School’s in Session: Game Time!

An Old-Fashioned Game: First and Last Letter

Word games were a main means of entertainment for school children in the 1800s, so I’d like to wrap up this little series on schools by inviting you to participate in an old fashion schoolhouse game.

I will give you two letters.  For example: “t” and “k”  Your job is to come up with a list of words that start with “t” and end with “k.”   Like: truck, tank, track, trek, trunk, tuck, think, thank…

Once the pupils had written down all the words they could come up with they would compare lists.  They would cross out any words that the other students had come up with as well.  Once everyone had compared their words they would count up all the words they had remaining on their list that no one had named and earn a point for each word.  Students would typically play until one person reached a predetermined amount of points, and won.

So, no cheating now, create your list of words then leave them in the comments section!  Let’s see who will be “Word Champ.”

Your letters: “p” and “e.”  —  Good luck!

And the Damsels wish all of you a Happy New Year!  May 2010 be great for you!

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8 Responses to School’s in Session: Game Time!

  1. Jennifer says:

    My Words: place, plane, pace, paste, pose, prose, pore, pane, plaque, pause, pee, page, pale, pare, pate, pave, puce, poke, pike, pulse, Prague, prance, probe, prove, prince, price, plebe, parse, palette, petite, private, posture, passive, placate, praline, polite, pittance, prickle, pickle, prelude, protrude, practice, prostate, package, pebble, platitude, plausible, postulate, procreate, probable, printable, prostitute, parasite, programmable, penetrable, palpable, playable, pliable, payable, projectile, pure, please, predictable, pliee (in ballet), penne, penance, pinnacle, persuasive, persuade, pine, porridge, partridge, phone, pleasure, pleasurable, pounce, pirouette, piece, pie, pile

  2. Lara says:

    pacificate, package, pack-ice, paddle, palaeocene, programme, palate, palatine, palestine, palindrome, pancake, panne, pianoforte, pantyhose, peraiatence, perseverance, persecute, permeable, permissible, permissive, predate… ok, that is it for now… I will keep thinking!

  3. Audry says:

    Price, Prince, Pierre, Purple, Prone, Phone, Pheromone, Persephone, Prize, Pulse, Prose, People, Plume, Place, Pace, Puce, Purse, Pane, Plane, Pore, Prude, Prove, Pie, Plate, Placate, Purpose, Porpoise, Preamble, Premeditate, Prevaricate, Pulverize, Prioritize, Pensive, Predicate, Pride, Prime, Pile, Pyre, Preemptive, Pike, Pole, Parole, Puke, Pate, Pale, Prorate, Police, Praline, Piece, Petite, Pirouette, Predestine, Palate, Prepare, Phytase, Porcine, Pine, Populate, Populace, Poultice, Practice, Promise, Praise, Prance, Prednisone, Portable, Potable, Probable, Porridge, Pressure, Pressurize, Pasteurize, Pirate, Private, Peace, Parade, Pomade, Pleasure, Please, Pease, Pare, Preferable

  4. Jeff says:

    Sorry, you’ll have to scroll down to see all mine:
    Pie
    Price
    Pickle
    Prickle
    Prone
    Pope
    Poke
    Pike
    Produce
    Prove
    Productive
    Profane
    Pique
    Place
    Plaque
    Parole
    Parolee
    Plague
    Parachute
    Porcupine
    Perspire
    Persecute
    Perspective
    Pate
    Pirate
    Pore
    Private
    Privatize
    Provoke
    Pine
    Pace
    Puke
    Prioritize
    Phoebe (type of bird)
    Practice
    Particle
    Particulate
    Partake
    Pare
    Puree
    Pane
    Purpose
    Propose
    Page
    Prattle
    Predestine
    Predestinate
    Pride
    Predicate
    Predetermine
    Prefabricate
    Predeterminate
    Popularize
    Plane
    Pinnacle
    Paste
    Plagiarize
    Poise
    Potpie
    Porpoise
    Portage
    Pure
    Puree
    Predispose
    Pontificate
    Perjure
    Prejudice
    Police
    Purchase
    Perchance
    Perfume
    Preamble
    Prognosticate
    Pierce
    Purse
    Pulse
    Paste
    Pastime
    Provide
    Probable
    Probate
    Providence
    Porte
    Precise
    Preside
    Prepare
    Prague (place name)
    Prone
    Posture
    Prime
    Primate
    Primitive
    Petulance
    Prize
    Perishable
    Pedophile
    Phone
    Procure
    Portuguese
    Pimple
    People
    Pittance
    Pee
    Protégé
    Praise
    Pronounce
    Paralyze
    Posse
    Pursue
    Parse
    Protuberance
    Preventative

  5. Laura H says:

    Pace
    Package
    Paddle
    Page
    Paginate
    Palace
    Palatable
    Palate
    Pale
    Palisade
    Palliative
    Palmate
    Palpable
    Palpate
    Palpitate
    Pancake
    Pane
    Pantomime
    Papillae
    Papoose
    Parable
    Parachute
    Parade
    Paraphrase
    Parasite
    Pare
    Particle
    Partridge
    Passable
    Passage
    Passé
    Passive
    Paste
    Pasteurize
    Pasture
    Pate
    Paté
    Patentee
    Patricide
    Patronize
    Pave
    Peace
    Pebble
    Peddle
    Pedicure
    Pee
    Peerage
    Peeve
    Peeve
    Pejorative
    Penalize
    Penance
    Pence
    Penetrable
    Penetrate
    Penile
    Pensive
    Pentacle
    Penthouse
    Penultimate
    People
    Perambulate
    Perchance
    Percolate
    Peregrine
    Perforate
    Perfume
    Periwinkle
    Permanence
    Permeate
    Peroxide
    Perpetrate
    Perpetuate
    Perquisite
    Perseverance
    Persevere
    Personalize
    Perspire
    Peruse
    Pesticide
    Pestilence
    Pestle
    Petite
    Phalange
    Phase
    Phonate
    Phone
    Pickle
    Picture
    Piddle
    Pie
    Piece
    Pierce
    Piffle
    Pike
    Pile
    Pimple
    Pine
    Pineapple
    Pinnacle
    Pinnate
    Pipe
    Pipette
    Pirate
    Pirouette
    Piscine
    Pitiable
    Pittance
    Pixie
    Placate
    Plagiarize
    Plague
    Plaice
    Plane
    Plate
    Playmate
    Playtime
    Please
    Pleasurable
    Pledge
    Pleistocene
    Pliable
    Plumage
    Plume
    Pluralize
    Pogue
    Pointe
    Poke
    Polarize
    Pole
    Police
    Polite
    Politicize
    Pollinate
    Pomade
    Pomegranate
    Pone
    Poodle
    Pope
    Popsicle
    Populace
    Popularize
    Populate
    Porcine
    Porcupine
    Pore
    Porpoise
    Portable
    Porthole
    Pose
    Posse
    Possible
    Postdate
    Posthaste
    Postulate
    Posture
    Potatoe
    Potentate
    Pounce
    Pourable
    Praise
    Prance
    Prattle
    Pre
    Preamble
    Precipice
    Predate
    Predicate
    Predictable
    Predictive
    Predispose
    Prednisone
    Preemie
    Prefabricate
    Preface
    Prehensile
    Prelate
    Premature
    Prepare
    Prerequisite
    Presage
    Prescribe
    Prescriptive
    Pressure
    Prestidigitate
    Prestige
    Presume
    Preventative
    Preventive
    Price
    Pride
    Primate
    Prime
    Primitive
    Primrose
    Prince
    Principle
    Printable
    Prioritize
    Pristine
    Prize
    Probable
    Probate
    Probative
    Probe
    Procreate
    Profitable
    Profiterole
    Progesterone
    Proliferate
    Promenade
    Promise
    Promote
    Promulgate
    Prone
    Propagandize
    Propagate
    Propose
    Prorate
    Prose
    Prosecute
    Persecute
    Proselytize
    Prostitute
    Protectorate
    Provable
    Prove
    Provenance
    Provide
    Provocative
    Provoke
    Prude
    Prudence
    Prune
    Pube
    Publicize
    Puce
    Puddle
    Pudge
    Puerile
    Puke
    Pulchritude
    Pulsate
    Pulse
    Pumice
    Punctuate
    Punitive
    Pupae
    Pupate
    Pure
    Purgative
    Purge
    Purple
    Purpose
    Purse
    Pursue
    Pustule
    Putative
    Puzzle
    Pyre

  6. Ron Edison says:

    Here’s my list:
    Prerequisite
    Pane
    Peruse
    Perchance
    Perciflage
    Perceive
    Prague
    performance
    pirouette
    pirate
    prime
    prone
    pone
    pounce
    ponce
    prance
    perforate
    proliferate
    perfume
    premise
    permutate
    potentate
    pomegranate
    piscine
    prince
    phalange
    phage
    page
    paginate
    palace
    please
    peace
    porridge
    Parisienne
    Palindrome
    Package
    Purdue
    Purse
    Pasquale
    Pursue
    Phone
    Plume
    Picturesque
    Posse
    Pique
    Piffle
    Pumice
    Precipice
    Popsicle
    Pore
    Positive
    Possessive
    Permissive
    palate
    passive
    poultice
    potage
    potable
    portable
    porcine
    provide
    passé
    positive
    paravane
    panache
    purchase
    perquisite
    presume
    presumptive
    portage
    pure
    pyre
    pare
    parse
    pierce
    piece
    pope
    pipe
    perpetrate
    precipitate
    prognosticate
    premiere
    premature
    presence
    peregrine
    permanganate
    percussive
    procreate
    promote
    perigee
    prevaricate
    pustule
    posture
    puncture
    premeditate
    passage
    pastime
    preventive
    price
    primate
    postage
    partridge
    pence
    proactive
    prehensile
    pretense
    persuade
    persuasive
    Porsche
    Prevalence
    Preventative
    Predate
    Predicate
    Private
    Phrase
    Populace
    Pyrite
    Pie
    Pile
    Periwinkle
    Phalangite
    Pasture
    Pasteurize
    Paste
    Prioritize
    phoneme
    place
    Pharisee
    Phosphate
    Phosphorescence
    piehole
    pejorative
    pace
    pheremone
    phenome
    phenotype
    primrose
    pulsate
    postulate
    pulse
    pate
    paté
    prune
    plate
    place
    purple
    people
    populate
    purpose
    primitive
    promise
    porpoise
    penile
    pupate
    prude
    prove
    penetrate
    prose
    plebe
    prestidigitate
    plié
    pine
    pineapple
    purile/puerile
    pleasure
    pleasurable
    plague
    prorogue
    porcupine
    prelate
    preface
    puke
    pimple
    pinnacle
    pinochle
    practice
    presage
    pressure
    pole
    pale
    percentage
    pinnace
    praise
    prise
    parole
    pirogue
    paradise
    pringle (?)
    prejudice
    punitive
    precede
    procedure
    produce
    poke
    petite
    pedicure
    pedophile
    prescribe
    proscribe
    partake
    piddle
    puddle
    poodle
    pledge
    Poe (?)
    plumage
    plumbline
    paleface
    pantomime
    prattle
    pearlescence (?)
    polycarbonate
    prologue
    perpetuate
    pintle
    plane
    Pawnee
    Paiute
    porkpie
    Pleistocene
    police
    piedmontese
    Pliocene
    Plunge
    pinkie
    profiterole
    plaice
    polonaise
    pride
    pike
    Pekinese
    picture
    picturesque
    portraiture
    pristine
    pancake
    punchline
    preside
    pipeline
    postdate
    phule
    prepare
    preference
    parachute
    presale
    prevue
    puce
    padre
    peewee
    probate
    prorate
    preconceive
    preassemble
    prize
    purge
    patricide
    parsonage
    personage
    parade
    polarize
    pyrogravure
    prestige
    pronounce
    phosgene
    province
    propose
    peddle

  7. Aw, I missed the deadline because I don’t check my Facebook often enough, but what an excellent idea!

    I had fun reading everyone else’s though.

  8. The Damsels says:

    They were impressive huh 🙂 Never thought we’d come up with that many words!

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