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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an Inflated Word™.

Use the following examples below to find the rule.

Inflated Words

And, if you want to analyze, here is a CSV version:

Inflated Words™,Not Inflated Words™
BAYOU,SWAMP
DIARY,JOURNAL
EASILY,SIMPLY
EATERY,DINER
FLAY,WHIP
FORAY,PILLAGE
MAY,APRIL
NEATH,UNDER
PRAY,IMPLORE
SOAPY,SUDSY
SOOTY,DIRTY
TUSK,HORN
WHEY,CURDS
SHOYU,SOY
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    $\begingroup$ I think your trademark on 'Word'(TM) and 'Phrase'(TM) is going to cause a lot of havoc! $\endgroup$ – John Aug 26 '16 at 17:21
  • $\begingroup$ @John Those links are meant to refer to the "trademarked phrases" and "trademarked words" puzzle series. However, King.com tried to trademark the word "candy" as it relates to games so maybe JLee should have a go at trademarking "word" and "phrase" as they relate to puzzles. We'll have to go back through and re-tag all the word puzzles if that happens. $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Aug 26 '16 at 19:04
  • $\begingroup$ I'm curious, is there a template to create these kinds of images? $\endgroup$ – erdekhayser Aug 26 '16 at 19:12
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    $\begingroup$ @erdekhayser I created one in Excel based on one of JLee's first Phrase™ puzzles. I uploaded what I use now to DropCanvas.com (EXTERNAL LINK! It will rot in 3 days.) $\endgroup$ – Engineer Toast Aug 26 '16 at 19:21
  • $\begingroup$ Please let's try to space these tag edits out a bit, and not flood the entire front page of active questions with them! $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Sep 21 '16 at 17:11
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The answer is:

If you remove all the vowels from the words (not including Y) they still make a word.

And the extra inflated:

Even if you remove the Y, it makes a word

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