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Old 02-08-06, 01:15 PM
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Tough Trivia

I went to a bar last night that features live entertainment and trivia and this question had everyone in the bar stumped (and we were never told the answer).

This is the question, verbatim, as best as I can remember:

What English word that when you take away the last four letters of the word, it sounds exactly the same?

I think I've heard this question before but I can't remember for sure. I don't think it's a play on words. For instance: if there were such a word as "samesame", you take away the last four letters and it's the "same". I don't think it's an answer like that because I don't remember for sure if the guy asking the question used the word "same".

One girl guessed the word "street". You take away the last four letters and that leaves "st" which is an abbreviation for the word street. I thought that was a good guess, but that wasn't right.
Old 02-08-06, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by immortal_zeus
This is the question, verbatim, as best as I can remember...
Is it really verbatim, then?
Old 02-08-06, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by shaun3000
Is it really verbatim, then?
No.
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Spoiler:
queue


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Old 02-08-06, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by immortal_zeus
No.
Then I think someone's got some editing to do...

How do you like THAT for trivia?

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Originally Posted by das Monkey
Spoiler:
queue


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Spoiler:
Q is not a word.
Old 02-08-06, 01:26 PM
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Spoiler:
Q is not a word.
I thought of that, but it works with his butchered grammar in the question. And hey, he said it's "verbatim", so ...

Spoiler:
Insert spoilerized pic of John DeLancie here


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Originally Posted by shaun3000
Then I think someone's got some editing to do...

How do you like THAT for trivia?

My name's not .
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
I thought of that, but it works with his butchered grammar in the question. And hey, he said it's "verbatim", so ...
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The word is
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"queue"...Take away the ueue and you still have "q".


Edit: Looks like Das beat me to it...Oh well.
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
I thought of that, but it works with his butchered grammar in the question. And hey, he said it's "verbatim", so ...

Spoiler:
Insert spoilerized pic of John DeLancie here


das
Crap. You could be right. I don't recall if the guy said the remaining letters are a word or not. In fact, I don't think he did. If so, you're right. And damn, that was fast.
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Closest I can come up with is 3 letters to get the same thing
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tho though
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Crap. You could be right. I don't recall if the guy said the remaining letters are a word or not. In fact, I don't think he did. If so, you're right. And damn, that was fast.
Trivia and beer don't mix. Ask me the same question at a bar, and I'd say the answer is "blurbleflizzuh GO IRISH (hic) WOOOO!!!!"

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Okay, since I think we've found the answer to that one, let me pose two more questions (that I actually know the answer to)...and I'll try to phrase them verbatim.

1. Without question, the words abstentiously and facetiously are two words that have all 5 vowels and the letter "y". What's a third word?

2. What word, when capitalized, has a different pronunciation from when it's not capitalized?


Edited to add that I'm headed to the gym. I'll be back in a couple hours...but I'm confident that you guys will get the answers. And don't cheat! You're only cheating yourselves.

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Originally Posted by das Monkey
Trivia and beer don't mix. Ask me the same question at a bar, and I'd say the answer is "blurbleflizzuh GO IRISH (hic) WOOOO!!!!"

das
That's why it's fun. Also, if you're the first to get a question right, you get $2.50 deducted from your tab.
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Originally Posted by FantasticVSDoom
The word is
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"queue"...Take away the ueue and you still have "q".


Edit: Looks like Das beat me to it...Oh well.
Perhaps he can google faster...
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Okay, since I think we've found the answer to that one, let me pose two more questions (that I actually know the answer to)...and I'll try to phrase them verbatim.

1. Without question, the words abstentiously and facetiously are two words that have all 5 vowels and the letter "y". What's a third word?

2. What word, when capitalized, has a different pronunciation from when it's not capitalized?
Spoiler:
1) abstemiously (I've heard this one before, although your wording makes it seem like a riddle -- "a third word" can mean anything -- and not trivia)
2) One word? Assuming proper nouns are OK, there must be many. Off hand, Polish, Job (or Gob ), Reading, etc.

das

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Originally Posted by immortal_zeus
Okay, since I think we've found the answer to that one, let me pose two more questions (that I actually know the answer to)...and I'll try to phrase them verbatim.

1. Without question, the words abstentiously and facetiously are two words that have all 5 vowels and the letter "y". What's a third word?

2. What word, when capitalized, has a different pronunciation from when it's not capitalized?
2.
Spoiler:
Polish/polish
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1.
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Ive got nothing
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Lima, Herb

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1.
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unquestionably
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Originally Posted by immortal_zeus
What English word that when you take away the last four letters of the word, it sounds exactly the same?
Any self respecting pirate knows the answer to this one:

Spoiler:
ARGHHHHH
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Originally Posted by Groucho
Any self respecting pirate knows the answer to this one:

Spoiler:
ARGHHHHH


Unquestionably, I think Groucho wins.
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Originally Posted by das Monkey
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1) abstemiously (I've heard this one before, although your wording makes it seem like a riddle -- "a third word" can mean anything -- and not trivia)
2) One word? Assuming proper nouns are OK, there must be many. Off hand, Polish, Job (or Gob ), Reading, etc.

das

Spoiler:
Okay for #1 I think "abstemiously" was supposed to be one of the original two words. I said "abstentiously", but I think it was your word (hey, it's a bar and you can't hear very well.

#2 could very well be many things, I guess. But the answer he gave was Polish/polish.
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Originally Posted by kitkat
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unquestionably
Correct.

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