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Author Topic: Tue., 3/5 Mel Rosen  (Read 2109 times)


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Tue., 3/5 Mel Rosen
« on: March 05, 2013, 09:11:22 AM »
THEME:   assonance in first three letters of five phrases with only the vowel changing, from a to u, respectively
the theme construction: PAT, PET, PIT, POT, PUT    
Pop one's cork?   OPEN   
Put on a new cassette   RETAPE [RELOAD is what I had, and it is the better choice.  When one "puts on" a new cassette he plays it; he does not "retape," which is an editing task]   

Roughly 21% of the atmosphere   OXYGEN [when I was in school it was 16% (with 78% nitrogen), so if this is correct, air can take its place among the other "facts" I was incorrectly taught, e.g. Pluto]   
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: Tue., 3/5 Mel Rosen
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 07:00:59 PM »
I agree, retape makes no sense.

78% Nitrogen
21% Oxygen
1% Argon, plus other traces

The atomic weight of oxygen is 16, that may be what you remembered.


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Re: Tue., 3/5 Mel Rosen
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 09:15:09 AM »
Thanks, rbe, for setting me straight about air.  My wife says I can remember a lot of facts but can't remember what I did yesterday.  Now it may be that I can't remember the "facts!" 

Anyway, it is odd that the atomic number is 16, so I must have confused things.  Good sleuthing.


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