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One-Syllable Human Body Parts

How many can you get? Singular words only, no slang.
  • Not including fluids like 'blood' and 'bile' or bodily growths, like 'cyst' or zit
  • Not including words typically used with a prefix or extra word, like 'lash', 'lobe', or 'duct'
  • Quiz by kiwirage - Jul 01, 2015
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level 32
Mar 14, 2015
There are lots of things that I'd probably add and subtract here, but how in the world is "butt" not listed?
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level 59
Mar 14, 2015
It's an informal shortening of buttocks
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level 47
Sep 11, 2015
how about rear?
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level 76
Jul 2, 2015
Was surprised ball wasn't on the list.
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level 76
Jul 2, 2015
Clarification - referring to the ball of the foot.
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level 72
Jul 9, 2015
uh huh...sure you were...
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level 76
Nov 6, 2015
Of course I was, otherwise it would've been prevented by QM's no slang rule.
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level 40
Sep 12, 2015
seems legit
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level 56
Sep 12, 2015
me too
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level 59
Feb 2, 2017
Yep. If heel and (especially) arch are there, ball should be too.
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level 70
Mar 28, 2017
I would disagree. If you ever injured your heel, arch or ball of your foot, and someone inquired as to what area your impending surgery was targeting, you would respond either, "my heel", "my arch" or "the ball of my foot". You would never respond merely, "my ball". So ball is not a stand-alone body part when referring to an area of your foot, IMO.
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level 64
Jun 26, 2017
you could make the same argument for sole. I would always say "sole of my foot" but perhaps that's just to make clear that I'm not talking about a "soul" in the spiritual sense
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level 66
Sep 23, 2017
I used to have a doctor who would always ask, as part of taking your medical history, what you were doing for your soul – even if you'd just come in for a tetanus shot. He unsurprisingly earned the nickname, "Dr. Soul".
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level 58
Jul 2, 2015
Maybe sort the data into 4 or 8 columns as to making it even?
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level 66
Sep 11, 2015
Current configuration upsets the delicate balance of the universe for you?
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level 70
Mar 28, 2017
Aesthetics matter. Unlike rude and condescending people.
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level 65
Jul 8, 2015
Is blood one syllable or two?
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level ∞
Jul 8, 2015
Maybe we should ask this kid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fVDGu82FeQ

But the directions say that bodily fluids don't count so it doesn't matter.

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level 56
Sep 20, 2017
When I saw the Youtube link I already knew what video it was.
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level 21
Aug 3, 2016
1. You move your chin down once when you say it.
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level 79
Jul 22, 2015
That was fun. A brain-wracker.
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level 60
Sep 11, 2015
Can't be a great quiz till Kalbamahut gives his seal of approval.
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level 36
Sep 11, 2015
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level 28
Sep 11, 2015
Love the sarcasm.
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level 60
Sep 11, 2015
Of course not, the quality of comment was nowhere near the level of cynicism and self worth we have come to expect
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level 72
Sep 21, 2017
Who's Kalbamahut?
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level 50
Sep 11, 2015
Thank you for a fun quiz!!
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level 60
Sep 11, 2015
Gut. Nuff said. not a good quiz.
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level 47
Dec 31, 2015
Gut would be slang, so it wouldn't be accepted.
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level 60
Sep 11, 2015
Isn't Ear two syllables??
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level 58
Sep 11, 2015
I thought that too. I also pronounce Heel as 2 syllables
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level 60
Sep 13, 2015
Technically, they're both one syllable, but the vowel sounds in them have what is called a diphthong, such as in the word "I" (that's a capital i, not a lowercase L). It's pronounced "ahh-ee," when you slow it down; this is something singers know, because you want to put the emphasis on the pretty part of the diphthong (the "ahh", not the "ee"). But quickly, it's said "I", and I think most people wouldn't argue that it's one syllable.
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level 60
Sep 13, 2015
By "wouldn't argue", I meant for comparison's sake against "ear" and "heel".
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level 71
Sep 11, 2015
And if "hair" counts, why not "beard?"
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level 62
Sep 26, 2017
I think that hair refers to all kinds of body hair, like hair (in your head), beard, moustache etc. Not just hair in your head.
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level 66
Sep 11, 2015
One of the most controversial quizzes of all time
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level 33
Sep 11, 2015
I'd say this was a load of nonsense but great fun
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level 29
Sep 11, 2015
Again a suggestion....how about root as in root canal? Surely teeth have roots.
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level 64
Jun 26, 2017
hair has roots too
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level 29
Sep 11, 2015
I am unsure how the website works to be honest, but how are there comments from September, 2014 when the quiz was apparently created on July 1 2015? Curious how that comes about.
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level 38
Sep 11, 2015
If the quiz gets updated or changed in any way, then the date reflects the latest change, not the date it was originally created.
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level 72
Sep 11, 2015
Valve?
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level 72
Apr 8, 2017
Just took it again, and again wondered why valve wasn't accepted? Pulmonary valve, tricuspid valve, etc.
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level 60
Sep 11, 2015
Pons but no mons? How about glans?
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level 47
Sep 11, 2015
Ridiculous but fun. You can have gland and node, but not duct?
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level 44
Sep 11, 2015
Three letter body parts? What does the name of this quiz mean, if the body parts have four and five letters? I'm completely gobsmacked by this.
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level 58
Sep 11, 2015
It's one syllable body parts
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level 79
Sep 11, 2015
Perhaps soul
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level 21
Aug 3, 2016
Depends on if you are religious and what religion you are in. Please don't start this.
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level 51
Sep 20, 2017
*sits back in armchair, blows bubbles out of tobacco pipe*
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level 66
Sep 12, 2015
What's a pate?
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level 72
Apr 8, 2017
Head - more often the top of the head.
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level 58
Sep 12, 2015
You should make a 'speed' version, like for 2 minutes, or 1 min. :)
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level 55
Sep 13, 2015
Spleen but not liver. Knee but not ankle or elbow...
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level 29
Sep 13, 2015
Ankle, elbow, and liver are 2 syllables :)
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level 55
Sep 13, 2015
Ah, take back that comment... One syllable!!
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level 65
Sep 14, 2015
cone, rod, trunk, crown, frame, valve, egg, sperm, gut Lots of options missing here.
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level 7
Sep 15, 2015
Got gum but not arm. dang.
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level 58
Nov 4, 2015
Flesh?
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level 24
Nov 9, 2015
Is cell a part of the body?
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level 58
Feb 2, 2016
Chin?
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level 28
Feb 13, 2016
If you include slang and vulgarities, you could add at least another 500 words, just for people's sexy bits.
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level 58
Feb 14, 2016
Gut maybe? Also Glans.
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level 71
May 12, 2016
Somehow thought this was "three-letter" body parts, and failed horribly at this.
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level 56
Nov 18, 2016
Hey, the first time I did this I thought it was three-letters too! Got me really stumped! Got all the three-letter words though :-)
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level 16
Jul 10, 2016
Fat????? everyone has it sooooo.
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level 39
Jul 21, 2016
Nail is two syllables Nay-all.
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level 21
Aug 3, 2016
Nail is one syllable. You move your chin down once.
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level 39
Aug 25, 2017
Planning is one syllable. You move your chin down once.
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level 54
Sep 26, 2017
Dictionaries show the pronunciation as one syllable (with a diphthong), but I suspect a lot of people say it with two separate vowels - I think I do.
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level 56
Oct 14, 2016
Also missing teat. But there's a lot of missing values it seems.
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level 30
Nov 21, 2016
I read three-letter instead of one-syllable because I have seen the three-letter body part quiz before. I was so confused!
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level 51
Feb 6, 2017
thought teeth would be here
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level 72
Apr 8, 2017
Tooth is, but no teeth.
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level 66
Feb 14, 2017
How about valve?
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level 70
Mar 28, 2017
Barely eclipsed 50%. Missed toe. 94% didn't. Probably the most egregious miss of my JetPunk career!
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level 39
May 31, 2017
blood?
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level 41
Jun 27, 2017
When you say cheek, what type of cheek do you mean...?
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level 43
Jun 27, 2017
limb? seriously? you already have foot and arm, so adding limb is kind of cheating. same thing!
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level 59
Jun 27, 2017
There's lots up for debate in this quiz, obviously, and I know I could add or subtract answers based on people's comments and still get a whole host of suggestions. As an alternative, I made a Top 40 quiz based on the most guessed answers to this quiz over time.
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level 23
Jun 27, 2017
Bowel, Navel, and Clavicle should also be added! Awesome quiz though, gets you thinking.
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level 61
Jun 27, 2017
I don't know how you pronounce those with one syllable, but no.
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level 58
Sep 26, 2017
WHAT??? Yeah, and how about small intestine, gastrocnemius, medulla oblongata, and anterior superior iliac spine. Those are all one syllable words, too, correct?
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level 5
Aug 28, 2017
What about "blood"?
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
It says it doesn't include fluids
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
You pronounce groin with one syllable?
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level 66
Sep 20, 2017
I do. Not sure how you can even pronounce it with two. How do you pronounce "coin"?
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
Not the same way that I pronounce groin.
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level 54
Sep 26, 2017
Unless you pronounce the vowels individually rather than as a diphthong, it's one syllable.
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level 43
Sep 20, 2017
if "cell" is acceptable, shouldn't blood be, too?
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level 71
Sep 20, 2017
quiz for slang body parts would be fun
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level 25
Sep 20, 2017
arch?
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level 69
Sep 20, 2017
Loin maybe, I don't know
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level 37
Sep 20, 2017
Why not crotch?
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level 57
Sep 21, 2017
No 'ball' (as in 'ball of your foot', not testicle)? You have 'sole' and 'arch'.
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level 26
Sep 22, 2017
also missing balls and eggs
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level 67
Sep 22, 2017
Fat? Lid? Lash? Drum (i.e. Ear)? Lobe?
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level 28
Sep 24, 2017
Can you accept teeth as well as tooth, I wrote in teeth but I didn't even think of the singluar.
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level 62
Sep 26, 2017
I, a woman, missed womb. I'm embarrassed.
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level 54
Sep 26, 2017
I, as a human, missed lots of obvious things that all humans have
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level 56
Nov 24, 2017
I thought that scapula is also referred to as "blade" which would make it a one-syllable word.. I also agree with the lash thing people have mentioned above me
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