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July 10th, 2002
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What are these called?
What is it called where you start with a single letter that is a word ('I'), and then you add a letter, and possibly rearrange, to make another word ('IT'), and then you keep going ('TIP', 'PITH', 'PITHY')?

I was scanning some job ads, and kept having my eyes drawn to the word 'DIRECTOR'. I realized that it has all the letters of 'EDITOR' in it. So I spent a few minutes coming up with this, although I mostly worked backwards.

I
ID
DIE
TIED
TIRED
EDITOR
CORDITE
DIRECTOR
DIRECTORY

And I admit that I used the Internet Anagram Server to find 'CORDITE'.

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From:surrealestate
Date:July 10th, 2002 08:52 am (UTC)

Ooh!

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Have I ever mentioned how much your word games turn me on?
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From:queue
Date:July 10th, 2002 08:55 am (UTC)

Re: Ooh!

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Um, wow. No, you've never mentioned that. I don't think anyone has ever mentioned admiring my big sexy brain in that particular way.

*smile*
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From:treacle_well
Date:July 10th, 2002 09:31 am (UTC)

Re: Ooh!

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Well, ya know, surrealestate isn't the only one.
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From:queue
Date:July 10th, 2002 09:44 am (UTC)

Re: Ooh!

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*big smile*
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From:slinkr
Date:July 10th, 2002 09:37 am (UTC)
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PREDICTORY
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From:queue
Date:July 10th, 2002 09:44 am (UTC)
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Nice!
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From:surrealestate
Date:July 10th, 2002 10:19 am (UTC)
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*swoon*!
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From:queue
Date:July 10th, 2002 11:30 am (UTC)
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PREDICATORY
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From:slinkr
Date:July 10th, 2002 12:14 pm (UTC)
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D'oh! There is one letter that can be added to that to make a word, but I had to resort to the anagram server to find it.
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From:queue
Date:July 10th, 2002 12:43 pm (UTC)
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You really don't want me to get any more work done today, do you?
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From:slinkr
Date:July 10th, 2002 12:55 pm (UTC)
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I'm hardly getting any work done today. Why should anyone else get to be productive?
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