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Author Topic: Wed., 8/5 Marti DuGuay-Carpenter  (Read 1277 times)

magus

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Wed., 8/5 Marti DuGuay-Carpenter
« on: August 05, 2015, 08:57:36 AM »
THEME:   phrases containing the chemical symbol AU
   
GOOD ONES:    
Kind nature {& theme}  HEART OF GOLD   
Stock quote?   MOO [cattle = stock]   
Where to find a horse with no legs?  SEA [as in seahorse --- glue factory didn't fit (sorry)]   
Promise from a shy person?   IOU [shy in the sense of owing money]   
Modern art?  ARE ["Wherefore art thou Romeo?"]   
Like no news?   GOOD ["no news is good news": certainly true on TV]   
Bean sprout?   IDEA [bean = head]   
   
BTW:   
Life altering words   I DO [come to think of it, there are zillion words and phrases that fit that definition, from "YES" and "NO" to "I'LL TRY IT" to "LET'S GO SWIMMING"]   
   
Spanish 101 verb   ESTA [and engripador is a noun --- so what?]   
   
Of all the ways to clue TIS, why quote John Donne I wonder.  Raise your hand the last time you read anything by John Donne --- or even seen his name in print.  If you're a fan of Old English kenning, you may enjoy "Lucy."   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

Thomps2525

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Re: Wed., 8/5 Marti DuGuay-Carpenter
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2015, 05:28:10 PM »
Mister magus, I appreciate you quoting the line ""Wherefore art thou Romeo?" Juliet was asking why he was named Romeo. Almost everyone thinks there is a comma after "thou" and nearly everyone thinks "wherefore" means "where." It does not. It means "Why." I often hear people on tv shows engage in such dialogue as: "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?" "I'm over here." That drives me crazy! Bobby Sherman and Gordon Lightfoot are among the artists who have recorded a song titled Wherefore & Why. That title, too, drives me crazy.

Today's crossword included IDEA and NOIDEA. I think that idea-lly no word should appear twice in a puzzle unless it is part of a theme. (See what I did there?)

magus

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Re: Wed., 8/5 Marti DuGuay-Carpenter
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 09:27:33 AM »
Yes, I saw what you did there, and it was ideal.  Less ideal is your failure to use the possessive case before a gerund ("... I appreciate you quoting...").  Now you've already been told about this --- don't make me tell you again!

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Re: Wed., 8/5 Marti DuGuay-Carpenter
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 04:29:30 PM »
I considered using "your" instead of "you" but I decided that my appreciation was directed more toward you than toward your act of quoting and to me that justified the use of the word "you." Remember, I learned grammar from a book titled How To Speak English Good. :)

 


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