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« on: 11/06/2007 13:46:47 »
Do you know some good word games, multiple repetitions, or palindromes?

to begin......

Student 1 and student 2 were discussing the use of either had, or had had in an exam. Student 2, where student 1 had had had had had had had. Had had had had the better result.



 

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« Reply #1 on: 11/06/2007 13:53:02 »
Construct a valid sentence with "and" 5 times consecutively.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/06/2007 13:55:14 »
Is this the pub name?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 11/06/2007 13:56:53 »
There are 3 ways to spell "to" in the English language.

It's true when you say it but a lie when you try to write it.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 11/06/2007 13:58:07 »
Is this the pub name?

Yes.

The landlord of The Fox and Goose had a new sign made but he wasn't happy with the lettering. He said to the signwriter "The gaps between Fox and and and and and Goose need to be bigger"
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/06/2007 14:02:48 »
to too two true!

Or have I just fallen for something?

What 8 letter word contains the first 6 letters of the alphabet?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 11/06/2007 14:20:12 »
Sorry, I think I was being a dunce - "It's true when you say it but a lie when you try to write it." would be the game, not a comment about "to", yes?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 11/06/2007 14:24:16 »
What 8 letter word contains the first 6 letters of the alphabet?

Would that be "feedback" or "boldface"?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 11/06/2007 14:25:32 »
Sorry, I think I was being a dunce - "It's true when you say it but a lie when you try to write it." would be the game, not a comment about "to", yes?

You had it right. When you say "There are 3 ways to spell to" you are telling the truth. But when you try to write it, however you spell it, it is false.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 11/06/2007 14:26:51 »
Top marks!

Here's an easy one - what is the only word spelt incorrectly in the dictionary?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 11/06/2007 14:28:54 »
Top marks!

Here's an easy one - what is the only word spelt incorrectly in the dictionary?

Incorrectly?  ;)
 

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« Reply #11 on: 11/06/2007 14:35:33 »
OK, a bit harder...

What do the words ALMOST and BIOPSY have in common?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 11/06/2007 14:53:47 »
Name a fifteen letter word containing fifteen different letters.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 11/06/2007 15:14:43 »
OK, a bit harder...

What do the words ALMOST and BIOPSY have in common?

The letters are in alphabetical order.
 

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« Reply #14 on: 11/06/2007 15:17:32 »
Name a fifteen letter word containing fifteen different letters.

Uncopyrightable

You could also check out misconjugatedly, dermatoglyphics or subdermatoglyphic.

Words with no letters repeated are called isograms.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 11/06/2007 17:00:54 »
What do the following words have in common?

perpetuity, proprietor, repertoire, typewriter
 

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« Reply #16 on: 11/06/2007 17:20:57 »
Construct a valid sentence with "and" 5 times consecutively.

The difference between left "and" right, up "and" down, backwards "and" forwards, "and" side to side are, "and" always will be, 5 times consecutively opposite! You didnt say it had to make sence!

Hows that?   

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He said "And" 5 times consecutively.
« Last Edit: 11/06/2007 17:22:48 by jolly »
 

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« Reply #17 on: 11/06/2007 17:39:37 »
Construct a valid sentence with "and" 5 times consecutively.
He said "And" 5 times consecutively.

 [:(!]
 

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« Reply #18 on: 11/06/2007 18:08:20 »
What do the following words have in common?

perpetuity, proprietor, repertoire, typewriter

They are all top row keyboard words! Hooray for me!

Here's a nice palindrome or 2:

Satan, oscillate my metallic sonatas

and:

are we not drawn onward to new era
 

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« Reply #19 on: 11/06/2007 18:31:50 »
Nice palindromes. Try this 1 (it's the whole page!)

http://www.palindromelist.com/longest.htm
 

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« Reply #20 on: 11/06/2007 19:43:37 »
I gather there was a newspaper story about the pub sign and the debate with 5 consecutive ands ie
"The gaps between Fox and and and and and Goose need to be bigger"
 When he wrote it up the editor had difficulty sorting out the punctuation and spacing between and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and and so he resorted to colour coding them.

BTW, as far as I know I'm the only one who has ever bothered to write that one out; google shows some similar ones in monochrome.
« Last Edit: 11/06/2007 19:58:33 by Bored chemist »
 

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« Reply #21 on: 11/06/2007 20:43:20 »
 ;D
 

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« Reply #22 on: 11/06/2007 20:44:26 »
Construct a valid sentence with "and" 5 times consecutively.
He said "And" 5 times consecutively.

 [:(!]

He said "and, and, and, and, and" while skipping.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 11/06/2007 21:12:56 »
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« Reply #24 on: 11/06/2007 21:42:47 »
I'm LOST!

I think I saw you over there ---->
 

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