Word Ways


William Sunners


While teaching school in bygone years, I frequently constructed educational word games based on Dmitri Borgmann's entertaining column, Word Row, appearing in Books Magazine (1966) and the Puzzle Lovers Newspaper (1968-71). One of his columns discussed Kangaroo Words: words concealed or contained in longer, synonymous words. For example, NURSED appears correctly spelled out in NoURiShED, and FACE is a shorter version of FACadE; many more were exhibited in Language on Vacation and a long list was developed by Tom PUlliam in the May 1976 issue of Word Ways.