A Conversation for Word Gymnastics!

Wheel of Fortune

Post 21

Roundley The Terminator

Now that I know how to pronounce Cedillia, I'll say thanks--good word. I also like p in pharynx, or phalanx, even though I previously said that as it's a conventional pronounciation it doesn't play enough. See, I'm phickle.

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 22

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Then there's

H as in Yuman (which I head on the Fottie commentary last night "Michael Owen is Yuman after all..." smiley - biggrin)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 23

Roundley The Terminator

Hmmmmm...an especially nice suggestion.

It occurs to me that we've also missed an obvious approach. Many other readers will be much better at this than me, as I'm not a native Cockney speaker but...

R as in Frog
K as in Tin
F as in Boat
...
etc.

Here is a real world of opportunities!

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 24

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

S as in apple....


Wheel of Fortune

Post 25

Platypus 2

W as in trouble
S as in bag


Wheel of Fortune

Post 26

Tamara's another day

OK I'm thick. Can someone explain the last few entries.


Wheel of Fortune

Post 27

Platypus 2

Cockney Ryhming slang
apple and pears = stairs therefore s as in apple
trouble & strife = wife
bag of fruit = suit smiley - smiley


Wheel of Fortune

Post 28

Tamara's another day

smiley - doh R as in frog and k as in tin have still got me though.(understand boat race - face !!)
smiley - cheers


Wheel of Fortune

Post 29

Roundley The Terminator

Sorry, I meant to get back to you earlier.

Frog and Toad - Road
Tin Lid - Kid

There's actually an article somewhere on H2G2 about Cockney Ryhming. I'd link to it, but there's too much learning curve for me on that. Try under Life, English, etc.

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 30

Thorfin Skullsplitter, berserk warrior (1+6)*(1+7-2+0)=42

I was reading through this whole string and saw that someone put down T as in tsunami, but then wasn't sure if it was right. The word comes from Japanese, and they pronounce the T, but it is a common American/British tradition to pronounce words as we so choose no matter what the actual pronunciation may be. Even though most Americans/Brits pronounce it su-na-mi it is actually tsu-na-mi. Just thought I'd alleviate any confusion, goodbye.


Wheel of Fortune

Post 31

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

As I thought - cheers Thorfin....


Wheel of Fortune

Post 32

Existential Elevator

How about c as in 'chaos'<?>
W as in 'why'

Or how about defining the letter<?> C as in 'large stretch of water', or am I just being silly now<?>


Wheel of Fortune

Post 33

Roundley The Terminator

Excellent further suggestions, thanks.

I especially like the "large body of water."

:o)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 34

Existential Elevator

smiley - biggrin thanks!

B as in a black and white-striped winged insect that makes a large buzzing sound.


Wheel of Fortune

Post 35

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Y as in What for?


Wheel of Fortune

Post 36

Platypus 2

P as in small green round thing

You know the ones I mean
" I eat my P's with honey
I've done it all my life
It makes the P's taste funney
but it keeps tham on my knife..."

Spike Milligan (i think)


Wheel of Fortune

Post 37

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

Almost certainly the milligoon....

How about S as in Centipede...


Wheel of Fortune

Post 38

Existential Elevator

'L' as in 'go and burn in' smiley - winkeye


Wheel of Fortune

Post 39

Argon0 (50 and feeling it - back for a bit)

L as in Lift... (smiley - erm no that's right......)

L as in Elevator


Wheel of Fortune

Post 40

Existential Elevator

*beams proudly*

That's me!

'T' as in a nice hot cuppa...


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