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    Word Play

    A#What's the link?

    Iron Mori Romans

    A togs cache

    A Kahal on trots

    Light herself

    A top chafer

    B#Find words in the English language that contain these three letter combinations.

    1) ADQ
    2) EKD
    3) FSP
    4) GNP

    C#8 letter words

    .....yee
    .....egy
    .....lse
    .....com
    .....bet
    .....lel
    .....dee

    D#I have a common English phrase. I feed this phrase into a computer translation program. This translates it into a foreign language then back into English again. Unfortunately, because computers do not understand idiom and sarcasm, the phrase has been changed. It now reads:

    BLIND, INSANITY.

    What was the original phrase?
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    Re: Word Play

    D: <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Out of sight, out of mind </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Word Play

    C:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Employee
    Strategy
    Convulse
    Intercom
    Alphabet
    Parallel
    Attendee</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Word Play

    B:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Headquarters
    Weekday
    Offspring
    Signpost
    </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Word Play

    Correct Stuart. I think I've posted this before but your answer says it all.Any tips on memory loss? Any tips on memory loss?
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    Re: Word Play

    B1 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>HEADQUARTER(S)</font color=yellow></span hi>
    B2 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>WEEKDAY</font color=yellow></span hi>

    B4 <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>SIGNPOST</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Word Play

    I had a really good tip on memory loss, but I can't remember it any more.

    StuartR

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    Re: Word Play

    > Hostes alienigeni me abducxerunt. Qui annus est?

    2004 Anno domini

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    Re: Word Play

    D) I knew a different version of this one (an urban legend?) - the foreign language was Russian, and the outcome was INVISIBLE IDIOT (with the same original phrase)

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    Re: Word Play

    I think that describes me perfectly.
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    Re: Word Play

    My favourite of these was the phrase "The vodka was good but the meat was rotten".

    There was another in a SciFi novel, I forget which one, where hydraulic rams ended up as water sheep.

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    Re: Word Play

    I know you are good, but is yahoo testis!
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    Re: Word Play

    It was my last novel - You Can Take A Lamb To Water But You Can't Make It ....
    Sorry. I've forgotten what I was saying.
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    Re: Word Play

    I am now <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20> or maybe you are <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Word Play

    I try to sustain a permanent state of confusion. It makes life more interesting. Your mention of hydraulic rams and water sheep conjured up thoughts of Philip K Dick.
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