Jumble Spoiler – 08/09/16

English: Ending of the "Looney Tunes"...

English: Ending of the “Looney Tunes” with Porky out the drum Català: Final clàssic dels “Looney Tunes” amb Porky eixint del tambor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Visual Description:  Pork bouillon???

GEHDE  =  HEDGE,  TICHH  =  HITCH,  TCIGHL  =  GLITCH,  ONTONI  =  NOTION   —   Giving us:  HGEHTHGIHNOO

Clue/Question:  Porky Pig’s success made it possible for him to live – – –

Bob Clampett's Looney Tunes Porky Pig intro in...

Bob Clampett’s Looney Tunes Porky Pig intro in 1938–1939 Produced by Leon Schlesinger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Answer:  HIGH ON THE HOG

(Daffy’s got to get himself a better agent!  Or, maybe a better accountant, because he should be pretty close to Porky in stature.  There were no new clue words today, but – surprisingly – all of the jumbles came up as new.  I didn’t have any trouble getting them.  The answer letter layout was pretty nifty.  But, with the great cartoon, and the leading nature of the clue/question, I got the answer immediately.  I always love it when Jeff gives us Looney Tunes characters!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR


6 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 08/09/16”


  1. 1 vnatraj1 August 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I got all the words instantly, but hadn’t heard of the phrase HIGH ON THE HOG before, so it took me a few seconds. I guessed ON THE immediately, and the rest followed after a little thought.

  2. 2 unclerave August 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Probably an American colloquialism, Vijay. — YUR

  3. 3 haliburton76 August 9, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    The phrase definitely springs from USA’s agrarian past, and is said to come from the fact that the part of the pig that’s high off the ground – the loin – is much better to eat than the feet, knuckles, hocks, etc. (Sometimes it’s “high off the hog.”) Very few Americans raise swine anymore, but the phrase “high on the hog” is common, and similar to “in the clover,” “in the chips” and “in high cotton.”

  4. 4 unclerave August 9, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    And, now Vijay has heard straight from the hal’s mouth! — YUR 😉

  5. 5 Damidwesterner August 9, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Well, I don’t live High on the Hog because I have trouble Bringing Home the Bacon. 😀
    NOTION was the only word that gave me pause; had to look at it a number of times. Looney Tunes is always fun.

  6. 6 vnatraj1 August 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks, guys, for the explanation! This blog rocks. 🙂


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