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Van Gogh's Relatives

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

 

Puzzle ID:#19016
Fun:*** (3.1)
Difficulty:*** (2.65)
Category:Language
Submitted By:GanderAus*****
Corrected By:something

 

 

 



David Van Gogh (pronounced "Go") had many relatives. Can you guess by the clues who they are?

Example: His dizzy Aunt?
Answer: Verti-Gogh

How many other relatives can you guess?

A fruit loving cousin?
The Grandfather from Yugoslavia?
The cousin from Illinois?
His Mexican cousin?
His Great Grandfather who drove a stage coach?
The ballroom dancing aunt?
The bird lover Uncle?
A sister who loved disco?
And his niece who travels the country in a van?


Answer

A fruit loving cousin: Man-Gogh
The grandfather from Yugoslavia: U-Gogh
The cousin from Illinois: Chica-Gogh
His Mexican cousin: Amee-Gogh
His Great Grandfather who drove a stage coach: Wellsfar-Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt: Tan-Gogh
The bird lover uncle: Flamin-Gogh
A sister who loved disco: Go-Gogh
And his niece who travels the country in a van: Winnie Bay-Gogh

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Comments

razor188
Oct 04, 2004

I think a Winnebago is considered more of a motor home or RV not a van. Other than that, great teaser.
Rowsdower*
Oct 06, 2004

Splendid teaser!
mzpuddn**
Nov 12, 2004

This Is Definately A Great Teaser. Good Job. Keep Em' Comin'
Fasil*
Nov 12, 2004

Very funny. I didn't get any of them.
BrenBeadSP**
Nov 12, 2004

Too fun, thanks.
koty
Nov 13, 2004

i didn't get any either.at first i didn't get it.but i read the answers.it was fun!!!!
almondgrief*
Nov 17, 2004

Lots of fun!! Didn't get them until I saw them, but loved it once I did.
goldmare**
Dec 03, 2004

I sorta got Go-Gogh...I had the idea anyway. I didn't get any of the others, though. Great teaser!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 05, 2005

Great one, really would love to see many more!
redraptor50*us*
Nov 13, 2005

Well done, liked this one want to see more. Well gander got to Gogh
sully311
Nov 13, 2005

I, got several of them. I, thought it was car-gogh instead of winni ba gogh. I, liked it tho
Brainy_1Aus*
Nov 13, 2005

I got a few of them. Good teaser, really made me think. Now Gogh keep up the great work!
IMPAUDITOR2*
Nov 13, 2005

GOOD GRIEF
ladybugbutt*
Nov 13, 2005

Cool, didn't get many of them, so early, need coffee
bluehawk*us*
Nov 13, 2005

I enjoyed each and everyone of them! cute, you have a great imagination. .Who would of thought van gogh had so......many relative's, . I think they were toooo.....cooool.... .
Thanx Gander
geniesue**
Nov 13, 2005

Very cool, very fun only got a few of them thugh
BATBrain**
Nov 13, 2005

Great puzzle!!!! Just hard enough to be interesting but solvable enough to be really fun.

By the way there are two Mexican members of the Gough family. The one you know AMIGOugh who is very "friend"ly and his cousin GRINGOugh who tends to berate us Norte Americanos.
spoonfulofsugar
Nov 13, 2005

I thought it was fun
I didn't get wellsfar-gogh,
go-gogh, or winnieba-gogh.
You did a good job!
Wayto-gogh!
BOOKLOVER1
Nov 13, 2005

DID NOT GET IT DAM
cartwheel_queen*
Nov 13, 2005

I didn't get it the only one I thought was good was the go-go one to be honest
Aarghonautsus*
Nov 13, 2005

Gogh! Gogh! Gogh!!
hockeygirl*mx*
Nov 13, 2005

YIKES that was a toughy!! urg i have a head ache!!
hockeygirl*mx*
Nov 13, 2005

opps i think i spelled toughy wrong
Chakoteya*en*
Nov 13, 2005

I didn't get the U-Gogh one.

Any way there's no such country as Yugoslavia. It's Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia-Hertsegovina etc etc and has been for years.
hidentreasure**
Nov 13, 2005

I GET IT! Very cool and hard teaser.
lazy-boyAus*
Nov 13, 2005

I think it took alot of imagination and it was very cool!!
lazy-boyAus*
Nov 13, 2005

if you are at 8 years old you should know there was at one time a Yugoslavia
chaskey*us*
Nov 13, 2005

The answer was fun! I didn't get any, but I am old enough and smart enough to remember Yugoslavia.
suzieq
Nov 13, 2005

Oh my goodness, this was ROTFLOL funny!! Wellsfar-Gogh - classic!! Winnie Bay Gogh - hillarious!!
doodledrops
Nov 13, 2005

I thought it was great They were all really good I only got 5 right though! The winnie bay go one I thought that was car-go. does that even make sence.....oh well it was really good anyhow
spec4p*us*
Nov 13, 2005

awesome teaser..it took me a while....loved it'
morning_rain08Aus*
Nov 13, 2005

lol this was a great teaser!
shawneeo*us*
Nov 13, 2005

Yes! This was very, very fun! I got them all , at least I thought of all the answers, but although I thought of wells fargo, I didn't associate that with a stage coach. The van driving relative should obviously be van-go ! What answer is better than that? Oh, did it occur to anyone that technically, all the names whould be , for ex., verti-van-gough, which ruins the whole thing. I thought of many, many more, but they had slightly different kinds of hints, like a cousin who lives a very long way from him, Far-Gough; An Aunt who doesn't like to be held: Leg-Gough (let go, get it? Ha ha ha ha...). Oh boy, sometimes I just kill myself... Thnaks, this was the most fun!
pnguinsrule
Nov 13, 2005

this was a great teaser, one of a kind. i loved go-gogh... hehehe that was really creative!
mogur*
Nov 13, 2005

You Gogh, Gander. Nice job, I love a little flakey corn for breakfast.

A Winnebago may nOOt be a van, but it makes a lot more sense than 'cargo'. Very funny, BatBrain, except that Mexicans are North Americans, and not gringos.

Your teaser reminds me of the time that my neice from California, Sandy A. Gogh, lost her dog, Ding Gogh. Her African friend, Kong Gogh, told her that long A. Gogh she should have lost her E. Gogh and ask her Hawaiian cousin, Archie Pela Gogh, to dance with Fan Dang Gogh. She jumped straight up in the air, though, when Poh Gogh found Ding Gogh and Bing Gogh returned him to Sandy A. Gogh.
Winner4600*
Nov 13, 2005

nice one, mogur...
shawneeo*us*
Nov 13, 2005

Hahaha, mogur, very funny! Im so glad someone takes as much or more room as I do for a comment, hahahahaha!!!!!!
kimberlykayAus*
Nov 13, 2005

This was a great teaser!!!
Mogur........You Crack Me Up!
You guys keep up the great work!
asia91
Nov 13, 2005

It was pretty funny!!! But kinda lame at the same time!!!
sassafras_sam*us*
Nov 13, 2005

dont get it at ALL
POPSca*
Nov 13, 2005

That was FUN and interesting Got 7 of the relatives!!!!!! GREAT teaser, A FAVORITE,
DJNic*us*
Nov 13, 2005

I GOT EM ALL!!.....after i read the answer...i did get one right tho
moimeme
Nov 13, 2005

I have a long way to gogh before I can solve these clever ones. I did almost get go-gogh, but did not gogh for it. REALLY FUN
SaturnCat08*
Nov 13, 2005

Loved this one, it is an Awesome Teaser! A+
jabdrAus*
Nov 13, 2005


This was so clever. I loved it... (as well as mogur's comment)
chrissydaze**
Nov 13, 2005

good laugh and good teaser
Zuni**
Nov 14, 2005

*Wicked giggle* Not bad.
Winne Bay-Gough...ugh!
Loserly, that one.
maxiwa44*
Nov 14, 2005

that was funny! loved the amee-gogh lol
cyber_cam
Nov 15, 2005

I didn't get any but it was good
gray_eyes*
Nov 15, 2005

I thought this was a very good teaser
peppamintp*us*
Nov 16, 2005

Great teaser Very well written
cuteandditzyAus*
Nov 16, 2005

Tough. I only got two.
Excellent job. Creative.
sln03
Nov 16, 2005

I'm with almondgrief! I didn't get a single one but they were funny!
queenbee53A*
Nov 17, 2005

I only got four but these are hilarious!
Cregan**
Nov 20, 2005

Good teaser

Sadly "van Gogh" is NOT pronounced as "van Go".

The closest you english people can get is this way: Take LOCH from the monster of Loch Ness and substitute the L with a G.
mogur*
Nov 20, 2005

Although I grok what you're saying, I think your sock is greying.
(user deleted)
Nov 21, 2005

that was hard
smart_one7595*
Nov 29, 2005

i didn't get any but when i saw the anwers i felt so stupid awesome teaser Gander!!!!
doka13*ml*
Dec 26, 2005

I got bout half of them... I think I'll get better though... Keep um coming!
ragethe3rd**
Dec 29, 2005

Hehe, cool.
tintiniscoolAus*
Jul 16, 2006


I like art.

Fun!
Trishgal*us*
Sep 02, 2006

This one was cute but it really made you think. After I got the idea I did pretty good.keep these coming, they are vewry informative.
lmurray*cn*
Nov 14, 2006

A NICE ONE, BUT VERY EASY! ( I CAN RECITE THE ANSWERS WITHOUT READING THE QUESTION.)

WHY?

BECAUSE, THIS IS AN OLD TEASER.
(IT'S BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS.)

WHY SO MANY RE-RUNS?
scallioAus*
Nov 14, 2006

Hilarious! I laughed doing these.

I had Van Gogh for the van driving aunt.

I also thought the disco chick was just Dis Gogh
and Grandpa was Grandpa Yu Gogh.

I didn't get Wells Far Gogh.

scallioAus*
Nov 14, 2006

By the way, Mogur's old comment above is hilarious too! It's the long one in the middle of November 13, 2005:

mogur
Nov 13, 2005
"... reminds me of the time that my niece from California, Sandy A. Gogh, lost her dog, Ding Gogh. Her African friend, Kong Gogh, told her that long A. Gogh she should have lost her E. Gogh and asked her Hawaiian cousin, Archie Pela Gogh, to dance with Fan Dang Gogh. She jumped straight up in the air, though, when Poh Gogh found Ding Gogh and Bing Gogh returned him to Sandy A. Gogh."
OldChinaHand**
Nov 14, 2006

Fun teaser well thought out.
coachpisco*
Nov 14, 2006

Brilliant. Loved it.
schmedley9*us*
Nov 14, 2006

I loved it. I have already seen this one before but I still loved it. And I won't take up all of the comment space this time. So all of you people QUIT SENDING ME PRIVATE MESSAGES!!!!

-Schmedley9
Pizzazz2uAus*
Nov 14, 2006

A very magnificently fun teaser. There is a wide group of people, who will be thoroughly entertained with solving a puzzle like this, every day! Why!?? Because it can be entertaining, and it will get their own minds in gear, for the long day ahead. Keep bringing something like this teaser out on Braingle!! People will enjoy it, both young and old, wealthy or poor, male or female, and any race, cred, color or nationality, smart or dumb, fast or slow... etc
puttumupus*
Nov 14, 2006

i should 0f got it but you got me ..good job.
I_Write_Books*
Nov 14, 2006

Great language teaser! I managed to get a few correct, but only by luck!
(user deleted)
Nov 14, 2006

Great but the tango is actually not a ballroom dance. The tango is a Latin-American dance...ballroom is like the foxtrot, waltz etc etc
But well done
bradon182001*us*
Nov 14, 2006

I think this one was really reaching. Not my kind of brain teaser, so I'll leave it at that. Sorry.
1blessedgirl*us*
Nov 14, 2006

That was such a good one. I didn't get any of them right but they were still fun to see.
kcheer2493us*
Nov 14, 2006

I love it I love it I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
shawneeo*us*
Nov 14, 2006

Um, ilovebrocolli, I hate to rain on your little smarty pants parade, lol, but Tango IS INDEED a ballroom dance. If you watch any ballroom competition on TV, or take ballroom dancing lessons, you will see the Tango.

You are correct that the Tango started in South America, Argentina actually. You are also correct that it did not start as a typical ballroom dance. It started as a dance done on the streets, by gangsters, and the men used to do it with each other, not male/female, believe it or not.

But it moved from there and the streets, to the ballrooms in Paris, and then to England. The Tango they do in competitions is called "English Tango", and, it's absurd and ridiculous. The dancers look like, I don't even know, parrots, or some kind of bird. They keep their bodies very stiff, and jerk their heads from looking right to left, for what reason, who knows? It doesn't even LOOK like the Tango that we all know and love, but it evolved from that.

Once again, I'm sorry to burst your balloon, but I hate it when someone tries to burst someone else's bubble and they're wrong.
shawneeo*us*
Nov 14, 2006

Double post, double post!

Sorry, but I have to ask: Didn't anyone else notice that if the guys LAST name is "VAN GOGH", that all these are really wrong, because it would be "Verti Van Gogh", "Winnie Bay Van Gogh", and so on? lol!
(user deleted)
Nov 14, 2006

Spectacularly stupid
locutus13dsus*
Nov 14, 2006

wake me up b4 u gogh gogh! HAHAHa.. I didn't get any!
lifeisgood812*us*
Nov 14, 2006

Fun Teaser!
thetory127
Nov 14, 2006

That was soooo funnny!
OldChinaHand**
Nov 14, 2006

I am also sorry but Van can also be used as a given name, Van Johnson, etc. So it's the guys middle name. TE
cuteandditzyAus*
Nov 14, 2006

I almost forgot how much fun I had with this last year. But this time around I got them all right.
sand_rat
Nov 14, 2006

Very creative. too much for my brain today, but loooooved it!
mrguyguyAus*
Nov 15, 2006

*liked it again*
natureluverca*
Nov 18, 2006

Good one,mogur! Great idea!!!!!!!!
RRAMMOHAN*in*
Nov 18, 2006

Very creative! Unfortunately, could get only 3 right. Loved this one!
QrystalAca*
Dec 07, 2006

Yeah I'm with bradon on this one... maybe I'm just not in a cheesy-funny mood this morning. I think I gave up after getting Man-gogh, because I really thought that answer couldn't really be someone's name, and if the rest were like that... well.... I just didn't want to know. But I read through the clues anyways, couldn't help but ponder "hugh-gogh" and "go-gogh" and "van-gogh" (which was wrong, thank goodness).

And then I looked at the answers... oh dear! I want to meet this Uncle Flamin. Seriously.

Anyways, I had fun reading the comments at least. Good conversation starter, this is!
precious1026Aus*
Nov 14, 2009

This Teaser was Splendid. I Thought this Teaser was funny, brilliant, with one little something wrong, but still a great teaser. For the Worth of Teaser, there were no Errors, just good down home humor and intelligence
doeheadAus*
Nov 14, 2009

What do I say about repeats. They have to gogh.
shannmoAus*
Nov 14, 2009

you would think that someone who claims to have an IQ of 167 would be able to click on the brain teaser tab and shift their gaze to the right and be able to read the newest teasers. Just because everyone reads the teaser of the day does not mean thats all there is.
patiencewithaP*us*
Nov 14, 2009

Very creative and fun! I only got 4...but still fun!
phyllisa*us*
Nov 14, 2009

LOL!
KiraKatytus*
Nov 14, 2009

I didn't get any except Chica-gogh, but that's easy-ish, if you've been there a million-gazillion times!!!
winnie bay-gogh was hard.
I love mogul's really old comment:

"Your teaser reminds me of the time that my neice from California, Sandy A. Gogh, lost her dog, Ding Gogh. Her African friend, Kong Gogh, told her that long A. Gogh she should have lost her E. Gogh and ask her Hawaiian cousin, Archie Pela Gogh, to dance with Fan Dang Gogh. She jumped straight up in the air, though, when Poh Gogh found Ding Gogh and Bing Gogh returned him to Sandy A. Gogh."
auntiesisAus*
Nov 14, 2009

Teaser was terrific, comments were even better. Loved it, but only got a couple of them right. I'm glad that it was rerun, because I missed it before.
doeheadAus*
Nov 14, 2009

Does everybody notice that I'm the only one shannmo slams. I really feel honored that she gives me so much attention.
shannmoAus*
Nov 14, 2009

your welcome
wordmama*
Nov 14, 2009

I agree with auntisis in that a repeat is not a repeat for everyone. Even though I've been on the site for 3 years, I don't sit at the computer every single day; therefore, most teasers are new to me, welcome, and enjoyable. (And if you recognize a teaser, PASS IT BY!!) Either seek out another one, or, G-d willing, tomorrow's another day!!
leroyleroy*
Nov 14, 2009

REALLY , LOTS OF FUN AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THESE..
KiraKatytus*
Nov 14, 2009

Hi!

Bye.
jackthebear*
Nov 14, 2009

without question the funniest yet
Babe*
Nov 14, 2012

This was really really a great teaser. Only got a few, but still thought it was clever. Congrats!
cutebugAus*
Nov 14, 2012

I have a few of Van Gogh's paintings.(I wish they were originals). Fantastic artist. Also good but old teaser.
gaylewolfAus*
Nov 14, 2012

I love teasers like this one because of the humor!

AND, some of the comments are priceless!!

lorryprior
Nov 14, 2012

I'm new to the site, so it was all new to me. I enjoyed the comments, and didn't feel so bad that I oly got two right. However I did feel some of my answers were not so far off. For Mexican relative I had Mexi- gogh or Tac-gohg. For bird loving cousin how about Jun-gohg.
eamonca*
Nov 14, 2012

How about:

His Mexican cousin? DIE-Gogh
His Great Grandfather who drove a stage coach? GIDDYUP'N'-Gogh

...sometimes you have to keep 'em silly.



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