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Sight Rhymes 4

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

 

Puzzle ID:#47385
Fun:*** (2.97)
Difficulty:** (1.91)
Category:Language
Submitted By:MarcM1098Aca****
Corrected By:MarcM1098

 

 

 



In each group below, the three words end in the same three letters, so they look like they should rhyme, but they don't. See if you can figure out the missing letters in each group.
Example: plo___, tho___, to___ would be plough, though, tough.

1. b___, el___, oppos___
2. bl___, br___, g___
3. f___, h___, t___


Hint

One letter has been filled in for you.
1. bi__, eli__, opposi__
2. blo__, bro__, go__
3. fo__, ho__, to__

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Comments

rivki95
Jul 15, 2010

the second one could also be blown, brown, gown!
MarcM1098Aca*
Jul 15, 2010

...except that brown and gown DO rhyme; the three words are not supposed to rhyme.
Babe*
Apr 06, 2011

I got blown brown and gown also and for # 3 I got foes hoes and toes. Why can't it rhyme?
elentirAus*
Apr 06, 2011

It can't rhyme because that is part of the rules - "they look like they should rhyme, but they don't". It adds to the challenge.
BeanSCus*
Apr 06, 2011

Very good teaser! I got the first two easily but needed the hint for the third one. Nicely done!
gaylewolfAus*
Apr 06, 2011

I love these; not as easy as you might think.
More, please!
HABS2933Aca*
Apr 06, 2011

Good teaser. I too needed the hint for the last one. They can't rhyme because that would be way too easy.
These teasers are great Marc, would love to see more of them.
MarcM1098Aca*
Apr 06, 2011

Glad you like them! I made 12 of these teasers, just search on: Sight Rhymes
patiencewithaP*us*
Apr 06, 2011

Good one! Got the first two right away but the third one was a challenge. Great teaser! Thanks!
craniacAus*
Apr 06, 2011

Hmm, in my part of the world (Texas), single vowels and diphthongs often are pronounced as two syllables -- e.g. oil is pronounced oy-yall. Here flour and hour DO rhyme (ow-er). I didn't realize they don't rhyme elsewhere. How do y'all pronounce them then?
thecatladycac**
Apr 06, 2011

The word isn't "flour" - it is "four" which does NOT rhyme - Nice Teaser!
sunnybonghits*
Apr 06, 2011

hmm....i always thought that 'tour' and 'four' rhymed. is it because i'm from new york?
Mathgeek007tca*
Apr 06, 2011

Tour- Pronounced "Toor"
Four- Pronounced "Fore"
Hour- Pronounced "Ow-er"
ObilioAus*
May 02, 2013

Fun and a challenge, thank you it was the 3rd that took me the most time to find. I imagine regional accents do make a little bit of a difference, even if unconsciously. For me, after the answer was found, I checked it by removing the beginning consonant sound: four (or); hour (our); tour (oor). It worked for me
jaycr*us*
Apr 06, 2014

Good one.
Babe*
Apr 06, 2014

Fast, easy, and fun!
catmom*us*
Apr 06, 2014

..four, hour, tour. Gilligan's Island!!!
Yes! I have had enough coffee!!
FuniBuni*
Apr 06, 2014

I did not get four, hour, tour. Gilligan's Island, funny!
BadBunnee02*us*
Apr 06, 2014

I went to Gilligan's Island ....

And almost didn't come back !!!

BadBunnee02*us*
Apr 06, 2014

I mean .... is Ginger still there ...

Somewhere ???

wordmama*
Apr 06, 2014

How do four and tour not rhyme?
spikethru4*au*
Apr 11, 2014

Explained above, wordmama, by Mathgeek; it depends on how you say 'em! They rhyme for me, too.



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