Posts Tagged 'syprat'

Jumbler Spoiler – 02/01/12

bad luckVisual Description:  The melancholy Dane . . . in severe pain . . . once again!

PTEMY  =  EMPTY,  CLUGH  =  GULCH,  CIKOEO  =  COOKIE,  SYPRAT  =  PASTRY   —   Giving us:  EMTHCIASR

Clue/Question:  When the actor broke his leg on-stage, they had to . . .

Answer:  RECAST HIM

(Hey, I like it.  A little heavy on the stereotyping.   The director, dressed in black, a beret AND a goatee!  The ham . . . er actor, staying in character . . . and overly emoting!  But, the actress’ comment is a little misleading.  It’s a theater tradition – based on a little superstition – to encourage each other by saying “break a leg”.  It’s a counter-intuitive way to wish your fellow actor “good luck”, without uttering those forbidden words.  For theater people, saying “good luck” is bad luck!  Dancers – at least ballet dancers – hold the same superstition, but they wish each other “merde“.  All the dance terms in ballet are French words, so wishing each other “merde” – French for “shit” – is their counter-intuitive way of saying “good luck”, without them uttering the forbidden words.  She should have said:  I told him “good luck.”  THAT would have caused him “to suffer the  slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” that befell him!  And, you guys thought that your Unclerave only knows the Jumble and Cryptoquote!  Eh?!?!  So, I’m a bit of a know-it-all.  So, sue me!  LOL!  Huh?  What do opera people say to each other?  Beats the “merde” out of me!  I’ve never performed in an opera before.  No new words again, today.  Great jumbling of the clue words, though.  And, the answer letter layout was a thing of beauty.  I just hope that I don’t ever get “recast”.  Once was enough for this guy!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  You Monty Python fans might enjoy clicking on the underlined and highlighted “merde”, up above!     YUR


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