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The English language

A little bit of fun with words.. 8 Questions.

 
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1

There are only two words that contain all the vowels in the correct order, which one of these is the odd one out.

  • Facetious
  • Magnanimous
  • Abstemious

2

One Thousand contains the letter A. How many of the words for numerals from one to nine hundred ninety-nine contain the letter A.

  • 36
  • 15
  • 0

3

The sentence "Ma is as selfless as I am" can be read the same way backwards if you take away all the spaces. What is a word or sentence that can be read both ways called?

  • Spoonerism
  • Palindrome
  • Plagiarism

4

Four - The number of letters in the name equals the number, how many other numbers achieve this feat

  • 1
  • 3
  • 0

5

Ough is pronounced in different ways, all are contained here: "A rough-coated, dough-faced ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough, coughing and hiccoughing thoughtfully." - how many ?

  • 7
  • 6
  • 8

6

Of all the entries in Webster's 1996 English Dictionary a small percentage were misspelled, how many words were misspelled.

  • 315
  • 579
  • 26

7

Taxi - is spelled exactly the same in English, German, Swedish, Portuguese, Dutch and one other

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Russian

8

A bibliophile is a collector of rare books. A bibliopole is a ?

  • An auction of rare books
  • A seller of rare books
  • A library of rare books

 

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