A game

15 Mar

I have some things to update on, but I must get to bed.  In the meantime, here’s something for you to amuse yourself with. 

A friend on Facebook posted a status that played on the words “list” and “lust”.  In attempting a witty comment, I realized that every vowel can work here: last, lest, list, lost, and lust.  (But never lyst.)

The next day, while walking Nanuq, I tried to come up with another set that would work and found it surprisingly difficult.  Sometimes I’d come tantalizingly close: mare, mere, mire, more… mure?  (And, in fact, Google tells me this word actually exists, although it is archaic.  Hunh!)

Barn.  Bern.  Birn? Born.  Burn.

Sand.  Send.  Sind? Argh.

Bat. Bet. Bit. Bot. But. Yes!

I know it’s the geek in me, but this had me laughing out loud as I walked along with the dog.  Thank goodness there’s hardly ever anyone on the trails.  I’m sure it’s frightening to have to pass a crazy lady when you’re out on those lonely paths…

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9 Responses to “A game”

  1. Megan March 16, 2010 at 5:22 am #

    That’s my kind of game. 🙂

  2. Barbara March 16, 2010 at 11:37 am #

    Definitely geeky. Also lovable.

  3. Karyn March 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Bag, Beg, Big, Bog, Bug…..now something that is more than three letters long!!

  4. Vadose March 16, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    patting, petting, pitting, potting, putting.

    nat (the name, or else “gnat” if you’re going on just pronunciation), net, nit (like lice nits, or else “knit”), not, nut

    Bat, bet, bit, bot (like “robots”, or else “bought”), but.

    Knack, neck, nick, knock, nanuq?

    OK, I’m clearly too into this. I’m going to slink off and continue the geekery in privacy now. 🙂

  5. Stacie March 16, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    I think I know why your trails are empty… they know about the crazy lady!!!
    -sincerely, another crazy lady

  6. Nemmy March 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    Mast, Mest, Mist, Most, Must!

    Okay, mest is a bit of a cheat, “an acronym used in Scientology and coined by author L. Ron Hubbard” according to Wikipedia.

    Pant, Pent, Pint, Pont, Punt!

    Okay, Pont is a cheat too… French…

    Argh!… to be continued…

  7. Nemmy March 16, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    If proper names count…

    Dane, Dene, Dine, Done, Dune!

    Awww.. I give up… for now…

  8. Nemmy March 16, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Okay, this may make me a comment spammer, but…

    Mass, Mess, Miss, Moss, Muss (as in rumple)

    or better yet:

    Mate, Mete, Mite, Mote, Mute.

    Yay! Now I can sleep! Next time you post (pest? past?) something like this, put a warning label on it, wouldya?…

  9. Kat April 22, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

    Fawn..look what you did to your sister!

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