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The Vowel-less Knights #5

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

 

Puzzle ID:#29867
Fun:*** (3.06)
Difficulty:** (2.1)
Category:Language
Submitted By:ScoutMan*us******

 

 

 



And now for more in the tradition of the Vowel-less Knights:

1. Mnds r lk prchts - th nl fnctn whn pn.

2. Bwr f smll xpnss, smll lk wll snk grt shp.

3. Prblms cnnt b slvd t th sm lvl f wrnss tht crtd thm.


Hint

1. Spoken by a whiskey baron who once played the bagpipes during a Brewer's Show in London. Bonus point: who?

2. Spoken by one of America's Founding Fathers, the one who was a playboy. Bonus point: who?

3. Spoken by the man who is arguably the 20th Century's greatest genius. Bonus point: who?

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Comments

fem81uken*
Apr 18, 2006

Found that one good and surprisingly easy!!
zonarita*us*
Apr 18, 2006

Scoutman great quotes.
azbee123*us*
Apr 19, 2006

that was so much fun to do!
signmeup74*pl*
Apr 19, 2006

I love Scoutman and the Knights!!
These were some good ones, too!!
kashbyAus*
Apr 20, 2006

good
syracuse945*ph*
Apr 24, 2006

nys quotes... i 'speciali lykd the 1st 1...

lexymo*us*
Apr 28, 2006

These are my favorite!! Thanks for a fun teaser!
Neek*us*
May 19, 2006

A little too easy, but I really love the quotes you chose for this one. Great job!!
OldChinaHand**
May 19, 2006

Good teaser, but the best I did was two out of three on the bonus, I was thinking old "Honey Fitz" Kennedy for the first one.
vlermaAus**
May 19, 2006

Great fun Scoutman! Got all the quotes and two of the bonuses, but the first one KILT me. Sorry for the pun, but these were fun. More please?
coachpisco*
May 19, 2006

Vry ncly dn, Sctmn
lmurray*cn*
May 19, 2006

SINCE ONE ONLY HAS TO ADD A FEW VOWELS, IT MERE CHILD'S PLAY, , BUT I DIDN'T KNOW THE SOURCE OF THE FIRST QUOTE.

HOW ABOUT THINKING OF THOSE OF US OVER 12.
Trishgal*us*
May 19, 2006

Enjoyed them. They were just right I couldn'tfigure the parachute out good job
nu_rob_roy*sx*
May 19, 2006

This was fun. Me thinks Imurray needs an ASBO - an Anti-Social Behavior Order.
shawneeo*us*
May 19, 2006

That was good, I got them all, yay! but not the bonuses, no way. Fairly easy, but that's OK, I wouldve liked about three times that many. Thanks!

lmurray: didn't you know this is a website for people 12 years old and younger?

jabdrAus*
May 19, 2006

I enjoyed this one. Struggled with the word parachute but love these offerings from ScoutMan.
bradon182001*us*
May 19, 2006

Could figure out the quotes, but no idea who said them. Great teaser, even for us "over 12" folks.
rachellanders**
May 19, 2006

That was great! It was so much fun. I only got the first one, though. Keep up the GREAT work, scoutman!
(user deleted)
May 19, 2006

entertaining, but, since when is 'Y' a vowel?
BeckyD*
May 19, 2006

The letter Y can be a consonant OR a vowel, depending on how it's used. In the word, "yellow" it's used as a consonant, but like in the case of my name (Becky), it's used as a vowel.

Excellent teaser!! It took me awhile to get all 3 of them, tho.
locutus13dsus*
May 19, 2006

Great teaser. I got 2 out of 3 and 1 bonus.
elshawnoAus*
May 19, 2006

nicely done... i almost got the third one...
iteachkidsAus*
May 19, 2006

I got 'em too ... HOORAY! Easier teasers can still be FUN and educational. More, please!!!
SandraBca*
May 19, 2006

Good teaser. I only got the first quote and the bonus for number 3.
xeses*us*
May 19, 2006

very fun puzzle. The Einstein quote is very deep.
rhmaustin*us*
May 19, 2006

I'm all for more like these. They were fun.
rhmaustin*us*
May 19, 2006

I'm all for more like these. They were fun.
flyingeff**
May 19, 2006

I found the quotes nice & easy - thanks! - and loved the bonus questions. Nice going!
scallioAus*
May 19, 2006

I find it amazing what the mind can do, because I can read right through these with barely a thought. I find that very interesting.

These were great quotes!

Thnk y fr grt tsr! t gt r mnds' jcs flwng.

iteachkidsAus*
May 19, 2006

Scallio - I think it has something to do with how the mind is wired. I'll bet you also see easily into those "double image" things, too, which are difficult for some people.
GebbieRoseAus*
May 19, 2006

Kp 'm cmn', SctMn! spclly lkd #1: th wrld wld b bttr plc.
Amalius*
May 19, 2006

Great one scoutman jus couldnt figure out the bigger words like parachute . But basically I got them right keep em comin
Brainy_1Aus*
May 19, 2006

Nice one! And I'm over 50!! I like teasers of all kinds It's all good for the brain!! Keep up the good work!
cathym60
May 19, 2006

amazing how your mind sort of fills in the letters itself...i loved it!
and again, Imurray- why are you so mean? if they are SOOOO easy for you- don;t even bother looking at them! anxious to see your teaser
mathwhiz1224
May 19, 2006

That was pretty e-z but I liked it and it was fun so well gr8 job
Wingsfan**
May 19, 2006

This was fun. I had trouble with the 2nd one though. Oddly enough I got "parachute" really quickly. Go figure.
azbee123*us*
May 19, 2006

immury... i said this yesterday too... GET A LIFE!
oh yeah... also... GET OVER YOURSELF! I'd like to see you come up with a teaser. you are sooo mean every day i am sick of it.

soooooo much fun to do. loved it!!!
TiggrAus*
May 19, 2006

There are arguments as to who one of the greatest geniuses has been. 1. Albert Einstein 2. William Shakespeare. Granted the latter of the two I don't believe was in the 20th century, but that is besides the point.
montoman
May 19, 2006

good teaser...easier than I thought it would be
broken_dreams*it*
May 19, 2006

i never heard these quotes but i got 2 and 3 after a little bit of thinking. couldnt get #1 though.

vr nc tsr!!
tdbrsun*
May 19, 2006

I do like this kind of teaser. Very good quotes too.
patpat553*
May 19, 2006

I GOT THEM ALL AND HAD A GREAT TIME DOING IT! FUN,FUN,FUN!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
May 21, 2006

If all teasers were either hard or easy to all people, there would be no fun in reading all the comments! This was an easy one, but after solving it, the quotations make for great reading. Surely some minds would like such teasers.
Musikman212*ca*
May 21, 2006

Cute teaser and a bit dfferent too. I liked it.
ScoutMan*us*
May 22, 2006

Thank you all for your comments. For those of you (ahem) that think this one was a little simplistic, I have other teasers for you, and I'm working on more.
peanut-tiara*ca*
May 24, 2006

Great teaser.

Imurray....minds are like parachutes.....
learningchineseus*
Jun 20, 2006

Thanks for the bonus'
tngurlAus*
May 19, 2007

Thanks! Fun, fun, fun!!
Hungrygiten*
May 19, 2007

Very good puzzle! I got 'bits' , I must have a mental age of below 12. Keep em coming
puttumupus*
May 19, 2007

not a bad teaser for a saturday morning ..
anion*
May 19, 2007

Ww!! Vr gd. gt th frst nd lst bt nt th scnd ne. ntrstng tsr. Grt Jb!!
doeheadAus*
May 19, 2007

1st grade quality.You can do better!!!!
cassiemarkAus**
May 19, 2007

I liked it - great job!
serenity815A*
May 19, 2007

Excellent ! Really enjoyed it...how about another one?
auntiesisAus*
May 19, 2007

That was fun, and I liked it. I never saw this type of teaser before, and was surprised at how easy, yet it made me stop and think.
bradon182001*us*
May 19, 2007

I stand by my comment of a year ago. This is still a great teaser.
katjojoAus*
May 19, 2007

That was cool!! I got a bonus for knowing Albert Einstein.
cloughmeAws*
May 19, 2007

Good job!
2ndhandroseca*
May 19, 2007

I wasn't sure about the y in only.
Thanx Becky for clearing that up.

I got #3 corrrect, very close on 1 & 2 but no cigar.

Had fun with it tho & learned

Good test
phyllisa*us*
May 19, 2007

Great teaser, I got stuck on "parachute" but got the other two.
breathesunshineAus*
May 19, 2007

Cool teaser, got #1 & #3 and part of #2. Thanks Scoutman!
BrockAus*
May 19, 2007

great jod keep them coming
grams60Aus*
May 20, 2007

loved the teaser. I only got bits and pieces of them and I don't under stand about the bonus. Were we to tell who said it? love it anyway great JOB...
Musikman212*ca*
May 20, 2007

Boo! Way too easy. Where did all the real teasers go?
Yorkshire-BoyAen*
May 23, 2007

Didn't understand the 'bonus' piece. When I had finished with the puzzle, I started searching around and eventually found it in the 'hints'. Bonus should have been in original question... liked it though !,
fishhookyAau*
Aug 22, 2007

I assumed that no vowels meant no a,e,i,o or u. Perhaps a poor assumption, but one I am sure others have made. It might be a good idea to say that vowels include y.
auntiesisAus*
May 22, 2010

Great teaser. Loved it in '07 and love it still.
patiencewithaP*us*
May 22, 2010

Great teaser!
precious1026Aus*
May 22, 2010

I loved this Teaser and would like to see more of them. I got a few of the words correctly, but too impatient to just figure the entire Quotation and get total enjoyment from the conclusions.

Keep up the good working on Teasers for Braingle members.
HABS2933Aca*
May 22, 2013

Enjoyed it and found it quite easy, though I am shocked the editors let it go by with those instructions. It was easy enough to figure out what to do, but I have had a teaser rejected for what they claimed were lack of coherent instructions, at least I had them.. This contained none (unless you go back to other teasers in the series).
cutebugAus*
May 22, 2013

Easy teaser even though they forgot the Y in only. Y is not a vowel.
bestgirl*
May 22, 2013

Cutebug, Y has been a vowel since my school days. Granted that was long ago, but I still remember: a,e,i,o,u and sometimes y.



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