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Word Play

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

 

Puzzle ID:#32020
Fun:**** (3.24)
Difficulty:** (1.97)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Terilynne88Aus***

 

 

 



What do the following words have in common?

Assess
Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Voodoo


Hint

It is more than having letters repeated in each one...
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Comments

renaeAau*
Jul 25, 2006

Very cool!
boodlerAgb*
Jul 25, 2006

V. interesting! Took a few secs, but (fanfare) I got it!
somnambulist*us
Jul 26, 2006

cool! at first I was thinking, okay, something to do with consonants v. vowels...but then I looked at voodoo backward and ding! the light came on. Great teaser!
doghouse270**
Jul 26, 2006

cool teaser! didn't get it at first but then i saw grammar and i was like "wait if you put the first letter in the back you get the same thing" and it worked with all the other ones. really awesome teaser! keep em' coming!
GebbieRoseAus*
Aug 27, 2006

Simple but clever. Good job!
penguinboy*au
Aug 27, 2006

i was thinking that each of the words had at least two of one letter like voodoo has at least 2 o's and gramma had at least 2 a's and m's
OldChinaHand**
Aug 27, 2006

Interesting and fun to workout.
penguinboy*au
Aug 27, 2006

lol didnt notice hint cause i got it from the daily teaser
DevilBunnyAus*
Aug 27, 2006

Isn't potato spelled with an E?
temishoau*
Aug 27, 2006

good one! devilbunny you gotta go back to first grade!! hehe
utnative*
Aug 27, 2006

i only got the repeated letters part. didnt get the other part.great job and a great teaser.
ShriyaAin*
Aug 27, 2006

I too though just the way as penquinboy did. It was really hard for me. Good one.
azbee123*us*
Aug 27, 2006

fuuun!!!
starnz*us*
Aug 27, 2006

How CLEVER is that!!! Great Job!!
Badger*us*
Aug 27, 2006

Darn! Never saw it coming! Had lots of ideas about symetry, etc. but none of them right. Excellent work! Thanks!

PS: They still show the clip on TV where Dan Quail "corrects" the kid at the school spelling bee because she forgot the "e" in potato. (0)
markita1Aus*
Aug 27, 2006

very cool i ma surprised that i got it right
Pizzazz2uAus*
Aug 27, 2006

One can always get themselves to enjoy a different challenge. And this has a double to it, very good for a Braingle teaser. A slight bit of a tickle, but I enjoyed it, immensely.
jabdrAus*
Aug 27, 2006

I knew it immediately. Perhaps it was entered in a different teaser category in July and I saw it while browsing. Enjoyed it then, and enjoy it now.
lazy-boyAus*
Aug 27, 2006

This was pretty cool !
doka13*ml*
Aug 27, 2006

heck yes, i love when i get these right!
Bruce_42
Aug 27, 2006

You got me again, it thought this one would be simple but the answer I made was Bermuda
Trishgal*us*
Aug 27, 2006

I saw all the repeated letters ,but did not grasp the link Anyway it is good to learn new things, so I appreciate the teaser.thx
brainy40**
Aug 27, 2006

I loved it!
doghouse270**
Aug 27, 2006

great teaser, I FINALLY GOT ONE! LoL,
lOvEd iT!
flowerz2010Apk*
Aug 27, 2006

That Is So Coooooool
vlermaAus**
Aug 27, 2006

Right over my head - great job. Took some work to come p with that many reversible words. More please?
IMCUL4E*us*
Aug 27, 2006

COOL!
very unique way of looking at it.
ragdol13
Aug 27, 2006

that was fun! and i got it right!! lol
iteachkidsAus*
Aug 27, 2006

LTSA Fun!
bradon182001*us*
Aug 27, 2006

This is one of the best teasers I've seen. I didn't get it by the way, was trying to work something out with vowels. Great job. This definitely will go into my favorites.
mi2mo2tx*us*
Aug 27, 2006

Clever!! I don't think I'd ever have noticed that... nice one!
blondebookwormAus*
Aug 27, 2006

that was SO much fun! I totally loved your teaser. it was pretty easy to get, ( I knew the answer by the second word) but still really clever. good job.
POPSca*
Aug 27, 2006

I thought it was two sets of the same letters in each word untill I saw Voodoo then I gave up Close but no cigar Loved it, good job Goes in my watch list.
Mellew*us*
Aug 27, 2006

and 99%of people tried! lol
mllee1974
Aug 27, 2006

I am a hint junkie!!! This hint did not help me...oh well..great teaser!
lmurray*cn*
Aug 27, 2006

HEN HAO! VERY GOOD
josty*us*
Aug 27, 2006

they all also have 2 pairs of the same letter
heyman*
Aug 27, 2006

These are the most frustrating. Because I sit there trying to figure out the issue KNOWING it is something like "take the first letter and put at the end and when you read backwards, it is the same word!"

Okay, I'm feeling better now!
MurfQ*ca*
Aug 28, 2006

Very nice. Only thing I would have liked to see though was that the hint really should have been part of the instructions so people like me wouldn't look at it and immediately dismiss it as just being multiple pairs of double letters and too obvious for anything.

It doesn't help of course when you get them via the daily email where the hints aren't available till you click the link for the answer, but that's a site annoyance and has nothing to do with your cool teaser
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Aug 29, 2006

A great teaser! Didnt get it!
Could only get so far as to note that each word had two letters in doubles. Definitely one of my favourites! Thanks for the selection!
ava199345Aus*
Aug 29, 2006

this is another "Ohhh...I get it(now)" teaser
QrystalAca*
Aug 30, 2006

hm. I like my answer better:
take off the first letter, and the rest is a palindrome. I guess it's all the same in the end... since "reading backwards" is pretty much how palindrome is defined.
Terilynne88Aus*
Aug 30, 2006

Thanks for all the great comments everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
luvdoritos706*ph*
Aug 31, 2006

WOW!!!!! u know i never saw these before.....very very nice
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Sep 02, 2006

Very nice!
solarsistim321*us*
Sep 05, 2006

CLEVER! going to the top! 3.3 the most popular fer now nice job!!!
solarsistim321*us*
Sep 05, 2006

wait, potatoe potato, lol
teen_wizAca*
Oct 08, 2006

This is awesome! Great teaser!
grungy49Aau*
Oct 28, 2006

Man... good teaser, though this idea is not original.

Read Smee's comment on the teaser link below, made in March earlier this year, 4 months earlier than this teaser was submitted.

Copy and paste this into your address bar.

http://www.braingle.com/brainteasers/
teaser.php?id=22537

(It didn't let me use words longer than 50 characters, so I had to break up that end bit.)
lukeschettAus*
Apr 17, 2007

Don't be so negative. This was a good teaser.
lkp68Aus
Jun 07, 2007

That was cool! Thanks!
amymarie1123Aus*
Jul 16, 2008

I thought it was neat


PLEASE DONT DELETE THIS COMMENT: Wtb: if you are in my game then PM me and you get prize first!
VivicaAde**
Aug 28, 2009

Cool!!
sageowl3106Aus*
Aug 28, 2009

Or... you could just call it a palindrome.
doeheadAus*
Aug 28, 2009

This has been in many publications, but it's interesting if you've never seen it.
crazy10manAus*
Aug 28, 2009

I've never seen it, and I thought it was very clever. Loved it!

That's the trouble with life nowadays; everything's been around before in one form or another.
tova_ltus*
Aug 28, 2009

Great teaserr! I got it right away! There's been something like this going around in email too, so that helped a bit. Going in my favorites right away!
auntiesisAus*
Aug 28, 2009

I thought it was repeated letters as some others did. I never noticed the hint. Good one, actually one of my faves.
patiencewithaP*us*
Aug 28, 2009

Great teaser!
(user deleted)
Aug 28, 2009

They also each have 6 letters.
craniacAus*
Aug 28, 2009

way cool!
racoonieboytus*
Aug 13, 2010

I would've answered that the letters after the first one are palindromes. But that works as well.
Babe*
Aug 29, 2012

Devilbunny is correct. When I went to school it was potatoe and tomatoe, but somewhere along the line it was changed and argued about for some time, but originally it was with an E. nice teaser all the same.
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 29, 2012

Babe, I'm curious about where you went to school. The only time I've seen potato and tomato spelled with an "e" is when the words are made plural. Good puzzle!
cutebugAus*
Aug 29, 2012

Babe, I'm with Gayle on this one. Your spelling teacher must flunked spelling.
HABS2933Aca*
Aug 29, 2012

I've never seen it with an "e" either, but then maybe it was changed before I got to school. OR perhaps babe and Quayle had the same spelling teacher.
I think the original comment about the "e" was in reference to that (if you look at the date of it).
dsjtus*
Aug 29, 2012

My guess was:

If you remove the first letter from each word, they are all palindromes.
asupmdr*
Aug 29, 2012

A simpler answer is that each word has two each of two letters. Terilynne88's answer is much more elegant.
thedavincigameA*
Aug 29, 2012

I loved this teaser so much I decided to write a sentence using the same format:

Willi Greer at a belle gala too ?

(Referring to William Greer, JFK's driver)


thedavincigame.com
here2A*
Aug 29, 2012

Might have been interesting to add a word that didn't have two sets of repeat letters. Perhaps "To" or "go" (or any other two letter word). Or even a four letter one like "Data" or "Fete" or "Mete".
eamonca*
Aug 29, 2012

I didn't bother with the hint so I just got words with at least two pairs of repeated letters.

As an aside, I can't believe how often the Dan Quayle "spellinge lessone" keeps popping up in these things.



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