A rope ladder hangs over the side of a ship. The rungs
are half a meter apart and the ladder is 6 meters long. The tide is rising
at four centimeters an hour. How long will it take before the first four
rungs of the ladder are underwater?
rope ladder =
rungs = basamaklar...
half a meter apart =
aralarında yarımşar metre var... tide = gelgit...
If the only sister of your mother's only brother has
an only child, what would be your relationship to that child?
pile of sand
03. There is one
in a minute and two in a moment, but only one in a million years. What are
we talking about?
The boy at the zoo started to
call out the name of the animal he saw, but he became so excited that he got
his words all mixed up. See if you can take all twelve of the letters in
"Oh, it's a pom pup!" and rearrange them to make a single word that will be
the name of the huge beast the boy is pointing to.
the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed,
cooked, or in any other form but fresh. What is it?
in any other form but fresh
taze hali dışında hiçbir biçimde;
yani, herdaim taze olarak...
What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
tohum(lar)... Genelde bitkiler
için kullanılır; fakat "the seeds of freedom", "the seeds of war" gibi
deyişlerde de rastlanabilir.
07. "I guarantee," said the
salesman in the pet shop, "that this purple parrot will repeat every word it
hears." A customer bought the bird, but found that the parrot wouldn't speak
a single word. Nevertheless, what the salesman said was true. How could this
In which sport are the shoes made entirely of metal?
In many countries, the attempt to commit a certain
crime is punishable, but actually committing the crime is not. What is the
to commit a crime
= belli, muayyen (bir şeyin adını vermeden ona gönderimde bulunma
actually committing =
fiilen işlemek, bilfiil işlemek...
10. If today is Monday, what is
the day after the day before the day before tomorrow?
Find the English word that is formed all the
following letters together:
How can you throw a ball with all your might and --
without hitting a wall or any other obstruction -- have the ball stop
and come right back to you?
with all your might
"have sth do sth" =
"birşeyi yapmasını sağlamak" yapısına dikkat ediniz... ÇEVİRİSİ: Bir topu
bütün gücünüzle fırlatarak, hiçbir duvara veya herhangi başka bir engele
çarpmaksızın durup dosdoğru size dönmesini nasıl sağlayabilirsiniz?
There is a marvelous invention which makes it
possible for people to see through brick walls. What is it?
Jack's famous beanstalk doubled its height every
day. After twenty-one days it was as high as the town hall. After how
many days was it half the height of the town hall?
I can only live when there is light, although I
die if the light shines on me. What am I?
QUESTIONS FOR SILLY BOYS AND GIRLS
1. Your aunt has a brother,
but this is not your uncle. Who is he?
2. What is the longest word
in the English language?
3. Who said: "Very funny,
Scotty. Now beam down my clothes" ?
4. Is it possible for a flea
to jump higher than the Galata Tower?
5. What word becomes shorter
when you add a syllable to it?
6. Temel has five sons and
each son has a sister. How many children does Temel have?
7. Do you stir your tea with
your right or left hand?
8. Two fathers and two sons
ask for a cup of tea each. The waiter brings only three cups. Why?
9. What word is always
10. What is THE capital of
1. Well, He is your father, of course, you
2. Smiles ! There is a whole mile between the
beginning and the ending letter...
3. Why, Captain Kirk, of course, you silly!
(beam down = aşağı ışınla)
4. Naturally... The Galata Tower is altogether
incapable of doing any jumping...
5. I gave you the answer in the question:
6. 6 (six, SIX) VI
7. None; I just stir my tea with a spoon.
8. Grandpa + Papa + Son
9. I gave you the answer in the question:
"wrong" is always spelled "wrong" -- unless it is misspelled, of course !
10. The Letter "T"
Just to round things off:
Derleyip toplayıp bitirmek için:
"I am." is said to be the shortest sentence in the
English language. How is it, then, that "I do," is the longest sentence?
İngilizce'deki en kısa cümlenin, "I am." olduğu söylenir. O halde, nasıl
oluyor da, "I do." en uzunu oluyor?
Let me give you a clue... It's a "life sentence"...
"I do," is the longest sentence in the English language, because it is The Wedding Vow! For pronouncing those two words you get a "life
sentence = 1. cümle; 2. bir
mahkemenin verdiği hüküm... "life
sentence" = müebbed hapis...
* * * * *
The Wedding Vow
(the most common version of it): Evlenme Töreninde Verilen Karşılıklı Yemin (en yaygın versiyon)
To the groom (= damada):
"Do you take this woman to be your wedded wife? Do you promise to love her,
comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, remaining
faithful to her as long as you both shall live?"
To the bride (= geline):
"Do you take this man to be your wedded husband? Do you promise to love him,
comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, remaining
faithful to him as long as you both shall live?"
If the answer is "I do" -- which almost always is so -- you receive,
errr, a "life sentence"!!