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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6480 on: July 16, 2021, 02:20:29 AM »

My simple little rebus is another song - probably pre-dates yours by a few years!


i wouldn't be too sure of that, Pen!
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6481 on: July 16, 2021, 04:24:26 AM »
I've consulted Ms Google Mike ;)  It depends which version of my rebus you want. You can have George Formby or Herman's Hermits amongst others.  One's 1937 & the other's 1966. (oh dear it's that year again >:D) As far as I can see Jack's rebus was a hit in 1959.
I'm very happy to stand corrected :)
It's turned out nice again :laugh:
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6482 on: July 16, 2021, 06:33:16 AM »
SPOILER ALERT - Mike's rebus

SPOILER ALERT - My rebus

SPOILER ALERT - Pen's rebus

Dragging the Chain
Australian Slang. Meaning:
1. To procrastinate.
2. To fall behind relative to others.
3. To unwittingly hold up progress.
4. To deliberately hold up progress by acting slowly.

"I was late to work again because John was dragging the chain this morning."

The term stems from the railway when chains and hooks connected the carriages or goods trucks. If the rear chain came lose from the secured position it would drag on the ground slowing progress.

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6483 on: July 16, 2021, 09:05:39 AM »
I've consulted Ms Google Mike ;)  It depends which version of my rebus you want. You can have George Formby or Herman's Hermits amongst others.  One's 1937 & the other's 1966. (oh dear it's that year again >:D) As far as I can see Jack's rebus was a hit in 1959.
I'm very happy to stand corrected :)
It's turned out nice again :laugh:

George Formby's 'Lamppost' was 1937
Lonnie Donegan's 'bedpost' was 1959
However, as Jack mentions in his spoiler, the 'chewing gum' song itself (but with 'spearmint' in the title) goes back to 1924! 

Never mind! Let's not get pedantic!
My offering today is something that John Donne, the preacher and poet wrote in 1624, 300 years before the 'spearmint' song;

eight words - 2/3/2/2/6/6/2/6

picture 3 - delete the first and last letters of this rock band's name
picture 4 - delete the last letter
picture 6 - delete the first letter
picture 8 - delete the last letter
picture 9 - delete the first letter

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6484 on: July 16, 2021, 07:59:18 PM »
Hi Pen,

   

Lousy weather here today. It’s not often I wish I were somewhere else, but here would do.

5(#3 #2) #5 #6’1

       ’s

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6485 on: July 16, 2021, 10:35:42 PM »
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However, as Jack mentions in his spoiler, the 'chewing gum' song itself (but with 'spearmint' in the title) goes back to 1924! 

My offering today is something that John Donne, the preacher and poet wrote in 1624, 300 years before the 'spearmint' song;
Mike I think the moral there is "always read the spoiler!" ;D

I got the first half of your rebus with no effort required.  The last bit took me considerably longer.  A great brainteaser :)
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6486 on: July 16, 2021, 11:32:07 PM »
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Lousy weather here today. It’s not often I wish I were somewhere else, but here would do.

Hi Jack

It's boily roasty here today & I suspect it's similar where you'd like to be :laugh:  I watched the highlights last night.  It's just not the same without Peter Alliss.  So sadly missed :'( Big shoes to fill.  Rory McIlory had a shocker - looked like he just wasn't with it. Not a big fan of his I have to be honest.  Justin Rose & Tommy Fleetwood were trundling along quite nicely :)

I'll see your rebus & offer you a couple along a similar line!

10 (#4 + #6)

You need the last word of the picture.

6 (#4 + #2) #5

Please just use half of the second picture.

      





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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6488 on: July 17, 2021, 09:30:07 AM »
A 1986 song from Paul Simon

seven words, including a definite article which is not pictured - 8/2/3/5/2/3/5

picture 5 - only the first three letters


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6489 on: July 17, 2021, 02:06:33 PM »
Hi Pen,

I just worked out what the whole word was is in your second rebus.  Could it be midnight? :D

   

 

My rebus is the name that Titus gave a building in Rome when he was opening it.  At least it would have been the name if he spoke English rather than Latin.  We now know it as something different. So bonus questions are:  What do we know it as?;  Why was it called that?

7(#2  #5)  12(#5  #7)

 


Conceptionally one line.

Picture 1.  Ditch the last letter.
Picture 2. General description of the contents.  No, will not do.
Picture 3. First 5 letters of the first word.
Picture 4.  The noun, not the adjective.

Good Luck

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6490 on: July 17, 2021, 11:50:18 PM »
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A 1986 song from Paul Simon

It took me a while but once I realised the fish wasn't plaice I got there Mike :)  Another cracking rebus!
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6491 on: July 18, 2021, 12:57:42 AM »
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I just worked out what the whole word was is in your second rebus.  Could it be midnight? :D

Hi Jack

I probably should have used a 24 hour clock!

Another scorcher here again.  It's going to be even hotter tomorrow.  I'm at work so, hopefully, it might be cooler there!

A great selection of cartoons - the first one especially tickled me :laugh:
Zoe & I have wrestled your very clever rebus into submission.  Took a fair bit of doing.  We were a bit flummoxed by the dicky birds :laugh:

My rebus is a song from 1973 by a band I'm very fond of.

#7 #4 #3 7 (#4 + #3) #6

THE
Please change the first letter of the second picture.  Character name of the lady in picture 3.

   

Better make myself a sarnie for tomorrow's lunch.

ps I found one of your very funny cartoons quite by accident!
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6493 on: July 18, 2021, 09:43:00 AM »
In Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, Enobarbus, Mark Antony's general, describes the breathtaking beauty of Queen Cleopatra in a famous speech which starts with these words:

thirteen words, including three articles (two definite and one indefinite), which are not pictured - 3/5/3/3/2/4/1/9/6/6/2/3/5

picture 2 - first three letters only
picture 3 - you need the name of the fabric
picture 9- you need a past tense verb

pictures  13-15 are simply an enlarged copy of pictures 5-7 which are a bit small; the word they represent does not need to be repeated

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #6494 on: July 18, 2021, 11:44:54 AM »
I studied Antony and Cleopatra (as well as All for Love, or The World Well Lost, for comparison) for A-level English in 1968.

Those lines are still burned into my memory.