Monday, August 20, 2007

Word Game: The Incredible Shrinking (or Growing) Word

The idea behind this game is to start with a long word and eliminate one letter at a time. Every time you eliminate a letter, the remaining letters must spell another word. (Okay, so it's actually a bit easier to start with a one-letter word and build up to a larger word.) Here are two decent examples:
cremated   o
created   or
create   ora
crate   oral
rate   coral
ate   choral
at   chorale
a   chorales

What's the longest word you can come up with?