{dfp-include} snopes.com: Language (Puzzlers)
Home --> Language --> Puzzlers


Linguistic puzzled unravelled.

Ratings Key

        Green bullet = true
        Red bullet = false
        Multiple status bullet = multiple truth values
        Yellow bullet = undetermined
        White bullet = unclassifiable veracity

Select this link for an expanded
definition of our rating system.

Red bullet Three common words in the English language end with '-gry.'

Green bullet English has at least one nine-letter word that remains a valid word as each of its letters is successively removed.

* Entries marked with an asterisk will display in a separate browser window.

Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2015 by snopes.com.
This material may not be reproduced without permission.
snopes and the snopes.com logo are registered service marks of snopes.com.