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moderated Re: Ran-dumb puns

Cynthia MacGregor
 

 

It would be inappropriate for a map maker to address a group of laryngitis sufferers. That would be putting the cartographer the hoarse!

They both lived on the second floor of the same apartment building. One day when they passed each other on the staircase, it was love at first flight.

Schwarzenegger’s terminator encountered a group of rappers improvising tunes on a street corner and became fascinated. Being digitally enhanced, he naturally volunteered, “I’ll beatbox!”

Gary Hallock

 

When the woman hung her underwear out on the line, a stiff wind blew them into her flower bed. A neighbor looked over the fence and remarked, “I see your pantsies are doing nicely.”

       The first woman quickly quipped back, “I’m glad you have an eye for good bloomers.”

 

Cyn


moderated Ran-dumb puns

gary hallock
 

It would be inappropriate for a map maker to address a group of laryngitis sufferers. That would be putting the cartographer the hoarse!

They both lived on the second floor of the same apartment building. One day when they passed each other on the staircase, it was love at first flight.

Schwarzenegger’s terminator encountered a group of rappers improvising tunes on a street corner and became fascinated. Being digitally enhanced, he naturally volunteered, “I’ll beatbox!”

Gary Hallock


moderated Rogue Riddle 984 - Resolved

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle 984

 

Gary and Doug, my only two players, each had 3 bingos, but Doug got there first. So he is declared winner. I have sent him an email asking if he will host Rogue 985 and am awaiting an answer. Should he decline, the honor will fall to Gary.

 

Answers below.

 

Sweets to the Sweet

 

All the clues lead to a pun on some type of candy. NOTE: Some are brand names; some are generics. Be the first to bingo all of them or be the one with the most bingos on Tuesday pre-dawn.

 

1 – This candy makes your rear end’s gaseous emissions so strong that they’re visible.

 

Toot see rolls

 

2 – This famous candy, known for thoughtful behavior, now has a citrus version

 

Lemon Ms

 

(Thoughtful behavior: “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand”)

 

3 – Angry spouse

 

Bitter honey

 

4 – These chewy candies contain germs

 

Carrier mels

 

5 – The dairy worker makes sure the right number of ounces, but not fluid ounces, are in every container

 

Milk he weigh

 

6 – You might mistake this chocolate candy for footwear

 

Sneakers

 

7 – Dismissed from his job, he gives the personnel director an old-fashioned thrashing

 

Canned, he canes

 

8 – Drinking establishment that excludes the deaf and blind

 

Hear, See Bar

 

9 – A part of speech; a part of a word

 

Noun, Letter

 

(I have never eaten or even seen a now ’n’ later candy, but a PUNYite used it in a previous pun—I think a Rogue)

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue Riddle 984 – standings & clues

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle 984 – standings & clues

 

Doug has 3 bingos, Gary has one. No other players. Where is everyone?

  

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

Rogue Riddle 984

 

Sweets to the Sweet

 

All the clues lead to a pun on some type of candy. NOTE: Some are brand names; some are generics. Be the first to bingo all of them or be the one with the most bingos on Tuesday pre-dawn.

 

1 – This candy makes your rear end’s gaseous emissions so strong that they’re visible.

 

 This is a brand, not a generic, and it’s chocolate

2 – This famous candy, known for thoughtful behavior, now has a citrus version

 The “thoughtful behavior” refers to an ad tagline. Brand, not generic

 

3 – Angry spouse

 Brand, not generic. This one’s easy. Both players so far have gotten it

 

4 – These chewy candies contain germs

 Generic. Think of people who spread diseases

 

5 – The dairy worker makes sure the right number of ounces, but not fluid ounces, are in every container

 Brand name. Choc.

 

6 – You might mistake this chocolate candy for footwear

 Brand name. Sounds like a kind of footwear

 

7 – Dismissed from his job, he gives the personnel director an old-fashioned thrashing

 Generic. Start with a slang word meaning dismissed from job

 

8 – Drinking establishment that excludes the deaf and blind

 Brand name. What can’t the deaf and blind do?

 

9 – A part of speech; a part of a word

 Brand name. I have never eaten/seen this candy myself but another PUNYite punned on it some time back.

 

 

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue Riddle 984

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle 984

 

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

Rogue Riddle 984

 

Sweets to the Sweet

 

All the clues lead to a pun on some type of candy. NOTE: Some are brand names; some are generics. Be the first to bingo all of them or be the one with the most bingos on Tuesday pre-dawn.

 

1 – This candy makes your rear end’s gaseous emissions so strong that they’re visible.

 

 

2 – This famous candy, known for thoughtful behavior, now has a citrus version

 

 

3 – Angry spouse

 

 

4 – These chewy candies contain germs

 

 

5 – The dairy worker makes sure the right number of ounces, but not fluid ounces, are in every container

 

 

6 – You might mistake this chocolate candy for footwear

 

 

7 – Dismissed from his job, he gives the personnel director an old-fashioned thrashing

 

 

8 – Drinking establishment that excludes the deaf and blind

 

 

9 – A part of speech; a part of a word

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE WARNING

Cynthia MacGregor
 

The Rogue will be launched pre-dawn tomw (Sunday)

 

Cyn

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE 983 World Geography---Cyn won with 6 bingos...she was only player thus No Reveal...will save them fo next time

doug
 



Cyn-6 bingos

 
Cyn will host 984

DON'T HIT REPLY ALL

All answers except #2 are names of either a country or a city--unpunned...but then you must pun it for full credit.

The Riddles:


1. A Buddhist monk who constantly tries to push his religion on others is a BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


2. It's over,they finally caught Trump eating Beef Stroganoff and Borscht last night with some Russian BLANK (unpunned); BLANK(punned) 


3. Instead of China, the logical country Trump shouldve had his long silk neck accessories made, would've been BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


4.  If you find yourself tired in Romania and need to relax a spell,
you should call or email airbnb or a hotel to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


5.  If you want to expeience the nightlife in Spain like clubs, be
careful, go with a friend or two...but don't go to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


6.  If you go to China during the summer and want to take a dip in the pool, be sure to bring your BLANK (unpunned); BLANK (punned) suit.


7.  If you're in Malaysia and you come across an orphanage, you might consider staying late to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned)child to sleep.


8.  I think the actor, Mr.Gibson is Australian but not sure exactly what part was BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 



9.  African city where Superman buys part of his costume BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


10.  The origin of the slang term 'DUH' is fairly new starting in the U.S. around 1963. But I wonder, BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned) be found used earlier perhaps in another country?


11.  This island country sounds like it's green vehicle friendly because it's BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned)


12.  I wasn't feeling well while in a Bangkok leather shop. So, I asked if by chance they had any acetaminophen...the owner reached behind the counter and handed me a BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned)  (1st unpunned blank not a city/country name but 2nd blank does have city or country)


Send worksheets to:  doug10101@...


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE 983 World Geography---Standings

doug
 

Current Standing:

Cyn-6 bingos

 
Send worksheets to doug10101@...

DON'T HIT REPLY ALL

All answers except #2 are names of either a country or a city--unpunned...but then you must pun it for full credit.

The Riddles:


1. A Buddhist monk who constantly tries to push his religion on others is a BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


2. It's over,they finally caught Trump eating Beef Stroganoff and Borscht last night with some Russian BLANK (unpunned); BLANK(punned) 


3. Instead of China, the logical country Trump shouldve had his long silk neck accessories made, would've been BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


4.  If you find yourself tired in Romania and need to relax a spell,
you should call or email airbnb or a hotel to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


5.  If you want to expeience the nightlife in Spain like clubs, be
careful, go with a friend or two...but don't go to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


6.  If you go to China during the summer and want to take a dip in the pool, be sure to bring your BLANK (unpunned); BLANK (punned) suit.


7.  If you're in Malaysia and you come across an orphanage, you might consider staying late to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned)child to sleep.


8.  I think the actor, Mr.Gibson is Australian but not sure exactly what part was BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 



9.  African city where Superman buys part of his costume BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


10.  The origin of the slang term 'DUH' is fairly new starting in the U.S. around 1963. But I wonder, BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned) be found used earlier perhaps in another country?


11.  This island country sounds like it's green vehicle friendly because it's BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned)


12.  I wasn't feeling well while in a Bangkok leather shop. So, I asked if by chance they had any acetaminophen...the owner reached behind the counter and handed me a BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned)  (1st unpunned blank not a city/country name but 2nd blank does have city or country)


Send worksheets to:  doug10101@...


moderated Re: ROGUE RIDDLE 983 World Geography

doug
 

Send worksheets to doug10101@...

DON'T HIT REPLY ALL

All answers except #2 are names of either a country or a city--unpunned...but then you must pun it for full credit.

The Riddles:


1. A Buddhist monk who constantly tries to push his religion on others is a BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


2. It's over,they finally caught Trump eating Beef Stroganoff and Borscht last night with some Russian BLANK (unpunned); BLANK(punned) 


3. Instead of China, the logical country Trump shouldve had his long silk neck accessories made, would've been BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


4.  If you find yourself tired in Romania and need to relax a spell,
you should call or email airbnb or a hotel to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


5.  If you want to expeience the nightlife in Spain like clubs, be
careful, go with a friend or two...but don't go to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


6.  If you go to China during the summer and want to take a dip in the pool, be sure to bring your BLANK (unpunned); BLANK (punned) suit.


7.  If you're in Malaysia and you come across an orphanage, you might consider staying late to BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned)child to sleep.


8.  I think the actor, Mr.Gibson is Australian but not sure exactly what part was BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 



9.  African city where Superman buys part of his costume BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned) 


10.  The origin of the slang term 'DUH' is fairly new starting in the U.S. around 1963. But I wonder, BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned) be found used earlier perhaps in another country?


11.  This island country sounds like it's green vehicle friendly because it's BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK,BLANK,BLANK (punned)


12.  I wasn't feeling well while in a Bangkok leather shop. So, I asked if by chance they had any acetaminophen...the owner reached behind the counter and handed me a BLANK (unpunned); BLANK,BLANK (punned)  (1st unpunned blank not a city/country name but 2nd blank does have city or country)


Send worksheets to:  doug10101@...


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE 983 Launch Time

doug
 

If I don't forget like I've done before, #983 will launch at 11:00 a.m.  central

Theme:  World Geography 

Doug


moderated File - PUNYgroupFAQ10.txt

puny@...
 

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) Yahoo! Group
Frequently Asked Questions

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

Written and maintained by Lee Jackson
P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler

Document Created December 13, 2003
Current Revision 1.0 (rev. February 6, 2004)

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

Table of Contents

I. Group Description

II. Questions About Messages
1. Why was my post returned to me as spam?
2. Why am I getting messages with [spam] in the subject line?

III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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

I. Group Description

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

(The following is also posted online at http:
//groups.yahoo.com/group/puny/)

Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) is a small, unofficial
group, formed in 1990 to assist the O. Henry Home and Museum in
Austin, TX. Specifically, we help coordinate and present the
museum's largest fundraiser each year, the annual O. Henry Pun-Off
World Championships.

The O. Henry Home and Museum is actually inside the house in which
the famous short story author William Sydney Porter (a.k.a. O.
Henry) lived while in Austin. The house is listed in the National
Register of Historic Places.

The Pun-Off helps to provide operating and renovation funds for the
museum. In the process, we provide free entertainment for over
1,000 spectators each year, collecting funds through raffles, book
sales, and audience donations during the event. The Pun-Off is also
an event that allows the most twisted minds in the country,
P.U.N.Y. members and otherwise, a chance to show just how far the
English language can be bent without breaking.

Discussions shall include and mostly be limited to P.U.N.Y. status
announcements, news on other pun-related events, pun challenges and
discussions, and ideas about future fund raisers and competitions.
Basically, anything pun-related or O. Henry related is fair game.

NOTE: Some messages may contain mildly mature subject matter.
Parental discretion is advised. Please keep things at least at a PG
level if you join. ;-)

Please note that messages posted by new members are moderated at
first. This was made necessary by a number of inconsiderate
spammers. Also, please note that the moderator reserves the right
to reject and/or ban anyone who applies for membership. This is
again for anti-spam purposes, so if you join with a member name
that looks like a spammer address, you might be banned without
notice. If you are a legitimate user and you experience problems
with any of this, please notify the listowner.

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

II. Questions About Messages

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

1. Why was my post returned to me as spam?

At some point during your stay in the P.U.N.Y. group here on Yahoo!
Groups, you may receive a message in response to one of your posts
that looks something like this:

To: (deleted for privacy - LJ)
Subject: Error [puny] re: (deleted for privacy - LJ)
From: SpamHold <spam.hold@mpcdoc.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 12:07:23 -0600

Your message was filtered by NEMX Spam Filter. Please note that
the intended Recipient did not receive this message.

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY This communication is intended to be
confidential and solely for the use of the persons or entities
addressed above. If you are not an intended recipient, be
aware that the information contained herein may be protected
from unauthorized use by privilege or law, and any copying,
distribution, disclosure, or other use of this information is
prohibited. If you have received this communication in error,
please contact the sender by return e-mail immediately, and
delete or destroy all copies. Thank you for your cooperation.

Don't panic. This is not your fault.

Why did it happen? I wish I knew. I can tell you what is going
on, though. Someone in our group, be they an active member or just
an observer, has set up a mail program to auto-forward messages
from our group to an address within the mpcdoc.com domain. The
mail server at mpcdoc.com is then marking certain group messages as
spam and then returning error messages. The rest of the group does
not see the error messages, since they are addressed directly to
the original sender.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to trace things once the forwarding
is done, since the SpamHold filter does not include any header
information from the original message.

I have contacted the people at the mpcdoc.com domain, and they are
completely baffled by the situation. They don't know which of
their users is the target of the redirected mail, since SpamHold
apparently deletes the messages before they can look at the
headers.

In other words, there's nothing that can be done to solve the
matter.

In the meantime, if you never want to see one of these messages
again, set up a filter within your mail program. Have it delete
any messages that come from spam.hold@mpcdoc.com, and that'll do
the trick.

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2. Why am I getting messages with [spam] in the subject line?

Yahoo! Groups has implemented a new feature recently called
SpamGuard. This is an apparent response to a persistent problem
with spam sneaking through into group messages. The following two
links contain information on how SpamGuard works:

http://groups.yahoo.com/local/service-spamguard.html
http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/abuse/abuse-08.html

Here's a quote from Yahoo!'s description of SpamGuard:

"Yahoo! Groups routes messages sent to your group
through SpamGuard. If we detect that a message is
spam, we will notify you and include the message as
an attachment. If you use a Yahoo! Mail email address
for your group, these messages will automatically get
routed to your Bulk folder.

"If you do not use Yahoo! Mail, or if you use POP
access to read your Yahoo! Groups messages in your
email client (e.g., Outlook), you can set up filters
to route these messages to an appropriate folder,
such as 'spam' or 'bulk.'"

There are two problems that I've seen with this so far. The first
problem is that it is a bit overzealous. It marks some very
obviously non-spam messages as spam. The second problem is that it
can break e-mail filters on users' systems. For example, if you
use filters in your e-mail program (Outlook, Pegasus, Eudora, or in
my case, Agent) to route incoming messages into folders, this might
screw things up and result in P.U.N.Y. messages going into your
generic inbox (or worse, trash folder) instead.

There's nothing that can be done about the first problem, but you
can do something to address any filter difficulty you may
encounter. Read the information at this link:

http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/groups/abuse/abuse-10.html

It will show you what you need to get your filter to recognize
SpamGuard-processed messages.

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III. Web Addresses and Contact Information

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To visit the P.U.N.Y. group on the web, go to:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puny/

You will be prompted to set up a Yahoo! profile (if you don't
already have one) before the system will let you into the group's
site. There's no charge for this.

Once you're on the group site, you can manage your group
membership (including unsubscription), set delivery options, and do
generally a bunch of other stuff.

To unsubscribe from the group without visiting the site, send a
blank e-mail message (no subject text or body text required) to
this address:

puny-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Yahoo! Groups usage terms can be found at:

http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/

The listowner (a.k.a. the Administrangler) can be reached at:

puny-owner AT yahoogroups.com

(NOTE: Spam prevention measures in place - replace the "AT" with
an @ sign and delete the spaces before using the above address.)

Finally, here are some P.U.N.Y. and O.Henry Museum related
websites of interest:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/ohenry/default.htm
http://punpunpun.com

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IV. Trademark and Copyright Information / End

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Outlook and the Microsoft logo are trademarks of the Microsoft
corporation.

Agent is a trademark of Forte, Inc.

All other trademarks used or referred to in this FAQ are the
property of their respective owners.


Lee Jackson, P.U.N.Y. List Administrangler
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/puny


moderated Re the next Rogue

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Doug will host the next Rogue.

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Rogue results

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Lars, with 8 bingos, was the winner but cannot host this coming wknd.

 

Bill Crider, with 6-1/2 bingos, was the runner-up, and I have reached out to him to ask if he can host. Response pending.

 

Next was Kirk with 5 and 2 halves.

 

Then Doug with 5.

 

Then Gary with 4.

 

Finally Jim, who was first out of the gate with 2 early bingos but then wasn’t heard from again.

 

Cyn

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE 982 - REVEALED

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle 982

 

Mish-Mash (no theme). For each pair of definitions I need both the words or phrases that are suggested by the definitions (half credit for each).

 

1 – Nursery rhyme seat, or instruction to hang tight and deal with it

 

tuffet / tough it

 

2 – Mars, perhaps, or how you should approach your week on Monday

 

planet / plan it

 

3 – Not a member of the rainbow group, or a body of water

 

straight / strait

 

4 – Jack created this, or ____ that?

 

house / How’s

 

5 – What fire is to metal, or a popular Oriental dish

 

temperer / tempura

 

6 – One way to open a file on a Mac, or going without a certain item of clothing

 

Command-O / commando

 

7 – Frequently, or sans certain relatives

 

often / orphan

 

8 – Family member, or avoid certain athletic contest

 

relation / relay shun

 

9 – Smiling countenance of a certain PUNY member, or theft of personal property

 

Lars sunny / larceny

 

10 – eBay bid, or what you say when you catch the neighborhood mongrel humping your prize bitch

 

offer / off her

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE 982 - CLUE SET

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle 982

 

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle, with letter count clues:

 

Mish-Mash (no theme). For each pair of definitions I need both the words or phrases that are suggested by the definitions (half credit for each).

 

1 – Nursery rhyme seat, or instruction to hang tight and deal with it

 

6 / 5 2

 

2 – Mars, perhaps, or how you should approach your week on Monday

 

6 / 4 2

 

3 – Not a member of the rainbow group, or a body of water

 

8 / 6

 

4 – Jack created this, or ____ that?

 

5 / 4 with an apostrophe

 

5 – What fire is to metal, or a popular Oriental dish

 

8 / 7

 

6 – One way to open a file on a Mac, or going without a certain item of clothing

 

7 1 / 8

 

7 – Frequently, or sans certain relatives

 

5 / 6

 

8 – Family member, or avoid certain athletic contest

 

8 / 5 4

 

9 – Smiling countenance of a certain PUNY member, or theft of personal property

 

4 5 / 7

 

10 – eBay bid, or what you say when you catch the neighborhood mongrel humping your prize bitch

 

5 / 3 3

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along

 

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated REQUEST

Cynthia MacGregor
 

PLEASE, PEOPLE, DON’T KEEP SENDING ME THE SAME RIDDLES YOU ALREADY BINGOED. JUST SEND ME NEW GUESSES. I KNOW GARY LIKES YOU TO SEND ALL YOUR GUESSES ON ONE SHEET, BUT I’M NOT GARY AND I DON’T LIKE TO GET THEM THAT WAY. WHEN YOU SEND ME YOUR GUESSES, SWAGS, AND STABS, JUST SEND NEW ONES. DON’T INCLUDE RIDDLES YOU ALREADY BINGOED OR GUESSES I ALREADY TOLD YOU WERE WRONG. THANK YOU

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE STANDINGS

Cynthia MacGregor
 

I should be in church but my car wouldn’t start. By the time AAA came out, diagnosed bad battery, and sold me a new one, it was too late.

 

So I’ve been fielding guesses on the Rogue. And working. And eating lunch. And getting an early start on dinner prep—we have a friend coming over.

 

In a little while, I’ll take a nap.

 

We have 5 players. Lars is in the lead with 5 bingos. Gary is right behind him with 4. Then comes Doug with 3, and finally Bill and Jim with 2 each.

 

Riddles nobody has solved yet: 4, 5, 7. At least one player has bingoed all the others.

 

Anybody else wanna jump in on the fun?

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE RIDDLE 982

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle 982

 

Remember DON'T hit Reply.

 

Send all guesses, curses, and whatnot to:

 

Cynthia@...

 

Here, now, the Riddle:

 

Mish-Mash (no theme). For each pair of definitions I need both the words or phrases that are suggested by the definitions (half credit for each).

 

1 – Nursery rhyme seat, or instruction to hang tight and deal with it

 

2 – Mars, perhaps, or how you should approach your week on Monday

 

3 – Not a member of the rainbow group, or a body of water

 

4 – Jack created this, or ____ that?

 

5 – What fire is to metal, or a popular Oriental dish

 

6 – One way to open a file on a Mac, or going without a certain item of clothing

 

7 – Frequently, or sans certain relatives

 

8 – Family member, or avoid certain athletic contest

 

9 – Smiling countenance of a certain PUNY member, or theft of personal property

 

10 – eBay bid, or what you say when you catch the neighborhood mongrel humping your prize bitch

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated ROGUE WARNING

Cynthia MacGregor
 

Rogue Riddle # 982 is locked and loaded and ready to be sprung pre-dawn tomorrow. It is of a familiar type, as you’ll see in the morning. Gopher it!

 

Make it a splendiferous day!

 

Cynthia ("Cyn") MacGregor

Freelance writer/editor

www.cynthiamacgregor.com

 

Pass a smile along


moderated Re: Randumb Puns

doug
 

Many early artists were so religious that they
wouldn't use any protective coating on their paintings because 
they took the scripture literally, "Ye shellac nothing"

Doug Spector
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    Some think Mark Twain got his name from his time on a riverboat, where the leadsmsn in the bows would call out “By the mark, twain,” indicating two fathoms of water depth.

    Actually, the origin of his name wasmuch more prosaic — pricing goods in a local store, he was told to, “Mark twine.”

    Recently some friends and I were discussing the origins of names.  One common Middle Eastern name is Mustafa.  It seems the origin of that name, too, was rather prosaic — when the boy was born, he had not yet been named.  The local I am insisted, “He must have a name,” and so he was named Mustafa.

    Aloha,

        Lars


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On Jul 26, 2019, at 10:13, Apt Liv Locators doug10101@... [puny] <puny@...> wrote:

 
Celebrated author Samuel Clemens whose characters included Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn,had such a strong southern accent that he was better known by his pen name, Mark Twang

If bad backs are in your genes, you might come from a discfunctional family

 I've often wondered why they begin races with a gunshot...but it seems to get the runners off to a good startle

In the North America,Las Vegas is the gambling capital but where in Asia do they go Tibet?

There's speculation that the Romans had aircraft back in biblical days...yep,there's even mention of a famous pilot, "Pontius"

Doug Spector

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