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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    22 Jan '18 22:50
    Can you think of nine well-known islands or groups of islands
    whose names are single words containing no other vowel but A?
    The letter A may be used any number of times, but no other
    vowel may be used at all. (Count Y as a vowel.)
  2. 22 Jan '18 23:00 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Can you think of nine well-known islands or groups of islands
    whose names are single words containing no other vowel but A?
    The letter A may be used any number of times, but no other
    vowel may be used at all. (Count Y as a vowel.)
    Bahamas? Technically, “The Bahamas” but then how about Grand Bahama, one of its islands.

    Edit. Fails the single word requirement. Phooey.
  3. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Jan '18 01:37
    Originally posted by @js357
    Bahamas? Technically, “The Bahamas” but then how about Grand Bahama, one of its islands.

    Edit. Fails the single word requirement. Phooey.
    I accept Bahamas.
  4. Subscriber Kewpie
    since 1-Feb-07
    23 Jan '18 07:01 / 1 edit
    1. Bahamas
    2. Japan
    3. Java
    4. Malta
    5. Madagascar

    I can find several which aren't islands, and one which is an island but not well-known.
  5. 23 Jan '18 10:04
    Originally posted by @kewpie
    1. Bahamas
    2. Japan
    3. Java
    4. Malta
    5. Madagascar

    I can find several which aren't islands, and one which is an island but not well-known.
    6. Sark
  6. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Jan '18 16:34
    Originally posted by @kewpie
    1. Bahamas
    2. Japan
    3. Java
    4. Malta
    5. Madagascar

    I can find several which aren't islands, and one which is an island but not well-known.
    Good. Four to go.
  7. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    23 Jan '18 16:35
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    6. Sark
    Marginal, but okay. Four left are better known.
  8. 24 Jan '18 09:06
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Marginal, but okay. Four left are better known.
    Well... there's Arran and Aran, but those are both equally as marginal as Sark.
  9. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    24 Jan '18 17:19
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    Well... there's Arran and Aran, but those are both equally as marginal as Sark.
    I'll add them to the list, but there are still four others out there that are more well-known.
  10. 25 Jan '18 13:45
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    I'll add them to the list, but there are still four others out there that are more well-known.
    Well, Åland certainly doesn't count. That's an å, not an a. Svalbard?

    The Falklands, of course, have an 'i' in their name
  11. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    25 Jan '18 14:37
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    Well, Åland certainly doesn't count. That's an å, not an a. Svalbard?

    The Falklands, of course, have an 'i' in their name
    Malvinas wouldn't count, but Falklands does. Three to go.
  12. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    26 Jan '18 21:44 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    Malvinas wouldn't count, but Falklands does. Three to go.
    I thought Isle of Man, checked it, and found an alternative name for it is Mann.

    The Chatham Islands unfortunately are never referred to as the Chathams.
  13. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    26 Jan '18 22:28 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    I thought Isle of Man, checked it, and found an alternative name for it is Mann.

    The Chatham Islands unfortunately are never referred to as the Chathams.
    Man is good. Two more left.

    Chatham is okay, but not among the top nine.

    We have Bahamas, Japan, Java, Malta, Madagascar, Falklands, and Man.

    One of the remaining two is the best known.
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    26 Jan '18 23:07
    Samar, Palawan and Panay in Philippines.

    Graham Island in Canada.

    Bacan in Indonesia.
  15. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    27 Jan '18 01:04
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Samar, Palawan and Panay in Philippines.

    Graham Island in Canada.

    Bacan in Indonesia.
    None makes the cut.

    The two remaining islands have been in more than a few movies and TV films.