English Word Game

I start with a word and the next person writes a new word beginning with the last couple of letters (or three or four letters…) of the previous word.

This is the first one:



  1. textile

    Dear Maria, can you explain the meaning of the word “urtext”? Thanks!

  2. Definition of urtext:

    An original or the earliest version of a text, to which later versions can be compared.

    textile ->

  3. chaunt

    Thank you very much for your explanation, I didn’t find that word in my dictionary. Maybe my dictionary is out of date?:)

    Have a nice day!

  4. unteachable

    Some literature terms, such as leitmotif, bildungsroman, and urtext might be hard to come by on your side of the planet.

  5. bless

  6. lesser

  7. sermon

  8. monster

    … as Halloween is approaching ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. terminology

  10. gymnasium

  11. umbrella

  12. ladybird

    (For image, visit: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2009/jul/29/ladybird)

    Ladybirds are a good-luck charm in Germany!

  13. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, dear Maria!


  14. diesel

  15. element

  16. mentality

    Hi, Maria,

    How are you doing? Haven’t seen you for quite a long time, I hope everything goes well with you.

    Best Regards


  17. typhoon
    We are doing well and keeping busy, that’s all. Thanks for asking, Michael.

  18. onward

    Dear Maria,

    I wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I wish all the friends who play this game here good luck and great happiness!

    Best Regards


  19. ardor
    … no ardor left for tonight and soon heading for a good night’s sleep.

  20. oral

  21. alchemist
    2014, the year of the wooden pig. Will it be a good year, Michael?

  22. stay

    Dear Maria, The year 2014 is the Year of the Horse according to Chinese tradition. I wish you good luck and great happiness and success in the Year of the Horse.

    Best Regards


  23. yellowed
    … in a nice sense, such as spring has come and yellow blossoms are sprouting everywhere.
    I just saw I had called 2014 the year of the wooden pig (error) above, I meant to say wooden horse, of course.

  24. educational

    Hi Maria! How are you doing? Long time no see.:) I really hope everything goes well with you!

  25. albatross

    Hi Michael, PM will follow soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. ostentatious

  27. Shrink

    Hello Maria and Margo, how are you doing? I hope everything goes well with you.

    Best Regards


  28. karma

  29. mandate

  30. terrestrial

  31. alone

  32. onerous

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