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a little quiz for smart people

jmd
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a little quiz for smart people

See if you can figure out what these words have in common. 

1 Banana
2 Dresser
3 Grammar
4 Potato
5 Revive
6 Uneven
7 Assess
result will be posted sometime later [if due to my age should forget please feel free to pm me!]
No, it is not that they all have at least 2 double letters.   
ps poppy already knows so she is excluded from this quiz!
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

They all feature in a quiz that was set on Sunday the 19th October at 16:45 precisely  Cheesy Tongue
jmd
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

Sorry Spider - you are wrong! Grin
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

With google everyone is smart, its an easy search for that answer
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

Seriously Gus - you need Google to help you with that?
Can we have a quiz with a tricky question next time please?
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jmd
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

Why?  Do you know the answer James G?
I have had various incorrect responses and 1 correct one by PM so far!
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

Remove the first letter, and the remaining letters of each word are palindromes.
Whether its the answer you are looking for or not, you must concede that it is a correct answer to the request you made.
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

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?

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Re: a little quiz for smart people

You could have just agreed I was right - never mind though, I don't mind.
Who also joins the hall of fame? Who was the only correct PM respondent?
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

Worked out it was a palindrome without the first letter  (marked wrong!!) (although I incorrectly called it a mnemonic)
Also noted that with the first letter deleted the remaining palindrome's were not any kind of anagram, none of them re-arranged to any other word in English -unless you know better?- (also marked wrong!!!)
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

4candles was the first and only correct PM I received!  so he is a "smart" person!! Smiley
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

Well done 4 (perhaps should be 5 now) candles.
Oh, and Josie for setting it.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

[blush]
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Well done 4 (perhaps should be 5 now) candles.

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Confession time I guess - it had me totally snookered so I googled it.
Not young enough to know everything
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

So I was the only one to get it right without Googling. (Although I will confess to checking the spelling of Palindrome online)
Does that win me a prize then?
I seriously thought it was pretty obvious as soon as I saw the words.
I always suspected I was slightly different
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Re: a little quiz for smart people

I got it without googling too, although I decided not to post after cheating by looking up the spelling of palindrome.
Hey James, it's a great view from up here on the moral high ground. Grin