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How many words can you get out of a word...

...am I the only one who does this when extremely bored and lacking access to the innanets/cell phone?

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  • BlessedBmyRootsBlessedBmyRoots Posts: 51Registered Users
    Nope! I do it too! Give me a word....
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've been known to entertain myself this way.

    I also make lists associating nationalities with animals, as in Americans with dogs; horses with the English, French with cats, etc. Highly subjective.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    I had a lot of fun yesterday with "equipment"

    Do you set rules for yourselves?

    I do...mine are:

    --no contractions
    --no acronyms
    --no names like "Lucy" or "Harry"
    --present tense and past tense; can only use one or the other ("sit" and "sat")
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Nope! I do it too! Give me a word....

    sweatsuit :blob4:
  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    Nope! I do it too! Give me a word....

    sweatsuit :blob4:

    I thieved your word:

    Eat, wait, tea, astute, west, waste, stew, sue, stat, suite, swat, teat, wit, sit, sat, set, status, watts, ate, twit, states, east, awe, seat, sea, wet...

    Thats all I got.

    Next word: watermelon

    Sent from The Brick
    I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
  • BlessedBmyRootsBlessedBmyRoots Posts: 51Registered Users
    water, melon, lone, tame, ate, eat, rate, ton, ale, real, term, meal, eon, tan, mate, won, name, mane, lame, neem, talon, eel, leer, late, awn, team, wean, reel, alone, eater, men, new, eew, teal, met, meet, tamer, lamer, mater, matron, later, newer

    next word: neighborhood
  • greenjumpergreenjumper Posts: 891Registered Users
    neighborhood:

    Neighbor, hood,good, bored, rod, nod, hog, dog, red, born, horn, boing, doing, one, done, gone, heir, ride, hide, boron, donor, ignore, den, hen, gin

    Next Word: Thanksgiving
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Thanksgiving:

    kith (would this be acceptable?)
    sting
    stink
    gig
    ankh (would this be acceptable?)
    sit
    visit
    skin
    kit
    skit
    van
    in
    kin
    gin
    tin
    nit
    tan
    gang
    sh*t (would this be acceptable?)
    his
    this
    ash
    gash
    kiva (would this be acceptable?)
    snag
    hit
    it
    nag
    tag
    hang
    hank
    ant
    gnat
    at
    sank
    than
    thank
    giving
    hat
    gag

    Whew! I can't anymore. If I need to take the noted ones out, I will :)
  • ursulaursula Posts: 1,461Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    ...am I the only one who does this when extremely bored and lacking access to the innanets/cell phone?

    I do this! I even do it when I do have access to a phone: I usually play Chictionary on the subway home after work to unwind. I find it very calming.
    In search of a lost signature...
  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    Sinistral, you forgot the next word!

    Sent from The Brick
    I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
  • ursulaursula Posts: 1,461Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Not sinistral, but here's a word: underwear.
    In search of a lost signature...
  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    Underwear

    Wean, eat, ewe, red, dune, rear, den, run, weed, need, wed, read, reader, wander, render, nerd, rad, wade, are, ware, wear, dean, dew, dare, under, raw, end, err, near, deer, dear, were, war, ran, darn, wed, nader, era

    Next word: sophisticated

    Sent from The Brick
    I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
  • ursulaursula Posts: 1,461Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sophisticated

    sop
    his
    tic
    cat
    eat
    ate
    ape
    pose
    staph (does this count?)
    date
    pate
    peat
    soap
    soaped
    heat
    aped
    posed
    hose
    hosed
    she
    shed
    said
    tape
    taped
    head
    toe
    doe
    hoe
    the
    those
    sophist
    shape
    shaped
    hide
    hid
    aphid
    aphids
    tat
    hat
    pat
    ode
    pod
    sot
    sat
    sate
    sated
    oat
    oats
    toad
    toads
    ass
    pass
    passed
    past
    post
    posted
    toast
    toasted
    posh
    poshest


    I know there are a million more words in there (it's a great word for this game) but I'd better stop myself!
    In search of a lost signature...
  • ursulaursula Posts: 1,461Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Forgot to add another word. How about otherwise?
    In search of a lost signature...
  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    Otherwise

    There, ere, here, sire, site sit, wise, ore, sew, west, ewe, hot, hose, host, her, hee, with, sot, rother, rose, rise, ire, seer, wee, see, seeth, tier, worth, wrote, with, were, wire, hoe, how, hit, sir, sore, rot, wet, set, sit, wit, rites, tires, tow, this, these, his

    Next word: parallelogram

    Sent from The Brick
    I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
  • Myradella3Myradella3 Posts: 2,481Registered Users
    parallelogram

    gram, pare, era, ear, par, pare, rare, err, ole, role, roll, mall, male, meal, mole, gall, parallel, lore, gale, gel, germ, perm, ream, mar, log, pog, peg, page, rage, ogre, rap, rep, leap, gear, moll, pall, ego, leg, pear

    lots more but time church...this is fun
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    You guys are good. How about styrofoam?
  • SarcasmIsBeautySarcasmIsBeauty Posts: 5,640Registered Users
    I do this all the time

    styrofoam

    Moat
    Moot
    Moor
    Room
    Roam
    Rot
    Root
    Roots
    Arms
    Army
    Foot
    Fort
    Toy
    Toys
    Ram
    Rams
    Story
    Star
    Art
    Arts
    Fart (does that one count? Lol)
    Roof
    Rat
    Rats
    Tar
    Farm
    Oats
    Oat
    Mat
    Mart
    Forty
    May
    Fat
    Say
    Ray


    New word: characterize
    Turtles: omg please don't put that in your moo moo

    Nej: too late... moo moo has been infiltrated.
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    characterize

    charachter, rear, rare, tear, hat, tar, rice, rat, race, chat, rate, cat, zit, charter, chart, car, cart, aria, area, heart, art, arch, arc, act, tea, trace, char, tic, cheat, cheer, catch, catcher, archer, heat, hear, here, there, zeta, rite
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    Labyrinth
  • greenjumpergreenjumper Posts: 891Registered Users
    Labyrinth:

    lab, nab, tin, yin, bail, hail, nail, rail, tail, trail, rain, train, thin, thinly, bran, ran, than, bar, liar, yarn, tiny, habit, hay, bay, nay, rib, bat, hat, rat, bra, bit, hit, hint, lint, birth, rant, tribal, in, hair, bath

    Next Word: fundamentals
  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    Fundamentals

    fund, metal, dam, mental, lament, dent, fan, tan, tame, stand, land, lend, mend, mud, lad, led, tale, dame, fame, male, name, ale, sale, date, late, lam, tad, fat, fad, fault, faun, fate, mate, slate, salt, nude, mute, sled, net, met, let, set, sat, dune, tune, slant, malt, mad, sad, meld, dealt, felt, fumes, deaf, same, nun, fade, made, mantel, amen, slat, lent, sent, alms, lame, melt, end, fend, tend, sand, mast, fun, stale, sane, mule, team, meat, flat

    Next word: saccharine
    I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    saccharine

    sac, car, can, hare, hair, char, rain, rash, cash, shin, chin, sin, sea, near, hear, chain, aries, area, aria, case, near, race, rinse, chase, share, in, an, a, arse, reach, air, sane, cane, ear, ace, each, acre, sear

    Not sure these count: Chi, Rhine, and adding an s to a bunch of the above to make the plural form.

    Next word: skedaddle
  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    Skedaddle

    Dad, led, lad, kale, lake, deed, lead, deal, ale, add, saddle, elk, eel, leak, leek, keel, sled, dead, eeks, sleek, sad, seed, sale, seal, lease, ease, else, desk, asked, ask, eke, seek, sake

    Next word: subterranean

    Sent from The Brick
    I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Subterranean


    tune
    nut
    bran
    bear
    sear
    near
    abut
    abuse
    sue
    rue
    true
    brute
    tare
    stare
    rare
    burn
    turn
    brat
    bar
    star
    tar
    sutra
    sate
    rate
    tear
    bean
    an
    ban
    tan
    rant
    ten
    net
    bet
    rune
    run
    sun
    bun
    err
    nurse
    burst
    east
    ease
    tease
    seat
    sat
    rat
    bat
    ear
    are
    rea
    tea
    eat
    rub
    nub
    but
    tub
    bust
    bus

    There's a bunch more I'm missing here....my brain is fried, sadly.

    Next word: Confidence
  • midgimidgi Posts: 2,409Registered Users
    I don't know how I got hooked on this game lol

    Confidence

    fend, fence, den, con, once, dine, din, non, nod, none, node, fed, feed, need, code, fiend, nice, ice, fin, confide, coin, cone, find, one, done, end, ion, eon, dice, cod, ode, fond, coif

    Next word: grenadine
    I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    Wow, I would've never gotten "coif"!!!

    Grenadine

    grenade, green, need, dine, read, dare, dear, ear, are, din, reed, nag, ran, an, age, ding, ring, deer, rind, dire, raid, aid, in, gin, dig, rig, grade, rain, rein, drain, rage, and, grand, grind, darn, rend, end, den, grin, danger, gird, nerd, dirge, grain, nadir, greed

    Next word:

    Philadelphia
  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    Philadelphia

    hill, hall, ladle, lad, lie, hell, hi, pie, pedal, dell, dill, pal, pad, dap, lap, lip, lead, led, hap, hip, dip, pill, pale, pail, hail, hale, help, hide, pile, deli, lid, pap, pep, pip, pipe, phi, deal, plaid, plead, alpha, alp, ale, all, a, ill, ideal, idea, aid, ape, head, heap, phalli

    I think I'll stop at phalli :male:

    Next word: chromosome

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