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Foursome

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

 

Puzzle ID:#14660
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:*** (2.25)
Category:Language
Submitted By:geniusboy***
Corrected By:rashad

 

 

 



What is special about these four words?

what, hole, ales, test



Answer

If you take each corresponding letter from each word, the same words are formed again:

What Hole Ales Test

wHat hOle aLes tEst

whAt hoLe alEs teSt

whaT holE aleS tesT

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Comments

Gerd*de*
Sep 07, 2003

Wow! That's a great one.
geniusboy
Sep 07, 2003

thanks! when i was thinking of it, the idea was to have the four words, and then take the first, second, third... letter of each to make four OTHER words, but they turned out to be the same words!! weird hey?!
Smithy*en*
Sep 07, 2003

What a great first teaser for you! Now you've got the highest average popularity on the whole site!
MrIxoliteAen**
Sep 09, 2003

I was really impressed when I saw this in the editors section. Great teaser
marrianna
Oct 06, 2003

Great Teaser!
crystalstar*
Jul 14, 2004

That was pretty easy, but it must have been harder thinking of all the words Good Job!
razor188
Oct 04, 2004

Great one. Caught me completley off guard. Took me forever and I still couldn't get it.
I_am_the_Omega**
Oct 04, 2004

what, hole, ales, test

You can also (almost) make words out of the first letter and the other words. What+hole (W+hole)=Whole. Hole+ales (H+ales) = Hales. Ales+test (A+test)= Atest (not quite attest) lol
Isaiah4031
Oct 04, 2004

If you take the first letter of every word and pair them and the second letter of every word and the third letter of every word and the last letter of every word and pair them up with each other then you will get the same words.
henritku
Oct 04, 2004

prty
Oct 04, 2004

I think that this brain teser was a little 2 easy.
roddickgal90
Oct 04, 2004

I liked this teaser A LOT
mzpuddn**
Oct 05, 2004

I was stumped on this one until I read the hint, honestly, very nice one
catsrule101
Oct 10, 2004

Wow! That was really really cool. It was so clever. Excellent
Icykillamonkie*
Apr 16, 2005

Nice i liked that one
darthforman*
May 10, 2005

That is so weird

Cool, man!!!!

SunroseAus*
Oct 01, 2005

WOW!! Good Teaser, I enjoyed this one!!
redraptor50*us*
Oct 04, 2005

I thought it was "what", oh well maybe next time..
NTaliesen**
Oct 04, 2005

Fun teaser I definately needed the hint.
NTaliesen**
Oct 04, 2005

Fun teaser I definately needed the hint.
bluehawk*us*
Oct 04, 2005

now that was good!!! i got it.
bluehawk*us*
Oct 04, 2005

now that was good!!! i got it.
shabz4lyf*zm*
Oct 04, 2005

Better than good
ceeyaaa**
Oct 04, 2005

I got it immediately Amazing set of words...kind of spooky actually....love it
AngelliAph*
Oct 04, 2005

I actually liked this one, I'm Angelli and I am kinda new here, can I join in?
don_antoniniph*
Oct 04, 2005



harder pls...
jabdrAus*
Oct 04, 2005

Easy one but fun. Good job.
PENANDINK*
Oct 04, 2005

Great one! Clever!
gotabody**
Oct 04, 2005

I got it from d hint, yeah!!!!
mekaboo27**
Oct 04, 2005

I could not figure out what the heck you were doing. When I saw the answer I was like what the heck I get it now. good one.
mekaboo27**
Oct 04, 2005

I could not figure out what the heck you were doing. When I saw the answer I was like what the heck I get it now. good one.
terry
Oct 04, 2005

very clever!
jbray
Oct 04, 2005

way simple...but clever. someone should try a five or six letter word with that.
bund76***
Oct 04, 2005

Very good!
neomajic**
Oct 04, 2005

I did it this way:

what
hole
ales
test

signmeup74*pl*
Oct 04, 2005

Excellent!!
Aarghonautsus*
Oct 04, 2005

Dang! Fooled again! That was great!! Going into the favorites bin
maximo3491**
Oct 04, 2005

Good Job, Well done. I got it!!
quantumpbrane*us*
Oct 04, 2005

clevvahhhh. i like it.

chaskey*us*
Oct 04, 2005

Too tough for me, but I enjoyed finding out the answer!
Trickster1992Aen*
Oct 04, 2005

Wow... That must've been the best teaser of the day yet! And I got it! WOOHOO!!!
lazy-boyAus*
Oct 04, 2005

very ingenious do more
ddoottie**
Oct 04, 2005

very cool, it was easy if you think about it ... MORE PLEASE!
jimmyb**
Oct 04, 2005

Eureka!!!
WHAT glory HOLE is this?!
We're rich, me boys!
Let's go to the fleshpots and enjoy the cabaret girls, wine whiskey and ALES!!
I can't think of anything else to do with all the gold.
Have I failed the TEST?

Sorry, I couldn't resist. This was such a lame-o braingle
iteachkidsAus*
Oct 04, 2005

Lame, my big toe. It was BRILLIANT!
neomajic**
Oct 04, 2005

For those that didn't get my answer: Read the words vertically.
redneck_woman**
Oct 04, 2005

Exstremely clever, and in my faves.
I regret to say I did not figure it out
brainybrain*
Oct 04, 2005

very nice!! did u make that up??? if u did... im looking foward to more of ur teasers!!!
jessjspieks*us*
Oct 04, 2005

Great job, really loved this teaser. I did not get it though
upper90xox**
Oct 04, 2005

wow! great one keep up the good work. WOW! im impressed
srichardson1066**
Oct 04, 2005

Good one! I liked it a lot!
gumdrop480**
Oct 04, 2005

Good job! I neva woulda got it! but thats just me...
MistyAus*
Oct 04, 2005

I just thouht It was WHAT but I didnt think about the other words! Good one!
brimama132
Oct 04, 2005

That's a great one!!! I'm gonna e-mail this to my friends!!!
dogboy*us*
Oct 04, 2005

i liked it... ..but... ...i didnt get it


good teaser though
boriqua*
Oct 04, 2005

Cool
lindquist_25Aus*
Oct 04, 2005

That was pretty sweet.
POPSca*
Oct 04, 2005

One of the best teasers I have ever seen. And I GOT IT , wow. Great job Will be added to my favorites
POPSca*
Oct 04, 2005

One of the best teasers I have ever seen. And I GOT IT , wow. Great job Will be added to my favorites
Caim*us*
Oct 04, 2005

Teaser of the day!
Great job, I added it to my favorites.
likeaboss92*
Oct 04, 2005

Easy but fun.
DJNic*us*
Oct 04, 2005

wow great one very clever
shmily_me*
Oct 04, 2005

that is so cool
timon_dmlybotsAph*
Oct 04, 2005



zzzzzzzz!!!!
bowwows1**
Oct 04, 2005

wow...im speechless...
soccer_chick70Aus*
Oct 04, 2005

wow! that's Nifty!
mbunap*
Oct 04, 2005

Danced all around the answer, looking for something along those lines but still missed this one. I try to limit my time on language teasers. This is one of those on which I wish I had taken a bit more time. Good.
ginacs**
Oct 04, 2005

cool....zzzzzzzh
chinadoll_87*
Oct 04, 2005

this was great! I was somewhere along the lines of the answer but I think i was thinking a little "too" hard... loved the teaser though...definitely going into lmy fav's...keep up the good work!
thimblenogginus*
Oct 05, 2005

How serendipitous!
ramjee*
Oct 05, 2005

Good One indeed!
litt1eME
Oct 05, 2005

cool.
dbs241*us*
Oct 06, 2005

Love it!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 09, 2005

Very well done, good job!
Haylie1506*
Oct 10, 2005

Sadly...*sniff*...I didn't get it...
lifeisgood812*us*
Oct 10, 2005

i loved this one!! it is one of my firsts, but i loved it
me-me**
Oct 16, 2005

if guys think this is easy than i must be relly bad at teasers or w/e this was but neways great job!!!!! it was awesome i just look at the answer cause i was nevah gonna get it
michelle3617Aus*
Oct 16, 2005

Yay! I actually got it!! That was good.
exterminatorAus*
Dec 21, 2005

Excellent teaser!
sweetmamaAus*
Jan 12, 2006

That was an excellent teaser. Keep that brain workin' so you can come up with some more of those.
iis2hyper4uus*
Jun 28, 2006

i actually got it! in like less than a minute haha
kaakramer*us*
Oct 05, 2006

Good one. I got it right after I clicked on 'answer', but right before I looked at it...
Badger*us*
Oct 05, 2006

I got lucky and saw it as a word square right off. Perhaps because we've had so many word square anagrams as TOTD recently! Always fascinating. I'm curious to see how many more get it this time, than three years ago. Thanks for submitting!
tmkingus
Oct 05, 2006

realy fun hint made it easy with out it i would never have gotten it
coachpisco*
Oct 05, 2006

Good one. I wonder how many more words you could do that with. Hmmmm....
bradon182001*us*
Oct 05, 2006

I got it before looking at the hint, but the hint confirmed my decision.We've had so many tricky ones lately, I sometimes doubt my first impressions. Thanks for the great teaser.
Littlegal*us
Oct 05, 2006

Clever teaser.
(user deleted)
Oct 05, 2006

ok, ok. it's acceptable, but where did you come up with "ales"? Come on, a lot of people can come up with this "teaser".
kman613**
Oct 05, 2006

For some reason, I saw the answer right away - but it was a fun and clever teaser.
salepriceAca*
Oct 05, 2006

Very clever, I got the `what` but couldn`t see the rest, WHAT a silly goose lol
locutus13dsus*
Oct 05, 2006

I got the first word, but didn't realise that the other three wer also in positions 2-3-4-. Good one.
FatHeadAus*
Oct 05, 2006

I was thinking slightly differently.

They form a "word square"!
speedqueenkmwAus**
Oct 05, 2006

never had heard of a word square
maybe I'll get the next one
schmedley9*us*
Oct 05, 2006

So I like that one cuz it was simple and easy, not too hard. Or anything and it didn't waist my time like some of thee others that are fricken mailed t me!!!! Oh well have to go.

-Schmeldy9
luvdoritos706*ph*
Oct 05, 2006

humm.....thats interesting.....good oone
patpat553*
Oct 05, 2006

That was a hard one! Not really good at word anagrams. Didn't get it at all. Not even with the hint!
Badger*us*
Oct 05, 2006

It does make you wonder... GeniusBoy's overall score is zero. What's up with that? Not the first time I've seen this.

Is he even getting our comments or pithy remarks, or has he long since left Braingle? Genius Boy, are you out there?
(user deleted)
Oct 05, 2006

That was a great one.
geniusboy
Oct 05, 2006

hey!! Yes i am out here still!! just have been quite dormant on this site for.. erm.. a couple of years! hehe.. thanks for all your comments though, and hopefully ill be able to start being more active on the site soon! take care all
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Oct 05, 2006

Nice!
ari_1Aus*
Oct 05, 2006

lol sweeto
POPSca*
Oct 05, 2006

Did not get it BUT it was fun trying
OhEmGeeA*
Oct 05, 2006

wow good one i liked it alot i couldnt guess it but i still liked it i think most of these teasers are to smart for me but i still like it!
OhEmGeeA*
Oct 05, 2006

i am so bored so resond to this comment!!!!!!!!! ok? thanks bye!
ShadowmistAus
Oct 05, 2006

Simple and fun, I like it
SemiCharmedLife
Oct 05, 2006

Very Cool~I liked this! And Jaxie just go away, you can't even SPELL Braingle! LOL!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Oct 05, 2006

How nice! I was trying to interchange one letter from any one pair of the given words and make new words, but this didnt work out well in all cases. This is a fine word square in a slightly different form and so put me off.
blondebookwormAus*
Oct 05, 2006

wow
blondebookwormAus*
Oct 05, 2006

anyone who thinks this teaser is easy is crazy. That teaser was incredible! I added it to my favorites. I could never come up with someting like that
patpat553*
Oct 05, 2006

Jaxie,since you're on this site,then I guess you're one of us now,huh? Welcome from all of us nerds!
marschie*il*
Oct 06, 2006

Isn't the answer some kind of word square?? I liked it!
jmg092548
Oct 07, 2006

Very fun. I'd suggest one small improvement: say "What's special about **this set of** four words (without the asterisks). I think that'd be slightly clearer than the way it's worded now.

I'm planning on showing this to the students in my high school math class, where we're starting to study matrices. I bet they'll like it.

What's it called when you have a square of words like that? I know it has a certain name ...

Thanks again.

Jim G.
vlermaAus**
Oct 09, 2006

Very nice job and I sure wasn't expecting a word square, but enjoyed it anyway. More please.
QrystalAca*
Oct 13, 2006

I was sure I was stumped... clicked the answer link in the word of the day email, and while the page was loading I glanced down at where I had written my notes, to see if any last minute inspirations came to me.... and aha! I had written them like this:
what
hole
ales
test

and I saw WHAT down the first column! and HOLE down the second! then ALES and TEST! And I was like, wow, it's a word square, cool, and I got it! (Much like neomajic did, I presume.)

Before I got it, all I could think of was: "let's test what hole is for ales!" (because it would be a great excuse to open a beer and pour some down my throat!) (and because I didn't see the hint until after I got the answer)
ViaTunisi*
Jan 26, 2007

got it without the hint
solarsistim321*us*
Feb 20, 2007

Very well written. I would have never thought of that.
gamer6*us
Jul 01, 2007

awesome!!!
princessptAus*
Sep 28, 2007

thats pretty neat
ShelilahAde*
Jun 21, 2009

Wow, that's cool!
valencia*us*
Jul 28, 2009

that was really cool
dalfamnestAnz*
Oct 05, 2009

Good one! Thanks.
quesadillaman12tus*
Oct 05, 2009

You can also put it in a 4x4 square, but it's basically the same thing.

WHAT
HOLE
ALES
TEST

Reading across or down gets you the same 4 words.
doeheadAus*
Oct 05, 2009

I thought it was on the easy side.But it was interesting.
jcann*us*
Oct 05, 2009

I couldn't get it till I read the hint. That gave it away right away. I thought it was a good teaser!
auntiesisAus*
Oct 05, 2009

I used to love doing word squares, so I got it right away. Great job.
UptheHillA*
Oct 05, 2009

NICE!
avonmaAus*
Oct 05, 2009

It WAS easy, but fun! I don't know how you made it up, but it works, and that's neat!
hubbamutt777tus*
Oct 05, 2009

AWESOME TEASER!!!! i luvd it!!!! i did't get it, but i feel insanely happy right now, so it must have been a good one. def going into my faves!!
leroyleroy*
Oct 05, 2009

AWESOME
precious1026Aus*
Oct 05, 2009

It's good to see a clue, its answer in a common vein. Everyone seems to understand the clue and the answer. I have NO idea as to what either means. Common Ground is or could be nature's way. This Teaser made no sense to me at all. PM and explain. I don't like being the odd or only one OUT or ALONe
hubbamutt777tus*
Oct 07, 2009

the question was "what is special about these words?", meaning, what special thing can you do with all of them? the hint said "this wouldn't work if the words were listed in a different order" meaning if you put the words in a square:

WHAT
HOLE
ALES
TEST and changed it

HOLE
TEST
ALES
WHAT they wouldn't say each other if you looked down each row


do u get it now?

-Hailee a.k.a. hubbamutt777
Babe*
Oct 05, 2012

I agree with precious! Trust me, you are not alone. I enjoy the comments more than the teaser. All you people saying it is easy must have been doing this sort of thing for a long time. I had no idea what to even look for!
gaylewolfAus*
Oct 05, 2012

I didn't get this one, but I loved it!
Very clever.
iggy39Aus*
Oct 05, 2012

great one. I loved it.



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