Special Sub-Topic: Verb Vs. Noun
|Verb: to move through the air in a controlled manner. Noun: an insect.|
fly & Fly & flies & Flies. This is the example I used when telling my wife about my idea for my first quiz. She was unimpressed.
|Verb: to rot. Noun: name of an Addam's Family member.|
Fester & fester. Got the idea for this one watching Addams' Family Values. Great movie. Christopher Lloyd plays Uncle Fester.
|Verb: to burst. Noun: slang for soda.|
pop. I'm a southerner and have always called it soda, or, more often, by its name, 'Coke', 'Cheerwine', whathaveyou. People from some other regions ask for 'pop'.
|Verb: to stab into. Noun: a sharp weapon.|
spear & knife & lance. Ever wondered why a spear spears, but a sword stabs? You can lance someone with a lance, or knife someone with a knife, but you don't dagger someone with a dagger. This is, of course, a discussion of the words themselves. Don't knife or lance anyone. You. Put the lance down...
|Verb: revolve around on an axis. Noun: the place where you should abandon one road for a perpendicular one.|
turn & Turn. It is a noun, I'm telling you! Look: 'Honey, you missed the turn.' Turn is a noun. It's a place where the verb should take place.
|Verb: get a move on and do your work faster. Noun: a dance popular in the 1970s.|
hustle & Hustle & the hustle & The Hustle. Do-do-do-do-dodododo, do-do-do-do-do Do the Hustle!
|Verb: to dig under something. Noun: a passage under something.|
tunnel & a tunnel & burrow. In some parts of the world, a tunnel that allows pedestrians to go underneath a rail line or road is called a subway.
|Verb: to move around but not get much done. Noun: a golf club.|
putter & Putter. I think having to put 'a golf club' really gave this one away. You could simply go through the kinds of golf club and you'd get it. Interestingly (to me), however, is that 'driver', 'iron' and 'wedge' also have verb counterparts, as well as 'wood', which can mean 'to cover with a stand of trees.' None of the others mean 'to move about and not get much done', however, so I stand by my answer.
|Verb: to put up for public view. Noun: a base or garrison for military personnel.|
post. As an added bonus, 'post' can also be used as a prefix to indicate that the word applies to a time after something else. For example, "the post-war period" refers to the time after the war.
|Verb: to take human life, unlawfully. Noun: a group of crows|
murder & Murder & a murder & A murder. 'Crow' also has a verb and noun meaning. Hey, thanks for taking my quiz! If you liked it, I hope you tell your friends. If you didn't like it, I hope your fingers fall off before you can e-mail anyone that you didn't like it. Just kidding.
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