Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same.
Take away my last letter, I still sound the same.
Even take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same.
I am a five letter word.
What am I?


This is an old one.

The answer is:



MPTY still sounds like EMPTY,
EMPT still sounds like EMPTY,
and EMTY still (sort of) sounds like EMPTY.

And, of course, you can

take all 3 away and M T is left.


A postman, because he/she will be a postman without any letters.

  • $\begingroup$ A vote of approval because of how well it fits the clues, even if it doesn't quite fit into 5 letters $\endgroup$ – humn Jul 6 '16 at 8:13

You are:

Remove the first : isle
Remove the last : aisl
Remove the middle : aile
(Obviously assuming s remains silent even after removing the first/last)


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