A puzzle: what do these 7 words have in common?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by kholmes, May 5, 2008.

  1. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    banana, dresser, grammar, potato, assess, revise, uneven

    My dad sent me this this morning. Haven't figured it out yet.

  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    They each contain a shorter word.

    And if you have the energy, you can move the first letter to the back of the word, then read it backwards.

    However, this formula does not work for revise. Perhaps it should be revive.

    If you like word puzzles, what 5-letter word is pronounced the same after you take away four letters?

  3. 4everkid

    4everkid New Member

    Oooh, you're good Rock!
  4. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    I could count on you, Rock! I'll bet it was "revive" instead of "revise." But I'll doublecheck.
  5. Rafiki

    Rafiki New Member


    ETA Rock's name :~)[This Message was Edited on 05/05/2008]
  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good for you! I was thinking of queue, but I think aitch is just as good. The main point that the answer would have to be a letter.

    What is the ETA for? Greek? Estimated time of arrival? Embroidery Teachers Association? Eu Te Amo?

    Endless tiring ads? I eta hunk of corn pone wit my greens?

  7. Rafiki

    Rafiki New Member

    Queue! Didn't think of that one. I figured it had to be a letter and got to aitch first, of course.

    Queue is better. I shoulda kept going!

    ETA haha! Establishing tiresome addition or, more frequently, edited to add. I think.

    First usage I encountered (aside from time of arrival) was here and I just assumed that's what it means.

    Hmmm, what if it's something naughty?

    I leave it to you :~)

    Peace to you and Gor,
  8. Rafiki

    Rafiki New Member


    Estimated Time of Arrival -or- Edited To Add

    An acronym or text message used in online chat, IM, e-mail, blogs, or newsgroup postings.

    The "Edited To Add" acronym is used primarily on discussion boards and online forums.