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Call Knee?

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

 

Puzzle ID:#37149
Fun:*** (2.72)
Difficulty:** (1.84)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:LeafFan4life*

 

 

 



The...
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knee

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knee

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Answer

The 13 colonies (Call on knee). The 13 colonies rebelled against the British Empire which began the American Revolutionary War.
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Comments

coltonr1Aus*
Jun 29, 2007

That was a Great Teaser!
Panther91Aus*
Jun 29, 2007

I didn't get it I saw the answer, then I was like Duh! should've figured it out. Anyway, great job!
LeafFan4life*
Jun 29, 2007

thanks guys
villageofmanyAus
Jun 29, 2007

Cute one!
boodlerAgb*
Jun 29, 2007

Once I had counted 13 call-on-knees, it all fell into place!
AlanJSus*
Jun 29, 2007

Good one
SmeraldinaAus*
Jun 29, 2007

I really enjoyed this teaser, LeafFan. Thanks!
LeafFan4life*
Jun 29, 2007

thanks everyone
FutureMDAus*
Jun 29, 2007

I really enjoyed this brain teaser. I should have gotten it quicker- my whole year in Social Studies was American History.
HarryPutter*ca*
Jun 29, 2007

cool teaser leaf
drussel3*us*
Jun 29, 2007

Very Creative
feste*
Jul 01, 2007

Loved it. Figured so many of them meant something and the 13 didn't stump me for long. Loved it.
sports_freakc*
Jul 01, 2007

that is stupid i whant my penny back(jk i luved it)
tintiniscoolAus*
Jul 01, 2007

Wow Leaf fan, I am impressed. This is by far one of the greatest rebuses that I have ever seen. You should be so proud of yourself!
cooltigerr1Aus*
Jul 02, 2007

haha good one
soccermissy29A*
Jul 03, 2007

good teaser!!! I actually got it which means Im getting better!!! Good job on this one!!!
guitargirl55
Jul 13, 2007

I was confused until i looked at the anwser. I would never have guessed that
LeafFan4life*
Jul 20, 2007

thanks everyone i really appreciate it
cloughmeAws*
Jul 30, 2007

Clever!
Trishgal*us*
Jul 30, 2007

I really liked that . Had me confused for a minute , but that isn't hard but when I got it , it really felt good. THX I hated history.
coltonr1Aus*
Jul 30, 2007

Awesome Teaser of the day! Very good TOTD selection.
grams60Aus*
Jul 30, 2007

hey, I got it! I usually can not solve these teasers. but at last one I could get. Thank you for great teaser of the day.
leftclickAau*
Jul 30, 2007

Hmmm, it must be an American pronunciation thing. In Australia we would never say that "colony" starts with "call" - "colony" is pronounced "COLL-on-nee" but "call" is pronounced "CAWL" - totally different sounds!
leftclickAau*
Jul 30, 2007

Does that mean you guys make "caller" and "collar" into homophones?
bradon182001*us*
Jul 30, 2007

I got it, but wasn't positive I had right answer until I read the hint. I have to agree with Leftclick tho. Maybe 13 cow knees would work.Good rebus.
puttumupus*
Jul 30, 2007

i should have got it great teaser
4princessesus*
Jul 30, 2007

I got this teaser!!! I liked it too. It was clever. And as far as the pronunciation of call, it seems it really depends on where you are from. For the most part in the U.S., we pronounce call as "cawl"
leftclickAau*
Jul 30, 2007

I don't think it's the pronunciation of "call" that changes, but that of "coll" (in collar or colony). To me, the "o" in these words is pronounced short, nothing like the long "a" in call.
doeheadAus**
Jul 30, 2007

Pretty easy if you counted the lines
i_lov_jordan07*
Jul 30, 2007

Too easy! I got it when I counted 13 Call Knees.
2ndhandroseca*
Jul 30, 2007

I flunked history in school.
I counted 13 Call Knees. Didn't
clue in to Colonies. I looked at hint & gave up cause it was US
history. (I'm Canadian)Gave up too easily

Very Good Though when I read the
answer. I liked it.
Clever!
masquerademe235*us*
Jul 30, 2007

did not get it! excellent teaser!
GrandmaB*
Jul 30, 2007

Mumbling it to myself several times revealed it.
Very creative!
avonmaAus*
Jul 30, 2007

I got it! That was fun. Thanks.
Hey, "Grandma B" - I'm a grandma B., too. And I was muttering 13 call knee over a couple of times until I figured it out, too. I completely missed the call "ON" knee hint, though.
Harmony_GirlAus*
Jul 30, 2007

Very creative teaser. I love it!
ThrashmeisterAus*
Jul 30, 2007

Once I figured there were thirteen of them, it immediately clicked into place. Very easy, but still, quite clever.
mommy6399Aus*
Jul 30, 2007

Welcome to the English Language!! Very cute!!
mondayschild59Aus*
Jul 30, 2007

I got this one right for a change. Thanks for the post.

Monday~
katjojoAus*
Jul 30, 2007

Yeah I Got It!!!
bestgirl*
Jul 30, 2007

Nice one.
happyhakAen*
Jul 30, 2007

Nice!
volleyballchikAus*
Jul 30, 2007


oh my god, i never would have quessed that!
aprildawnAus*
Jul 30, 2007

way 2 easy, but good one...keep up the good work
jacstop*
Jul 30, 2007

The best part about this one was that it wasn't a rebarfed teaser from 2003 and 2005!
It was also cool and I got it when I read the first one and saw so many below it
shawnbseAus*
Jul 30, 2007

took me a few minutes but i finally figured it out
speedqueenkmwAus*
Jul 30, 2007

didn't care for this one
BrockAus*
Jul 30, 2007

That was great going in my favs
jabdrAus*
Jul 30, 2007

I enjoyed it. Once I counted the 13 call on knees, I tried to make it harder, thinking it couldn't be so basic.....but it was.......
mosca*us*
Jul 30, 2007

Great teaser! Brilliant rebus! It took some thinking though. I was looking and saying, "Call over knee?" "Knee under call?" "Call on knee?" Hot dawg! Colony. Yup, there's 13 of them!
breathesunshineAus*
Jul 30, 2007

Had to think for a minute but got it in the end. Fun one!
isis528Aus*
Jul 31, 2007

Read it at first and counted; didn't get it until i said it out loud. Strange pronunciation, smiled after i heard myself. Love these rebuses, or is it
rebi?
lmurray*cn*
Jul 31, 2007

FAR FROM BRILLIANT, JUST PLAIN EASY!
shawneeo*us*
Jul 31, 2007

no way.





But, really, it was good! But I just have to agree with the others above. I never would've gotten it without the hint, because "call" pronounced "kawl" or almost like "coal", isn't the same as "caw" that rhymes with "paw". I would've expected it to be caw/knee if it was "colonies", so without the hint I never would've guessed that.

It's a great idea though. In my obviously humble, , opinion, (is he kidding? humble? ) (shaddup), I think if you changed the "call" to "caw", the teaseer would still be just as hard, but would also be PERFECT! It IS a BRILLIANT idea, it really is! Thanks for the teaser, Leaf!

leftclickAau*
Jul 31, 2007

Really, I think shows how hard it is to write these kinds of teasers because accents are different everywhere! ...and it's hard to explain pronunciation using text
DreamchaserAus*
Jul 31, 2007

groaaaaan great one leaf
Jamerican_Gurljm*
Jul 31, 2007

good one
siskiu*
Aug 03, 2007

(user deleted)
Aug 10, 2007

the 13 colonies. really really fu(copyright symbol)king obvious.
BarticusAus*
Oct 30, 2007

In most US dialects "call-on-knee" and "colony" are very close in pronunciation. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot-caught_merger

Historical nit: The term "thirteen colonies" is a retronym. At the first Continental Congress there was no attempt to count them, because some colonies contained others. By the time of the second Continental Congress (Declaration of Independence) it was the "the thirteen united States of America".
Jimbo*au*
Nov 19, 2008

I think that ":e :e :e :e..." etcetera would have been a much better way of representing this. Even so, this is an example of one of those many US style teasers on Braingle where if you are not an American you have little chance of recogniSing the "common phrase".



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