PM

S to R

CORNIEST
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Scrabble - 01/15/09 09:41 PM




(If I'm out of whack, tell me, please)

N to K and scrabble letters:

ROCKIEST
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Scrabble - 01/15/09 11:18 PM

Right on!!!
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 03:06 AM

Been a while. Going to give it another try....

ROCKIEST

Drop O
Sticker

Scrabble
Tickers
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 03:08 AM


From STICKER, C-->T to get

SKITTER
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 03:17 AM

FROM SKITTER

DROP ONE T
FOR

KEISTER
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 03:12 PM

What's a Keister? Is that a New Yorkism?
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 03:37 PM

My understanding is that it refers to the area of the body served by the gluteus maximus muscles... ;0)

I don't believe it's a "New Yorkism", or even confined to the USA. Here's a link from Phoenix: keister
It supposedly has European derivation. :0)
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 05:18 PM

Yes, that's it, Two sleepy.

Ass, rump, buttocks, etc. I suppose it's kind of slang.

But originally was used as: suitcase or bag....

The origin is unknown though

German- Kiste
Yiddish- kestl

I agree with 2sleepy and don't think it's use is limited to NY, but perhaps more popular there.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 05:41 PM

KEISTER

change an E to an R

STRIKER

football/soccer player...discontented Union worker...assaulter... Lucifer*-igniter -- take your pick.

*(see fourth paragraph)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 05:43 PM

STRIDER in the nudes? Oh no, that's streaker ,well ,anyway...
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 10:14 PM

STRIDER changed S to I and now it's

DIRTIER
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Scrabble - 01/16/09 10:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean


DIRTIER


Dropping an R makes it
TIDIER
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Scrabble - 01/17/09 12:50 AM

TIDIER

DROP I FOR


TIRED
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Scrabble - 01/17/09 02:06 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted By: twosleepy
My understanding is that it refers to the area of the body served by the gluteus maximus muscles... ;0)

I don't believe it's a "New Yorkism", or even confined to the USA. Here's a link from Phoenix: keister
It supposedly has European derivation. :0)


Certainly not a New Yorkism, used frequently on the Great Plains.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Scrabble - 01/17/09 02:07 AM



Add an E

RETIED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Scrabble - 01/17/09 03:13 AM

RETIED

change I to S

DESERT
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Scrabble - 01/17/09 04:30 AM




Add an "S"

DESSERT
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Scrabble - 01/17/09 04:50 AM

remove an S - RESTED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Scrabble - 01/17/09 10:04 PM

S for R - DETEST (bookkeeping)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Scrabble - 01/17/09 11:48 PM



D for R

TESTER
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Scrabble - 01/18/09 03:47 AM

TESTES

(sounds like a breakfast cereal.)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Scrabble - 01/18/09 12:56 PM

Available in the petshop? Add R- SETTERS
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Scrabble - 01/18/09 06:02 PM




L for S


LETTERS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

reptiles of the world unite ! - 01/18/09 07:37 PM

LETTERS

change an E to U

TURTLES
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: reptiles of the world unite ! - 01/18/09 10:28 PM


DROP a T

SUTLER
Posted By: olly

Re: reptiles of the world unite ! - 01/18/09 10:34 PM

Drop a T and RUSTLE up some new words
Posted By: PastorVon

Re: reptiles of the world unite ! - 01/19/09 12:07 AM

Originally Posted By: olly
Drop a T and RUSTLE up some new words


Does one have to drop a letter? The letters "rustle" also spell LUSTER.
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: reptiles of the world unite ! - 01/19/09 12:12 AM

you should make one change (other than shuffle); e.g., add an F and get FLUSTER (otherwise you're just making anagrams)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: reptiles of the world unite ! - 01/19/09 01:52 AM

FLUSTER

add another F

TRUFFLES !
Posted By: Fauve

Re: reptiles of the world unite ! - 01/19/09 05:45 PM

TRUFFLES

OMIT T

for

RUFFLES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: bears of the world unite ! - 01/19/09 06:00 PM

R becomes N. - SNUFFLE
(Snuffles wasn't a bear exactly. He was a pseudo ursine. He was big and clumsy, and bounced around on four legs, and then on two. He was friendly, chillingly so, for he was huge. And he snuffled like some old track-eating train. R.A. lafferty.)
Posted By: olly

Re: bears of the world unite ! - 01/19/09 10:13 PM

Sure to create a SCUFFLE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

that's enough of that ! - 01/19/09 10:28 PM

SCUFFLE

change L to I

SUFFICE
Posted By: olly

Re: that's enough of that ! - 01/21/09 01:56 AM



time to DIFFUSE the situation

C -> D
Posted By: Fauve

Re: that's enough of that ! - 01/21/09 02:48 AM

DIFFUSE (U to R)



DIFFERS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

an appropriate change for today's events, perhaps - 01/21/09 03:51 AM

DIFFERS

change F to N

FRIENDS
Posted By: The Pook

Re: an appropriate change for today's events, perhaps - 01/21/09 07:00 AM

FRIENDS ...can be sweet but so are
FRIANDS

(E to A)
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: an appropriate change for today's events, perhaps - 01/21/09 07:13 PM

drop the F

DRAINS
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: an appropriate change for today's events, perhaps - 01/21/09 07:31 PM


D to T


STRAIN
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: an appropriate change for today's events, perhaps - 01/21/09 08:28 PM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


STRAIN


We'll have a gas, if we drop the T.

SARIN
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

the vegan view of things - 01/21/09 09:01 PM

SARIN

another I would have us

RAISIN cane, or dried grapes, or what-you-will
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: the vegan view of things - 01/21/09 09:57 PM



SARIN = E for A

RINSE
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: the vegan view of things - 01/21/09 11:12 PM

add N .. SINNER
Posted By: The Pook

Raising the Question - 01/22/09 12:58 AM

Hang on, RAISIN was submitted from SARIN before RINSE was, so going from RAISIN, and raising it one letter, gee we get...
RAISING
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Raising the Question - 01/22/09 01:57 PM

easy easy PRAISING
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Raising the Question - 01/22/09 05:05 PM

BRAISING
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Raising the Question - 01/22/09 10:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Fauve
BRAISING


I --> A

BARGAINS
Posted By: doc_comfort

Re: Raising the Question - 01/23/09 01:32 AM


A --> E

BEARINGS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Raising the Question - 01/23/09 03:06 AM

BEARINGS

change B to T and get

TANGIERS or ANGRIEST or GANTRIES or GRANITES or INGRATES or GASTRINE or ASTRINGE or... (fades off into the night)
Posted By: olly

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/23/09 04:24 AM


TANGIERS

I -> R

STRANGER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/23/09 09:24 AM

leds go to O Olly,

STRONGER
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/23/09 03:09 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
leds go to O Olly,

STRONGER


R --> W

WRONGEST
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/23/09 05:09 PM

WRONGEST
becomes the

STRONGEST
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/23/09 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Fauve
WRONGEST
becomes the

STRONGEST


That's actually 2 changes: W changes to T and add an S.
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/23/09 10:40 PM

WRONGEST can become STRONGER by swapping W for R.
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/23/09 10:47 PM

that's where we were before WRONGEST!!

(maybe it's time to start over, with a new thread..)
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/23/09 11:18 PM

SORRY FOLKS, I SCREWED UP. Meant to change it before I left this morning....
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/24/09 01:17 AM

I could be wrong, but I can't come up with anything after WRONGEST.
Can anyone else? Does that mean FallibleFiend won the game!
I've never been around when we've arrived at a stalemate. Cool.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Highly accomplished - 01/24/09 03:20 AM

WRONGEST

change S to I

TOWERING

We ought to be able to go on from there.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Highly accomplished - 01/24/09 03:36 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
WRONGEST

change S to I

TOWERING

We ought to be able to go on from there.

But not the only one!
ORANGEST (W --> A)
ESTROGEN (W --> E)
STURGEON (W --> U)
STRONGER (W --> R)
SONGSTER (W --> S)
And those are just replacing the W. There must be tons more, but I got tired... So, no stalemate, Fauve! :0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Highly accomplished - 01/24/09 05:58 PM

I 'specially like "estrogen" and "songster."


TOWERING

Carry on!
Posted By: Fauve

Re: Highly accomplished - 01/24/09 11:13 PM

I bow to your Scrabblenessess, two and wofa! I had the feeling my giving up would bring out the ScrabbleBraniacs! Well done!
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Highly accomplished - 01/25/09 05:53 AM



T to C

COWERING
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Highly accomplished - 01/25/09 10:53 PM



or maybe POWERING.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Highly accomplished - 01/25/09 11:08 PM




Lowering
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Highly accomplished - 01/25/09 11:09 PM


add an F


FLOWERING

Sorry for the many posts: Just learning how to edit. Hope this
works. If not, I'll try better: Hope no one is offended. And
I am not interested in running up a posting score: I gave up
competition when I retired. It's too tiring.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/26/09 08:34 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
that's where we were before WRONGEST!!

(maybe it's time to start over, with a new thread..)
No tsuwm, this is the long never ending nightmare thread.

drop L - FOREWING
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/26/09 09:43 PM

drop the W and it's FOREIGN

It is the thread that never ends -
it just goes on and on, my friends.
Somebody started posting here not knowing what it was,
and we'll continue posting here forever just because
it is the thread that never ends . . .
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/26/09 11:00 PM

(adapted for scansion)

...the thread that never ends -
it just goes on, my friends.
You started here, not knowing what it was,
and we'll be posting here
forever and a year;
it is the thread, the thread that never ends . . .



FOREIGN

Or, you could just drop the F and

IGNORE the whole thing...
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/26/09 11:10 PM

>ignore

yeah sure.. thanks a lot for the earworm!

o to a - REGAIN
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/26/09 11:11 PM

..and drop the i for ANGER
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/26/09 11:25 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
ANGER


E-->I

GRAIN
Posted By: Zed

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/27/09 03:25 AM

that song does start to GRIND (A-->D) at your nerves.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/27/09 09:28 AM

Please gimme back that A, Z! to DARING
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Raisin the Question - 01/27/09 02:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Fauve
I could be wrong, but I can't come up with anything after WRONGEST.
Can anyone else? Does that mean FallibleFiend won the game!
I've never been around when we've arrived at a stalemate. Cool.

I don't know which was wrongest - Fauve's mistake in going from wrongest to strongest, or the word 'wrongest' itself! Oh wait a minute I just pulled the rug from under me didn't I...
Posted By: The Pook

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/27/09 02:08 PM

I adds to DARING
for RAIDING which is often daring.
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/27/09 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By: The Pook
RAIDING

I --> P

DRAPING
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/27/09 05:05 PM



Drop the D

RAPING
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/27/09 05:55 PM

Nasty, nasty....

painer trying again... panier
Posted By: BranShea

Re: K as in Kit Kat Club - 01/27/09 06:04 PM

um.. twosleepy is that a dictonary word or commonly used at all? Of course I want to move on to the PAINTER now that the occasion
is presented.
Posted By: twosleepy

Oye... - 01/27/09 07:21 PM

I fixed it, Bran, and you don't have to change yours at all; it still goes. :0)

I now I can put PANNIER
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Oye... - 01/27/09 07:27 PM

N to P makes it NAPPIER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Oye... - 01/27/09 07:36 PM

I'm sure you will be as happy making your baskets and your nappies as I am making my paintings. I could'nt be HAPPIER. laugh
(did we cover all the appiers now?)
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Oye... - 01/27/09 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
HAPPIER.


P-->S

HARPIES
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Oye... - 01/27/09 11:22 PM

(did we cover all the appiers now?)

aside: SAPPIER

-joe (or, not all the important ones) friday
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Oye... - 01/28/09 01:07 AM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
(did we cover all the appiers now?)

aside: SAPPIER

-joe (or, not all the important ones) friday

Not quite (another aside:) Harpies would be Flappier than some.

/end aside

HARPIES plus S = SHARPIES
(which is a real word and has at least three separate meanings)
Posted By: doc_comfort

Re: Oye... - 01/28/09 01:20 AM

Adding E ...

PHARISEES
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Oye... - 01/28/09 01:38 AM

ooh, nice one!
Posted By: olly

Re: Oye... - 01/28/09 01:41 AM


PHARISEES... oooh, thats a keeper.

S --> L

SHAPELIER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Change H to T... - 01/28/09 02:29 AM

SHAPELIER

...and she has the

PEARLIEST teeth, too!

and that's just the APPETISER, if you then change the L to a P !)


Posted By: The Pook

Re: Change H to T... - 01/28/09 12:16 PM

APPETISER

add z for the plural alternative spelling

APPETIZERS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Change H to T... - 01/28/09 03:08 PM

Grutsjmeu word ! mad

Oh , well just APPLETIZERS (not brilliant but pretty sparkling )
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 02:34 AM

Just to try to get this back down to manageable levels I'll commandeer two steps, and trust that someone after me will continue:

APPLETIZERS

drop a P and get

PLASTERIZE

change the Z to an S and get

PSALTERIES

Posted By: olly

Re: Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 02:43 AM

Well done Wofa.

PSALTERIES

I -> R

PLASTERERS
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: olly


PLASTERERS


Drop an S

REPLASTER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 06:13 PM

Originally Posted By: TheFallibleFiend
Originally Posted By: olly
PLASTERERS
Drop an S REPLASTER

Those plurals are perilous.

Add L TRAPSELLER
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 08:05 PM

Forging into the "seller" group:

ARTSELLER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 09:59 PM

Sold! I for the L > RETAILERS
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 10:01 PM

BranShea, you big sneak! I was just about to post RETAILERS!

Ha ha!
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 10:02 PM

Drop an E and you get TRAILERS
Posted By: olly

Re: Are you trying work miracles or play golf? - 01/29/09 10:29 PM

Trailers for sale or rent
Rooms to let Fifty cents laugh
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...not seen very often - 01/29/09 10:31 PM

TRAILERS

change the L to another I and get

RARITIES
Posted By: twosleepy

Can't get no respect... - 01/29/09 10:54 PM

Hey, what happened to my fledgling "seller" group? Sheesh! I was awaitin' for RATSELLER, especially... then TARSELLER, TEASELLER, MEATSELLER, TEAMSELLER, MATESELLER, MATSELLER, TAMSELLER, MAPSELLER, AMPSELLER, oh, nevermind....
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Can't get no respect... - 01/29/09 10:58 PM

Git yer mind outta the cellar!
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Can't get no respect... - 01/29/09 11:00 PM

drop the I and become ARTSIER
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Can't get no respect... - 01/29/09 11:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Coffeebean
drop the I and become ARTSIER

In changing R to N I'm becoming ANTSIER at all these dubious words...
Posted By: olly

Re: Can't get no respect... - 01/30/09 01:03 AM

ANTSIER

You'll just have to RESTRAIN yourself

added an R
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 01:58 AM

RESTRAIN

Change I to G. DId you ever see anything

STRANGER ?
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 02:04 AM

Careful someone doesn't turn into a

STRANGLER
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 02:18 AM

T to W and move the S

WRANGLER
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 02:47 AM

Originally Posted By: etaoin
T to W and move the S

WRANGLER

Where to? Siberia?

Now it's really getting GNARLIER
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
GNARLIER


Drop L and shuffle

REARING
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 02:50 PM

REARING

change the I to another A and re-ARRANGE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 04:24 PM

Nice to see some order in the game again, sorry to disturb,
B for N >> BARRAGE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 06:25 PM

...after all my [R-->G] GARBAGE above, you mean? wink
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice - 01/30/09 09:56 PM

drop an A and get BEGGAR
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

elocution lessons, anyone? - 01/31/09 02:58 AM

BEGGAR

change B to D and presto!

" 'Round the rugged rock the RAGGED rascal ran!"

(BADGER is still there if you want it)

Posted By: The Pook

Re: elocution lessons, anyone? - 01/31/09 05:16 AM

RAGGED
hmm, should I do BADGER as BRAGGED about earlier? Have I DRAGGED my brain for anything not quite so obvious? Then there is FRAGGED, a word for a not very nice practice coined during the Vietnam War. Let's see... no, I have

GAUGED the situation and decided to exhange R for U.

Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: elocution lessons, anyone? - 01/31/09 03:38 PM




Drop the "D"


GAUGE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: elocution lessons, anyone? - 01/31/09 05:37 PM

Ohw!. Barrage led to baggers , rags and no riches. Let 's ARGUE (R for G) for the way up.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: elocution lessons, anyone? - 01/31/09 09:13 PM

EAGER to agree. ( U --> E ) Seven to nine letters seems to give the most flexibility.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: elocution lessons, anyone? - 01/31/09 11:08 PM


five letters to four?

GEAR
or perhaps
RAGE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

anybody want a beer? - 02/01/09 05:34 AM

...and I was so hoping someone would follow with REGGAE. No such luck.

Oh well. Onward!

add an L to AEGR and get

LAGER
Posted By: The Pook

Re: anybody want a beer? - 02/01/09 06:45 AM

Crown LAGER is a REGAL beer, but we need more letters so allow me to REGALE you with this one by adding an E
Posted By: BranShea

Re: anybody want a beer? - 02/01/09 11:30 AM

You can have your beer and REGGAE too. ( G for L )
(have your cake and eat it too)
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: anybody want a beer? - 02/02/09 12:50 AM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
REGGAE


E --> A

GARAGE
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: anybody want a beer? - 02/02/09 02:27 AM


a > D


RAGGED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(...take off five points for inattention) - 02/02/09 02:43 AM

(Don't look now, but we're going in circles. The Pook followed it with GAUGED last time.)

RAGGED

change G to D and get

GRADED
Posted By: olly

Re: (...take off five points for inattention) - 02/02/09 02:53 AM

Starting to DEGRADE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 03:27 AM

DEGRADE

change D to N and we'll meet a

GRANDEE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 10:17 AM

Add E the outlaw grandee RENEGADE
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 11:24 AM

A RENEGADE might possibly use GRENADES after stealing an E and substituting a dangerous S in its place...
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 12:51 PM

Out of the war-zone , A becomes I, DESIGNER
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 01:16 PM

resigned
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 01:20 PM

RESIGNED

...after taking out the S, the Grandee

REIGNED again!
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 03:23 PM

But then,

RENEGED!
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 03:26 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy


RENEGED!


E --> A

ENRAGED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 04:05 PM

pfff.... " three pages of trying to get away from the A " , she
GROANED. - E turned to O
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 04:05 PM

DERANGED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By: etaoin
DERANGED
grin each in his own way, you get a big A for this one.
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
Originally Posted By: etaoin
DERANGED
grin each in his own way, you get a big A for this one.


looks like we need seconds in the time markers!
:¬ )
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 06:25 PM

Originally Posted By: etaoin
DERANGED

That doesn't fly! Too many changes from (where we will go back):
GROANED
to
BADGER
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 06:30 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Originally Posted By: etaoin
DERANGED

That doesn't fly! Too many changes from (where we will go back):
GROANED
to
BADGER


if you notice the posting times, Bran and I posted simultaneously, and her post didn't show when my went through. (it was "above the screen")
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 07:24 PM

Okay, then, let's not get
ANGERED... :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 07:39 PM

Does it or does not it escape your combined observation that the O is LOST again? :0 ? Oh, Lost, gone, off. Stuck with the A for ever and a day. laugh

from GROANED to BADGER Hu ? How? COFFEEBEAN!)

Somebody stole my vowel.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
from GROANED to BADGER Hu ? How?


GROA(N -->)B ED
Posted By: olly

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 09:24 PM

Getting a bit GARBLED
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Time to inject an international flavor - 02/02/09 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: olly
GARBLED


drop the L

BARGED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

angels fear to tread - 02/02/09 11:35 PM

B --> G

DANGER
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: angels fear to tread - 02/03/09 01:40 AM



G > D


DANDER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

fine wine or salad greens - 02/03/09 02:00 AM

add an I

DRAINED

afterthought: Do you think among us we can turn this into DANDELION in another three steps?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: fine wine or salad greens - 02/03/09 03:11 AM



d > t

TRAINED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

p*ss-poor excuse for an anagram - 02/03/09 01:34 PM

TRAINED

add a U

URINATED

then change R to N and get

INUNDATE

Posted By: BranShea

Re: p*ss-poor excuse for an anagram - 02/03/09 04:15 PM

Drop D and get TAURINE ( and please don't kick the U out)

Still have a little apple to peel with twosleepy.
GROA(N -->)B ED
GROANED - change (N -->to B) and you are stuck with BADGOER.
Ain't that bad? !!! wink
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

wine or fusion, take your pick - 02/03/09 05:21 PM

TAURINE

change A to E

REUNITE
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: wine or fusion, take your pick - 02/03/09 08:17 PM



Add "S"

REUNITES
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: p*ss-poor excuse for an anagram - 02/03/09 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
Drop D and get TAURINE ( and please don't kick the U out)

Still have a little apple to peel with twosleepy.
GROA(N -->)B ED
GROANED - change (N -->to B) and you are stuck with BADGOER.
Ain't that bad? !!! wink

You must have missed that I dropped the O... go back a page and check! :0)
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: wine or fusion, take your pick - 02/03/09 09:39 PM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


Add "S"

REUNITES

And I choose

SERENITY
Posted By: Coffeebean

I'll take the wine anytime - 02/03/09 10:31 PM

SERENITY swaps Y for D to become

RESIDENT
Posted By: olly

Re: I'll take the wine anytime - 02/04/09 02:10 AM


RESIDENT

Should I? Huh? Should I?

No, it would be too easy eh!

TENDERISE
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: I'll take the wine anytime - 02/04/09 03:34 AM

hey! even the OED spells that TENDERIZE!!
Posted By: olly

Re: I'll take the wine anytime - 02/04/09 03:46 AM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
hey! even the OED spells that TENDERIZE!!


That Zee is still a bit harsh for my Tendereyes

Maybe I should've gone with President?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I'll take the wine anytime - 02/04/09 12:10 PM

This Tenderfoot eliminates S and Z to DETERMINE ( SZ becomes mmm M )
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: I'll take the wine anytime - 02/04/09 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
eliminates S and Z


ain't that two changes?
Posted By: The Pook

Re: I'll take the wine anytime - 02/04/09 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
hey! even the OED spells that TENDERIZE!!

yeah but he's a New Sealander!
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I'll take the wine anytime - 02/04/09 01:59 PM

TENDERIßE to DETERMINE

Iß the perfecteßt legalleßt exßchange.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: I'll take the wine anytime - 02/04/09 03:21 PM

Originally Posted By: etaoin
Originally Posted By: BranShea
eliminates S and Z


ain't that two changes?

Et, you're off your game! She meant it eliminated the possibility of either one, but both were never together in one word, silly!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

let me step in here - 02/04/09 03:46 PM

DETERMINE

change M --> C

INTERCEDE
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: let me step in here - 02/04/09 07:20 PM

Do we need to have this

REENACTED?
Posted By: olly

Back to the wine - 02/04/09 08:52 PM

Drop an E

DECANTER
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Back to the wine - 02/04/09 09:13 PM

Originally Posted By: olly


DECANTER


drop the N

CREATED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/04/09 10:13 PM


...change N to O and

DECORATE
Posted By: The Pook

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/04/09 11:18 PM

DECORATE
A ROCKETED away in favor of K
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/05/09 01:31 PM

I pocket this one for a P POCKETED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/06/09 08:00 AM

Bad word.Useless.

Click to reveal..
smile DEBTCODE coming up soon to go with our social security number
PICKETED
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/06/09 02:30 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
PICKETED


K --> D

DEPICTED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/07/09 02:17 AM

DEPICTED

Rats. It would take two turns , so we can't get to CENTIPEDE cleanly...

Ah well.

Add an R

PREDICTED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/07/09 11:39 AM

PREDICTED >> D to N PRENTICED >> R to E CENTIPEDE
How many miles to millipede, to go or not to go?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/08/09 03:05 PM

Nice links. Is that "prenticed" as in what happened when Fredrick Was a Little Lad?
I suspect the search for the other 900 legs wouldn't be worth the brain power expended.

In the meantime -

CENTIPEDE

change E to O

DECEPTION
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/08/09 03:36 PM



D to R

RECEPTION
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman... - 02/08/09 09:44 PM

RECEPTION

change E to N and wind up in New Jersey !

PRINCETON
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Let's spruce up the joint... - 02/08/09 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Nice links. Is that "prenticed" as in what happened when Fredrick Was a Little Lad? I suspect the search for the other 900 legs wouldn't be worth the brain power expended.

Who's little lad Fredrick? This prenticed is like in the two dictionaries that have it.

What's the story of Fredrick ? A millipede? A spider of the thousand legs?
When Fredrick was a little lad
he had a web for habitat
(?)

Posted By: wofahulicodoc

A paradox, a paradox, a most ingenious paradox ! - 02/09/09 01:02 AM

" SONG -- RUTH

When Frederic was a little lad he proved so brave and daring,
His father thought he'd 'prentice him to some career seafaring.
I was, alas! his nurs'rymaid, and so it fell to my lot
To take and bind the promising boy apprentice to a pilot --
A life not bad for a hardy lad, though surely not a high lot,
Though I'm a nurse, you might do worse than make your boy a pilot.

I was a stupid nurs'rymaid, on breakers always steering,
And I did not catch the word aright, through being hard of hearing;
Mistaking my instructions, which within my brain did gyrate,
I took and bound this promising boy apprentice to a pirate.
A sad mistake it was to make and doom him to a vile lot.
I bound him to a pirate -- you! -- instead of to a pilot.

I soon found out, beyond all doubt, the scope of this disaster,
But I hadn't the face to return to my place, and break it to my master.
A nurs'rymaid is not afraid of what you people call work,
So I made up my mind to go as a kind of piratical maid-of-all-work.
And that is how you find me now, a member of your shy lot,
Which you wouldn't have found, had he been bound apprentice to a pilot. "

...

(I can cite chapter and verse if you want, but perhaps with the entirety visible that's no longer needed. If you like, you can hear it sung here )
Posted By: BranShea

Re: A piradox, a piradox, a most ingenious piradox ! - 02/09/09 03:21 PM

Ah, a Gilbert and Sulliven Musical. smile

If PRINCETON is allowed why not PINKERTON too? (C to k )
Posted By: Coffeebean

stumped! - 02/09/09 09:44 PM

I can't make another word using only one change.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: stumped! - 02/09/09 11:56 PM



Nor can I,no matter how I try to get tinkertoy into it.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: stumped! - 02/10/09 02:50 PM

You did not ban proper nouns in the rules, but we have mostly avoided them. On this page there are 2 in a row. They could be declared invalid and we could go back to RECEPTION. But I haven't tried PINKERTON yet...
Posted By: BranShea

Re: stumped! - 02/10/09 03:06 PM

By all means, return to RECEPTION.
Pinkerton is as useless as Princeton. Proper nouns out? Fine with me. Good luck.
Posted By: PastorVon

Re: stumped! - 02/10/09 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
By all means, return to RECEPTION.
Pinkerton is as useless as Princeton. Proper nouns out? Fine with me. Good luck.


I'm not routinely into this thread, although I occasionally read it.

As a matter of history, while Pinkerton was/is a proper noun, it became a common noun as well. An agent (spy or counter-spy) of the Pinkerton organization employed by the US Federal Government during the War of Northern Aggression, otherwise known as the War Between the States or the Civil War, became known as a "pinkerton."
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: stumped! - 02/10/09 05:55 PM

if we're going to pink nits on this, Pinkerton is usually capitalized, after Allan Pinkerton (died 1884 American detective: private detective). AND proper noun, a noun that designates a particular being or thing, does not take a limiting modifier, and is usually capitalized in English.

I don't think you can call Pinkerton common. even derivatives such as Pinkertonian and Pinkertonism are capitalized.
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: stumped! - 02/10/09 06:08 PM

OTOH, a quick perusal of the previous five(5!) pages of this thread reveals the following (I'm sure I missed some):

Shanana Santana 'A A Milne'! Houston Tasmanian Stalinism Interpol Tangiers
Posted By: BranShea

Re: stumped! - 02/10/09 08:07 PM

I'm sure I miss them all.
two,times'up. drop C EREPTION
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: stumped! - 02/10/09 08:25 PM

EREPTION ??

(too lazy to look it up)

Oh well.

add an S and INTERPOSE

addendum: I looked it up and now have it on good authority that it really is a word.
Posted By: twosleepy

Unstumped! More patience, Bran! :0) - 02/10/09 09:07 PM

PINKERTON

M for K:

PROMINENT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Art Linkletter lives! - 02/10/09 09:37 PM

PROMINENT

change N to U

IMPORTUNE

(Sorry, you asked for it!)
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Art Linkletter lives! - 02/10/09 10:08 PM

If we were indeed playing Scrabble (r) we wouldn't be allowed to use proper nouns.

IMPORTUNE

drop M for ERUPTION
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

an eruption of amino acids - 02/11/09 02:31 AM

ERUPTION

Change U to S

PROTEINS

(I would have preferred to add a C and make it into CUPERTINO, home of that upstart computer company, but okay, I'll go along with you anti-capitalists)
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: an eruption of amino acids - 02/11/09 03:43 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

PROTEINS


N --> M

IMPOSTER
Posted By: twosleepy

Touche ole - 02/11/09 04:12 AM

IMPOSTER

drop M

RIPOSTE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: A cup of solid gold - 02/11/09 10:11 AM

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
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: A cup of solid gold - 02/11/09 04:33 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
POINTER


E --> G

PORTING
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

elitism ? - 02/11/09 05:12 PM

PORTING

change T to U

IN-GROUP

(15 onelook.com dictionaries include the hyphen; ten omit it)
Posted By: twosleepy

I can fix that... - 02/11/09 05:28 PM

IN-GROUP

I ---> U

UNGROUP
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I can fix that... - 02/11/09 10:36 PM

Uh? Back to U for I POURING
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

here today, gown tomorrow - 02/11/09 10:49 PM

Nuts. Takes two steps to get to PEIGNOIR...
Posted By: BranShea

Re: here today, gown tomorrow - 02/11/09 11:08 PM

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?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...to the ridiculous - 02/12/09 12:24 PM

OK, then

POURING

change I to W

GROWNUP
(it's the opposite of "litle kid")
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ...to the ridiculous - 02/12/09 12:42 PM

laugh
Posted By: The Pook

Re: ...to the ridiculous - 02/12/09 09:43 PM

(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
Posted By: olly

Re: ...to the ridiculous - 02/12/09 10:11 PM

Originally Posted By: The Pook
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?

Change W --> U
GROWNUP --> UNGROUP

following your lead
GROWNUPS --> UNGROUPS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

O ye of little faith - 02/12/09 11:10 PM

Wait a minute. Let's go back to GROWNUP.

Change G to E and get UNPOWER.

It can be the obsolete Piers Plowman noun, or the verb for what you do when you remove the outboard motor from your boat...
Posted By: twosleepy

Many struggle with faith... - 02/13/09 07:45 PM

UNPOWER

P ---> D

REWOUND

Pick whichever meaning you like! :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: But they keep on swimming - 02/13/09 08:44 PM

Lot of unning going on. rewound --> U to D DROWNED
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: But they keep on swimming - 02/13/09 10:11 PM



D to F

FROWNED

---after 9 inches of snow, and shoveling it, it is hard to see.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/14/09 03:07 AM

...tried to change N to L and make "FLOWER'D" but onelook.com says no go.

Guess I'll have to settle for dropping the W to make

FONDER.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/14/09 05:32 AM



Put the W back and drop the F

WONDER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/14/09 02:47 PM

No one in particular, (or all) just to change course,
N to I -- WEIRDO
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/14/09 04:39 PM

Back to the Valentines Day theme -

add S

DOWRIES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/14/09 08:20 PM

drop I- DOWERS- D to L LOWERS -add F FLOWERS
that what you mean?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/15/09 02:41 AM

I did not know you could do two changes in one post.
Great, that helps.

F to G

GLOWERS
Posted By: olly

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/15/09 09:01 AM

Hey, wasn't the last word in the sequence UNGROUPS? Seems the last Ten posts have been in vain. Mind you, it wouldn't be the first wrong turn crazy
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/15/09 11:05 AM

HU? What are you two talking about? It developed neatly on from ungroups
You can change a letter and scramble or add/-/delete one and scramble. So yes two changes JavL.
Quote:
Mind you, it wouldn't be the first wrong turn
Mind made wrong turn , maybe?
shocked
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/15/09 01:47 PM

I think Olly was put off by wofa's reversal, "Wait a minute. Let's go back to GROWNUP."
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/15/09 02:15 PM

Yep, on closer look sight that was a bit of a strange move, but... was it all in vain? (grin, scrabble thy name is vanity)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

in my own defense... - 02/15/09 03:53 PM

Olly, I went back to GROWNUP because of an assertion that we should abandon it and move on as it was un-followable within the rules. My offering was proof-by-counterexample; then we continued from that point.

Not a great tragedy to go either way; it is however the second time recently we've given up too easily, as shown later. smile
Posted By: olly

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/15/09 08:48 PM

GLOWERS


I'll drop a G and go a bit SLOWER smile
Posted By: doc_comfort

Re: Tomorrow is Valentines Day. - 02/16/09 01:45 AM

I'm all ELBOWS at this
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Doc! Nice to see you back again! - 02/16/09 02:35 AM

(Yes , I see it's been a couple of weeks now, but this is the first time we've been on the same thread)

Rubbing ELBOWS

Drop the B add a V ... too many vowels, make it

WOLVES
Posted By: musick

Of coarse! - 02/16/09 02:48 AM

Sloven
Posted By: olly

Re: Of coarse! - 02/16/09 03:44 AM

A NOVEL addition
Posted By: twosleepy

but not a dollar short... - 02/16/09 04:11 AM

NOVEL

N ---> R

LOVER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

two's company but tree's a crowd - 02/16/09 04:30 PM

LOVER

add an I

OLIVER

(I know we've had some discusison about the permissability of capitalized words, so let me sidestep the entire issue and postulate that I mean "the occupation of one who grows an olive orchard")
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: two's company but tree's a crowd - 02/16/09 06:18 PM

that's the pits, wofa.

:¬ )
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: two's company but tree's a crowd - 02/16/09 07:04 PM

OLIVER swaps T for R to become

VIOLET
Posted By: BranShea

Re: two's company but tree's a crowd - 02/16/09 08:25 PM

I to U VOLUTE
Posted By: olly

Re: two's company but tree's a crowd - 02/16/09 08:46 PM

V --> S SOLUTE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: two's company but tree's a crowd - 02/16/09 10:02 PM

SOLUTE

add a T

OUTLETS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: two's company but tree's a crowd - 02/16/09 10:40 PM

U to E > TELEOST
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Pun? What pun? It's Olympia, you silly! - 02/17/09 01:25 AM

(If we allowed capitals we could make SEATTLE)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Pun? What pun? It's Olympia, you silly! - 02/17/09 04:56 PM



drop the "L"

TEASET
Posted By: tsuwm

if you had 'em you'd be king - 02/17/09 05:06 PM

I won't go for the obvious teases, but instead swap an s for an a.

teaset > TESTES
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: if you had 'em you'd be king - 02/17/09 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm


TESTES


add R

SETTERS
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: if you had 'em you'd be king - 02/17/09 05:26 PM


S > F

FETTERS
or

S > L

LETTERS
or

S > G
GETTERS

As in 'go-getters'
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: if you had 'em you'd be king - 02/17/09 05:37 PM

Drop the G

STREET
Posted By: BranShea

Re: if you had 'em you'd be king - 02/17/09 06:14 PM

Add L again TRESTLE (Seattle revisited if you change R for A )
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(Are you one of them?) - 02/17/09 06:58 PM

How 'bout we turn an E into a U; then we can have

TURTLES

(You bet your sweet Thailand !)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: (Are you one of them?) - 02/17/09 07:17 PM

Oh no , not on my menu. Turtle means long life and good health. No throw into the pot.
Posted By: twosleepy

I'm one of these... - 02/17/09 09:22 PM

TURTLES

L

TRUEST
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Go Back 43 Spaces - 02/17/09 10:08 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
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?


Well, I wanted to use PIGIRON but there seems to be general aggreement that it's two words, not one, so we'll have to find a Plan B:
POURING
change U to E
PERIGON
add another I
PEIGNOIR

...and now, we return to our regularly scheduled programming.
TRUEST
Posted By: olly

Re: Go Back 43 Spaces - 02/17/09 10:26 PM

TRUEST
T--> Y SURETY
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Go Back 43 Spaces - 02/18/09 02:34 AM





Y to S

RUSSET
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Too many Ss, saith the Scrabbler... - 02/18/09 03:50 PM

RUSSET

change U to S

STRESS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Too many Ss, saith the Scrabbler... - 02/18/09 06:00 PM

Add A > ASSERTS
Posted By: olly

Re: Too many Ss, saith the Scrabbler... - 02/19/09 02:23 AM

ASSERTS

S-->E

TEASERS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Too many Ss, saith the Scrabbler... - 02/19/09 03:13 PM

change S to A

AERATES

(can't make just drop an E for EASTER, no matter how appealing; that would be capitalized)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Too many vowels can make a fellow weep. - 02/19/09 06:51 PM

A to B BERATES
Posted By: twosleepy

I love vowels (and do you want a spoon with this?) - 02/19/09 07:15 PM

B to O

ROSEATE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I love vowels (and do you want a spoon with this?) - 02/19/09 07:45 PM

Nah, you can put mine in the E to T TOASTER
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: I love vowels (and do you want a spoon with this?) - 02/19/09 09:18 PM

T to C

COASTER
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: I love vowels (and do you want a spoon with this?) - 02/19/09 10:14 PM



C > R

ROASTER
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: I love vowels (and do you want a spoon with this?) - 02/19/09 10:25 PM

I'm going to forgo the obvious once again (boaster) and change the A to E for
RESTORE.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: I love vowels (and do you want a spoon with this?) - 02/19/09 10:39 PM


R > K

RESTOKE

...as in the furnace.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I love vowels (and do you want a spoon with this?) - 02/20/09 02:59 AM

add A KERATOSE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I love vowels (and do you want a spoon with this?) - 02/20/09 05:11 PM

Back to peaches and roses? Off with that K, to TEA ROSE?
Posted By: twosleepy

Charging once again to the top... - 02/20/09 05:43 PM

I believe TEA ROSE is invalid (two words), so it's back to KERATOSE

drop O

RETAKES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Charging once again to the top... - 02/20/09 05:58 PM

Tried to slip in a bitty Du. grammar. Theeroos.

But as it is E to R > KRATERS for mixing whine and rose water.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Home of Hans Brinker, yes? - 02/20/09 10:22 PM

KRATERS

change R to S

SKATERS

(Has global warming reached the point where the canals no longer freeze in the winter?)
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Home of Hans Brinker, yes? - 02/20/09 10:30 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc


(Has global warming reached the point where the canals no longer freeze in the winter?)


yes - this has been covered here, if you ever stepped outside of SCRABBLE! grin
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Home of Hans Brinker, yes? - 02/21/09 12:35 PM

simple scramble>> STREAKS (lines, marks ) As streaks left by skates on ice. I've got all the glorious details on skating matters somewhere, but I forgot which thread )
I've searched for repetitions and found striker already so the I-side might lead to repeats.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Home of Hans Brinker, yes? - 02/21/09 09:12 PM



Drop the R

STAKES



I may be wrong but I think this is the word for an LDS
parish.
Posted By: PastorVon

Re: Home of Hans Brinker, yes? - 02/22/09 04:47 AM

Yes, but it's STAKE without the final S if you want to apply it to a single LDS parish.
Posted By: Zed

Re: Home of Hans Brinker, yes? - 02/22/09 07:37 AM

I'd rather drop the S and just have a STEAK.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Homestead - 02/22/09 03:48 PM

Via STEAD to SEDATE
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Home of Hans Brinker, yes? - 02/22/09 11:12 PM



Ya think???
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Home of Hans Brinker, yes? - 02/23/09 06:36 PM




A to T

DETEST
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Somebody want an angioplasty? - 02/23/09 10:35 PM

add an N

STENTED
Posted By: doc_comfort

It's like pulling teeth - 02/23/09 11:25 PM


E --> I

DENTIST
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: It's like pulling teeth - 02/24/09 01:27 AM

add R

STRIDENT
Posted By: twosleepy

But not a string and door, please! ;0) - 02/24/09 01:57 AM

Okay, THAT was a big brain fart!!! :0/
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Hoot, mon, there's three of us! - 02/24/09 03:00 PM

Well, since we're talking about teeth...

change S to R and have Netpune's TRIDENT
Posted By: BranShea

Re: triple toothpick - 02/24/09 09:35 PM

T to A TRAINED
Posted By: olly

Re: triple toothpick - 02/24/09 09:47 PM

TRAINED

Drop a D--> RETINA
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

snood - 02/25/09 01:35 AM

RETINA

add an H

HAIRNET
Posted By: twosleepy

Not where I want to eat.... - 02/25/09 02:38 AM

not wanting to

RETAIN

that wonderful image... ;0)
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Not where I want to eat.... - 02/25/09 04:22 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy

RETAIN



HAIRNET
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Not where I want to eat.... - 02/25/09 04:37 PM

that's twice in the last week we've simply reversed (dentist and hairnet)..
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: Not where I want to eat.... - 02/25/09 07:47 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
that's twice in the last week we've simply reversed (dentist and hairnet)..


That's what happens when I try to do a quick drive by.
We're back at RETAIN


How about E->G GRATIN ?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

but you can take the kids to the show! - 02/25/09 08:50 PM

GRATIN

add another G, get Disney cartoon or irksome noise

GRATING

[on the other hand, change the A to an S and maybe you shouldn't take the kids any more: G-STRING]
Posted By: olly

Moo - 02/25/09 09:41 PM

GRAZING
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Moo - 02/25/09 09:44 PM

Z to G tatter yourselves out of three G's - RAGGING
Posted By: olly

Re: Moo moo - 02/25/09 09:55 PM

Who'll get BRAGGING rights?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Moo moo - 02/25/09 10:38 PM

BEGARRING for rights to brag?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

,,,which can't come soon enough! - 02/26/09 03:58 AM

couldn't find BEGARRING in onelook.com - did you mean BEGGARING?

but I'll take BEGARRING gladly nevertheless,
because then I can exchange G for H and make

HARBINGER

and that reminds me of Spring :-)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ,,,which can't come soon enough! - 02/26/09 08:01 AM

Am I not lucky? My mistake does someone a favor.
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: ,,,which can't come soon enough! - 02/27/09 03:00 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

HARBINGER



E-->O
HARBORING
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ,,,which can't come soon enough! - 02/28/09 11:00 AM

Though some still are harboring HARROWING images of snow walls. B=W

BTW coffeebean, this game is wonderful to quiet down round-age-10 children without taking refuge to TV or computergames. Four-letter words, they really love to do it. No pen or paper needed. Absolutely gratis.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: possiblities - 03/01/09 07:48 PM

NARROWING H t N
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: possiblities - 03/01/09 08:18 PM


N to F

FARROWING

--oink, oink
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

when in doubt, simplify - 03/03/09 04:58 PM

FARROWING

drop the F

ARROWING
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: when in doubt, simplify - 03/03/09 05:24 PM



A to E

REROWING
Posted By: BranShea

Re: when in doubt, simplify - 03/03/09 07:47 PM

further retreat: drop W IGNORER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: when in doubt, simplify - 03/03/09 08:03 PM

Drop one more R

REGION

( followed by PIGEON? )

Aside: the color for "pigeon grey" is C0C0C0. Coincidence?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: when in doubt, simplify - 03/03/09 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Drop one more R
REGION
( followed by PIGEON? )
Aside: the color for "pigeon grey" is C0C0C0. Coincidence?

Where does it say " pigeon grey "?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Caution: possible GEEK alert - 03/03/09 10:04 PM

I used the third-icon-from-the-right, the A with the spectrum under it on the Reply screen, to change the color of the text from default black. The grey that is PIGEON was "[ color=#C0C0C0]your selected text here[/color ]", and I seized the opportunity to call that color "pigeon gray".

(The grey that was even lighter is #CCCCCC. The letters represent some variation of the strength of the red/yellow/blue that make up the final color, two hexadecimal characters with values from 0123456789ABCDEF [choose one] for each component.)
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Caution: possible GEEK alert - 03/04/09 03:46 AM

So pigeons are hot for chocolate? What color is COOCOO? That would seem a bit more pigeony....pigeonish?

NIGER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Caution: possible GEEK alert - 03/04/09 08:02 AM

You called it pigeon. I wondered why you would not call it CUCKOO grey.
PIGEON The fat wood pigeons combine all those greys.
Picking an few nits on colors.
"two hexadecimal characters with values from 0123456789ABCDEF" Oeff!
E to D GRIND
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Caution: possible GEEK alert - 03/04/09 05:36 PM



drop G

RIND
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

geeky cuckoo colors - 03/04/09 06:13 PM

This color is "#C00C00." Not at all grey, as you can see. I don't know what color cuckoobirds are - too lazy to look it up. I consider them big pushy opportunists, the way they lay their eggs in other birds' nests and knock the (usually smaller) biological fledglings out of the nest after hatching...

Apologies for the "hexadecimal" jargon - that was the reason for the GEEK alert.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

we now return to our regularly scheduled programming - 03/04/09 06:17 PM

Oh, yeah - almost forgot what the thread is about.

RIND

add an A

DINAR
Posted By: twosleepy

And sorry about your parade... ;0) - 03/04/09 07:17 PM

RAINED

I must, however, stick up for the cuckoo: "...the majority of species raise their own young." And even if most of them were brood parasites, that's the way they were created, and they really have no other choice. Some of our human ways are mighty offensive to some animals... :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: And sorry about your parade... ;0) - 03/04/09 08:32 PM

Add V RAVINED
Posted By: olly

Re: And sorry about your parade... ;0) - 03/04/09 08:50 PM


Add S INVADERS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

I'm not sure I like the way this thread is going - 03/04/09 09:04 PM

INVADERS

change D to O

AVERSION
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: I'm not sure I like the way this thread is going - 03/04/09 11:08 PM



drop the A


VERSION
Posted By: tsuwm

I'm not sure I like the way this thread is smelling - 03/04/09 11:16 PM

VERSION drop v
NOSIER
Posted By: olly

Re: I'm not sure I like the way this thread is smelling - 03/05/09 12:41 AM


REASON
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

this one is not representative - 03/05/09 03:37 AM

Won't you have some T, SENATOR?
Posted By: TheFallibleFiend

Re: this one is not representative - 03/05/09 02:15 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
SENATOR


N --> E

ROSEATE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: this one is not representative - 03/05/09 02:31 PM

roseate
Is been here before, but... better twice than never.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

in keeping with the current economic trend - 03/05/09 03:05 PM

ROSEATE

O --> U

AUSTERE
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: this one is not representative - 03/05/09 07:10 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
roseate
Is been here before, but... better twice than never.

#182729
ROSEATE page

Sorry, wolf, but we need to go back to SENATOR. I suggest you get the first shot. How about searching on this thread for new the words before posting? Maybe that would eliminate duplicates...
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

not quite pedantic enough to seek examples, but... - 03/06/09 04:13 AM

I suspect it's not the first time. The game's been around long enough that we're bound to get repetition before very long.

My vote would be that as long as the Roolz have been followed we can let it go, with a quiet inward "I would have done it differently/better" if you like, and just move the game along.

(Besides, SENATOR was my offering in the first place. If I changed it, it would be treason.)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: not pedantic to remember - 03/06/09 09:22 AM

This was just a recent word. Seeking for duplicates is madness. Duplicates forgotten by all have never been there.
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: not pedantic to remember - 03/06/09 03:27 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
This was just a recent word. Seeking for duplicates is madness.


searching the current page is easy [CTRL-f in most browsers] and could avoid some embarrassment.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: not pedantic to remember - 03/06/09 05:18 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
This was just a recent word. Seeking for duplicates is madness. Duplicates forgotten by all have never been there.


And who cares anyhow? New people see new words. Is this fun as mentioned in the forum list, or is this
an academic testing of verbiosity?
Posted By: Jackie

Re: not quite pedantic enough to seek examples, but... - 03/06/09 08:30 PM

SENATOR was my offering in the first place. If I changed it, it would be treason laugh
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

At least someone noticed. Thank you, Jackie! - 03/07/09 04:30 AM

SENATOR

(If this be treason, make the most of it.)

I didn't mean to stir up a (A --> H)
HORNETS' nest.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: At least someone noticed. Thank you, Jackie! - 03/07/09 08:51 AM

I did not mean to blow in a NORTHER --add R
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: At least someone noticed. Thank you, Jackie! - 03/07/09 04:01 PM



add N

NORTHERN
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

i see the point - 03/07/09 05:25 PM

NORTHERN

N-->I

THORNIER
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: i see the point - 03/07/09 10:53 PM




drop the T

HORNIER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: i see the point - 03/07/09 11:19 PM

Drop the R HIERON
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 02:59 AM



drop the I


HERON
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 03:58 AM

I'm going to pass on the obvious HERO and instead swap h for c so I can do some RECON.
Posted By: latishya

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 04:06 AM

If I drop the "E" and change the "N" to an "I" is COIR OK?
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 04:09 AM

Isn't that two changes? (or have we changed to eta's rules? ; )
Posted By: Zed

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 06:04 AM

Going back to reconsider a single change how about adding an I for coiner
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 11:31 AM

I have rules?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 12:05 PM

coiner

r --> d

IRONED

and eta - you did spell out the rules, even though they're not Steenkin' Roolz

edit: okay, maybe it wasn't you after all. You might as well take the credit, though.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 04:59 PM


Drop the "I"

DRONE
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 05:15 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
coiner

r --> d

IRONED

and eta - you did spell out the rules, even though they're not Steenkin' Roolz

edit: okay, maybe it wasn't you after all. You might as well take the credit, though.


fair enough!

:¬ )
Posted By: BranShea

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 05:57 PM

ahum.. (coffebean...)

E to A > ADORN ****adorned credits
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 07:44 PM


D to C

ACORN

change A to Y

CRONY
Posted By: olly

Re: i see the point - 03/08/09 08:14 PM

CRONY

C-->I = IRONY to get the wrinkly out of your shirty.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ironside - 03/09/09 10:11 AM

Hah, the NOISY cronies > R to S
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Weather or not we like it - it's only two weeks till Spring, - 03/09/09 04:34 PM

Guess what it's doing outside, again...

I --> W

SNOWY

(But at least it's March now, and the snow should melt on its own in a day or so)
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Weather or not we like it - it's only two weeks till Spring, - 03/09/09 05:40 PM

>(But at least it's March now, and the snow should melt on its own in a day or so)

(ha! what part of the tropics do you live in?)
Posted By: twosleepy

Who WOULDN'T like it? - 03/09/09 05:50 PM

Even in these parts, where you are required to like snow in order to live here, we LOVE spring, and eagerly anticipate its arrival!

Some people even get

SWOONY

over spring... :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Who WOULDN'T like it? - 03/09/09 10:01 PM

Did you mean ASWOON ? Y to A
–adjective, adverb being in a swoon: the duchess aswoon on the couch in despair.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

let's not get carried away here - 03/09/09 10:09 PM

ASWOON

O ---> G

WAGONS
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: let's not get carried away here - 03/09/09 10:33 PM

WAGONS >> GONADS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Was that a Norwegian Ridgeback? - 03/10/09 12:02 AM

GONADS

S --> R

DRAGON
Posted By: twosleepy

Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon, for you are crunchy... - 03/10/09 12:24 AM

.... and taste good with ketchup.

Sorry, couldn't resist! ;0)

DRAGONS are my passion; I have one in every room, some I made, most hand made, some are from far away lands.... I love them all! :0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon, for you are crunchy... - 03/10/09 02:04 AM

(I always smile over "Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus")

DRAGONS, sleeping or otherwise

add an N

GRANDSON
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon, for you are crunchy... - 03/10/09 08:48 PM

S to I

ADORNING
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Meddle not in the affairs of the dragon, for you are crunchy... - 03/11/09 10:49 AM

N to O RIGADOON - a lively jumping quickstep
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

eschewing the obvious Broadway show - 03/11/09 03:04 PM

RIGADOON

D --> T

ROGATION
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Prayer & Fasting: Lent - 03/11/09 04:50 PM

drop G

ORATION Go wherever you want I guess:
drop O > RATION
add S > RATIONS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Prayer & Fasting: Lent - 03/11/09 05:26 PM

SATYRION add Y .
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

ruht wohl - 03/11/09 09:25 PM

SATYRION

A --> E

TYROSINE
Posted By: twosleepy

It's mine, and I'm stickin' to it... - 03/12/09 04:04 AM

+ L

STORYLINE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

all in the family - 03/12/09 01:52 PM

STORYLINE

Y --> E

RELATIONS
[Edit: No, dummy it's Y-->Ablush]
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

New computer program ? - 03/12/09 09:22 PM

Can't resist:

RELATIONS

O --> L

INSTALLER


Posted By: latishya

Re: New computer program ? - 03/12/09 09:45 PM

i can't seem to understand how this game works.
Posted By: twosleepy

Huh? - 03/12/09 09:47 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
STORYLINE

Y --> E

RELATIONS
and
Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Can't resist:

RELATIONS

O --> L

Um, say what? I must be an idiot, because I don't get either post!
Posted By: olly

Re: Huh? - 03/12/09 10:02 PM

wofa has been writing with invisible ink!

We should be back at INSTALLER

So do we REINSTALL and reboot?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

abject apologies for misleading folks - 03/12/09 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
STORYLINE

Y --> E

RELATIONS


My error - it's Y-->A
Posted By: latishya

Re: abject apologies for misleading folks - 03/12/09 10:13 PM

Does this mean that my last attempt was again in breach of the rules?
Posted By: olly

Re: abject apologies for misleading folks - 03/12/09 10:45 PM

Originally Posted By: latishya
Does this mean that my last attempt was again in breach of the rules?

Not at all. If you go back to post #183519 and select all the text (while selecting make sure you drag down to the bottom of the box) you will see the word INSTALLER appears. Thats where we need to carry on from. smile
Posted By: twosleepy

You ain't the sinner... - 03/12/09 10:46 PM

No, and it was a good thought, but you need 2 more letters for "marionettes". What you thought you were doing was fine. I only count deliberate rule breaches...you know... like some OTHER people.... who call people "dummy" even after they already admitted being dense... ya know?
Posted By: latishya

Defeated - 03/12/09 10:48 PM

Posted By: twosleepy

Re: You ain't the sinner... - 03/12/09 10:50 PM

Sooooooooooooo.....

INSTALLER

+ S

REINSTALLS (again, and again, and again...) (oy)
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: You ain't the sinner... - 03/12/09 10:53 PM

Originally Posted By: latishya
Originally Posted By: twosleepy
No, and it was a good thought, but you need 2 more letters for "marionettes".


The spelling I used is common, like program/programme or colo(u)r. That was something I checked before posting.

Where'd you find that? I googled and all it came up with were a few username matches, and "Did you mean marionette?". I've never seen it another way, either, for whatever that's worth... :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: rail away - 03/14/09 04:43 PM

Moving out of reinstalls via reinstall via L to M to TRAMLINES fffwwt....

Nice avatar Latishya.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(Who's this Marion guy, anyway?) - 03/14/09 06:52 PM

TRAMLINES

L --> T

MARTINETS

(we'll get to your "marionette" eventually, Latishya!)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: (Who's this Marion guy, anyway?) - 03/14/09 08:45 PM

Close but... T to O --> MARONITES to add T-> MONETARIST

Allright, it's too totally tantalizing S to E, MARIONETTE
Posted By: olly

Re: (Who's this Marion guy, anyway?) - 03/15/09 10:58 PM

MARIONETTE


O --> T ATTIREMENT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: (Who's this Marion guy, anyway?) - 03/16/09 12:07 AM

ATTIREMENT

Too egotistical. Let's take the "I" out of it.

TREATMENT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

a different game entirely - 03/16/09 12:33 AM

...the letters of ATTIREMENT, taken only once each, can be arranged to make RAIMENT. (They also make MEDITERRANEAN.)

Edit: no, they don't. No D.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: (Who's this Marion guy, anyway?) - 03/16/09 01:50 PM

N ---> P

REATTEMPT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

moderation in all things - 03/16/09 07:24 PM

REATTEMPT

T-->E

TEMPERATE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: moderation in all things - 03/17/09 08:52 PM

Drop T PERMEATE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: moderation in all things - 03/18/09 12:46 AM

(Go back to TEMPERATE - add an N - get PENTAMETER, iambic or otherwise!)

Don't mind me. It's PERMEATE we're working on.
Posted By: olly

Re: moderation in all things - 03/18/09 03:08 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
(Go back to TEMPERATE - add an N - get PENTAMETER, iambic or otherwise!)

Thats a good one as well as.


PERMEATE E-->D TAMPERED
Posted By: twosleepy

Although we didn't do it once yet... - 03/18/09 02:47 PM

TAMPERED

T --> N

REDAMPEN
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Although we didn't do it once yet... - 03/18/09 03:46 PM



add P


PREDAMPEN
Posted By: BranShea

Re: vampires on the wing - 03/18/09 09:13 PM

Drop N PAMPERED
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: vampires on the wing - 03/18/09 10:00 PM

drop M

PAPERED Or change P to T: TAPERED Whatever. or T to C > CAPERED

OR P to T > CATERED
Posted By: olly

time for a wee drop - 03/18/09 10:06 PM

CATERED

Add an N DECANTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

May I come in? - 03/19/09 02:54 AM

DECANTER

change D to N

ENTRANCE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: why? - 03/19/09 07:24 PM

Add Y CENTENARY
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: why? - 03/19/09 07:26 PM

wofa>May I come in?
BS>why?

wrong thread?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: why? - 03/19/09 07:28 PM

Just adding a why.
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: why? - 03/19/09 07:38 PM

just adding a non-sequitor.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

pursuing a more fruitful line - 03/20/09 12:02 AM


CENTENARY

change Y to I

NECTARINE

(addendum: It's be Great to change N to H and rearrange but, sadly, no capitalized words allowed.)
Posted By: olly

Re: pursuing a more fruitful line - 03/20/09 12:21 AM

Captain Janeway of the starship voyager?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: pursuing a more fruitful line - 03/20/09 12:36 AM

Her too, but I was thinking of the Great one (no, not Wayne Gretzky!)
Posted By: olly

Re: pursuing a more fruitful line - 03/20/09 01:39 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Her too, but I was thinking of the Great one (no, not Wayne Gretzky!)


At a stretch, his mum was Russian!
Posted By: BranShea

Re: pursuing her horse - 03/20/09 09:42 AM

At the Canterbury galop. NECTARINE to E to G CANTERING -------> wordhistory
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: pursuing her horse - 03/20/09 05:10 PM



C to B

BANTERING
Posted By: LukeJavan8

... and joking about it. - 03/20/09 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


C to B

BANTERING
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

all shipshape - 03/20/09 06:14 PM

BANTERING

add an I

BRIGANTINE
(a two-masted ship...generally manned by brigands)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ... and joking about it. - 03/20/09 06:15 PM

BRIGANTINE is the word.
BANTERING Through BALTERING N to L to INTEGRABLE add E and scramble.
It´s all a matter of seconds here.

This ship keeps sailing some way through my mind.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ... who me? - 03/21/09 08:49 PM

B to T INTRIGANTE
Posted By: twosleepy

Maybe I can get in good.... - 03/21/09 10:49 PM

N --> A

INGRATIATE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Yes..but cornered? - 03/23/09 08:35 AM

INTEGRITA drop an A
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Neat tiger! - 03/23/09 04:19 PM

INTEGRITA

I --> E = INTEGRATE*

G --- C = INTRICATE


R --> S = INSTIGATE


*(which is leads to TANGERINE, which is getting close to TANGIERS, that collection of letters once alleged by Martin Gardiner in a Scientific American "Mathematical Games" column to have no fewer than 65 valid anagrams!)
Posted By: latishya

Re: Yes..but cornered? - 03/23/09 07:32 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
INTEGRITA drop an A


What is integrita? The link points to a word from Czech and I could not find integrita in any of my English dictionaries. Thank you.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Yes..but cornered? - 03/23/09 07:58 PM

I admit it is slightly on the very edge of admittable, but did you try for almost two days to get out of ingratiate? shocked
I don't mind taking it back, but I'm done with ingratiate for now. smile
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

neologism is as neologism does - 03/23/09 10:31 PM

Well, there's

INGRATIATE

E ==> O

GRATIATION

No, I never heard of the word either, except maybe as the opposite of ingratiation. And there's no listing in OneLook.com either. But there are 2,200ish hits on Google.com, and in particular one might look at Table 2.5 here [drop down four or five screens worth and you'll find it], talking of the "gratiation effect of the Moon since its formation 4.45 billion years ago (bya)" making the Earth's day slowly longer. Hard to judge the validity of the site, though.

Personally I'd just as soon go on from INSTIGATE, but however the consensus would like to proceed is OK with me. (For that matter I'd even go with the capitalized words to broaden our scope, but I'll stay within whatever limits we collectively decide to adopt!) ;-)
Posted By: latishya

Re: Yes..but cornered? - 03/23/09 10:46 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
I admit it is slightly on the very edge of admittable


Unlike marionet which was ruled not admitable though also used in Czech sources according to Google.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Yes..but cornered? - 03/24/09 01:52 AM

As to MARIONET, I would hope you didn't take that too personally. It wasn't really "ruled" anything, just someone pointing out an atypical spelling, as others objected to my use of proper names. If it had been my word I would have shrugged histrionically, maybe acknowledged that it wasn't a common usage, and either offered it again, or proposed a substitute, or just moved on to whatever word was at the end of the list...but that's just my way. I play this game for my own amusement as much as for the group's.

What should we do with GRATIATION? That's another word of no-more-than-marginal validity. Shall we use it, or chuck it, or go on from INSTIGATE ?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

no strings attached - 03/24/09 02:02 AM

Or if you prefer we might even start from

MARIONET

change I --> Y

MONETARY
Posted By: twosleepy

Whoa!!! - 03/24/09 02:50 AM

Wow! I had no idea I'd managed to create a terminal blockage; I was just waiting for someone to continue and didn't think to try it myself. Doesn't anyone have some etymological fiber?!?!? If no one can make another word, do I win? And what's the prize, anyway? ;0)
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Whoa!!! - 03/24/09 02:54 AM

INGRATIATE

- A

ITERATING

There. I made myself lose... :0)
Posted By: olly

Re: Whoa!!! - 03/24/09 04:52 AM

INGRATIATE



Too late but, Wadaboit! I--> O TETRAGONIA
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Whoa!!! - 03/24/09 08:09 AM

Love that type of spinach. Often had it in my garden as it grows easily anywhere.(nice to plant for this year, thanks!)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

carrying on - 03/24/09 10:25 AM

iterating

I ---> N

NATTERING

(Lawsy, lawsy, but I do ramble on!)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: carrying on - 03/24/09 07:15 PM



N ----> T

TATTERING
Posted By: BranShea

Re: three tees - 03/24/09 09:51 PM

drop T to re- TREATING
Posted By: olly

Re: one tee - 03/24/09 09:54 PM

TREATING

Change T --> D and we're still TREADING water
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

that's a hard one - 03/24/09 10:01 PM

TREADING

drop the D entirely and it's only a stone's throw to

GRANITE
(see how close we are to ANGRIEST and the other 64 anagrams? viz my note fifteen posts up!)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: that's a hard one - 03/25/09 07:36 PM

Skipp the anger one. G to O ASTERION
Posted By: olly

keeping it stellar - 03/25/09 08:42 PM

asterion
the craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

I'm going for the easy one!
N-->D = ASTEROID
Posted By: latishya

Re: keeping it stellar - 03/25/09 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: olly
asterion
the craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

I'm going for the easy one!
N-->D = ASTEROID


The following is a summary of my attempts to play this game to date:

O-->S DISASTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: keeping it stellar - 03/26/09 02:00 AM

DISASTER

A --> S

Any DISTRESS should be a thing of the past - clearly you've got it right, now !
Posted By: BranShea

Re: keeping it stable - 03/26/09 06:58 PM

D to L > STIRLESS
Posted By: twosleepy

keeping it moving - 03/27/09 12:32 AM

STIRLESS

I --> E

RESTLESS
Posted By: tsuwm

wrestlemania, baby - 03/27/09 12:41 AM

S > W

WRESTLES
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Hot stuff! - 03/27/09 01:15 AM

WRESTLES

drop an S and turn up the heat!

SWELTER
Posted By: twosleepy

Let's cool it down and wear a ... - 03/27/09 02:54 AM

SWELTER

L --> A

SWEATER
Posted By: tsuwm

it's supposed to be spring (instead it's snowing) - 03/27/09 02:58 AM

s > h

WEATHER
Posted By: latishya

Re: it's supposed to be spring - 03/27/09 03:14 AM


Doesn't that depend on (a-->h)WHETHER or not you're in the north hemisphere?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: north or south - 03/27/09 02:11 PM

H2O >-WHERETO
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: north or south - 03/27/09 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
H2O >-WHERETO


W > T
THERETO
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: north or south - 03/27/09 04:18 PM

thereto o > i
RETITHE
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: north or south - 03/27/09 04:35 PM


H to L

RETITLE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: but...let's twist again - 03/27/09 04:43 PM

RETITLE: T to O TORTILE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

some bathroom humor, perhaps - 03/28/09 01:48 AM

TORTILE

R --> S

TOILETS
Posted By: twosleepy

now for something not so scatalogical... - 03/28/09 02:55 AM

TOILETS

[not remaining unsnarled]

LITOTES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: not bad at all - 03/28/09 09:07 AM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
LITOTES
add T > dimming: STILETTO T to F LOFTIEST
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

this thread certainly... - 04/03/09 01:11 AM

...jumps around a lot!

LOFTIEST

O --> R

FLITTERS
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: this thread certainly... - 04/03/09 06:14 PM



F to G

GLITTERS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: this thread certainly... - 04/03/09 08:57 PM

G to O TRIOLETS

"How Great My Grief" (Triolet)

How great my grief, my joys how few,
Since first it was my fate to know thee!
- Have the slow years not brought to view
How great my grief, my joys how few,
Nor memory shaped old times anew,
Nor loving-kindness helped to show thee
How great my grief, my joys how few,
Since first it was my fate to know thee?

Thomas Hardy

Is this yes/not true/ false
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: this thread certainly... - 04/03/09 10:34 PM

drop a T for
LOITERS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...stands all by itself! - 04/04/09 12:31 AM

LOITERS

R --> A

ISOLATE

(P.S. re "triolet" -- see also

CHORUS:
Oh, dainty triolet!
Oh, fragrant violet!
Oh, gentle heigho-let!
(Or little sigh).
On sweet urbanity,
Through mere inanity,
To touch their vanity
We will rely!

G&S: PRINCESS IDA, or, Castle Adamant, Act I)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ...oh dainty trilobite! - 04/04/09 04:29 PM

A 'shortcut' to the Paleozoic. ISOLATE add T TOTALISE add R TOTALISER add B TRILOBATES A to I TRILOBITES

Oh gentle heigho-let
This one played hard to get.
Posted By: twosleepy

Another facet of language... - 04/04/09 10:58 PM

TRILOBITES

I --> E

BRIOLETTES
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

cleaning up - 04/04/09 11:57 PM

BRIOLETTES

B --> I

TOILETRIES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: cleaning up - 04/05/09 08:11 AM

BRIOLETTES B --> I TOILETRIES

BRIOLETTES
–noun, plural -lettes ;any pear-shaped gem having its entire surface cut with triangular facets.(good hogwash word)
This game gives to me many new words.

So, where do we go from here?
Posted By: twosleepy

Don't we all wish winning... - 04/05/09 05:49 PM

TOILETRIES

-I

LOTTERIES

Would you like to go there, Bran? :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Don't we all wish winning... - 04/05/09 07:33 PM

You mean E to A TOTALISER?1. computer that registers bets and divides the total amount bet among those who won.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...he said philosophically - 04/06/09 12:38 AM


TOTALISER is an anagram of ARISTOTLE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: ARISTOTLE - 04/06/09 12:47 AM

...who only TOLERATES these effronteries by the expedient of changing I into E

(except after C, perhaps)

[Somebody want to try changing L to P, and do a little work on those letters?]


OPERETTAS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ARISTOTLE - 04/06/09 07:01 PM

Today then : OPERETTAS A to R PROTESTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Clark Kent and Lois Lane? - 04/08/09 01:11 AM

PROTESTER (That's only two letters off from STEPMOTHER, you know.
Or from TERRORIST.)

change T to R

REPORTERS, mild-mannered and otherwise
Posted By: BranShea

Re: No tea to be had - 04/08/09 07:15 PM

I report REPROVERS T to V and PREORDERS T to D
with or without lemon
Posted By: olly

Re: Play it again Sam - 04/09/09 12:50 AM

PREORDERS P-->C RECORDERS
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Play it again Sam - 04/09/09 04:03 PM

drop C
REORDERS

add P
PREORDERS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Play it again Bacall - 04/10/09 03:24 PM

PREORDERS , one step back? to REORDERS R to T RESTORED?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

speaking of Bogart - what kind of ship was the Caine? - 04/10/09 08:34 PM

RESTORED

add a Y

DESTROYER to chase away the submarines
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: speaking of Bogart - what kind of ship was the Caine? - 04/11/09 01:42 PM



to say nothing of the pirates off the Somali coast and Gulf
of Aden. More destroyers needed.
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: speaking of Bogart - what kind of ship was the Caine? - 04/11/09 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8


to say nothing of the pirates off the Somali coast and Gulf
of Aden. More destroyers needed.


my nephew is on the USS Boxer, so I've been watching this pretty closely.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: speaking of Bogart - what kind of ship was the Caine? - 04/13/09 08:41 AM

Like the freed captain, back to homelier things DESTROYER change Y to U
TROUSERED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Have anothet nice Easter dinner... - 04/13/09 11:27 AM

...warm up the leftovers!

TROUSERED

U-->A

REROASTED
Posted By: LukeJavan8

the easter goose went back to roost - 04/13/09 05:41 PM



A > O

REROOSTED
Posted By: olly

My turn - 04/14/09 03:14 AM


Drop an O --> ROSTERED
Posted By: twosleepy

Have we.... - 04/14/09 02:40 PM

ROSTERED

RESORTED

to mad repetitions?

We already did the "roasting" and "restoring" lines.... :0)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Have we.... - 04/14/09 04:44 PM


s to t

RETORTED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Have we.... - 04/14/09 06:32 PM

E to U TORTURED by too many re's and ed's maybe?

(did we have this one too already, twosleepy, can you keep track?)
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Have we.... - 04/14/09 06:44 PM

"Your search for 'tortured' returned 1 results." (over the last 1 year in Wordplay and fun)

edit: i.e., the search turned up your post, only.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Have we.... - 04/15/09 12:01 AM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
E to U TORTURED by too many re's and ed's maybe?

(did we have this one too already, twosleepy, can you keep track?)

I can keep track, but I didn't do like tsuwm and cheat and all.... he he... they just looked all too familiar to me, and I looked back a couple of pages, and sure 'nuf, they were there. I don't have any recollection of "tortured", though. tsuwm confirms that... thanks! :0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Have we found Rapunzel yet? - 04/15/09 04:22 PM

TORTURED

O --> E

TURRETED
Posted By: twosleepy

No, but.... huh? - 04/15/09 05:33 PM

TURRETED

- R

UTTERED

Okay, I got it a hair late... :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: No, but.... hux? - 04/16/09 03:20 AM

D to X TEXTURE( + a bann on adding a D or an ASSS laugh )
(except as a transition word)
Posted By: olly

change the texture - 04/16/09 04:40 AM

TEXTURE

T --> D

EXTRUDE

you did mean a hangy off the end D didn't you?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: change the texture - 04/16/09 11:16 AM

Yes, scrambled in stead of over easy. X to O DEUTERO
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

I'm not so sure abut that... - 04/16/09 11:32 AM

DEUTERO

F --> B

DOUBTER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I'm not so sure abut that... - 04/16/09 01:10 PM

About THIS ?
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: I'm not so sure abut that... - 04/16/09 05:07 PM

well, where's the dash then? (or, prefixes wouldn't be accepted in Scrabble®)
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: I'm not so sure abut that... - 04/16/09 09:13 PM

Try this on for size:

DOUBTER
swap R for L to make

DOUBLET
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

met with stony silence in Colorado? - 04/17/09 01:19 AM

DOUBLET

Maybe we should put the R back in and take the T out.

BOULDER
Posted By: olly

Re: met with stony silence in Colorado? - 04/17/09 02:10 AM


BOULDER (Nanu nanu)

I'll take that T thanks! --> TROUBLED
Posted By: twosleepy

No silence here; it gets... - 04/17/09 03:26 PM

TROUBLED

-O

BLURTED out! :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: But not.... - 04/17/09 04:57 PM

T to A DURABLE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

This is hard work! - 04/17/09 05:21 PM

DURABLE

add an O

LABOURED

(Any bridge players here for the next entry?!)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Burn your bridges - 04/19/09 03:12 PM

and take a stroll. add V BOULEVARD
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: This is hard work! - 04/19/09 05:31 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc

LABOURED

(Any bridge players here for the next entry?!)


like in redouble? (a to e)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

all made out of ticky-tacky and they all look the same... - 04/19/09 09:51 PM

Indeed REDOUBLE is what I had in mind, but 'tis
not the only possibility so we're now working on
BOULEVARD.

Change A to I

How many Ts are there in "Levitttown"? Too much construction!

OVERBUILD
Posted By: Coffeebean

AWWW! - 04/20/09 06:43 PM

drop the U

LOVEBIRD
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a parrot? - 04/20/09 08:00 PM

L to N OVENBIRD
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: a parrot? - 04/20/09 08:37 PM

a songbird link
Posted By: twosleepy

If it's not rare, make sure you don't... - 04/21/09 02:00 AM

OVENBIRD

-N

OVERBID
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

back to the bridge table - 04/21/09 02:07 AM

OVENBIRD

drop the N

OVERBID
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a parrot? - 04/21/09 07:09 AM

Lovely Frost poem, but parrot refered to 'lovebird' which in its single form means 'parrot'. link
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Great minds think alike, but yours is faster - 04/21/09 04:02 PM

OVERBID

change B to P

PROVIDE
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Great minds think alike, but yours is faster - 04/21/09 04:45 PM



ADD D

PROVIDED
Posted By: twosleepy

Maybe that time! - 04/21/09 06:46 PM

PROVIDED

-P

OVERDID

I was going to post "Ahem...", Wofa, but I figured you'd notice, and (eventually) you did... :0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

overdid overdid - 04/21/09 09:54 PM

(Made my post, turned off the machine, never looked at what had been posted seven minutes earlier, never saw it until hours and hours later, as you noticed. Sorry; didn't mean to make you chopped liver wink )

OVERDID

changing R to A would have

AVOIDED the whole thing!
Posted By: olly

Re: overdid overdid - 04/21/09 11:48 PM

AVOIDED


DEVOID of an A, eh!
Posted By: BranShea

Re: overdid overdid - 04/22/09 11:47 AM

D to C VOICED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...may it NOT be with you... - 04/22/09 12:40 PM

VOICED

add an R

DIVORCE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ...may the FORCE be with you... - 04/22/09 07:11 PM

Add S DISCOVER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

in a different vein entirely... - 04/23/09 02:34 AM

DISCOVER

change D to A

VARICOSE
Posted By: BranShea

Re:of different portent... - 04/23/09 09:55 AM

V to L CALORIES
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

I see the light! - 04/23/09 10:19 AM

CALORIES

change C to B

It's the aurora BOREALIS !
Posted By: BranShea

Re: thanks to stardust - 04/25/09 08:14 AM

O to T BALISTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

going 'round in circles - 04/25/09 03:59 PM

BALISTER

change E to O

ORBITALS

(I leave it up to you whether that comes under chemistry or astrophysics)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: jellyfish jam - 04/25/09 05:59 PM

STROBILA
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Mulligan - 04/25/09 09:20 PM

...and LABORIST, too, but I seem to recall from way back that we were using not just pure anagrams but a change of letter as well (add, or change, or delete). Take another turn!
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Mulligan - 04/25/09 09:27 PM

"You may add or delete only one letter, and you may scramble the letters to form a new word."

Yes, if may means must you must be right.
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Mulligan - 04/25/09 11:08 PM

well, if you take 'may' as optional, you've got two options and you could just parrot back the word, which wouldn't be much of a challenge. (btw, taking a verb such as 'provide' and adding a d without scrambling...)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Mulligan - 04/25/09 11:50 PM

I've been working on the premise that, as we've been playing, "you may" means "your choices are," not "you have permission to (but you can do something else if you want)."

But the point is moot, really. If anagrams are permitted, then ORBITALS became STROBILA became LABORIST, and it's your turn, though the letters are the same. If anagrams are disallowed, the working letters are still ORBITALS and you get another shot at it, if you want.

PS. Actually I raised this same question last October when the game was first started. Here's what Coffeebean, the originator, posted on the subject way back then:

...not too hung up on ROOLZ. The simpler the better. Ah, what I had in mind was to scramble AND / OR add or delete a letter.

That being said, if we want to be a little more laid-back and do anagrams too, it really won't hurt anything. smile They're very tempting when you find a good one! (See TOTALISER <--> ARISTOTLE.)

Posted By: BranShea

Re: Mulligan - 04/26/09 02:30 PM

Oh by all means, I like the srcamble AND /add or delete a letter best. There should be some challenge in it. It's just that I have a lot of work at the moment. I did not think right. So do we go from ARISTOTLE and stick to the scramble + add or delete?

E to L TORTILLAS?

Don't know where Mulligan comes from, but Mulligan's is an Irish pub in Amsterdam, where my son used to play in an Irish band till he left the country. Funny to see it here.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Mulligan - 04/26/09 03:18 PM

Forgive me, I'm being pedantic.

No need to go back to ARISTOTLE as he was passed over even by his proposer as being not within the Roolz, such as they are (...who only TOLERATES these effronteries by the expedient of changing I into E").

As things stand, it's add or delete or change, and scramble at will. I notice that LukeJavan has a fondness for changing one letter and letting the rest stay as they were (as with REROASTED --> REROOSTED), and no one has minded.

TORTILLAS

L --> E

ASTROLITE

(BTW, did you see how close Aristotle is to ABILORST?! Maybe we should change I to O and sit down on a BARSTOOL ?)


Posted By: BranShea

Re: Mulligan - 04/26/09 04:31 PM

Ha! laugh wofahulicodoc, you're running wild! Flinging Aristotles and Tolerateses and Astrolites and barstools at the baffled public.
I guess we quietly bend the roolz until someone brings them on again. Still I like the old coffeebean starting rules best.
ASTROLITES is fine for anyone to take on.
Posted By: twosleepy

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaarghhhhhhhh!!! - 04/26/09 09:06 PM

ROOLZ! The bane of any existence. If you endeavor to follow them, you are criticized by those who question the origin/interpretation/creator etc. ARISTOTLE somehow got a pass from the generally accepted rool about disallowing proper nouns. ASTROLITE would be similarly not acceptable. However, in the interest of simply moving forward, with no disallowances, you must accept the only choice:

- L

TOASTIER

Good luck; I've had it with all of you!




Of course, I'm just kidding... ;0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

suing for peace - 04/27/09 12:39 AM

TOASTIER

O --> E

TREATIES

(Aristotle didn't get a pass, he was rejected and ignored by his creator the instant he was named !)
Posted By: doc_comfort

Re: suing for peace - 04/27/09 02:25 AM

Anyone smart enough to fill in the gap? Two words should do it...

ORBITALS
?
?
ARISTOTLE
Posted By: twosleepy

No need to sue.... - 04/27/09 03:00 PM

TREATIES

-S

ITERATE

no harm done... :0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

The show must go on - 04/27/09 04:08 PM

ITERATE

change I to H

THEATER (or THEATRE, as you like it)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: The show must go on - 04/27/09 07:51 PM

T to B > BREATHE

But
Quote:
ORBITALS
?
?
ARISTOTLE
Can you show us Doc?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Aristotle going around in circles - 04/27/09 09:47 PM

I didn't have anything in mind when I pointed out the high degree of overlap; I'll have to work on it like everyone else.

In the meantime -

BREATHE

drop the H

REBATE
Posted By: twosleepy

Well, I am known to be a.... - 04/27/09 11:58 PM

REBATE

+ D

DEBATER
Posted By: olly

Re: Well, I am known to be a.... - 04/28/09 12:22 AM

Add an N


BANTERED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

At your Service - 04/28/09 02:03 AM

BANTERED

Change D to E

My chorus is singing a TENEBRAE Service next month
(Actually it's the Rachmaninoff Vespers but "Tenebrae" was as close as I could get, anagramwise)
Posted By: doc_comfort

Re: At your Service - 04/28/09 02:17 AM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
T to B > BREATHE

But
Quote:
ORBITALS
?
?
ARISTOTLE
Can you show us Doc?


Nope. I'm not smart enough. frown If we allow French then oraliste would be the only step required.

Or laborites ??
Posted By: BranShea

Re: At your Service - 04/28/09 07:59 AM

I've noticed that is far more difficult to fill in a gap over more than to the next word than it seems.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: At your Service - 04/29/09 01:15 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
BANTERED
My chorus is singing a TENEBRAE Service next month
(Actually it's the Rachmaninoff Vespers but "Tenebrae" was as close as I could get, anagramwise)


B to G out of the darkness TEENAGER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

lassitude is where you find it - 04/29/09 04:43 PM

TEENAGER (which is also GENERATE, or even GREEN TEA, but anagrams are not enough)

change G to V

ENERVATE
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: lassitude is where you find it - 04/29/09 04:53 PM



ADD D

VENERATED

OR ADD S

VENERATES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: les héros sont fatigués - 04/29/09 10:44 PM

Drop E VETERANS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...who only stand and wait - 04/30/09 04:05 AM

VETERANS

drop another E

SERVANT

(Or perhaps TAVERNS, if les Héros would like une bière.)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: obscure spring - 05/01/09 07:56 PM

S to N VERNANT
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: obscure spring - 05/01/09 10:15 PM



N to D

VERDANT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Daddy, where does leather come from? - 05/01/09 10:23 PM

VERNANT
Change V to Y
A TANNERY, of course.

edit: Nope. Target word has already evolved. Like swine flu.

Try again: VERDANT
Durn. Takes two steps to make ADVENTURE. Oh, well.
Change R to U
VAUNTED

Posted By: BranShea

Re:" From side roads." - 05/02/09 03:27 PM

U to I DEVIANT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Come on in! - 05/02/09 05:22 PM

DEVIANT

change A to I

INVITED
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Come on in! Join me - 05/02/09 11:25 PM


D to R

INVITER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

one-half so precious as the stuff they sell - 05/03/09 12:33 AM

INVITER

change I to N

VINTNER
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: one-half so precious as the stuff they sell - 05/03/09 01:41 AM

'
Drop the V

INTERN

Drop the N > INTER

I to E: ENTER

change T to D > ENDER

ADD F > FENDER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: one-half so precious as the stuff they sell - 05/03/09 02:11 AM

FENDER

change E to I

FRIEND
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Sunday tassels - 05/03/09 12:26 PM

D to G FRINGE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

it's Greek to me - 05/03/09 03:07 PM

FRINGE

add an O

FOREIGN

(afterthought: Who's the guy who played the part of The Hulk? Lou
FERRIGNO ?)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: it's Greek to me - 05/03/09 09:55 PM

(PS. Work from FOREIGN, not FERRIGNO. I think we decided a while back not to use capitalized words. Unless we had to, of course!)
Posted By: twosleepy

Sok; we'll just.... - 05/03/09 11:10 PM

FOREIGN

-F

IGNORE
Posted By: olly

Sweet n juicy - 05/04/09 12:23 AM

IGNORE

I-->A = ORANGE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

I told a bad jloke - 05/04/09 01:24 AM

ORANGE

add an R

GROANER
Posted By: tsuwm

embedded - 05/04/09 01:41 AM

GROANER

O to A and re-

ARRANGE
Posted By: twosleepy

repeating again... - 05/04/09 02:45 PM

ARRANGE is a repeat from 1/30. Have another? Or we could just go on anyway...
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: repeating again... - 05/04/09 02:49 PM

two steps..

add R > ARRANGER,
add E > REARRANGE blush
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I'm late , I'm late... - 05/04/09 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
ARRANGE is a repeat from 1/30. Have another? Or we could just go on anyway...
'" I'm late,"said the white rabbit. I had E to Y GRANARY, but now, ah well, I'm late.( or o to y from groaner for that matter)

Or is granary also a repeat from 1/30?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

I know it's weak, but... - 05/05/09 04:26 PM

If "a Rogue and Arrant Knave" am I, then do I possess

ARRANCY ?

(epecially if I'm on the Crusnes River in Lorraine, France)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: I know it's weak, but...good for the liver - 05/05/09 07:22 PM

Definitely, when cruising on the Crusnes on a Sunday afternoon.
Drop R CYNARA
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

two heads are better than one - 05/07/09 03:09 AM

Artichokes? My, my.

CYNARA

change Y to I

CRANIA

(or could have changed A to O to make CRAYON)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: crayon --->> - 05/07/09 02:18 PM

Add D CANDROY
Posted By: olly

Honestly - 05/07/09 10:37 PM

Wow, I'm impressed Branshea. For a second language speaker you sure come up with some real Doozies (Cynara, Candroy)

CANDROY Y-->U CANDOUR
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Honestly - 05/08/09 08:09 PM

Thank you kindly, ( after I looked up Doozies ) but honestly it's no ready knowledge. I put the letters in a add L CAULDRON, stirfry and see if it bakes a word or chicken soup.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

now we're cooking! - 05/08/09 09:52 PM

CAULDRON

Change U to E, simmer 15 minutes, and drain with a

COLANDER
Posted By: Jackie

Bone soup - 05/09/09 01:58 AM

...and the 900th. post! Coffeebean, you have surely set a record with this thread. And... e-->y =
condylar.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

GCS anyone? - 05/09/09 02:50 AM

Unfortunately with the bone comes the cartilege -

condylar

change Y to H

CHONDRAL
Posted By: twosleepy

Nasty stuff... - 05/09/09 04:05 AM

CHONDRAL

+E

CHLORDANE


And you meant cartilage, right wofa?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

a ropy concoction - 05/09/09 01:02 PM

CHLORDANE

drop the O

CHANDLER

Oops. You're right. But there's precedent: I misspelled "privilege" on my tenth-grade NY State Regents English exam, too, in 1956.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: a ropy concoction - 05/10/09 01:05 AM



Drop C

HANDLER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a ropy concoction - 05/10/09 08:58 AM

For this once, just because he's one of my three favorite composers: drop R and in honor of HANDEL I wiil accept the penalty for ignoring the Rlz's.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

This little light of mine - 05/10/09 04:47 PM


H > C

CANDLE

Handel: one of my favorites as well.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

honi soit qui mal y pense - 05/10/09 07:51 PM

CANDLE

add another E

CLEANED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: it's either lost in space... - 05/11/09 08:33 PM

...or trapped in time _ add R CALENDER if it's a repeat we are trapped again.
Posted By: twosleepy

Maybe squeezed a bit... - 05/12/09 01:54 AM

But I can fix it...

CALENDER

E --> A

CALENDAR
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Maybe squeezed a bit... - 05/12/09 04:53 PM


E to O


COLANDER
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Maybe squeezed a bit... - 05/12/09 05:41 PM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

E to O


COLANDER

Sorry, Luke, but that is in invalid repeat, just ten posts before! (Thanks, wofa...) We are back to

CALENDAR

Note: You can check your word by clicking on "Search" (look at the top, next to "FAQ", typing your word in the drop down box, and clicking "Go". In the listing you get, check only "Wordplay and fun" topics, and only those from 2008 and 2009. :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: squeeze it a bit more... - 05/12/09 06:42 PM

Calender CALENDAR Add T DECLARANT
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Maybe squeezed a bit... - 05/13/09 05:08 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8

E to O


COLANDER

Sorry, Luke, but that is in invalid repeat, just ten posts before! (Thanks, wofa...) We are back to

CALENDAR

Note: You can check your word by clicking on "Search" (look at the top, next to "FAQ", typing your word in the drop down box, and clicking "Go". In the listing you get, check only "Wordplay and fun" topics, and only those from 2008 and 2009. :0)



Sorry, guess I don't know all the rules. Are they (probably repetitive question) printed somewhere???

OK I see they grey-colored statement: but rules too??
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Maybe squeezed a bit... - 05/13/09 05:17 PM

No rules involved, Luke. It's just that on page 90 Wofa already
had COLANDER and we risk turning round and round. So I move on from DECLARANT (not I) to
DECALVANT to offer a V
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: a ropy concoction - 05/13/09 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
For this once, just because he's one of my three favorite composers: drop R and in honor of HANDEL I wiil accept the penalty for ignoring the Rlz's.


Nothing personal intended, but the disclaimer here indicates rules of some sort.
I take it words can never be repeated?
I understand the problem of turning things over and over and over again. I don't want to do that either.
Just trying to figure out the thread.
Thanks.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a ropy concoction - 05/13/09 06:25 PM

Sorry, I should have added a crazy smiley. I was being ironic about the rlz's. Handel is a proper name. We agreed ( did we?) on not using proper names. We talked about repetition before. If no one remembers it's never been there.( put it in a colander and let it pass through) smile
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: a ropy concoction - 05/14/09 02:26 AM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
Originally Posted By: BranShea
For this once, just because he's one of my three favorite composers: drop R and in honor of HANDEL I wiil accept the penalty for ignoring the Rlz's.


Nothing personal intended, but the disclaimer here indicates rules of some sort.
I take it words can never be repeated?
I understand the problem of turning things over and over and over again. I don't want to do that either.
Just trying to figure out the thread.
Thanks.

You are correct, Luke, there are rules (or roolz...) but they have been the source of some debate, mostly because they were a bit spare, so we have added a few, just for clarification. I'm not even sure if the repetition rule has ever been mentioned, but it only makes sense. The proper name issue has been discussed, mostly as it is a rule for most word games, but it has also been flagrantly ignored, as well. I think ignoring that one is less of a problem for the game than ignoring repetition. Repetition is also boring, anyway. You're doing fine, so don't stress... :0)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: a ropy concoction - 05/14/09 03:07 PM

Whew!
Thanks a bundle. I felt I was in a holding cell awaiting
arraignment. (Just kidding.) I'll try to avoid the repitition,
and if anyone sees me doing it, please let me know.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: in V no victory - 05/15/09 04:32 PM

DECALVANT V to I CADENTIAL
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose ... - 05/15/09 08:01 PM

CADENTIAL

Magic! Even after you change A to I - it's

IDENTICAL !


Posted By: BranShea

Re: Plus ça change, plus ce n'est plus la même chose ... - 05/19/09 07:34 PM

Both bread and chalice D to X CALIXTINE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Nix no more? - 05/25/09 03:39 PM

E to L CALL IT NIX ? WOFA? Quo Fadis?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Patience, young Jedi ... - 05/25/09 04:53 PM

(working, working)

Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Can't do it while preserving the X. Sorry. - 05/25/09 10:20 PM

CALIXTINE

Okay, if we change the X to B we get INCITABLE, like a near-riot

or change the X to M and get MILITANCE, which is North Korea's posture at the moment

but those are both on the forced side. I like better changing X to S, which lets us be
INELASTIC

(extra credit: X -> C is for Leibowitz, almost, if you drop the second I)


Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Can't do it while preserving the X. Sorry. - 05/26/09 01:53 AM



I to P
ENPLASTIC
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Can't do it while preserving the X. Sorry. - 05/26/09 02:37 AM

Is that a word? I don't find it in OneLook.com or even on Google, except in Spanish or Dutch or trademarked.


Posted By: BranShea

Re: X exit - 05/26/09 08:45 AM

Enplastic isn't but it only lacks one tiny change; with some elasticity we can change N to M and the word is allright
EMPLASTIC which offers possibilities.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Can't do it while preserving the X. Sorry. - 05/26/09 10:16 PM

There is a local office site where they
laminate, and they use it saying:
"Enplastic all your important papers here".
So....
I don't know. Just because they use it does not make it a word.
I checked today and the letter is N after the E: enplastic.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Carefully sidestepping the issue... - 05/27/09 12:48 AM

E{placeholder}PLASTIC

...whatever letter it is, change it to a Y and Bob's your uncle!

(Solving word problems is our SPECIALTY !)
Posted By: Jackie

Re: Carefully sidestepping the issue... - 05/27/09 02:47 AM

Can we do it SPECTRALLY?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Carefully sidestepping the issue... - 05/27/09 06:48 AM

specialty-spectrally.
Eh.. you have changed I for L and and scrambled, which would be all, but you have added an extra R.
Atonement?(or not)

Second I wouldn't mind discussing the issue of whether a word that is used and even written, is not a word even if the dicts.
don't have it. Is it fair compared to words that are not used and still are words.
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: Carefully sidestepping the issue... - 05/27/09 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
There is a local office site where they
laminate, and they use it saying:
"Enplastic all your important papers here".
So....
I don't know. Just because they use it does not make it a word.
I checked today and the letter is N after the E: enplastic.

and if you take the plastic off it's deplastic.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Carefully sidestepping the issue... - 05/27/09 04:39 PM

I think we gotta start over from SPECIALTY.
(LukeJ, this one's for you.)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Carefully sidestepping the issue... - 05/27/09 05:04 PM

Thanks for getting us out of that mess.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Carefully sidestepping the issue... - 05/27/09 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
I think we gotta start over from SPECIALTY.
(LukeJ, this one's for you.)
But you can always sell your first word right for a plate of lentils.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Carefully sidestepping the issue... - 05/27/09 09:45 PM

Thank you all so much, but I'll leave the task to you all.
You are so much better adept than I. If the word does not
pop out at me, I don't take time to rearrange the letters to
suit,it would take time from other pursuits, like study and
crosswords. But I am appreciative.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: The wonderful wasted moments - 05/28/09 09:59 AM

OK. Free delivery for your crosswords. Y to K SKEPTICAL
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Somebody should collect all these ! - 05/28/09 10:37 AM


SKEPTICAL

change A to O

STOCKPILE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Look! it's real beautiful ! - 05/29/09 05:06 AM

K to A >>link>> SCAPOLITE
Posted By: twosleepy

Yes, but this one stinks! - 05/29/09 01:10 PM

SCAPOLITE

-I

POLECATS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: a juggler's trick - 05/29/09 06:21 PM

Yes it does, but don't blame it on the skunk. You jumped from nine letters down to seven, so somewhere up your sleeve there's an E hiding.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

These should make everything all right again... - 05/30/09 01:31 AM

...don't you think?

POLECATS

change T to B

PLACEBOS

(I had wanted to go from STOCKPILE to PLUCKIEST up above, but you can't have everything)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: no reference to noone - 05/31/09 09:13 PM

S to U COUPABLE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

signs of the times, hopefully coming to an end soon - 05/31/09 09:49 PM

COUPABLE

change B to T

OUTPLACE - sometimes called "cut," or "let go," or "RIF," or "downsize," or "pink-slip," or any of a variety of other sad euphemisms
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: signs of the times, hopefully coming to an end soon - 06/01/09 07:58 PM



C to D

OUTPLEAD
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Wherever I go, I go, too,... - 06/02/09 01:41 AM

...and spoil everything!

OUTPLEAD

A --> L

POLLUTED
Posted By: twosleepy

And now for some lovely organ music... - 06/03/09 04:27 PM

POLLUTED

L --> S

POSTLUDE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: And now for some lovely organ music... - 06/03/09 08:28 PM

Of beautiful P to I SOLITUDE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

one is one and all alone and evermore shall be so - 06/03/09 09:06 PM

SOLITUDE

-- Change U to D and develop your DELTOIDS ?

-- Drop the I and make it LOUDEST ?

Nah. Let's change U to A and remain

ISOLATED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

a Panglossian sentiment - 06/03/09 09:14 PM

( and then change O to I if you believe all's for the best in this best of all possible worlds... )
Posted By: BranShea

Re: The best of all possible columns - 06/04/09 06:51 PM

IDEALIST taken I to Y given:
DIASTYLE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

LukeJ - where are you when we need you?! - 06/04/09 09:53 PM

if you take away the Y and put the O back in, you get

DIASTOLE

(Not to put any pressure on, or anything)
Posted By: twosleepy

Well, maybe I can help....? - 06/05/09 02:09 AM

DIASTOLE

- L

TOADIES
Posted By: olly

Re: Well, maybe I can help....? - 06/05/09 04:00 AM

O --> L

DETAILS
follow defeats over defences
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

'deed they do ! - 06/05/09 10:43 AM

DETAILS

I --> U

SALUTED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: 'deed they do ! - 06/05/09 11:19 AM

SALUTED by the L to D ADUSTED rangers.
Posted By: twosleepy

Say wha..? - 06/05/09 04:29 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
SALUTED by the L to D ADUSTED rangers.

You are a-BUSTED! I don't think "adusted" is a word... care to try again?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Wha'd y' say.... - 06/05/09 09:26 PM

I do not believe what I come across either but..
adusted
The Webster 1913 has adust, adusted, adustable and adustion.
Should it be adjusted?
Posted By: twosleepy

Okay; MY BAD!!!! - 06/05/09 10:43 PM

ADUSTED

+ J

ADJUSTED
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Well, maybe I can help....? - 06/07/09 03:21 AM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy
DIASTOLE

- L

TOADIES


Sorry, must have been sleeping, missed the call.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Taodies - 06/07/09 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: twosleepy

TOADIES
Toadies was a fine transformation, but it quickly disappeared into details. The adjusted adusted is a too tough cooky.
Posted By: olly

Re: Taodies - 06/07/09 09:16 PM


Shall we READJUST?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

run this one pasteurize - 06/07/09 10:14 PM

READJUST

I was going to make TRADEUPS but that's either hyphenated or too cute or just plain forced...

So instead let's just retire it and consider it PASTURED.
Posted By: twosleepy

Which is not how it... - 06/08/09 05:41 PM

PASTURED

- A

SPURTED

...out of the cow! he he
This word is so funny to me! It's almost onomatopoetic, and who knows what crazy etymology it has! :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Which is not how it... - 06/08/09 08:00 PM

"to gush out, squirt," 1570, variant of spirt, perhaps cognate with M.H.G. spürzen "to spit," and sprützen "to squirt" (see sprout). The noun in this sense is attested from 1775.

Putting aside who M.H.G. (Middle Heights Germanic?) might be: D to O POSTURE ,thanks for onomatopotamos.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

pouters object - 06/09/09 12:54 AM

POSTURE

I'd love to make that into PROUST.

"Not Allowed! - that's capitalized!" comes the expected attack.

Okay, okay. I'll just have to change U to I for my RIPOSTE.
Posted By: Jackie

Re: pouters object - 06/09/09 02:46 AM

I can REPOSIT that in my memory bank.
Posted By: twosleepy

Dreamers rearrange... - 06/09/09 01:29 PM

REPOSIT

+ E

POETRIES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Dreamers rearrange...for action - 06/09/09 07:18 PM

E to V SPORTIVE
Posted By: olly

reaction - 06/09/09 09:41 PM

R --> I

POSITIVE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: to reconcile the people with the stones - 06/12/09 10:11 AM

V to L PISOLITE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

to the victor - 06/13/09 02:48 AM

PISOLITE

E ---> A

SPOLIATE
Posted By: Jackie

Re: to the victor - 06/13/09 01:39 PM

FOLIATES
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...the joyous celebration - 06/13/09 11:23 PM

FOLIATES

O --> V

FESTIVAL
Posted By: seapea

Re: ...the joyous celebration - 06/15/09 05:22 AM

FESTIVAL

F ---> G

VESTIGAL
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: ...the joyous celebration - 06/15/09 11:29 AM

Erm...as Google.com puts it, "Did you mean vestigial?"
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ...the sentinel - 06/16/09 09:30 AM

link Here vestigal is refered to as vestigal organs, though in the article vestigial is said to be the usual term. On from here:
S to N VIGILANTE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

rising to the occasion - 06/16/09 10:44 PM

VIGILANTE

Just adding another I for INVIGILATE seems so...straightforward.

Whereas changing G to E would be ELEVATING the entire conversation, wouldn't it?
Posted By: seapea

Re: vestigal - 06/17/09 01:57 AM

I'm a biologist & have used and read 'vestigal' often for 20+ yrs. I didn't realize it's jargon. I guess I'll consider it a vestigal word from now on. blush

Coming to my own defense is so (v to n) inelegant.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

mirror image - 06/17/09 03:51 PM

Now here's a fruitful discussion:

INELEGANT

If we swap left and right (L--> R) we get

TANGERINE

laugh

Posted By: BranShea

Re: mirror image: seapeas( almost ) - 06/17/09 07:41 PM

Plus they are real good to eat. Keep it fruitful then G to C NECTARINE
Posted By: olly

seapeas? - 06/18/09 11:02 AM


an ENTRANCING thread!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

olly ? - 06/18/09 11:30 AM

Does NECTARINE to ENTRANCING work? The process would have to be
E --> NG, and that's not a permitted transition.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: olly ? entrancé! - 06/18/09 03:22 PM

But..it's entrancing that it does work with I to D ENTRANCED
Cheers olly.
Posted By: olly

Re: olly ? entrancé! - 06/18/09 09:10 PM

Cheers olly.

Happy to help out.
I must admit I was into the DECANTER last night.
(He says with a mischievous grin) crazy
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

could be yummy, depending on what's in it - 06/18/09 09:47 PM

Better be careful, though. The last one who spent to much time with the

DECANTER

T --> E

CAREENED down the road all the way home.
Posted By: seapea

Re: could be yummy, depending on what's in it - 06/20/09 04:23 AM

He even did a complete 180

E ----> T


and the next morning, blearily RECANTED the protestations of sobriety he had made that night.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

hitting the wall instead of the sauce - 06/20/09 11:06 AM

Let's brighten up the thread a bit:

RECANTED

N --> O

DECORATE

(We might even drop another E and get some ART DECO but I wouldn't recommend it)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: hitting the wall with heart-shaped - 06/20/09 05:56 PM

Drop E CORDATE decorations or (back to biology) leaves.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

speaking of hearts... - 06/20/09 10:08 PM

...hope yours never encounters the arrhythmia known as

C-->S

TORSADE de Pointes.
Nasty, that one is.
Posted By: seapea

Re: speaking of off beat - 06/21/09 03:14 PM

At least one

D --> N

SENATOR is out of rhythm.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: How many oysters did he eat... - 06/21/09 06:14 PM

Drop N OSTREA
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

"Surely you jest!" he responded Swiftly - 06/21/09 07:43 PM

OSTREA

O --> I (Is that the "oi" in oyster?) (Nope, sorry, that would have been A-->Y)

SATIRE
Posted By: olly

Shcumbody Shtop me. - 06/21/09 11:27 PM



I couldn't RESIST
Posted By: seapea

here's a stretch, and another 180 - 06/22/09 07:15 AM

S ---> A

STRIAE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Step on it! - 06/22/09 12:45 PM

STRIAE

add D

ASTRIDE

(and if you add another S you'll have a BIG problem!)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Step on it! - 06/22/09 05:49 PM

smirk Like when an add shocked > ASTEROID hits you over the head?
Posted By: olly

Re: Step on it! - 06/22/09 10:14 PM

That would be a DISASTER
Posted By: seapea

Oh, dear, - 06/23/09 12:06 AM

such (A->S) DISTRESS! eek
Posted By: Jackie

Re: hitting the wall with heart-shaped - 06/23/09 02:43 AM

DESTRESS; the one-thousandth post!!! Amazing!
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

stereochemistry in action - 06/24/09 12:48 AM

DE-STRESS

D-->L

The natives are getting RESTLESS

Actually I'm surprised that no one has advocated that we re-start the thread so it won't take as long to load. Does that mean we have all graduated to broadband connections and no one is using a modem any more?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: stereochemistry in action - 06/24/09 05:09 PM


S to T

TRESTLES
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

hair today, gone tomorrow - 06/24/09 08:31 PM

TRESTLES

T-->Y

RESTYLES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: on bare wheels - 06/24/09 08:52 PM

Y to I TIRELESS
Posted By: seapea

go 'round and 'round - 06/26/09 04:24 AM

I ---> W

WRESTLES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: bake, broil, burn or roast - 06/27/09 09:25 AM

Aunt Gertrud's W to U STREUSEL or drop S SWELTER
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: HIDE FROM TORNADOS - 06/27/09 03:19 PM


W to H

SHELTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

(preferably _not_ going around in circles) - 06/27/09 04:07 PM

SHELTER

H -->I

STERILE

(trying to steer us away from the path we traveled last month)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: that long and winding road...? - 06/27/09 05:50 PM

L to O ROISTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Zooplankton of the world, unite! - 06/27/09 11:56 PM

ROISTER

D-->F

ROTIFER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: To snorkel and what lies beyond.. - 06/28/09 04:32 PM

Add N-- the deepseadized final FRONTIER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

look to the East again - 06/30/09 01:04 AM

That is to say, stand at the

FRONTIER

then change F to E and

RE-ORIENT [hyphen is optional]
Posted By: olly

where to now? - 06/30/09 01:26 AM


Or you could add an E and become an ORIENTEER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

not that I would ever meddle but... - 06/30/09 02:10 AM

ORIENTEER

I'd change an O to an A if I wanted to

INTERFERE
Posted By: BranShea

Re: we all might end up - 06/30/09 09:34 PM

drop one E and shuffle----> FRENETIR
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Dig, dig, dig - 07/01/09 12:21 AM

FRENETIR

I dunno, kinda looks like a French verb to me. Must have really taken some

FERRETING out to find it!

(Even without the G: E-->I -- there's an iron-carrying protein in our blood called FERRITIN)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Dig, dig, dig - 07/01/09 07:12 AM

Ay, I'm no too happy with it too, but the 1 hit(s)does not present it as a verb. Well who ferrets the way out of ferreting?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Stranger in a strange land - 07/01/09 10:21 AM

(I do have one, but it's not my turn.)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Stranger in a strange land - 07/01/09 10:30 AM

Oh well, anything- one that delivers us from double eeee-s and double arrrrrrr-s.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Stranger in a strange land - 07/01/09 10:11 PM

T-->O

Dunno how much relief it offers, as the EEs and the RRs RREEmain.

(The title is a hint, too!)
Posted By: Jackie

Re: Stranger in a strange land - 07/02/09 02:21 AM

Gah! I looked up the summary on Wikipedia, and all I could find was Federation and Fosterites.
Posted By: olly

Re: Stranger in a strange land - 07/02/09 04:06 AM



Well, lets not sit here FESTERING

What was your option Wofa?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Stranger in a strange land - 07/02/09 06:17 AM

Yep, FOREIGNER (I was off track) Good point of departure but olly has made his move so we'll stick to that?

FESTERING >> G to A FRATERNISE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

no fraternising allowed - 07/03/09 01:04 AM

Can't do it that way - the second R is gone !
Posted By: BranShea

Re: no fraternising allowed - 07/03/09 09:04 AM

I see. A smugglers R. Shame on me! I'm sure by now you have the follow up for FESTERING ready.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

As predictable as 1 + 1 = 2 - 07/03/09 05:07 PM

FESTERING

drop the F

INTEGERS

(This is starting to sound very familiar)
Posted By: seapea

Re: As predictable as 1 + 1 = 2 - 07/04/09 03:12 AM

Predictably, you were STEERING us here all along.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

going to Alabama... - 07/04/09 03:54 AM

...with my banjo on my knee

except it looks as though I'll have to RESTRING it
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Gone fishin' - 07/04/09 04:19 PM



STRINGER

-----fishing instrument.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

stayin' home - 07/04/09 05:05 PM

STINGER - insect-borne fishing impediment
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: stayin' home - 07/04/09 07:55 PM

STINGIER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: rock solid - 07/05/09 07:08 AM

I to S -> GANISTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

EAST RING - 07/05/09 12:59 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
#181974 - 01/22/09 11:06 PM
Re: Raising the Question [Re: doc_comfort]

BEARINGS

change B to T and get

TANGIERS or ANGRIEST or GANTRIES or GRANITES or INGRATES or GASTRINE or ASTRINGE or... (fades off into the night)


That's the magic set of letters that Martin Gardiner a long time ago alleged in Scientific American has no fewer than 65 different anagrams. Now we have nine.

edit: Ten: RANGIEST.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: EAST RING - 07/06/09 07:36 AM

Woooff! Are you after all 65? Are they not just to be found already together? BTW, I still count 9. ('Bearings' does not count) Unless you count East ring in.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: EAST RING - 07/06/09 11:11 AM

You're right, it's nine. EAST RING doesn't count, unless perhaps you're a circus afficionado.

I'd love to see the entire list, though I'm sure I wouldn't recognize the vast majority of the offerings. My recollection is that they were all to be eight-letter words.

The Mathematical Games column that Gardiner wrote that in is from the Sixties, I think, give or take ten years. He gave a reference identifying the individual who made the assertion and I suppose I could look it up but I haven't the initiative.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: The Blackfish - 07/06/09 09:24 PM

I've done some looking, there are lists, but after about a number of words they all end up in split words like East ring. I got one more though, swimmers.

NEGRITAS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

...and baby makes eleven? - 07/07/09 05:10 PM

ANGRIEST
ASTRINGE
GANTRIES
GANISTER
GASTRINE

GRANITES
INGRATES
NEGRITAS
RANGIEST
TANGIERS

TEARINGS ?
Posted By: olly

Re: ...and baby makes Twelve? - 07/08/09 08:03 AM

ANGRIEST
ASTRINGE
GANTRIES
GANISTER
GASTRINE
GRANITES
INGRATES
NEGRITAS
RANGIEST
TANGIERS
TEARINGS
RESTINGA
Veering off the beaten track but a welcome diversion
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ...and baby makes Thirteen? - 07/08/09 06:32 PM

ANGRIEST
ASTRINGE

GANTRIES
GANISTER
GASTRINE
GRANITES
INGRATES
NEGRITAS
RANGIEST
TANGIERS
TEARINGS
RESTINGA
GRATINES or keep in shape reading recipes that don't appeal.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

fourteen - 07/09/09 12:37 AM

ANGRIEST
ASTRINGE
GANTRIES
GANISTER
GASTRINE

GRANITES
GRATINES
INGRATES
NEGRITAS
RANGIEST

RESTINGA
TANGIERS
TEARINGS


Google has 71 listings for "erganist" but the English ones look to me mostly like misreadings of "organist."

There are however REGANISTs among the Animal Rights community.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: fifteen - 07/09/09 08:36 AM

ANGRIEST-ASTRINGE-GANTRIES-GANISTER-GASTRINE-GRANITES-GRATINES-INGRATES-NEGRITAS-RANGIEST-RESTINGA-REGANIST-TANGIERS-TEARINGS-TASERING

B C F H J K L M O P Q U V W Y Z tasered letters of the alphabeth
Posted By: Coffeebean

Re: fifteen - 07/09/09 03:27 PM

drop the E

STARING
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: fifteen - 07/09/09 04:37 PM

STARING

G-->O

RATIONS

(I think the list goes up to 66 words now, because the Taser hadn't been invented when the 65 were asserted.

I see the alphabet minus the latters EASTRIN&G, but why do you call it tasered?)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: fifteen - 07/09/09 04:50 PM

I called them tasered because those 16 letters were temporarely paralyzed in this game and that is what tapering or tapered means. I'm glad to see the spell is broken. OOOOOOOOOOOH! Yep!
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: fifteen - 07/09/09 05:17 PM

Whew! I am glad you figured them all out.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: fifteen - 07/09/09 08:44 PM

I'd still like to know Wofa, were all those 65 whole words or did they brake'm up?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: fifteen - 07/09/09 10:05 PM

I came away with the conclusion that they were all one-word anagrams. I don't think I jumped, but it's a possibility.
Posted By: olly

All aboard - 07/09/09 10:11 PM

The train is leaving the STATION again.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

assuming the office, not leaving the territory - 07/11/09 12:46 AM

STATION

O-->E

INSTATE
Posted By: Jackie

Re: assuming the office, not leaving the territory - 07/11/09 12:48 AM

STAINED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose... - 07/11/09 01:24 AM

Are you sure you didn't want to do something else INSTEAD?
Posted By: Jackie

Re: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose... - 07/12/09 12:54 AM

Such as wash my DAINTIES?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose... - 07/12/09 10:55 AM

Just as long as they aren't STAINED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: all's well, forget the stains - 07/12/09 04:28 PM

Add O > SEDATION
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

just don't overdo it - 07/12/09 04:49 PM

SEDATION

but even if you do it's OK, because with S --> T I have the

ANTIDOTE
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: just don't overdo it - 07/13/09 12:25 AM



T to P

ANTIPODE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

or you'll wind up flat on your face - 07/13/09 01:57 AM

ANTIPODE

I --> R

PRONATED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: or you'll wind up flat on your face - 07/13/09 10:03 PM

PADRONE He's a hoodlum anyway.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

sauring away - 07/13/09 10:31 PM

PRONATED

Don't take out the T, put in an N, and fly with your

PTERANDON .

Oh. Too late; you already did. OK, then.

PADRONE

I'll change the A-->S and
RESPOND.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: sauring away - 07/14/09 06:57 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
PRONATED
Don't take out the T, put in an N, and fly with your
PTERANDON .
Oh. Too late; you already did. OK, then.
But PTERANDON is much nicer to continue from. So.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: sauring away - 07/14/09 11:29 AM

I thought it was nice too, but for the moment we're on RESPOND. I know rules were meant to be broken, but let's not do so on purely esthetic grounds. Maybe we can work our way back to our flying reptile later.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: sauring away - 07/14/09 12:44 PM

Okay, is fun. Reculer:
RESPOND----E to A
PARDONS----S to E
PADRONE----add T
PRONATED----add N
PTERANDON
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: sauring away - 07/14/09 03:51 PM

thanks, I did not know you could make so many changes in one
posting.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: sauring away - 07/14/09 04:18 PM

(You're not really supposed to, but this was for a special event.)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

it's been preying on my mind - 07/14/09 09:09 PM

PTERANDON

How about N-->I = PREDATION ? (That could have come directly from PRONATED, come to think of it.) I don't capitalize it because it's so mundane and we ought to be able to come up with something more elegant.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: lost in prehistory(intermezzo) - 07/15/09 09:27 AM

I've been looking for the flying fossil but then I found three words for it,Pterandon, Pteradon and Pteranodon
Where do we go from here?
Another language matter I might as well ask here is:
Is mundane opposite to elegant? I always thought it meant the same as 'mondaine', which means elegantly wordly.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: lost in prehistory(intermezzo) - 07/15/09 12:29 PM

I've always used "mundane" to mean not only worldly but with the suggestion of being ordinary, uninspired, common, simple, obvious. "Elegant" carries connotations of being special, high-class, somewhat out-of-the-way yet still appropriate, perceptive. Elegant can be simple too.

Select all that apply.

"Mondaine" as "elegantly world-wise" may place it among the faux-amis; in English "mundane" emphasizes the commonplace, rather than the loftiness of elegance. At least as I've used it. (Whom are you going to believe, me or some strange dictionary?)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: lost in prehistory(intermezzo) - 07/15/09 06:32 PM

Just was surprised I must have misunderstood that word a good number of decades as I never looked it up. I did now. Thanks for the explanation. Let's grabs that PTERANDON elegantly by the wings.
N to V >> DAVENPORT _ elegant enough?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

thinking good thoughts - 07/16/09 12:30 AM

DAVENPORT

A --> I

PROVIDENT
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: sauring away - 07/16/09 04:35 PM

I think it is funny. You have "Roolz", but you change them
as you go. Sounds like a kids' game, no offense intended: just
interesting.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: sauring away - 07/16/09 06:25 PM

My bad Luke, I liked that pterandon better than my word. I know it's childish, but tja...games....hmm..tsss, sorry.
It will not happen again. (can't vouch for others)Duizend maal pardon.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Art trumps Bureaucracy - 07/16/09 06:28 PM

Quote:
I think it is funny. You have "Roolz", but you change them
as you go. Sounds like a kids' game, no offense intended: just
interesting.


Perhaps, but in general the changes are all within a fairly narrow range, and usually the same transgressions repeatedly. So far we're occasionally ignored the No-Capitalized-Words rule and the only-one-change-per-entry rule. I offer that it's a matter of esthetics, and we break the Roolz to post an entry that feels particularly elegant or clever.
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Art trumps Bureaucracy - 07/16/09 11:37 PM

I'll say this: I've lost interest due to the lost roolz* -- does that sound disingenuous coming from a hogmaster®?

*or maybe it's due to the endlessness of it all! wink
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Art tswrumps Bureaucracy - 07/17/09 02:16 PM

link. I'd rather use the word countlessness as I do not count posts and pages. But a hogwash might distract the attention. whistle
Posted By: BranShea

re: thinking good thoughts - 07/18/09 06:25 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
PROVIDENT
or from rags to ruin; V to I PERDITION
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

can't dodge this one - 07/18/09 10:06 PM

PERDITION

drop the O and do heroic things

INTREPID
Posted By: BranShea

Re:as a solvent and in organic synthesis... - 07/21/09 09:53 AM

T to Y PYRIDINE
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re:as a solvent and in organic synthesis... - 07/21/09 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: BranShea
T to Y PYRIDINE


Where do you find these words? Wow!
Posted By: BranShea

Re:as a solvent and in organic synthesis... - 07/21/09 08:17 PM

Twist, turn and browse.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

placeholder - 07/24/09 10:56 AM

(It's been a busy week, and not over yet - I'm still working on it)
Posted By: twosleepy

Re:as a solvent and in organic synthesis... - 07/25/09 12:18 AM

PYRIDINE

Y -> S

INSPIRED

(and so I was... ;0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

wiping the board clean, even without solvents - 07/25/09 02:33 AM

INSPIRED

D --> T

PRISTINE

(but I have a distinct feeling of déjà vu...)
Posted By: Jackie

Re: wiping the board clean, even without solvents - 07/25/09 04:15 AM

STRIPING
Posted By: Zed

cleaner in one sense only - 07/25/09 05:55 AM

add P
Stripping
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: cleaner in one sense only - 07/25/09 04:03 PM



P > L


STRIPLING
Posted By: twosleepy

the more the merrier.... - 07/25/09 07:25 PM

STRIPLING

- S

TRIPLING
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

roolz (or should I say "oolz-ray"?) - 07/25/09 11:43 PM

Am I iolating-vay oo-tay any-many if I
change R --> A and ake-may

PIG-LATIN ?
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: roolz (or should I say "oolz-ray"?) - 07/25/09 11:59 PM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Am I iolating-vay oo-tay any-many if I
change R --> A and ake-may

PIG-LATIN ?


I don't know about that, but ou-yay iolated-vay uh-thay ules-ray of-ay ig-pay atin-lay! It-ay ould-shay ead-ray: "Am-ay I-ay iolating-vay oo-tay any-may if-ay I-ay ange-chay R-ay --> A-ay and-ay ake-may..."

At-ay east-lay at's-thay uh-thay ay-way ee-way oke-spay it-ay ere-whay I-ay ived-lay. eesh-shay! at's-thay ough-tay! ol-lay ;0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

it's not exactly Hogwash, or maybe it is - 07/26/09 02:11 AM

I know that, but I also know we're part of an international community here and some might find it difficult to decipher without a few extra clues.

I leave it to the assembled multitudes - if too much whimsy is disqualifying we should go back to TRIPLING, and if we can allow a smile here and there (in particular, here) then I offer PIG-LATIN, as above.

(...And if everyone is going to tear their hair out over it, or at least twist it into braids, we can use PLAITING instead. But I'd rather take the opportunity to ile-smay.)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Braids? - 07/26/09 07:40 PM

Or N = S > PIGTAILS
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Them's fightin' words, Podnuh! - 07/27/09 01:22 PM

PIGTAILS

A-->U

PUGILIST

(same root as "pugnacious" and "impugn")
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Them's fightin' words, Attorney! - 07/28/09 10:39 PM

Speaking of pugnacious -

PUGILIST

P-->O
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Them's fightin' words, Attorney! - 07/30/09 12:22 AM

48 hours, and I give up.

My word was LITIGOUS
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: Them's fightin' words, Attorney! - 07/30/09 01:14 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
48 hours, and I give up.

My word was LITIGOUS



I hate to interrupt your conversation with yourself, but I don't believe that's actually a word. I always thought it was LITIGIOUS. If you can tear yourself away from yourself, please let me know what you think! ;0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Litigous is as litigous does - 07/30/09 02:40 AM

Yes, I thought it looked funny too, so I checked around and found that that's also what Onelook.com says.

Then I looked for excuses and rationalizations and found that Google has 92,000 ghits for "litigous" (carefully overlooking the fact that it also has 687,000 ghits for -ious) which gives it some dubious validity.

But really I have to admit that I posted it anyway so as to have the opportunity to use the comeback to your question:
"You're right. I'm wrong. So sue me!"

[/trying-to-sneak-unnoticed-out-the-door emoticon]
Posted By: Jackie

Re: Litigous is as litigous does - 07/30/09 02:47 AM

Since you have admitted your Guilt I Solemnly sentence you to find a different word.
Posted By: BranShea

Re:pugilism, the noble art of self defense - 07/31/09 12:39 PM

Taken from PUGILIST P to N LINGUIST
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

speaking to the pool shark - 07/31/09 10:26 PM

(...could have come from LITIGOUS, too, if there was such a word...) ;-)

LINGUIST

I --> H

HUSTLING
Posted By: twosleepy

Two rongs don't make a wright - 08/01/09 04:24 AM

Originally Posted By: wofahulicodoc
Then I looked for excuses and rationalizations and found that Google has 92,000 ghits for "litigous" (carefully overlooking the fact that it also has 687,000 ghits for -ious) which gives it some dubious validity.

But really I have to admit that I posted it anyway so as to have the opportunity to use the comeback to your question:
"You're right. I'm wrong. So sue me!"

[/trying-to-sneak-unnoticed-out-the-door emoticon]


Well, first off, the reason it has hits is because people can't spell! I got 1,610,000 for "commitee", and it has no dubious validity; it's just a misspelling!

As to your "comeback": ha ha ha At least you're better at being clever than you are at spelling! ;0)
Posted By: twosleepy

This little light of mine... - 08/01/09 04:31 AM

HUSTLING

(presto, chango...)

SUNLIGHT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Presto, change-o - 08/01/09 02:21 PM

Sometimes there's a place for

L --> O

SHOUTING
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Presto, change-o - 08/02/09 01:13 AM




o > t

SHUTTING
Posted By: BranShea

Re: not yet - 08/02/09 09:46 AM

H to R TRUSTING
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

tell me how - 08/02/09 01:17 PM

TRUSTING

G --> C

INSTRUCT
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

talking to myself again - 08/06/09 01:05 AM

but it's been three days, and if I don't do it, it looks like

T --> A

CURTAINS for this thread
Posted By: Jackie

Re: talking to myself again - 08/06/09 02:12 AM

Well, we certainly don't want to CONSTRAIN you.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: Speedy Gonzales - 08/06/09 09:30 AM

Scramble : TRANSONIC
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

ignoring the extra-N violation - 08/06/09 10:43 AM

I think there's room to throw in another E

CONTAINERS

(Do we allow French? CONNAÎTRE ?
No, I didn't think so.)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: ignoring the extra-N violation - 08/06/09 07:05 PM

Nah, me neither
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: ignoring the extra-N violation - 08/07/09 05:14 PM

containers

add R

CONSTRAINER
Posted By: BranShea

Re: hook up to Jekyll and Hyde - 08/07/09 07:41 PM

Add S CONTRARINESS
Posted By: BranShea

Re: hook-off point - 08/10/09 08:54 PM

No way out of contrariness as far as I can see. A doomed word.
Posted By: Jackie

Re: hook-off point - 08/11/09 01:48 AM

With help from I, Rearrangement Servant:
RECONSTRAINS

Let's not give up before wofa gets back from vacation, next week.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: hook-off point - 08/11/09 04:55 PM

Wish I'd'a seen that. Quite a word.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: hook-off point - 08/11/09 08:32 PM

Rearrangement Servant? Is that you?
Posted By: Jackie

Re: hook-off point - 08/12/09 02:01 AM

Lord have mercy, no. Go here and watch the moving letters.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: hook-off point - 08/12/09 04:55 PM

I have that site bookmarked, but thought it might be
'cheating', roolz, you know?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: hook-off point - 08/12/09 07:26 PM

Lord have mercy! I don't believe it. It's done by a machine! All that tossing and toiling... what a bummer. Jackie! Think of all the prime time intelligence I've put into this! laugh
Posted By: olly

Re: hook-off point - 08/12/09 10:01 PM


Rest anagram reinventer
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: hook-off point - 08/12/09 10:07 PM

ha! finally, everyone's secret is exposed!!
-ron o.
Posted By: twosleepy

Huh? - 08/12/09 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
ha! finally, everyone's secret is exposed!!
-ron o.


This was a secret? How could it be? It's part of this server, for heaven's sake! Notice the URL: www.WORDSMITH.ORG/anagram. When I first saw this game, I thought it was a tie-in to the anagram page. This has been a nice chuckle for me.... laugh
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: Huh? - 08/12/09 10:34 PM

drat, I should have used the irony icon..
/irony
Posted By: twosleepy

And continuing forward.... - 08/12/09 10:38 PM

RECONSTRAINS

S --> T

RECONSTRAINT
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: And continuing forward.... - 08/12/09 11:05 PM

working towards reduction..
CONSTRAINER
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: And continuing forward.... - 08/12/09 11:30 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
working towards reduction..
CONSTRAINER


Sorry, tsuwm, but this is particularly egregious, as this was used just a few posts ago! No free pass on this one, we're back to my (didn't I just use a bunch of...)

CONSTRAINT
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: And continuing forward.... - 08/13/09 12:01 AM

I looked back and saw 'constrain' - is that considered the same word, or didn't I look far enough?
Posted By: twosleepy

For tsuwm: not far back enough! - 08/13/09 12:05 AM

Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
containers

add R

CONSTRAINER


If I'm not sure, I use the search function, which orders the results from latest to earliest...
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: For tsuwm: not far back enough! - 08/13/09 12:13 AM

well, I think that this:
Quote:
Sorry, tsuwm, but this is particularly egregious, as this was used just a few posts ago!

was a bit precipitous if I need to use the search function to find it! shocked
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: For tsuwm: not far back enough! - 08/13/09 01:02 AM

It is only 13 posts back from yours (and only 2 word changes), and I only mentioned what I do to avoid repeats in case someone might find it useful.
Posted By: Jackie

Re: hook-off point - 08/13/09 01:43 AM

thought it might be 'cheating' Me too--that's why I noted that I used it. Above about seven letters I'm really no good at anagrams.

all the prime time intelligence Ha! I love it! laugh
Posted By: BranShea

Re: take-off point - 08/13/09 03:35 PM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
ha! finally, everyone's secret is exposed!!
-ron o.
Don't not generalize Ironic One, just a few ain't Everyone.

"Let us not bow our heads, and it's no use constraining,
Life has been good to us all, even if that sky is raining,
To take it with a grain of salt,
is all I can do it's no one's fault,
makes no diff'rence if we fade away.
It's just as it was, it's much too cold for me to stay.."
(paraphrasing The Band)
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: For tsuwm: not far back enough! - 08/13/09 04:59 PM

>It is only 13 posts back from yours

oops.. another secret exposed: I have Luke on ignore; I read his entries here as I go along, but they don't show up on a page scroll.
Posted By: twosleepy

Re: For tsuwm: not far back enough! - 08/13/09 06:56 PM

Well, aren't you just full of oop these days... he he
Posted By: twosleepy

Is it..... - 08/13/09 06:58 PM

Love your new pic, Bran! Is it a swallow? It looks big, but you can't tell from an isolated sky shot, so I'm thinking it might not be so big. :0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: swallow or Boeing 767-300. - 08/14/09 12:03 PM

It's a bird!
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: For tsuwm: not far back enough! - 08/15/09 04:33 PM

I have found it useful, since I was first told about it months
ago. Appreciate it.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: swallow or Boeing 767-300. - 08/15/09 04:34 PM

Here it would appear to be of the swallow family. Very nice.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: For tsuwm: not far back enough! - 08/18/09 12:00 AM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
>It is only 13 posts back from yours

oops.. another secret exposed: I have Luke on ignore; I read his entries here as I go along, but they don't show up on a page scroll.



Thank you so much. That makes my day. Would that more would
ignore me. By the way, sentences still begin by capitalizing
the first letter of the first word.
Posted By: twosleepy

You won't catch me... - 08/18/09 07:15 PM

...ignoring anyone! I say: Bring on the posts! I will read them ALL!!! mua ha ha ha ha ha...
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: You won't catch me... - 08/18/09 07:23 PM

gosh, I wonder what Luke and twos are posting about‽

-joe (whistleing in the dark) friday
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: You won't catch me... - 08/19/09 02:49 AM

Originally Posted By: tsuwm
gosh, I wonder what Luke and twos are posting about&#8253

-joe (whistleing in the dark) friday



For someone who is ignoring me, I sure have your attention.
Posted By: twosleepy

Just in case you weren't confused enough... - 08/22/09 09:36 PM

...my last post about the word we are moving from was wrong. It's not CONSTRAINT, but RECONSTRAINT. Rather than simply add an S, I have chosen to remove an N, which scrambles up to what I've done in the plural form:

RETRACTIONS

Now, let's take it from there! :0)
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Re: Just in case you weren't confused enough... - 08/23/09 12:45 AM

RETRACTIONS

I hesitate to change A to I, perhaps removing another

RESTRICTION, because I'm really not sure it gets us anywhere...
Posted By: Jackie

Re: Just in case you weren't confused enough... - 08/23/09 12:49 AM

You're back! Didja have a good time?

Unfortunately, our other main keeper-upper of this thread, Branshea, is now on vacation...over here! So the rest of you-all who can, please keep it goin'...
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Just in case you weren't confused enough... - 08/24/09 04:16 PM

Bran listed a new state to the ones she has visited.
Says it reminds her of the Netherlands.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: restriction - 09/10/09 04:34 PM

But never left a footprint there. Grounded for three hours at Grand Rapids Airport, due to a thunderstorm over O'Hare. Two scary interrupted approaches makes me fear thunderstorms more now than N to R TERRORISTIC threats.
Still I add Michigan to my list.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: restriction - 09/18/09 09:26 AM

Safely back on home ground I make the little change from C to E to TERRITORIES
Posted By: BranShea

Re: for better or worse - 10/05/09 01:58 PM

To get out of the 3 R's (hopeless) in order to get rid of one , it needs a stepping stone. Via (legal) (S to D) TERRITORIED to (R to Y) DETERIORITY ( which it may possibly be, dunno). It needs cutting down the number of letters. (?)who.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: for better or worse - 10/05/09 04:51 PM

Nice to see you are trying. I've got nothing.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: that long and winding road... - 10/10/09 07:50 PM

If only this organism would devour one of these organic letters.
Y to V > > DETRITIVORE
wasn't there once someone called wofaholicodoc?

This was started on 10/23/08 by coffeebean with the word 'brain'.
Could we in a last combined effort bring it back to a five letter word before or on the 23 and blow it to kingdom come?
Posted By: Jackie

Re: that long and winding road... - 10/11/09 01:18 AM

Ooh, that would be...fitting. A thread that lasted exactly a year! Amazing.

Ok--I won't even try to put which, or how many, letters were saved/lost/changed, but I'll go with
RETRIEVED.

It's gotta be shorter!
Posted By: BranShea

Re: that long and winding road... - 10/11/09 06:59 PM

We call it wielding a blunt ax, but your action seems to be....fitting.
Posted By: olly

Re: that long and winding road... - 10/11/09 07:51 PM

I shall hasten the cause. If we all swim down we can escape this net.

Drop an E--> DIVERTER
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

drop an R - 10/12/09 04:22 PM

It's been a while since I contributed but now that we've come so far my attention is
RIVETED
Posted By: twosleepy

Drop an E... - 10/12/09 05:47 PM

...and perhaps we might DIVERT it?
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

drop the V - 10/12/09 06:39 PM

At least I TRIED.

It's getting ahead of ourselves, since the 23rd isn't until eleven days from now, but it would be fitting to come back to BRAIN at one year, with Coffeebean doing the honors. (Can we refrain from doing it immediately?!)

And unless people are truly getting tired of this, there's no reason to end it at one year. We might however learn a lesson: too many letters gives too few choices, and too little room to maneuver, and can spoil the game.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: drop the V - 10/12/09 08:23 PM

T > F


FRIED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: drop the V - 10/12/09 10:08 PM

We could keep it in the fridge on five for a while: F to A AIRED
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Y --> I - 10/12/09 11:00 PM

READY
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Y --> I - 10/14/09 12:13 AM



Y > B

BREAD
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Y --> I - 10/14/09 04:23 PM



B > T

TREAD
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: Y --> I - 10/14/09 04:23 PM



add: H


THREAD
Posted By: BranShea

Re: would it be "safe" ? - 10/15/09 07:10 AM

To stick to five? Drop T HEARD
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Razor? - 10/15/09 04:06 PM




BEARD
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

just going around in circles - 10/16/09 01:45 AM

ORBED
Posted By: BranShea

Re: the one year circle? - 10/16/09 07:50 AM

...to meet the word brain or bean on the 23thrd of october?
E to A BROAD....( brain or bean? )
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: the one year circle? - 10/16/09 09:12 PM



Drop B

ROAD
Posted By: BranShea

Re: the one year circle? - 10/16/09 09:42 PM

smile All I can say is that it would have taken 3 steps to go from BROAD to BRAIN. Now it takes 4, but it's too early anyway. It will take 2 steps to go from BRAIN to BEAN. I takes many more to go from RAGS to RICHES.
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: the one year circle? - 10/17/09 11:37 PM

I won't post any more until you achieve your goal.
Posted By: Jackie

Re: the one year circle? - 10/18/09 02:18 AM

!ADORE
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

D-day minus 4 - 10/20/09 02:23 AM

READY?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: D-day minus 4 - 10/20/09 08:17 AM

EDIT: other proposition. What about whoever wants to participate gets back to brain on October 23 (Friday). Departing from READY, using the days needed to end up Friday. Coffeebean, if ever you pass by....?
Posted By: Jackie

Re: D-day minus 4 - 10/21/09 02:12 AM

Oh, I didn't realize you wanted to get back to brain; just thought it was ending on the 23rd.--sorry. Hmm--well, we've got the R and the A...aha:
YEARN
Posted By: BranShea

Re: D-day minus 4 - 10/21/09 05:01 PM

OK. Departing from READY I come alongside with BREAD. I have the B the R and the A . It's an individual track now if that's alright with you (the formal or plural you). So Jackie,
in two words/two days you'd get from YEARN to BRAIN?

Anyone else going from READY to BRAIN these days?
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: D-day minus 4 - 10/21/09 05:08 PM

Good luck on your goal!
Posted By: Jackie

Re: D-day minus 4 - 10/22/09 02:17 AM

But, but--Luke already posted BREAD, on the 13th. But we can go on from there as far as I'm concerned.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: D-day minus 4 - 10/22/09 07:33 AM

Oh- oho! Yes. I see. True, very true. Sorry Luke.
I thought that at the point where Wofu said READY it could be taken down the easiest way not regarding what had been before.
There is no specific system in the madness.
Then I take it from YEARN to BEARN today. Drop in what else could be the pre-last word, if you have it.

Posted By: twosleepy

D Day!!! Someone else will need to take it....(Coffeebean?) - 10/23/09 04:10 PM

Oh my goodness, dear! YOU were meant to take this penultimate step! But since you didn't, please forgive that I am:

BEARN

-E

BRAN

:0)
Posted By: BranShea

Re: D Day!!! Someone else will need to take it....(Coffeebean?) - 10/23/09 05:57 PM

I would have waited till two-to-twelve to see if someone would turn up. THANKS ! you remembered and gave the bran or barn needed to come round to brain. I still leave it up to :

(Jee, I've been embroidering this badge all day)

10/23/08-10/23/09 BRAIN. If it hereby really ends depends. (?)
Posted By: Jackie

Re: D Day!!! Someone else will need to take it....(Coffeebean?) - 10/25/09 01:58 AM

smile
I do believe this is a first; for one thread to last this long, that is. I'll PM Ms. CB.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: D Day!!! Someone else will need to take it....(Coffeebean?) - 10/25/09 11:21 AM

It might be on Wordsmith Talk, in general I guess not. But we got it ( with a little smuggling act; administrator smile ) down from that 11-letter word back to the starting point.
Evaluating: I found 5-to-8-letter words the most interesting to play with. Like Wofahu said: too many letters freeze the game. I like the sort of parallel 'communication' that went on through the game. It was fun. I'm not to decide; maybe some people want to start another thread or continue on this one. It's been fun to me.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

BRAIN Trust - 10/25/09 05:06 PM

Let's think for a moment before we decide whether to start a BRAND-new thread or to continue this one.

In the past some have noted that with a dial-up connection it takes a very long time to load a long thread...perhaps too long.

Others have pre-emptively started a new thread whenever the instant one reached 500 posts.

Before we proceed, is there consensus? Should we take a poll?
Posted By: BranShea

Re: BRAIN Trust - 10/25/09 06:35 PM

A poll could show if 'regulars' are still interested. A technical motive for keeping the thread-length shorter counts. So a poll I guess....?? BRAND still the valid word?
Posted By: olly

Re: BRAIN Trust - 10/25/09 08:35 PM

In the past some have noted that with a dial-up connection it takes a very long time to load a long thread...perhaps too long.

You'll probably find that only applies in threaded mode.
Posted By: tsuwm

Re: BRAIN Trust - 10/25/09 10:52 PM

Originally Posted By: olly
In the past some have noted that with a dial-up connection it takes a very long time to load a long thread...perhaps too long.

You'll probably find that only applies in threaded mode.


well, in the past some have voiced a strong preference for threaded mode -- but they're probably long gone from this thread!
-ron o.
Posted By: Jackie

Re: BRAIN Trust - 10/26/09 02:11 AM

I don't play much, but I'd vote for starting a (brand) new thread. (Nice one, wofa!)
Posted By: LukeJavan8

Re: BRAIN Trust - 10/26/09 05:00 PM

I don't play much either, but a new game would interest me more.
Posted By: Buffalo Shrdlu

Re: BRAIN Trust - 10/27/09 01:15 AM

I've played a very small bit, but I would vote for a new thread.
Posted By: BranShea

Re: BRAIN Trust - 10/28/09 07:11 PM

I've played many too many but would vote for a new thread and a restriction on the maximum number of letters and posts. 200? I should play less (but wordgames are very tempting ..)I did like the circle, getting back to the starting word.
Posted By: wofahulicodoc

Anagram Stew - 11/01/09 09:20 PM

(continued here)
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