(Good) Jumble Spoiler – 05/15/10

Visual Description:  Kids teasing a downed ice skater.

NIFIS  =  FINIS,  WARLC  =  CRAWL,  CADAFE  =  FACADE,  ENBOCK  =  BECKON   —   Giving us:  FSRWACECK

Clue/Question:  When the ice skater fell, the result was a . . .

Answer:  FEWCRACKS

(Wow!  “FACADE”, “BECKON” and especially “FINIS”.  I know some purists are going to complain about “FINIS”.  Sure, it’s French.  But “FACADE” is also of French origin.  The English language is far from being pure.  It’s constantly changing, and adapting to the ever-changing socio-cultural environment.  Like the one guy was saying.  Don’t take this too seriously.  Just have fun with it.)   — YUR

4 Responses to “(Good) Jumble Spoiler – 05/15/10”


  1. 1 di May 16, 2010 at 3:36 am

    yur– btw and fyi facade and finis are latin origin — according to my 03 dictionary– thanks for ur daily posted solutions!! di

  2. 2 Vadalia May 16, 2010 at 10:44 am

    The “finis” got me. It was the first word I came up with, but I dismissed it. Thought I would sleep on it. Then, I turned to you, as I always do when I am stuck. Thanks! Vadalia

  3. 3 unclerave May 16, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    di,

    I can’t REALLY argue with that. French IS one of the Romance Languages, which were derived from the original Latin. But English is NOT a Romance Language, so “facade” and “finis” entered the English vernacular via French, even if France *originally* got the words from Latin. Thanks for the thanks!

    YUR

  4. 4 unclerave May 16, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    You are very welcome, Vadalia! I once knew a Vadalia. It may have been a slightly different spelling though. You wouldn’t happen to be in Quality and Assurance testing, would you?

    YUR


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