Date   
Rogue Riddle

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Thus far Lars in the lead with Jim 1/2 point behind.  Either could pull ahead to win, but as fast as they turned in their answers yesterday, I expect many of you could enter and pass them up this weekend.

Spoonerisms:  Send responses to merk@... by Tuesday noon.


A spoonerism is the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow

 

The term spoonerism was named after W.A. Spooner, an English clergyman noted for such slips of the tongue.  Now wouldn’t that be potentially embarrassing for a clergyman.

 

Some book titles of Spoonerisms, “Runny Babbit” by Shel Silverstein.  Smart Feller Fart Smeller by John Agee

 

Here are examples of some spoonerisms.  In these examples, I have used italics for the last two words.  In the challenges below, some words are left out for you to find.  Toward the bottom, there are challenging ones with more blanks.  Of course, there’s lots of rhyming in the second line.

 

 

What's the difference between a lashing monster and a leaky cart?  

          A lashing monster serpent is a whipping dragon while a leaky cart is a dripping wagon

 

What's the difference between a jumping sorcerer and a crying reptile?   

          A jumping sorcerer is a leaping wizard while a crying reptile is a weeping lizard.

 

So … thanks for joining us … here we go ….

 

1.     What's the difference between  a sweet toothed grizzly and rabbit fur?

          A sweet toothed grizzly is a honey bear while rabbit fur is __________   ________. 

 

2.     What's the difference between where you shop for a toothbrush and a brainy missile?   

          You shop for a toothbrush in a dental mart while a brainy missile is a ____________  ________. 

 

3.    What's the difference between an unwelcome party and one who smashes boxes?  

          An unwelcome party guest is a gate crasher while one who smashes boxes is a __________   ____________.

 

4.    What's the difference between a granny and a granary? 

          A granny is a born kin while a granary is a ________   ______

 

5.    What's the difference between  an adorable glove and a silent baby cat?  

          An adorable glove is a cute mitten and a silent baby cat is a ________   ____________.

 

6.    What's the difference between a rapidly moving feline and a clever rodent? 

          A rapidly moving feline is a running cat, while a clever rodent is a ______________   ______.  

 

7.    What's the difference between half a cleaning tool and a military father?  

          Half a cleaning tool is a partial mop while a military father is a _______   ______.  

 

8.    What's the difference between a web-spinning bibliophile and a swift cyclist?   

          A web-spinning bibliophile is a reading spider while a swift cyclist is a ________________   __________.

 

9.    What's the difference between chilly lasses and blonde ringlets? 

          Chilly lasses are cold girls while blonde ringlets are ______   ________.   

 

10. What's the difference between a rundown hotel and wasp’s banner?

           A rundown hotel is a flea bag while a wasp’s banner is a ______   ________.   

 

11. What's the difference between where talking birds place their soda glasses and large pictures of vegetables? 

      Talking birds place their soda glasses on parrot coasters while large pictures of vegetables are _____   _____.

 

12. What's the difference between a light in a cave and a dance in a bar?

          One is a taper in a cavern; the other is a __________   _____   _____  ________. 

 

13. What's the difference between an oak tree and a tight shoe?

          One makes ____________; the other makes ________ ________. 

 

14. What's the difference between a skilled marksman and the man who tends his targets? 

          One ________ the ________; the other __________  the   _________.   

 

15. What's the difference between a well-brushed equine and rapid teaching?  

          A well-brushed equine is a __________ __________ while rapid teaching makes for a ______________  _____________. 

 

16.  What's the difference between two pair of hosiery and a hurting vulpine?  

Two pairs of hosiery are __________ __________ while a hurting vulpine is a ________ ________. 

 

17. What's the difference between an ale container and a small insect?  

          An ale container is a ________   ________ while a small insect is a ________   ________.

 

 

 

 

 

Send responses to merk@... by Wednesday noon.


Re: possum

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

Thank you; you've got it exactly right.  Thanks, Jim!

On Saturday, July 25, 2020, 01:02:52 PM CDT, James Ertner <jde31459@...> wrote:


Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please.

 

Marilyn

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

I guess you could say you’ll be publishing these Spoonerisms in memory of Stan Kegel possum-ously.

 

Jim

possum

James Ertner
 

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please.

 

Marilyn

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

I guess you could say you’ll be publishing these Spoonerisms in memory of Stan Kegel possum-ously.

 

Jim

Re: [Limericks-n-Haiku] Limerick: A doggone good saying

Marilyn Van Driesen
 

A few people started the Rogue Riddle yesterday noon, but no one sense.  It is fairly easy, especially the first ones and they get you primed and understanding what the last few do.  If you know how to rhyme a bit, this puzzle in memory of Stan Kegel is for you.

Spoonerisms:  Send responses to merk@... by Tuesday noon.

 

Knock, knock.

Who’s there?

Possum.

Possum who?

Possum the riddles, please.

 

Received from Stan Kegel.

 

 

A spoonerism is the transposition of initial or other sounds of words, usually by accident, as in a blushing crow for a crushing blow

 

The term spoonerism was named after W.A. Spooner, an English clergyman noted for such slips of the tongue.  Now wouldn’t that be potentially embarrassing for a clergyman.

 

Some book titles of Spoonerisms, “Runny Babbit” by Shel Silverstein.  Smart Feller Fart Smeller by John Agee

 

Here are examples of some spoonerisms.  In these examples, I have used italics for the last two words.  In the challenges below, some words are left out for you to find.  Toward the bottom, there are challenging ones with more blanks.  Of course, there’s lots of rhyming in the second line.

 

 

What's the difference between a lashing monster and a leaky cart?  

          A lashing monster serpent is a whipping dragon while a leaky cart is a dripping wagon

 

What's the difference between a jumping sorcerer and a crying reptile?   

          A jumping sorcerer is a leaping wizard while a crying reptile is a weeping lizard.

 

So … thanks for joining us … here we go ….

 

1.     What's the difference between  a sweet toothed grizzly and rabbit fur?

          A sweet toothed grizzly is a honey bear while rabbit fur is __________   ________. 

 

2.     What's the difference between where you shop for a toothbrush and a brainy missile?   

          You shop for a toothbrush in a dental mart while a brainy missile is a ____________  ________. 

 

3.    What's the difference between an unwelcome party and one who smashes boxes?  

          An unwelcome party guest is a gate crasher while one who smashes boxes is a __________   ____________.

 

4.    What's the difference between a granny and a granary? 

          A granny is a born kin while a granary is a ________   ______

 

5.    What's the difference between  an adorable glove and a silent baby cat?  

          An adorable glove is a cute mitten and a silent baby cat is a ________   ____________.

 

6.    What's the difference between a rapidly moving feline and a clever rodent? 

          A rapidly moving feline is a running cat, while a clever rodent is a ______________   ______.  

 

7.    What's the difference between half a cleaning tool and a military father?  

          Half a cleaning tool is a partial mop while a military father is a _______   ______.  

 

8.    What's the difference between a web-spinning bibliophile and a swift cyclist?   

          A web-spinning bibliophile is a reading spider while a swift cyclist is a ________________   __________.

 

9.    What's the difference between chilly lasses and blonde ringlets? 

          Chilly lasses are cold girls while blonde ringlets are ______   ________.   

 

10. What's the difference between a rundown hotel and wasp’s banner?

           A rundown hotel is a flea bag while a wasp’s banner is a ______   ________.   

 

11. What's the difference between where talking birds place their soda glasses and large pictures of vegetables? 

      Talking birds place their soda glasses on parrot coasters while large pictures of vegetables are _____   _____.

 

12. What's the difference between a light in a cave and a dance in a bar?

          One is a taper in a cavern; the other is a __________   _____   _____  ________. 

 

13. What's the difference between an oak tree and a tight shoe?

          One makes ____________; the other makes ________ ________. 

 

14. What's the difference between a skilled marksman and the man who tends his targets? 

          One ________ the ________; the other __________  the   _________.   

 

15. What's the difference between a well-brushed equine and rapid teaching?  

          A well-brushed equine is a __________ __________ while rapid teaching makes for a ______________  _____________. 

 

16.  What's the difference between two pair of hosiery and a hurting vulpine?  

Two pairs of hosiery are __________ __________ while a hurting vulpine is a ________ ________. 

 

17. What's the difference between an ale container and a small insect?  

          An ale container is a ________   ________ while a small insect is a ________   ________.


_._,_._,_

Re: #RogueRiddle 1032 -- Pun Your Veggies #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

The results are in! We had six players total, and the winner is..... Marilyn Van Drieson with a whopping 24 correct! She has graciously offered to host this weekend's #RogueRiddle 1033. 

Without further ado, below are the answers. If you have any questions about them, let me know:

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a LEEK in the produce section.

2. LETTUCE hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could KALE.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's CELERY.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really RUTABAGA (rude of Bega).

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ASPARAGUS (a spare I guess).

7. TURNIP the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my CABBAGE (cab itch).

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head TOMATO.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring BOK CHOY (back joy).

11. These savings can't be BEET.

12. I don't CARROT all what people think of me.

13. OKRAhoma! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a JICAMA (hick at my) party!

15. If something's funny, then you ARTICHOKE (ought to joke) about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board ENDIVE.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your COLLARD shirt.

18. Jump, CHIVE, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter PEA.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to POTATO (put a toe) in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to PEPPER up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a CHARD in my foot.

23. Where've you BEAN all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to SQUASH all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave MUSHROOM for error in this riddle. 


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 2:17 PM Erika Gayle Ettin <erikagettin@...> wrote:
My mistake -- we have six players! (Sorry for the omission, Doug.) First and second place still stand. 

Jim Ertner, Doug Spector, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place).   

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM Erika Gayle Ettin <erikagettin@...> wrote:
Quick update. We have five players so far!

Thanks to Jim Ertner, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place). 

The ones that have not yet been solved have some clues below:

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!  Clue: What else might a country bumpkin be called?

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt. Clue: It's something green. 

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.   Clue: What kind of talk do you give someone who needs encouragement?



On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:07 AM Erika Ettin via groups.io <erikagettin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Happy Sunday, all!

Erika here, bringing some young and healthy blood into our sacred PUNY space. Healthy, she says? Why, yes! This week's Rogue Riddle is all about eating your veggies. Below, you will find 25 short sentences, each with a blank that fits one vegetable. Some may work for several, but there is one correct answer for each blank. All you need to respond with is the veggie names, not what they represent in the sentence. Some are homophones (exact same sound, different spelling and meaning), some are daffynitions (a reinterpretation of an existing word), as Gary's were last week, and at least two are homographs (same spelling, same or different sound, different meaning).

Contest will run through Wednesday at noon EDT. Person with the most correct will have the option to host next week. Will gladly give clues to those who submit in a timely fashion.

Without further ado...

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a _____ in the produce section.

2. _____ hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could _____.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's _____.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really ______.

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ______.

7. _____ the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my ______.

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head ______.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring ______. (This is a tough one.)

11. These savings can't be _____.

12. I don't _____ all what people think of me.

13. _____homa! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!

15. If something's meant to be funny, then you _____ about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board _____.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt.

18. Jump, _____, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter _____.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to ______ in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a _____ in my foot.

23. Where've you _____ all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to _____ all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave _____ for error in this riddle. 


Enjoy!
Erika

Re: #RogueRiddle 1032 -- Pun Your Veggies #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

My mistake -- we have six players! (Sorry for the omission, Doug.) First and second place still stand. 

Jim Ertner, Doug Spector, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place).   


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM Erika Gayle Ettin <erikagettin@...> wrote:
Quick update. We have five players so far!

Thanks to Jim Ertner, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place). 

The ones that have not yet been solved have some clues below:

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!  Clue: What else might a country bumpkin be called?

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt. Clue: It's something green. 

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.   Clue: What kind of talk do you give someone who needs encouragement?



On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:07 AM Erika Ettin via groups.io <erikagettin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Happy Sunday, all!

Erika here, bringing some young and healthy blood into our sacred PUNY space. Healthy, she says? Why, yes! This week's Rogue Riddle is all about eating your veggies. Below, you will find 25 short sentences, each with a blank that fits one vegetable. Some may work for several, but there is one correct answer for each blank. All you need to respond with is the veggie names, not what they represent in the sentence. Some are homophones (exact same sound, different spelling and meaning), some are daffynitions (a reinterpretation of an existing word), as Gary's were last week, and at least two are homographs (same spelling, same or different sound, different meaning).

Contest will run through Wednesday at noon EDT. Person with the most correct will have the option to host next week. Will gladly give clues to those who submit in a timely fashion.

Without further ado...

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a _____ in the produce section.

2. _____ hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could _____.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's _____.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really ______.

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ______.

7. _____ the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my ______.

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head ______.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring ______. (This is a tough one.)

11. These savings can't be _____.

12. I don't _____ all what people think of me.

13. _____homa! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!

15. If something's meant to be funny, then you _____ about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board _____.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt.

18. Jump, _____, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter _____.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to ______ in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a _____ in my foot.

23. Where've you _____ all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to _____ all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave _____ for error in this riddle. 


Enjoy!
Erika

Re: #RogueRiddle 1032 -- Pun Your Veggies #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

Quick update. We have five players so far!

Thanks to Jim Ertner, Marilyn Van Drieson, Chis Gross (currently in first place with 19 correct but cannot host), Norman Gilbert, and Gary Hallock (in second place). 

The ones that have not yet been solved have some clues below:

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!  Clue: What else might a country bumpkin be called?

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt. Clue: It's something green. 

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.   Clue: What kind of talk do you give someone who needs encouragement?



On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 11:07 AM Erika Ettin via groups.io <erikagettin=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Happy Sunday, all!

Erika here, bringing some young and healthy blood into our sacred PUNY space. Healthy, she says? Why, yes! This week's Rogue Riddle is all about eating your veggies. Below, you will find 25 short sentences, each with a blank that fits one vegetable. Some may work for several, but there is one correct answer for each blank. All you need to respond with is the veggie names, not what they represent in the sentence. Some are homophones (exact same sound, different spelling and meaning), some are daffynitions (a reinterpretation of an existing word), as Gary's were last week, and at least two are homographs (same spelling, same or different sound, different meaning).

Contest will run through Wednesday at noon EDT. Person with the most correct will have the option to host next week. Will gladly give clues to those who submit in a timely fashion.

Without further ado...

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a _____ in the produce section.

2. _____ hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could _____.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's _____.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really ______.

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ______.

7. _____ the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my ______.

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head ______.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring ______. (This is a tough one.)

11. These savings can't be _____.

12. I don't _____ all what people think of me.

13. _____homa! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!

15. If something's meant to be funny, then you _____ about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board _____.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt.

18. Jump, _____, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter _____.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to ______ in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a _____ in my foot.

23. Where've you _____ all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to _____ all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave _____ for error in this riddle. 


Enjoy!
Erika

#RogueRiddle 1032 -- Pun Your Veggies #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

Happy Sunday, all!

Erika here, bringing some young and healthy blood into our sacred PUNY space. Healthy, she says? Why, yes! This week's Rogue Riddle is all about eating your veggies. Below, you will find 25 short sentences, each with a blank that fits one vegetable. Some may work for several, but there is one correct answer for each blank. All you need to respond with is the veggie names, not what they represent in the sentence. Some are homophones (exact same sound, different spelling and meaning), some are daffynitions (a reinterpretation of an existing word), as Gary's were last week, and at least two are homographs (same spelling, same or different sound, different meaning).

Contest will run through Wednesday at noon EDT. Person with the most correct will have the option to host next week. Will gladly give clues to those who submit in a timely fashion.

Without further ado...

1. I always get kicked out of grocery stores because I take a _____ in the produce section.

2. _____ hope that these riddles make everyone's day.

3. I'd be in trouble if looks could _____.

4. It's pretty musty where I keep my wine... I guess because it's _____.

5. The writer of "Mambo No. 5" said something unsavory to me. That was really ______.

6. I thought I was going to bowl a strike, but I'll settle for ______.

7. _____ the music; I can't hear it.

8. Something in the taxi gave me a rash... I called it my ______.

9. I put my whole body into my dancing, from my head ______.

10. 2020 is really sad. I hope in 2021, we can bring ______. (This is a tough one.)

11. These savings can't be _____.

12. I don't _____ all what people think of me.

13. _____homa! Where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain...

14. How did that country bumpkin get here? There's a _____ party!

15. If something's meant to be funny, then you _____ about it.

16. At the pool, walk to the end of the board _____.

17. For an interview, make sure to wear your ______ shirt.

18. Jump, _____, and wail!

19. You can't spell "spell" without the letter _____.

20. If the water's cold, it helps to ______ in first.

21. If she's feeling a little blue, try to _____ up.

22. I stepped on a piece of glass, and there's a _____ in my foot.

23. Where've you _____ all my life?

24. I was excited until you had to _____ all my hopes and dreams. 

25. Sorry if I didn’t leave _____ for error in this riddle. 


Enjoy!
Erika

#RogueRiddle 1032 -- One-hour warning! #RogueRiddle

Erika Ettin
 

Friends and fellow word nerds,

This week's Rogue will be arriving in one hour. Put your pun-pants on and get ready to eat your veggies!

Riddled with excitement,
Erika

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#RogueRiddle 1031 - BINGO & REVEAL #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

Once again I’ve left you languishing through the long week wondering when/if I was going to finally announce a winner and reveal the answers. Well, here we are at the eleventh hour and I’m happy to report that not only did we entertain and intrigue at least 7 players this week, but nearly every one of them eventually came through with a full dozen properly completed matches. Several players, in fact presented a “perfect sweep” on their first volley. At the top of that group was Erika Ettin, whose worksheet came in very early and boldly offered to claim the prize.

For anyone who is still pondering this puzzle or wishes to share or cherish it, I have shuffled in the answers below.

Participants this week, all of whom are real winners, were as follows.

ERIKA ETTIN
JIM ERTNER
MARILY VAN DRIESEN
LARS HANSON
DOUG SPECTOR
CHRIS GROSS
BILL CRIDER

It is with great pleasure that I announce and anticipate Erika’s posting of RR #1032 some day this weekend. I do hope that we will show her a similar level of participation and appreciation.

Thank you for playing,

Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

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

On Jul 12, 2020, at 9:55 AM, Gary Hallock <gary@...> wrote:

ROGUE RIDDLE #1031 - DAFFY REDUX - Launched Sunday, July 12, 2020 @ 9:55 am central time zone.

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In loving memory of both Cynthia and Stan, I am this week offering a dozen of my own Punny daffynitions from the PUNY archives. As they were both avid creators and collectors of this form of wordplay, I deemed this the most appropriate way to honor their collective memory. Even though some of these have been shared with PUNY before, I have re-jiggered each of these into a riddle format. Thus, this is technically not a “repeat” in any significant way.

If this presentation strategy plays well with the gang, in the future iterations of this game, I may offer up some other lists which are based on Daffynitions earlier sprung upon us by Cyn or Stan.

Below you will find a listing of a dozen “PROMPT” words/terms numbered 1 thru 12.
Below that you will find a listing of a dozen “daffynitions" lettered A thru L. which are my own punny for each of the twelve prompts.

Because nobody reads or follows my instructions anyhow, feel free to mesh these two lists in whatever way works for you and respond to me privately at the address provided.

First player with the most (or all) correct matches will ignite my flaming admiration and win the chance to turn me down on the opportunity to host his/her own version of the Rogue next week.

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Please submit all guesses, grasps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...> and do not share to the list
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================ THE PROMPTS & THE DAFFYNITIONS ================

1. - PROTUBERANCE
E. - Small insects that are especially fond of potatoes.

2. - AUTONOMY
A. - What I would see in the mirror if I were to gain about 1800 pounds.

3. - FUNDAMENTALIST
C. - Monies set aside to pay for the services of a psychic.

4. - ROMANTICS
I. - Parasites that infest many Italian males.

5. - DETERMINATION
L - Where steadfast subway riders are forced to disembark the D train.

6. - MAXIMUM
H - A much larger flower than the minimum.

7. - ELIMINATION
J - What your country country becomes after the citizens are called to arms.

8. - REPAIRED
D. - Getting married again to your ex.

9. - NUMERICAL
F. - What Jesus gave his followers each time he sensed their faith was failing.

10. - EUTHANASIA
K. - A student exchange program with far eastern countries

11. - PARADIGMS
B. - Not even enough these days to buy a cup of coffee or a newspaper.

12. - SPACE STATION
G. - Where you take your dog to get her fixed when you don’t want puppies.


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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

VHS tapes of past Pun-Offs

ticia731
 

I'm not sure if this email address will go to everyone in the PUNY group.

While cleaning out closets, I discovered I have a couple of VHS tapes of Pun-Off performances. I no longer have a VCR player - as I'm sure most of you don't - but in the event someone would like these to transfer to DVD or Flash Drive, they're here for the taking.

These are the tapes I've got:
Best of O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships - 10 years of Punniest of Show, 1989-1999
     for some reason I have 2 of those
24th O.Henry Pun-Off (2001) That was the first year I competed and I think Guy recorded the entire Pun-Off
25th O.Henry Pun-Off (2002) My second year and, again, Guy gave me this so I don't know if it's just me
Pun Smoke - a film by Casey Bruce, Cameron Burr, & Mark Morgan

Perhaps someone has the software to transfer these and would like to do that. Let me know if you're interested.

Thanks
Ticia









#RogueRiddle 1031 - Daffy Redux #RogueRiddle

gary hallock
 

ROGUE RIDDLE #1031 - DAFFY REDUX - Launched Sunday, July 12, 2020 @ 9:55 am central time zone.

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Please submit all guesses, grasps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...> and do not share to the list
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In loving memory of both Cynthia and Stan, I am this week offering a dozen of my own Punny daffynitions from the PUNY archives. As they were both avid creators and collectors of this form of wordplay, I deemed this the most appropriate way to honor their collective memory. Even though some of these have been shared with PUNY before, I have re-jiggered each of these into a riddle format. Thus, this is technically not a “repeat” in any significant way.

If this presentation strategy plays well with the gang, in the future iterations of this game, I may offer up some other lists which are based on Daffynitions earlier sprung upon us by Cyn or Stan.

Below you will find a listing of a dozen “PROMPT” words/terms numbered 1 thru 12.
Below that you will find a listing of a dozen “daffynitions" lettered A thru L. which are my own punny for each of the twelve prompts.

Because nobody reads or follows my instructions anyhow, feel free to mesh these two lists in whatever way works for you and respond to me privately at the address provided.

First player with the most (or all) correct matches will ignite my flaming admiration and win the chance to turn me down on the opportunity to host his/her own version of the Rogue next week.

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Please submit all guesses, grasps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...> and do not share to the list
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================ THE PROMPTS ================

1. - PROTUBERANCE

2. - AUTONOMY

3. - FUNDAMENTALIST

4. - ROMANTICS

5. - DETERMINATION

6. - MAXIMUM

7. - ELIMINATION

8. - REPAIRED

9. - NUMERICAL

10. - EUTHANASIA

11. - PARADIGMS

12. - SPACE STATION


================= DAFFYNITIONS ====================

A. - What I would see in the mirror if I were to gain about 1800 pounds.
B. - Not even enough these days to buy a cup of coffee or a newspaper.
C. - Monies set aside to pay for the services of a psychic.
D. - Getting married again to your ex.
E. - Small insects that are especially fond of potatoes.
F. - What Jesus gave his followers each time he sensed their faith was failing.
G. - Where you take your dog to get her fixed when you don’t want puppies.
H - A much larger flower than the minimum.
I. - Parasites that infest many Italian males.
J - What your country country becomes after the citizens are called to arms.
K. - A student exchange program with far eastern countries
L - Where steadfast subway riders are forced to disembark the D train.


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Please submit all guesses, grasps, groans and gripes directly to <gary@...> and do not share to the list
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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

Rogue 1031 - 20 minute warning

gary hallock
 

Expect the weakly delayed RR #1031 to drop in your mailbox at about 9:30 am this morning.

Gary Hallock


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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

Interview with Cynthia MacGregor

gary hallock
 

I’m not sure how many of our PUNY regulars are aware that I’ve been co-producing a punny podcast for the past few years. In the wake of Cynthia passing this week, I thought perhaps it might be a suitable moment to share with you a special interview episode we recorded with Cynthia about a year ago. 

Click the link below and it should take you directly to that show. Many of the other shows are equally worthy of your attention, but go ahead and start here. 


Gary (Leerless Feeder) Hallock

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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

RR #1031 (Delay of game)

gary hallock
 

Considering the tepid responses to some of our recent riddle offerings, I wanted to make make sure I don’t tax the resources of our meager team of willing players at this moment. In light of the combined distraction of this holiday weekend and our collective consternation over the sad passage of our founding member Cynthia, I have humbly determined it best to delay my launch of ROGUE RIDDLE #1031 until next weekend.

On the bright side, I have my own birthday coming up on Tuesday, and so if anyone wants to take over Cynthia’s duties as birthday & anniversary cheerleader, the position is apparently open and the time seems right.

Watch for RR #1031 to appear in your email box sometime next weekend.

Gary (Cyn-less Feeder) Hallock



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Gary (Immodest Moderator) Hallock, Leerless Feeder

Re: Cyn

Bertrand Piboin
 

As a long-time observer of PUNY and a long-time Pun-Off participant and worker at the event, I am saddened to hear of Cynthia’s passing.  She was the always happy person and one who never took her work too seriously.  When it came to being a judge, she was the best and had the most fun of any of those raising those numbers from 1 to 10.  

Punsters and wordsmiths everywhere will miss her.

Bert Piboin



On Jul 4, 2020, at 1:09 PM, joseph h via groups.io <joe9438@...> wrote:

I am sorry to report that messages on Cyn's facebook page include this:

"Janet Longman to Cynthia MacGregor

I am trying to come to terms with my loss. Words from Grant, her partner for many years, have helped.

Grant said "Cynthia was a deeply spiritual being, and believed in a loving Creator and continued existence as a Spirit.
We hope you will remember her as a deeply loving and extremely talented woman, who has uplifted the lives of all who have known her and worked with her.
Cynthia has a donor card for a facility in Delray that she has kept and her wishes are for them to pic...

See more"


We will all miss her.


Joseph

Cyn -- In Memoriam

Lars Hanson
 

   Energy and life,
   Buoyant well of warmth and love --
   You have touched us all.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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

[Limericks-n-Haiku] [puny] Cyn

James Ertner
 

I'll also miss her special greetings on all of our birthdays.

Jim



On July 4, 2020, at 4:03 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:


All,

    This seems surreal in so many ways.  Cyn has been a presence in our lives for decades, a vital force, rallying others when the going got tough.  It is really difficult to understand how a fall earlier this year should lead to her death.   We shall all miss her greatly.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 3:48 PM Ray Maynard <ray@...> wrote:

Vert VERY said. Cyn was a light in my life.


On 7/4/2020 11:29, Steve Wilson wrote:
:::sad:::

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 2:09 PM joseph h via groups.io <joe9438=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

I am sorry to report that messages on Cyn's facebook page include this:

"Janet Longman to Cynthia MacGregor

I am trying to come to terms with my loss. Words from Grant, her partner for many years, have helped.

Grant said "Cynthia was a deeply spiritual being, and believed in a loving Creator and continued existence as a Spirit.
We hope you will remember her as a deeply loving and extremely talented woman, who has uplifted the lives of all who have known her and worked with her.
Cynthia has a donor card for a facility in Delray that she has kept and her wishes are for them to pic...

See more"


We will all miss her.


Joseph
--
Steve
Steve Wilson| Psychologist | The Joyologist | Cheerman of the Bored
Director-National Humor Month
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com
http://www.humormonth.com
http://www.stevewilson.com
http://www.laughterfoundation.org
Skype: s_h_wilson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Laughter-Tour/57984062492
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevehwilson
Twitter: (@joyologist)
Phone: 614-855-4733
Blog: http://www.laughterandhumor.blogspot.com

Today is just another normal day full of miracles, gifts and opportunities.

Re: Cyn

Lars Hanson
 

All,

    This seems surreal in so many ways.  Cyn has been a presence in our lives for decades, a vital force, rallying others when the going got tough.  It is really difficult to understand how a fall earlier this year should lead to her death.   We shall all miss her greatly.

    Aloha,

        Lars

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



On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 3:48 PM Ray Maynard <ray@...> wrote:

Vert VERY said. Cyn was a light in my life.


On 7/4/2020 11:29, Steve Wilson wrote:
:::sad:::

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 2:09 PM joseph h via groups.io <joe9438=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

I am sorry to report that messages on Cyn's facebook page include this:

"Janet Longman to Cynthia MacGregor

I am trying to come to terms with my loss. Words from Grant, her partner for many years, have helped.

Grant said "Cynthia was a deeply spiritual being, and believed in a loving Creator and continued existence as a Spirit.
We hope you will remember her as a deeply loving and extremely talented woman, who has uplifted the lives of all who have known her and worked with her.
Cynthia has a donor card for a facility in Delray that she has kept and her wishes are for them to pic...

See more"


We will all miss her.


Joseph
--
Steve
Steve Wilson| Psychologist | The Joyologist | Cheerman of the Bored
Director-National Humor Month
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com
http://www.humormonth.com
http://www.stevewilson.com
http://www.laughterfoundation.org
Skype: s_h_wilson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Laughter-Tour/57984062492
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevehwilson
Twitter: (@joyologist)
Phone: 614-855-4733
Blog: http://www.laughterandhumor.blogspot.com

Today is just another normal day full of miracles, gifts and opportunities.

Re: Cyn

Ray Maynard
 

Vert VERY said. Cyn was a light in my life.


On 7/4/2020 11:29, Steve Wilson wrote:
:::sad:::

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 2:09 PM joseph h via groups.io <joe9438=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

I am sorry to report that messages on Cyn's facebook page include this:

"Janet Longman to Cynthia MacGregor

I am trying to come to terms with my loss. Words from Grant, her partner for many years, have helped.

Grant said "Cynthia was a deeply spiritual being, and believed in a loving Creator and continued existence as a Spirit.
We hope you will remember her as a deeply loving and extremely talented woman, who has uplifted the lives of all who have known her and worked with her.
Cynthia has a donor card for a facility in Delray that she has kept and her wishes are for them to pic...

See more"


We will all miss her.


Joseph
--
Steve
Steve Wilson| Psychologist | The Joyologist | Cheerman of the Bored
Director-National Humor Month
http://www.worldlaughtertour.com
http://www.humormonth.com
http://www.stevewilson.com
http://www.laughterfoundation.org
Skype: s_h_wilson
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/World-Laughter-Tour/57984062492
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevehwilson
Twitter: (@joyologist)
Phone: 614-855-4733
Blog: http://www.laughterandhumor.blogspot.com

Today is just another normal day full of miracles, gifts and opportunities.