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.
opposites, words that, when their first letter is lopped off, become their own opposites:
It's a bit like Spoonerisms and beheadment
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).
INFERNOS non-fires TANGERINES satin-green SEXUAL INTERCOURSE relax, ensure coitus ARGUMENTS must anger CHRISTIANITY 'tis in charity STREET SHOES hose testers BEHEADMENTS deathsmen be WEIRD NIGHTMARES withering dreams MURMURING WINOS rum?