Of the words listed below, one is "odd man out." This has
nothing to do with the number of vowels, consonants or
syllables. Can you find the misfit?
LUMP REAM SAGA PALM
Lump, ream, and palm are all measures of something, saga is not. (According to dictionary.com a palm is
"2. A lineal measure equal either to the breadth of the hand or to its length from the wrist to the ends of the fingers; a hand; -- used in measuring a horse's height.
Note: In Greece, the palm was reckoned at three inches. The Romans adopted two measures of this name, the lesser palm of 2.91 inches, and the greater palm of 8.73 inches. At the present day, this measure varies in the most arbitrary manner, being different in each country, and occasionally varying in the same.")
Posted by Richard
on 2004-04-10 13:45:07