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My name has appeared over articles in Word Ways since its initial appearance in the late 1960s. Between then and now my name has appeared over eight different addresses, six of them in or near the outskirts of London. After I had finally settled in the county of Cumbria in early 2004, I decided to tackle a project that had been a vague idea for a number of years, one that would link in with my longtime London residency.

Like many other large cities, London has an underground railway network, probably the oldest such network in the world, with its origins dating back to the 1860s. The London Underground is widely known as "the Tube" with its trains and stations being Tube trains, Tube stations, etc. There are approximately 300 stations on the Tube network, each having a unique name. Because London doesn't go in for numbering its streets (as, for example, New York City), there are hardly any Tube station names using numbers. With just a couple of exceptions, London's Tube station names are all composed of letters (plus the inevitable spaces and some punctuation marks).

I decided to take each of the 300 or so Tube station names and examine it (or perhaps a part of it) to see what logologically interesting property the station name possessed. Many years of travel on the Tube network had convinced me that there was probably something interesting or significant about most--if not all--of the Tube station names. Once I had left the London area, I felt a need to tackle this piece of work once and for all!

Here are some health warning notes. The station names include some stations which are not really part of the London Underground, but which are usually shown on maps of the London Underground. The station names here also include a few stations which are currently being built.

Presented below are my observations about each of the Tube station names. Many of the observations relate to transposals, transdeletions (subtract a letter and transpose) and transadditions (add a letter and transpose), but many relate to other logologically significant properties. A trans-n-deletion is a transposal after deleting n letters, and a trans-n-addition is a transposal after adding n letters. A substitute-letter transposal is a transposal after deleting one letter and adding another letter. Cryptogram means having the same letter pattern (as bamboo and excess).

I make no claim that my observations are the most significant for any or all of the names--they are merely ones which have taken my fancy. Improve on them if you will, or maybe conduct a similar exercise on train station names in your nearest big city.

Most of the words in this article can be found in Webster's Third New International Dictionary or Webster's New International Dictionary, Second Edition. Others are found in the following: Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles Addington, Axbridge, Boxford, Broken Cross, Cloughton, Cottenham, Eltham, Foxford, Hampsthwaite, Ilsington, Ingliston, Kingston-Upon-Thames, North Church, Salperton, South Barrow, Sunbury, Swannington, Thornwood, Tickenham, Twickenham, Whittingslow, Wickwar, Wrenbury, Yoxford Chambers English Dictionary (1998) bloncket, degringolers, electrise, hellwards, platemark, plurisie, quantised, shritched, unitholders, wayboard, ymolten Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 24th edition leiognathus phosphatidylethanolamine Funk & Wagnall's New Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1948) anemologic, embryol

Geographica Road Atlas Lower Boddington Dictionary of Universal Biography, Hyamson, 2nd edition Osterman Lexpert Software (Scrabble) carilloned, telencephala Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. 11th edition doyens, Looney Tunes, onstream, tonearms

Oxford English Dictionary congress water, lightage, previable, water-pool Rand McNally Commercial Atlas and Marketing Guide, 98th edition East Porterville (California), Pelahatchie (Mississippi) Random House Dictionary of the English Language Random House Times Index-Gazetteer North Barrow, Worthville Webster's Geographical Dictionary Knightstown, Mathews, Morris Plains, North Canton, Tonga Islands

Backpointer is found in the article "Laser backpointer for use with a radiotherapy simulator" by V.G. Peters and R.H. Price in Radiology (Volume 133, 1979, p 245-46). Howland Center (Ohio placename) is found on http://howlandcenteroh.usl.myareaguide.com/. Bronxite (Bronx native) is found on www.bxtimes.com/news/2002/0516/BoroughwideNews/ 022.html.

Knots Landing (television program) is found on http://www.knotslanding.net/. Silverstone (motor-racing circuit in England) is found on http://www.silverstone-circuit.co.uk/. Wonnacott (family name) is found on http://wonnacott.org/.
Full name Item of logological
 interest for Word Ways

Acton Central Trans-3-addition: COUNTERCLAIMANT

Acton Town Transposal of WONNACOTT

Aldersgate Transadds to DEFLAGRATES

Aldgate Transadds to GALEATED, GLADIATE, TALLAGED

Aldgate East First 7 letters are the name of another
 Tube station, ALDGATE

Alperton Beheadment of SALPERTON, a place in
 Gloucestershire, England

Amersham Transdeletions are HAMMERS and SHAMMER

Angel Multiple transposals: AGNEL, ANGLE,
 GLEAN, GENAL, GLEAN, LAGEN,LANGE

Archway Transadds to CHAIRWAY

Arnos Grove Transdeletion is GOVERNORS

Arsenal Transposal of RANALES

Baker Street Transposal of BRAKE TESTER

Balham Transadds to LHIAMBA and MAHALEB

Bank Equal shortest Tube station name
 with OVAL); also, transposal of NABK

Barbican Transadds to CARIBBEAN and RABBINICA

Barking Transposal of BRAKING

Barkingside First 7 letters spell out another
 Tube station; also, transposal
 of DISK-BEARING

Barons Court Transposal of COURT BARONS and
 COURTS BARON

Bayswater Substitute-letter transposals:
 BETRAYALS, TEARAWAYS and WATERWAYS

Beckton Transadds to BLONCKET

Beckton Park Substitute-letter
 transposal: BACKPOINTER

Becontree Transadds to BENECEPTOR

Belsize Park First word has transadditions
 SEIZABLE, SIZEABLE and OBELIZES

Bermondsey Substitute-letter transposal: BURDENSOME

Bethnal Green First word is a transposal of BENTHAL

Blackfriars Spoonerism pair: FLACK and BRIARS

Blackhorse Road First word transadds to BLEACHWORKS

Blackwall Etagram (7th letter change) of BLACK WILL

Bond Street Transadds to DEOBSTRUENT and SOBER-TINTED

Borough Transadds to GRUBHOOD

Bounds Green Transdeletion is DUNGEONERS

Bow Church Alphagram (1st letter change) of LOW CHURCH

Bow Road Transposal of BARWOOD

Brent Cross Substitute-letter transposals:
 BURRSTONES, CONSORTERS, CONSTRUERS,
 CURBSTONER, CURBSTONES and INTERCROSS

Brixton Transadds to BRONXITE

Bromley-by-Bow First word is a transposal of EMBRYOL,
 an abbreviation for EMBRYOLOGY

Brondesbury Trans-5-addition: BERMUDA SNOWBERRY

Brondesbury Park The first word is the name of another
 Tube station, BRONDESBURY

Buckhurst Hill Substitute-letter transposal: BUCKBRUSH

Burnt Oak Transadds to BANKER-OUT

Caledonian Road Substitute-letter transposal: CARDINAL DEACON

Caledonian This is the equal longest name of
Road & Barnsbury all the London Tube station names,
 the other being CROSSHARBOUR & LONDON ARENA

Camden Road Transdeletion is ANDROMEDA

Camden Town Substitute-letter transposals:
 CONDEMNATE and DEMICANTON

Canada Water One of few Tube station names
 to contain the name of a
 country, Canada

Canary Wharf Cryptogram of AIMING POINT,
 FIRING POINT and SILICA BRICK

Canning Town Substitute-letter transposal: SWANNINGTON

Cannon Street Transadds to NEVER-CONSTANT

Canonbury Trans-2-addition: CONCUBINARY

Canons Park Spells out two 5-letter words--CANON
 and SPARK

Chalfont & Latimer The final word is a transposal of
 LAMITER, MALTIER and MARLITE

Chalk Farm Transadds to FLANK MARCH

Chancery Lane Trans-2-addition: HACKNEY CENTRAL,
 the name of another Tube station

Charing Cross The first word is a transposal of
 ARCHING and CHAGRIN

Chesham Transposal of MESHACH

Chigwell Substitute-letter transposal: WELCHING

Chiswick Park Cryptogram of EXTRATENSION, the only
 such word in WEBSTER'S THIRD

Chorleywood Substitute-letter transposal: HOLLYWOODER

Clapham Common Trans-2-deletions: CHAMPACOL and OMPHALOMA

Clapham North Substitute-letter transposal: ALANT CAMPHOR

Clapham South Substitute-letter transposals: HYPOTHALAMUS
 and ANOPHTHALMUS

Cockfosters Can be spelled out from the names of two
 major films: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
 Nest, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Colindale Transadds to CARILLONED, ENDOCLINAL
 and HELLANODIC

Colliers Wood Substitute-letter transposal: SOLID-COLORED

Covent Garden Substitute-letter transposal: ANDROGENETIC

Crossharbour This is the equal longest name of all
& London Arena the London Tube station names, the other
 being CALEDONIAN ROAD & BARNSBURY

Croxley Transadds to CEROXYLE and LEUCORYX

Custom House Substitute-letter transposal: UNCOUTHSOME

Cutt Sark Substitute-letter transposal: TRACKSUIT

Cyprus Transposal of SPRUCY

Dagenham East Transadds to MASTHEAD ANGLE

Dagenham Heathway First word is a transposal of HAND GAME

Dalston Kingsland Trans-4-deletions: KNOTS LANDING
 and TONGA ISLANDS

Debden Transposal of BENDED

Deptford Bride Transadds to DEPORTED, PROFITED and PIEDFORT

Devons Road Each word has a transposal: DOVENS and ORAD

Dollis Hill Cryptogram of KILLER CELL and YELLOW POLL

Ealing Broadway Each word has a transposal:
 GENIAL and WAYBOARD

Ealing Common Trans-2-deletions: ANEMOLOGIC,
 COGNOMINAL, GNOMONICAL and
 MNEMONICAL

Earls Court Transadds to UTEROSACRAL

East Acton Transposal of ANTECOSTA

East Finchley Substitute-letter transposal: LANCET FISHES

East Ham Transposal of HAMATES

East India One of few Tube station names to contain
 the name of a country, India

East Putney Substitute-letter transposals:
 PENTASTYLE, ANTEPECTUS,
 UNISEPTATE and UNSEPTATED

Eastcote Transposal of ECOSTATE and COESTATE

Edgware Transposal of RAGWEED, RAW EDGE and WAGERED

Edgware Road Each word has one or more transposals:
 RAGWEED, RAW EDGE and WAGERED + ORAD

Elephant & Castle Ignoring "&", has a trans-2-deletion:
 TELENCEPHALA

Elm Park Trans-2-additions: PLATEMARK and PLAYMAKER

Elverson Road Substitute-letter transposals:
 DORSOVENTRAL and VENTRODORSAL

Embankment Contains the name of another Tube
 line station, BANK

Epping Transposal of PIGPEN

Euston Transposal of OUTENS

Euston Square Cryptogram of DIAGONALIZED and
 LEPIDOPTERAL, the only two
 such words in Webster's Third

Fairlop Transadds to PALIFORM and PARAFOIL

Farringdon Substitute-letter transposal: FAIRGROUND

Finchley Central First word transadds to FRENCHILY

Finchle Road Can be spelled out from OXFORD
 ENGLISH DICTIONARY

Finchley Road & Frognal The last word transadds to FROGLAND

Finsbury Park Sells out three common 4-letter words:
 FINS, BURY and PARK

Fulham Broadway Second word is a transposal of WAYBOARD

Gallions Reach Substitute-letter transposal: ARACHNOLOGIES

Gants Hill Transadds to NIGHTFALLS

Gloucester Road Substitute-letter transposal: STRANGE-COLORED

Golders Green Substitute-letter transposal: DEGRINGOLERS

Goldhawk Road Sells out three common 4-letter words:
 GOLD, HAWK and ROAD

Goodge Street Sells out three 4-letter words:
 GOOD, GEST and REET

Gospel Oak The 3rd to 8th letters can be
 transposed to EL PASO

Grange Hill Substitute-letter transposals:
 GALLERYING, GRAVELLING and CHARGELING

Great Portland Street Contains the letters of ALDERSGATE,
 another Tube station

Green Park GREENBARK is a substitute-letter
 transposal and a zetagram
 (a 6th letter change)

Greenford Substitute-letter transposals:
 FOREIGNER, CONFERRED, DEFERRING,
 REFOUNDER and REFRINGED

Greenwich Transposal of RECHEWING

Gunnersbury A cryptogram of PYRROLIDYLS,
 the only solidly spelled word
 in Webster's Third with the same
 letter pattern

Hackney Central Trans-2-deletion: CHANCERY LANE,
 the name of another Tube station

Hackney Wick The only Tube station name using
 the digram CK twice

Hainault Transadds to LITHUANIA

Hammersmith Transadds to SHEMIRAMOTH

Hampstead Transposal of HEADSTAMP

Hampstead Heath Trans-10-addition:
 PHOSPHATIDYLETHANOLAMINE

Hanger Lane Substitute-letter transposal: LANGERHANS

Harlesden Transposal of REHANDLES

Harrow & Wealdstone Transdeletion of WEALDSTONE is ENDOSTEAL

Harrow-on-the-Hill Shortest word occurring in any Tube
 station name (along with "by" in
 Bromley-by-Bow)

Hatton Cross Substitute-letter transposal: CARTOONISTS

Heathrow Terminal 4 Only Tube station name
 involving a single digit

Heathrow Only Tube station name
Terminals 1, 2, 3 involving multiple digits

Hendon Central Substitute-letter transposal: HOWLAND CENTER

Heron Quays Substitute-letter transposal: SQUARE JOHN

High Barnet Substitute-letter transposal: BLATHERING

Highbury & Islington Final word is a transposal of ILSINGTON
 and INGLISTON

Highgate Substitute-letter transposal: LIGHTAGE

Hillingdon Transdeletion is INHOLDING

Holborn Trans-2-additions: HONORABLE and HONORABLY

Holland Park One of few Tube station names to contain
 a country name, Holland

Holloway Road Cryptogram of MILLIHENRIES and
 MISSIONATING, only two such words
 in Webster's Third

Homerton Transdeletions are HORMONE and MOORHEN

Hornchurch Transadds to NORTHCHURCH

Hounslow Central First word transadds to SLOWHOUND

Hounslow East Substitute-letter transposal of another
 Tube station name, HOUNSLOW WEST

Hounslow West Substitute-letter transposal of another
 Tube station name, HOUNSLOW EAST

Hyde Park Corner EPHYDRA is a transdeletion of HYDE PARK

Ickenham Is a single-letter beheadment of
 TICKENHAM and a double-letter beheadment
 of TWICKENHAM

Island Gardens Substitute-letter transposal: SALAD DRESSING

Kennington Deltagram (4th letter change) of KENSINGTON,
 place in west London, occurring: in several
 Tube station names

Kensal Green Deltagram 4th letter change of KENDAL GREEN

Kensal Rise Transadds to WARLIKENESS

Kensington (Olympia) Trans-4-deletion: MENINGOSPINAL

Kentish Town Substitute-letter transposal: KNIGHTSTOWN

Kentish Town West Trans-4-deletion: WINNOW SHEET

Kenton Transposal of NEKTON

Kew Gardens Trans-3-deletion: EDGWARE, name of
 another Tube station

Kilburn Trans-2-addition: KNUBBLIER

Kilburn Park First word has a trans-2-addition:
 KNUBBLIER

King George V Only Tube station name involving
 a Roman numeral

Kings Cross St Pancras Contains three successive S's

Kingsbury Transdeletion is BURYINGS

Knightsbridge Sequence of 6 consonants: GHTSBR.
 The only other such English
 placename appears to be
 HAMPSTHWAITE. Also, this is the
 longest singleword appearing in
 any Tube station name, equalled
 only by RICKMANSWORTH

Ladbroke Grove First word transadds to BOARDLIKE

Lambeth North First word has a transdeletion--ELTHAM,
 a district in south east London

Lancaster Gate Transposals of ANCESTRAL and GEAT, GETA

Latimer Road Transadds to MODERATORIAL

Leicester Square First word is a transposal of ELECTRISE

Lewisham Transposal of LIMEWASH

Leyton Transadds to ANOLYTE, ELYTRON, NOTEDLY,
 NOVELTY and YMOLTEN

Leytonstone Substitute-letter transposals:
 SELENODONTY and LOONEY TUNES

Limehouse Substitute-letter transposals:
 LITHESOME, HOMELIEST and SOMEWHILE

Liverpool Street Substitute-letter transposal: EAST
 PORTERVILLE

London Bridge Trans-3-addition: LOWER BODDINGTON

London City Airport Trans-4-deletions: INCORPORATION
 and INDOCTRINATOR

Loughton Is a beheadment of CLOUGHTON

Maida Vale Substitute-letter transposal: MEDIAEVAL

Manor House Transadds to RANDOM HOUSE

Mansion House Trans-2-addition: HARMONIOUSNESS

Marble Arch Substitute-letter transposal: CHAMBRANLE

Marylebone Transdeletion is EMBRYONAL

Mile End Transposal of IDLEMEN

Mill Hill East The first two words form a second-order
 reduplication, MILL HILL

Monument Transdeletion is OMENTUM

Moor Park Substitute-letter transposal:
 DARKROOM

Moorgate Transdeletions are MOORAGE,
 ROOTAGE and TEAROOM

Morden Transposal of MODERN, MORNED,
 NORMED and RODMEN

Mornington Crescent First word transadds to NONMOTORING

Mudchute Trans-2-addition: UNSMUTCHED

Neasden transposal of ENNEADS

New Cross Transadds to CROWNLESS

New Cross Gate Transadds to CONGRESS WATER

Newbury Park First word transadds to WRENBURY

North Acton Transadds to NORTH CANTON

North Ealing Trans-2-addition: CHARLESTONING

North Greenwich Second word is a transposal of RECHEWING

North Harrow Is a zetagram for NORTH
 BARROW 6 letter change)

North Wembley Substitute-letter transposal: BROMETHYLENE

Northfields Substitute-letter transposals:
 FINGERHOLDS and UNITHOLDERS

Northolt Trans-2-addition: BRONTOLITH

Northwick Park First word transadds to THICK-GROWN

Northwood transposal of THORNWOOD

Northwood Hills First word is a transposal of THORNWOOD

Notting Hill Gate Trans-3-deletion: THILANOTTINE

Oakwood First half, OAK, is a type of
 the second art, WOOD

Old Street Transposal of DOTTERELS

Osterle Transposal of TYROLESE

Oval Shortest Tube station name
 (with BANK); also, transposal of VOLA

Oxford Circus First word is a beheadment of BOXFORD,
 FOXFORD and YOXFORD

Paddington Beheads to ADDINGTON, a place in
 south east London.

Park Royal Only dictionary word containing
 all the letters is the trans-7-addition
 SHAKESPEAROLATRY

Parsons Green Substitute-letter transposal: NONPASSENGER

Perivale Transadds to PREVAILED, PREVIABLE
 and REPRIEVAL

Piccadilly Circus The longest trans-n-deletion is the
 trans-5-deletion: SALICYLURIC

Pimlico Transadds to IMPOLICY

Pinner Beheadment of SPINNER

Plaistow Transadds to PLATO-WISE

Pontoon Dock PONTOON DOCK is actually an entry
 in Webster's Second

Poplar Transadds to POPULAR, PROPALE and PROPYLA

Preston Road Transposal of PARROT-NOSED

Prince Regent Transdeletion is PRE-ERECTING

Pudding Mill Lane Contains three consecutive L's

Putney Bridge Trans-3-addition: POULTRY BREEDING

Queen's Park Two 5-letter words: QUEEN and SPARK

Queensbury Trans-3-deletion: SUNBURY, a place in
 London (without a Tube station)

Queensway Trans-5-addition: HEMINGWAYESQUE

Ravenscourt Park Substitute-letter transposal of
 first word: RECURVATIONS

Rayners Lane First word is a transposal of YARNERS

Redbridge Transposal of REABRIDGED

Regent's Park Substitute-letter transposal: SUPERTANKER

Richmond Transadds to MONORCHID

Rickmansworth Longest single word appearing
 in any Tube station name, equalled
 only by KNIGHTSBRIDGE

Roding Valley Substitute-letter transposal: OVERDARINGLY

Rotherhithe Transadds to OTHERWHITHER

Royal Albert Substitute-letter transposals:
 ELABORATELY, ELABORATORY, PORTRAYABLE
 and TALLOWBERRY

Royal Oak Trans-4-addition: KARYOLOGICAL

Royal Victoria Contains name of another
 tube station, VICTORIA

Ruislip Transadds to PLURISIE

Ruislip Gardens First word transadds to PLURISIE

Ruislip Manor Substitute-letter transposal: MORRIS PLAINS

Russell Square The only term in which the letters of this
 name appear seems to be QUASI-STELLAR
 RADIO SOURCE

Seven Sisters Transadds to ASSERTIVENESS, RESISTIVENESS
 and RESTIVENESSES

Shadwell Transadds to HELLWARDS, SHALLOWER,
 SWELLHEAD and WELLHEADS

Shepherd's Bush The only Tube station to incorporate
 the surname of the current US resident
 in its name, BUSH

Shoreditch Transdeletion is SHRITCHED

Sloane Square Two 6-letter words, both having the
 pattern S??A?E

Snaresbrook Substitute-letter transposal: BROKEN CROSS

South Acton Transadds to AUTOCHTHONS

South Ealing Transposal of LEIOGNATHUS

South Harrow SOUTH BARROW--a zetagram, or
 6th letter change

South Kensington Trans-3-addition: KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES,
 also a place in London, but without a
 Tube station

South Kenton 4 consecutive letters removed from
 SOUTH KENSINGTON, another
 Tubestation name

South Quay Trans-2-addition: YOUTHQUAKES

South Ruislip Transdeletion is RUSSOPHILIST
 and SPIRITUOUSLY

South Wimbledon Second word transadds to MINDBLOWER

South Woodford Second word has a substitute-letter
 transposal: LORDWOOD

Southfields Trans-2-addition: HYDROSULFITES

Southgate Substitute-letter transposals:
 GATEHOUSE, SOUTHEAST and SHOGUNATE

Southwark SOUTHWARD is an iotatram (9th letter change)

St James's Park First 6 letters can be transposed to
 JETSAM; and last 6 letters transposed
 to SPARKS

St Johns Wood Ignoring the spaces, is the only
 cyptogram of SPREADSHEET

St Paul's Transadds to PULSATES, SPATULAS
 and SPATULES

Stamford Brook First word Transdeletion is
 STARDOM and TSARDOM

Stanmore Transposal of MONASTER, MONSTERA,
 MONTERAS, ONSTREAM, OSTERMAN,
 STOREMAN, TONEARMS and TRANSOME;
 this is the most transposable of
 Tube station names

Stepney Green Transadds to ENTYPIES and NEOTYPES

Stockwell Trans-2-addition: WELL-STOCKED

Stonebridge Park Transadds to OUTBREEDINGS

Stratford Substitute-letter transposals:
 ROSTRATED and ASTROTURF

Sudbury Hill First word has a traps-2-addition: UNDERBUYS

Sudbury Town First word has a trans-2-addition: UNDERBUYS

Surrey Quays Trans-6-addition: QUANTITY SURVEYORS

Swiss Cottage Only Tube station name to contain an
 adjective, SWISS, pertaining to a
 foreign country

Temple Transposal of PELMET

Theydon Bois Substitute-letter transposal: STERNOHYOID

Tooting Bec Substitute-letter transposals: BOYCOTTING,
 GNOTOBIOTE and GEOBOTANIC

Tooting Broadway First word transadds to TOOTLING and TOOTLING

Tottenham Court Road First word has several substitute-letter
 transposals: MOTH-EATEN, ANTOTHITE,
 COTTENHAM, NEATHMOST and TIMOTHEAN

Tottenham Hale First word has several substitute-letter
 transposals: MOTH-EATEN, ANTOTHITE,
 COTTENHAM, NEATHMOST and TIMOTHEAN

Totteridge & Whetstone Final word transadds to WHEATSTONE
 and WHITESTONE

Tower Gateway transposals of both words:
 WROTE and GETAWAY

Tower Hill Transadds to WORTHVILLE

Tufnell Park First word transadds to FLUENTLY

Turnham Green First word transadds to TRUCHMAN

Turnpike Lane Four 3-letter words: TURN, PIKE
 and LANE

Upminster Transdeletion is TERMINUS; also,
 UPMINSTER is the TERMINUS station
 at the eastern end of the District line

Upminster Bride Trans-3-deletion is DISTEMPERING

Upney Transadds to PUTNEY, a name occurring
 in two other Tube station names: Putney
 Bride and East Putney

Upton Park Spells out a 2-letter word, followed by
 a 3-letter word, followed by a 4-letterword:
 UP, TON and PARK

Uxbridge Substitute-letter transposals: AXBRIDGE,
 OXBRIDGE and BIRDGLUE; the first two are
 also al ha rams (1st letter changes)

Vauxhall Trans-2-deletion: HALLUX

Victoria Transadds to VORTICIAL

Walthamstow Central The first word is the second longest
 English placename beginning andending
 with W, the longest being WHITTINGSLOW

Wanstead Transadds to SWEATBAND and WASTELAND

Wapping Beheadment of SWAPPING

Warren Street Each word has at least three
 transposals: REWARN, WARNER and
 WARREN, and RETEST, SETTER, TESTER

Warwick Avenue First word is a transposal of WICKWAR

Waterloo Transadds to WATER-COOL, WATER
 POLO and WATER-POOL

Watford Transposal of DOWFART

Wembley Central Trans-3-deletion: CEMENT LAYER

West Acton Transadds to WATT-SECOND

West Brompton Substitute-letter transposal: BROWN-SPOTTED

West Finchley Second word transadds to FRENCHILY

West Ham transposal of MATHEWS

West Hampstead The first 7 letters are the name
 of another Tube station, West Ham

West Harrow Substitute-letter transposals:
 WATERWORKS, EARTHWORKS, EARTHWORMS,
 OTHERWARDS, OVERSWARTH, WREATHWORK
 and WREATHWORT

West India Quay Trans-4-deletions: INDUSIATE, QUANTISED;
 also, one of the very few Tube station
 names to contain the name of a count
 name, India

West Kensington Trans-3-deletion: KNOWINGNESS

West Ruislip Substitute-letter transposal: STIRRUPWISE

West Silvertown Trans-3-deletion: SILVERSTONE

Westbourne Park First word transadds to BUTTON SEWER

Westferry The central letters, ESTFERR, transpose
 to FERRETS

Westminster Transdeletion is STREWMENTS

White City Substitute-letter transposal: ETHNICITY

Whitechapel Substitute-letter transposal: PELAHATCHIE

Willesden Green First word transadds to INDWELLERS
 and WILLEDNESS

Willesden Junction First word transadds to INDWELLERS
 and WILLEDNESS

Wimbledon Transadds to MINDBLOWER

Wimbledon Park First word transadds to MINDBLOWER

Wood Green Transposal of GREENWOOD, the publisher
 of Word Was in 1968-69

Woodford Two simple 4-letter words, both
 geographical terms: WOOD + FORD.

Woodside Park Three 4-letter words: WOOD,
 SIDE and PARK

Most of the words in this article can be found in
Webster's Third New International Disctionary or
Webster's New International Dictionary, Second
Edition. Others are found in the following.


DARRYL FRANCIS

Thursby, Cumbria, England

darrylfrancis@yahoo.co.uk
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