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One laughed-over Halloween pun

gary hallock
 

On a dare, I once spent the night in a cat cemetery. Yowl should have heard the noises in that place. It really crypt meowed.

Gary Hallock



Re: FIRE #7 Bingo

Stan Kegel
 

Charles,

You told us you didn’t reveal the answer to the real # 7 because it was similar to # 7-A. Now that you’ve given us the answer to # 7-A, how about the answer to the real # 7.It should be considered mandatory when retiring a riddle to give the answer. I like, Gary, can not think of any corporation that I know is Canadian. 

Please don’t post riddles you feel will require searching on the internet for an answer. Save those for the Rogue Riddles or No-Rule Riddles. The F- Riddles are supposed to test your ability to pun, not to search the internet for an answer. There are multiple trivia sites on the internet where we can test our ability to do a internet search. 

We had too many riddles in the FSST series where the "pun" was a word that started with CAT even if it was CATH or KATH. CATER or CATCh to me are not legitimate pun words for felines but could be used if only the letters cat in that order were made it a pun. There are many real puns that can be made from the multiple situations arising from the multiple meanings of fire to not have to rely on making the category, "Words that have FIRE in the spelling".

Lets try to get back to 4 to 5 riddles a day in the F- Riddles.

Stan


On Nov 14, 2014, at 5:10 PM, chasmwuk@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

Lila bingoed with Firenze (Florence).  Jim came in a close second with Ferrara, although I wanted a city where the Italian and English names were different.  But let's put this riddle to rest.  Lila can't play, so Jim gets the honor of hosting FIRE Riddle #8.


Buona fortuna!











FIRE #7 Bingo

chasmwuk@...
 

Lila bingoed with Firenze (Florence).  Jim came in a close second with Ferrara, although I wanted a city where the Italian and English names were different.  But let's put this riddle to rest.  Lila can't play, so Jim gets the honor of hosting FIRE Riddle #8.

Buona fortuna!









FIRE Riddle #7, hint #1

chasmwuk@...
 

FIRE Riddle #7:  Gino, a hopeless pyromaniac, was a monolingual speaker of Italian, so when he won a trip to Italy in a raffle, he chose which city?  Hint #1:  The names of some Italian cities are quite different from their English names.

Blast away at chasmwuk@....

Charles


FIRE riddle #7

chasmwuk@...
 

Doug was the only guesser for FIRE riddle #7, but failed to connect with what (mea culpa if so) some might consider a curve ball (overly difficult riddle, although I think a bit of googling might have done the trick).  Let's retire it, but I'll save the answer for a moment since it's similar to this one, which is hopefully simpler.

FIRE #7:  Gino, a hopeless pyromaniac, was a monolingual speaker of Italian, so when he won a trip to Italy in a raffle, he chose which city?

Blast away at chasmwuk@....

Charles


Re: Water Riddles

joseph h
 

With the wholesale closure of public toilets in the UK over recent years, I see the prevalence of rushing leading to loo-ming disasters. Which is what they used to call Chnese toilets Loo Ming.


That series of closures, by the way, leaves Brits pro and anti de-loo-ted.


Joseph
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As the nursery rhyme writer said, “If you’re in a rush to visit the john in England, and yours is out of order, you can always skip to my loo.”

 

Jim

============================
 
Who's in the john, Galt?

To build a loo do you need a plumb line?


Alex

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She just shrugged, and then being thirsty, she then went to the fountain(head).

Charles


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Forgetting the image of the footstools, a friend of mine met one of America's old philosphers. Those many years ago he went up to her and said "You're Ayn." He says she just shrugged.
Joseph
=============

Some fancy British toilets now offer, at no charge, cushioned benches for resting one’s lower appendages. They’re foot loos and fancy free.
 
Jim
=====================
 
Wasn’t it Thomas Crapper who invented the Waterloo?

Gary Hallock

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Always ready  to oblige. It so happens we had to close our own and bring in a portable lavatory; as we couldn't use our own, a visit was referred to as in lieu.

Several times a visitor failed to lock the door, and was seen in action. His visits were consequently known as lew'd.

After Colonel Blood stole the crown jewels [true story][but not the next bit] we hid them in the water tank - at that time we went to the loot.
Joseph
==========
Speaking of Napoleon, Wellington once asked in a seafood restaurant for Fish a la Napoleon.  When the waiter asked what in heck that was, the famous Duke and victor of Waterloo replied:  "without the Bonaparte."

Charles
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Q: What did Napoleon ask his friend Louis when he was thirsty?
A: “Do you have any water, Lou?”
 
Okay, Joseph, queue in the loo puns!
 
Jim
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What do you call the British habit of stroking their pound notes with their tongue?
Lick quid.

Alex


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This string is getting silly.  I'll brook no further nonsense.

Charles


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Yes, I drought we’re river going to run so dry of 4 letter F-words. That would be taking it to ex-streams. 
Gary Hallock 
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If we river get to that.
Alex
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I agree with wet Charles said. We should just wait and go with the FLOW. 

Gary Hallock
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Alex, water you want to send these riddles out now?  They would make a good F-series later.

Charles


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Where is the sea?
Between the "B" and "D".

What do you call a female plumber?
Flo.

What is a synonym for water?
"Should". As in the phrase, "I water do it, because its good for me."

Alex


FIRE riddle #7 Hint #1

chasmwuk@...
 

FIRE riddle #7

When the Canadian pyromaniac inherited a big sum of money from the proverbial long-lost uncle, being a patriot, he invested it in which company north of the US border?

Charles

Doug got the punned word correct, but would a good patriotic Canadian invest in a Yankee company?

Fire away at chasmwuk@....


FIRE riddle #7

chasmwuk@...
 

FIRE riddle #7

When the Canadian pyromaniac inherited a big sum of money from the proverbial long-lost uncle, being a patriot, he invested it in which company north of the US border?

Charles

Fire away at chasmwuk@....


FIRE RIDDLE #6 (bingo)

gary hallock
 



The still-on-topic FIRE RIDDLE #6

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"Flambeau, the Amazing Human Torch” (from my previous riddle) met a sad and ironic end. One ignite during a circus performance he spilled accelerant on his shirt and suddenly burst into flames. He was quickly engulfed in a great ball of fire and his body was completely consumed, leaving nothing but a charred pile of residue. About his embarrassing end, I guess you might truthfully say what?

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Earnest guesses and Mrs came from both Jim and Lars but it was Charles who came through with the essence of the answer I sought...

#### HE MADE AN ASH OF HIMSELF 

or

#### HE WAS NOTHING BUT AN ASH HOLE

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock


FIRE RIDDLE #6

gary hallock
 

The still-on-topic FIRE RIDDLE #6

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Please send all guesses, gasps, gripes, groans & guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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"Flambeau, the Amazing Human Torch” (from my previous riddle) met a sad and ironic end. One ignite during a circus performance he spilled accelerant on his shirt and suddenly burst into flames. He was quickly engulfed in a great ball of fire and his body was completely consumed, leaving nothing but a charred pile of residue. About his embarrassing end, I guess you might truthfully say what?

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Please send all guesses, gasps, gripes, groans & guffaws directly to <gary@...>
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FIRE Riddle #5 bingo

James Ertner
 

Not to mention the pun on duck and cracker: quacker!

Jim
=======================
 

A good double pun on the concept of "fire":

a) "Fire" as in "dismissed from work."
b) "Fire" as in "firecracker."

Double kudos to Lila and Gary!  

Charles 


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The on-topic FIRE Riddle #5
 
What do you call an unemployed duck?
 
Charles and Lila were the first two players, with Lila actually guessing correctly. However, she is unable to post the next riddle. And then, just before midnight EST (after I was in bed for  the night), Gary H swooped in for the kill, knowing that an unemployed duck is a …
 
#### FIRED QUACKER.
 
Jim



Re: FIRE Riddle #5 bingo

chasmwuk@...
 

A good double pun on the concept of "fire":
a) "Fire" as in "dismissed from work."
b) "Fire" as in "firecracker."

Double kudos to Lila and Gary!  

Charles 


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The on-topic FIRE Riddle #5
 
What do you call an unemployed duck?
 
Charles and Lila were the first two players, with Lila actually guessing correctly. However, she is unable to post the next riddle. And then, just before midnight EST (after I was in bed for  the night), Gary H swooped in for the kill, knowing that an unemployed duck is a …
 
#### FIRED QUACKER.
 
Jim


FIRE Riddle #5 bingo

James Ertner
 

The on-topic FIRE Riddle #5

 

What do you call an unemployed duck?

 

Charles and Lila were the first two players, with Lila actually guessing correctly. However, she is unable to post the next riddle. And then, just before midnight EST (after I was in bed for  the night), Gary H swooped in for the kill, knowing that an unemployed duck is a …

 

#### FIRED QUACKER.

 

Jim


FIRE Riddle #5 Clues #1 and #2

James Ertner
 

The silence is deafening. Is my microphone on?!

Clue #1: This is an on-topic riddle.
Clue #2: An unemployed duck is a BLANK BLANK.

FIRE Riddle #5

 

What do you call an unemployed duck?

 

Answers to jde31459@...

 

Jim



FIRE Riddle #5

James Ertner
 

FIRE Riddle #5

 

What do you call an unemployed duck?

 

Answers to jde31459@...

 

Jim



FIRE RIDDLE #4 Jim Bs Bis Bins Bings Bingos!

Feta Whey
 


conflagration (con flag ration)

 


Of course yesterday was Veteran's Day. We honor all of our veterans -- even those who have run afoul of the law after completing their tours of duty in the armed forces. Those veterans who are currently serving time in prisons and jails do not forget the holiday. But prison authorities, conscious of the ways that the banners traditionally used for the holiday could potentially be abused, only issue one banner, one standard, per inmate. What is this practice called?

Clues:
A) There are 4 syllables in the answer.
B) The answer fits the FIRE theme.
C) The answer is a pun which contains the following 3 elements: 1) what a prison inmate is called, 2) what a banner is called, 3) only issuing 1 banner per inmate.





FIRE RIDDLE #4 Hot on the topic with clues

Feta Whey
 

reply to:
fetawhey@...

Of course yesterday was Veteran's Day. We honor all of our veterans -- even those who have run afoul of the law after completing their tours of duty in the armed forces. Those veterans who are currently serving time in prisons and jails do not forget the holiday. But prison authorities, conscious of the ways that the banners traditionally used for the holiday could potentially be abused, only issue one banner, one standard, per inmate. What is this practice called?

Clues:
A) There are 4 syllables in the answer.
B) The answer fits the FIRE theme.
C) The answer is a pun which contains the following 3 elements: 1) what a prison inmate is called, 2) what a banner is called, 3) only issuing 1 banner per inmate.

reply to:
fetawhey@...


FIRE RIDDLE #4 Hot on the topic

Feta Whey
 

reply to:
fetawhey@...

Of course yesterday was Veteran's Day. We honor all of our veterans -- even those who have run afoul of the law after completing their tours of duty in the armed forces. Those veterans who are currently serving time in prisons and jails do not forget the holiday. But prison authorities, conscious of the ways that the banners traditionally used for the holiday could potentially be abused, only issue one banner, one standard, per inmate. What is this practice called?




reply to:
fetawhey@...


FIRE RIDDLE #3 (bingo)

gary hallock
 

The somewhat-on-topic FIRE RIDDLE #3

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"Flambeau, the Amazing Human Torch" was one of the hottest attractions at the circus but he was no match for his hot-headed wife. She was impossible to please and always seemed to be mad at him. No matter how many flaming torches he swallowed, he could never seem to BLANK ‘er.

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The overnight results are in and even though it wasn’t the word I had in mind, Alex (Feta) Ramirez has supplied me with an acceptable answer…

#### SATISFY ‘ER or PACIFY ‘ER

Thank you for playing,

Gary Hallock


Water Riddles

James Ertner
 

As the nursery rhyme writer said, “If you’re in a rush to visit the john in England, and yours is out of order, you can always skip to my loo.”

 

Jim

============================
 

Who's in the john, Galt?

To build a loo do you need a plumb line?


Alex

--------------------
She just shrugged, and then being thirsty, she then went to the fountain(head).

Charles


==========

 
Forgetting the image of the footstools, a friend of mine met one of America's old philosphers. Those many years ago he went up to her and said "You're Ayn." He says she just shrugged.
Joseph
=============

Some fancy British toilets now offer, at no charge, cushioned benches for resting one’s lower appendages. They’re foot loos and fancy free.
 
Jim
=====================
 
Wasn’t it Thomas Crapper who invented the Waterloo?

Gary Hallock

=============

Always ready  to oblige. It so happens we had to close our own and bring in a portable lavatory; as we couldn't use our own, a visit was referred to as in lieu.

Several times a visitor failed to lock the door, and was seen in action. His visits were consequently known as lew'd.

After Colonel Blood stole the crown jewels [true story][but not the next bit] we hid them in the water tank - at that time we went to the loot.
Joseph
==========
Speaking of Napoleon, Wellington once asked in a seafood restaurant for Fish a la Napoleon.  When the waiter asked what in heck that was, the famous Duke and victor of Waterloo replied:  "without the Bonaparte."

Charles
==========
Q: What did Napoleon ask his friend Louis when he was thirsty?
A: “Do you have any water, Lou?”
 
Okay, Joseph, queue in the loo puns!
 
Jim
========================
 

What do you call the British habit of stroking their pound notes with their tongue?
Lick quid.

Alex


-----------------------

This string is getting silly.  I'll brook no further nonsense.

Charles


=================================

 
Yes, I drought we’re river going to run so dry of 4 letter F-words. That would be taking it to ex-streams. 
Gary Hallock 
=========
If we river get to that.
Alex
-----------------------
I agree with wet Charles said. We should just wait and go with the FLOW. 

Gary Hallock
==========
Alex, water you want to send these riddles out now?  They would make a good F-series later.

Charles


===============================
 
Where is the sea?
Between the "B" and "D".

What do you call a female plumber?
Flo.

What is a synonym for water?
"Should". As in the phrase, "I water do it, because its good for me."

Alex


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