Thanksgiving Jumble Spoiler – 2013

Visual Description:  At the end of THE meal.

MULPB  =  PLUMB,  HUBMT  =  THUMB,  TENCIE  =  ENTICE,  RADNOG  =  DRAGON   —   Giving us:  PLBUBTIEDGO

English: PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2008) Capt. Ro...

English: PERSIAN GULF (Nov. 27, 2008) Capt. Robert P. Irelan, commanding officer of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), speaks to Marines and sailors before carving the turkey for the Thanksgiving dinner for Marines and Sailors aboard Iwo Jima. The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Iwo Jima Strike Group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Patrick M. Johnson-Campbell/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Clue/Question:  The Thanksgiving turkey was so good that everyone – – –

English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine,...

English: Thanksgiving Dinner, Falmouth, Maine, USA 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  GOBBLED IT UP

(I’m just wondering if the word “gobble” existed, as a word, prior to someone deciding that turkeys speak in gobbles?  Hmm.  I could look it up, I suppose.  But, I’d rather open it up to my highly intelligent readers!  Who can educate their dear old Uncle on this matter???

Tried and true clue words today.  Only the jumbling of “thumb” was new to me.  Super job on the answer letter layout!  Nothing giving anything away.  Nice, intimate family gathering, Jeff.  That’s it, folks.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving.  Be well, be safe and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


2 Responses to “Thanksgiving Jumble Spoiler – 2013”


  1. 1 LindaLee December 7, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Really, no one took you up on this challenge Unc? Thanksgiving turkey must have had everyone napping. I was totally unavailable. Here’s what I found it loosely boiled down to: verb (used without object) to eat hastily, to swallow or eat greedily, to take eagerly : grab —usually used with up

    . Origin: 1595–1605; probably irregular from gob1 , -le

    And gob runs the gamut — gob:

    0 Noun, lump, large amount origin: middle English, 1st known use 14th century

    0 Chiefly british — mouth

    0 Probably from Scottish gaelic — mouth

    0 Irish — beak, pursed mouth, 1st known use circe 1550

    0 Gob: sailor — origination unknown, first use 1915

    So, mmmmmm LL

  2. 2 unclerave December 8, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Thank you, LindaLee! And, nice to have you back. I hope you enjoyed visiting with family and such.

    It definitely looks like the *word precedes the bird*, thanks to you providing the definition and etymology. Comments have been few and far between lately. Can’t say why. Might have something to do with the condensed holiday season. Everybody is just too busy. Too bad too. I think I’ve done some of my best stuff the past few weeks. The good news is we just hit the 650 mark for *followers*! I think we just got 8 or 9 new ones this past week!

    Hope you’re just about caught up!

    — YUR 🙂


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