Friday, December 3, 2010

PUZZLE: English into French

My Editor-in-Chief at Games, Wayne Schmittberger, sent me this puzzle from Martin Gardner's final, posthumously-published Colossal Book of Word Play (Puzzlewright, $8.95).
What English word when spelled backward becomes its own French plural (i.e., the plural of itself translated into French)?
Answer: STATE (ETATS) [ignoring that etat has an accent aigu on the e]


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