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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7275 on: December 03, 2021, 11:11:57 PM »
Hi Pen,
We got our exercises to do at home on at least 4 days a week from exercise physiologist by email today and I am  exhausted just thinking about them.  I have about 70 kg of weights to set up dumbbells with appropriate weights to do each exercise with.

John had some good advice on the freezer.  With the weather you have been having,I thought leaving the food out in the open overnight would have been as good as having a freezer.



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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7276 on: December 04, 2021, 02:43:17 AM »
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We got our exercises to do at home on at least 4 days a week from exercise physiologist by email today and I am  exhausted just thinking about them.  I have about 70 kg of weights to set up dumbbells with appropriate weights to do each exercise with.

John had some good advice on the freezer.  With the weather you have been having,I thought leaving the food out in the open overnight would have been as good as having a freezer.

Hi Jack

Not so cold & frosty here today.  My car said a very tropical 8oc earlier when I went to visit Barbs.  We did go for a walk but it wasn't very pleasant - damp, grey & dreary.  It's only 2pm & I'm soon going to have to switch a light on :(

John's advice (thanks John :)) was very good but, unfortunately, my house is quite small & I don't have anywhere to plonk a spare freezer.  Even for a few hours.  When I emptied the freezer yesterday I put all the food in a bin bag & lobbed it out in the back garden.  It was still perfectly frozen an hour & a half later ;D

Your post tickled me - I do love Blue :-*  Your rebus had me stumped for a while because I thought picture one was a chip :-R  I was fixated on that until somebody, who shall remain nameless, put me right :laugh:

I was a bit stumped for a rebus today.  I found this expression by accident & it tickled me. It says it's an "Australian expression from the 1930's"  I'm sure you can verify whether that's true or not.
#4 #3 #4 #1 #6 #8

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The first picture is 2 words & you need the first.  I would call them hair straighteners but Ms Google told me otherwise. I could make it really easy & say it's the type of horse race that's the opposite of this


         

I felt exhausted just reading about your exercise regime - let alone actually participating! I couldn't find anything especially funny to do with lifting weights so this'll have to do ;D
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7277 on: December 04, 2021, 05:36:02 AM »
Hi Madeleine,

I can’t come up with an answer.  I need a clue or two or a hint from someone who has solved it.  A count of letters would assist. I am assuming the first word has 2 letters.   I have tried 3,5 and 7 for the first emoji and 4 and 6 for the second emoji but haven’t put anything sensible together.

Sorry Jack, I thought I needed to be more cryptic because I wasn’t using photos. I can see that’s flawed!

It’s connected to your ‘rebus block.’ You’re looking for a writer.
 3 6 (3,3). The first clue is how things sound rather than how they’re spelt.  I hope that makes sense - not up to speed with the etiquette!

Those Blue stories are hilarious and Pen, the robot cartoon especially tickled me!

Thanks you two for brightening my days.

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« Reply #7278 on: December 04, 2021, 06:16:03 AM »
It tickled me too Madeleine.  Hope my second cartoon didn't offend anybody's sensibilities - it just made me chuckle ;D
I love Blue, as I've said many times before!  In my head he's a real person :)
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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7279 on: December 04, 2021, 12:32:18 PM »
Cheers, Jack


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« Reply #7280 on: December 04, 2021, 01:27:26 PM »
I hope that makes sense - not up to speed with the etiquette!

Hi Madeleine,

That was a great Rebus and the author you picked was one of my favourites. I have read every one of his books.

There is no set etiquette.  Each contributor, and I wish there were more of them, sets their own rules and conventions.

If it would be helpful, I will give you some that I try to follow.  Sometimes something different pops up that I have not thought of and I add a new one.

I try to give a context or subject but generally not in such specific detail that you can get the answer without looking at the pictures although I am sure Mike used to solve my attempts at literary rebuses from my descriptions.

Most pictures can lead to many interpretations and so I try to limit people following unnecessary red herrings by giving a word and letter count.  If a number is preceded by a #, it means the solution is in the picture.  If it is not, it means you need to figure out the implied word which is generally of three types:
    1.  A definite (“the”) or indefinite (“a”) article which you are warned is not pictured;
    2. a literal set of words or letters which it is too hard to picture, or I am too lazy to do so for a particular puzzle, and which are typed in between the pictures e.g. “and”;
    3.  A word which describes the position of the pictures e.g.  “in”. “above”, “below”.  A good indicator of “in” is when the pictures are in a different order to the word count.  You have probably noticed I love positional rebuses.

I am eagerly awaiting your next rebus.


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7281 on: December 04, 2021, 11:05:49 PM »
I found this expression by accident & it tickled me. It says it's an "Australian expression from the 1930's"  I'm sure you can verify whether that's true or not.

Fair suck of the sauce bottle, Pen, I know I am bloody ancient but the 1930s were even before my time.  Seriously,  though it survived well into the 50’s and 60’s and probably beyond.

This is the last time I can remember using it

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.  Unless something comes up, I can have a restful day. Last week, and this week so far, I’ve been flat out like a lizard drinking.

You remember some time ago we had a series of posts about limericks.  Today I came across one that I thought might amuse you.

There once was a pirate named Bates
who did a fandango on skates,
he slipped on his cutlass
and now he is nutless
and bloody useless on dates!




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I am fighting sleep, so a quick straight-forward rebus tonight.  A fictional Saxon knight from a book published in the first quarter of the nineteenth century.

7(#1 #3  #3)





I’ll leave you with this that probably should have been in another thread where swede is the subject of discussion.




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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7282 on: December 05, 2021, 03:23:15 AM »
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This is the last time I can remember using it.

I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.  Unless something comes up, I can have a restful day. Last week, and this week so far, I’ve been flat out like a lizard drinking.

Hi Jack

Greetings from a very cold & windy Bletchley.  At least the sun's shining.  We've just been for a walk & all our extremities & the tops of our heads are frozen :(  Nothing a nice cuppa wont sort!

Your brilliant memory never ceases to amaze me :)  I think we inherit a lot of these expressions from our parents & grandparents.  One of my favourites is "It's black over Will's Mother's" When I looked it up it dates back to the 19th century! I think I've used it as a rebus in the dim & distant past!

Anyway your post was a cracker :)  The limerick made me laugh out loud.

My rebus is the father of a famous knight.

#5 9 (#3 + #6)


You need the surname of the character in picture one & then please lose the first letter.

        

I couldn't find a limerick anywhere near as funny as yours but here's my offering ;D
There once was a vicar from Kew
who preached with his vestments askew,
A woman named Morgan
caught sight of his organ,
and promptly passed out in her pew!


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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7283 on: December 05, 2021, 03:51:39 AM »

What is the minimum age to get this?  ;D

(not before my time)

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7284 on: December 05, 2021, 10:19:35 AM »
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Pen’s Rebus

My Rebus
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« Reply #7285 on: December 05, 2021, 11:01:15 AM »
What is the minimum age to get this?  ;D

I don't know, but it could be quite low.

I don't know if it is so in USA but in UK and Oz a lot of series made in the 60s - 80s continue to be recycled again and again.

There are some that I enjoyed watching when they first came out that makes my skin crawl that I ever thought they were worth watching, for example McHale's Navy.

There are others that are timeless and I still enjoy watching even if I don't out of my way looking for them.  Hogan's Heroes, 'Allo 'Allo, MASH, Dad's Army, etc are ones that come immediately to mind.

But who knows if this is nostalgia or whether they would have the same appeal to a younger audience?

I would caution against criticising Morse, Foyle's War, or Midsomer Murders on this thread.  Apart from being in my list of series that age well, they have some fierce defenders in this thread.

I am careful not to criticise Only Fools and Horses which I don't rate highly because it also has a strong following.

It would be interesting to hear other views.
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« Reply #7286 on: December 05, 2021, 12:11:01 PM »
Hi Jack

My favourite old time TV show is Last of the Summer Wine

Went so far as to name 2 Border Collies  Foggy and Compo 

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Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Reply #7287 on: December 05, 2021, 08:51:44 PM »
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I would caution against criticising Morse, Foyle's War, or Midsomer Murders on this thread.  Apart from being in my list of series that age well, they have some fierce defenders in this thread.

... and we know who we are, don't we Pen?!  >:D

I'm not a fan of OFAH either but love 'Allo 'Allo, Blackadder and Rising Damp when not busy watching other programmes, that is!  >:D

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« Reply #7288 on: December 05, 2021, 11:31:32 PM »
We most certainly do Linda >:D

I also love 'Allo 'Allo, Blackadder & Rising Damp.  Some OFAH are funny but others make me cringe & leave me cold.  Zoe & I recently watched to Hull & back & that made us laugh.  She loves 'Allo 'Allo - it makes her laugh out loud & she also enjoys Dad's Army & Blackadder & of course Porridge.  She'd much rather watch the older comedies than the modern ones so that answers Jack's question about the appeal to youngsters.  I've been watching The Good Life on Britbox which is still quite funny if a bit dated.  Last of the Summer Wine has to be Compo, Foggy & Clegg.  The more recent ones don't do it for me. Thora Hird (Edie Pegden) in that Triumph Herald blaming Wesley for her dreadful driving always makes me laugh.  Oh & I almost forgot Dinnerladies another of my favourites.
MASH was superb & I still watch repeats of Frazier. 
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« Reply #7289 on: December 06, 2021, 01:21:29 AM »
I'm Back Jack!

It's another cold day here & raining very persistently :(  I was hoping to get a walk after lunch but so far it doesn't look very promising.

My rebus today is a song I heard in one of the shops yesterday.  I'm eternally grateful that I don't work in a place where I have to listen to Christmas music from about the end of October :-R

#1 #3 #5 #7 #5 #5



I've cheated slightly & used the english version for picture 3 >:D  The boat belonged to an Italian gent who "sailed the ocean blue in 1492"
First of the 2 words please.

         


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