Archive for August 17th, 2021

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/17/21

A Line from Linda: Tommy Douglas: The Birth of Medicare

Where people have no dreams and no hopes and aspirations, life becomes dull and a meaningless wilderness.”   —   Tommy Douglas

(It’s been quite a while since we’ve had a good ol’ Tommy Douglas quote!  The world need more men like him!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Colin Moulding, of XTC!

Jumble Spoiler – 08/17/21

slop - definition, etymology and usage, examples and related words

Visual Description:  Urbane Suinae.

OVNYE  =  ENVOY,  SALHS  =  SLASH,  WLOHLO  =  HOLLOW,  GTRIHB  =  BRIGHT   —   Giving us:  OSAHWGH

Clue/Question:  The piglet told his mom he’d taken a bath, but she knew what he said was – – –

51,207 Cartoon Pig Stock Vector Illustration and Royalty Free Cartoon Pig  Clipart

Answer:  HOGWASH

(Why, that’s just nonsense!  The lie was written all over his face.  Most of us are very familiar with the idiom, but probably never thought much about its origins.  It has nothing to do with bathing pigs.  It goes all the way back to the Middle Ages, when they would collect food scraps and runoff from breweries and pubs.  The older it got the stinkier it got.  They would use this funky concoction to feed the pigs.  Wash is another word for swill.  I remember when I went to sleep-away camp they would call this koolaidy/punch drink they served belly wash.  I don’t know if the camp still serves it – it was just flavored sugar water – but I’m sure it beat the heck out of hogwash.

All of the clue words are familiar old friends.  It seems that all of the jumbles are coming up as new though.  No real head scratchers.  The answer letter layout was a slight seven letter jumble.  It was jumbled properly, but the answer was pretty evident.  I think they borrowed this one from Jumble for Kids.

Really cute pig family cartoon though.  The mom has pierced hoop earrings, a full head of hair, and she’s wearing some kind of dress.  It looks like lipstick too!  In typical fashion, the little sister pig is squealing on her lying, filthy brother.  He better hope mom doesn’t go hog-wild on his little pork-butt!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Happy birthday to Gilby Clarke, formerly with Guns N’ Roses!

 


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