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Once Upon a Nonce

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


Puzzle ID:#48616
Fun:** (1.81)
Difficulty:*** (2.52)
Submitted By:BadBunnee02*th***




Two long-standing organizations were recently honored in the town of Lingoville-by-the-sea for their amalgamation into one organization with scripted plaques reading:

YMCA & YWCA : "WoMancipation"

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Apr 18, 2011

I think that answer was a bit too long - he went from the answer to the teaser to portmenteus!
Apr 19, 2011

Heads up, WB.
The answer IS a portmanteau
That's what "makes" the rebus.

And, as far as the answer being "too long", I guess there are a couple of options necessary, here, to call to your attention, also.

So, "heads up", again.

01. Editors are capable (and so empowered) to reduce the amount of verbiage anywhere on this website. Apparently they considered this answer OK in this regard. So, let's let them do their work unfettered.

02. You are certainly welcomed to stop reading any time your attention span so dictates. If you choose to not learn something about the use of literary devices such as "nonce" words and "portemanteau" derivatives, that is certainly your privilege.

Thank you for your visit and your comments. Come any time.
Apr 28, 2011

I like know the thought process that one uses to come to a conclusion. Well thought out rebus. Well done.
Apr 28, 2011

Hi, TT -
Send me a personal message with any specific questions you might have and I'll do my best to answer.

Just click my name (to the left here) and then look to the far right on the next window you get and you should see "send message".

Thanks for your visit and your comments.

May 04, 2011

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Blog I just started a couple months ago.

May 04, 2011

KlooDoo ...

Just checked out your webbie.


Too bad we can't do stuff like that here on Braingle !!!!!!

Jul 17, 2011

I would have never got it. But your answer was pretty informative and an interesting read. Now I'll go check out your other teasers.
Nov 23, 2011

What That explanation was waaaaaay too long
Dec 17, 2011

that answer was so long and so sientific that i had to skip it

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