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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: Today at 01:20:31 AM »

Although I found several instances of duplication of rebuses about Old Nick, your latest one wasn’t one of them. Well done.

We were looking after Ruby from just after lunch yesterday until past our normal bedtime because the Cleveland mob were at a school function.  We and the dogs were exhausted by the time Ruby was picked up.

The answer to my rebus is the first line of a poem by a WWI poet which ends with a Latin quote from Horace

Hi Jack

That's a phew from me  :laugh:  Having thought about it I was sure I'd used it before!  Your rebus was excellent  :)  It took me ages to crack it and that was after I'd sought a little help.  I guessed the poet but didn't want to resort to looking up his work so I struggled on until I got there in the end! 

I'm late on parade today and by the time I'd had a real tussle with your clever rebus I didn't have time to do one of my own!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: Yesterday at 12:03:02 AM »
G'day Jack

It's a nice sunny afternoon but we've got a rather chilly breeze.  I've been to Barbs' and we had a walk and a gossip with a cuppa ;D

My rebus is an expression.
#6 #3 #5 #3 #4

Please change the second letter of picture one - a relatively new way of referring to Rooty  :-R.  Please lose the first three letters of picture two.  Can you remember the name of the gent in picture three?  Add a letter at the beginning of his first name and change what then becomes the fourth letter.  Two homophones and please pretend it's all on one line.
& then tell me I've used this before  :laugh:

Scientists have invented a car that runs on parsley.
They hope to use this technology to make trains run on thyme.


Thyme I wasn't here  ;D

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 02, 2023, 12:50:43 AM »

I think I have the answer to your rebus. I can't see the relationship between the author and Tom Jones and grumpy cat, but I identified it by other means. >:D.

Hi Jack

I've had a busy but enjoyable day.  It's rather chilly here but the sun's trying to come out so I'm hoping to get out for a walk in a little while.

Sorry I should have told you to ignore Grumpy Cat - he was a red kipper  :laugh:

Loved your rebus - a bit tricky but not enough to pull my hair out  :)  My simple rebus is a tagline for an animated film which I love and have seen a few times.

6 (#2 + #4) #2 #3 #6

Picture two is four words - please just use the first.  Please lose the first two letters of picture three.  Two homophones and please pretend it's all on one line.


Heathrow Airport Customs Staff are concerned at the number of passengers smuggling helium filled balloons in their luggage…
Cases continue to rise!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 31, 2023, 10:29:17 PM »
One more very important thing...

Have a smashing birthday - hope I'm not too late.  I always forget the time difference.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 31, 2023, 08:43:32 PM »
Hi Jack

Having a funny old morning. Quiet for a little while and then the bus pulls up outside and they all come rushing in at once :laugh:

I'm going to start a rebus and, hopefully, finish by lunchtime!  It's a film from the 1970's starring an actor who is all over the papers here today.

5 (#3 + #2)  9 (#4 + #5)

Please change the first letter of picture three.  You need the surname of the 18th century author in picture four and lose the last three letters.  One homophone and please pretend it's all on one line.

If you need any help with the author then here's a small clue...


A 6 year old girl went to the office with her father on 'Take Your Child to Work Day'.
As they walked round the office she started crying and getting upset.
Her father asked what was wrong.
As the staff gathered round she sobbed loudly, "Daddy, where are all the clowns you said you work with?"

Finished with time to spare  ;D

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 29, 2023, 11:49:19 PM »

My cheeky rebus is a tagline from a movie I think you may be familiar with.

I must go and entertain the visitor I picked up at the airport at lunchtime.

Hi Jack

That rebus was cheeky and sneaky :laugh: but very clever with it!  Took me a few tries before the penny dropped!

My rebus is an expression I used to my neighbour this morning.

#6 #5 #3 #5 #3

Please use the surname of gent in picture two and change the fourth letter.  Discard four letters from picture three and keep three consecutive ones. Please pretend it's all on one line.


This tickled me but not as much as the spaniel!

Have you been entertaining Andrew with your madrigals?  >:D  :laugh:

I'm off to contemplate work tomorrow  :(

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 28, 2023, 11:44:49 PM »
Hi Jack

Enjoying a lovely lazy Sunday.  It's a beautiful day and I've been for a constitutional  :laugh:

I agree with Moyra and Carol.  It was great to get an update and picture of Dusty and good to know he's happily settled in his new home  :)

My rebus is a film from the 1970's. 

10 (#2 + #3 + #5) #3

Please use the middle two letters of the gent (I use that term loosely  :laugh:) in picture one and lose the second letter of picture two.  Past tense of picture four and reverse it.  One homophone and please pretend it's all on one line.


Must be time for tea!

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 27, 2023, 10:46:41 PM »

I was curious because you keep referring to going up to Barbs.  This topographical map shows that Bletchley is relatively flat with no significant hills or mountains.[/url]  So I was wondering whether Barb lives on a hill or whether up means north.   

If within 500 miles of here is still in our neck of the woods, you are right. 

This was one photo she posted to Facebook.

Here is one of Ruby that my daughter took

Time for lunch of fried tomatoes again to get the little grey cells working.

Hi Jack

That's a very good question and I have absolutely no idea why I always say that!!  When I drive out of my close to head to Barbs' I actually go down hill so it makes no sense whatsoever :-R  Perhaps, in future, I should just say I've been to see Barbs  ;D

I thought 500 miles was a short hop and a skip for you  >:D  :laugh:

Wonderful pictures of Bonnie and Ruby  :-*  Paula summed it up perfectly.

You can never have too many tomatoes!  My lunch was a tuna baguette.  Very nice but not as exciting as yours.

I'm just waiting for Zoe to arrive :)  I'll return with a rebus tomorrow.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 26, 2023, 11:52:49 PM »

But I got a big surprise when I finally worked it out.  I had a vague memory it had been used before and when I searched, I found I had used it twice before.

The book Zoe was reading, on the other hand, had glowing reviews including the one quoted but I am not sure it is  How did Zoe find it?

Hi Jack

I'd completely forgotten that you'd already used that palindrome.  Of course sod's law dictates that I remembered as soon as you reminded me :laugh:

I finally remembered to ask Zoe about All The Light We Cannot See.  She's only about a third of the way through it but she's enjoying it so far.

I've been up to Barbs' for a walk and had some lunch.  I've got to go out again at about 4 and pick Zoe up and drop her at the pub.  She and Rex are meeting up with a load of friends this evening.

My rebus today is a place in your neck of the woods. About half a minute?  >:D  :laugh:

5 (#4 + #1) #5

Please change the first letter of picture three and one homophone.


Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom!

This tickled me ;D

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 26, 2023, 01:55:38 AM »
Sounds perfect to me!  Love a drop of pink as you know >:D  Better get my skates on  :-C

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 26, 2023, 12:21:09 AM »

Just finished Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively and will be recommending to book club - will probably get shot down in flames, but there you go! Each to his/her own. 

Meagre lunch today as going to pub tonight for meal with work colleagues - am pretty ravenous already and can't decide on the Cumberland sausage or lasagne.  Maybe the steak and ale pie or maybe the moussaka!  Decisions, decisions!  Yum  :-H >:D

Oh Linda you're making me hungry :laugh:  If I set off now will I be in time to join you?  We can have a good dither together >:D

My Mum used to say it'd be a boring world if we all liked the same thing  :)  It's a great read and, hopefully, the book club will accept it!

Have a smashing evening  :)

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 26, 2023, 12:14:51 AM »

Mildred was the church gossip and self-appointed monitor of the church's morals.

You would remember that on 2 April last year, my rebus was a pangram, “The quick brown fox jumped over a lazy dog”. I have found a pangram that uses fewer letters.

Hi Jack

Blue never fails to make me laugh!  I had a mental picture of him parking his ute and strolling off down the road :laugh:

My compliments on a clever rebus  ;)  I had to resort to pen and paper to sort it in the end!

My rebus is a palindrome.

#4 #3 #2 1 8 (#3 + #2 + #3) #3

Please lose the first letter of picture one & just use the middle two letters of picture three. Change the second letter of picture four and lose the first three letters of picture six.  Finally, please lose the last letter of picture seven and pretend it's all on one line. (sorry I probably should mention that you need the film in picture five)

I attended the wedding reception of an old friend's niece.  The groom stood to say a few words. He turned to his bride's mother. "You've given me a gift," he began, "a gift that..."
Here he paused in thought, whereupon his mother-in-law completed the sentence, "That you can't return!"
I'm off to have a cuppa finish my housework.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 25, 2023, 11:21:45 PM »
Squeamish from Bletchley

I've only seen the first movie of that franchise...

You're not wrong John!  I like a bit of suspense but no blood and guts thank you!  Have you seen What Lies Beneath?  It's a great film and very jumpy in places :laugh:  Not a typical Harrison Ford offering.

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 25, 2023, 12:16:35 AM »
Hi Jack

Just got to get through the next three and a bit hours and I then have five days off  :-)

Here's another nice and easy rebus for you.  It's a 19th century novel.

6 (#3 + #3 + #1) #4

One homophone and please run pictures two and three into each other.  Second part of actor's name please.  First four letters (of seven) of picture four and please pretend it's all on one line.

 Only an hour and a half to go now!  This tickled me  ;D

Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 24, 2023, 01:09:06 AM »

Hi Jack

Another busy day - barely had time to draw breath!  I had a wrestle with your very sneaky and clever rebus.  It's taken a while but the penny finally dropped!

My rebus is an entry into the easy peasy rebus competition ;D  Not an opening line but a well known excerpt from a famous novel.  I've got one hour to finish it...
6 (#4 + #2 #1 #7 #3

Please change the first letter of picture one.  Just one of picture five and two homophones and all on one line please.

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