I came across a fun word game on the internet today.

Rules:

  • Take a word and remove the first letter.
  • Now make up a definition for your new word.

Examples:

FAMISHED
Hungering for a simpler way of life.
SHAMPOO
Soap for washing a pig.
SHAREHOLDER
Investor in a company that makes magician’s hats.
CHIPMUNK
Squirrel that digs jazz.
DIARRHEA
Running on about oneself.
PICKPOCKET
A place to put used Kleenex.
FRISKIES
Cat food made in China.
SUNRISE
Going back to bed in the morning.
FRANTIC
Desperately raving.
SOFTWARE
A program you use a lot.
TABLEWARE
Crockery that really does the job.
BLACKLIST
All the stuff you don’t have.

A friend mentioned this video playlist on YouTube. I have been pondering the ramifications ever since. As the author states, I never learned about this in school either. It certainly is a lot to think about.