Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Word Riddle

I don’t know who to acknowledge for this little riddle (someone e-mailed the link to me), but it’s pretty amazing.

Here goes:
What common English word is nine letters long and each time you remove one letter from it, it still remains an English word from the nine letters all the way down to a single remaining word?

Startling
…remove the “l” and you have,

Starting
…remove the “t” and you have,

Staring
…remove the “a” and you have,

String
…remove the “r” and you have,

Sting
…remove the “t” and you have,

Sing
…remove the “g” and you have,

Sin
…remove the “s” and you have,

In
…remove the “n” and you have,

I
All of these are English words. Watch video here.


video

5 comments:

Mary Vaughn said...

Very clever. I think maybe the guy the needs a life. :o)

Aaron Paul Lazar said...

Cool - I never would have thought of this out of the blue.

Joylene Butler said...

That was fun. Another one, please.

Kim Smith said...

Wow how cool is that??

Marta Stephens said...

I love this type of thing. Thought you would too. :)