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Wondering if this would be fun to see how long we can keep it up for?

change a letter.

Boot = boat = coat etc… has to stay as a four-letter word and the letters in the same order (aka, coat can't become cats).

I shall start with the word :

rain
 
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Spat

If you read these as a story, it's starting to sound like a bad day!
 
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Hmm... is Peat a valid change from spat?  I suppose it is replacing just one letter, but it changes the order of the others.

If it's deemed invalid then my change from Spat is spam.  If it's good then my change from Peat is neat.
 
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I think the idea is to just swap out one letter, not change the order...

I'll go with:

Span
 
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