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BS: Word games

Raggytash 01 May 19 - 04:16 PM
DMcG 01 May 19 - 04:28 PM
Jon Freeman 01 May 19 - 04:30 PM
DMcG 01 May 19 - 04:33 PM
DMcG 01 May 19 - 04:35 PM
Jon Freeman 01 May 19 - 04:50 PM
Monique 01 May 19 - 04:59 PM
Stanron 01 May 19 - 05:11 PM
Jon Freeman 01 May 19 - 05:20 PM
DMcG 01 May 19 - 05:22 PM
DMcG 01 May 19 - 05:24 PM
Mr Red 01 May 19 - 05:29 PM
Stanron 01 May 19 - 05:51 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 01 May 19 - 07:17 PM
Steve Shaw 01 May 19 - 07:18 PM
Raggytash 02 May 19 - 02:53 PM
Doug Chadwick 02 May 19 - 03:51 PM
Jon Freeman 02 May 19 - 06:07 PM
Doug Chadwick 02 May 19 - 06:50 PM
Donuel 03 May 19 - 10:28 AM
Mrrzy 03 May 19 - 10:39 AM
Raggytash 03 May 19 - 11:01 AM
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Subject: BS: Word games
From: Raggytash
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:16 PM

I play a lot of word games on my tablet and thinking recently I came across a four letter word, 3 consonants and one vowel whereby changing the vowel alone I found five quite different words.

I later thought of another, but I'm damned if I can recall it!!

So the challenge. By changing JUST the vowel in a word how many can be found that have A, E, I, O and U to give another word.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: DMcG
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:28 PM

Mest is a bit specialist, though a real word. Mast, mist, most and must are common.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:30 PM

I'll have one go. ou mean like

Last
Lest
List
Lost
Lust
?


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: DMcG
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:33 PM

And m*te


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: DMcG
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:35 PM

Sorry, that has too many vowels!


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:50 PM

One more.

Ball
Bell
Bill
Boll
Bull


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Monique
Date: 01 May 19 - 04:59 PM

Mass, mess, miss, moss, muss.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Stanron
Date: 01 May 19 - 05:11 PM

Are these all real

call
cell
cill
coll
cull

I'm not too hopeful regarding cill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 01 May 19 - 05:20 PM

Cill is in Chambers as a (building) variant of sill. But what dictionary should you use and should you stick to words you know?

Coll is given there as obsolete for to hug. The mountain one is spelt col.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: DMcG
Date: 01 May 19 - 05:22 PM

I thought of chill. Dall is a kind of sheep, so if that is allowed d*ll works. P*ll also works with the archaic pell.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: DMcG
Date: 01 May 19 - 05:24 PM

Cill, I mean. Autocorrect made that into chill.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Mr Red
Date: 01 May 19 - 05:29 PM

I'm not too hopeful regarding cill.

try the ledge on the upstream side of a lock that holds the wooden block that the lockgate presses against to complete the water-tightness.
Extends forward of the lockgates for mechanical strength, and you will see a notice painted on the lock wall "stay forward of cill"

Failure to do so would be cilly...............


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Stanron
Date: 01 May 19 - 05:51 PM

Add another letter and you get

gally
gelly
gilly
golly
gully

Online definitions for all of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 May 19 - 07:17 PM

If you allow the Southern US colloquial pronunciation of "shut" as "shet", you get shat, shet, shit, shot, shut.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 01 May 19 - 07:18 PM

Pat pet pit pot put. Sad sed Sid sod sud. Pass pess piss poss puss. Mass mess miss moss muss. Mad Med mid mod mud. Batty Betty bitty botty butty. Mate mete mite mote mute. Bat bet bit bot but. Tatty tetty titty totty tutty. I made that last one up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Raggytash
Date: 02 May 19 - 02:53 PM

Stanron, Gelly is a corruption of Gelegnite and I don't tink fits the criteria. Nice try but no rosette.

I will look at Steve's later but they seem tenuous to say the least, however he seem to have overlooked the fact I said at least four letters and what the hell 'pess' I don't know!!


'Tink' ...... Hmmmmmmmm I'm spending a lot of time in Ireland !!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 02 May 19 - 03:51 PM

Bats
Bets
Bits
Bots
Buts (no ifs, no buts - OK, I know it's stretching it a bit)

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 May 19 - 06:07 PM

For the fun of it, I've just had a go at running through a word list (British and American spellings, size 70) downloaded from Aspell. I've only tried 4 and 5 letter words and only chosen what I'd think are the most likely vowel positions.

This is what I got. Lists with an asterisk are ones where I was doubtful about at least one word and can't find a definition in Chambers.

ball, bell, bill, boll, bull
band, bend, bind, bond, bund
bats, bets, bits, bots, buts
dabs, debs, dibs, dobs, dubs
dang, deng, ding, dong, dung*
fall, fell, fill, foll, full*
hack, heck, hick, hock, huck
hams, hems, hims, homs, hums*
hans, hens, hins, hons, huns*
last, lest, list, lost, lust
mass, mess, miss, moss, muss
nabs, nebs, nibs, nobs, nubs
pack, peck, pick, pock, puck
pang, peng, ping, pong, pung*
pans, pens, pins, pons, puns
paps, peps, pips, pops, pups
pats, pets, pits, pots, puts
rack, reck, rick, rock, ruck
sans, sens, sins, sons, suns
tall, tell, till, toll, tull*
tans, tens, tins, tons, tuns
tats, tets, tits, tots, tuts*
balls, bells, bills, bolls, bulls
massy, messy, missy, mossy, mussy
packs, pecks, picks, pocks, pucks


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 02 May 19 - 06:50 PM

That's that game over then!

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Donuel
Date: 03 May 19 - 10:28 AM

deng it


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Mrrzy
Date: 03 May 19 - 10:39 AM

Bund?


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Raggytash
Date: 03 May 19 - 11:01 AM

A good number are 3 letter words Jon, just a S added to make them plural, bending thing a tad.


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Doug Chadwick
Date: 03 May 19 - 11:21 AM

Bund?

A bank of earth used to contain water.

DC


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Subject: RE: BS: Word games
From: Donuel
Date: 04 May 19 - 12:18 PM

The American Bund filled Madison Square Garden to capacity.


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