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#182532 - 02/11/09 10:11 AM Re: A cup of solid gold [Re: twosleepy]  
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Originally Posted By: twosleepy
PINKERTON M for K:PROMINENT
For the brave! I really thought Pinkerton was a dead end street.
RIPOSTE to POINTER S to N

#182537 - 02/11/09 04:33 PM Re: A cup of solid gold [Re: BranShea]  
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
POINTER


E --> G

PORTING

#182540 - 02/11/09 05:12 PM elitism ? [Re: TheFallibleFiend]  
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PORTING

change T to U

IN-GROUP

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

#182541 - 02/11/09 05:28 PM I can fix that... [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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IN-GROUP

I ---> U

UNGROUP

#182547 - 02/11/09 10:36 PM Re: I can fix that... [Re: twosleepy]  
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Uh? Back to U for I POURING

#182548 - 02/11/09 10:49 PM here today, gown tomorrow [Re: BranShea]  
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Nuts. Takes two steps to get to PEIGNOIR...

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

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

POURING

change I to W

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

#182556 - 02/12/09 12:42 PM Re: ...to the ridiculous [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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laugh

#182572 - 02/12/09 09:43 PM Re: ...to the ridiculous [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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(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

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