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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on Today at 02:26:41 AM »
Did anybody need more than 60?

Hi Jack

I definitely need more than 60!  That's probably minutes and not seconds.  I've even searched Ms Google for songs with sunburn in the title and am totally bamboozled :laugh:  I didn't fare much better with your second rebus either  :(

My rebus is a song from the 1990's by a rather unusual American singer/songwriter.

#4 9 (#4 + #5) #3 5 (#2 + #3)


Please change the first letter of the first picture and lose the last half of picture four.  You're not looking for the film in picture two but the genre and then a homophone. Please lose the first four letters of picture three and pretend it's all on one line.

           

I've always been nervous about posting Monopoly puns...
but today I thought I'd take a chance!

I'll put a new battery in my crystal ball... >:D

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on Today at 01:41:25 AM »
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Great rebus.  Do I get the bonus point if I tell you Martin Luther King had a different one. 


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What the Puck, Pen???  ;) ;) ;) Do I get a bonus point as well???


Okay boys you can both have a bonus point!  In fact as I'm feeling very generous I'll give you both an extra bonus point for the puns ;D
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Words / Re: Thermo?
« Last post by Colhad75 on Today at 12:10:07 AM »
Our English language is changing all the time.
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Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by ridethetalk on Yesterday at 06:29:21 PM »
As a long time practitioner of the  telecommute, lettuce pray that I'm a bit more self-aware next time I get into the melee.

 :-R :-R :-R
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Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by ridethetalk on Yesterday at 06:24:54 PM »
Does that mean, John, that, like me, you couldn't have an OMELETTE (or even an OMELET) with your LETTUCE?

Vegetarian not vegan...  :-R :-R :-R
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Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by jancsika on Yesterday at 04:47:29 PM »
As a long time practicioner of the  telecommute, lettuce pray that I'm a bit more self-awsre next time I get into the melee.
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Ozzyjack on Yesterday at 04:44:46 PM »
My rebus today is a snippet of Shakespeare. 

Hi Pen,

I can’t match your highbrow rebus today and will stick with Aussie country artists.

Slim Newton went down well.  Another Slim is much better known but I haven’t picked one of his better (or better known) songs because this one makes a better rebus.   I am betting this one will hold the experts up for at least a minute.


#3  #5  2  #6   #7

Conceptually one line.  Position essential. 

General hints.  So see how you size up. You should be in the right if you have a choice. I am truly ashamed of my political incorrectness in one frame.  But I am proud of my restraint in not using a picture with an “I” and asking for a substitution in another frame. :D



 

And something different.

 

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by blackrockrose on Yesterday at 04:25:38 PM »
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Can anybody beat 10?

Probably about five.
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Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by blackrockrose on Yesterday at 04:23:07 PM »
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Having become a vegetarian, it has been a while since I’ve had a CUTLET and today was no exception…

Does that mean, John, that, like me, you couldn't have an OMELETTE (or even an OMELET) with your LETTUCE?
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Words / Re: Thermo?
« Last post by Alan W on Yesterday at 04:12:40 PM »
My first thought also was that thermo is almost always used as a prefix, rather than a standalone adjective. But then I once thought that about cyber, but eventually came to accept it as a word that ought to be in our list. Likewise uber.

It looks like the Collins is the only dictionary listing thermo as a word in its own right.

Many of the usage examples I found are proper names, with a capital T, especially a company called Thermo Fisher. Nevertheless, the word is being used in lower case for a variety of situations: "Motorcycle thermo gloves"; "thermo responsive gelatin polymer hydrogel"; "The start-up says that its built-in thermo alarm can wake up users gradually by changing the temperature of the bed"; "truck drivers are to have their temperature taken at designated weighbridges and border points using thermo guns provided by the Ministry of Health"; and so on. In most of these cases the more familiar word thermal would probably have done just as well, but there's no law against using different words for the same thing.

One usage that had me puzzled was in book titles such as Everyday Thermo Cooking, Thermo-Struck: The Easiest Cookbook for All Thermo Appliances with Over 200 Amazing Recipes and - another cookbook - Thermo Love, by The Australian Women's Weekly. It seems the thermo cooker is a new kind of kitchen appliance. But surely all cooking involves heat. The Australian Choice website describes one of these products:

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Billed as 10 appliances in one with 10 different speeds, the Aldi Stirling Thermo Cooker claims to mix, emulsify, knead, sauté, stir, puree, smoothie, crush, steam and mill and has an in-built scale to weigh out ingredients.

From what I can work out, these are cheaper alternatives to the branded Thermomix, but to evade trademark issues, they've dropped the "mix" from the product name.

Anyway, to cut to the chase, thermo is creeping into the language, and I'll add it to our list as a rare word.
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