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LETTERDASH - ADD A LETTER with a difference

 
 
Clary
 
Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 03:01 am
In the course of doing the 'Add a letter to make a new word' game, I have come up with some lovely new words which, strangely enough, don't seem to be in Merriam-Webster (OED might well have them of course). I think they SHOULD be words.

Therefore I propose a similar and parallel game, where the might-have-beens can find their place in the sun.

Example : isotherms was the last post. In fact, idly anagrammatising, I found horsemints which M-W liked. But I also found:
rolesmiths - drama- and self-help workshop junkies
loresmiths - olde tales and legendes junkies
thirstsome - thirsty
rosytheism - a pink fuzzy belief in all being good in the universe
misthrones - crowns the wrong brother king
thermopiss - temporary warmth created by peeing in the bed
mortichess - old word for checkmate
shirtmodes - obvious!
dimeshorts - beggars

each new word should of course be accompanied by a definition - it's a marriage of the balderdash thread with the add a letter thread
So I shall start with a three letter word, just as the august Mac11 does, and see what happens (I'm allowed to do anything on MY BIRTHDAY)

IRO - Australian abbreviation for an Irish person
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:12 am
So, let's see if I have this straight. I add a letter anywhere to IRO. And I can also scramble the letters? (It doesn't have to be a real word?)
Then I define it? Like this?:

I-Rox - making copies from the internet (as in Xerox?)
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Raggedyaggie
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:24 am
Bi-Rox - Making two copies or maybe half a copy from the Internet. Rolling Eyes
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:31 am
Reboxi -- plural for Rebocks (shoes)
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:32 am
(I don't know if this is what clary had in mind, but I like it!)
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Clary
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:37 am
Yes, yes, exactly what I had in mind!

Exobrit - a British expatriate
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:38 am
That's a good idea. I often inadvertently make up words... like Efland; what on earth was that?

My word would be reboxis. It's the name of a Latvian goddess who takes people's shoes at night, in return for salvation. It is also the name given to mischevious women by the gutter press.
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:40 am
Oxbiters -- Food fetishishts who eat only oxmeat
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willow tl
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:41 am
Boxbiters-Mike Tyson boxing classes.
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 10:50 am
I agree; this is a brilliant idea!

Broxibiters: People who sleep in the brocks, eating what comes along.
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 11:02 am
Bronxbiters - folks who bite people who live in the northernmost borough of New York City, and then ask "What's it to yuh?"
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 11:09 am
Bibronxitiers - Members of "The Bibronxers" a sexual orientations rights group in the Bronx
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willow tl
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 11:10 am
cronbixerts: An elderly woman used to getting her own way.
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 11:14 am
Clary! We are enthused, but I think you need to sort things out here!
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Clary
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 12:24 pm
terrific - you're all doing well but take it slowly and then each word will have its day. But there will be people vying - inevitably, like the last 2. Just add one letter, mix and stir.
so this one is
IRO
IROX
BIROX
RIBOXI
EXOBRIT
BOXBITER

then it looks as though people have added two many letters at once, so can you take it from BOXBITER?
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 12:31 pm
Cribboxet: an even smaller version of a box room; a matress and a hanger. Found mostly in Des Moines.
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onyxelle
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 12:43 pm
exocribbat: a certain species of frog which makes the signature 'ribbet' sound by rubbing it's body against hard objectd
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fealola
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 12:51 pm
excrobbatics -- outdoor acrobatics
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 12:58 pm
Coxtrabbiecsk-- adj. deriving from German, this means

a) something that's like Cox apples in Oxford
b) something that's like a holiday in Oxford
c) relating to Oxford rabbis
d) Relating to Rabbis thrown out of the faith because of mysterious circumstances.
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Clary
 
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Reply Wed 17 Dec, 2003 01:31 pm
I think Coxtrabbiescsk is the natural limit for this word, don't you?
I have to go out to dinner (poor me!!!) but someone else can start with a new 3-letter word
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