Words #1

Discussion in 'Trivia' started by Djcake, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Djcake

    Djcake New Member

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]There is a common English word that is nine letters long. Each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word - from nine letters right down to a single letter. What is the original word, and what are the words that it becomes after removing one letter at a time? [/font]
     
  2. PT

    PT Off 'Motherfuckin' Topic Elite

    Then I believe that just leaves this one.

    hmmm.....
     
  3. Stop Laughing

    Stop Laughing New Member

    strangers
    stranger
    rangers
    ranger
    range
    rang
    ran
    an
    a

    Does this work, or do the letters have to be taken off consecutively?
     
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  4. Djcake

    Djcake New Member

    once the letter is removed it cant be put back
     
  5. Stop Laughing

    Stop Laughing New Member

    From stranger to rangers, the only letter lost is the 't', the 's' was moved from one side to the other.
     
  6. Djcake

    Djcake New Member

    the letters have to be taken off consecutively they cant be moved around.
     
  7. Stop Laughing

    Stop Laughing New Member

    Damn, back to the drawing board then...
     
  8. Djcake

    Djcake New Member

    no one else?
     
  9. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    Don't worry; it sometimes takes months to get a trivia question answered.
     
  10. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

    my brain is gonna explode looking at this one. :blank:
     
  11. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    class
    lass
    ass
    as
    a

    *brain burning and throwing smoke now
     
  12. Inkara1

    Inkara1 Well-Known Member

    But "class" is only five letters long.
     
  13. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    Does it have to be the last letter every time?

    If not..I'm amazed,...nay startled, that I didn't get it earlier :D

    Startling
    starting
    staring
    string
    sting
    sing
    sin
    in
    I
     
  14. Stop Laughing

    Stop Laughing New Member

    D'oh! I was on the 'string' path too, why didn't I think of that...
     
  15. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    Was the farest I could get, all other combinations I made were 4 letters long.
     
  16. Djcake

    Djcake New Member

    You got it :D
     
  17. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

    nice one, Bish! :headbang:
     

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