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Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?

MGM·Lion 22 Oct 14 - 10:46 AM
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Mr Red 23 Oct 14 - 05:16 AM
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Subject: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 22 Oct 14 - 10:46 AM

Those old rhyme-clues -- Remember them from way-back?

Like, for instance, Humorous rabbit --

Answer: Funny bunny.

Geddit --

Or, Busy Famous Detective's Sidekick

-- Lots-on Watson

Sometimes fun to complicate them a bit: like the quadruple one that a colleague once tried to catch me out with [but I got it!]

Place where fraudulently magic spring flowers grow --

--Hocus pocus crocus locus



Anyone like to play?

≈My Recurrent Process≈

--- ≈Michael Cycle≈


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 22 Oct 14 - 03:52 PM

Mike,
You have much too much time on your hands!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 22 Oct 14 - 04:57 PM

Dear me!

What a strangely impertinent remark -

in the literal, as well as the idiomatic, sense.

·····What can have twisted Steve's nether undergarment in that most odd fashion, I wonder?



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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Joe_F
Date: 22 Oct 14 - 06:21 PM

New York bar: Knickerbocker liquor locker.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 22 Oct 14 - 06:44 PM

Mike, apologies! It was certainly impertinent, but pretty mild compared with most of the stuff we read on Mudcat.

Joe, very clever. I like that one!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mr Red
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 05:16 AM

a very close sibling if not a twin of the kind of jokes we used to tell as kids. But since I have 2 hours waiting for the boiler serviceman - here goes

Bra for older women
Upper Decker flopper stopper and many more that would invoke the PC police that I didn't wish to open the door of.........

&
the pitch of a cooking utensil when struck with a snot rag.
Hanky Pankey

I'll get my folded waterproof coat
Pacca Mac .....................


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 07:09 AM

On the edge of University rag humour:
Blunderbus: a pushchair.
The meme starts to drift. Sorry.
How much of it comes from German composite nouns? My teacher (one of the spies on the High Command incarcerated in Trent Park in WWII) always used to enjoy the thoroughly juvenile original of "dashingupanddownlikeafartalongacurtainrail". Anyone got the original?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 12:27 PM

Couldn't have been something like 'pell-mell pelmet smell'? Don't think I've quite got the idea!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mr Red
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 02:57 PM

LOL - heard the report!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 03:47 PM

Trench by the railway embankment
Savvy navvy lavvy!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 03:57 PM

Russian Cushion=Cossack Hassock


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 05:11 PM

So we have the dog-walker's plastic bag becoming a super-duper pooper scooper?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 05:37 PM

Bra: over shoulder boulder holder. Doesn't fit the 4-word clue, I know.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 23 Oct 14 - 06:44 PM

This thread could be an original addition to the Digital Tradition.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: GUEST,rogd
Date: 24 Oct 14 - 05:23 AM

Y-fronts.
Lower decker knacker checker.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 24 Oct 14 - 09:13 PM

I remember a slightly different game involving officials' names.

eg

What do you call a judge with no thumbs?

Justice fingers.

I think a lot of the others were only suitable in the rugby club changing room.

I tried to recall the (filthy) rugby club alphabet the other day and got as far as n, o p q & r came to mind but s onwards will need some research.

Not on this forum of course!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 25 Oct 14 - 07:40 AM

toothless Paliamentary Financial Watchdog?

a banker spanker - er perhaps a little inaccurate!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 25 Oct 14 - 08:05 AM

One attempting to deter self-abuse

wanker spanker

Hmm- not too sure about that one


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mr Red
Date: 25 Oct 14 - 11:46 AM

"Yes we have no bananas"

a "no sir!" grocer.

tall Wing Half lying in smelly mud?

a lanker, danker, ranker flanker. hmm ....


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Subject: RE: "Funny Bunnies"
From: Genie
Date: 26 Oct 14 - 04:22 PM

1. Mr. Offer's 5-strings after he's been sunning himself on the beach for a week:


2. Malady experienced by someone who is allergic to ubiquitous 6- or 12-stringed folk instrument:

3. Ordinary lager preferred by Rudolf:

4. Saucy lass from Paris:

5. Point on a mountain above which cougars do not go because of lack of vegetation:


(Answers supplied later if no one guesses the intended one or a better one)

Genie


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Genie
Date: 26 Oct 14 - 04:35 PM

6. Miserly ungenerous crustacean:

7. Horseman who has to walk his mount because he's saddle sore:

8. Leading lady of the theatre who prefers female partners:

9. 15th C. British explorer's customary practice of seizing cottontails:


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: BobL
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 02:42 AM

1. Tanned Joe's Banjo
2. Thrash Rash? Probably not
3. Reindeer's Plain Beer
4. French Wench
5. Feline Tree Line


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 03:07 AM

6 selfish shellfish
7 bent o'er centaur? - [dubious]
8 lesbian thespian
9 Cabot[??] rabbit habit?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 03:14 PM

2 Guitar catarrh


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Genie
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 09:38 PM

Well, MGM-Lion got 6 and 8 right and most of 9.
Steve got #2 right,
and BobL got 1. (Tan Joe's Banjo), 3, 4, and 5 right.

Hint: For #7, "horseman" does not mean half horse/half man"
(though bent-o'er centaur is pretty clever!)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 12:02 AM

Rocky jockey? Nah!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 03:30 AM

rider tried'er but couldn't abide 'er


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mr Red
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 05:39 AM

wag off the nag, chaffing not laughing (eye rhyme or eyesore rhyme?)

dismount count, chump with a lump on his rump

mountie bounty - grease in his crease

This horse is going to run and run, methinks.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mr Red
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 06:20 AM

silly-billy Malcolm swaps filly for talcum

Sitting off the dock of the bay? er 'praps not

ride astride, looses pride, balks & walks with chalk?

pony express, bony distress.

gallop, wallop, ouch, crouch. almost!

What rhymes with piebald? Other than skewbald?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: GUEST,Mr Red (testing his website on IE8!)
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 09:04 AM

say nay to the grey, with an unstraight gait - MATE!

what rhymes with gelding?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 02:54 PM

Bleeding 'n faint leading Old Paint


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 02:55 PM

Or even: Bleeding raw un leading roan


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 02:57 PM

Or even: Bleeding red bum, leading Red Rum


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 05:18 PM

Rawhide, no ride


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:20 PM

For successful melding
You don't need a gelding?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 12:55 PM

From "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue," radio comedy panel game:

Another crisis! I've just heard that Santa's drunk & he's holding a painting by an 18th century French pastoral artist & a piece of paper out of a cracker - Oh no! He's blotto in the grotto with a Watteau & a motto!

LFF


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 03:26 PM

erratic auto-harp duo plucking?

Hither & Zither.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 05:16 PM

So, Genie, what is the answer to the saddlesore horseman one?

I think we should be told!

≈M≈

& thanx for your comment re my 'centaur' attempt...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 06:40 PM

claiming the centaur ground? Or going on a Minotaur?

back to the plot.....

my razors broke?

stubble trouble. or should that be:
weird beard or is it
moustache crash


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 11:34 PM

Aha! I've been trying to remember what we called these, back in, oh, 1970 or so... hinky pinkies!

Or, for 3-syllable ones, hinkety pinketies, and hink pinks for 1-syllable ones, etc.

Note that I originally typoed the year as 1070 and didn't notice for several reads.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 03:09 AM

Selection of football matches from various divisions.



Fixture mixture

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 01:28 AM

Indulging in down-to-earth fashion in traditional amatory games.


Practically whack-tickly


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Remember those old rhyme-clues?
From: Mr Red
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 04:39 AM

cunning de ja vu ?

Deviously previously


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