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Scintillate, Scintillate!

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#198
Fun:*** (2.89)
Difficulty:*** (2.19)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Phyllis*****!
Corrected By:medster99

 

 

 



The following is a famous saying in big words. Can you translate it back to the original?

Scintillate, scintillate, globule of vivific
Fain would I fathom thy nature specific
Loftily poised above the capacious
Closest resembling a gem carbonaceous.


Answer

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.

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Comments

usernameAhk*
Aug 24, 2004

huh?
AtropusAnz*
Feb 07, 2005

The gem carbonaceous gave it away for me ^_^
darthforman*
May 25, 2005

Cool!
peppamintp*us*
Nov 09, 2005

Was totally lost but I liked it
bookworm91**
Nov 15, 2005

old one but still fun
hidentreasure**
Nov 27, 2005

OOOOOOOOHG. My head hurts.
azbee123*us*
Nov 29, 2005

yay!
stephiesd**
Dec 18, 2005

i'm with hidden. did you know all these words, or use a dictionary or thesaurus or something?
DaddyDublin16us*
Dec 23, 2005

Very cool!!! I figured it out afdter i knew what gem carbonaceous meant!!!!
SPUTNIK2Aus*
Jan 27, 2006

the coolest
TehIgnored*us*
Feb 07, 2006

I knew all these words Steph.....

I am an aspiring author, avid reader, and was an English Major for the few semesters I spent in college.
Vigo95Aus*
Feb 22, 2006

I ACTUALLY GOT THIS !!!!!! when i first saw it i thought i shouldn't bother . i'm glad i did .
mummeychic*
Mar 02, 2006

i got this one! i just tried to think of famous sayings, and that one came to mind...i thought it was easy and really really fun..good job!
Armaidenpriya*us*
Apr 26, 2006

Sweet! And you even made it rhyme!!!! Nice teaser
spazzyjazzy93Aus*
May 07, 2006

i cant believe you actually knew all those words!
i dont even know about half of them!
tolkienfan27us*
May 09, 2006


It's a great teaser
banzai*
Jun 28, 2006

excellent!
Krystle*us*
Jul 23, 2006

nice one. big words are confusing to those with simple minds (being me )
keep it up!
buenos*us*
Aug 01, 2006

Very nice, but I don't think vivific is actually a word... and if it is a word it sounds like an adjective. (If it's an adjective then you would have to remove the "of.") I tried using Google's define function, but to no avail.
seanlandrewsAus*
Aug 03, 2006

Great teaser!
Dishhead5Aau**
Aug 13, 2006

cool i thought i shouldnt bother too it came from a random but i liked it the the diamond bit gave it away..... but still cool keep it up
dimez_00**
Oct 26, 2006

all i saw was scintillate, scintillate and i knew what it was!!! so proud of myself
MAroxmysoxonice**
Dec 24, 2006

i luv it!! that was sooo cool!
coryphaeuslt
Jan 18, 2007

well done.
bgil7604Aus
Feb 28, 2007

Didn't read the teaser, just need one more point to get to 100. Sorry
nerdyiscool*us*
Mar 18, 2007

I love these, they're so cool! I didn't get it, but I love big words!

jinzcarmela**
May 22, 2007

CREEPY WORDS
bear01Aau*
Aug 09, 2010

WOW.. that is sooo clever.. and i now i am singing this version of twickle twnkle in myhead..must sing it to my kids tonight thanks i got it straight away - my 2yr olds favourite song to sing. Everything he sings turns into twinkle twinkle by the second verse..lol.
balisetAus*
Feb 02, 2011

So fun! I got it with the "Loftily poised".
mom2boys*
Sep 17, 2012

The carbon based gem gave it away for me too. Nice one though!



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