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Author Topic: Sun., 2/10 John Lampkin  (Read 614 times)

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Sun., 2/10 John Lampkin
« on: February 10, 2013, 10:15:30 AM »
THEME:   Intrusive FL in phrases yielding humorous ones
   
GOOD ONES:   
Salutation to an out-of-shape friend?   DEARFLABBY [still laughing]   
Turkeys no one knows about?   COVERTFLOPS [turkeys can mean bombs or flops]   
Mobile phone site? Abbr.   ALA [city of Mobile]   
Flower bed wetter   RAIN [my last thought, of course]   
Nuclear family?   ATOMBOMBS    
Big wheel in delis   GOUDA   
Common quality?   SENSE [not as common as one may hope]   
   
BTW:   
LLB is not issued in the U.S.  For some reason we went from Bachelor's degree to Doctoral, yet we don't call lawyers doctors.   
   
I read Macbeth closely and yet don't recall his burial at IONA.   Perhaps in real life...
   
Excessively fond of   PARTIALTO ["partial to" does not connote excess; perhaps that is why "partial" has "part" as a root]   
   
Parts of darts   FLIGHTS [seems tortured --- to dart is to move quickly and suddenly while flight can be an escape or air travel --- in either case flight does not seem part of a dart --- or is there a meaning of flight synonyomus with feather?   
   
RATING:  ;D ;D   
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

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Re: Sun., 2/10 John Lampkin
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 11:15:08 AM »
I read Macbeth closely and yet don't recall his burial at IONA.   Perhaps in real life...
Or in real death; wiki says his burial was at Iona -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macbeth,_King_of_Scotland
   
Parts of darts   FLIGHTS [seems tortured --- to dart is to move quickly and suddenly while flight can be an escape or air travel --- in either case flight does not seem part of a dart --- or is there a meaning of flight synonyomus with feather?   
This page says that a "flight" is a part of a dart (the tail end).

The "flight" of a dart is also described in this youtube video.

Never heard of it myself. Seems a bit technical, but valid.

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Re: Sun., 2/10 John Lampkin
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 09:07:40 AM »
Thanks, Marya.

 

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