Brain Teasers

Here are a couple brainteasers to give that sleepy muscle a workout. I’ll post the answers over the weekend. Have fun!

A).  What is special about these four words?

what, hole, ales, test

B).  A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?

1) a circular depression & a part for a canine actor
2) a container for an alcoholic beverage & an insignificant insect
3) a container for a container & the bottom of a coffin
4) a cunning wolf relative & insect foot coverings

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8 responses to “Brain Teasers

  1. The first might be a poem about a singles bar 🙂

    The others……

    round hole hound role

    beer mug mere bug

    sly fox fly socks

  2. Oh yeah

    Basket case Casket base

  3. Very good Hammer, now come on and try the first one…You can dooo it!

  4. I was going to say basket case, , the bottom of a coffin? the bottom of a caset would be the casket base.

    the others, well damm, Hammer got it all! LOL I would say next time, have ’em email ya! LOL

  5. other than the first letters spell “what”, am I missing something?

  6. each of the first letters spell the one of the words:
    first letters spell what
    second letters of each spell hole
    thirds spell ales
    fourths spell test

  7. duh…should be “one of the words”, not the one of the words…too early…not enough coffee

  8. Very good lisa you got it…I thought circabellum might end up solving it.

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