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María Teresa Taylor Oliver  Identity Verified
Panama
Local time: 11:11
English to Spanish
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May 26, 2006

Answer will be at bottom of the page

Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Voodoo

There is something unusual about these words. See if you can figure out what they have in common. No cheating now!







































































Brain twister answer:

In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word. Did you figure it out?

Have a fun day!


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carla melis
Local time: 17:11
English to Italian
Cool! May 26, 2006

Thanks! It made me realize I need another coffee this morning...I couldn't think of anything they had in common...
Ciao!


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Peter Shortall  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:11
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Welcome divertissement! May 26, 2006

I was working on a theory that they all contained two identical vowels pronounced differently, only it broke down with voodoo!

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Christian
Local time: 17:11
English to German
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Coffee! May 26, 2006

carla melis wrote:

Thanks! It made me realize I need another coffee this morning...I couldn't think of anything they had in common...
Ciao!

Same here. It made me realize that I'm completely lost without my morning coffee!


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Gabriel Vallecillo  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
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I cheated... May 26, 2006

I went straight to the answer at the bottom... But now I'm gonna send it to my friends (before they have any coffe) and pretend like I figured it out all on my own. Thanks Maria.

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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 17:11
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English to French
Didn't find out May 26, 2006

But these words could be categorized as quasi-but-not-quite-palindromes!
"Cigar? Toss it in a can. It is so tragic."
Have a good weekend,
Philippe


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Andrea Ali  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 13:11
Member (2003)
English to Spanish
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Great María Teresa! May 27, 2006

Bored kids, busy mum.

I have just sent them both to the sunny and warm garden to figure it out.

Let's hope they take long!


Cheers,
Andrea


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