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What are you doing and where are you from? (Posted on 2004-04-14) Difficulty: 2 of 5
What is the only word in the English language that when capitalized is changed from a noun or a verb to a nationality?

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I appologise for the ambiguity with the way this problem was worded. It was intended to ask for a word that was both an noun AND a verb, which would then by capitalised to become a nationality. Obviously if the word could be a noun OR a verb, there are many more answers.

"Polish" is the best answer to this problem.
A 'Polish' person may use 'polish' in order to 'polish' an object.

"Scotch" is another, more obscure answer ('scotch' can be used as both a noun and a verb). I don't think is appropriate, however, due to the fact that people from Scotland are usually referred to as "Scottish".

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionSolution(s)Dej Mar2008-07-24 10:56:53
answerK Sengupta2007-04-14 13:36:23
No SubjectJayDeeKay2006-12-28 17:23:08
One of the most abused nationalities.....Penny2004-05-02 05:39:34
testSatan2004-04-27 07:11:43
Another pedantic point about AND/OR.Penny2004-04-16 18:16:30
re: GuidelinesWendy2004-04-15 22:35:48
One more solutionJer2004-04-15 15:33:05
re: ...but english isn't English!Penny2004-04-15 04:07:41
Some Thoughts...but english isn't English!fwaff2004-04-15 03:17:16
Some Thoughtsre: French lesson att LARRY+ PENNYAdy TZIDON2004-04-15 01:13:53
French lessonLarry2004-04-14 23:34:38
re: Penny Tristan et al : AND/ORPenny2004-04-14 21:35:37
Some ThoughtsPenny Tristan et al : AND/ORAdy TZIDON2004-04-14 20:43:51
One + One MorePenny2004-04-14 20:25:51
Some ThoughtsOne moreLarry2004-04-14 20:10:05
i knew this as soon as i saw it :-)angela2004-04-14 19:10:09
re(4): That's because you weren't looking hard enough. :-)Penny2004-04-14 17:34:49
re(3): That's because you weren't looking hard enough. :-)Tristan2004-04-14 17:25:36
re(2): I dane to offer two more....Penny2004-04-14 15:45:28
re(2): That's because you weren't looking hard enough. :-)Penny2004-04-14 15:42:33
Some Thoughtsre: I dane to offer two more....logischer Verstand2004-04-14 15:36:02
re: That's because you weren't looking hard enough. :-)Tristan2004-04-14 14:53:48
re: I dane to offer two more....e.g.2004-04-14 14:51:46
I dane to offer two more....Penny2004-04-14 14:37:47
That's because you weren't looking hard enough. :-)Penny2004-04-14 14:28:40
Some ThoughtsGuidelinesTristan2004-04-14 14:09:19
Some Thoughtsre: ONLY???? GOD BLESS YOUlogischer Verstand2004-04-14 13:06:04
SolutionEasylogischer Verstand2004-04-14 13:04:07
And let's not forget the.....Penny2004-04-14 12:14:08
re: well this is guess is the answerFederico Kereki2004-04-14 12:06:46
Solutionwell this is guess is the answerprince2004-04-14 11:48:40
SolutionONLY???? GOD BLESS YOUAdy TZIDON2004-04-14 10:44:23
re: And this nationality bitterly resents it too.Federico Kereki2004-04-14 10:42:25
SolutionAnd this nationality bitterly resents it too.Penny2004-04-14 10:23:29
SolutionPossible solutionRA2004-04-14 09:50:25
Some Thoughtsre: Suggestionsfwaff2004-04-14 09:20:33
SolutionOnly???fwaff2004-04-14 09:10:09
SolutionSuggestionsFederico Kereki2004-04-14 09:07:42
I think I have the answer. . .Wendy2004-04-14 08:54:26
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