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Spazy Croonerisms 4

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

 

Puzzle ID:#26219
Fun:**** (3.17)
Difficulty:*** (2.75)
Category:Language
Submitted By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



A spoonerism is a pair of words that can have their initial sounds switched to form new words. The pairs need only sound the same, not necessarily be spelled the same (power saw & sour paw, horse cart & coarse heart). There may sometimes be one or two connecting words (kick the stone & stick the cone, king of the rats & ring of the cats). Given the following definitions, what are the spoonerisms?

1) overweight dam builder & symptom of a sick flying mammal
2) bottom of the ocean & an insect-bitten dog has this
3) a cooking utensil & a nosy admirer
4) the person in charge of clocks and watches & the result of exposing silent actors to the sun


Answer

1) fat beaver & bat fever
2) sea floor & flea sore
3) frying pan & prying fan
4) man of the times & tan of the mimes

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Comments

SunroseAus*
Oct 05, 2005

I enjoyed this teaser. Well written and fun
AZTTT**
Oct 05, 2005

nicely done. I got three and a half of them
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 05, 2005

I notice you put some work in it, it turned out a great teaser.
zonarita*us*
Oct 05, 2005

I love croonerisms! This was my first. What a fun thing to do with the family. I'm always looking for games to play in the car.
dominic_lover
Oct 05, 2005

this was fun. im not too good on stuff like this so it was a challenge but i got it.
bhssoccer23Aus*
Oct 08, 2005

Is it just me, or does tan of the mimes sound like a really bad movie title?! Oh well, I really like these, keep 'em comin!
Haylie1506*
Oct 17, 2005

I couldn't get the last one at all. Good job!!! I love these!
schatzy228*us*
Oct 18, 2005

i couldnt get the last one either
great fun
excellent teaser
bluehawk*us*
Nov 07, 2005

I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU MEANT SPOONONG! JUST KIDDING!!!!!!! THIS ONE HAD ALOT OF THOUGHT PUT INTO IT. i LIKED THIS. KEEP EM COMIN
bluehawk*us*
Nov 07, 2005

i'm sorry . i'm not yelling. oh the word spoonong was to be spooning
BATBrain**
Nov 07, 2005

Very challenging and fun!!!

I enjoy the word games that also involve dafynitions; good job!!!!
pistons_32_rip*us*
Nov 07, 2005

good job on this 1 i loved it its prettyhard,but i ended up getting them all after 8minutes.
horse_luverAca*
Nov 07, 2005

Cute and fun! The last one stumped me too, but I got the rest.
kimberlykayAus*
Nov 07, 2005

This was really fun. I did end up getting 3 of them, If I had some coffee I might have even been able to pull out the last one. Going to get my java now. GREAT JOB!
ceeyaaa**
Nov 07, 2005

Great job!! I got first 3 and then on last had the words but not the phrase...Fun to work out
mogur*
Nov 07, 2005

Well done, I liked this one. I had TIME MENDER and MIME TENDER for the last one.
iteachkidsAus*
Nov 07, 2005

LOTSA fun! I had "Time Man" and "Mime Tan." Close, but no cigar. More spoonerisms, please!!!
jessjspieks*us*
Nov 07, 2005

Well, I only got one , but i had fun trying Great job
mbaycura
Nov 07, 2005

I had Time Man and Mime Tan as well, that seems to fit the pattern a bit better. Great teaser, though, good challenge.
rainbirdbrain*
Nov 07, 2005

Fun! I got three and a half as well.
sweetmamaAus*
Nov 07, 2005

I love these! Well done!!
christine77**
Nov 07, 2005

I loved this teaser. This was fun! Still havent found the patience to sit and figure them out...but im looking. More of these please!!
mekaboo27**
Nov 07, 2005

Very good! Mama Likes!
redraptor50*us*
Nov 07, 2005

WOW, you did it again, another great one, I didn't get most of them though. Keep these coming
amyu05
Nov 07, 2005

I liked it it was AMAZING!!!! Though I fely kinda stupid trying to figure it out but anyway.... Thanks for a great way to star the day!
amyu05
Nov 07, 2005

I liked it it was AMAZING!!!! Though I fely kinda stupid trying to figure it out but anyway.... Thanks for a great way to start the day!
MurfQ*ca*
Nov 07, 2005

I really enjoyed those. Made my otherwise boring work day

Oh, I had Time Man and Mime Tan for the last one, like some other people here. Oh well. The right words, the wrong wording. The third one was my favourite!
lindquist_25Aus*
Nov 07, 2005

Excelent! The best one I've seen since I've signed up here! Please keep them coming!
hidentreasure**
Nov 07, 2005

???????? good teaser
jabdrAus*
Nov 07, 2005

This teaser made me understand the words Brain Dead...which I guess I am. Frantic day.. storm claims and madness. This one put the first smile on my face today. Loved it..thanks!
Maggirl23
Nov 07, 2005

I luved these. They're so fun to figure out and they can be pretty easy if you know what you're looking for. Good teaser.
arielaungst
Nov 07, 2005

sooooooooooo cute
spoiled_rotten*us*
Nov 07, 2005

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!
moimeme
Nov 07, 2005

My first entry & I hope I can say the same about others: GRRREAT! almost got these, & loved trying.
hamburger*us*
Nov 07, 2005

Good teaser.
shawneeo*us*
Nov 07, 2005

Lotta fun! I had the hardest time with #2, seemed like so many possibilities to start with. I got time man and mime tan for the last, but I consider that I got them all, because that works just as well, and the phrase "man of the times" isn't about a man who works with clocks, etc. so I think time man actually is appropriate. Very good, very fun, funnest one yet!
karma48*
Nov 08, 2005

Spoonerisms are the greatest. I use them every day. Dicely none!
sln03
Nov 08, 2005

These were totally fun! and I got them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definately think of more for me to try!!!!!!!!!!!
paintballa944**
Nov 08, 2005

Those are soooo cool!!!!!!
I only got 2, but I love trying to do them.
Gret job!!!!!!!
nkatha23
Nov 09, 2005

Nice and trivial.
eabreu92*us*
Nov 15, 2005

i only got the first one...
cdrockAus*
Nov 20, 2005

good one, i thought the last one was "man time & tan mime"
stormtrooper*
Jul 21, 2006

Man, those are some Spazy Croonerisms! Jood Gob!
GebbieRoseAus*
Nov 08, 2006

VG! Love these!
lmurray*cn*
Nov 08, 2006

ELEMENTARY, VERY ELEMENTARY!
pleroux*za*
Nov 08, 2006

As always... brilliant! Never fails to bring a file to my smace... I mean a smile to my face!
OldChinaHand**
Nov 08, 2006

This is a fine teaser. It's was done just the way that I love my mimes...well done, not simply tan. It was fun to think out. Thanks.
coachpisco*
Nov 08, 2006

I'm not very good at spoonerisms, but I admire your effort in constructing them. Good job.
bradon182001*us*
Nov 08, 2006

I agree with Coachpisco.
locutus13dsus*
Nov 08, 2006

Only got one-- Not thinking well today!
wordmama*
Nov 08, 2006

I got the first one immediately, but after that

I agree with Shawneeo about #4--exactly!!
pdmrphyca*
Nov 08, 2006

very nice
cloughmeAws*
Nov 08, 2006

This was fun...

I had "Timers man" & "Tan Mimers" for the last one
FeaerFactorY666*us*
Nov 08, 2006

nice!
jaydecoAus*
Nov 08, 2006

Didn't get one but Ihad fun trying! Very clever!
dumb-broonet
Nov 08, 2006

it was tough. i got two of them. good job on making it.
nu_rob_roy*sx*
Nov 08, 2006

schmedley9 or should we call you Imurray, what's the point? I can wait for your teaser...

Good teaser even if I didn't get the last one. Thank you.
reptile5000Aus*
Nov 09, 2006

ok, the guy above me a few is so immature, i bet they couldnt even get this, i rate very fun, enjoyable, keep it up, the dificulty ranged, makes it better, some were a little challenging, thanks
scallioAus*
Nov 10, 2006

Didn't get that last one, but I love your Croonerisms! They sure are fun to solve.
jjdolphineAus*
Nov 10, 2006

I liked that! Those are cool, if a little confusing for me
speedqueenkmwAus*
Nov 19, 2006

schmedley, you're a jerk. grow up
QrystalAca*
Dec 12, 2006

Man, what's going on here, some kind of battle for notoriety? But I digress. I'm here to comment on the teaser, not the commenters (although there's things I kinda wanna say to the people who comment on the commenters, I realize the message won't get through anyways...)

GREAT TEASER! I love the spaziness of these croonerisms; they're great to wake up to. I'm not even done my coffee and I got em all! (I am counting my answer of time man and mime tan as "close enough".)

CHEERS to the teaser writer!
sftball_rocks13*
Feb 27, 2007

Ha, thats a great teaser

Frada8Dtau
Nov 08, 2009

I love spoonerisms! Keep up the funnies!
UptheHillA*
Nov 08, 2009

Nice 1, keep them coming!!!
patiencewithaP*us*
Nov 08, 2009

Wow...that was tough! Very well written!!
auntiesisAus*
Nov 08, 2009

I go the first 3, but got stuck on the fourth one. Great job, well written and fun.
leroyleroy*
Nov 08, 2009

I NEVER GET THESE CORRECT. I MEAN NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
avonmaAus*
Nov 09, 2009

I got some, but not all. Fun, but hard!
thedavincigameA*
Nov 08, 2012

Like many I got stuck on the last one, in the end I guessed:

time most
mime toast

Almost there!
gaylewolfAus*
Nov 08, 2012

I LOVE these!!! Clever and fun! Thanks!
HABS2933Aca*
Nov 08, 2012

These are one of my favorite type of puzzles.
jaycr*us*
Nov 08, 2012

3 outta 4, not too shabby.
cutebugAus*
Nov 08, 2012

Not a fan of these, didn't even try.



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