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    Think of a familiar 3-letter word that has two syllables. Add five letters
    to it to get a common 8-letter word that only has one syllable. What word is
    it? Hint: All the letters that are added go at the front or at the end.


    I don't know the answer myself either...I wonder if it can be solved at all...
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    Originally posted by miradu2000
    Your crazy
    what about my crazy ?
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    i was thinking about 3 letter words and came up with "ion" .. now just to find 5 additional letters to slap in front of it ..

    joe

    ps -- someone told me that this CAN be solved..
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    This could be some sort of distributed brain network...if we all work at this, we should be able to solve it!

    some 3 letter, 2-syllable words:

    via
    boa
    ado
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT
    Think of a familiar 3-letter word that has two syllables.
    Here in South Carolina, every 3 letter word has two syllables...
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    Anybody can think of a 8-letter word with only one syllable?
  8. #8  
    Originally posted by Sideway
    Anybody can think of a 8-letter word with only one syllable?
    strength?
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    Originally posted by Sideway
    Anybody can think of a 8-letter word with only one syllable?
    'straight'
    'streaked'
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    Originally posted by Sideway
    Anybody can think of a 8-letter word with only one syllable?
    'stressed'
    'streamed'
    'stringed'

    anyone see a trend?
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    smoothed, clutched, breathed ?, trounced, flounced, cleansed, glimpsed, clinched, sheathed, squeezed,

    everything I think of ends in "ed."
    Now I'm thinking of a few choice four-letter, one-syllable words for this puzzle ...

    there's 'schmaltz' and 'schnapps' but with all those consonants they don't fit the other criteria.
    straight?
    Does it have to be an English word?

    I've been dwelling on this riddle for too long today.
    I have to go do something else.
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    'syllable' is an eight letter word with one 'syllable'

    trick question?
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    No it doesn't! syll-a-ble.. oh wait.. you mean.. but ble isn't a word as I last checked.. THIS IS CONFUSING!
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    Originally posted by homer
    'syllable' is an eight letter word with one 'syllable'
    trick question?
    That's cute. I like it, but where would the "familiar 3-letter word that has two syllables" be? Because "All the letters that are added go at the front or at the end." *Sigh* I was hoping for an answer on this... I hate puzzles that I can't solve within a day - gives me headaches.
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT
    I don't know the answer myself either...I wonder if it can be solved at all...
    hmmm... if ToolKit doesn't know the answer and everyone else is making best guesses, how will anyone know if we solve it and come up with the correct answer?
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    Originally posted by MarkEagle


    hmmm... if ToolKit doesn't know the answer and everyone else is making best guesses, how will anyone know if we solve it and come up with the correct answer?
    The first one that fits the criteria is correct. Period. We're working to solve the question, not read the questioners mind.
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    Originally posted by narnia_77
    That's cute. I like it, but where would the "familiar 3-letter word that has two syllables" be? Because "All the letters that are added go at the front or at the end." *Sigh* I was hoping for an answer on this... I hate puzzles that I can't solve within a day - gives me headaches.
    Sorry...I kinda side-tracked us by responding only to Sideway's question, not the original puzzle...
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    It seems as though any three-letter word with two syllables would have to have two vowel sounds in it?
    Can anyone confirm or deny?

    I agree with narnia_77 about puzzles ...
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    They just had this puzzle on NPR today...but I only caught part of the answer. The 3 letter word is 'ole'
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    Here are all the eight letter words with "ole" at the beginning or end, from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary (didn't see any one syllable ones, but I am a programmer, not an linguist. When I worry about syntax, it has to do with FOR..NEXT loops and where all my semi-colons are):
    Code:
    oleander
    oleaster
    olefinic
    amitrole
    beanpole
    blowhole
    borehole
    braciole
    bunghole
    cabriole
    camisole
    capriole
    caracole
    clodpole
    coalhole
    coalhole
    diastole
    escarole
    flagpole
    fumarole
    girasole
    hellhole
    kneehole
    knothole
    loophole
    monopole
    ovariole
    peephole
    pesthole
    picomole
    porthole
    posthole
    seminole
    sinkhole
    slipsole
    thiazole
    turnsole
    wormhole
    I don't know what worries me most: that the word doesn't seem to be here, or that "bunghole" is in the dictionary...
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