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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:#24520
Fun:*** (2.95)
Difficulty:** (1.53)
Submitted By:madleon****!!
Corrected By:cnmne




Eliminate all 26 letters of the alphabet in alphabetical order, but not necessarily starting with 'A', to reveal a sentence.


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Jul 13, 2005

Jul 13, 2005

Yes they can drive you SILLY...but I think most of us working on these are probably allready quite silly
Jul 13, 2005

Very cute teaser!
Jul 13, 2005

I love posting in this site. Maybe it is a silly way of passing time, maybe not, but it is funny too. I enjoy practicing my English.
quack - quack
Jul 13, 2005

thanks for your comments
Jul 14, 2005

That was great!
Jul 14, 2005

that was a good teaser and they can drive you silly good one. i added it to my favorites
Jul 14, 2005

drove me silly but it was funny, thanx
Jul 14, 2005

wow thanx again for all the great comments big cheesy grin
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Jul 15, 2005

that was stupid it donet make any sense can you explane it to me somebody
Jul 15, 2005

It was hard, but I liked it.
Jul 15, 2005

that was great! but hard
Sep 11, 2005

i keep getting yous!" yoou male me feel brainy! bow down to madleon! *bows down* *then realises the only one doing it* *feels stupid*
Sep 11, 2005

Made me laugh, good job!
Sep 15, 2005

hehe - well done.
i think the hardest thing is finding the right letter to start on, after that it's (mostly) easy sailing
good job!
Sep 17, 2005

Well Done!! It made me laugh. Nice Teaser and good job. Thanks for the good laugh! I thought it was cute, fun and a bit hard to do. Thanks!
Oct 04, 2005

*tears everywhere*
From laughing so hard!!
Good one!
Mar 08, 2007

That was difficult but also fun and interesting... GOOD ONE
Mar 08, 2007

Yes, sometimes teasers can drive you silly! That was a lot of fun, good job with where you put the extra letters!
Mar 08, 2007

fun :-) Once I took 'Z' and 'Q' out of the picture the alphabets got eliminated one by one.

Mar 08, 2007

All around enjoyable. I found it pretty easy, but then again I'm pretty good with the whole coding speed. Good job!
Mar 08, 2007

It was pretty easy once I found which letter to start with. I started with X and then it all went smoothly. Great job.

Come up with more like this one cuz I really had fun doing it.
Mar 08, 2007

I liked this teaser! Thanks for a good one!
Mar 08, 2007

Great teaser.
Mar 08, 2007

really easy, but pretty fun
Mar 08, 2007

This was really great, I laughed when I read the answer
Mar 08, 2007

I could not figure this out. Too vague on the alphabet rule.
Mar 08, 2007

Nice one! My brain was not yet functioning enough this morning to figure out what you were telling us to do, so I just looked at the answer unfortunately. Should have left it for later, cause it was a cool teaser.

Nice choice of phrase by the way!
Mar 08, 2007

Guess I didn't understand the directions, but after seeing the answer it all made sense.
Mar 08, 2007

I liked this one a lot - glad it was chosen for teaser of the day! Yay!
Mar 08, 2007

Would have been better phrased "Eliminate one of each letter in alphabetical order..."

As "Eliminate all 26 letters of the alphabet in alphabetical order" I did a find/replace (replace with nothing) for h, then for i, then j... expecting some message to appear before I was left with nothing.
Mar 08, 2007

Just a reminder to everyone who is so critical that we have people from all over the world here. Can we spell correctly in their languages?

The teaser was easy if you just looked at it as a whole and tried to read it. The words just jump out because the rest is gibberish.
Mar 08, 2007

I really liked it!!
once i realized there was only one b in the message it was so easy!
Mar 08, 2007

To this American man, this was approached with the idea to make it entertaining!....And it was! You have to teach yourself to have fun with life. Keep up the good work!
Mar 08, 2007

Perfect little teaser to get the brain started in the morning, easy yet fun!
Mar 08, 2007

Very unique and very fun! Loved this teaser! I'm adding it to my favorites.
Mar 08, 2007

Cute, Cute..Very easy, the directions were fine, and I started with z.
Mar 08, 2007

It was great. I found it very easy, I started with Z too!
Mar 08, 2007

i didn't get it
Mar 08, 2007

I see another incarnation is making its rude and crude appearance...someone needs a life.

It's nice just to sit back and work out a teaser like this. Well written and challenging enough for most. Thankx for the teaser Madleon.
Mar 08, 2007

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Silly silly! Love it!
Mar 08, 2007

Excellent job!
Mar 08, 2007

I thought it was easy, but original and fun. Keep up the good work!
Mar 08, 2007

Quite easy, but amusing. Yay!
Mar 08, 2007

That was a lot of fun to figure out! Thanks for the great teaser!
Mar 08, 2007

Now I thought thiis one was great fun. Keep up the good work.
Mar 08, 2007

I didn't get it at first but thanks
Mar 08, 2007

It was different - and I DIG that! Right on, good job!
Mar 08, 2007

I guess Im too impaitent (sorry about spelling?), beacuse I couldn't figure out how to do it. I Just decided to look at the answer to see if there was even anything there because I hought it wanted to me to get rid of ALL the A's, then the B's, C's... Exctera. I thought that it would then have no letters to make a sentence. Wirdness in my mind I guess. I think the sentence is funny though!!
Mar 08, 2007

I think this is a great teaser funny and challenging.
Mar 08, 2007

too easy
Mar 08, 2007

Ha Ha Ha
Mar 08, 2007

Hmmm, I guess I went at it backwards. I read(figured) out the words up to teasers, then eliminated the early part of the alphabet, then could 'see' can drive you silly. I loved it!
Mar 08, 2007

hahaha yep!
Mar 08, 2007

I don't know if it's just me, but I know I don't have the time or patience to do teasers like this.
Mar 08, 2007

That was really good! Great job!
Mar 08, 2007


LoL! that's how it ended up for meh :-) But I got it! VeRy Nice Teaser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 08, 2007

Whew,I had to look at the answer. It's too late at night here to figure it out. After I got the answer,then I went back to the teaser and figured it out. I did it backwards and it was still fun!
Mar 08, 2007

Interesting idea for a teaser.
I liked it.
Mar 08, 2007

I also wanted to say,sometimes I come on here not to figure out the teasers,(though I do glance at them) but just to read all the comments. It's so funny to see certain people getting angry,either they didn't like a comment or they didn't like the puzzle. I get a good laugh seeing how serious some of you guys are about these teasers. THEY ARE JUST FOR FUN. QUIT BEING SO SERIOUS!!!!
Mar 08, 2007

It was interesting for the first time - but more of these will really drive me crazy!!!
Mar 09, 2007

What "drives me silly" is inconsistent instructions. By definition, "alphabetical order" MUST start with 'A', making the instructions meaningless. Nevertheless, it was easy enough to figure out so it's not a total flop.
Mar 10, 2007

hee hee
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Mar 10, 2007

great job. just enough to make me think but not too much to drive me crazy.

and by the can alphabetize things without starting with the letter A..what if you had a list of words to alphabetize and none of them started with the letter A? would it be impossible? no.

again...great job.
Mar 12, 2007

I thought this teaser was great!! The hilarious answer was well worth working towards!! I had no problem understanding the instructions either, although the suggestion by d17182 was a good one for improving it.

I started by scanning the early part of the given letters, and saw 'h', 'i', 'j', and 'k' near each other and suspected I could start from there. Lucky for me, I was right! I got through this very quickly, but the ease only added to the fun for me!
Mar 13, 2007

Good one!
x x
May 08, 2007

Clever teaser
May 10, 2007

Great one!!!!!

This one made a laugh.

Oct 21, 2007

This was a very good teaser and lots of fun figuring it out! Great originality!
Jun 16, 2008

goodie good teaser
Mar 11, 2010

IMHO, Life is too short for some teasers. I smiled when I saw the answer though. Very clever idea.
Mar 11, 2010

Yup, a top rating from me too! Thanks - I went quite cross-eyed trying to focus on the right letters ... but got it!
Mar 11, 2010

i don't get this one. there was absolutely no thinking involved. it just required finding a few consecutive letters of the alphabet that were near each other (e.g., jklmn, pqrs, or vwxyz) and then eliminating them one by one. blah.
Mar 11, 2010

I still like this one. Nice to see a good one repeated. Thanks.
Mar 12, 2010

Fun teaser - the clue as to not necessarily starting with A made it easier =)
Mar 14, 2010

love it this is perfect for my monday morning brain... love it alot. Thanks!
Mar 11, 2013

I did not even try! I guess I am not as smart as the rest of you, but the instructions were misleading to me. I thought you had to take them in order like DEF or HI J etc. Sorry! I am not complaining, just did not undrstand.
Mar 11, 2013

Cute Teaser!
Mar 11, 2013

I saw "sometimes" right away but did not attempt the rest of the teaser, I am on my phone right now and without access to paper to write it out, couldn't keep track of both what I was reading and what I had eliminated.
Mar 11, 2013

Easy, but really cute haha made me smile
Mar 11, 2013

I agree with those who liked this quiz. It was fun and clever. and, yes, sometimes these teasers CAN drive you silly, but this was a good one. Thanks!
Mar 11, 2013

Good one I didn't get it but I still had fun trying. Brain fog or an excuse.
Mar 11, 2013

Yes! After sitting here for half an hour, I got it! Great teaser for a Monday.
Mar 12, 2016

So much fun....even though the first try I came up with 'Sometimes hope can drive you crazy'. But that didn't quite make sense, I guess. Second time trying 'these teasers' just jumped out off the page. That made more sense. Great teaser!!
Mar 13, 2016

cute easy fun

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