Welcome to the Enigami Wordplay Collaboration Clubhouse!
Check out these cool word lists. Can you think of more examples? Put them in a comment and we'll add them to the list! If you've got an idea for a new list, please do tell.
We all know you can look up many of these on the internet, but that's not the point here. Think of these as word games, not research projects. So, see how many words you can think up. Brainstorm. Play with other people. It's much more fun!
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Words that can be spelled entirely as a sequence of other, unrelated words. None of the smaller words may be a root of the larger word. Example: rutabaga; rut a bag a
Mathematical Misinterpretations Phrases that can be misinterpreted (either visually or aurally) by the mathematically inclined.
Homophones with Three or More Spellings Words which are pronounced the same but spelled in at least three ways.
Semordnilaps Words which are other words spelled backwards.
Cutthroats Verb-noun combination words wherein the verb acts on the noun.
Kimball Pairs Pairs of words which have idiomatic meaning in either order. For example, "rat pack" and "pack rat". These are also called "transpograms" or "switch words".
Oddballs Anomalies of interest that don't fit well into other categories.
Words of Many Parts Words which can be three or more parts of speech without changing their spelling.
Alphabetically Spelled Words Words spelled with all letters in alphabetical order.
One Letter Change--Complete Meaning Change Words that become their own opposite when you change one letter.
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