Matty the math mouse meandered through the forest one day.
Alas! He was attacked by the famous unwise owl. Oft Matty had heard of the unwise owl - the bane of the forest for his kind. Fearing making a starring appearance in a third grader's biology lesson, Matty ran for a hole.
But the unwise owl was keen and quick and rapidly cornered poor Matty.
They were at an impasse. The owl could catch him only with great exertion, but Matt could not escape. And the powerful owl knew other game was about. So the unwise owl offered a challenge.
You say a word, then deterministically, I say a number, little mouse.
If you can make me say 0 in 10 tries, I will let you go.
Matty felt sure of himself: he was not just another math mouse, he was the math mouse! So he attempted to earn his safety.
Zero! (he proclaimed) > 6 (said the owl) Six. (he said distinctly less assuredly) > 3 (came the bemused hoot) Twenty (said the baffled Matt) > 2 (came the condescending reply) BKLASFJBIOASf (said Matt trickerishly) > Sorry, I do not recognize non words. > But I won't charge you a guess. ---(worried Matt started looking at things around him) Mouse? (he inquired) > 11 (came the abrupt hoot, truly baffling Matt) Owl (he stated) > 4, for sure said the owl. Oak > 5 (replied the owl) Array > 2 Twelve (returning to his math comfort zone) > 4 ---Matt suddenly had an idea! Querulous > 21 (the owl said after some thought) ---AHA! Proclaimed Matt finally, ---(I know your tricks Mr. Owl, you are most ---unwise)
Name a word Matt could have used to escape. (With Reasoning)