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…for some of my previous novels, all of which were ignored.


abrupted  abducted

absurder   asunder

Baba Yaga     Baba Gaga

blurbed   blared, burbled

Bobisode     Boise

Bombeck  buyback, bombast, blowback, comeback

Bunschaft     bun’s haft

bursty   busty

Carrollian  Carolina, Carroll Ian

clacketing   closeting

Cloacina   cocaine

corvines   corniness

crapload     cartload, carload

cretinous     creationist, resinous

Croatoan  Croatian

Crumpackers  crump Ackers

decomp     decamp

deus  dues

dictabelts  disablers

farty     fatty, party, arty

Fedexed   fidgeted

fetich   fetch

Fugard   sugared

glancingly   clankingly

Godot  godbout, goody, goo, goof

gonna   gonad

googling  go ogling, goodling, gouging, gosling

Grabow  gabo, gabon, grabbed, Gabor, grebe, garbed

groped   grouped

guilting  quilting, gulping

happy-slappy  happy-sloppy, happy-sappy, happy-soapy

has-beens  has-beans, has-bees, has-Benz

insectile     invective, infertile

John Dos Passos  john dos pesos, john dos lassos

Kronkheit conceit, crunchiest, crunchier

Lex   lox

lit-fic  lit-fix, lit-fib

mammo  mamma, mambo, memo, ammo, mammy

mashup   mishap

medevaced medicated, medi aced, bedeviled

memetic     mimetic, emetic, meme tic

midwater     midwinter

mojitos  monitors, bonitos

moqueca  moonquake, mosques, toques

Mount Pelee  Mount Peewee

mousing moussing, housing, lousing

neuronically   neurotically

neuroticized eroticized

ong-ong-ong  one-on-one

pantload  planeload

p.o.v.     p.m.

pervy   purvey, nervy, privy

prosecco   prospector

Puckish peckish

redtail     retail

redux  redub, redo, redbud, radio

rehaul     Renault

retitled  rattled

Roofy     roomy, goofy

Ruggles  bugles, wriggles, drugless

sithen     zither

slice-o-matics  slice-o-metrics, slice-o-mates

ta-da  ta-dab, ta-dad, ta-dap, ta-do

tautog     tutu, tattoo, tauter, tujtor, auto

Tex-Mex     Tex-Maxi

thuggees   thuggish

tiparillos  tomatillos

unamused     amused, unmasked

uncelebration acceleration

unchastened  unchaste Ned

uncurtained  uncontained

unlured  uncured, unloosed, unladed

unmagical   numerical, unmusical

untasted     untoasted, unstated

viatical   piratical

voguing     gouging, pogoing, rouging

walkies   willies, walkups, wackiest, alkies

whitecoats     whiteouts, whitecaps



  1. Chris Conroy

    That’s my favorite game when I’m procrastinating during re-writes. I call it Spellcheck Roulette.

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