What am I? (13)

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What am I? (13)

Postby MCC » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:44 am

There is a connection between these names:


Peg
Kit
John
Jack
Fair maid

What am I:?:
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Postby tarek » Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:26 am

Are they characters appearing in some form of entertainment meduim ?

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Postby jimbob » Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:55 am

Are they items used in sports/games?

A peg is used in croquet.
A jack is used in bowls.

Maybe the others are items aimed at in other sports.
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Postby MCC » Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:05 pm

tarek wrote:Are they characters appearing in some form of entertainment meduim ?

No.

jimbob wrote:Are they items used in sports/games?

No.


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Re: What am I? (13)

Postby Cec » Sat Jun 03, 2006 2:01 pm

Are they connected with rhymes?
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Re: What am I? (13)

Postby MCC » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:00 pm

Cec wrote:Are they connected with rhymes?

Not that I know of.


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Re: What am I? (13)

Postby Cec » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:22 pm

These names are "nicknames" or alternative names as follows:

Peg.......... Margaret
Kit.............Kathleen
John..........Jonathan or Jack
Jack..........John or Jackson
Fair maid...Young girl

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Postby emm » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:31 pm

Or alternatively -

Peg is another name for Margaret
Kit is another name for Kathleen
John is another name for toilet
Jack is another name for John
Fair Maid is another name for dried fish

ANS: Dried fish by any name at all should be flushed down the toilet.
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Re: What am I? (13)

Postby underquark » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:01 am

inglis flatus wrote:There is a connection between these names:


Peg
Kit
John
Jack
Fair maid

What am I:?:

Are you a reader of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (revised by Ivor H Evans)?
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Postby MCC » Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:40 am

Mine's the Millennium Edition revised by Adrian Room.

Cec and Emm, they're not nicknames.


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Postby udosuk » Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:35 am

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable wrote:Ignis Fatuus - The 'will o the wisp' or 'Friar's lonthorn', a flame-like phosphorescence flitting over marshy ground (due to the spontaneous combustion of gases from decaying vegetable matter), and deluding people who attempt to follow it; hence any delusive aim or object, some Utopian scheme that is utterly impracticable. The name means 'a foolish fire' and is also called 'Elf-fire', 'Jack o'lantern', 'Peg-a-lantern', 'Kit o' the canstick', 'Spunkie', 'Walking Fire', 'Fair Maid of Ireland', 'John in the Wad'.
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Postby tarek » Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:39 am

udosuk wrote:
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable wrote:Ignis Fatuus - The 'will o the wisp' or 'Friar's lonthorn', ..... and is also called 'Elf-fire', 'Jack o'lantern', 'Peg-a-lantern', 'Kit o' the canstick', 'Spunkie', 'Walking Fire', 'Fair Maid of Ireland', 'John in the Wad'.
:D:D

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Postby MCC » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:19 pm

The Doors wrote:You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

Well done udosuk - That was too easy, I'll have to find something harder:D


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Postby udosuk » Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:32 pm

I think somebody else will actually claim that he/she answered first in touch...
... and deserve a gold medal or such...
... which frankly I don't care much...
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Postby emm » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:16 pm

I know you’re smart at Sudoku
though your poetry’s not so hot
but I’d give you a medal
for giving it a shot
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