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Puzzle ID:#2044
Fun:*** (2.44)
Difficulty:** (1.28)
Submitted By:ripstein**
Corrected By:DaleGriffin




How many times does the letter 'F' occur in the following sentence?

Friends will not follow your advice
if they feel that your words are
full of flattery.

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Jan 20, 2002

that is a good one i didnt even see that other f in of near the end
Mar 20, 2002

Most people don’t count them all because they are fixed on the F sound in “Friends, follow, feel,” etc. and leave out the "V" sounding F as in “of.” Funny how the mind works.
Mar 30, 2002

The correct answer would be zero. The actual letter "F" does not appear in that sentence.
Jul 09, 2002

I got once, I took it literally and looked in "the following sentance"

Great teaser! I see how people would get confused, I'm sure I would have if I had done it correctly
Nov 09, 2002

i got 6 becuz i saw this 1 before and i knew wut to look for lol ;-)

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