Charades are one of the oldest, simplest, and most amusing forms of wordplay. Charades are simply dissections of a word into two or more words, preferably unrelated to the original. Our greatest amusement derives from surprise at the buried images; for example, leg ally from legally, rap a city from rapacity, stag nation from stagnation, and either no table or not able from notable.
Word Ways: Vol. 34
, Article 8.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol34/iss2/8