beheadment

beheadment

- The removal of an initial letter of a word to form a new word (e.g. blather becomes lather).
See also related terms for removal.
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As an aside, here's another serial beheadment, but this time it's sentential rather than all synonyms.
DELETION (cf Beheadment, Curtailment, Charitable and Transdeletions)
I especially liked Three Lambs, the Post beheadment contest (I plan to have a go at this fun game later), iTit, Top Country Songs, the Mo-Urban Dictionary quotes, Male or Female, and your great lines "caught between Iraq and a hard place" and "better stop .
2) Somewhat oppositely, what common five-letter word with an e in the middle becomes, on beheadment, a four-letter word with a different e sound and then, after the beheaded letter is reinstated and the second letter deleted, becomes another four-letter with yet a third e sound.
8) Beheadment opposites, words that, when their first letter is lopped off, become their own opposites:
It's a bit like Spoonerisms and beheadment synonyms (04-129).
Susan Thorpe writes "In the November 2004 Kickshaws, Dave Morice offered Beheadment Homophones for words beginning with the bigrams AA, EE, GN, KN, LL, PS, SC, WH and WR.
KNIGHT-NIGHT, KNAVE-NAVE beheadment homophones; two longer words have contrasting meanings
This and most of the following beheadment pairs are nearer true synonyms than all but a few of the homographic (same spelling) pairs in 04-45.
Two other opposites, mentioned in an earlier Kickshaws, that remain opposite after beheadment are DOFF and DON.
I've been collecting both and presented several definitive single letter substitutions, which I call "word stools" or single-step word ladders, in 02-288 (eg, add and, too two, ban bar, sip nip, wear gear; quelled fuelled [antonyms]),and several beheadments as "cheater's coincidental selfish synonyms" in 04-129 (eg, brim rim, chunk hunk, crumple rumple, factual actual, hedge edge, zax ax).
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