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    Pronunciation

    What English word can have four of its five letters removed and still retain its original pronunciation?

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    Re: Pronunciation

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Queue</span hide>

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    Re: Pronunciation

    I was also thinking of piratespeak: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">aargh.</span hide>

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    Re: Pronunciation

    You are either a quite late or very early - Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19

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    Re: Pronunciation

    Queue is the one I first thought of but since then I've speculated about aitch as well which I believe is the spelling of the word for the letter H.

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    Re: Pronunciation

    <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>but if you removed any four of the five letters it would not be pronounced "H" ( you see the final H is silent in 'aitch')

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    Re: Pronunciation

    One could argue that "H" is pronounced "aitch" in the same way that "Q" would be pronounced "cue".

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