Compound Word Game


#1

A compound word is a single word made up of two different words joined to form one word.

##Rules:

Eg: woodwork (wood + work)

In this game, people must change either the first half or second half of the word, to form another compound word.

Eg: housework or woodlouse

After this is done, the person suggests another compound word for other people to form another compound word from.


##Additional rules:

Each half of the compound word must be a legitimate standalone word (Not abbreviations either). So most Greek/Latin prefixes/suffixes are out. (Those are too simple anyway)

So no | geoscience -> geolocation | nor | geoscience -> pseudoscience fearsome -> fearless (change of affix) | (That is too simple anyway.)

If it requires a hyphen, then it’s also not allowed.

So no | blue-collar -> blue-black | nor | blue-collar -> white-collar | (Don’t even post any compound word with a hyphen)

Last but not least, do not change the spelling of the half of the word that you keep.

So no handshake -> handyman (or vice versa)

Edit: Do not change the position of the half of the word you keep!

So no shipyard -> yardstick


OK let me start with an easy one:

Butterfly


Learning Spanish
#2

Butterscotch

Notebook


#3

Bankbook

Honeymoon


#4

Honeycomb

Hairbrush


#5

Hairstyle

Lifetime


#6

Timepiece

Flagship


#7

Airship

Runway


#8

Runaway

Myself


#9

OT: Actually you’re not supposed to change the position of the half of the word you keep. I’ll update the rules.

Himself

Playboy


#10

Ok

Playlist

Headphones


#11

Playground

Goldfish


#12

Handphones

Silverfish

Headquaters


#13

Headband

Loudspeaker


#14

Loudmouth

Livestock


#15

LiveWire (It’s a circuit building software)

Gearbox


#16

Chatterbox

Passport


#17

Passable

Tardis :stuck_out_tongue:


#18

Tarama

Earplug(s) [OT: Use the ‘s’ if required]


#19

YUM!

Earphone

Backpack


#20

What’s an ‘ama’ ?

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