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Natej11
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Hey guys.

This is something silly I think about every now and then. Sort of a cross between a puzzle and a riddle. Tell me the connection and you get +internets!

Galaxy = sausage party
Lavender = California boutique

If you have any word puzzles of your own put them up! They're actually really hard to find so I don't know if I have any more.

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Thought of a few more.

Revelation = molecular physicists celebrating
Lagoon = Pasadena bruiser

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Natej11
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No takers? I didn't think they were that difficult :*(.

How about this one?

Concord = swindler lynching

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Nate, I'm not sure about everyone else, but I've never seen these before. What are we supposed to do with them? Maybe give us an example.
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Natej11
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If I gave you an example it would probably make it too easy [Frown] . I could give you a hint though.

Each single word is a long one, but is it really one word?

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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Maybe this belongs in the Grist for the Mill area?

If I may offer a hint, for some of them, anyway, take the word to the left of the equal sign and treat its syllables as separate words.

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Probably does. I keep on mistaking Open Discussions for a "General" forum :/. Go ahead and move it if you think it doesn't belong.
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I got Concord and Lagoon... but that's it.
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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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Okay. Moving to Grist for the Mill. I'll leave a closed copy of the topic so people will know where to look for the open version.
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Natej11
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If you got Lagoon you've pretty much got another one too.
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Couldn't've gotten any of 'em if it wasn't for Kathleen's hint.
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Natej11
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Services = noble foibles
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Decadent = banged-up record label
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The first time I looked at these I didn't get them at all, but for some reason I understood all of them as soon as I looked at them tonight. Ha!
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quote:
Originally posted by Unwritten:
The first time I looked at these I didn't get them at all, but for some reason I understood all of them as soon as I looked at them tonight. Ha!

I know right? Do it for long enough and every time you see a word bigger than one syllable you'll be pronouncing it differently or breaking it up just for the fun of it.

Or maybe that's just me [Smile] .

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subscribe = underwater writer
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canteen = proactive adolescent
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Exterior=used to cry more
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putrefaction = taking sides in the Zombie Wars
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I can't beleive it took putrefaction for me to get it.

taco = paraeducator business.

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disease = no trouble putting people down

contrail = bad guy's path

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halo = greetings in Heaven
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Passion = share the positivity.
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Does everyone else understand "Galaxy = sausage party"? I don't see what it has to do with sausage.

The rest make sense. Here are a few from me.

Donation = country that achieves
Celebration = famous person's allowance
Ordain = dog from the (U.S.) West Coast
Barbecue = doll's signal to perform

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This one takes a couple leaps.

Gala=party
Xy=male chromosome set
Therefore, party with just dudes, commonly referred to disparagingly as a "total sausage fest," in reference to the preponderance of "wieners" and lack of girls.

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Ooooh, thanks. I kept wondering if "xy" was shorthand for a popular sausage. Now I'm glad I didn't click on any of the links that came up in my web search.

So that I'm contributing with this post, here's a really nerdy puzzle.

Spring = sound of mixing orbitals

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Carbonation = A vegetarian country.
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