Magazine article Word Ways

Word Segments Reordered

Magazine article Word Ways

Word Segments Reordered

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This is a different type of transposal. A word is cut through in one or more places to make 2 or more words. These words are then reordered to make a phrase of 2 (usually) or more * words. I have only considered phrases which have no relation to the initial word.

ARMSTRONG = STRONG ARM

ASSAILANTS = ANTS ASSAIL

BARCAROLES = CAROLE'S BAR

BRIEFLESS (no pants) = LESS BRIEF (longer)

CATATONIC = A CAT TONIC *

COLLINEAR = I NEAR COLL *

FOUNDLING = LING FOUND

GANGLIONS = LION'S GANG

LITHESOME = HE LIT SOME *

MANICURE = I CURE MAN *

ORIGINALS = AL'S ORIGIN

OVERBREAK = BREAK (coffee) OVER

OWNERSHIP = SHIP OWNER

PILLAGE-AGE PILL

RENEGATED = GATED RENE

SIDEBURNS = BURNS SIDE (ouch!)

SINGALONG = A LONG SING *

STABILISE = I STAB LISE *

TARPAULIN = PAUL IN TAR *

ASCENDANTS = ANTS ASCEND

BACKCLOTH = CLOTH BACK (chair)

BARGAINED = GAINED BAR

CASTRATED = RATED CAST

CLAYMORE = MORE CLAY

FORESTALL = ALL FOREST

FREEMASONS = MASON'S FREE

HORSEFACE = FACE HORSE

MACERATED = RATED MACE

ONCOMING = COMING ON

OUTCRY = CRY OUT

OVERTHROW = THROW OVER

PASSIONATE = I ATE ON PASS *

PORTRAYS = RAY'S PORT

REPORTAGE = AGE REPORT

SIGNATORY = A TORY SIGN *

SIRENIANS = IAN'S SIREN

STERNMOST (on ship) = MOST STERN

WINDBREAK = BREAK WIND

SUSAN THORPE

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England

thorpeds@hotmail. …

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