# Huh? That's a word?

I am a word with 6 letters.

I contain a "la" in the middle, in in the beginning, and at the end.

What am I?

• "in in the beginning" -> part of the puzzle or typo? – OldBunny2800 Jan 5 '18 at 21:49
• @OldBunny2800 hmmmm...what do you think? – NL628 Jan 5 '18 at 21:49
• I applaud your commitment to solving the problem in this currently hot meta question :-) – Bass Jan 6 '18 at 20:12

Phrasing and punctuation is crucial in wordplay puzzles, and I'm not sure if I agree with the particular ones used here.

However, my guess is

inland

which kind of works, because

"la" is the middle, "in" the beginning, "and" the end.

• If I were to use commas, this problem would be too easy :))) – NL628 Jan 5 '18 at 20:42

I think it is

inland

because

la is in the middle, in is in the beginning, and and is at the end.

• Sorry LifesavingLinen but I just realized that @Bass posted before you did. – NL628 Jan 7 '18 at 8:08

I'm going to post an incorrect answer without hiding it so no one feels the need to re-post this answer. :))))

I think the answer is "lalala".

• @NL628 Sorry but this is not correct. :) – NL628 Jan 5 '18 at 20:29
• I have another :) – Will Crawford Jan 6 '18 at 2:22

SCALES

because

do re mi fa sol LA ti do, and there are modes which have the LA at the beginning, and at the end, and (the other five) in the middle.

• yess even better than mine – NL628 Jan 6 '18 at 8:13
• This is better than the correct answer, as it doesn't depend on misinterpreting grammar and punctuation. – piojo Jan 8 '18 at 7:29

INLAIN

It contains

"LA" in the middle, "IN" the beginning and at the end.

The title : Huh? That's a word?

I am also asking, is that a word. :P

• A major difficulty is the improbability of the verb inlie whose past participle this would be. – Kaz Jan 6 '18 at 11:17
• @Kaz Improbable or not this gets used in art, construction, and craftsman circles. It might not even be officially correct but it does see some use. – Caleb Jan 6 '18 at 13:42
• @Caleb Are you sure you're not, rather, thinking of inlay? – Kaz Jan 6 '18 at 20:26
• @Kaz That would be the (admittedly much more common) noun form, not the (also sometimes used) past participle form. – Caleb Jan 7 '18 at 7:05
• @Caleb it seems to be an incorrect or at leaset almost-never-used version of the past participle. I only know it as a regular verb, and ngrams say the same: books.google.com/ngrams/…. – rumtscho Jan 7 '18 at 19:40