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As a compulsive liar, and a man who loves a challenge, I decided to pick up a gauntlet (small, pale person. Stop! We haven't started yet) thrown down by a man who's name is synonormous (really big boo-boo. Enough!) with the Celtic word for a rocky peak (Sylvester Stallone actually wins a fight...). ... Read review

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Community Level 2thingsands...

thingsandstuff

DIFFIDUNCE....

AdvantagesThey ain't half good....

Disadvantages....and that's the truth of it

"As a compulsive liar, and a man who loves a challenge, I decided to pick up a gauntlet (small, pale person. Stop! We haven't started yet) thrown down by a man who's name is synonormous (really big boo-boo. Enough!) with the Celtic word for a rocky peak (Sylvester Stallone actually wins a fight...). The object of the exercise is to play with words in order to come up with a clever meaning. However, as the sort of boy who, when confronted by a dictionary, ..." Read review
04.12.2006

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Community Level 7susie191

susie191

★ Fancy a Minxstrel? ★

Advantages It'll get your brain buzzing...

Disadvantages You'll get no sleep...

"This challenge was set by the Master of Ciao alias Torr. It is a play on words which originates from an idea in the Washington Post. You are allowed to add, subtract or change one letter of a normal word; here are a few of the examples from the WP. ★ Cashtration: The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period. ★ Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high. ★ Inoculatte: ..." Read review
03.04.2007

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Community Level 6lipsalve

lipsalve

Bend a word; it's not so absurd. Review with images

AdvantagesFun to do.

Disadvantages"Not a lot" as Paul Daniels would say.

"Please take the time to read torr's review where you can find out the origins of this little word-play challenge and discover some very good examples. If you wish to do this, than all you need to do is take one word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. There you are then, brain cells at the ready....................... The first couple are inspired by my three year old ..." Read review
21.04.2006

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In off the Post

AdvantagesFun, or perhaps Pun

DisadvantagesNone, unless you count addictiveness

"...verbal fun in addition to wordplays of this kind. You don't need to go to DC to buy a copy; you can check it out via their website. Meanwhile, over to you. Cheers, or Prost as they apparently say in Washington. © torr 2006 (except, of course, examples quoted from Washington Post Style Invitational). ..." Read review
11.04.2006

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Community Level 5k8_lloyd

k8_lloyd

Over to you, skill-joys.

Advantagesthought-provoking

Disadvantagesaddictive

"Those of you who have read Torr's recent review will know the form; the original idea came from an email attachment, the gist of which I repeat here along with some of the further examples listed in the attachment. "The Washington Post's Style Invitational once again asked readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition. Here are some examples of this year's winners ..." Read review
17.04.2006

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