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Question 1 - close.antonyms:
What words are similar to their antonyms in other langauges? Show Answer

Question 2 - dutch/dutch.record:
What are some Dutch words with unusual properties? Show Answer

Question 3 - english/equations:

1 = E. on a C.
1 = G. L. for M.
1 = K. K. on the E. S. B.
1 = S. C. in D. P.
1 = S. S.
1 = S. S. for a M.
1 = T. that O. K.
1 = W. on a U.
1 = if by L.
1 = the L. N.
2 = B. G.
2 = C. B. as B. as O.
2 = C. in the T. by C. D.
2 = E. of E.
2 = H. in a W.
2 = H. of C.
2 = L. in the H. B.
2 = N. in a D.
2 = O. in a D. P.
2 = P. J. P.
2 = P. in a B.
2 = P. in a P.
2 = Q. in a H.-D.
2 = S. of a L.'s T.
2 = T. in the W. T. C.
2 = T. the P. A. R.
2 = W. S. in "C."
2 = W. that D.'t M. a R.
2 = if by S.
3 = B. M. (S. H. T. R.!)
3 = B. in "G."
3 = B. in "L. of the R."
3 = B. in the H. E.
3 = B. of the U. S. G.
3 = D. for J. in the B. of the W.
3 = D. of the C.
3 = F. in a Y.
3 = L. P.
3 = L. on a T.
3 = M. and a B.
3 = O. K. C.'s F.
3 = P. in a B. S.
3 = P. in a H. G.
3 = P. of an I.
3 = R. in a C.
3 = S. and Y.'re O.
3 = S. on C.' F. V.
3 = S. in a T.
3 = S. to the W.
3 = W. M. at B.
3 = W. in "M."
3 = W. on a T.
3 = on a M.
4 = B. in a W.
4 = C. in the H. H.
4 = G. M. in C.
4 = H. of the A.
4 = I's in M.
4 = L. in a D. W.
4 = M. in a S.
4 = M. of the B.
4 = Q. in a F. G.
4 = Q. in a G.
4 = S's in M.
4 = S. in a D. of C.
4 = S. in a R.
4 = S. in a S.
4 = S. in a Y.
4 = T. FDR E. P.
4 = W. on a C.
4 = Y. in an O.
5 = B. in the T.
5 = D. in a Z. C.
5 = F. on a H.
5 = G. L.
5 = M. B. in "J. and the B."
5 = M. in a C. R.
5 = P. in a N.
5 = S. in a P.
5 = S. in the S. C.
5 = T. on a F.
5 = V. O. in the H. B.
6 = D. of the C.
6 = "B. C."
6 = A. of the A.
6 = D. of C.
6 = H. D. of O. for R. C.
6 = P. in a P.
6 = P. in a P. T.
6 = S. in a H.
6 = T. Z. in the U. S.
6 = W. of H. VIII
6 = of O. and a H. D. of the O.
7 = "P. of W."
7 = A. of M.
7 = C. in a R.
7 = D. in "S. W."
7 = H. of R.
7 = K. of F. in H. P.
7 = P. of E.
7 = S. of S. the S.
7 = W. of the A. W.
8 = C. in a M.
8 = D. in H.
8 = K. H. of E.
8 = L. on a S.
8 = L. on an O.
8 = S. in a O.
8 = S. on a S. S.
8 = S.'s R.
8 = G. T. in a L. B. C.
9 = C. of H. in the "D. C."
9 = D. in a Z. C., with the S. C.
9 = G. M.
9 = I. in a B. G.
9 = J. on the U. S. S. C.
9 = L. of a C.
9 = M. in a H. B.'s G. P.
9 = P. in the S. S.
9 = S. by B.
10 = A. in the B. of R.
10 = C. G. to M.
10 = F. in B.
10 = L. I. B.
10 = P. in C.
10 = Y. in a D.
11 = F. in a C.
11 = P. on a C. T.
11 = P. on a F. T.
11 = S. in the C.
12 = A. at the L. S.
12 = C. of A. R.
12 = D. of C.
12 = D. of J.
12 = L. of H.
12 = S. of the Z.
12 = T. of I.
13 = a B.'s D.
13 = O. C.
13 = S. on the A. F.
14 = D. in a F.
14 = L. in a S.
14 = P. in W. W.'s P.
15 = M. of F. per P., A. to A. W.
15 = M. on a D. M.'s C.
16 = O. in a P.
16 = O. of M.
17 = S. in a H.
17 = P. that D. N. and S. V.
18 = H. on a G. C.
18 = I. in a C.
19 = G. S. for the V. P.
20 = C. in a P.
20 = Y. S. by R. V. W.
21 = G. S. for the P.
22 = C.
23 = P. on a G. J.
24 = B. B. in a P.
24 = B. B. to a C.
24 = D. P. to the I. for M. I.
24 = H. in a D.
24 = S. Z. of I. T.
25 = Y. of M. for a S. A.
25 = P. in a Q.
26 = L. of the A.
27 = D. W. W. by G. G.
27 = A. to the U. S. C.
28 = D. in F.
29 = D. in F. in a L. Y.
30 = D. H. S.
30 = D. in J.
30 = P. of S. G. to J.
31 = D. in O.
32 = D. F. at which W. F.
36 = I. on a Y. S.
36 = R. M.
39 = L. in M.' L.
40 = D. and N. of the G. F.
40 = D. in L.
40 = Y. in the D. for I.
43 = B. in E. C. of N.
45 = D. in a O.
46 = C. in a H. C.
47 = P. P. in E.'s E.
48 = C. in a P. D.
49 = R. A. in a R.
50 = S. in the U.
50 = W. to L. Y. L.
52 = W. in a Y.
52 = C. in a D.
54 = C. in a D. (with the J.)
57 = H. V.
61 = H. R. H. by R. M. in O. S.
64 = S. on a C.
64 = Y. O. W. I H. Y. W. S. N. M.
66 = B. in the K. J. B.
70 = D. of C.
75 = Y. of M. for the D. A.
76 = T. L. the B. P.
78 = C. in a T. D.
80 = C. in a M.
80 = D. to G. A. the W.
87 = F. S. and S. Y.
88 = C. in the S.
88 = P. K.
90 = D. in a R. A.
95 = M. L.'s T.
96 = T., by ?
99 = B. of B. on a W.
100 = C. in a D.
100 = Y. in a F. F.
101 = D.
101 = a S. M. L.
102 = F. in the E. S. B.
116 = Y. in the H. Y.'s W.
144 = U. in a G.
150 = P. in the B.
180 = D. to R. D.
200 = D. for P. G. in M.
200 = M. in a C.
206 = B. in the H. B.
235 = I. of U. in the A. B.
300 = B. in the T. of C.
365 = D. in a Y.
366 = D. in a L. Y.
432 = P. in a H.
435 = S. in the H. of R.
451 = D. F. at which B. B.
500 = F. C.
500 = M. in the I. F. H.
500 = S. in a R.
666 = N. of the B. in the B. of R.
707 = Y. of C.
755 = H. runs H. by H. A.
800 = W. in V.
880 = N. of M. S. of O. F.
1000 = I. in N. Y.
1000 = P. of L.
1000 = S. L. by the F. of H. of T.
1000 = W. that a P. is W.
1001 = A. N. 
1440 = M. in a D.
1760 = Y. in a M.
5280 = F. in a M.
20000 = L. U. the S.
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Question 4 - english/etymology/acronym:
What acronyms have become common words or are otherwise interesting? Show Answer

Question 5 - english/etymology/fossil:
What are some examples of idioms that include obsolete words? Show Answer

Question 6 - english/etymology/portmanteau:
What are some words formed by combining together parts of other words? Show Answer

Question 7 - english/frequency:
In the English language, what are the most frequently appearing:
1) letters overall?
2) letters BEGINNING words?
3) final letters?
4) digrams (ordered pairs of letters)? Show Answer

Question 8 - english/idioms:
List some idioms that say the opposite of what they mean. Show Answer

Question 9 - english/less.ness:
Find a word that forms two other words, unrelated in meaning, when "less" and "ness" are added. Show Answer

Question 10 - english/letter.rebus:
Define the letters of the alphabet using self-referential common phrases (e.g., "first of all" defines "a"). Show Answer

Question 11 - english/malaprop:
List some phrases with the same meaning that differ by one sound. Show Answer

Question 11 - english/piglatin:
What words in pig latin also are words? Show Answer

Question 12 - english/pleonasm:
What are some redundant terms that occur frequently (like "ABM missile")? Show Answer

Question 13 - english/plurals/collision:
Two words, spelled and pronounced differently, have plurals spelled the same but pronounced differently. Show Answer

Question 14 - english/plurals/doubtful.number:
A little word of doubtful number,
a foe to rest and peaceful slumber.
If you add an "s" to this,
great is the metamorphosis.
Plural is plural now no more,
and sweet what bitter was before.
What am I? Show Answer

Question 15 - english/plurals/drop.terminal:
What words have their plurals formed by dropping the final letter? Show Answer

Question 16 - english/plurals/endings:
List a plural ending with each letter of the alphabet. Show Answer

Question 17 - english/plurals/man:
Words ending with "man" make their plurals by adding "s". Show Answer

Question 18 - english/plurals/switch.first:
What plural is formed by switching the first two letters? Show Answer

Question 19 - english/potable.color:
Find words that are both beverages and colors. Show Answer

Question 20 - english/pronunciation/autonym:
What is the longest word whose phonetic and normal spellings are the same? Show Answer

Question 22 - english/pronunciation/homograph/different.pronunciation:
What sequence of letters has the most different pronunciations? Show Answer

Question 23 - english/pronunciation/homograph/homographs:
List some homographs (words spelled the same but pronounced differently) Show Answer

Question 24 - english/pronunciation/homophone/homophones.alphabet:
Homophones can be confusing when used to exemplify a letter. For example, "g as in gnu" or "k as in knot." Give one for each letter. Show Answer

Question 25 - english/pronunciation/homophone/homophones.letter:
For each letter, list homophones that differ by that letter. Show Answer

Question 26 - english/pronunciation/homophone/homophones.most:
What words have four or more spellings that sound alike? Show Answer

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