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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    01 Jan '17 22:00
    What four-letter word listed in an English dictionary can be correctly pronounced as a six-syllable word?
  2. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    03 Jan '17 20:55
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    What four-letter word listed in an English dictionary can be correctly pronounced as a six-syllable word?
    wait & weight
  3. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    04 Jan '17 03:58
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    wait & weight
    No. Six-syllable word.
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    04 Jan '17 22:01
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    No. Six-syllable word.
    Crikey.
    Must be a "trick".
    Doesn't a 6 syllable word have to have a minimum of 5 vowels?
  5. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    04 Jan '17 22:23
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Crikey.
    Must be a "trick".
    Doesn't a 6 syllable word have to have a minimum of 5 vowels?
    No trick. Two vowels.
  6. Subscriber roma45
    st johnstone
    04 Jan '17 22:25
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    What four-letter word listed in an English dictionary can be correctly pronounced as a six-syllable word?
    ASAP ?
    as soon as possible abbreviated ?
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    04 Jan '17 23:02
    Originally posted by roma45
    ASAP ?
    as soon as possible abbreviated ?
    In that case NATO is 10 syllables!
  8. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    05 Jan '17 01:55
    Originally posted by roma45
    ASAP ?
    as soon as possible abbreviated ?
    No, but you're getting warm.
  9. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    05 Jan '17 01:56
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    In that case NATO is 10 syllables!
    No.
  10. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    05 Jan '17 01:58
    Hint: The correct answer is an acronym.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    05 Jan '17 03:52 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Hint: The correct answer is an acronym.
    The clues so far...............

    An acronym that is so common that it has passed into common usage as a word in its own right.


    It has 2 vowels. (So not RSVP)

    Like "asap" (which I thought was a good effort)

    edit: BUT IT HAS TO BE A SINGLE WORD not a phrase?
  12. 05 Jan '17 03:53
    There are certainly acronyms which have more syllables if you pronounce the names of letters; for example, "AWOL" (where "W" can have three syllables).
    There are also words like "book" where you might say "b-double-O-k" to add syllables.
    The problem is that those pronunciations aren't actually pronunciations of *words*, so such answers don't seem in the spirit of the question.
  13. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    05 Jan '17 05:08
    Originally posted by Bloodnok
    There are certainly acronyms which have more syllables if you pronounce the names of letters; for example, "AWOL" (where "W" can have three syllables).
    There are also words like "book" where you might say "b-double-O-k" to add syllables.
    The problem is that those pronunciations aren't actually pronunciations of *words*, so such answers don't seem in the spirit of the question.
    The answer is awol (A.W.O.L.), listed in dictionaries in both forms as words. Good work, Bloodnok!
  14. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    05 Jan '17 05:17
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    The answer is awol (A.W.O.L.), listed in dictionaries in both forms as words. Good work, Bloodnok!
    Good puzzle but frankly never heard anyone pronounce it as individual letters.

    More please!!!




    (Easier)