What's In A Name?

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, May 1, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I looked on the net to see if I could find a new game for us. I found Jan Ken
    Pon which was reportedly Rocks, Paper, Scissors in Japanese. Don't think
    it's computer compatible though.

    Also found this suggestion. Write out your full name. Then construct
    a sentence starting each word with the letters in your name. Well, we
    probably don't want to put our names on the board, but we can use
    random or famous names. To wit:

    Bill Todd
    But I love Lucy too only Donald doesn't.

    Or Goldie Hawn
    Gosh, Orville let David Iverson eat his amazing walnut nougat.

    Tom H Smith
    Two old men had seen Marge in the Honda.

    We could also try anagrams per GB's suggestion. Some folks seem
    to be able to do them lickety split. Takes me a while.

  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I'm working on this one but haven't come up with anything yet. Maybe my mind is too tired! :) GB
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kiddo

    Just got back from the Amelia Earhart library in North Hollywood.
    There are about 77 branch libraries. Only a few are open on
    Sunday. We checked out 8 or 9 books. I bought 5 paperbacks
    for a quarter @. Our local branch only charges a dime, but
    their books are frequently beat up. Sometimes sans cover.

    Anybody who can do all those alphabetic sentences you did, can
    play this game. Of course, one sometimes has to amend the
    sentence to get a friendlier letter or two.

    George Putnam (Amelia's husband).
    Growing early orange raisins greatly encouraged Paul's upping the
    numbers again, Molly.

    Well, I'll keep looking around the net for some sorta inspiration.
    Try anagrams?

  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hope ya feel better soon, GB. My mind went south years ago. Today
    I asked Gordon to see if he could find my sunglasses under the car seat.
    Of course I was holding them in my hand at the time. Uff-da!

    OK, Kids. Here are the rules. See what smaller words you can find in
    the words below. A word must have at least 2 letters; proper nouns
    are OK. Add some words to the list yourself. The first 3 are examples,
    but there are still a few more words that can be found.

    1 Sunglasses: glass; snug; lens.
    2 Bandicoot: dab; cot.
    3 Puzzledly: dupe; Pezz (as in candy).

    4 Iodine:
    5 Squeezing:
    6 Physiques:

    7 Dearie:
    8 Agouti:
    9 Welcome:

    Start your engine a
    nd have at it.
  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    1. Sunglasses: (glass, snug, lens) sass, lass, lasses, as, sasses, sale, sales, ale, sun, glasses, glue, glues, slug, lug, lugs, lane, lanes, ales, assess, luge, luges, use, uses, gun, guns, gnu, gnus, slugs, gale, gales, gel, gels, angle, angles, angel, angels.

    2. Bandicoot: (dab, cot) bad, ban, bandit, boot, band, bat, bait, boon, bacon, and, ant, aid, anti, coot, con, cod, coat, don, dont, dot, din, dit, dab, obi, boo, boot, ton, tan, tab, taboo, tin, bin, bit, bid, boat.

    3. Puzzledly: (dupe, pez) pule, pled, puzzle, puzzled, led, lye, duel, dull, dully, duly, yule, zed, yell, ell.

    4. Iodine: don, doe, done, dine, din, den, deli, die, dole, olden, old, ode, one, ion, eon, end, iode, nile, oden, idle, nod, node, noel, endo, nil, lend, lode, line, lion, leo, lone, lein.
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  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Name Game:

    Amy Grant
    Amelia might yet get rescued, although not tonight.

    Les Paul
    Liz Ellises son Pat ate uncooked lobsters.

    Tom Hanks
    The Oriental model has a new kimono sash.
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Gadzooks! Or as we say in Anagram Land, adz, good, zoo, kazoo,
    god, dog, so, do, ado, oak. Even more if you add "s" to some of these.

    As Michelangelo once said to his assistant, GB, (his assistant was
    named Giuseppe Baldini), "No need to fetch a boulder when a
    few marble chips will do."

    I guess you got some of your energy back. Yes, put up some words
    and we'll try anagramming. Here's another name puzzle.

    Harry Potts.
    Howard ate red radishes yesterday producing outrageous tummy
    troubles Saturday.


  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Poor Howard, I feel for him! :)

    I'm still trying to figure out what the quote to Giuseppe is about. Explain, please.
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB
    I see we were doing it again. And even now we are again doing it.
    Gadzook again!

    I love your alphabetical names sentences. Too bad we can't make
    money at this. With regard to the kimono, I understand it is
    called an "obi". A Metropolitan opera soprano who was famous for
    her interpretation of Madame Butterfly heard that a young singer
    with a rather small voice was going to sing the role. Even though
    Butterfly is supposed to be a delicate teenager, the music requires
    a strong voice that can be heard over the orchestra.

    The older soprano reportedly said, "I advise her to hid a microphone
    in her obi."

    With regard to "no need to fetch a boulder", I meant you didn't need
    to knock yourself out with a veritable avalanche of words. Oops!
    Just got another notice that somebody else is posting here. I wonder
    who it could be. Hey! Good lyrics for a song.

  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Gadzooks: (good, zoo, kazoo, dog, so, do , ado, oak) goods, zoos, kazoos, dogs, oaks, sod, sods, soda, sodas, Zod.

    5. Squeezing: zing, zings, gin, gins, sin, ins, see, sine, seen, queen, queens, nee, use.

    6. Physiques: sue, use, sues, uses, pus, sup, shy, shies, ship, ships, hip, hips, quip, quips, spy, spies, pie, pies, she, hype, hypes.

    7. Dearie: dear, dare, die, dire, aerie, air, are, ear, are, ade, aid, aide, deer, reed, arid, rid, ride, raid, reed.

    8. Agouti: gout, out, got, gat, gait, tag, tog, goat, oat, ago, toga, ait.

    9. Welcome: come, cow, wee, Lome, mole, owe, owl, cowl, low, lee, eel, Elmo, cowel, mow, ewe, wee, mew, mewel.
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  11. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Sakes Alive, GB! You got words I never done heard of. I read that people who
    really have COD spell it "CDO" because that's alphabetical.

    Just tried to post on the Chit Chat board. We were making the transition to
    a new thread. I got all confusiated. Was typing on the wrong board. It's all
    too much as somebody said. Actually probably millions of somebodies. I
    believe I will go lie down and read one of the new paperbacks I bought for
    a quarter at the library yesterday.

    Hope ya have a good day.

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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Anagram Game, words to ponder:

    1. Muliply

    2. Proverbial

    3. Difficulty

    4. Electoral
  13. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Name Game:

    Monty Hall
    Mark's only note to Yvette had a lotta laughs.

    Will Rogers
    When, it looks like rain, Orville gives everyone rubber shoes.

    Ann Flood
    Alice needs new flowers, like orchids or dahlias.
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    GB, your sentences are beautiful. They flow so naturally nobody would
    suspect they really artificial. Remind me of the song Artificial Flowers
    from a Broadway musical by Harnick and Bock. (The show was not
    a success, unlike their Fiddler On The Roof and Fiorello.)

    OK, let me look for some anagrams.

    Multiply-tip, ply, lip, yup, lit, pit, yum, my, pull, putty, till, pulp.

    Proverbial-proverb, verb, probe, vial, reap, vap, pal, lap, bop, pie, ape.

    Difficulty-cult, if, iffy, lid, cuff, cut, cud, tic, fly, flu, duty.

    Electoral-tor, rot, ort, real, late, later, oral, tree, cereal, lot, roe, toe.

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  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Good anagramming!
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Thank you. Here's a quartet 4 you, GB.

    1 Unicorns

    2 Cogitate

    3 Bamboozled

    4 Metaphors


  17. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    1. Unicorns: corn, nor, son, con, iron, irons, ion, cor, sic, scorn, roc, sin, ins, sun, urn, sin, run, coin, sic.

    2. Cogitate: cog, cot, cote, cat, get, got, tag, tog, ate, eat, tea, tat, tot, gate, goat, toe, oat, tote, act, ace, ait, toga, ice, ego, age, ago, ego.

    3. Bamboozled: Bam, boom, boob, bode, bold, blame, blamed, boo, booed, booze, boozed, bole, bad, bade, blaze, blazed, bed, bled, blood, blade, bomb, bombed, babe, bald, amble, abed, able, abled, lable, labled, lob, loam, lamb, lame, lobe, lade, lead, laze, lab, ooze, oozed, old, oboe, abode, moo, mob, mode, mooed, mole, mad, made, meal, mead, mood, maze, male, bale, baled, bleed, zed, zoo, zeal.

    4. Metaphors: met, meat, map, maps, mate, morph, , mat, mop, more, smore, sap, sate, seat, sop, sat, set, sot, shop, staph, shore, ore, rose, phase, phrase, ash, apt, tap, top, tam, tom, tear, tare, ear, era, are, tar, star, store, stare, toe, tea, sore, some, stop, soap, stop, pore, par, pot, pat, spat, spate, spot, shot, shoe, thor, tape, mop, mope, tamp, amp, she, her, hers, hop, hope, hat, hats, hot, home, ham, hem, horse, hear, hare, share, shear, ort, ore, ohm, roam, rope, rot, shot, rote, hate, tore, tome, pram, spam, sham, shame, seam, ate, pate.
    Last edited: May 3, 2016
  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Anagram Words:

    5. Typhoon

    6. Meteor

    7. Hysteria

    8. Misery

    (I'm going to post words of no more than 8 letters, on Text Twist they use 6-letter words but 8 seems ok.) ?
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, GB
    5 Hoop, hop, top, no, oh, to, too, toon, ton, toy,
    hoot, not, tho.

    6 Meet, me, more, met, rot, tor, teem, tree, tremor,
    Rome, Reo (car), emo.

    7 Her, his, heat, hat, hate, the, their, rate, stir,
    stair, tis, sate, sit, rye, year, yes, near, neat.

    8 Yes, sir, sire, is, me my, rye, rem, mire, rim.

    Plus some words can be plurals.

    Impressive lists you compiled. Any length of word is OK w/ me.
    You can post the whole alaphebet if you like. LOL

  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    ok. abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz. :)
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