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Play on Words English words that end in “let” are called diminutives – did you forget? All were once of larger size but quickly diminutized (Think of it like a tail tacked to a dog’s rear where one lacked.) Among their numbers are many you doubtless use daily – like bracelet, skillet and coverlet; and if, like me, you happen to be inclined to anything literary, there’s rivulet, flamelet, couplet. One diminutive there is as yet still denied its official “let” so I’m recommending it – toil. by which I mean toilet.

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Date: 10/26/2022 8:19:00 AM
Simply wonderful, Maurice. Every day I wish I had a mind more like yours!
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Maurice Rigoler
Date: 10/27/2022 6:21:00 AM
Thanks for your generous compliment, Milton. / Maurice