Posts Tagged ‘untap’

A strange nonword

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

I was playing Words with friends with my son-in-law yesterday and came across an interesting conundrum. I wanted to play the word untap near the end of a game but it didn’t sound like an acceptable word. I figured that it must be a word since¬† “untapped” was certainly a word. However, untapped is an adjective, not a derivative of the verb untap. Sure enough, there is no such word as untap.