too many letters?

Here’s a little teaser for you …

What’s the only word in the English language to sound exactly the same when you remove four of its five letters?

Here are some visual hints …

National Woman’s Party members with banners during the dedication ceremonies for the Alva E. Belmont House, 1922 via Wikimedia Commons.


Lined up in Latvia. Photo by russavia via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo of tourists in Jerusalem by Dan Lundberg via Wikimedia Commons.

What do these people all have in common?

They’re waiting …

in a line …

or a …

queue (a line of people waiting). Pronunciation: Q!


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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    It is interesting that here in the US we don’t routinely use the word queue when we talk about lines. It seems like we refer to “in the queue” for non-human things like orders in a queue or letters etc. I wonder why that is?

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