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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5610 on: February 18, 2021, 07:42:21 AM »
Hi Pen,

It's a lot easier when you are awake.  I've sussed your devilish rebus.

In my notation,  the word count would have been   #7’1  #9( 5  4)    The # thingy indicating that it related to a picture.

SPOILER ALERT - Pen's devilish rebus

I was initially distracted by Billy's Balmoral Hat.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 09:59:33 AM by Ozzyjack »
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5611 on: February 18, 2021, 11:30:17 AM »
SPOILER ALERT - My Latest rebus

Particularly relevant if you are hot to trot.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5612 on: February 18, 2021, 05:50:56 PM »
Hi Jack. A quickie while I'm having my morning cuppa. I solved your sneaky rebus with your help once I sussed the band with your extra hint😄 I did originally do my word count as you said then changed it as I thought it would be far too easy!  Once again you know what thought did >:D
Must have brekkie :-H

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5613 on: February 18, 2021, 10:55:24 PM »
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I was initially distracted by Billy's Balmoral Hat.

Hi Jack

I deliberately picked that picture because I thought the titfer was rather snazzy :laugh:

I will endeavour to stick to the rules in future >:D  I assumed that because the telly programme was so well known if I gave the word count as well it would make it not just a sitter but a gimme :laugh:

I'm a bit short of inspiration today but I've got a rebus that I'm hoping I haven't done it before.  It's a wonderful book published in 1908.
#3 #4 #2 #3 #7  It's a say what you see!


I did have a quick look but apologies if I'm repeating myself.

            

My camera keeps falling off my neck & does whatever it wants...
it's a bit of a loose Canon!

I've lost loads of weight just by wearing bread on my head...
it's a loaf hat diet!

Nearly lunchtime thank goodness :-H

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5614 on: February 19, 2021, 01:40:27 AM »
Tuna and spring onion mashed up with lots of salad cream in a crispy baguette for my lunch, washed down with a strong cup of Westmorland Blend coffee.  :-H

Don't know how you get the time to compose all those Rebus puzzles, Pen! I have made a few in the past for my book club (those were the days) but they were all literary characters and I didn't give them clues as to the length of the words as some of them are very clever clogs!  >:D

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5615 on: February 19, 2021, 02:08:41 AM »
It was ham & cheese with a blob of salad cream for me today.  Not a patch on yours Linda but it filled a hole!  I would have scoffed your baguette with a good strong buildery tea :-H

Some days it's easy to do a rebus if it's a slow day at work.  Other days I'll start a post just after 9 when it's quiet & then it gets busy so I'll dip in & out & finish by lunch!  To be honest if it's a slow day on reception then I'm very glad of something to distract me & use my noddle. I'm sort of glued to my chair & can't wander off :laugh:  It gives me enjoyment & I hope it gives the Forumites a bit of fun.  The worst thing is if my mind goes a complete blank (nowt unusual >:D) & I can't think of anything! or even worse if I repeat one I've already done :o

Hopefully it wont be too much longer before your book club can reconvene & you can celebrate with a glass or 2 of something >:D

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5616 on: February 19, 2021, 07:08:58 AM »
I will endeavour to stick to the rules in future >:D  I assumed that because the telly programme was so well known if I gave the word count as well it would make it not just a sitter but a gimme :laugh:

Each rebus setter sets their own rules, Pen. So long as you are consistent. Your two word picture caused me no problem.  It was your devilishly clever first word that had me foxed in the middle of the night.  I probably wouldn't have got it if I had not read all the books published up until the middle 1950's. 

Now by my conventions, I would have given the word count of your latest rebus as #3 #4 2 #3 #7  and left the 3 bats out to indicate it is a relationship rebus.  I must be a bit thick this morning because I can't make a connection between the three bats and the relational word it has to represent.

I must get to the dog walk before the next shower of rain.  Will tidy up later today.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5617 on: February 19, 2021, 07:55:29 AM »
Sorry Jack it was a bit tenuous.  It's because the cricket bat is made from the willow.  I thought 2 trees would be a bit obvious!
I actually used the wrong type of willow.  It should have been

Though one willow looks much the same as another to me!
I hadn't noticed this morning that the picture I used was actually of a willow at The Chateau de Chenonceau which Eve & I visited on our last holiday in 2019.  A funny coincidence :laugh:

You are absolutely right I should have set it out how you said.  I was trying to be a clever dick!

7/10 must do better :angel:

I'd leave the tidying up if I were you - it'll only want doing again tomorrow >:D

I'm so glad it's Friday tomorrow - totally cream crackered :-Y

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5618 on: February 19, 2021, 10:41:36 AM »
Hi Again, Pen

and now I have .   I assumed that the three cricket bats were representing the word in.

I had forgotten (I assume at some stage I had known) that willow is sometimes used synonymously with a cricket bat as I used the expression two years ago "the flanneled fools wielding the willow."

I am now not sure how your rebus would have fitted into my notation. perhaps  #3 #4 2 #3 7(#6  #6).

Last time you used to represent "willow>:D

After all this discussion, I don't think there is any need for a spoiler alert.

Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5619 on: February 19, 2021, 05:51:34 PM »
& i'm also curios to know, do the professionals recommend rewarding good behavior & good deeds with treats or do they recommend a little game like perhaps a tug of war with one of her favourite toys?

My understanding, Les, is they advocate both.  Why the curiosity?   Now that you are retired and have time on your hands are you thinking of getting a dog?  There are many benefits.  It is hard to avoid getting more exercise if you take your responsibilities seriously.  And unconditional love is good for the soul - and with a bit of luck, you'll get that returned from the dog, too.  At least you won't get gratuitous sarcasm.

The people that run these training classes make the point strongly that you are not bringing the dog along to be trained.  You are coming along to learn the proper way to train the dog.  They even went so far as to say if the dog cannot come to a session for some reason, the owner should still come.

I will continue to go to the training sessions not because I am an old dog trying to learn new tricks but as an old dog trying to remember all the tricks that I have forgotten several times.

I think I would have liked Griffo.

You may be right in your view of human nature, but as it doesn't take any skin off my nose, it is not one that I will worry about.

I just notice the standard puzzle is open, so I must go and get a few words.

G'day Jack,
I actually would not mind getting another dog but the policy is " no pets allowed " in my apartment complex.
At the moment i am just trying to help out a friend who has recently & quite unexpectedly " inherited " a puppy due to her sisters sudden relocation to Sydney to take up a job promotion.
I also thought that it might be a way for me to wrangle in a request that i am sure all of your followers would enjoy & that is for you to compile a short video of you putting Bonnie through her paces.
You know what i mean, have June record Bonnie as you instruct her to sit, stand, rollover, beg, lay down etc...

I am certain that you would have liked Griffo.
He was a big but gentle bloke, ex navy submariner, a heavy drinker ( i was one of the few that could keep up with him ) with a wacky sense of humour, he had nick names for everybody in the building & liked to play practical jokes on people.
Despite a significant age difference we hit it off straight away & over time became very good mates.
He lived in a nearby suburb to me so when we were on the same shift we would  often take it in turns to ride share to work.
So Griffo rings me one Sunday night to organise to pick me up for work at 7.30am Monday morning, if your not ready, i'll go without you & don't forget that Monday is a casual dress day.
In those days it was very strict policy that uniforms must be worn at all times except for the overnight shift or when management declared a charity day.
Charity day meant that by making a donation to the nominated charity you were excused from wearing your uniform for that day.
So as we approach the front door of our work place, dressed in our casual attire, Griffo takes a detour.
As he walks off toward the station, he exclaims " I'm going to grab a train into town for a training course, see you tomorrow "
Ok, " no worries " is my response as i make my way up to the control room & the sign on desk.
It is only then that i realise that everybody else is dressed in full uniform.
At the same moment the boss pokes his head around the corner & in a stern voice says " Les i'll see you in my office, straight away please ".
I enter the office & take a seat while the boss is on the phone.
Bloody Griffo, he's set me up, how in the hell am i going to get out this, my mind is racing with all of the various punishments that i might be in for & i am dreading the dressing down that i am about to receive, bloody Griffo!!!
As he hangs up the phone the boss looks to me & says " Les, we've covered your shift for today ( i'm thinking oh no, crikey, he's going to send me home ) as i really want you to attend a training course that is taking place in town this morning but judging by your attire you must have already been aware of this.
Well yes sir, Griffo had told me all about it.
Yes of course he would have.
This training session is designed for senior officers so when the vacancy came up late last week it was Griffo who nominated you to fill the gap even though you are a still considered a junior.
When i arrived at the training room, the only vacant seat was next to a beaming Griffo.
As i sat down next to him i said rather loudly, it's your shout at lunch time you big bastard.
The whole room, including the instructor burst into laughter as Griffo had told them all about how he had set me up.











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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5620 on: February 19, 2021, 06:48:09 PM »
Hi Pen,

Bonnie’s half-siblings are growing apace.






Do you remember Les entertaining us with a yarn about the Story Bridge Hotel Cockroach races on Australia Day back in 2018.  I thought they would never get up to such nonsense in Britain.  Well I thought one would be a good subject of my rebus today.  Well, I was wrong and I went through cheese rolling, wife carrying, welly wanging in Upperthong, and a number of others and I couldn’t put together anything reasonable.  So I have settled on an endeavour that showed the Brits at their finest in WW2.

#9  #6, 3  #7 2  7(#3  #4)

, the  of



Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5621 on: February 20, 2021, 02:08:59 AM »
Greetings Jack from a windy, wet & chilly Bletchley

I enjoyed your rebus & solved all of it bar one word!  Stumped on the third picture.  Have an inkling but I'm going to return to it later on & if all else fails wait for your spoiler ;D

Can't believe how quickly Bonnie's siblings are growing!  They look gorgeous & as cheeky as a cartload of monkeys :laugh:

I was a little short of inspiration so I've settled on something that took place a long way away from the event in your rebus & 2 years later. It lasted considerably longer.  Hope that makes sense!

#3 #6 8(#4 + #4)


Hints - first word of second picture.  Please remove first letter of last picture. (homophone)

             

The last one just made me smile.

Better get a move on as Zoe will be in shortly! Kettle wont put itself on :laugh:

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5622 on: February 20, 2021, 06:41:13 AM »
Hi Pen,

Two hints for my rebus

1.  it is a routine matter to turn wine into water but it takes something special to turn water into wine
2.  Read the words on the third picture.

Your rebus was excellent.  I will do the spoiler alerts when I get time later today.
Cheers, Jack


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #5623 on: February 20, 2021, 06:54:47 AM »
Hi Les,

For me to consider the best way I could help with your friend's puppy, could you let me know the gender, age, breed, any previous training and the living arrangements for the pup e.g. Is there a back yard, quiet or noisy neighbourhood or any other relevant factors you can think of.
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Cheers, Jack


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