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#172256 - 12/23/07 10:46 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: Jackie]
themilum Offline
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Wait! How about if I use all the meanings of these in a short sentence?

In Iowa this week slimy politicians pretended their humanity (anthropomorphizing) by way of the mindless ramblings (excursives) of surrealistic (Kaufanique) nonsense (jabberwocky) of which the unslimy Iowaians wouldn't or couldn't swallow (dysphagia).

No?

Well then, how about a Christmas Carrol?

a nonsense poem
a language disorder
a rambling speach
a surreal distortion of language
And lastly, the ascription of human traits to a Jabberwock.

Huh?

Oh well, I just don't know and damnit I give up.


Edited by themilum (12/23/07 10:50 PM)

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#172257 - 12/23/07 10:49 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: themilum]
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okay, before you give up and read the newsletter, try analyzing letter frequency...

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#172258 - 12/23/07 11:10 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: tsuwm]
themilum Offline
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Damnation tsuwm, you think me a fool? I have already done that.

Oh well, you think me a fool so I'll redo what I have already done, but be warned, this time I am not completely sober.

Ok, let's see, there are three "o"s in anthrophmorphic...right?

Oh, to hell with you and Anu I'm going to bed...good damn night!

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#172259 - 12/24/07 01:26 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: tsuwm]
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
so there were only 50 correct entries -- I just don't have any luck at lottery drawings, which is why I save my money when the jackpots get big.

give me games of skill, like poker.

-joe (said with a straight face) friday

Which indicates that you got it right, no?
I'm a total loss at easy riddles, so leave off those tougher ones.

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#172260 - 12/24/07 01:43 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: BranShea]
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>Which indicates that you it right, no?

I got it right, yes.

review my first hints and you can see that I scupulously.. carefully avoided using that.. character.

-joe (no-el) friday

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#172262 - 12/24/07 04:03 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: tsuwm]
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Well, next time when you have sent in your correct answer to try and be the first, you can multiply your chances in the lottery by sending the outcome to us (if others agree too) by PM. Against a small bribe the loot will still be yours.

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#172264 - 12/24/07 08:05 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: BranShea]
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What got me in a knot was that one person quoted as not having got it did get it but worded his entry in too coy a manner.

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#172275 - 12/24/07 11:28 PM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: A-Word-A-Day

What is it: la is the middle, is the beginning, and the end?

-->Hint: It's no man, according to John Donne.

(No prize for a correct answer today)


Life ain't fair.
This time I get the right answer but I don't get no dern book.

.


Edited by themilum (12/24/07 11:36 PM)

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#172276 - 12/25/07 04:32 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: themilum]
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Talk of special finds: John Donne, new to me! Sites about him lead back to the luminarium site. Really need a second lifetime to explore all this.

Your la-di-la-di-la riddle is wasted on the likes of me.But thanks for the new 17th cent.metaphysical poets.

John Donne

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#172277 - 12/25/07 07:54 AM Re: Did anybody figure out the theme? [Re: themilum]
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I got a durn book, Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis, from ma belle mere.

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