# What is a Shifted Word™?

This is in the spirit of the What is a Word/Phrase™ series inaugurated by JLee with his original Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.

If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it a Shifted Word™.

Below are some examples which can be used to uncover the rule.

Note: "YEWS" should be "YAWS"

Here it is in CSV.

Shifted Words™,Not Shifted Words™
GLUE,TAPE
YAWS,SICK
VIEW,SIGHT
CLAW,HANDS
RUB,DOUSE
OUR,YOUR
RUN,WALK
LOO,BATHROOM


I think...

A Shifted Word™ is a word that can form a new word by utilizing a QWERTY keyboard and shifting right one key (P, L, and M shift around the keyboard to Q, A, and Z respectively).

So...

• GLUE = HAIR
• YAWS = USED
• VIEW = BORE
• CLAW = VASE
• RUB = TIN
• OUR = PIT
• RUN = TIM
• LOO = APP
• Nice! You even caught my error! – Nik Jan 24 '17 at 21:20