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Flip It #1

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

 

Puzzle ID:#20694
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:*** (2.23)
Category:Language
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:boodler

 

 

 



The following clues lead to two words or phrases that are the phonetic reverse of each other. When you answer the first clue and flip the syllables, you get the second answer. (Phonetic only, not letters.)Using the clues below, please find the words/phrases in question.

Example: Impertinent * Teetertotter
Answer: Saucy/Seesaw

1. Fundamental * Where the doctor works on a naval ship
2. Government assistance for the poor * Goodbye
3. Worst possible Test Score * Optimistic
4. Relevant * What Jesus was born in
5. Sofa * Cups, saucers, sugar bowl, etc. (2 words)


Answer

1. Basic / Sick Bay
2. Welfare / Farewell
3. Zero / Rosy
4. Germane / Manger
5. Settee / Tea Set

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Comments

naviana
Jan 29, 2005

waker
Jan 29, 2005

good teaser. first four relatively easy, no idea on the fifth.
I_am_the_Omega**
Jan 29, 2005

Nice! First three were pretty easy.... but I had no *clue* on three and four..... what the heck is a manger? A settee?!!? Lol..
fishmedAus*
Jan 29, 2005

manger is really a cattle feed trough, usually filled with hay and what Jesus was supposed to have been laid in at birth. A settee is a long wooden bench with a back/or a small sofa. Glad you like it, though.
tissueAus*
Jan 29, 2005

Beautiful fishmed. Simply beautiful.
fishmedAus*
Jan 29, 2005

Thanks tish. I am glad when they are well received.
weirdness_-_-*
Jan 30, 2005

Wonderful teaser!
weirdness_-_-*
Jan 30, 2005

Wonderful teaser!
Jishter*
Feb 02, 2005

Nice! I haven't seen this kind of puzzle before.
thumper*
Feb 02, 2005

i didnt like it but that is just me
mustagotlost7
Feb 09, 2005


this was fun!
thanks
MrBasKetBall**
Feb 12, 2005

Why did you people like it so much? I was confused.
sftbaltwty*us*
Feb 16, 2005

i only missed #5..these are really fun though...do more!
krishnanAin*
Feb 23, 2005

Brilliant teaser! I can't believe I missed #2. #4 was tough. #5 was the best!
Sarah5225766
Mar 02, 2005

Good job, I only got one. The zero rosy one. I was thinking of dishes for the last one, so shesdi was what i got. dont ask.
tamjpAus*
Mar 03, 2005

Clever. Enjoyed this. Proud that #s 1,2 & 4 easy. Stuck on "s 3 and 5.
ryguy
Mar 03, 2005

Good one, I got 1, 3, and 4 quickly, struggled on the others. Cool format.
castanz**
Mar 03, 2005

Teaser Soup! I mean Super Tease.
froggyggAus*
Mar 03, 2005

Great! Once I figured out what I was supposed to do, I got them - all except #5. My brain could only come up with divan and I've never heard of anything called "vandi" that relates to dishes or anything else! Settee never entered my mind. Good one - stumped me good!
Arlene*
Mar 03, 2005

Did not care for it
donfrench*
Mar 03, 2005

I like these. I didn't get 3 and 5 tho. Kept thiniking of F minus and Chesterfield instead of zero and settee.
CHUCKLZ*
Mar 03, 2005

I liked it very well .... hard mad youthink ...thats what was so great ..like most..seatee...lol....good one
harleylady
Mar 03, 2005

I got a couple, and a couple escaped me??? This was a fun teaser....
lunarlunatic
Mar 03, 2005

Optimistic--Rosy?? That's the only one I couldn't figure out!!GREAT Teaser!!
emilyb0902*
Mar 03, 2005

Loved it - nice work! Can't wait to see more of this kind of teaser.
morganik*
Mar 03, 2005

:roll
freakydoughnut1*
Mar 03, 2005

I don't like these.
(user deleted)
Mar 03, 2005

these r soo good..granted i didnt get any but still fun to try! great job!
greebmaster-1*
Mar 03, 2005

i didn't know that optimistic meant rosy other wise very clever and fun
amyjoy
Mar 03, 2005

Finally! A teaser right up my alley! I loved it!!! Keep the word games coming!
nicisan*
Mar 04, 2005

Great teaser , i got all except 4 as i didn't think that German! was relevent (even adding an e doesn't help me!! ). Very proud as only managed one on your other flip it teaser!
Kinergy
Mar 04, 2005

This was a great puzzle! I had to ponder it for about 4 times over the day. Number 5 gave me trouble, but I sort of got it without realizing settee or whatever was a word. i.e. I got Tea Set and phoenitically guessed the other half.
saucyangel*
Mar 07, 2005

i kept wondering what "bull-stay" had to do with relevant...Jesus was born in a stable! well, then again, Mary could've been in the manger when she gave birth, you never know! no hard feelings!
muffinbrittneyAgb*
May 04, 2007

haha I thought it was really hard...lol
doeheadAus*
May 04, 2007

# 3 ?
kitty728Aus*
May 04, 2007

Gottem all.... except rosy zero....
I ws thinking UPBEAT but couldnt think of a grade BEATUP....
I remember getting BEATUP if i got a low grade.....ha ha ha lol
ANYWAY GOOD ONE FISH AS USUAL....
HV A GR8DAY ...
L8R G8TRS
bradon182001*us*
May 04, 2007

I totally did not get this. Had no clue even. Sorry.
puttumupus*
May 04, 2007

yuck.yuck.YUCK.....
reptile5000Aus*
May 04, 2007

good 1
Yorkshire-BoyAen*
May 04, 2007

liked it ! got 1 & 2easily, 4 & 5 easily but 3 I could not figure out... I suppose I got a 'zero' on that test !
saxman*us*
May 04, 2007

Bernard Shaw once said, "The pun is the lowest form of humor. It is also the funniest." These were good wordplays, and fun. I liked it.
Odessius
May 04, 2007

this one worked for me, goes to show ya we got trong and weak points. I got sick bay bicycle which was good enough for me, and manger german and figured ger-many was relavent enough
lmurray*cn*
May 04, 2007

AS MY RECORD SHOWS, I HATE THESE. FACTUALLY, QUITE EASY, BUT
WELL WRITTEN; GOOD JOB.
FatHeadAus*
May 04, 2007

Nice!, but I missed #5.
An831MamiAus
May 04, 2007

Hello everyone.
I've never seen a teaser like that before and really enjoyed it. Great Job! Thank you.
Andy_Ltsx*
May 04, 2007

Ha
CaleythiaAus*
May 04, 2007

I've never done a teaser like this before. It was quite fun and very well done.
scallioAus*
May 04, 2007

#3 was a bit odd- FAILING or F MINUS are terrible grades. Zero is a lack of anything or the absence of any number or something like that. At least in my obnoxious opinion!

The rest were fairly easy and quite enjoyable.

A great teaser!
babyceeus*
May 04, 2007

1st time doin a teaser like this. got 2 right. this is one for the favs.
wyoguy*us*
May 04, 2007

First time in for me. Been playing and reading your comments for a week now. Seems like a friendly group and the puzzles are a challenge. Liked this one. Hope to see more like it.
Trishgal*us*
May 04, 2007

Loved these, Fish. Got the first three easily enough got stuck on the last two. Good job.
hradilv**
May 04, 2007

Excellent teaser!
2ndhandroseca*
May 04, 2007

Excellent Really gave me a workout. Got 3 right but couldn't turn zero into rosy lotsa fun
Liked you comments kitty UR witty
cant remember now who made it up but keep sending in more encore encore please
breathesunshineAus*
May 04, 2007

I have to laugh reading these comments because I thought they were all easy except #1, which no one else seemed to have much of a problem with. Just goes to show you how different we all are! Fun puzzle!
smartymommyApr*
May 04, 2007

I loved this teaser!!! It was great! I got 2, 3, and 4 easily. However, I didn't know "sick bay" nor "settee" so I got 1 and 5 wrong! But keep 'em comin'! I love word games!
oddreyus*
May 04, 2007

That was agood one!!!

I could have enjoyed it much more except i didnt understand the directions.
auntiesisAus*
May 04, 2007

Sick bay threw me, but otherwise they were not too hard. I got zero, rosy and thought it was wrong , til I saw the answer. Thanks Fish, good one as usual.
ViaTunisi*
May 04, 2007

Easy except for #3. I guessed Zero, but couldn't figure out Rosy. I thought that one was a bit of a stretch, but other people didn't seem to have too much trouble with it. Maybe it's just me.
im_the_coolest
May 04, 2007

i liked it except for #'s 3+5 they were hard for me like really really hard lol.
JonnieB*us*
May 04, 2007

i like this, make more pleaz
thats really cute
OhEmGeeA*
May 04, 2007

LOVE IT!!
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khedronAus*
May 04, 2007

5/5! Great teaser, Fishmed, really fun! I don't understand the people who leave comments just saying that they didn't like it. Either leave a reason that you didn't like it, making it constructive criticism, or don't bother to comment.
ShikamaruAus*
May 04, 2007

good one.
GrandmaB*
May 05, 2007

Perhaps words like "settee" and "germane" might be better known to the older generation...thereby making those examples easier for some "old codgers" like me.
Nice teaser! I got only three.
va2pmdca
May 05, 2007

Loved it. I guessed "Sitting place / place setting" for #5. I vote it counts!

/Max
wordmama*
May 05, 2007

I got the first 4 immediately. The last I had to think a moment...2 words for a group of dishes must end in 'set' which then gave me settee which gave me 'tea set'. This teaser was THE BEST! fishmed! (In the midnight hour, she cried, "More, more, more!")
Harmony_GirlAus*
May 05, 2007

SUPER AWESOME TEASER!!!! But it's very hard, at least for me...
s_o_sAen*
May 07, 2007

Great one! Was a bit confused with number - never heard the word germane before, but guessed it fromt he other clue
QrystalAca*
Jun 11, 2007

Fun teaser!! I got all but #5. The others were puzzling at first, but awesome to get! I had heard of the word germane, but decided to look it up to see if it meant what the teaser needed it to mean, and it did. Teehee!

Oh and I was stuck on #2 awhile ... I was sure gheepo wasn't a word, and couldn't think of the more usual term for it, until suddenly it came to me.
wordmama*
May 05, 2010

LOL! Per my comment of 3 years ago just a few entries up, I did better the first time!!! This time I got the first 4 immediately but could not reason out the last one at all!! Just goes to show I do better after midnight than before morning coffee! But one thing's the same: I loved it!!
patiencewithaP*us*
May 05, 2010

Missed #5 and kept thinking legal and galley for #1 (even though I knew the cook was the one in the galley!) until it finally dawned on me what it really was. Great teaser ! I love these!
perrygfAil*
May 05, 2010

Great teaser. Make more!
hermygranger123tca*
Mar 03, 2013

Great teaser! I only missed number one. Only because I searched up settee and found out it was the same thing as a couchm though,
fishmedAus*
Mar 03, 2013

glad you liked it,
Babe*
May 05, 2013

Good one and next time I will know what I am supposed to do.
cutebugAus*
May 05, 2013

I'm back and so are the repeats.
gaylewolfAus*
May 05, 2013

Welcome back, Cute Bug! It hasn't been the same without you. This teaser was wild! NEVER would have gotten zero/rosy or settee/tea set - and I know those words!! LOL Feliz Cinco de Mayo, mis amigos!
jaycr*us*
May 05, 2013

Great, now we're hearing repeated comments about repeated teasers.
Clever idea for this teaser, never seen one like it before.
thecatladycac**
May 05, 2013

Great Teaser - To me it was something new! I got them all without too much difficulty - Maybe that's one of the reasons I thought it was so great!
HABS2933Aca*
May 05, 2013

Though it is is old, I enjoyed it. I got all but #1 right away. Like someone above, my first thought was legal/galley, but I knew the galley was the kitchen area and not where a doctor would be. Luckily hubby left the TV on while he went out or a cigarette and Star Trek TNG came on and to my luck, they were discussing sickbay! Not sure I've have gotten it otherwise. Guess I am wrong and TV can be useful for something after all.
fishmedAus*
May 05, 2013

I am glad you guys liked it. I know there are repeats basic-ly because Jakes picks them by ratings and if the same ones are in the higher rankings they get picked again. he does his best to make sure they are only once a year, though. Again, I am glad you guys liked it. I have another one just like it, too.



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