Jumble Spoiler – 05/24/12

"Woah" sign

“Woah” sign (Photo credit: Dossy)

Visual Description:  A novice hansom carriage cabbie.

BADNL  =  BLAND,  REWYA  =  WEARY,  AHOMLO  =  MOOLAH,  MISTUB  =  SUBMIT   —   Giving us:  AWEOHSMI

Clue/Question:  After being told to stop so many times, the horse thought this.

Answer:  WOAH IS ME  (I’m such a dope sometimes!  It’s not WOAH, it’s WHOA!  Thanks  to Linda, for very nicely pointing this out to me!)   —   YUR

NYC - Central Park: Vis-à-vis Carriage

NYC – Central Park: Vis-à-vis Carriage (Photo credit: wallyg)

(This is one of those maddening Jumbles.  Dude!  You’d have to be born on some other planet not to know that you don’t talk to a horse that way!  It’s like those annoying – generally new – mothers who overly explain why something is “wrong” to their young toddlers.  Yeesh!  All they’re really hearing, especially if it’s not backed up with a stern face and tone, is blah blah blah blah blah!  No matter what language you speak, short emphatic words get the point across much more effectively.  Eventually, the kid will respond to reason and logic, but like with a very young child you have to keep it simple with a horse.  But, I love the cartoon!  I like the hansom carriage rides.  I love horses.  I like and respect PETA, but I often think they go a little too far.  I can understand it if some of their more outrageous demands are more of a negotiations ploy, but I think, by and large, some of their stances just alienate more people than they realize.

No new clue words, today!  I was thinking “moolah” might be, but no.  Every clue word was jumbled well, but I didn’t have to struggle with any of them.  The answer letter layout was great.  Cute cartoon.  Be well, do good and be reasonable . . . within reason, people.)   —   YUR

7 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/24/12”


  1. 1 Anonymous May 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    You get a big DITTO from me !!!!!

  2. 2 Linda May 24, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    My answer is “Whoa” is me

  3. 3 unclerave May 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Whoa!!! What the heck was I thinking??? Of course it’s WHOA, and NOT WOAH! I think I’m in a bit of a fog, today. Thanks for the correction, linnymo!

    — YUR

  4. 4 Lesley May 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    MOOLAH stumped me, but eventually I got it. Cartoon was so funny, and I agree with you, YUR, that kids and animals don’t need a whole lot of blah, blah, blah. I remember from my teaching days the following example. New teachers say, “Now everybody, please settle down. We have to get this grammar lesson started, and you know how important this is in life, so let’s get started before we run out of time before the big state tests…blah, blah, blah.” We experienced teachers would shout one word! Examples: Freeze, People, Halt, Time Out, Whoa!

  5. 5 unclerave May 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    The lady KNOWS her stuff, people! (But, I do whisper sweet nothings to my golden, Ginger! No matter what I say, she thinks I’m brilliant!)

    — YUR

  6. 6 LindaLee May 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Ggggrrrrrr…I’ve been working on this puzzle for a couple of days — and I had moolah –and let it slip away because my little Franklin Spelling Ace said it was not a word. It has now been added to my Franklin data base. And, I saw the answer when I was checking the blog! So I’m moving on. Nice puzzle.

  7. 7 Lesley May 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Oh, YUR, animals and kids do need that quiet approach, also, just not a whole lot of words. 🙂 You are so right! Maybe that’s why I like the Jumble better than crosswords. Fewer words, more meaning!


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