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message 1: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
If you haven't listened to Cabin Pressure, the BBC radio series, you probably should. So much funny. They play a lot of word games, but this one strikes me as the right fit for this group. (it is in the episode Fitton)

Take a book title, knock off a letter and see if you can get a more interesting title.

Here are the ones mentioned in the show (that were not terrible)

Of Mice and Me
Three Men in a Boa
Far From The Madding Crow
A Dance to the Music of Tim
The da Vinci Cod
The Man With the Golden Gu

My addition for now is stealing theirs, but I have to because Breakers of the Cod sounds like an amazing book.


message 2: by Micah (last edited Jul 07, 2016 12:41PM) (new)

Micah Sisk (micahrsisk) | 1042 comments In Search of Lost Tim (Marcel Proust)
Lolit (Vladimir Nabokov), but maybe it should then be spelled LOL-It


message 3: by Zoltán (new)

Zoltán (witchhunter) | 267 comments Hm... including short stories, some that make sense:

Pen Mind (Open Mind)
The Big Loo (The Big Loop)
The Itchhunter : Ed Shadow (The Witchhunter: Red Shadow)


message 4: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
nice ones!

New one:

The Velveteen Rabbi


message 5: by Zoltán (new)

Zoltán (witchhunter) | 267 comments From other titles:

Tar War
Harry Otter


Tara Woods Turner The Velveteen Rabbi = I just died.

A Wrinkle in Tim
The Stan
American Psych
Invisible Ma


message 7: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
Okay - A book named The Stan. Sign me up. That sounds amazing! :D


Tara Woods Turner Watersip Down
The Hunger Gams
The Sound and the Fur
Ohello
The Persian Oy
The Ape of Lucrece
Oh Bother Where Art Thou?


message 9: by Ken (new)

Ken Doggett (kendoggett) 198


Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger) (sammydogs) | 973 comments All yours are great. All I can come up with right now is:

Last Ma Standing


message 11: by G.G. (new)

G.G. (ggatcheson) | 2491 comments Lol love them all!
And sorry but I have to add my own:

The Legacy: Fat

That sounds like my kind of legacy, really. ;)


Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger) (sammydogs) | 973 comments Gone with the Win


message 13: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
Fahrenheit 45 - brrrr!
Catch 2

And one of my favourite books - Magic's Pawn - Magic's Paw


message 14: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
G.G. wrote: "The Legacy: Fat"

LoL. I was considering adding this one, the only problem? You beat me to it!


message 15: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
Steal This Boo


message 16: by Ben (new)

Ben Mariner Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fir


message 17: by Ben (new)

Ben Mariner The Da Vinci Cod


message 18: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
Some more Stephen King:

The Dark Hal
Under the Dom
I


Tara Woods Turner V.M.
Not sure why all of your titles end up sounding like naighty movies. I can't stop laughing!


Tara Woods Turner oops, naughty lol


message 21: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Jensen (kdragon) | 468 comments Owl's Moving Castle
A Ale of Two Cities
Lack Beauty
Liver Twist
The Old Curiosity Hop
Avid Copperfield
Cat on a Hot Tin Oof


message 22: by Dwayne, Head of Lettuce (new)

Dwayne Fry | 4353 comments Mod
Very good ones here. My favorite so far:

"Ohello"

Oh? Hello! Ha ha!

A few of my favorite books:
The World According to Gar
Forrest Gum
Rapes of Wrath
*cringe*
Hoeless Joe
Winnie the Poo
Hats Eating Gilbert Grape
Lord of the Lies
King Ear
The Hotel Ew Hampshire
Laughterhouse Five



Tara Woods Turner Lord of the Lies ha ha


message 26: by Christina (new)

Christina McMullen (cmcmullen) Dwayne wrote: "Laughterhouse Five"

http://www.tshirthell.com/funny-shirt...


message 27: by Christina (new)

Christina McMullen (cmcmullen) The Canterbury Tale

AKA: the version most high school students would rather read.


message 28: by Christina (new)

Christina McMullen (cmcmullen) A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Ma.


message 29: by Christina (new)

Christina McMullen (cmcmullen) The Rave


message 30: by Rachael (last edited Jul 07, 2016 03:18PM) (new)

Rachael Eyre (rachaeleyre) | 194 comments Fiddler on the Roo
The Mayo of Casterbridge
The Empire Trikes Back
Rave New World
The First Men in the Moo
The House at Ooh Corner


message 31: by Dwayne, Head of Lettuce (new)

Dwayne Fry | 4353 comments Mod
Rachael wrote: "The Empire Trikes Back"

Aww.... I have a new favorite. I'm seeing a little Darth Vader on a tricycle peddling about the Death Star* and he looks so adorable.

*Note to geeks: Yes, I know, the Death Star was not in Empire Strikes Back.


message 32: by Rachael (new)

Rachael Eyre (rachaeleyre) | 194 comments The Return of the Jed
West Side Tory
Spider-ma
The Handmaid's Ale

BTW, it's great to meet another Cabin Pressure fan! I love Douglas's word games.


message 36: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
Rachael wrote: "The Return of the Jed
West Side Tory
Spider-ma
The Handmaid's Ale

BTW, it's great to meet another Cabin Pressure fan! I love Douglas's word games."


They all make great car games, and I will admit that my friends all play Yellow Car.

Did you know that Spider-Ma was the original title of Charlotte's Web? (Fun fact that isn't true!)

Speaking of which:

Charlotte's We


message 37: by G.G. (new)

G.G. (ggatcheson) | 2491 comments Blah...too bad it's not Fifty Shades of Gray instead of Grey...
That would have made a great book.
Fifty Shades of Gay. ;)


Sam (Rescue Dog Mom, Writer, Hugger) (sammydogs) | 973 comments That's a good one, G.G. I've seen gray / grey spelled both ways and my spell checker accepts both. : D


message 39: by Christina (new)

Christina McMullen (cmcmullen) Hmm... But there's only six blush shades. ;)


message 40: by Zoltán (new)

Zoltán (witchhunter) | 267 comments The Tory of O
Matrix Evolutions
Mad Ma
2 Monkeys
Rave Heart
Lice in Wonderland
Now White and the Even Dwarf
Air
Elfen Lie
Even Samurai
Aid
Talker


message 41: by Ian (new)

Ian Bott (iansbott) | 268 comments I am sooo glad I put my mug of tea down before reading this thread!

OK, from the sci-fi camp:

Children of the Len
Dun
The Itchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Rave New World
Laughterhouse Five
Snow Rash
Rendezvous With Ram


message 42: by Otavio (new)

Otavio Albano (otavioalbano) Hallowee ;)


message 43: by C.B., Beach Body Moderator (new)

C.B. Archer | 1090 comments Mod
Christina wrote: "Hmm... But there's only six blush shades. ;)"

Hehehe.

I've always thought of myself more as Gayme of Thrones, than 50 shades of gay.


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