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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:#151
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:*** (2.17)
Category:Language
Submitted By:cruiser***
Corrected By:Mysterious

 

 

 



What 5 letter English word does not change in pronunciation even when you take away 4 of its letters?




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Comments

StepIntoNoWhere**
Feb 13, 2004

This was a really tricky riddle.. Great job.. I would've never thought of that one or the answer!
RashadAma*
Aug 10, 2004

What about:

Aitch.

REmove "Aitc" and the rest will be prnounced "H"!
usernameAhk*
Aug 24, 2004

very very easy! i got that instantly.
AtropusAnz*
Feb 03, 2005

I'm with Rashad on this one ^_^

Nice Teaser
darthforman**
May 17, 2005


good one
Question_MarkAsx**
Oct 25, 2005

I wondered why this had such a high difficulty rating. I know its pronouncet "G".
moxiegrl119
Dec 11, 2005

nice
stephiesd**
Dec 19, 2005

MindTrap, MindTrap, MindTrap. so many of this site's riddles came from that game. it is a fun game though, so thumbs up to you.
Brainy_1Aus*
Dec 26, 2005

Cool! I liked it! More please!
irar1792Aus*
Dec 31, 2005

what does Queue mean, anyway- if it is a word, as is mentioned in the riddle
musicmaker21113
Jan 09, 2006

Queue means a line. As in to stand in line is to queue up.

Anyway, good teaser - I found it rather simple, though, once I realized that four letters from 5 leaves one, so I just needed to find a letter in the alphabet that sounds like a five-letter word.

Good one!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 23, 2006

that was a good one, keep 'em coming
luckythirteenAus*
Feb 04, 2006

haha, cute
jntrcs*
Mar 15, 2006

Just go through the alphabet and you know you'll hit it. Very fun though.
speedywheelsAus*
Mar 29, 2006

Nice one! I don't think I even knew that word.
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
Apr 05, 2006

i didnt even know that was a word!
now i learned something over spring break! yay!
kashbyAus*
Apr 13, 2006

good 1
tsd3Aus*
May 20, 2006

is "q" a word?jw
Smudgeza*
May 25, 2006

The question doesn't imply that "q" is a word. It simply asks which word doesn't change in pronunciation.

It's the word "queue" that doesn't change in pronunciation. "q" itself isn't a word, and the question doesn't imply that it is.
banzai*
Jun 19, 2006

i liked going thru the alphabet trying to come up with a one letter word. thank you for a fun teaser.
ginny322Aau*
Jul 31, 2006

Good one! I like it
hsbanana90*us
Aug 20, 2006

mmm that was somewhat easy. took me a minute though, i dont use that word often
rrn0rrnrrnY*us*
Sep 03, 2006

I found it a bit easy. I'm always checking jobs in my printer so I see the word often. Good teaser.
bladd*us
Oct 15, 2006

Sweet
zombiesean*
Feb 13, 2007

If I misread the question, what if you took away "Queu" and left the "e"?

Anyways, good teaser.
batatisAus*
Apr 16, 2007

QUITE easy. i have advanced vocab if u havent noticed
tintiniscoolAus*
Apr 28, 2007

Yay! I got that one quickly!
nerdyiscool*us*
May 11, 2007

All I could think of was Tea (T) and Pea (P), but I knew that wasn't right... (Gee, wonder why?)

Very clever! I might not be that good at these, but I thought it was pretty tricky!
M2101*
Jun 26, 2010

I'm thinking Queue is not a word.
M2101*
Jun 26, 2010

IS ANYONE GOING TO AGREE WITH ME???????????????????????????????

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