TWWP Jeopardy puzzler: sequoia?

Jeopardy, the game that can be seen played everyday on a popular TV show, reverses the format of Q&A (Question and Answer) to A&Q (Answer and Question). I give you the answer. You give me the question.


Readers who read my previous post before they read this one will most likely answer, “What is name of a venture capital firm.”

Open-source experts may know it as the name of an open-source project.

But lovers of word puzzles, which I am sure includes a number of fellow WordPress bloggers, now know it’s the answer to the following question:

Question: “What is the shortest English word that uses all five vowels: a, e, i, o, u?

Answer: sEqUOIA

I came up with this on my own once when I realized that a word of only 7 letters had 5 vowels. I later heard the same word as part of a puzzler posed by the Car Talk Guys. Their puzzler involved “name of tree” and “name of car.”



  1. Josh
    Posted February 28, 2007 at 11:15 | Permalink | Reply

    check out eunoia – that might be a shorter word

  2. Anonymous
    Posted June 6, 2007 at 13:32 | Permalink | Reply

    What about “eulogia”?

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