Band Bend Bind Bond Bund

Posted in Trifecta, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on July 29, 2013








It is a form of word play without a name. Like anagrams, it involves recycling letters. The idea is to take a group of consonants, and see how many vowels you can plug in. Some groups work with all five vowels. The words then band into a five member band of brothers, connected by a vowel movement. Bee space enn dee is such a combination. It produces band, bend, bind, bond, and bund.

Band is a musical group, a wedding band, or, in today’s trifecta challenge, an occasion for unity. Bend is a curve in the road. It can be a noun, or a verb. The same is true for bind and bond, except that sometimes a bond pays interest.

Bund is the only foreigner in the bunch. In German, Bund is a political group. In Hindi, a bund is
“1. An embankment or dike, 2. A street running along a harbor or waterway.”
Bee is a versatile consonant. The combination of bee space enn (ban, Ben, bin, bon, bun) works. The same is true for bee space dee (bad, bed, bid, bod, bud). Pictures toady are from “The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”.









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  1. Cobbie's World said, on July 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I think that we can all appreciate word play and “vowel movements”. Thanks for linking up with your endlessly thought-provoking posts.

  2. Draug419 said, on July 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Consonants constipate.

  3. shawnbrucepruett said, on July 29, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Your knowledge is captivating.

  4. Joe Owens said, on July 30, 2013 at 8:54 am

    An interesting retrospective with photos of times past. I used to joke with my mom about how everything used to only be black and white.

  5. Anne Chia said, on July 30, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Interesting post, I loved the photos too

  6. kallanannie said, on July 31, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Fascinating. As others have said, you’ve chosen some great images to accompany your prose. As Cobbie says above–it’s always a pleasure to read your thought-provoking posts.

  7. Joanne said, on August 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Love the photography and the perspective on word formation.

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