Pearls Of Wisdom

On-Air Challenge

You are given clues for two words. Add an "L" at the end of the first word and you'll get the second one. For example, given "a fruit and a gem from an oyster," the answer would be "pear" and "pearl."

Last Week's Challenge

From Eric Iverson of Eagan, Minn.: Take the name of a nationality and write it in lower-case letters. Remove the first letter and rotate one of the remaining letters 180 degrees. The result will be another nationality. What nationalities are these?

Answer: Spanish, Danish

Winner: Ken Kane of Kearny, N.J.

Next Week's Challenge

From listener Al Gorey: A "spoonerism" is when you interchange the initial consonant sounds of two words to get two new words. For example, with "right lane," you'd get "light rain." Think of a familiar two-word phrase that's an instruction seen on many containers. "Spoonerize" it to name two things seen at the beach. What's the phrase and what are the things?

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