see also

  • wordplay / swordplay
  • aspirin / aspiring
  • pacifying / opacifying
  • laughter / slaughter
  • residential / presidential
  • palmistry / psalmistry
  • koran / Korean
  • aligned / maligned
  • lamber / clamber
  • irate / pirate
  • auteur / hauteur
  • bely / belay
  • comb / combo
  • latte / latter
  • alan berg / alban berg
  • dentures / denatures
  • desalinization / de-stalinization
  • astray / ashtray
  • depot / despot
  • rapeseed oil / grapeseed oil
  • bananas / bandanas
  • ravenous / intravenous
    • okay, three letters
  • impudent / imprudent
  • beatify / beautify
  • dimer / dimmer
  • trimer / trimmer
  • belies / bellies
  • entails / entrails
  • upsot / upshot
  • marred / married
  • asses / assess
  • defied / deified
  • rigidly / frigidly
  • Bowie / bowtie
  • mediation / meditation
  • surname / Suriname
  • subtopics / subtropics
  • allowing / wallowing / swallowing
  • adios / radios
    • thanks jonathan!
  • confer / conifer
  • often / soften
  • flaming / flamingo
  • came / camel
  • uniformed / uninformed
  • quadruped / quadrupled
  • revered / reversed
  • overhead / overheard
  • comic / cosmic
  • heretically / hermetically
  • settle / Seattle
  • addition / addiction
  • neural / neutral
  • smother / smoother
  • peachy / preachy
  • lability / liability
  • Vegas / vegans
  • Berlin / Oberlin
  • pastis / pasties
  • maples / mapless
  • artisan / partisan
  • deadlines / deadliness
  • forge / forget
  • Antony / antonym
  • Dustin / dusting
  • therein / theremin
  • undeserved / underserved
  • shogun / shotgun
  • tagine / tagline
  • needles / needless
  • gushy / gunshy
  • emesis / nemesis
  • biotch / biotech
  • insulting / insulating
  • extant / sextant
  • rotting / rotating
  • eggings / jeggings
  • immorality / immortality
  • raisin / raising
  • skillet / skillset
  • impudent / imprudent
  • winery / wintery
  • morels / morsels
  • exist / sexist
  • articulate / particulate
  • usurer / usurper
  • imperious / impervious
  • alumna / alumina
  • gnomic / genomic
  • heater / heather
  • rectal / recital
  • harassed / hardassed
  • Hanover / hangover
  • defection / defecation
  • defeated / defecated
  • catcall / catchall
  • stalemates / stablemates
  • denouement / denouncement
    • two letters
  • additive / addictive
  • firehose / firehouse
  • airlines / hairlines
  • turkey / turnkey
  • ticking / tickling
  • oxtail / foxtail
  • greed / agreed
  • oftener / softener
  • awful / lawful
  • divers / diverse
  • celerity / celebrity
  • anal / banal
  • corneal / cornmeal
  • forging / forgoing
  • indicted / indicated
  • that's so meta / that's so metal
  • hastening / chastening
  • gamelan / gameplan
  • imperil / imperial
  • liability / likability
  • sorbet / sorbent
  • faring / farting / farthing
  • acuity / vacuity
  • scaling / scalding
  • deadlocks / dreadlocks
  • archival / archrival
  • layering / lawyering
  • inuit / intuit
  • daring / darling
  • pained / painted
  • purses / pursues
  • ruination / rumination
  • brie / bribe
  • ragged / bragged
  • hokey / hotkey
  • coming / combing
  • overboard / hoverboard
  • Da Shi / da shit!
  • savaging / salvaging
  • arable / parable
  • cofounded / confounded
  • really / regally
  • David Boies / David Bowie's
  • finale / finagle
  • alteration / altercation
  • vanish / varnish
  • unless / sunless
  • intestate / interstate
  • composing / composting
  • slander / islander
  • tripe / triple
  • listening / glistening
  • insolent / insolvent
  • india / indica / indicia
  • Doug / dough
  • feces / fences
aug 2 2010 ∞
mar 25 2019 +
user picture Shana: furious/curious--I almost used the wrong one in an email today! "I'm just furious...." aug 3 2010
user picture aschwa5: spamtastic / samtastic oct 13 2010
user picture Debra: I saw a decrepit ad today for an "ouchless" car wash oct 20 2010
user picture Debra: also: irate/pirate dec 18 2010
user picture Sam: oooh, that's a great one. the best are the ones that change pronunciation and part of speech.
user picture Debra: thanks! yeah, my personal favorite of yours is aspirin/aspiring. jan 6 2011
user picture Shana: assange/assuage--guess this is more like two letters dec 21 2010
user picture Debra: oooooh...flamingo may 21 2012
user picture Azazel: Santa and Satan oct 1 2012
user picture Debra: You've outdone yourself! Deadlines is AMAZING. jan 16 2013
user picture Shana: is immoral/immortal on here? this list is very long! nov 18 2013
user picture Sam: it is now! the list is long but I cannot stop until every example is recorded.
user picture Shana: a true life's work nov 19 2013
user picture Shana: fact/fart dec 12 2013
user picture Shana: I keep coming up with ones that aren't exactly one letter apart but still share lots of letters and have some eerie parallels: goal/gaol dec 16 2014
user picture Shana: defection/defecation nov 9 2015
user picture Sam: winner
user picture Shana: budge/budget nov 11 2015
user picture Shana: /budgey
user picture Shana: garage/garbage dec 2 2015
user picture Shana: ordnance/ordinance dec 4 2015
user picture Sam: you are starting to need your own list here! dec 5 2015
user picture Shana: but this way they can all live in one place for whenever we need to come and marvel at them dec 22 2015
user picture Shana: program/pogram and prick/pick
user picture Shana: exist/exit
user picture Shana: patents/patients; want/ant; frum/frump jan 7 2016
user picture Shana: chiller/chillier jul 28 2016
user picture Shana: rabbis/rabbits jan 10 2017
user picture Shana: alloy/ally nov 27 2017
user picture ひかり: English is.... fun dec 26 2017