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Word Play Resource

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Corrine and the folks at Online College Classes have put together a resource page with links fun and entertaining word play sites on the internet.

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Portmanteau Words

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A portmanteau word is created by combining two existing words. They are sometimes eventually recognized by dictionaries, but more often, they appear as slang and quickly fade into obsolescence. A common and relevant example is blog (web + log).

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5 Top Word Play Board Games

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I like to play. It’s a characteristic I once expected to grow out of, but have come to accept as …

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Refuse the Refuse: The Baffling World of Heteronyms

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Heteronyms are words with different meanings and pronunciations that are spelled identically.

That’s right; moped and moped are not the same words. They are two distinct words with completely different meanings. They just look exactly alike. Whose idea was this?

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