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9:33 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Cultured Film Quotes

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 10:58 am

We love low-brow film, but every once in a while, we crave high culture. In this game, we've classed up a few famous movie quotes with the names of important historical figures: "I'll be Bach."

Heard in Episode 326: Too Soon

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9:33 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Everything But The 'Y'

Originally published on Thu September 18, 2014 10:58 am

There are words... and then there are super words! Supervocalics are words that include each of the vowels A, E, I, O and U, like "tambourine." All of the answers in this game share this special power.

Heard in Episode 326: Too Soon

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9:52 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Bachelor Of Yarrts

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 4:28 pm

Our Ask Me Another linguistic team figured out how to sound like a pirate: simply put a "Y" in front of words that starts with "A-R." Yarr! How many buccaneer words can you guess?

Heard in Episode 325: What's The Magic Word?

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9:39 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Double Trouble

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 4:28 pm

What do LL Cool J and e. e. cummings have in common? Not only could both spit a mean verse, their names also both begin with a double letter, as do all of the answers in this final round game.

Heard in Episode 325: What's The Magic Word?

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9:39 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Celebrity Sightings

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 4:28 pm

Celebrities: they're just like us! They shop in malls, eat fast food and play word games. In this round, mash up chain stores or restaurants with celebrity names, like "Betty White Castle."

Heard in Episode 325: What's The Magic Word?

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9:39 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Get Geeky

Originally published on Sat September 6, 2014 4:28 pm

If you're a fan of nerdy hobbies, then today's your lucky day! Julian Velard breaks out the vocoder and sings the Daft Punk song "Get Lucky" with the lyrics rewritten to be about geeky activities.

Heard in Episode 325: What's The Magic Word?

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10:16 am
Thu August 14, 2014

The Loneliest Number

The loneliest number is one, of course! Every answer in this final round contains the letters "O-N-E" in consecutive order. Who will prove to be our ONE and only champion?

Heard in Episode 324: His Dark Material

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10:16 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Scrabble City

Scrabble doesn't allow proper nouns, but we're rebels who laugh at their "rules." This game gives hints about cities along with their Scrabble point values. For 19 points, what's the capital of Arizona?

Heard in Episode 324: His Dark Material

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10:16 am
Thu August 14, 2014

It's Elementary

We hope you're "in your element" for this quiz, because every answer contains the name of an element from the periodic table.

Heard in Episode 324: His Dark Material

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10:38 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Sem-ANN-tics

Originally published on Thu July 31, 2014 11:35 am

Don't get too annoyed with this final round. Like "annoyed," every answer contains the consecutive letters "A-N-N" somewhere within it. This game separates the canniest from the wannabes.

Heard in Episode 323: Smitten With The Mitten State

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