Pls help I dont want to think... what is this word?

Philippines
April 14, 2007 2:28pm CST
its a nine letters word. and each time you omit one letter from it, it still become a word. From nine letters down to single letter. Theres a hint: "I" is the single word remains.
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@MarkyB21 (1545)
15 Apr 07
For this to be a proper riddle, I think you need to put the answer in the question. For example: "You will find the answer to this question startling, there is a nine letter word..." Then the person just needs to realise the trick which makes it more of a riddle instead of a challenge that requires lots of time looking in a dictionary.
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
Actually i eamil your answers to my friend and all are wrong, he said you only omit letters only from its left side.
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@MarkyB21 (1545)
17 Apr 07
Wow, that makes it much harder! I'll have to keep thinking about this one.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
17 Apr 07
I'm really struggling with this. If you only take letters from the left and you end up with an I the nine letter word must end with an I and I haven't found many of those so far. I've found a few such as: culturati, eucalypti and fettucini but as soon as you take the first letter off they are no longer words.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
15 Apr 07
I guess it's not that surprising that there is more than one answer to this question - the English language has a lot of words! I think the best answer is restarted which works like this: restarted restated restate estate state sate ate at a Theres also startling: startling starling staring string sting ting tin in i Or trampling: trampling tramping tamping taping aping ping pin in i There are several more but the use some obscure words.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
15 Apr 07
I forgot you said that the I is left so we can ignore the 'restarted' answer as that leaves us with an 'a'.
• India
14 Apr 07
its a really gud ques i scratched maah head but i could not get the answer so u plzzzz tell me.........
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
Oh man I can't answer it too.. my friend gave it to me, he doesn't answer back yet. For the meantime lets scratch our heads more.
@MarkyB21 (1545)
15 Apr 07
Might have to dig the dictionary out for this one!