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    Change one letter, make a new word

    Some years back, the Washington Post ran a word game where readers took a word and changed it to make a new word, complete with new definition. Some of the winners from the original list were
    • Reintarnation coming back to life as a hillbilly.
    • Sarchasm: the gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the recipient who doesn't get it.
    • Doltergeist: a spirit that decides to haunt someplace stupid, such as your septic tank.

    More winning clever-clogs are here - http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv...nvit980802.htm

    The rules are simple:
    • You can only make one change to the original word by adding, changing or deleting a single letter
    • The new word must have a sensible meaning.


    So, to get the ball rolling...
    • Delanky a tall, thin type of executive whose management style is loved by some, loathed by others.
    • Lobying getting the ear of a county councillor to secure political favours.
    • Footbalk when you refuse to believe that your team has conceded a fifth goal.
    • Exsample when you sleep with your ex, to see if your new squeeze is better or worse than him/her.
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    Cheers EG, good idea.
    Some humble contributions (am actually secretly inordinatedly chuffed with one of these):

    • Refereek - an official that riles you to the point of petulance.
    • Looche - Descriptive of someone who can retain their raffish, roguish charm, even when on the toilet.
    • Slaundry - collective term for those items of clothing (usually single socks) that go into the dryer one day, and are never seen again.
    • Radiob - Ivan Yates.
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    Brilliant - love refereek!
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    So, go on, Stann, which one are you proudest of? Took me a few moments to get the bilingual twist in slaundry.
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    I'd wager Slaundry. That's my favourite.
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    Like slaundry now too, but at the time radiob made me chuckle, though I do rather like the breakfast NT show. Maybe it was too much coiffee*.

    * Coiffee - one of those overly-fancified beverages with a styling that would put Dusty Springfield to shame.
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    Seepy- being so tired it feel like your brain is dripping out your ears. I'm currently wading through those muddy waters now.
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    Was feeling very seepy, so I had a coiffee, and these came to mind...

    Dopinion - the ill-thought out and badly expressed views of an idiot

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    Liking this.

    On this particular one

    Quote Originally Posted by Eminence Grise View Post
    [*]You can only make one change to the original word by adding, changing or deleting a single letter[*]The new word must have a sensible meaning.
    There was something similar on bbc radio 4, which spawned a book, the difference being removing one letter froma word or phrase - hence the title of the book - A Brief History of Tim

    Back on topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkStu View Post
    Waniker - when someone refers to "that w@nker", "that pr*ck" etc everyone immediately knows who is being talked about.
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    Some good ones at this link - 'askhole' had me snorting out loud! - even though some have more than a single letter change.

    http://www.demilked.com/new-modern-f...s-portmanteus/
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