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Who's the odd one out? (Posted on 2004-04-10) Difficulty: 2 of 5
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?


  Submitted by Popstar Dave    
Rating: 2.7500 (12 votes)
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There are many possibilities for this.

PALM could be the odd one out as is is the only one that cannot be used as a collective.

REAM could be the odd one out for two reasons.
1. It has no decenders when written in lower-case. (note that the title of this problem also has no decenders, a very obscure clue...)
2. It's the only one who, when letters are transformed to numbers (a=1, b=2, ...) the sum is odd.

SAGA could be the odd one out for two reasons.
1. It's the only word that cannot be used as a verb as well as a noun.
2. It's the only word that cannot be anagrammed into another word, such as PLUM, MARE and LAMP.

There may be others. See what you can come up with.

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  Subject Author Date
Some Thoughtssome thoughtsK Sengupta2007-05-16 13:11:53
Some Thoughtsre: Larry aced this one OR NOTAdy TZIDON2004-04-19 09:07:15
Larry aced this onePenny2004-04-18 21:30:36
thought-ragge-2004-04-14 18:24:49
Solutionsteve's crazy solutionSteve Royer2004-04-13 00:12:12
Common FactorsBrittany2004-04-12 16:54:37
re(3): Before I check others... AGAS anagrammedBenjamin J. Ladd2004-04-12 10:14:27
re(2): Before I check others... AGAS anagrammedPenny2004-04-12 06:04:08
Hints/Tipsre: Before I check others... AGAS anagrammedAdy TZIDON2004-04-12 02:18:16
re: Before I check others...Benjamin J. Ladd2004-04-11 21:26:52
Before I check others...Jer2004-04-11 17:03:15
Some Thoughtsre(2): is this correct?--2nd the motionAdy TZIDON2004-04-11 09:41:06
re: is this correct?Penny2004-04-11 08:50:48
is this correct?Holly2004-04-11 08:44:56
SolutionMy two centsFigured82004-04-11 06:35:25
Questionre: possible s o l u t i o n S...Ady TZIDON2004-04-11 04:49:09
possible solutionJoshua2004-04-11 03:19:32
re(4): another solutionLarry2004-04-10 23:18:14
re(4): another solutionBenjamin J. Ladd2004-04-10 22:11:27
re(3): another solutionPenny2004-04-10 21:47:43
re(2): another solutionBenjamin J. Ladd2004-04-10 21:40:37
re: another solutionPenny2004-04-10 17:54:03
Some Thoughtsanother solutionLarry2004-04-10 17:35:56
Solutiona guesslogischer Verstand2004-04-10 16:39:52
re: Another odd jobLarry2004-04-10 16:16:35
re: Another odd jobBilly Bob2004-04-10 15:58:36
SolutionAnother odd jobPenny2004-04-10 15:48:47
re(2): SolutionPenny2004-04-10 15:07:31
re: SolutionBilly Bob2004-04-10 14:15:56
re: hmmmPenny2004-04-10 14:05:43
hmmmVictor Zapana2004-04-10 13:57:54
SOLUTIONRichard2004-04-10 13:45:07
re An odd way to look at itLarry2004-04-10 13:31:16
re: An odd way to look at it.Penny2004-04-10 13:24:57
Some ThoughtsAn odd way to look at it.Larry2004-04-10 13:12:46
SolutionSolutionPenny2004-04-10 11:39:08
Some Thoughtsdoubt if this is itLarry2004-04-10 11:12:19
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