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Trivial Questions

By Paolo Rossetti

What's the most commonly used letter of the alphabet? (e)
How do you say "not organized" in one word? (disorganized)
End this common phrase: "See you later,..." (alligator)
What sequence of letters has the most varied pronunciation? (ough, 28 different sounds)
What's another word that sounds the same as "road" and "rode"? (rowed)
How can you write the phrase "grade A" so that it has a different meaning but sounds the same? (gray day)
How can you write the phrase "iced ink" so that it has a different meaning but sounds the same? (I stink)
End this common idiom: "As busy as... (a bee)
What is the pole that holds up a flag called? (flagpole)
How do you say "not qualified" in one word? (disqualified)
Who holds the microphone during a ceremony? (the MC; Master of Ceremonies)
How do you say "not fair" in one word? (unfair)
How can you write the phrase "that stuff" so that it has a different meaning but sounds the same? (that's tough!)
What letter is silent in the word "business"? (i)
How can you write the phrase "a nice man" so that it has a different meaning but sounds the same? (an ice man)
What's the most frequent letter that begins words? (s)
End this common idiom: "What goes up must come... (down)
What is the yellow part of an egg called? (yolk)
What letter is silent in the word "talk"? (l)
End this common phrase: "Happy New..." (Year)
How do you spell "14th"? (fourteenth)
End this common phrase: "Elephants have a very long..." (memory)
What letter is silent in the word "comb"? (b)
How can you write the phrase "I scream" so that it has a different meaning but sounds the same? (ice cream)
What's the most common pair of letters in words? (er)
How do you say "not employed" in one word? (unemployed)
Who makes children laugh at a circus? (a clown)
How do you call your grandmother's sister? (great-aunt)
Who plays the music at a disco? (the DJ; Disk Jockey)
What does ET stand for? (Extra-Terrestial)
What letter is silent in the word "people"? (o)
How do you call a person that takes care of animals at the zoo? (zoo keeper)
What's the most frequent final letter of words? (e)
How many syllables does the word "scrunched" have? (1)
What's the longest word in the English language? (pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a forty-five-letter word which is the name of a special form of silicosis caused by ultra-microscopic particles of siliceous volcanic dust.)
What word can be a verb, noun, adjective, preposition, conjunction, interjection and a verbal auxiliary? (like: "Fruit flies like a banana; We may never see its like again; People of like tastes agree; The rate is more like 12 percent; Time flies like an arrow; They acted like they were scared; Like, man, that was far out; So loud I like to fell out of bed.)
End this common idiom: "To be green with... (envy)
What letter is silent in the word "autumn"? (n)
End this common idiom: "Too many cooks spoil the... (broth)
What letter is silent in the word "handsome"? (d)
End this common idiom: "All that glitters is not... (gold)
Start this common idiom: "...and his money are soon parted." (A fool...)
How can you write the phrase "tulips" so that it has a different meaning but sounds the same? (two lips) US (chew lips) GB
What letter is silent in the word "hourglass"? (h)
Who climbs mountains? (a mountaineer)
What does EC stand for? (European Community)
What's the opposite of "deep"? (shallow)
How do you say "not honest" in one word? (dishonest)
Start this common idiom: "...has a silver lining." (Every cloud...)
What does UFO stand for? (Unidentified Flying Object)
End this common idiom: "As fit as... (a fiddle)
How do you call your wife's brother? (brother-in-law)
Start this common idiom: "...shouldn't throw stones." (People with glass houses...)
How do you call your sister's son? (nephew)
End this common idiom: "To put your foot in your... (mouth)
What's another word for "fix"? (repair)
The word "funny" means both "amusing" and... (strange)
What are the things that wipe the rain off the front window of a car? (windshield wipers or windscreen wipers)
How do you call a person who farms bees? (beekeeper)
End this common idiom: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words... (will never hurt me)
Who checks the financial books? (an accountant)
Start this common idiom: "...do as the Romans do." (When in Rome...)
What does UN stand for? (United Nations)
Who mixes cocktails? (a bartender)
Start this common idiom: "...is worth two in the bush." (A bird in the hand...)
What does NAFTA stand for? (North American Free Trade Agreement)
What's the opposite of "wide"? (narrow)
How much is a billion? (US: 1,000,000,000; UK: 1,000,000,000,000)
What are the things you tie on your shoes? (shoelaces)
How do you say "not happy" in one word? (unhappy)
What is the outside of an egg called? (shell)
What is an electric machine for cleaning carpets called? (vacuum cleaner)
How many ways can you say the number "0"? (zero, nought, oh, nil)
What's the short form of "until"? ('till)
How do you say "not suitable" in one word? (unsuitable)
What does the abbreviation "misc." stand for? (miscellaneous)
How do you call the player that guards the goal in soccer? (goalkeeper)
What word means "correct" as well as "the opposite of left"? (right)

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