Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
What is the one word in the English language that when capitalized takes on an entirely different meaning?
Polish = from Poland
polish = as in polishing a shoe
Nov 25, 2001
|china = dish|
China = country
Mar 05, 2002
|The first word in a sentence gets capitalized. Polish your shoes before you go out tomarrow. Im not talking about a country and it's capitalized.....|
Apr 03, 2003
|This question was on Jeopardy as the final question the other day, only they asked about a common English word that is pronounced differently when it refers to a language. Focusing on the pronunciation would be better than the capitalization.|
By the way, all 3 contestants missed that one. A toughie if you have very little time to think about it!
Jul 06, 2004
|English: a language|
english: spin around the vertical axis (as in putting enlish on the ball)
Aug 30, 2004
|August= eigth month of the year.|
august= important. or even Reading= Borough of England and reading= Comprehend writing.
Jun 10, 2005
|This was one of Isaac Asimov's favorites.|
Dec 13, 2005
Dec 24, 2006
|What about herb, job, and nice? |
Sep 25, 2007
Nov 30, 2007
|There are over 30 words that change meaning by capitalizing the first letter - they are called Capitolnyms|
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