Join Diane, MotherOwl, Mimi and me as we work our magic, turning puzzles into poetry. You can leave your poem in the comments or post on your own blog; if you do the latter, please leave a comment so we can find you and your poem. Use the topic, or choose another; the idea is to have fun and exercise our brains.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: I'm not a mathy person.
It's fine if you are a mathy person. More power to those who enjoy numbers and have an aptitude for them.
But that's not me. I'm a word person.
So it would be easy to guess what interests me in the realm of puzzles.
(Once again, I'm illustrating my poem with pictures, with the hope that you will not notice how short my poem is.)
How To Entertain Me
my solution to Sudoku puzzles
This pile of stuck-together blocks will, theoretically, fit together to form a cube. Unfortunately, that remains theoretical when it's in my paws.
But -- wordplay?
I say Yay!
please ignore the fact that one of the obvious words you can make with these tiles is "smut" -- Pixabay beggars can't be choosers
And a pun?
Oh, what fun!
This seems like a good time to break out all the puns and wordplay memes I've been collecting.
And because there are a couple of regular readers here whose first language is not English, I've put some notes under the pictures to explain the jokes. I hope that helps. I think wordplay must be very difficult in a second (or third or fourth) language. It was even difficult to explain some of these, I found. If you're not having fun reading, feel free to ignore them! This is supposed to be enjoyable :)
escapea (escaped pea) = escapee (one who escapes)
boulder (a large rock) = bolder
stock = soup base; laughing stock = someone who is the subject of a joke; humerus (arm bone) = humorous
Alpacalypse = Apocalypse (and while llamas and alpacas are not the same thing, they look enough alike that it makes the joke work)
90 degrees = a right angle in geometry = a corner
alterNEIGHtor = alterNAtor (car part)
I think this one explains itself . . . I think
helium = heal 'em (heal them); curium = cure 'em; barium = bury 'em
open toad = open-toed (like a sandal)
hay = hey; and that's a roll of hay kitty is sitting on, and, well, it's kind of a dumb joke, isn't it?
"end construction" really means "end OF construction", but "End Construction" is also the kind of thing you would see on a protest sign, too
... puffin (for everybody who's not familiar with this bird) - a play on the phrase "huffing and puffing"
giddyup is what you say to a horse to make him go; also, giddyup = get up
shift is a key but it's also a word for the hours you spend at a job
explains itself, I think
mustache (see kitty's white mustache?) sounds like "must ask"
this time, toad = towed
explains itself, I think (a Roomba is an automatic vacuum cleaner that moves around by itself)
plethora literally means "a lot"
"rain, dear"= reindeer, that guy above with the antlers
. . . and that something is a nose!
"in a nutshell (acorn)" = a short explanation
stuffed = full because they ate so much AND stuffed with stuffing
stables = where horses are kept; this is meant to sound like the phrase "the tables have turned", meaning something now is happening the opposite to the way it used to be
Toucan (the name of this bird) = two can
an oying = annoying
a Yamaha is a brand of motorcycle
For more puns and corny jokes I've posted in the past, see here and here.
And for even more puns, go here.
Hope your week is filled with hahahahas -- or at least a chuckle or two.