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Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.


Puzzle ID:#1020
Fun:*** (2.8)
Difficulty:** (1.69)
Submitted By:Michelle***




There is a word in the English language in which the first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great man, and the whole word a great woman. What's the word?


Start off with two letters and then work your way up.

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Mar 30, 2002

a hero doesn't is always male
Apr 04, 2002

yes it is. a hero is always a man but a heroine is a female hero =P
Jun 01, 2002

I got it, good one! I agree with Drunky.
Jul 04, 2002

Great! I loved it! Very creative ;)
Aug 09, 2002

Jan 17, 2003

This is a great one very creative
May 03, 2005

I, on the other hand, do not agree with drunky.

Has anyone read the Lionness Rampant series by Tamora Pierce?

Allana is a female.
She is a hero.

Great teaser though!!

May 10, 2005

I didnt' get this one.
Aug 25, 2005

loved it! I was just reviewing and so someone try to dupe it.
Oct 30, 2005

The original Hero was female! Her lover Leander would swim across to her every night, and back before dawn. She would show a light to guide him.
Aug 15, 2006

i got it, because i heard somewhere before...
Apr 03, 2007

isnt heroine a drug jk this was a good teaser good work
Apr 03, 2007

wait jannie why would you comment on another comment and then a week later come back and say i dont get it?
May 15, 2009

love it!!!!!!

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