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What am I ?(20)

Postby Cec » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:14 am

A wild guess but worth a try..
Yea.. Yea..Yea .. love.. guitar.. money.. above.
"Beatles"

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Postby coloin » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:38 am

Yes that is "Leary"

Ring and nose and turkey etc

But where then ?

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Postby MCC » Thu Jul 20, 2006 12:32 pm

Cec, it is a children's rhyme, the words are the last word on each line.

"Leary" was the hint, but what did this person write:?:

Remember I'm looking for one word.


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Postby Cec » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:10 pm

MCC wrote:"...it is a children's rhyme, the words are the last word on each line .."

Still can't get it...I knew I should have read more children's rhymes:) Now bedtime 1am. Golf day tomorrow with 0 degreesC forecast start. I think somebody will solve this by the time I get home.

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Postby udosuk » Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:21 pm

Don't worry too much about it, Cec... It's all a pile of nonsense...:D
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Postby coloin » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:50 pm

udosuk wrote:It's all a pile of nonsense...:D


Balderdash then

But I rather like the rhyme - I once bought my mum a O&P salt and pepper set !

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Postby Crazy Girl » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:14 pm

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear wrote:The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"

Pussy said to the Owl, "You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
You ring?" Said the Piggy, "I will."

<>So they took it way and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.


Cec,
Edward Lear wrote the Owl and the Pussy-cat, but Coloin has already got that. Can't see the connection to the original clue:!:
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Postby fermat » Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:37 pm

This one I remember, as a child, quite imperfectly.
Relevance? Same author.


The pobble who has no toes.

The Pobble who has no toes
Had once as many as we;
When they said "Some day you may lose them all;"
He replied "Fish, fiddle-de-dee!"
And his Aunt Jobiska made him drink
Lavender water tinged with pink,
For she said "The World in general knows
There's nothing so good for a Pobble's toes!"

The Pobble who has no toes
Swam across the Bristol Channel;
But before he set out he wrapped his nose
In a piece of scarlet flannel.
For his Aunt Jobiska said "No harm
Can come to his toes if his nose is warm;
And it's perfectly known that a Pobble's toes
Are safe, -- provided he minds his nose!"

The Pobble swam fast and well,
And when boats or ships came near him,
He tinkledy-blinkledy-winkled a bell,
So that all the world could hear him.
And all the Sailors and Admirals cried,
When they saw him nearing the further side -
"He has gone to fish for his Aunt Jobiska's
Runcible Cat with crimson whiskers!"

But before he touched the shore,
The shore of the Bristol Channel,
A sea-green porpoise carried away
His wrapper of scarlet flannel.
And when he came to observe his feet,
Formerly garnished with toes so neat,
His face at once became forlorn,
On perceiving that all his toes were gone!

And nobody ever knew,
From that dark day to the present,
Whoso had taken the Pobble's toes,
In a manner so far from pleasant.
Whether the shrimps, or crawfish grey,
Or crafty Mermaids stole them away -
Nobody knew: and nobody knows
How the Pobble was robbed of his twice five toes!

The Pobble who has no toes
Was placed in a friendly Bark,
And they rowed him back, and carried him up
To his Aunt Jobiska's Park.
And she made him a feast at his earnest wish
Of eggs and buttercups fried with fish, -
And she said "It's a fact the whole world knows,
That Pobbles are happier without their toes!"
-- Edward Lear

I am guessing that you all wonder why I only remember bits of this? I was very young!
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Postby Cec » Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:45 am

Still distracted from bad golf day.. crunch.. crunch.. that's me trying to straighten out my putter #%&+@* Now back to this brain teaser:)

MCC wrote:"...Leary" was the hint, but what did this person write:?:
Remember I'm looking for one word."

Thanks to coloin Edward Lear wrote "The Owl and the Pussy-Cat" but that's more than one word? The person (Edward Lear) wrote "rhymes" which doesn't relate to the first hint unless the answer is hidden as follows:
udosuk wrote:Don't worry too much about it, Cec... It's all a pile of nonsense...:D

The first hint are just jumbled words which make no sense which is "nonsense" . Is this the correct answer ?

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Postby MCC » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:26 am

Yes Cec, as Udosuk has pointed out the word is nonsense.

Edward Lear wrote nonsense rhymes.

My riddle wasn't a rhyme but it was a load of nonsense.


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Postby Cec » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:29 am

MCC wrote:Yes Cec, as udosuk has pointed out the word is nonsense.

Thanks and well done udosuk ..I keep saying I'm not going to rack my brains any more trying to solve these teasers .. but looking forward to MCC's 21st:)

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Postby udosuk » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:42 am

Thanks Cec... For me the key to solving these brain teasers is - stay put and wait for others to narrow it down or the questioner to give away more obvious hints... And then start to apply your brain juice... (Otherwise your brain will dry up pretty soon...):D
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Postby Cec » Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:59 am

udosuk wrote:".. (Otherwise your brain will dry up pretty soon..."):D

Too late:) If I was asked what is the record crowd for an AFL match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground I can rattle off "121,696" without looking it up (hope I've got this right).
However, when it comes to poetry, children's rhymes, etc. I'm pretty hopeless but nevertheless enjoy the challenge

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Postby udosuk » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:52 am

Cec wrote:If I was asked what is the record crowd for an AFL match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground I can rattle off "121,696" without looking it up (hope I've got this right).

You're right about the figure, except it was a VFL match not AFL... (the AFL officially started from 1990...)

Americans and people from other countries might not understand it, but the AFL, despite being a "national" sports competition, is obliged to hold the annual grand final in the Melbourne venue regardless of what teams are participating.

This not only means any Victorian teams, when playing teams from other states in the final, would become automatic home teams even if they have inferior regular season records, but also that if 2 non-Victorian teams are playing in the final, their fans will have to travel all the way to Melbourne to watch it (which has happened in the last 2 years)...

I must also add the fact that since the AFL started it's current name in 1990, non-Victorian teams have won the championship 9 times out of 16 (with the last 5 in a row), and the 2 times when Victorian teams defeat non-Victorian teams in the final, both Victorian champs had a worse record in the regular season than the non-Victorian runner-ups...
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Postby Cec » Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:36 pm

Thanks for confirming the figure and yes, I did forget the VFL changed to AFL. Sorry I strayed a bit from this thread.

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