Saturday, January 9, 2010
AKA: Things overheard while playing Scrabble.
Is topsy a word without turvey?
Is hob a word without nob?
Can the word oodles be singular?
Is pest an alternative plural for pet when you have too many of them?
Coyote is coy. His name tells us so.
I know listen and silent are the same word with the letters switched around, but semen and menses?
It makes sense that the word “evil” is “live” backwards.
My favorite letter is V. If a word has a V in it, you can be sure it’s infused with action and vitality.
It’s no mistake that “VERB” begins with the letter V.
Have you noticed that the word “astonished” has “stoned” right in it, and “embarrassed” seems to say “I’m bare assed?”
And lust and slut are so closely related that they’re the same word.
Note: My Scrabble partner, Mara, using one of her life lines. This entry was originally posted on looseleafnotes.com on December 12, 2005.