Wordsmith.org: the magic of words

Wordsmith Talk

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 2 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
Re: Verbal decapitation #2741
05/28/00 03:51 PM
05/28/00 03:51 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 679
Somewhere outside New York
R
Rubrick Offline
addict
Rubrick  Offline
addict
R
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 679
Somewhere outside New York
> Actually, taking off the 'ing, Smash works well...

smash, mash, ash, sh...

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

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


Re: Verbal decapitation #2742
05/29/00 01:15 AM
05/29/00 01:15 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 37
Newcastle, Australia.
S
screen Offline
newbie
screen  Offline
newbie
S
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 37
Newcastle, Australia.
umm, nice challenge
tricky getting more than 5
globe (obe = subdivision of phylus or clan)
U-boat


Re: Verbal decapitation #2743
05/31/00 12:12 AM
05/31/00 12:12 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
Jackie Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Jackie  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 11,613
Louisville, Kentucky
A similar one: scrunch.
Nearly cheating on this one: espy.
Possible, only: scrap.


Re: Verbal decapitation #2744
06/27/00 08:39 AM
06/27/00 08:39 AM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 444
Sydney Australia
B
Bridget Offline
addict
Bridget  Offline
addict
B
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 444
Sydney Australia
It's not a decapitation really, but if you just remove one letter at a time:

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


Re: Verbal decapitation #2745
06/29/00 08:52 AM
06/29/00 08:52 AM
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 444
Sydney Australia
B
Bridget Offline
addict
Bridget  Offline
addict
B
Joined: Jun 2000
Posts: 444
Sydney Australia
..and two days later I have come up with a six letter decapitation:

ASTRAY

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


Re: Verbal decapitation #2746
06/30/00 05:01 AM
06/30/00 05:01 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 37
Newcastle, Australia.
S
screen Offline
newbie
screen  Offline
newbie
S
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 37
Newcastle, Australia.
Well done, Bridget :)


Re: Verbal decapitation #2747
07/03/00 05:00 AM
07/03/00 05:00 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Jakarta
B
Bingley Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Bingley  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
B
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,065
Jakarta
I don't think anyone will beat Bridget's score - core - ore - re.

Bingley


Bingley
Re: Verbal decapitation #2748
12/27/00 04:32 AM
12/27/00 04:32 AM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 130
Virginia
S
Solamente, Doug. Offline
member
Solamente, Doug.  Offline
member
S
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 130
Virginia
Back to topic...

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

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

Well, we liked it!


Politically incorrect 'joke' #2749
01/03/01 01:28 PM
01/03/01 01:28 PM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,004
London, UK
shanks Offline
old hand
shanks  Offline
old hand
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 1,004
London, UK
Doug

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

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


Re: Verbal decapitation #2750
01/03/01 04:10 PM
01/03/01 04:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,400
rego park
of troy Offline
Carpal Tunnel
of troy  Offline
Carpal Tunnel
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 5,400
rego park
i did laundy this past week end -- and realize
bleach
leach
each
ach!



Page 2 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6

Moderated by  Jackie 

Forum Statistics
Forums16
Topics13,885
Posts224,967
Members9,062
Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members
SHOSHOLOZA, kingword, notoftroy, SaoirseSea, SirNamaan
9062 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 75 guests, and 3 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days)
Top Posters(All Time)
wwh 13,858
Faldage 13,803
Jackie 11,613
tsuwm 10,538
LukeJavan8 9,187
AnnaStrophic 6,511
Wordwind 6,296
of troy 5,400
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.

Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1
(Release build 20180111)
Page Time: 0.017s Queries: 13 (0.003s) Memory: 3.1788 MB (Peak: 3.3595 MB) Zlib disabled. Server Time: 2018-08-14 15:38:33 UTC