10 February 2009

Words: universally challenged

Manchester Uni are doing very well on the current series of University Challenge, and are through to the final. Hurrah to them!
Here's one of the questions from this week, which I liked (and for once wasn't about quantum physics or obscure operas by someone you've never even heard of).
In best Paxman voice, ahem:
Which common three-letter words begin with the same letter and end with the same letter, but have different vowels in the middle, and mean, in alphabetical order: sack; beseech; large; marsh, and a type of insect?
That'll be: bag, beg, big, bog, bug, Jeremy.

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