Shunning Thyme Stay-shunLanguage brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.
As Forrie Agincourt and Jenn Rahlwitz headed back to the rail depot, Sarah caught Forrie's eye, nodding toward an unsavory 20-something man headed their way. She guided Forrie into a respectable-looking shop. Forrie was determined not to give her the satisfaction, but his aunt outwaited him.
"I give up. What did we avoid there?"
"I could hardly expect you to head home without," she cleared her throat, "at least some come-punk-shun."
Forrie made a noise that drew a stern glance from the spinsterish shopkeeper.
"It's a good thing you and Mom don't have any brothers," he riposted, "because he'd probably be like you, and I'd have to partake of ..." he waited.
Sarah groaned, "extreme Unc-shun?"
Forrie grinned; deuce.
The shopkeeper realized they were not likely customers, and eased them back to the world. On the way to the depot, they came up with several more shunnings. How many can you get?
How many of Forrie's avoidances can you puzzle out?
1. Avoidance of places that used to smell bad
2. Avoidance of Tom Hank's "Forrest" movie
3. Avoidance of males
4. Avoidance of flower bunches
5. Avoidance of landing movie roles
6. Avoidance of German four-ring cars
7. Avoidance of a website's information pages
Answer1. extinction (ex-stink-shun)
2. gumption (gump-shun)
3. mention (men-shun)
4. position (posey-shun)
5. infliction (in-flick-shun)
6. audition (Audi-shun)
7. faction (FAQ-shun)
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