A Movie Log

A blog formerly known as Bookishness

By Charles Matthews

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A Cure for the Blues

A Trivial Matter

In thinking about the current race for president, I noticed that we seem to have an unusual number of candidates whose surnames end in vowel sounds: Obama, Giuliani, Huckabee, Romney, Tancredo.
  • Only three presidents had surnames that ended with vowel sounds. Can you name them?
  • How about the four whose surnames ended with a silent e?
  • Sixteen of the forty-two men who have been president have surnames that end in what consonant?
  • What is the most common presidential first name? (There are six who share it.)

Answers in the comments section.