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A Strange Aeon
Mar 26, 2010

You are now a slimy little toad


I don't know if there's a word that covers this concept, but I think it's pretty interesting.

Basically, some words are very similar to other words, if you adjust one letter.

For instance, "Autopay" is only one letter away from "Autopsy", and the concepts are very different but in some way, seeing them so near each other makes a poetic bridge between the words. At least in my head.

Or take the word "Analogy"--if you add an "r", it becomes "Analorgy", which is a very different concept.

There's a similar (though different) example in T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", where the line is "visions and revisions", which goes from grand prophecy into red ink on a term paper, linking the two concepts and drawing distinction between them.

Or this guy I knew in high school wrote a poem which had the line "Love is evil, backwards and misspelled".

Anyway, are there other interesting words that become other words either by adding or substituting a letter?

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gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005


Hell Gem

now im gonna read autopsy as auto-psy every time

Maya Fey
Jan 22, 2017



autop$y

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005


Hell Gem

bigamy is already both marrying someone when youre already married and a total burn on a fat girl named amy
but what happens when you take off the b?

Soup du Journey
Mar 20, 2006

Hi guys I've realized that Judaism is the right way to go and i'm converting!!! I'm making aliyah to Israel and want some hot guys to "cum" with me I hope they have gloryholes in Tel Aviv! Shalom!

no it isnt op

A Strange Aeon
Mar 26, 2010

You are now a slimy little toad



See, if I remove "nt" from "isnt", your sentence says "no it is op"

Soup du Journey
Mar 20, 2006

Hi guys I've realized that Judaism is the right way to go and i'm converting!!! I'm making aliyah to Israel and want some hot guys to "cum" with me I hope they have gloryholes in Tel Aviv! Shalom!

okay i get it now. i was thinking of a different word anyway

vudan
Dec 11, 2010


Slaughter is close to laughter and pronounced completely differently.

Jeza
Feb 13, 2011

The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.


instresting

Jeza
Feb 13, 2011

The cries of the dead are terrible indeed; you should try not to hear them.


Hell Yeah
Dec 25, 2012



autopsyopmonkey. that's all i've got for this thread. thanks yall

Sono
Apr 9, 2008



A Strange Aeon posted:

See, if I remove "nt" from "isnt", your sentence says "no it is op"

"Op" backwards and then forwards again is "poop."

Fargin Icehole
Feb 18, 2011

Pet me.


This is a George Carlin bit, isn't it

Day Man
Jul 30, 2007

Champion of the Sun!

Master of karate and friendship...
for everyone!


You can't spell slaughter without laughter!

A Strange Aeon
Mar 26, 2010

You are now a slimy little toad


Sono posted:

"Op" backwards and then forwards again is "poop."

Holy poo poo, this checks out!

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flerp
Feb 25, 2014



what the gently caress

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