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Technobabble II


Puzzle ID:#23058
Fun:*** (3.04)
Difficulty:** (1.88)
Submitted By:CPlusPlusMan*us****
Corrected By:ultimatecub




The following are colloquialisms/idioms written in their literal form. Try to find all four.

Example: A Panthera Pardus is incapable of altering its texture. (A leopard can't change its spots)

1. A colorless crystalline carbon existing within an uncouth environment.

2. Descending in the manner of the order of Diptera.

3. A late pop singer has departed from the premises.

4. To be delivered by metallic object that brings forth a great ringing noise.

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May 21, 2005

i never get these, but i love looking at the answer and then back at the problem! and then i realize everything i should have seen great job, really fun.
May 21, 2005

I got the first... but not the rest... god job
May 21, 2005

Way too hard
May 21, 2005

Got them all. Don't personally see what's really hard about them. They are lots of fun!
May 21, 2005

May 21, 2005

I didnt get a single one... Well no I guess I did kinda get the second one but...

I could sell a bag of M&M's starwars edition on EBAY and get a billion dollars for it...
May 22, 2005

Good one

got em, but made me think
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May 23, 2005

What about a chromatically variant equine?
May 23, 2005

#3 was easy, didn't get the rest.

Great teaser!
Jun 22, 2005

I got 3 out of 4. I missed number 2. Good job.
Jun 22, 2005

this was kinda hard but it was still fun
Jun 22, 2005

elje-Horse of a different color? Nice!

I liked this one! They made me think but, I did get all but #2. I should have looked Diptera up! Oh, and the colorless part confused me on the diamond. I guess the colors in a diamond are reflections.
Good Teaser! I like this type. Keep them coming
Jun 22, 2005

i only got the one about elvis but at least i got one hahahah
Jun 22, 2005

got em all...had to look up "diptera". The fourth one was a toughy... awsome teaser.
Jun 22, 2005

Actually had to kick in the third brain cell on a couple... Good Job...
Jun 22, 2005

Loved it! Only got the 1st and 3rd though.
Jun 22, 2005

I love these! Keep these coming!
Jun 22, 2005

Ditto, I got 1 & 3 also!!! I like these a lot, there are fun to try and figure out...sometimes they are easy and then other times you really have to think about's always fun to read the answer and then have a "doh" least for me anyways!! Good job, come up with some more please!
Jun 22, 2005

hey that one was good even though i didnt get any of them good one keep them rolling thanx
Jun 22, 2005

Jun 22, 2005

Jun 22, 2005

I thought this was a very good teaser,but Ionly got the 3rd one.
Jun 22, 2005

Got three! Missed the one with the flies. Thought it was "down in the dumps"

This type are among my favourites! MORE! MORE!
Jun 22, 2005

got the first 3... and the saved by the bell... I knew it had to do with a bell, I kept thinkin "special delivery by the bell" "UPS by the bell" "FedEx by the bell"... how did I not get that?!

great teaser, I'd love to see more of these!
Jun 22, 2005

It was way to hard for me , but it's an awsome teaser !!!!!
Jun 22, 2005

That was fun!
Jan 12, 2006

I got them all!! YAY me!! Great teaser!!
Jun 15, 2006

More please!
Jun 22, 2006

Oooh, that number 3 was a tough one and I missed it. Diptera are flies? Who would have thunk it. Thanks for a very fun teaser.
Jun 22, 2006

Good way to end the day.
Jun 22, 2006

Oops, missed number three. I guessed diptera was some sort of Greek goddess who's order tended fire... I got "Went down in flames", which is what I did on #3!
Thanks. Great teaser.
Jun 22, 2006

These were good. But, all diamonds are not colorless, there are colored diamonds, although very rare. Also, in the rough does NOT mean rough environment or anything about the environment, it just refers to the diamond not being cut and polished, the form in which its found originally.

And, dropping like flies means: being bored? I've never heard that meaning of it before. But thats nothing wrong with the teaser, it was just a surprise to me.

All in all, pretty good and hard, thanks!

Btw: yesterday someone apologized for "yelling" in capitals. I think people get a little silly with that, admonishing peeps for "yelling" and being offended. For everyone's info., I am legally blind, and on many formats, I can only read stuff if the writer uses all capitals. And, let's face it, although I thought it was very good of the person to apologize, the person is NOT actually yelling, are they? No, they aren't. Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine, but I think its kinda silly to get really bent outta shape over something that's just symbolic. Sorry, I couldn't help adding my two cents. I know, who asked me?
Jun 22, 2006

Better written than many of this type.
Jun 22, 2006

Jun 22, 2006

i got #3 right, the rest were 2 hard
good job!
Jun 22, 2006

Super good teaser.I didn't get the flies one, but I did learn from it.By the way, what is this with "This is offensive?" after every comment.Am I the only one that sees it?
Jun 22, 2006

easy and good
Jun 22, 2006

I thought that these were great I was able to get all of them but only by chance because I was just reading about flies for a zoology lecture
Jun 22, 2006

Good one-- I got the 1st and third ones. For the last one I had For whom the bell tolls! Oh well
Jun 22, 2006

I could only get the third one

On the last one... "to be delivered" = "saved by" I don't see that connection at all. Sorry, otherwise very good.
Jun 22, 2006

Another excellent collection. These are a lot of fun. This was a little trickier than the last one I did. Actually had to think about a couple of them. And what's more, I had to look up diptera before I got the third one. Way to use obscure words! I love it!!

bradon - the "This is offensive" is a link that can be used by anyone to report a comment that they find to be unnecessarily offensive.

eric - you are probably just thinking of the wrong definition of delivered like I was at first. It is not in the sense of delivering a package, it is in the sense of being delivered from something bad, set free, or saved.
Jun 22, 2006

Very good, but none are colloquialisms, sorry.
Jun 22, 2006

I love these. I got all of them!! Good job.
Jun 22, 2006

Elvis was a rock'n roll singer not a pop
Jun 22, 2006

2 out of 4. Need to try harder. Good job!
Jun 22, 2006

Excellent teasers!!
And (to one of the comments above) they ARE legitimate colloquialisms. Colloquialisms are defined as usages of speech to describe an event or condition that is not to be translated - or taken - by the literal definition of the phrase. Colloquialisms are also characterized as being accepted for such usage by a geographic or cultural language sub-group, as these certainly are.
So the author is correct in the categorization.
GOOD JOB, CPlus !!! (I gave you an "A").
Jun 22, 2006

the last 2 were easy but the first 2 i couldn't get.
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Jun 25, 2006

This was an easy one, but lots of fun!
Jun 22, 2009

I agree this was easy, but still entertaining. Thanks for posting.
Jun 22, 2009

Enough said!!!
Jun 22, 2009

Easy but fun!
Jun 22, 2009

Very hard for me ........ but I got the last one..... very good teaser!!! thanks for posting!! I got the sample.......
Jun 22, 2009

I didn't get the dropping like flies one, but the rest were easy. Very well done, enjoyed it.
Jun 22, 2009

Jun 22, 2012

Did not know what Diptera was and did not think "to be delivered" meant saved. Otherwise it was O.K. I got 3 and guessd at the diamond one and got it because I could not think of anything else with a bell. Do not see the reasoning of to be delivered meaning saved. Just me though!
Jun 22, 2012

3 out of 4, not a bad start to the day. Happy Friday everyone!
Jun 22, 2012

Love these teasers, and thought this was a great one. Admit to having to look up Diptera, but once I did I was able to figure it out. Makes me feel less of a dolt for today. Great job!
Jun 22, 2012

Found it fun, I only missed 1 it was the diptera one. I didn't know what that was so oh well I did have fun and it was very easy 4 me. I usually don't get any. LOL Nice job.
Aug 07, 2013

I'm literally saved by the bell all the time - at school.
Jun 22, 2015

nice job!

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