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#2741 - 05/28/00 03:51 PM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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> Actually, taking off the 'ing, Smash works well...

smash, mash, ash, sh...

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

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


#2742 - 05/29/00 01:15 AM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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umm, nice challenge
tricky getting more than 5
globe (obe = subdivision of phylus or clan)
U-boat


#2743 - 05/31/00 12:12 AM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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A similar one: scrunch.
Nearly cheating on this one: espy.
Possible, only: scrap.


#2744 - 06/27/00 08:39 AM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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It's not a decapitation really, but if you just remove one letter at a time:

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


#2745 - 06/29/00 08:52 AM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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..and two days later I have come up with a six letter decapitation:

ASTRAY

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


#2746 - 06/30/00 05:01 AM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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Well done, Bridget :)


#2747 - 07/03/00 05:00 AM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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I don't think anyone will beat Bridget's score - core - ore - re.

Bingley


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#2748 - 12/27/00 04:32 AM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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Back to topic...

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

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

Well, we liked it!


#2749 - 01/03/01 01:28 PM Politically incorrect 'joke'  
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Doug

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

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


#2750 - 01/03/01 04:10 PM Re: Verbal decapitation  
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i did laundy this past week end -- and realize
bleach
leach
each
ach!



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