Here is a very interesting article about certain things that say something about certain things:
This is completely mad but, of course, you can read it and everything.
So what does this mean? Is it legit to just whale away at words, making stuff up and not worrying because all you need “the first and last letter?”
Maybe. Maybe it does. So “glitter” and “glisten” are basically the same word to our harassed commuter, trying to read an Amazon Kindle book on their phone on the goddam subway. But what is “glister?” can we just munch these words together and get super words? Can’t decide on “slap” or “smack?” Try “slack.” Slack is good.