As long as I can remember I’ve had interest, or perhaps even a passion, for words and playing with them. Anagrams, palindromes, acronyms, anadromes, oxymorons, puns, eponyms were all fair game. I observed how many words could be made a little more interesting and colorful with just the right amount of play.
For example, the word PUN has been defined as “a play on words”. I’ve always wondered why people just don’t use the acronym, POW (Play On Words). It definitely adds a little power to the word.
I‘ve created a few (many?) lists of words over my life. The following is a list of wordy questions that I’ve found to be extremely difficult, but surprising easy to solve if you know the answers.
Try your luck here. If you get 50% or more, you are doing great!!
1) What word changes in pronunciation and meaning when the first letter is capitalized?
2) What word gets shorter when two letters are added?
3) How many words contain only vowels?
4) What US state has the letters USA in it?
5) What US states have the letters NEW in them?
6) What nation’s current capital city is an anagram of the former capital?
7) What six letter words have only two unique letters?
8) What words contain 4 U’s?
Answers can be found here —> Words_Answers