One-Syllable Human Body Parts

How many can you get? Singular words only, no slang.
Not including fluids like "blood" and "bile" or bodily growths, like "cyst" or "zit"
Not including words typically used with a prefix or extra word, like "lash", "lobe", or "duct"
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Last updated: December 13, 2019
First submittedSeptember 22, 2014
Times taken62,215
Average score48.4%
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Answer
Arch
Arm
Back
Bone
Brain
Breast
Brow
Calf
Cell
Cheek
Chest
Answer
Chin
Disc
Ear
Eye
Face
Foot
Gland
Groin
Gum
Hair
Hand
Answer
Head
Heart
Heel
Hip
Jaw
Joint
Jowl
Knee
Leg
Lens
Limb
Answer
Lip
Lung
Mouth
Nail
Nape
Neck
Nerve
Node
Nose
Palm
Pate
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Pons
Pore
Rib
Scalp
Shin
Skin
Skull
Sole
Spine
Spleen
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Thigh
Throat
Thumb
Toe
Tongue
Tooth
Vein
Waist
Womb
Wrist
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Level 62
Apr 21, 2021
There's lots up for debate in this quiz, obviously, and I know I could add or subtract answers based on people's comments and still get a whole host of suggestions. As an alternative, I made a Top-40 Quiz based on the most guessed answers to this quiz over time.
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2014
Lap?
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Level 62
Sep 22, 2014
Lap is not a part of the body. It's a word to describe an area that exists only when someone is sitting down.
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Level 66
Sep 22, 2014
I would put "brow" and "nail" in the same category as "lash".
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Level 62
Sep 22, 2014
Brow is another word for forehead, so I included it for that reason. I thought about not including nail, but people talk so commonly about their 'nails', that I decided to include it. People don't really talk about their 'lash', or their 'lid' or their 'lobe' in quite the same way.
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Level 32
Sep 20, 2017
I don't know why I didn't just try 'nail'. I thought for sure it would fall under the oft paired with another word rule. Next time I'll just check.
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Level 90
Jul 2, 2015
Was surprised ball wasn't on the list.
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Level 90
Jul 2, 2015
Clarification - referring to the ball of the foot.
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Level 76
Jul 9, 2015
uh huh...sure you were...
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Level 90
Nov 6, 2015
Of course I was, otherwise it would've been prevented by QM's no slang rule.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
makes sense, if arch is there,,,
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Level 35
Aug 22, 2022
can't relate
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Level 41
Sep 12, 2015
seems legit
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Level 64
Sep 12, 2015
me too
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Level 62
Feb 2, 2017
Yep. If heel and (especially) arch are there, ball should be too.
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2017
I would disagree. If you ever injured your heel, arch or ball of your foot, and someone inquired as to what area your impending surgery was targeting, you would respond either, "my heel", "my arch" or "the ball of my foot". You would never respond merely, "my ball". So ball is not a stand-alone body part when referring to an area of your foot, IMO.
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2017
you could make the same argument for sole. I would always say "sole of my foot" but perhaps that's just to make clear that I'm not talking about a "soul" in the spiritual sense
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Level 71
Sep 23, 2017
I used to have a doctor who would always ask, as part of taking your medical history, what you were doing for your soul – even if you'd just come in for a tetanus shot. He unsurprisingly earned the nickname, "Dr. Soul".
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
you could also make and argument for the opposite using that logic. If you go to a doctor and he ask where it hurts, you wouldnt say my arch. Or just a random person.
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Level 39
Aug 11, 2020
Oh my goodness😂
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Level 75
Aug 22, 2020
Or scrote.
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Level 64
Jul 2, 2015
Maybe sort the data into 4 or 8 columns as to making it even?
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2015
Current configuration upsets the delicate balance of the universe for you?
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2017
Aesthetics matter. Unlike rude and condescending people.
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
Yeah jeez dude, he was just asking if it could be neater. I agree it would look nice that way, unlike you.
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Level 68
Jul 8, 2015
Is blood one syllable or two?
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Level ∞
Jul 8, 2015
Maybe we should ask this kid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fVDGu82FeQ

But the directions say that bodily fluids don't count so it doesn't matter.

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Level 66
Sep 20, 2017
When I saw the Youtube link I already knew what video it was.
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
Yeah
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Level 46
Sep 12, 2022
Can someone describe the contents of the video because I think I've seen it before and Youtube, being who they are, decided to take it down.
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Level 21
Aug 3, 2016
1. You move your chin down once when you say it.
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Level 35
Aug 22, 2022
THANK YOU my teachers always assumed we understood but this helps so much.. i have hated syllables every day since i was made aware of them
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Level 88
Jul 22, 2015
That was fun. A brain-wracker.
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Level 48
Sep 11, 2015
Thank you for a fun quiz!!
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Level 84
Sep 11, 2015
And if "hair" counts, why not "beard?"
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Level 72
Sep 26, 2017
I think that hair refers to all kinds of body hair, like hair (in your head), beard, moustache etc. Not just hair in your head.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
very curious what your beard is made of
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Level 73
Sep 11, 2015
One of the most controversial quizzes of all time
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Level 32
Sep 11, 2015
I'd say this was a load of nonsense but great fun
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Level 27
Sep 11, 2015
Again a suggestion....how about root as in root canal? Surely teeth have roots.
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Level 68
Jun 26, 2017
hair has roots too
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Level 27
Sep 11, 2015
I am unsure how the website works to be honest, but how are there comments from September, 2014 when the quiz was apparently created on July 1 2015? Curious how that comes about.
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Level 38
Sep 11, 2015
If the quiz gets updated or changed in any way, then the date reflects the latest change, not the date it was originally created.
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Level 77
Sep 11, 2015
Valve?
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2017
Just took it again, and again wondered why valve wasn't accepted? Pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, etc.
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Level 69
Sep 11, 2015
Pons but no mons? How about glans?
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Level 58
Sep 11, 2015
Ridiculous but fun. You can have gland and node, but not duct?
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Level 71
Sep 12, 2015
What's a pate?
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2017
Head - more often the top of the head.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
so a pat on the pate? haha that sort of funny... ( ok I need to get out more...) it was the only word I had never heard of.
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Level 64
Sep 12, 2015
You should make a 'speed' version, like for 2 minutes, or 1 min. :)
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Level 62
Sep 13, 2015
Spleen but not liver. Knee but not ankle or elbow...
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Level 27
Sep 13, 2015
Ankle, elbow, and liver are 2 syllables :)
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Level 50
Aug 28, 2019
cant tell if ur joking
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Level 62
Sep 13, 2015
Ah, take back that comment... One syllable!!
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Level 69
Sep 14, 2015
cone, rod, trunk, crown, frame, valve, egg, sperm, gut

Lots of options missing here.

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Level 65
May 17, 2022
Yes, gut is a good anglo-saxon word for intestine.
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Level 68
Nov 4, 2015
Flesh?
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Level 41
Mar 24, 2021
That's the same thing as skin

That could be a type-in tho

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Level 33
Nov 9, 2015
Is cell a part of the body?
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Level 41
Mar 24, 2021
A cell is part of it but that is what makes up these body parts

(I think cause I suck at the human body xD)

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Level 71
Feb 2, 2016
Chin?
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Level 64
Feb 14, 2016
Gut maybe? Also Glans.
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Level 72
May 12, 2016
Somehow thought this was "three-letter" body parts, and failed horribly at this.
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Level 67
Nov 18, 2016
Hey, the first time I did this I thought it was three-letters too! Got me really stumped! Got all the three-letter words though :-)
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Level 39
Aug 11, 2020
Oof.
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Level 36
Jul 21, 2016
Nail is two syllables

Nay-all.

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Level 21
Aug 3, 2016
Nail is one syllable. You move your chin down once.
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Level 39
Aug 25, 2017
Planning is one syllable. You move your chin down once.
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Level 87
Mar 17, 2019
Mmm-hmm. <<== 0 syllables, no chin movement necessary.
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
Yes, because it is not a word, it's just humming.
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Level 59
Sep 26, 2017
Dictionaries show the pronunciation as one syllable (with a diphthong), but I suspect a lot of people say it with two separate vowels - I think I do.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
wow so many people on this site seem to have extreme trouble knowing if words are one or two syllables, I am so surprised, I never knew it was an issue for anyone, cause it seems so obvious, but I have seen several ( quite big) discussions on this site now. Sometimes for the most simple words like house. ( I dont mean to offend anyone, I am just reallly surprised!)
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Level 61
Oct 14, 2016
Also missing teat. But there's a lot of missing values it seems.
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Level 63
Feb 6, 2017
thought teeth would be here
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2017
Tooth is, but no teeth.
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Level 71
Feb 14, 2017
How about valve?
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2017
Barely eclipsed 50%. Missed toe. 94% didn't. Probably the most egregious miss of my JetPunk career!
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Level 39
May 31, 2017
blood?
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Level 41
Mar 24, 2021
That's not considered a body part but it is inside of you -w-
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Level 54
Jun 10, 2022
What part of no bodily fluids is unclear?
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Level 44
Jun 27, 2017
When you say cheek, what type of cheek do you mean...?
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
The only explanation I have is it says no slang.
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Level 61
Jun 27, 2017
limb? seriously? you already have foot and arm, so adding limb is kind of cheating. same thing!
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Level 21
Jun 27, 2017
Bowel, Navel, and Clavicle should also be added! Awesome quiz though, gets you thinking.
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Level 65
Sep 26, 2017
WHAT??? Yeah, and how about small intestine, gastrocnemius, medulla oblongata, and anterior superior iliac spine. Those are all one syllable words, too, correct?
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Level 41
Mar 24, 2021
Guys these are one-syllable body parts!
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Level 72
Apr 29, 2022
Bowel though yeah? Not exactly slang
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Level 84
Sep 20, 2017
You pronounce groin with one syllable?
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Level 73
Sep 20, 2017
I do. Not sure how you can even pronounce it with two. How do you pronounce "coin"?
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Level 84
Sep 20, 2017
Not the same way that I pronounce groin.
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Level 71
Jan 10, 2022
He pronounces "Groin" the same way you pronounce "Glóin" apparently
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Level 59
Sep 26, 2017
Unless you pronounce the vowels individually rather than as a diphthong, it's one syllable.
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Level 61
Sep 20, 2017
if "cell" is acceptable, shouldn't blood be, too?
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Level 59
Jun 3, 2019
Cell isn't a fluid.
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Level 79
Sep 20, 2017
quiz for slang body parts would be fun
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Level 25
Sep 20, 2017
arch?
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Level 73
Sep 20, 2017
Loin maybe, I don't know
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Level 54
Jul 26, 2021
I thought loin too.
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Level 56
Sep 20, 2017
Why not crotch?
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
Either you're joking or you didn't read the no slang thing.
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Level 56
Sep 21, 2017
No 'ball' (as in 'ball of your foot', not testicle)? You have 'sole' and 'arch'.
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Level 42
Sep 22, 2017
also missing balls and eggs
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Level 83
Sep 22, 2017
Fat? Lid? Lash? Drum (i.e. Ear)? Lobe?
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Level 57
Sep 24, 2017
Can you accept teeth as well as tooth, I wrote in teeth but I didn't even think of the singluar.
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
It specifically says singular only.
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Level 72
Sep 26, 2017
I, a woman, missed womb. I'm embarrassed.
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Level 59
Sep 26, 2017
I, as a human, missed lots of obvious things that all humans have
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Level 39
Aug 5, 2018
...because it's a uterus...
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
wombman womb-man, hah!! never seen it that way, quite fun ( though pretty sure not the etymological explanation, cause I think I looked it up once but an interesting mash-up notheless!)
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Level 66
Nov 24, 2017
I thought that scapula is also referred to as "blade" which would make it a one-syllable word.. I also agree with the lash thing people have mentioned above me
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Level 10
Jan 5, 2018
Why no gut or teeth?
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Level 10
Jan 5, 2018
It says tooth, but people don't have one tooth!
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Level 14
Jun 14, 2018
Did you actually read the caveats? It does say no plurals.
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Level 58
Feb 8, 2018
I somehow got it in my head that this was a four letter or less quiz. So I missed a lot and was confused as to why ulna wasn't working. SMH
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Level 37
Jun 14, 2018
heel and nail are both two syllables... he-el and na-il. the don't really count if you pronounce them properly. at least for the way i've been taught.
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Level 12
Jun 14, 2018
for the way i was taught, heel and nail are just one syllable.
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Level 72
Oct 8, 2018
All the dictionaries I can find only give one syllable in the pronunciation.
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Level 67
Dec 20, 2018
Dont mean to be rude. But hard to say this without sounding rude, but it allmost seems that in some places people aren t taught (correctly) what a syllable actually is. It doesnt seem such a hard concept to me, quite evident when you see or hear the word, but apparently lots of people struggle with it. You can stretch any word as long as you want but that doesnt give it more syllables. Dog would be atleast two then dohhh -ghe (maybe the people that have trouble think that a new syllable starts when the position of your mouth/tongue changes??)
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Level 87
Jan 19, 2021
Who was your teacher? Young Forrest Gump?
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Level 41
Mar 24, 2021
I'm pretty sure you can't split words into syllables where there are two vowels-

It is just how the vowels twist up the pronounciation of the words

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Level 22
Dec 25, 2018
I somehow managed to get pons but not foot. *facepalm*
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Level 54
Mar 20, 2019
Lobe? We have them on our ears and in our brain...
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Level 45
Jun 4, 2019
see instructions
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Level 76
Mar 21, 2019
I missed the head and hand.........
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Level 45
Jun 4, 2019
Pad, Dermis, Ala, Cone, and ulna
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
Not Dermis, Ala, or Ulna (All 2 syllables). Cone I agree with though.
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Level 63
Aug 28, 2019
I got node and missed head somehow
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Level 72
Nov 15, 2019
Beard? Butt?
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Level 55
Apr 20, 2020
Beard falls under hair, well I hope your beard is made of hair. and butt is short for buttocks
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Level 29
Dec 30, 2019
butt....
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Level 65
May 13, 2020
Why don't you add teeth to the type-ins or a caveat about no plurals?
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Level 62
May 13, 2020
Does “singular words only” mean anything to you?
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Level 41
May 22, 2020
Shouldn't fat count? It's not really a fluid.
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Level 68
May 25, 2020
great quiz
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Level 75
Aug 22, 2020
Fun quiz! Consider accepting nare. It's the medical term for nostril.
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Level 29
Aug 24, 2020
Why no butt or bum?
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Level 41
Mar 24, 2021
Those two are short for buttocks

(See wiifly)

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Level 40
Jan 19, 2021
96% of people: Ear

Me: Groin

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Level 74
Aug 26, 2021
No psoas?
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Level 74
May 17, 2022
Two syllables.
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Level 70
Jan 27, 2022
Gene?
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Level 76
Jun 10, 2022
Blood?