Friday, June 16, 2006

Mid-Afternoon Game

There is alledgedly one nine-letter word in the English language that as you remove one letter at a time continues to spell an actual word.

Can you figure out the original nine letter word?

NO GOOGLING!

HINT: Okay, I have had actual phone calls asking about this. Phone calls! I want to clear up some confusion. I never said you remove letters only from the beginning or end of the word. Don't ass-u-me.

4 comments:

Sara said...

I hate this game. I have gotten nothing done this afternoon. I will blame you when I get fired.

Anonymous said...

strippers
stripers[STRIPERS--TEMPERATE BASS]
stripes [afforementioned temporate bass]
strips
trips
tips
tis
is
I

sk82party@yahoo.com said...

Anonymous sure knows his stippers!

griftdrift said...

Okay, I should have said no plurals but I didn't so strippers does count. Why am I not surprised that was the answer you would come up with?

Also, for my friend in Memphis who sent me a list of two dozen words, I'm not checking every single one.

The word I was thinking of was startling.

startling
starling
staring
string
sting
sing
sin
in
i