Word Nerd: Kangaroo Words
Kangaroo Word: A synonym within a word, like a little joey tucked away within the mama kangaroo.
A word within a word that reflects the host word—now that is a Word Nerd discovery of delight!
The concept of kangaroo words is new to me!
A fun discovery for sure!
A delight indeed, Pam. Fun seeing these hidden messages.
Word Nerding is becoming my favorite winter pastime.
Oh, this is fun! Love the concept! Our family can play this at dinner tonight.
Word Nerding is so much fun!
I always liked the word Sub-standard.
A boat that doesn’t float?
Actually, that would be a substandard sub-standard
Time for a substitute.
Especially if going for subterranean diving.
Well, now you are being subjective.
Much better than being subordinate.
Well, there is only one word to describe that and that’s sub-erfragacalalisticexpealadocious
I say we call a truce and meet up at Subways.
Substantial substance, which was subtle in humorous intent
I like this, it’s something I hadn’t really considered such kangaroo words before. I love it, language keeps getting more interesting, and this will while away the time at work, where I can’t get the internet and daren’t take a book with me in case it gets all covidy.
As Hamlet acknowledged: “Words, words, words.” They are vastly interesting.