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Flip It #2

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


Puzzle ID:#20695
Fun:**** (3.15)
Difficulty:*** (2.38)
Submitted By:fishmedAus******mod
Corrected By:lessthanjake789




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. A clock or watch * Period between wars (2 words)
2. Fabulous * Chase after
3. Have faith in * Not disturb (2 words)
4. European weight, informally * Understated (Hyphenated)
5. Student, say, with a summer office job * Go to bed (2 words)

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Jan 30, 2005

Nice, again. Like last time, the first three were doable, and then the last two I couldn't get (and never would >.
Feb 01, 2005

Congratulations on having the most popular teaser in the entire site.
Feb 01, 2005

Thanks. It will not likely last as likes and dislikes vary and as such, so do teaser ratings.
Feb 12, 2005

I only knew #3. That one was better then the first though.
Feb 16, 2005

hey fishmed! i'm proud to say i only missed number 2..the others were fairly easy..but it was fun all the same!
Feb 20, 2005

i actually thought it was fairly easy. i have a kind of linguistic mind that i can get things things pretty fast. i got the 'informal english weight' and then reversed it but i got 'loki' out of it... that's the only one i missed. pretty ingenious teaser.
Mar 01, 2005

One of my favorites.
Mar 01, 2005

well done * what a wife says to her newly employed husband

[good job! * job, good!]
LOL, ok so i am not so great at this!
Great fun, tho! btw, i missed 2 & 4
Mar 01, 2005

EXCELLENT TEASER... i found it a little difficult though!! very creative!!
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Mar 01, 2005

sad to say i didnt get it until i looked at the answer. now im sad because it was a great teaser! oh well maybe next time
Mar 01, 2005

didnt quite get this man! but hey im new at this
Mar 01, 2005

I really enjoyed this one
I got #1,2,&5 right off the bat - the others took a little longer. Keep up the good work
Mar 01, 2005

I was able to get them all but # 2
Mar 01, 2005

This was a fun one! I got 3 out of 5 right (#1, 3,&5).
Mar 01, 2005

This was a toughy. I kinda had some of it figured out. Very fun teaser.
Mar 01, 2005

Mar 01, 2005

I liked this one. Missed the second one but the others were a cinch. Fairly easy, but fun all the same
Mar 01, 2005

Pretty easy, got 'em all right off the bat, but fun none the less.
Mar 01, 2005

funny I liked it!
Mar 01, 2005

I hate to be the one to raise a petty objection but I couldn't get the fourth one. A kilo is a unit of mass not weight. Newtons is the European unit of weight. Yes I know I'm a geek. It's my job I'm a physics teacher.
Mar 01, 2005

Ha Ha Ha! I don't get it
Mar 01, 2005

I didnt get it but it was fun to try.
Mar 01, 2005

Very clever and fun. I like it this much
Mar 01, 2005

very nice, and i missed all of them
Mar 02, 2005

I could only get the first three. No idea why I couldn't get 4 and 5 - it all looks so easy when you see the answers!
Mar 02, 2005

That was awesome! I loved it! I only got 1 though, the super one. ^_^ Me and my brunetteness.
Mar 02, 2005

this one was even hardr than teh last 1!!!!!!!!!! gosh yall r 2 smart 4 me!!! and i still totaly dont get it even aftr lookin @ teh anser! i told u 2 mak them ezier~ meany lol anywayz can u TRY and mak them @ least a lil bit ezier 4 the "not as smart ones" PLEEEEZ!!! thx!
Apr 07, 2005

Very clever but blew right past me. Once I read the answer it was plain as the nose on my face!
Jun 21, 2005

*sigh* i thought the european weight was pounds (which made it impossible to try and work out what the other word was!!!)
otherwise loads of fun
Mar 02, 2006

I have never seen a teaser like this Needless to say, I enjoyed it very much. Great Job....

P.S. Not to knock the teaser or anything, but:Sane, how do you know this is the most popular teaser on the site, just our of curiousity?
Mar 02, 2006

OOPs, supposed to be just "out" of curiousity, not our. Sorry
Mar 02, 2006

Mar 02, 2006

hey the only way i got the answer to this was by clicking on the answer button swear to god , great teaser.
Mar 02, 2006

Wow...a real thinking teaser. Good Work...but only 4 out of 5.
Mar 02, 2006

Wow...a real thinking teaser. Good Work...but only 4 out of 5.
Mar 02, 2006

Wow, this one was different ^^ At least from what i've seen! At first i had no clue what to do, but then I got the hang of it and finished fairly quickly! It was really fun!
Mar 02, 2006

I got the first one - didn't figure out the rest. Funny how when you see the answers, it is so obvious!! Thanks and keepthem coming.
Mar 02, 2006

Loved it!
Mar 02, 2006

How true, it is easy when you see the answers. I didn't get all of these, but I liked it. Good job!!
Mar 02, 2006

That was a good one! I already knew what a smartie you are!

Looks like I'm the only one who didn't like the clue for the last one, I just couldn't get intern out of that, but I got all the other ones! Thanks!
Mar 02, 2006

Oh man, this one was great!!
True, I only got 2 of them right, but hey, it was marvelous fun!!!
Mar 02, 2006

Now, this was a really cool teaser! So different from all the others I've seen so far, and a really fun one to try to figure out.... I only got 1,2 and 3 pretty quick, but had to look at the answers to find 4 & 5. Keep 'em coming!! I really enjoyed this kind of teaser!!
Mar 02, 2006

Nice one - enjoyed that! Got them all, but just had to use the thesaurus for fabulous - kept thinking of splendid even though it was obviously wrong.
Mar 02, 2006

WOW this one goes back to feb of 05.Does nt any one submit any fresh ones good teaser didnt even smell bad after a year Bob
Mar 02, 2006

GOOD JOB!!! if only...i would have got it...
Mar 02, 2006

I only got the first one, but it was fun!
Mar 02, 2006

I actually got them all! Yay! Nice one! original, makes you think. keep em coming
Mar 02, 2006

well, I got the first one right?!
Mar 02, 2006

Thanks, MrLarsonCHS, for the lesson on weight vs. mass! I had no idea.
I got the first and last ... and with more time, I may have gotten more. For "believe/leave be" I had "be-let"/"LET be." Close, but no cigar.
Mar 02, 2006

I certainly should have had a cup of coffee before attempting this. Great teaser!
Mar 02, 2006

europeans do use kilos for how much they weigh .
ANYWAY , i loved this one . i would like to see more like it !!!!!
Mar 02, 2006

didnt get it
Mar 02, 2006

Fishmed, loved it very much. Got 1 thru 3, I got kilo, bu tcouldn't figure out low-key and I kept thinking temp or temporary for a student's summer job, now if ou had said a new doctor, maybe I would have gotten intern. Don't know tho because I couldn't even get turn in. Hee, hee. Loved them all tho, Please keep them coming because it is just so much fun to let all those words rattle around up there with the hungry squirrels.
Mar 02, 2006

i thought this one was hard but i did get one right!!! thanks it was fun
Mar 02, 2006

Brilliant Fishmed! .. you are full der won with a very fun and original teaser idea .. vowell flipping .. liked it a lot .. in the favorites.
Mar 02, 2006

nice man i really liked it a lot
Mar 02, 2006

I got them all wrong exept the last one... O_o
Mar 02, 2006

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU HAVE??? Still, you did a very nice job... I'm quite impressed
Mar 02, 2006

I got the last one w00t w00t oh yeah.. thats 25% of them thats not that good but i still got one W00t w00t oh yeah...weee heee
Mar 03, 2006

Yay! I got them all! It was fun, nice teaser!
Mar 03, 2006

Another great one, Med!

Keep up the goods.
Mar 03, 2006

Great teaser! I had a great time solving it. In answer to the recent comment about the intern clue, med student whatever -- what if you had used Monica Lewinsky??? think that would have helped! ROFL...
Mar 03, 2006

seems the hard one was 2
and that one got me too
but I continued thru it
I dont know how you do it
it could take me many days
to find enough words of praise
for all the teasers you submit
and only for the fun of it
Mar 04, 2006

that was cool and challenging!
Mar 05, 2006

First one was easy enough, but I didn't get the others. Jolly good
May 24, 2006

pretty good
May 24, 2006

pretty good
Jun 14, 2006

1,3,5 were easy
2, 4 not so easy

great teaser
Mar 03, 2007

I'm the first one today,
To say Hurray!

...and I only solved the last one.
Mar 03, 2007

All pretty easy except #2 -- didn't get it. Fun.
Mar 03, 2007

I thought this was really amazing. I enjoyed trying and even though I didn't get them all I still had lots of fun. Excellent teaser.

One of my favorites!!!
Mar 03, 2007

I didn't do any better than I did last year, but still had fun with it. Really good teaser.
Mar 03, 2007

I got 'em all. I almost gave up on the last one, though.
Mar 03, 2007

Totally Awesome teaser! It does make you think a little bit, but ALL the same, why shouldn't it? Thoroughly enjoyed it! Keep them coming, Fish!
Mar 03, 2007

Great Job! I only knew number 3, but even then I thought I was wrong
Mar 03, 2007

Fun but really easy, I got them all right. I got the intern one right away, and I also got the kilo/low-key one right away but I thought it was something else.
Mar 03, 2007

Fishmed, loved this one, but I usually love the ones you give us. I got 4 out of 5 and think that was pretty good. Thank you, and keep them coming.
Mar 03, 2007

Mar 03, 2007

Way fun and way different. I loved it! Never did get #2 But great teaser
Mar 03, 2007

Mar 03, 2007

very clever-got 3 out of 5. How bout some more?
Mar 03, 2007

I liked it... got all except kilo; grams/kilograms don't actually measure weight, they're a measure of mass.
Mar 03, 2007

Wow. Well written. Admittedly I didn't see the answer to the example and couldnt understand how it worked. Therefore I got 3/5 (go figure).
Mar 03, 2007

Pretty them all but it took a long time...great teaser keep 'em coming
Mar 04, 2007

Liked this teaser. got all but #4and I didnot know the Eurropeon poundage , now I will never forget.Thanks. I am putting this one in my faves. It is not only a excellent learning teaser,it was fun, and it is well-written .
Mar 04, 2007

nice...good work
Mar 05, 2007

what a great teaser i got #1,#3,#5
right just couldn't get the othere. Keep your good work.
Mar 12, 2007

I had a lot of fun with this-- got 'em all right too, but I really thought it was cute and I would've enjoyed it even if I got some wrong -- maybe I need to seek out the other Flip It(s?) and challenge myself some more!

I was also lucky that my physics-mind was completely aware of how weight and mass are often used interchangeably, because 'kilo' came to mind fairly quickly.

To add to the lesson above, I just wanted to add that when we "weigh" ourselves, our Earthly scales take our weight (in Newtons, say, which are kg*m/s^2) and essentially divide by the amount of gravity expected (9.8 m/s^2), in order to tell us our mass (in kg). If we brought our scale to the moon, where gravity is about one sixth that of earth's, the "mass" shown would be one sixth of what it really is. So yes, scales measure weight, but when the measured value is reported in kilograms, the result is actually how much mass we have.

However: "pounds" are units of force! THIS must be why there is such confusion about the difference between weight and mass! My scale shows both!!
Jun 06, 2007

Really enjoyed it. Only missed # 2. More of these will be great!
Mar 03, 2010

Missed number 2 but it was fun and well-written!
Mar 03, 2013

I thought I didn't get any of them, but I actually got 3 and 4 without realizing it haha! When I thought of believe I thought live be for the switch instead of leave be, and when I thought of kilo I thought of Loki as in Thor's brother instead of low key....ha, I'll also add that it's 4:30 in the morning and I couldn't sleep
Mar 03, 2013

Bad morning. 3/5 That's 60%. Failing in any test.Guess I flunked out.
Mar 03, 2013

The only one that gave me a bit of trouble was kilo / low key I was thrown by the "European weight" clue. Kilo is not European, it is metric and the metric system is used throughout the world, including Canada. I was thinking Stone for that answer. but couldn't get the second to fit with that. I worked it backward and figured it out tough.
Good teaser, really enjoyed it.
Mar 03, 2013

I only got 2 of them - I *really* flunked out! Habs, nice explanation of the metric system - thank you! Have a great day, everyone!
Mar 03, 2013

I missed number 2 - Should have been able to come up with the word pursue if I had just put it aside a few minutes and come back to it, but I didn't have that much patience and had to check the answers!! Good Teaser!
Mar 03, 2013

Great Teaser! I only missed the first one. This is definitely one of my favourites!
Mar 03, 2013

Well done. I really liked it. It was harder than I thought it would be. As usual didn't get them all.
Mar 03, 2013

Glad you guys liked it. Thanks.
Mar 04, 2016

I only got the first one as I did not really understand what was expected until I looked at the answer. Okay it was a good teaser and I was just a little dense.
Mar 04, 2016

Finny, once again the Kilo one stumped me. Once again, I thought stone ( Though I am pretty sure that is mainly used in Britian and Australia).
Still a fun teaser.
Mar 05, 2016

Thanks. Glad you liked it.

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