Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/16

Map of USA with Midwest highlighted

Map of USA with Midwest highlighted (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Heritage appreciation.


Clue/Question:  Her mom’s sister had a lot of old furniture, which she considered – – –

Picture of Antiques Village in Tiendesitas

Picture of Antiques Village in Tiendesitas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


(Great pun!  Especially for the more Midwestern types, who pronounce the word like Ant, and not Awnt!  Maybe, for the Awnt people, today’s answer didn’t make as much sense.  I’m an Ant person, so it was no problem for me.  All of today’s clue words are old favorites again, however all of the jumbles came up as new.  I liked Hoyt’s answer letter layout very much.  And, Jeff did a fine job of drawing the venerable furnishings!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

15 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 05/02/16”

  1. 1 vnatraj1 May 2, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    GREAT pun, but one I found REALLY HARD to crack. But I persisted, and I solved it in the end. Took me 3 mins 42 secs. Great job, Jeff and David! My first thought was that the answer had something to do with ANTIQUATED, but couldn’t fit the rest of the letters after ANTI. Then I was totally lost. Finally, I saw that the answer must have to do with mom’s sister …

  2. 2 vnatraj1 May 2, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    UR, if the Awnt people spoke British English, this would make sense. 🙂

  3. 3 jenn May 2, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    UR, I’m Team Ant as well! =)

  4. 4 unclerave May 2, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    Vijay & jenn,

    I get it when the Brits use Awnt, but when Americans pronounce it that way it just sounds kind of affected, to me. But, some in the South pronounce it like Aint! So, some of it is regional, but some of it is a little more . . . deliberate. — YUR

  5. 5 jenn May 3, 2016 at 8:42 am

    UR and Vijay, when I lived in Minnesota, they pronounced ‘aunt’ like ‘awnt’, and every time I heard it, it always gave me pause- like you, it seems a British accent thing!

  6. 6 unclerave May 3, 2016 at 9:13 am

    Wow, jenn! I’ve worked in Minnesota, and I never noticed that! Maybe my regionalism theory is a little spotty, because Minnesota is definitely part of the Midwest! — YUR

  7. 7 jenn May 3, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Say, I checked with my Canadian relatives, and they also are on Team Ant. No British/Minnesotan affectation there. =)

  8. 8 vnatraj1 May 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    I agree, Jenn and UR. A lot of Americans do love the Brit accent and way of speaking, though!

  9. 9 jenn May 4, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Vijay, oh, I love British accents as well! My beloved stepmom is from England, and when I hear someone speaking like her, it just makes me happy! When Madonna uses a British accent, not so much, ha! =D

  10. 10 Jmin May 4, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Another pronouciation is “ahnt” (rhymes with “want”, where the vowel is like in “on” which raises another whole regional accent discussion). Whatever, I can say aunt with 3 different pronunciations.

  11. 12 unclerave May 4, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    But, isn’t this one essentially the same as “awnt”, jim? If there is a difference, it has to be pretty slight. — YUR

  12. 13 MonaG (@Kulmona) May 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I never really thought about the different ways you can pronounce the word “antiques” before! I’ve always been one to pronounce it as “ant”.

  13. 14 unclerave May 6, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    It’s not the pronunciation of “antique”, Mona. It’s the pronunciation of “aunt” that we were talking about. — YUR 🙂

  14. 15 MonaG (@Kulmona) May 7, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Oh, sorry for the misunderstanding 🙂

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