Interesting Riddle

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MRSH, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Anyone fancy a brain teaser for the weekend?

    What common English word is nine letters long, and each time you remove a letter from it, it still remains an English word...from nine letters all the way down to a single remaining letter?
  2. Di

    Di Active Member

    * waves hand enthusiastically *

    I know, I know....... :biggrin:

    But isn't it 8 letters long to start with? ;)
  3. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    I know this one ... and tMPers shouldn't be surprised, frightened or alarmed when they find the answer :rolleyes:
  4. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    Nope ;)
  5. Di

    Di Active Member

    Lol, sorry, miscounted in my excitement. Yup, its 9. ;)
  6. jingleram

    jingleram Active Member

    Hmm you say that but I was quite shocked and stunned when I worked it out!
  7. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    - quite a natural reflex action though! :cool:
  8. Alan MacRae

    Alan MacRae Member

    The 9 letter combination has more than one possible sequence, but I only know of one 10 letter word which does this. Should be reasonably familiar to brass players.
  9. Mister 4x4

    Mister 4x4 Member

    Yeah - which one are you thinking about? There's a handful out there.

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