Posts Tagged 'Codes'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/23/17

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Being an MP is the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children  –  clean, indoors and no heavy lifting.”   —   Diane Abbott

(Goddamn Limeys!  LOL!  My heritage is about half English, so – I claim that – I can speak this way!  And, If I can’t?  Too friggin’ bad.  This is the first Diane Abbott quote, since I’ve been posting the spoilers.  She’s not Theresa May, or Maggie Thatcher, or Q.E.II, so what would I know of this woman?  Rebecca Kornbluh isn’t British, is she???  I’m sure most of you know why I’m griping.  The third “word” in the quote *could* have been:  MP, QP, UP, XP or ZP.  Seeing as it followed the word “an”, English language “logic” would dictate that it would either be MP, UP – as in the word “up” – or XP.  You can safely rule out QP and ZP.  In “Murica” MP stands for Military Police, which is definitely not a clean, indoor kind of job.  We don’t say MC for Member of Congress, or MS for Member of the Senate, so MP, other than military police, means pretty much nothing to us Yanks!  I think Rebecca is dragging up quotes that throw conventional English language logic out on its ear!  Just to make them more challenging.  Just like that dopey Jewish Proverb from a couple of days ago, where the first and third sentences were needlessly in the form of a question, despite the fact that they both start with “THE”.  The quote stands on its own, even without the questioning inflection, so what’s the point?  LOL!  Maybe, in some ways, we threw down the challenge gauntlet.  And, she’s picked it up, and is running with it.  She’s giving us quotes that play fast and loose with conventional wisdom.  Let’s just live and learn.  These challenges are good for our brain synapses!  LOL.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/22/17

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Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium.  It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.”   —   Berenice Abbott

(Our very first Berenice Abbott quote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It seems she was quite the photographer, and she lived to the ripe old age of 93!  She was born regular old Bernice, but added the classic middle E, during some point in her life.  I guess it made her name look more regal and classy, as it is the original spelling of the name.  Another something that I had not been aware of.  The Cryptoquote goes a long way to teaching me something new every day!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler(?) 06/21/17

(Okay!  Now, THIS is a formal request for help!  I’m looking at today’s Cryptoquote, but I simply cannot get started.  With the question marks, I wrote down WHO, WHAT, WHEN WHERE, and WHY, but the first four can’t possibly be the first word.  So, WHY, HOW, ARE , ONE, and CAN come to mind, but I can’t seem to make any of them work with the rest of the quote.  Art and hal are usually my go to guys with tough Cryptoquotes, but I will accept hints from anyone!  Many thanks.)     YUR

(I just received some much needed help on this one.  Please see below.)   —   YUR

The stone fell on the pitcher?  Woe to the pitcher.  The pitcher fell on the stone?  Woe to the pitcher.”   —   Jewish Proverb

(Please see my reply to hal.   I’m done for a while, folks.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/20/17

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The Summer night is like a perfection of thought.”   —   Wallace Stevens

(As long as it’s not too hot, and the humidity is low!  I thought that he might be new to the Cryptoquote, but it seems that at least one of his quotes has been used before.  WordPress should link it to an earlier spoiler.  Seems like he was a good egg!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR 

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/19/17

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The information you get from social media is not a substitute for academic discipline at all.”   —   Bill Nye

(Yeah.  I think I saw someone post this on Facebook before.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/18/17

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No small art it is to sleep; it is necessary to keep awake all day for that purpose.”   —   Nietzsche

(He must’ve said this as a young man, because I can nap once, or twice, a day and still sleep at night . . . just fine.   Be well and do good, friends.  Happy Father’s Day!)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 06/17/17

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A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.”   —   Frank A. Clark

(We often feel like we haven’t accomplished much in life.  But then, we look at our children . . . and smile.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

 


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