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'Olo' = 'Er'?

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

 

Puzzle ID:#32916
Fun:*** (2.66)
Difficulty:** (1.94)
Category:Language
Submitted By:medster99*

 

 

 



There is only one word in the English language that has the letters 'olo' that are usually pronounced like the letters 'er'. What word is it?


Answer

The word is Colonel!
It is usually pronounced 'Kernel' in English.

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Comments

sayaah92*us*
Sep 10, 2006

Wow, it took me a while to figure that one out! Excellent.
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 10, 2006

A very good one! Very tricky, but I would think some of the older generations could think of it, quickly! Odd language, this English and/or American
Pizzazz2uAus*
Sep 10, 2006

Or would someone know of the correct language this was derived from?
DevilBunnyAus*
Sep 11, 2006

Most people mis pronounce the word because the "olo" is very subtle; thus sounding like "er." Nice teaser!
blondebookwormAus*
Sep 15, 2006

I couldn't think or what it was, but I felt like an idiot when I saw the answer. I always hated how that word was pornounced.



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