More fun with words today. Do you know the term kangaroo words? A kangaroo word carries within its spelling (in normal order) a small word that is a perfect synonym for itself. The etymology of the phrase kangaroo word is derived from the fact that kangaroos carry their young (known as joeys) in a body pouch; hence kangaroo words carry their joey words within themselves.
An example of this is Blossoms – note that it contains in the right order the synonym Blooms or Respite and Rest.
Here are some others to have fun with:
and the answers –
And if that is not enough, what can you do with –
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I am going away for a few days vacation now that the big red Santa boot is off, so I shall not be posting on my blog for a week. But watch this space – I shall have plenty to share with you when I return.
Oh and I have just had a recollection – Captain Kangaroo when my children were growing up in Montreal. Whatever happened to him?
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