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#142527 - Tue Nov 26 2002 12:20 PM Kangaroo Words
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I subscribe to an online word-a-day feature. This week's words are "kangaroo words." I thought this might be something fun to try in here, too!

Here's the blurb from this week's word-a-day emails:

In reply to:

Kangaroo words, that's what this week's words are named. Why do we call them Kangaroo words? Not because they originated in Australia. Rather these are marsupial words that carry smaller versions of themselves within their spellings. So "respite" has "rest", "splotch" has "spot", "instructor" has "tutor", and "curtail" has "cut". Sometimes a kangaroo word has two joeys: "feasted" has a pair, "fed" and "ate".

Finally, two qualifications:

1) The joey word has to have its letters in order within the parent kangaroo word

2) But, if all the letters are adjacent, e.g. enjoy/joy, it doesn't qualify.




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#142528 - Tue Nov 26 2002 01:52 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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Would I be correct to presume that the challenge here is for us to come up[ with our own examples of 'Kangaroo' and/or 'Joey' words?

Sounds like a neat challenge Linda1.

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#142529 - Tue Nov 26 2002 04:45 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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FORTUNE-TELLER / RUNE
ASSISTED / AID
DESTRUCTION / RUIN
THERMOSTAT / HOT
SPEECHLESSLY / SHY
GARDENING / DIG

Some of these are a tad iffy Linda!! Be absolutely brutal and disallow any as you see fit.
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#142530 - Tue Nov 26 2002 06:19 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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By Alan's definition, my examples weren't kangaroo/joey words.


Edited by ElfTwinkle (Tue Nov 26 2002 10:18 PM)

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#142531 - Tue Nov 26 2002 07:25 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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ElfTwinkle, I think the joey word should have something to do with the Kangaroo word for instance.

regulate /rule
prosecute/sue
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#142532 - Mon Dec 02 2002 10:22 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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The joey words are, as Izzi and ASA did in the above posts, words within the original word that mean the same thing as the original word.

See Izzi's and ASA's examples - they're great ones!

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#142533 - Tue Dec 03 2002 02:52 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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I'd forgotten about these, but I've just thought of another:

OBSERVE / SEE

and a few more

TRANSGRESSION / SIN
SPIRITUALISM / RUM (works for me)
APPROPRIATE / APT


Edited by izzi (Wed Dec 04 2002 11:15 AM)
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#142534 - Wed Dec 04 2002 09:13 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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CONSEQUENTLY / ONSET
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#142535 - Thu Dec 05 2002 05:15 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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CONTAINER/ CAN or TIN
ENTWINE/TIE

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#142536 - Thu Dec 05 2002 11:33 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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You guys are all so good!
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#142537 - Fri Jan 24 2003 06:06 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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OPERATION /PAIN

thanks Reap.
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#142538 - Fri Jan 24 2003 09:24 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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OK, some of these are not great!!...

PLAGIARISTS are LIARS
If you MANOEUVRE a LOCOMOTIVE they both MOVE!
a DISSATISFIED person is SAD
The HOLLOWEST thing is a HOLE
The "Dearly DEPARTED" is DEAD.
a SPORTSWOMAN could be a PRO
a MINIATURIST makes ART
DEVOTED people DOTE
a CHAPLET is a kind of HAT (well,nearly)

Hmm, I'll keeping thinking!



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#142539 - Sat Jan 25 2003 01:30 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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I really, really tried! I guess this one's NOT for me!
SEDINTARY ~ sit
HOSPITABLE ~ host
I know they're not very good. I'm trying!

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#142540 - Wed May 07 2003 08:09 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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Lighted - lit
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#142541 - Thu May 08 2003 02:45 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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DECEASED - dead
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#142542 - Thu May 08 2003 02:48 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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ROTUND - round
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#142543 - Thu May 08 2003 04:40 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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This challenge is tougher than you first think.

How about RESTAURANT - to EAT ?
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#142544 - Thu May 08 2003 06:26 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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Masculine - male
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#142545 - Thu May 08 2003 07:13 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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Here's another few after hours struggling:

AMICABLE - amiable
RECLINE - lie
PERAMBULATE - ramble
FEMININE - me (just kiddin)
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#142546 - Thu May 08 2003 08:36 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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DETERIORATE / ROT

and another

STELLAR / STAR


Edited by izzi (Thu May 08 2003 08:52 AM)
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#142547 - Thu May 08 2003 03:49 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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and a few more:

FALSITIES / LIES
ADROITNESS / ART
PASTEURIZED / PURE
SEPARATED / PARTED
FIERCENESS / IRE
IMPAIR / MAR
*SPLOTCH / SPOT
BLOTCH / BLOT
CHAMBERMAID / CHAR
....

* EDIT (oops, I must have pinched this one from the first post subconsciously! - sorry!)

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#142548 - Thu May 08 2003 04:40 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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EQUIVALENTLY / EVENLY
CASKET, CANISTER / CASE
FOUNDATION / FUND
RECAPITULATE / RECITE
INHERITOR / HEIR


Edited by izzi (Thu May 08 2003 04:55 PM)
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#142549 - Thu May 08 2003 05:36 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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Izzi

Its not fair I finally think up one after 4 months and overnight you come up with 14 more.
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#142550 - Fri May 09 2003 12:07 AM Re: Kangaroo Words
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Can't think of a single one this morning ASA, but I find that once I get my mind focused, they just leap out off the page at me as I'm reading. I expect you find much the same with your very clever punzzles.
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#142551 - Fri May 09 2003 03:30 PM Re: Kangaroo Words
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OUTSPOKEN / OPEN
MEDIAN / MEAN
ALLEGIANCE / ALLIANCE
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