A thing of B-U-T is a joy forever.
— John Keats
Have you ever used U instead of YOU, or V instead of WE, or R instead of ARE? Do you know what such words are called? If not, then read on.
Words with strange pronunciations, meanings, and appearance – we have seen them all in our previous posts on Phantonyms, Contronyms, and Heteronyms. In this post, we bring you words which are fun to use and are really handy in places where you have character limits – such as on Twitter, or when you want to send a quick text message to someone.
Let’s meet the Grammagrams – words made of letter sounds that can be pronounced aloud. A grammagram (coined by Richard Lederer) can be written using letters completely different from its actual spelling and still be pronounced the same. They are a hit with today’s social media-savvy generation. So let’s dive right into the world of grammagrams.
What three letters escaped from your prison? SKP.
What three letters describe a witch? DVS.
What three letters are a joy forever? BUT.
What three letters look bad? ODS.
What two letters are way too much to handle? XS.
What three letters do you hate? NME.
What two letters are a sin? NV.
What two letters help you succeed in life? XL.
What two letters would describe a baby? QT
What four letters spell an ambassador’s name? XLNC.