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Quiet, Please!

Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.

 

Puzzle ID:#33430
Fun:*** (2.84)
Difficulty:*** (2.84)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:Gizzer*

 

 

 



This list of words reveals a person. Can you figure out who it is?

Ptarmigan
Aisle
Dossier
Depot
Column
Lime
February




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Comments

GebbieRoseAus*
Oct 11, 2006

Clever one!
OldChinaHand**
Oct 11, 2006

! .
Beckfield*
Oct 11, 2006

The "r" in February is not silent, if pronounced properly. The common practice of leaving it silent is a result of laziness.
bhssoccer23Aus*
Oct 11, 2006

Very cool!
scallioAus*
Oct 12, 2006

AISLE also has silent S and silent E. Also, I pronounce February properly with the R.

We need to correct this teaser, but I don't have time to think of other words with just a silent A and R. Anyone?
MalcolmReynoldsAus**
Oct 12, 2006

Aesthetic is a silent "a"... and I can't think of anything with a silent R... but Feb-you-ary is acceptable, according to Merriam-Webster
MrIxoliteAen*
Oct 13, 2006

I agree that you should pronounce both R's in February however there will always be this debate on these types of teasers simply becasue this site broadcasts to a worldwide audience. Personally I think this teaser is clever enough for it to stay as it is. Good job
blondebookwormAus*
Oct 16, 2006

yeah, I agree. it's fine the way it is and very clever! great job Gizzer!
Question_MarkAsx*
Oct 17, 2006

Very clever Giz.

Now, the whole February ordeal. I pronounce the R. No wait, thats the R at the end of the word . The other R I don't pronounce
BatteryAen*
Oct 19, 2006

Very clever
Mad-AdeAhu*
Oct 19, 2006

a silent "r" in February, how strange! I have spoken English for near on 37 years and never realised I was pronouncing it incorrectly.
CountdownCrispyAen*
Oct 22, 2006

Pretty clever! (I still solved it. )
schatzy228*us*
Oct 22, 2006

NICE QUIP MAD-ADE
coodent have sed it better myself
MalcolmReynoldsAus**
Oct 22, 2006

Well, according to m-w.com, both FebRU and FebU are correct.
MrIxoliteAen*
Oct 23, 2006

How does m-w.com suggest you pronounce Uranus?
Mad-AdeAhu*
Oct 23, 2006

quietly!
MalcolmReynoldsAus**
Oct 27, 2006

Clever as ever, Mrix.
(user deleted)
Nov 03, 2006

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr,,,,=^..^=,,,,
jsdodgersAus*
Jan 25, 2007

good one
rbasch*
Apr 11, 2007

Aisle has a silent A, S, E.
February can be pronounced with or without the R.

I do think the choice of words and the colloquial dialect will greatly limit the number of people who can solve this rebus. Maybe Aardvark would have been a better choice than Aisle.
j9mattfieldAus*
Apr 11, 2007

Well done - a brain workout. Everybody has already made the silent r comments. Thanks!
anion*
Apr 11, 2007

I think it was great! I don't think it needs to be changed.

Good Luck trying to please everyone.
coolpainter*
Apr 11, 2007

I didn't get it from the beginning
kitty728Aus*
Apr 11, 2007

FROM THE NAME OF THIS TEASER "quiet please" I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN AT LEAST 1 OR 2 (BUT SADLY DIDN'T) ....
still THIS WAS A GOOD ONE.... PS IS IT CHEATING IF YOU KEEP A DICTIONARY NEARBY...??
I MAY HAVE TO BUY ONE TO STAY IN THESE GAMES ... TKS, ALL
LATER GATORS, KITTY
leftclickAau*
Apr 11, 2007

I actually didn't think many of the "silent letters" were actually silent. A silent letter is one which doesn't affect the pronounciation - so if you remove it, the word you end up with should look like it is pronounced like the original word. I agree with people's comments about February and aisle, but the R in dossier isn't exactly silent - it's part of a sound from the French language. If you drop the R, you get a word that doesn't look like it is pronounced how "dossier" sounds. Also the E in lime isn't silent - it's part of the "long I" sound. If you remove the E you get "lim" which is clearly pronounced differently. Also, I didn't know whether it was a specific person (i.e. a name) or a general person that I was supposed to be looking for. All in all I think this teaser missed it's mark
bradon182001*us*
Apr 11, 2007

I didn't get it. When I saw the answer, it all made sense. Good teaser.
jabdrAus*
Apr 11, 2007

Clever one I had great fun paying with the words but didn't get the answer, Nice play on words
doeheadAus*
Apr 11, 2007

Some of the words were terrible choices!!!
cassiemarkAus*
Apr 11, 2007

I didn't get it! When I saw the answer made perfect sense!

Everyone needs to quit complaining - this is supposed to be fun - you don't need to pick it apart!!! Just take it as it is intended - to be fun!!!!

cassiemarkAus*
Apr 11, 2007

I didn't get it! When I saw the answer made perfect sense!

Everyone needs to quit complaining - this is supposed to be fun - you don't need to pick it apart!!! Just take it as it is intended - to be fun!!!!

starrychelxAus*
Apr 11, 2007

I got the silent letter thing from the beginning, but I couldn't figure out the answer because I kept getting PSRTNER because to me, the silent letter in aisle is S, not A... in fact, when I read the answer, I thought it was a typo... but oh well, it sure was inventive!
craniacAus*
Apr 11, 2007

Fun, but seriously imperfect.
FatHeadAus*
Apr 11, 2007

Good one! Gee.
2ndhandroseca*
Apr 11, 2007

I didn't get it either. I will now be more aware of silent letters as clues. Learned something. I pronounce Feb. with both R's. I had to really think so I'm really awake now. Tx for the challenge eh? Me
babyceeus*
Apr 11, 2007

????????
jcann*us*
Apr 11, 2007

I agree with casssiemark. I like to have fun!
tommysmo*
Apr 11, 2007

I have to agree that this one isn't universal. I say the two r's in February. I've also long held that silent letters should also be invisible!
Pizzazz2uAus*
Apr 11, 2007

A Super Teaser, no matter what the others say. Some are correct about a few of the vowels. Americans, Canadiens, and others do get lazy with the vowels, but it seems we are also too lazy to offer replacements for these particular words. It seems we enjoy telling others about their mistakes, but to offer placement words for the words would be beyond their capabilities. Keep up the great work, though!
GobyDude*
Apr 11, 2007

clever, but I really don't get it.
bestgirl*
Apr 11, 2007

This is a rebus???????
auntiesisAus*
Apr 11, 2007

I would by proud of myself if I could make a rebus half as good as this one. Quit your complaining and enjoy the teasers as they are meant to be enjoyed. Thanks for all of your hard work for us...
vlermaAus*
Apr 11, 2007

I agree with Auntiesis completely. I think this is an excellent rebus and teaser. I din't even think of the silent letters. As mentioned above somewhere, I learned something today.
kauphi1976Aus*
Apr 11, 2007

nice one.
I had no clue about this one :-( Need to start paying more attention to the names of the teasers ... i was trying to jumble words and last letters of the 5 words came to 'rtney' so i was thinkin courtney !

Genie-Ass
composer*
Apr 11, 2007


The A is pronounced as in Ah-Choo (Ah-ee-l); the S and E are the silent letters.

Only if you're lazy.
I can't believe M-W says it's okay to drop it.
Appalling!
composer*
Apr 11, 2007

This should have read:
**Aisle has a silent A.**
The A is pronounced as in Ah-Choo (Ah-ee-l); the S and E are the silent letters.
**February has one silent R.**
Only if you're lazy.
I can't believe M-W says it's okay to drop it.
Appalling!

(Don't know what happened...)
POPSca*
Apr 11, 2007

That was a TOUGHIE But very good
cloughmeAws*
Apr 11, 2007

This teaser had potential, but missed the mark...
karma48*
Apr 11, 2007

I am sorry but this is the very first teaser that I have ever put down. I believe in correct pronunciation; and this is just wrong; SORRY: Try again!
OhEmGeeA*
Apr 11, 2007

i liked this one!

cute

m e s s a g e m e
Musikman212*ca*
Apr 11, 2007

Well I don't care how you pronounce February or how many silent letters there are in Aisle. That was a good teaser.
Musikman212*ca*
Apr 11, 2007

I just realized, the fact that Aisle has more than on silent letter only serves to make the puzzle more challenging. Nowhere did it say that aisle had only one silent letter.
jamy400Aus*
Apr 11, 2007

Awesome teaser!!! I LUVED IT!!!
zjw_91Aus*
Apr 11, 2007

i liked it even though i didn't get the answer.
notsosmart111Aie*
Apr 11, 2007

AISLE also has silent S and silent E. Also, I pronounce February properly with the R.
so i would have neverhad it!
Clover123t*
Apr 17, 2007

Cool dude!
QrystalAca**
May 11, 2007

Wowee, people sure are harsh when they are upset about getting a teaser wrong. Hehee!

Anyways, I got PARTNER, didn't put it together with SILENT to get the answer. Oh well!
Jimbo*au*
Nov 16, 2008

According to Wikipedia (which is never wrong ) the 's' is silent is Isle and presumable Aisle. Also a silent letter is one which does not affect the pronunciation phonetically so trailing 'e's are not regarded as silent because they do affect the way we pronounce words like 'fin' and 'fine'. Good concept but poorly researched. Too hard for me I'm afraid.
thebrain789tus*
Dec 20, 2010

Just in case anyone didn't know the word "ptarmigan," it's a kind of bird. I know nothing else on then subject



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