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Postby wehitandrun » Fri May 21, 2004 3:28 pm

It's not the statement that is off(although it really actually is... what the hell are these ever relevant to?)... but also the grammar.

They're horrible!

EDIT*: grammar, grammar... I see, they read like headlines. Now I kind of enjoy them... but not really.
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Postby wehitandrun » Fri May 21, 2004 3:30 pm

Woah woah, what is that song lyrics reference to? Me?
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Postby miss buenos aires » Fri May 21, 2004 3:33 pm

Miss E. Blue Anus...so addictive.

LJ's anagrams are grammatically correct, albeit in the "colorless green ideas sleep furiously" vein. Although "seven see eel claw" might be a little better than "see eel claw seven." "Eel sees even claw." I'm just hoping that if I type it enough, I'll figure out what the hell song it is.

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Postby lapinsjolis » Fri May 21, 2004 3:38 pm

Ah place the words where you may, I'm open. Here's one for you:

Eve handy in Rome
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Postby Goody2Shoes » Fri May 21, 2004 3:38 pm

see eel claw seven = New Lace Sleeves!

I think they make perfect sense.
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Postby wehitandrun » Fri May 21, 2004 3:39 pm

aww, New Lace Sleeves. Fun.
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Postby lapinsjolis » Fri May 21, 2004 3:40 pm

Brilliant Goody2Shoes! I hope the last one makes sense I didn't double check.
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Postby miss buenos aires » Fri May 21, 2004 3:42 pm

lapinsjolis wrote:Ah place the words where you may, I'm open. Here's one for you:

Eve handy in Rome


...And in Every Home! Yay!

Are you suggesting that I'm only 35, going on 17?

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Postby wehitandrun » Fri May 21, 2004 3:46 pm

I'm having trouble with the second. I thought "Tokyo Storm Warning", but there's no G!
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Postby Goody2Shoes » Fri May 21, 2004 3:47 pm

Someone Took The Words Away
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Postby lapinsjolis » Fri May 21, 2004 3:52 pm

Drat you guys are geniuses! I bow to you.

Miss BA- I meant a clever girl like you is handy in any great city of course.
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Postby wehitandrun » Fri May 21, 2004 7:27 pm

I totally change my stance on anagrams.

I love them! more! more!
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Postby lapinsjolis » Sat May 22, 2004 2:21 am

Three more and then that day is done for me anyway:

hanging for thievery

I had paint aversion

tear your wild pill
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Postby Goody2Shoes » Sun May 23, 2004 9:55 am

hanging for thievery = Forgive Her Anything

I can't get the other two at all. I'll keep trying.
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Postby bambooneedle » Sun May 23, 2004 10:13 am

I had a paint aversion = invasion hit parade

Once nice wincy misfit = ?

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Postby lapinsjolis » Sun May 23, 2004 7:11 pm

Great work! :D You guys are too hard to foil. The mysterious and highly criticized 'no bit hill of vague pine mud' is still up for grabs.

Goody2Shoes-If you keep looking you're sure to solve it. You're a master.

Bambooneedle-I was once wincy, sometimes nice and always a misfit. :wink:
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Postby daybreaker » Sun May 23, 2004 7:45 pm

lapinsjolis wrote:tear your wild pill


I'll Wear It Proudly

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Postby lapinsjolis » Sun May 23, 2004 8:01 pm

. . .and you should. 8)
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Postby lapinsjolis » Mon May 24, 2004 5:13 am

Bambooneedle-'My Science Fiction Twin' which is very apropos since I missed your clue the first time. :oops:
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Postby bambooneedle » Mon May 24, 2004 7:09 am

Well done LJ. The wincy part must surely be only of some alter ego.

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Postby verbal gymnastics » Mon May 24, 2004 8:55 am

no bit hill of vague pine mud - could this be Upon A Veil Of Midnight Blue perchance...
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Postby lapinsjolis » Mon May 24, 2004 3:29 pm

Bambooneedle-I'm afraid bothegos alter and otherwise can be as dense as the Mariana Trench. But thank you very kindly for the anagram. The great pleasure is worth the pain in solving those torturous word puzzles.

Verbal Gymnastics-Hooray! Brilliant deduction Holmes and no false modesty about it being elementary.
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