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Old 11-16-2003, 08:43 PM   #1
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Sting The Gaffer's Mixed-up Proverbs

Estelyn came up with a great idea, which is now a new feature on the site: The Gaffer's Mixed-up Proverbs. We hope you enjoy it!
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Old 11-17-2003, 02:13 AM   #2
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Wow, so cool! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Can't wait for the next one.

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Old 11-17-2003, 02:42 AM   #3
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I like it a lot!
I got 16 out of 20 the first time, not that bad me thinks...
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Old 11-17-2003, 02:50 AM   #4
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Gaffer's proverbs rock...Are there going to be more? If so when?
(NB this is my first ever posting so I don't know if I worked it right)
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Old 11-17-2003, 07:21 AM   #5
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Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!Estelyn Telcontar has reached the Cracks of Doom and destroyed the Ring!
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Welcome to the Downs, Elrond the Younger! Your first post is just fine, and of course I'm happy to hear that you and others are enjoying the mixed-up proverbs. Actually, I like the 'wrong' combinations - some of them are quite funny! I am planning more, but you may have to wait a bit; with so much happening movie-wise within the next days and weeks, I'll be busy on the Movies forum. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the other games on the main site and/or reading around and posting here on the forum.
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Old 11-17-2003, 09:46 AM   #6
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Oh, great Estelyn! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] I like the wrong combinations better than the right ones a lot of the time... For example "Its the job thats never started as ends Better." and "At table small men make long delays." [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] Great work!
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Old 11-17-2003, 09:37 PM   #7
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I don't think that 18 out of 20 the first time is bad at all! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] This is an excellent idea!
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Old 11-17-2003, 10:24 PM   #8
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I particularly liked "Where there's a whip there's hope". [img]smilies/evil.gif[/img]

That was fun, Esty. If anyone's curious, I got all correct. First try. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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Old 11-17-2003, 11:46 PM   #9
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Me, too. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] Although..."He that flies pays for all" is quite funny...for me, anyway...oh, well...

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Old 11-19-2003, 04:14 PM   #10
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As English is not my mother language 19 out of 20 is not bad for the first time. But I guess there are many other possibilities as Diamond and Nilpaurion have shown [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

I liked "The burned hand does not glitter" or "Oft evil will may do the greater deeds" or "The wolf that one hears teaches best".

[ November 19, 2003: Message edited by: Balin999 ]
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Old 11-19-2003, 06:17 PM   #11
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Great idea Estelyn.

Took my time and got 20/20. However I have been known to mix up my rhymes and proverbs so I'm not suprised.

Can't wait for the next batch.
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:26 PM   #12
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Yai, I got it all! Though some I had to guess, I made good guesses. It's a fun game, thanks Estelyn, and thanks BW.
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Old 11-22-2003, 11:07 PM   #13
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Wonderful Esty. And I got them all correct, too. Which just goes to show you that I always listened to my ol' Gaffer.
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Old 11-23-2003, 12:28 AM   #14
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Very fun! But, one may ask, what is the dear ol' Gaffer doing quoting orcs, hmm? [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-23-2003, 02:51 AM   #15
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I, too, have also wondered why he was quoting the Orcs...maybe he learned it from his dear ol' Sam while lecturing him about his Ironmongery. I can just hear Sam say, while his dear ol' dad stands over him 'They was righ', you know. Where there's a whip theres a will, 'cept in this case its a tongue instead.'

Good job, though. Hows about using 'The guest who has escaped from the roof will think twice before coming back in by the door.' next time?
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Old 11-23-2003, 07:05 AM   #16
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Thanks for the compliments, everyone, and thanks for the good proverb to use, MQ. That is one I like, and although the next game is already planned, I will certainly use it sometime in the future. You might want to delete it from your post here to make it less easy for others... [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-23-2003, 11:03 AM   #17
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Ah! Very clever, very clever! I did enjoy it, and Tolkien's quotes are wonderful, as are the mixed-up ones. I shall also be waiting for the next one.
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Old 11-26-2003, 07:52 AM   #18
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The Barrow-Wight has put up the next installation of Mixed-Up Proverbs today - hope everyone enjoys the second game! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

(PS - This is my 2222nd post!)

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Old 11-29-2003, 11:49 PM   #19
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Those were a kick. Thanks Estelyn and Barrow Wight.
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Old 12-03-2003, 08:13 PM   #20
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Thanks, Estelyn! I love them! I got 20 out of 20 the first time, and 19 the second time. Not bad at all. "A wild beast cornered is help unlooked for." [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:22 PM   #21
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I got 'em all right, but what I really enjoyed was making silly, incorrect ones.

This was a great idea.
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