DVS (Devious) Words

Some words and phrases can be written using just spelled-out letter sounds.

I am calling DVS (devious) those words that can be expressed as a sequence of letters and digits, each pronounced separately. I have arranged them here by length, shortest first, and within length in alphabetical order. Some of them may not be actual words, but they sound close enough for me :-)

Officially, they seem to be called Grammagrams.

Perhaps you got to this page by using a search engine and keying in a few of your favorite grammagrams, and hoping to find more. If you happen to have other grammagrams that are not on my list, please consider emailing me with details. I would love to list those that meet my approval, along with a mention of the source.

DVS Words:

  • 1 1 one won want
  • 1 2 too to
  • 1 3 free, -try
  • 1 4 for fore
  • 1 6 seeks (Noelle Lao)
  • 1 8 ate
  • 1 A a hay hey eh
  • 1 B be bee
  • 1 C see sea
  • 1 D the
  • 1 E he
  • 1 F if have
  • 1 G gee
  • 1 H edge age itch
  • 1 I eye I aye hi high
  • 1 K okay
  • 1 L hell will well I'll
  • 1 M am them ham
  • 1 N an in and end -ing
  • 1 O oh owe woe how
  • 1 P pea pee
  • 1 Q cue queue
  • 1 R are or our -er
  • 1 R hour (Noelle Lao)
  • 1 S is, its, it's, as, us, yes, -est
  • 1 T tea tee the
  • 1 U ewe you
  • 1 V fee we
  • 1 X ask eggs
  • 1 X ex- (Noelle Lao)
  • 1 Y why
  • 1 Z see the thee
  • 1
  • 2 1O winnow
  • 2 1R wonder
  • 2 1S oneness (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 1Z onesy
  • 2 2A two-way
  • 2 2L tool (Holy Cow)
  • 2 2R doer
  • 2 2R tour (Holy Cow)
  • 2 2Y two-way (Holy Cow)
  • 2 4A foray
  • 2 4C foresee (Holy Cow)
  • 2 4D forty
  • 2 4M forum
  • 2 4N foreign
  • 2 4S fores(t)
  • 2 4T forty (Ed DeJesus)
  • 2 6D sixty
  • 2 6S success
  • 2 6T sixty
  • 2 7D seventy
  • 2 7T seventy
  • 2 8D eighty
  • 2 8T eighty
  • 2 9D ninety
  • 2 9T ninety
  • 2 AD eighty
  • 2 AL ale, ail
  • 2 AM aim
  • 2 AR air
  • 2 AT eighty
  • 2 AZ hazy
  • 2 B4 before
  • 2 B9 benign
  • 2 BB baby
  • 2 BC busy
  • 2 BD beady (Lederer)
  • 2 BG busy
  • 2 BN being
  • 2 BR beer, bier
  • 2 BZ busy
  • 2 CC tse tse
  • 2 CD seedy (Lederer) city
  • 2 CL seal ceil
  • 2 CN seeing (Holy Cow)
  • 2 CQ seek-you
  • 2 CR seer
  • 2 CT city
  • 2 D5 defy
  • 2 D9 denying
  • 2 DK decay (Lederer)
  • 2 DL deal
  • 2 DR dear deer
  • 2 DU "do you"
  • 2 DU due, dew (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 DZ dizzy
  • 2 EA yea! yay
  • 2 EC easy
  • 2 EG easy
  • 2 EL eel yell
  • 2 EN yen
  • 2 EO yo
  • 2 ER ear your
  • 2 ES yes
  • 2 EZ easy
  • 2 FN even
  • 2 FR after, ever
  • 2 FX effects
  • 2 GR jar (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 GR jeer (Holy Cow)
  • 2 HN Asian ancient aging
  • 2 HR ager
  • 2 IC icy
  • 2 IL aisle isle
  • 2 IN eyeing
  • 2 IN ion (Holy Cow)
  • 2 IR eyer, ire
  • 2 IV ivy
  • 2 JL jail
  • 2 JM jam
  • 2 JN Cheyenne
  • 2 JR chair
  • 2 JR jar (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 JS chase chaise
  • 2 K9 canine
  • 2 KG cagey
  • 2 KL kale
  • 2 KN cayenne
  • 2 KR care (Holy Cow)
  • 2 L8 elate
  • 2 LG algae
  • 2 LI ally (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 LO hello
  • 2 ME Emmy (award)
  • 2 MO ammo (ammunition)
  • 2 MT empty
  • 2 N3 entry (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 N8 innate
  • 2 NE any
  • 2 NF enough, end of
  • 2 NL anal
  • 2 NR enter, inner, under
  • 2 NS anise
  • 2 NT auntie anti
  • 2 NV envy
  • 2 NX annex
  • 2 OA away
  • 2 OK okay
  • 2 OL oil oh-well
  • 2 P6 physics (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 PG busy
  • 2 PL peel peal
  • 2 PN peeing
  • 2 PR peer, pier (Holy Cow)
  • 2 PT pity, pretty
  • 2 QN cueing, queueing
  • 2 QP Kewpie (Lederer)
  • 2 QR cure, queuer
  • 2 QT cutie
  • 2 R2 art too
  • 2 R8 orate
  • 2 RA hurray
  • 2 RC horsey
  • 2 RD hardy
  • 2 RE hurry
  • 2 RG orgy
  • 2 RH orange
  • 2 RI all right
  • 2 RL aural
  • 2 RO harrow
  • 2 RP harpie
  • 2 RS arrest (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 RT arty
  • 2 S6 essex
  • 2 SA essay
  • 2 SR yes sir
  • 2 SX essex
  • 2 TL teal
  • 2 TN teeing (Holy Cow)
  • 2 TP tepee (Lederer)
  • 2 TZ tizzy
  • 2 U8 you-wait
  • 2 UA you-weigh
  • 2 UH you-wage
  • 2 UL you-will you-well
  • 2 UL yule (Holy Cow)
  • 2 UN you-went
  • 2 US you-ask
  • 2 VL veal
  • 2 VU view
  • 2 XL excel
  • 2 XM exam
  • 2 XN asking
  • 2 XR asker
  • 2 XS excess
  • 2 YL while
  • 2 YT whity (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 ZD city
  • 2 ZL zeal
  • 2
  • 3 1ON winnowing
  • 3 1OR winnower
  • 3 1RN wondering, wandering
  • 3 1RR wonderer, wanderer
  • 3 2BS dubious
  • 3 2LN tooling
  • 3 2LR tooler
  • 3 2NE twenty (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 2NT twenty (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 2RN touring
  • 3 3VA trivia
  • 3 3VL trivial (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 4CN foreseeing
  • 3 4CR foreseer (Holy Cow)
  • 3 4FR forever
  • 3 4N6 forensics (Chris Malinowski)
  • 3 4NR foreigner
  • 3 4SN fluorescent
  • 3 6SF successive
  • 3 6SR successor
  • 3 6SR successor
  • 3 8ND attendee
  • 3 A3M atrium (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 AGN Aegean
  • 3 AGR ajar (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 AGS ages (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 ALN ailing
  • 3 ALR ailer
  • 3 AMN aiming
  • 3 AMR aimer
  • 3 ARI airy
  • 3 ARN airing
  • 3 ATS atheist (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 AV8 aviate
  • 3 AVN avian
  • 3 BBN babying
  • 3 BBR babier
  • 3 BCN be seeing, busying
  • 3 BCR busyier
  • 3 BGN busying
  • 3 BGR busyier
  • 3 BME being me
  • 3 BUT beauty
  • 3 BZN busying
  • 3 BZR busier
  • 3 BZS busiest (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 C28 situate
  • 3 CQR secure (Holy Cow)
  • 3 DKN decaying
  • 3 DKR decayer
  • 3 DLN dealing
  • 3 DLR dealer
  • 3 DV8 deviate
  • 3 DVS devious
  • 3 DZN dizzying
  • 3 DZR dizzier
  • 3 ELN yelling
  • 3 ELO yellow
  • 3 ELR yeller
  • 3 ESN yessing
  • 3 ESR yesser, yes sir
  • 3 EZR easier (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 EZS easiest (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 FAG effigy
  • 3 FEG effigy (Holy Cow)
  • 3 FHE effigy
  • 3 FND effendi (Lederer)
  • 3 GPC gypsy (George P. Cockcroft, penname Luke Rhinehart of The Dice Man, via Slacks: William Clyde Nixon)
  • 3 GRN jeering
  • 3 GRR jeerer
  • 3 HNC agency
  • 3 IDL ideal (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 ILN island
  • 3 JLN jailing
  • 3 JLR jailer
  • 3 JMN jamming
  • 3 JMR jammer
  • 3 JRN chairing
  • 3 JSN chasing
  • 3 JSR chaser
  • 3 KRN caring (Holy Cow)
  • 3 KVR caviar (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 LEN alien (Holy Cow)
  • 3 LF8 elevate (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 LFN elephant
  • 3 LFN eleven (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 LIN alliant, allying
  • 3 LMN element
  • 3 LMO Alamo
  • 3 LOG elegy
  • 3 LXR elixir
  • 3 MBC embassy (donaldprofound)
  • 3 MLS malice
  • 3 MN8 eminate
  • 3 MR8 emirate
  • 3 MTN emptying
  • 3 MTR emptier
  • 3 NDN Indian (NDN CARZ song title)
  • 3 NE1 anyone
  • 3 NGL angel (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 NM8 animate
  • 3 NMA anime
  • 3 NME enemy
  • 3 NML animal enamel
  • 3 NRG energy (lanecc.edu website)
  • 3 NRN entering
  • 3 NTL until (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 NTT entity (Holy Cow)
  • 3 NVN envying
  • 3 NVR envier
  • 3 NVS envious
  • 3 NXN annexing
  • 3 NXR annexer
  • 3 ODS odious
  • 3 OIE Hawaii
  • 3 OKN okaying
  • 3 OKR okayer
  • 3 OLN oiling
  • 3 OLR oiler
  • 3 OP8 opiate
  • 3 OPM opium
  • 3 OV8 oviate
  • 3 OYE Hawaii
  • 3 PGN busying
  • 3 PGR busyier
  • 3 PLN peeling pealing
  • 3 PLR peeler pealer
  • 3 PNO piano
  • 3 PNS pianist
  • 3 PTN pitying prettying
  • 3 PTR pitier prettier
  • 3 QES curious
  • 3 QRN curing
  • 3 R8E oratee
  • 3 R8F orative
  • 3 R8N orating
  • 3 R8R orator
  • 3 REN hurrying
  • 3 REO Oreo
  • 3 RER hurryier
  • 3 RIV arrivee (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 RON harrowing
  • 3 ROR harrower
  • 3 SAN essaying
  • 3 SAR essayer
  • 3 SKP escapee (on my in-laws' travel trailer)
  • 3 SN9 asinine
  • 3 SNE Essene
  • 3 SRE yes siree
  • 3 TCU tissue (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 TDM tedium
  • 3 TDS tedious (Lederer)
  • 3 TPN tepeeing
  • 3 TPR tepeeer
  • 3 U4X euphorics
  • 3 VDO video
  • 3 VUN viewing
  • 3 VUR viewer
  • 3 WCN "double you're seeing" (Slacks: William Clyde Nixon)
  • 3 X2C ecstacy
  • 3 XEM axiom
  • 3 XL8 escalate
  • 3 XLN excellent, excelling
  • 3 XLR exceller
  • 3 XMN examine (Holy Cow)
  • 3 XMO eskimo
  • 3 XP8 expiate
  • 3 XSF excessive
  • 3 XTC ecstacy
  • 3
  • 4 ACDT acidity (Holy Cow)
  • 4 AQ8E acuity
  • 4 AQ8R equator (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 ARIR airier
  • 4 ATSM atheism (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 AV8E aviatee
  • 4 AV8F aviative
  • 4 AV8N aviating
  • 4 AV8R aviator
  • 4 C28N situating, situation
  • 4 C28R situator
  • 4 CQET security
  • 4 CQRN securing
  • 4 CQRT security (Holy Cow)
  • 4 DV8E deviatee
  • 4 DV8F deviative
  • 4 DV8N deviating
  • 4 DV8R deviater
  • 4 DVNC deviancy
  • 4 EBGB heebie jeebie
  • 4 EDBD itty-bitty
  • 4 EDOC idiocy
  • 4 EQ8R equator (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 ETBD itty-bitty
  • 4 ETBT itty-bitty
  • 4 FMN8 effeminate
  • 4 IDLE ideally (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 KCDR quesedilla
  • 4 LF8R elevator (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 LMN3 elementary (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 LMN8 eliminate
  • 4 LMNL elemental
  • 4 LXZN election (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 MBCS ambitious (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 MED8 immediate
  • 4 MEDN median
  • 4 MN8N eminating
  • 4 MN8R eminater
  • 4 MNAT amenity
  • 4 MNET amenity (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 MNNC eminancy
  • 4 MSRE emissary
  • 4 N2ZS enthusiast (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 NLOG analogy
  • 4 NLSS analysis
  • 4 NM8F animative
  • 4 NM8N animating
  • 4 NM8R animator
  • 4 NMET anemity (Holy Cow)
  • 4 NMLE anomaly
  • 4 NMLS anomalous
  • 4 NMNE anemone
  • 4 NRXX anorexics
  • 4 NVDS invidious
  • 4 OBCT obesity (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 OV8E oviatee
  • 4 OV8F oviative
  • 4 OV8N oviating
  • 4 OV8R oviator
  • 4 RKDN arcadian (Lederer)
  • 4 S2RE estuary
  • 4 SCDT acidity (Holy Cow)
  • 4 SNTL essential
  • 4 U4E8 euphoriate
  • 4 U4EA euphoria
  • 4 U4EM euphorium
  • 4 U4ER euphoria (Holy Cow)
  • 4 U4ES euphorious
  • 4 VDON videoing
  • 4 VDOR videoer
  • 4 VMNC vehemency
  • 4 W4EM double euphorium
  • 4 W4ER double euphoria
  • 4 XL8R escalator
  • 4 XLNC excellency
  • 4 XLR8 accelerate exhilerate
  • 4 XMNN examining
  • 4 XMNR examiner (Holy Cow)
  • 4 XN28 accentuate
  • 4 XP8E expiatee
  • 4 XP8F expiative
  • 4 XP8N expiating
  • 4 XP8R expiater
  • 4 XPD8 expediate
  • 4 YLU8 while-you-wait
  • 4
  • 5 CNMNE sea anemone
  • 5 JNURE january (Noelle Lao)
  • 5 LMN8E eliminatee
  • 5 LMN8N eliminating
  • 5 LMN8R eliminater
  • 5 N2ZSM enthusiasm (Noelle Lao)
  • 5 NRXEM anorexium
  • 5 NRXER anorexia
  • 5 NRXES anorexious
  • 5 NSTZ8 anesthesiate
  • 5 NSTZA anesthesia
  • 5 NSTZR anesthesia
  • 5 OB2RE obituary (Noelle Lao)
  • 5 OBDNC obediency (Lederer)
  • 5 PDA3X pediatrics (Noelle Lao)
  • 5 QESAT curiosity
  • 5 QESET curiosity
  • 5 QESOT curiosity
  • 5 SNTLE essentially
  • 5 XFSEO ex-officio
  • 5 XLR8E acceleratee
  • 5 XLR8F accelerative
  • 5 XLR8N accelerating
  • 5 XLR8R accelerator
  • 5 XN28E accentuatee
  • 5 XN28F accentuative
  • 5 XN28N accentuating
  • 5 XN28R accentuater
  • 5 XPD8E expediatee
  • 5 XPD8F expediative
  • 5 XPD8N expediating
  • 5 XPD8R expediator
  • 5 XPDNC expediency
  • 5

DVS Names:

  • 1 A Hay
  • 1 B Bea
  • 1 D Dee
  • 1 J Jay
  • 1 K Kay Kaye
  • 1 L Elle (Noelle Lao)
  • 1 N Ann Anne (Noelle Lao)
  • 1 U Hugh
  • 1 Z Zee
  • 1
  • 2 BL Beale Bill
  • 2 EN Ian (Holy Cow)
  • 2 EN Ian (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 EV Evie
  • 2 FA Eva (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 FN Evan (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 GG Gigi (Holy Cow)
  • 2 GN Gian Jean (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 HX Ajax
  • 2 I6 Isaac's
  • 2 IV Ivy
  • 2 JC JaiCi
  • 2 JN Jane, Cheyenne
  • 2 KC Casey
  • 2 KN Cain, Caine
  • 2 KT Katie
  • 2 LA Ella (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 LC Elsie
  • 2 LE Ellie
  • 2 LN Ellen (donaldprofound), Helen
  • 2 LS Alice Ellis
  • 2 LX Alex
  • 2 ME Emmy
  • 2 MN Ammon
  • 2 MR Emma
  • 2 ND Andy (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 NE Annie
  • 2 NG Angie (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 NS Ennis Innes
  • 2 OB Obi
  • 2 OE Howie (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 OL Howell (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 ON Owen (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 OP Opie
  • 2 OZ Ozzie (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 PT Petey (Holy Cow)
  • 2 RB Arby
  • 2 RE Aurie
  • 2 RS Horrace
  • 2 RT Artie
  • 2 ST Estie, Estee (Noelle Lao)
  • 2 TV Stevie
  • 2 UG Yugi
  • 2 VJ Vijay
  • 2
  • 3 FRE Avery (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 LNR Eleanor (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 LSN Allison Ellison
  • 3 LXE Alexi
  • 3 LXS Alexis
  • 3 MLE Emily (Holy Cow)
  • 3 MNM Eminem
  • 3 NRE Henry
  • 3 NTM Auntie Em
  • 3 OB1 Obi-Wan
  • 3 REL Ariel (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 REN Arianne (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 STV Stevie (Noelle Lao)
  • 3 UGO Yu-Gi-Oh
  • 3 UNS Eunice
  • 3
  • 4 EUNS Eunice
  • 4 LECA Alicia (Noelle Lao)
  • 4 LXNR Alexander
  • 4 XAVR Xavier
  • 4
  • 5 STV1R Stevie Wonder (Noelle Lao)
  • 5

Some fun phrases:

  • FNSIM - Even as I am. (3 Nephi 27:27)
  • OI12BA6S - Oh, I want to be a success.
  • 4FRNFR - Forever and ever.
  • 4U2NV - For You to Envy. (Brad Daniels saw a license plate)
  • I1NME - I won an Emmy.
  • DN - the end (Noelle Lao)
  • NAYL - in a while (Noelle Lao)
  • 4AYL - for a while (Noelle Lao)
  • LNR S BZ 4 A YL - Eleanor is busy for a while (Noelle Lao)
  • 8 S DN F JNURE - it is the end of January (Noelle Lao)
  • M N N2ZS - I'm an enthusiast (Noelle Lao)
  • FUNEX? SVFX. FUNEM? SVFM. OK-MNX! - Have you any eggs? Yes, we have eggs. Have you any ham? Yes, we have ham. Okay, ham and eggs! (Lederer, Dickns, and others)
  • 4u2pn - for you to pee in (on an outhouse wall) (Scott Cunningham, 2018-04-15)