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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:#10744
Fun:*** (2.52)
Difficulty:*** (2.92)
Submitted By:griphookph***!!!
Corrected By:boodler




Eight letter words I am asking thee,
Common 3rd, 4th, and 5th, these three.
They all have tea, but they don't eat pea.
Four vowels each, an "a" an absentee.

The first is a mistake, the second a tree,
the third is a pest that stings like a bee.

What are the three words?

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Mar 11, 2003

You are very good Griphook. Very good.
Jul 05, 2003

Clever. another one of my fav.
Nov 01, 2003

Mar 31, 2004

Fun, but I only count three vowels each. Am I missing something? (I still would not have gotten it. :-)
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Mar 31, 2004

Leepatt, there are 4 vowels they are "I, O, U, and E
Mar 31, 2004

I would understand how he would count three vowels instead of four. Some people would not count U as one when it follows Q. Just depends on culture. Any how, I like this one.
Mar 31, 2004

thanks. If U when after Q is not a vowel, what is it? Will QU be counted as one letter? thanks for the info.
Apr 07, 2004

well done griphook. as i always knew, very clever.
Didn't get the teaser though!!
Oh well, maybe next time.
Apr 15, 2004

thank you NIA

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