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    Default what is it called

    what is it called when u use the letters of one word to make other words using the letters of the first word

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    Default Re: what is it called

    It just sounds like a word puzzle. We do have acortics, but they are slightly different: http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/acrostic.html

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    It sounds to me like you're looking for the word "acronym". So for example, W.H.O. is an acronym for World Health Organisation, L.A.S.E.R. is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation.

    Is that what you meant?

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    Obviously, iceman, you need to be more careful with the way you ask your question. To me it sounds as if you are asking for the word "anagram", where you take a word or phrase, scramble up the letters and get a different word or phrase. For example: "Neat leg" is an anagram of "elegant".

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    Welcome, iceman.

    Whatever the solution, you seem to be in good hands.

    All the best.

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