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Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Simon Le Fort » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:58 pm

There can't be many.

Today in German: SCHWAERMT. (=swarms)

Any others?

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:08 pm

STRETCHED ?

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:13 pm

I think this might have come up before (although as long one-syllable words).

GRAUNCHED is another one.

STRAIGHTS is a 9-letterer but a plural so wouldn't be a conundrum.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:23 pm

does SCHMOOZED count?

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Simon Myers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:10 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:GRAUNCHED is another one.

STRAIGHTS is a 9-letterer but a plural so wouldn't be a conundrum.
GRAUNCHED won't come up as a conundrum on apterous either, as it has an anagram.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Matt Bayfield » Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:36 pm

I haven't checked whether it has an anagram, but SCREECHED seems to fit the bill.

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Post by Bob De Caux » Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:51 pm

I think THRUTCHED is a good one

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Alec Rivers » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:57 pm

SCREECHED and THRUTCHED are both in, and have no anagrams.


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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Simon Le Fort » Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:49 pm

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by James Hall » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:02 am

screeched
stretched
splotched

are all 9-letter non-plurals which Lexplorer says don't have any anagrams. Plus I got splotched in an ascension a couple of days ago, so I know that's in!
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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:09 pm

There was a discussion long ago about the most syllables in a conundrum, I don't think anyone could match OCEANARIA at the time.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:27 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:There was a discussion long ago about the most syllables in a conundrum, I don't think anyone could match OCEANARIA at the time.
I was thinking about this just this morning! I still think EVALUATED has more syllables.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:34 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:There was a discussion long ago about the most syllables in a conundrum, I don't think anyone could match OCEANARIA at the time.
I was thinking about this just this morning! I still think EVALUATED has more syllables.
O-shun-ar-ee-ah
Ee-val-you-eh-ted

Where do you get the extra/fewer syllables?

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:39 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:There was a discussion long ago about the most syllables in a conundrum, I don't think anyone could match OCEANARIA at the time.
I was thinking about this just this morning! I still think EVALUATED has more syllables.
O-shun-ar-ee-ah
Ee-val-you-eh-ted

Where do you get the extra/fewer syllables?
Oh-shun-arr-yah I would think. Obviously I agree it's 5, but that's what I would guess at.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Chris Davies » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:43 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:There was a discussion long ago about the most syllables in a conundrum, I don't think anyone could match OCEANARIA at the time.
TEPIDARIA and VOMITORIA

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:46 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Charlie Reams wrote:There was a discussion long ago about the most syllables in a conundrum, I don't think anyone could match OCEANARIA at the time.
I was thinking about this just this morning! I still think EVALUATED has more syllables.
O-shun-ar-ee-ah
Ee-val-you-eh-ted

Where do you get the extra/fewer syllables?
When I say evaluated, it has six. EE-VAH-LEE-YU-AY-TID

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:47 pm

I am sure a valid pronunciatoin of ECHINACEA would be ek-in-ay-she-ah

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:48 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote: O-shun-ar-ee-ah
Ee-val-you-eh-ted

Where do you get the extra/fewer syllables?
Oh-shun-arr-yah I would think. Obviously I agree it's 5, but that's what I would guess at.
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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:48 pm

Could you have OH-SHE-AN-AR-EE-A?

I think that's a more realistic six than EVALUATED.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:47 am

Here's one my brother once told me (it's very likely he made it up when me & my dad were doing wordy puzzles or something):

Q: What common four letter English word has ten syllables?

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by James Robinson » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:58 am

Jon Corby wrote:Here's one my brother once told me (it's very likely he made it up when me & my dad were doing wordy puzzles or something):

Q: What common four letter English word has ten syllables?
It's probably wrong, but I was thinking "www." I am aware that the "." isn't strictly a word, but there are 10 syllables. :geek:
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:10 am

James Robinson wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Here's one my brother once told me (it's very likely he made it up when me & my dad were doing wordy puzzles or something):

Q: What common four letter English word has ten syllables?
It's probably wrong, but I was thinking "www." I am aware that the "." isn't strictly a word, but there are 10 syllables. :geek:
Yeah, 'www.' isn't really a word. Otherwise you could have stuff like 4937.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:16 am

Pretty cool guess though.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Michael Wallace » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:17 am

Jon Corby wrote:Yeah, 'www.' isn't really a word. Otherwise you could have stuff like 4937.
That's only 5 syllables :ugeek:

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:20 pm

Michael Wallace wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Yeah, 'www.' isn't really a word. Otherwise you could have stuff like 4937.
That's only 5 syllables :ugeek:
Four thousand nine hundred and thirty seven.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:28 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Michael Wallace wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Yeah, 'www.' isn't really a word. Otherwise you could have stuff like 4937.
That's only 5 syllables :ugeek:
Four thousand nine hundred and thirty seven.
No, Michael was right, it's 5.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:35 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Four thousand nine hundred and thirty seven.
No, Michael was right, it's 5.
So obvious :roll:

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:37 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Four thousand nine hundred and thirty seven.
No, Michael was right, it's 5.
So obvious :roll:
I know, just gotta say it out loud right? Dunno how you miscounted by so much.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:54 pm

Why is it 5? Puzzled.

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Post by James Hall » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:57 pm

senselessnesses has only four letters and four syllables. Am I on the right track?
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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:58 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:Why is it 5? Puzzled.
For serious? "Four", "Nine", "Three" and "Seven".

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon Corby » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:02 pm

James Hall wrote:senselessnesses has only four letters and four syllables. Am I on the right track?
No. "Being on the right track" is a kind of klu though.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon O'Neill » Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:56 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:Why is it 5? Puzzled.
For serious? "Four", "Nine", "Three" and "Seven".
I thought that was too obvious. It was the first thing I thought of. I was sitting there like, what, 4937 has ten syllables? Weird how we read numbers in our head differently.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Kai Laddiman » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:50 pm

Haha, that's a good one Corby.

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"What common four letter English word has" has 10 syllables.
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Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:59 pm

Here's another good one for Corby: which everyday English word is an anagram of GRAINSUET?

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Post by JackHurst » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:09 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:Here's another good one for Corby: which everyday English word is an anagram of GRAINSUET?
Tried this myself, could only manage SEATING for 7.

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Post by Ian Volante » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:18 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:Why is it 5? Puzzled.
For serious? "Four", "Nine", "Three" and "Seven".
I still don't understand. :cry:
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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:25 pm

Ian Volante wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:
Jon O'Neill wrote:Why is it 5? Puzzled.
For serious? "Four", "Nine", "Three" and "Seven".
I still don't understand. :cry:
Aren't they just messing about?

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Post by James Hall » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:06 am

Charlie Reams wrote:Here's another good one for Corby: which everyday English word is an anagram of GRAINSUET?
Signature? I guess I use that most days...

Or have I just walked into a donkey trap?
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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon Corby » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:48 am

Kai Laddiman wrote:Haha, that's a good one Corby.

SPOILERZ:
"What common four letter English word has" has 10 syllables.
That's cool, but not actually the answer!

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:48 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:Haha, that's a good one Corby.

SPOILERZ:
"What common four letter English word has" has 10 syllables.
That's cool, but not actually the answer!
How about "Q: What common four letter English word" has 10 syllables? :P
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Post by Jon Corby » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:42 pm

Kai Laddiman wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:
Kai Laddiman wrote:Haha, that's a good one Corby.

SPOILERZ:
"What common four letter English word has" has 10 syllables.
That's cool, but not actually the answer!
How about "Q: What common four letter English word" has 10 syllables? :P
No, very good but it's nothing like that.

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Post by Lesley Hines » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:56 pm

At the risk of staying on topic, SPLOTCHED :)
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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Kai Laddiman » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:24 pm

Jon Corby wrote:No, very good but it's nothing like that.
Yes Bob. Sorry Bob. Spud's on the job Bob.
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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Jon Corby » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:26 pm

Jon Corby wrote:Q: What common four letter English word has ten syllables?
Since nobody got this, the answer is ROAD.

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Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

Post by Kai Laddiman » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:28 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Q: What common four letter English word has ten syllables?
Since nobody got this, the answer is ROAD.
I prefer my answer.
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