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

 

Puzzle ID:#25144
Fun:**** (3.16)
Difficulty:** (1.95)
Category:Language
Submitted By:tamjpAus*****

 

 

 



The following phrases are colloquialisms, idioms or proverbs that are written in their literal, and rather complicated form. Can you uncover their true meanings and solve this teaser?

Example: "Don't place the two wheeled vehicle in a position preceding the equine mammal," is the proverb "Don't put the cart before the horse."

1. Positive aesthetic appeal is solely the equivalent of the thickness of the epidermis.

2. The ground covering of slender leaved plants is always a more vibrant hue of a common secondary color in the proximity of the opposite surface of a structure serving as a boundary.

3. Produce the sound of sharp tapping by striking blows to a processed piece of secondary xylem from a large perennial plant.

4. The gyre that emanates shrill sounds receives the viscous lubricant.


Answer

1. Beauty is only skin deep.

2. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

3. Knock on wood.

4. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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Comments

ErIn_RuLeS*us*
Aug 07, 2005

that was hard!! but very intellegent!! i like that! keep them coming
froggyggAus*
Aug 07, 2005

I love these! I really enjoy figuring them out and got them all!
MAroxmysoxonice**
Aug 07, 2005

i love this kind of teaser!!! i never figure them out but...... great job!!!!
thecowancannons**
Aug 08, 2005

good teaser
i didnt get the answer though...............
craziigurl1105*
Aug 08, 2005

I got 1.....

but great teaser! I love these! Keep them coming!
(user deleted)
Aug 08, 2005

Awesome teaser! I got all but the last one... Keep it up!
nathaliaAjm*
Aug 09, 2005

Good one. Keep them coming
rennebelle*
Aug 10, 2005

i managed to get 2-- loved this teaser!
Master_YodaAus*
Aug 10, 2005

mister fancy pants language. lol just kidding i loved it
tamjpAus*
Aug 11, 2005

I am emensely jubilant and overjoyed that upon deciphering this literary puzzle I created you did indeed experience similar positive complex emtional responses.

Translation
I liked making it and I am glad you all liked it!!
sweetime**
Aug 15, 2005

really enjoyed it tam, but "viscious grease"? why was the oil angry/violent? or am i having another blonde day?
CPlusPlusMan*us*
Aug 20, 2005

It's not that type of viscous...

Viscous is a liquid's resistance to flow.
Vicious is mean, rabid, cruel, etc.
Yes, very confusing...

Anyways, good job on the teaser. These are much harder than mine! Good job!
tamjpAus*
Aug 22, 2005

Thank you for explaining that for sweet.

Thank you. I used terrible grammar, however.

Thanks again for the inspiration
sweetime**
Aug 23, 2005

lol - i was having a blonde day, didn't even spot the lack of the "i" in viscious when i wrote the comment *sigh*
i take it all back tam - well done!!
tamjpAus*
Aug 25, 2005

No worries.
Thanks again
tigersheltonAus*
Aug 30, 2005

Love this one! Intelligent. Way to go!
tamjpAus*
Sep 05, 2005

Thank you!
michelle3617Aus*
Dec 14, 2005

very good
choptlivvaAus*
Mar 19, 2006

Excellent!!!
nightowl19*us*
Jun 20, 2006

That was so cool! Please make some more, because that was way too much fun!
StormyEyesAus*
Jun 20, 2006

Whoa baby, very fun! Very hard, but very fun. I actually let out a cry of triumph for getting one of them correct...
tamjpAus*
Sep 05, 2006

wow! Glad this one is still being enjoyed after all this time. I hope to get Braingling and crank out some new fun soon.
MalcolmReynoldsAus*
Nov 24, 2006

Heh.. liked this. I would say it was too easy, but I think if it was any harder it would be too hard. Which doesn't make sense...
tamjpAus*
Jun 29, 2008

dude! it has been so long that I couldn't get #3! On my OWN TEASER!! LOL
Whoah! I need to Braingle more



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