Saturday, December 20, 2008

Saturday Word Play- Mad Gabbing Christmas Titles


I have a new appreciation for the creators of Mad Gab. Creating them is harder than it seems. I've tried my best to Mad Gab some popular Christmas titles. The directions, from playmadgabonline.com are as follows, "The puzzles contain a set of unrelated words. When you read them aloud, they sound like familiar phrases, names, places etc." So, read these words aloud and tell me the Christmas title.

As always, feel free to do all 9 at home, but only answer one in the comment section. That way, at least 9 people will have a chance to play along.

1. TO US THIN I'D BEEF FORK WRIST MISS
2. THIEF ELF IF TEA HEN RABID
3. THUG IF TOUGH THEM MADGE EYE
4. EGG WRIST MASK AIR ILL
5. DULL IT ELM HATCH GRILL
6. THUG WREN CHEWS TOLL CRISP MISS
7. THIN HUT CAR RACK HER HAND THEM HOW SKIING
8. HOW SOFT THAW HOOD IN CENT AHS
9. AGE EYELIDS CAR HISSED MISS SIN WELLS

10 comments:

raidergirl3 said...

My comment didn't show up before, if this a duplicate, please delete it.

My daughter and I did this together and we got 7/9. Lots of fun, she's really good a it. The only ones missed are 2 and 8.

5. The Little Match Girl

Allison said...

I'm horrible at Mad Gabs. I think I got one, but I'm not going to post it.

But I will need something to occupy my time whilst at the airport tomorrow, so I'll be back. ;)

Jo-Ann said...

Ok, it took a bit of time for me to get even one of these.

1. 'Twas the night before Christmas

I have read this aloud a least a dozen times this season using the pop-up edition by Robert Sabuda.

Carrie K said...

Wow. That's harder than it looks.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

6. The grinch who stole Christmas!!!

These are hard, but so satisfying when you finally get one (that somebody has not already gotten).

Wanda said...

Well, as much as my mind is in Christmas mode right now, I gave these a try yesterday and drew a complete blank. After reading the answers here (never played Mad Gab before) I think I might have one!

#4: A Christmas Carol

Melanie said...

3 - The Gift of the Magi
The only one I got on my first read through was this story that I don't even like! Oh well, this was lots of fun anyhow!

John Mutford said...

Raidergirl: #2 might be questionable to be considered a "Christmas title" even though Christmas does play a role. #8 is probably not as popular as the others, and there's one part of that particular Mad Gab that I couldn't quite get right.

Allison: Good luck with your travels!

Jo-Ann: I haven't seen that version, but will look for it.

Carrie: It's hard to create, too, though when you are the one that creates them, they seem more obvious than I'm sure they really are.

Wanda: Great job, especially for a Mad Gab rookie!

Barbara: You're right. Saying them out loud makes you feel like a bit of a tool, but when it clicks, it's such a eureka moment.

Melanie: I enjoy that one, but I'm not sure how much of that has to do with nostalgia.

raidergirl3 said...

2. The Velveteen Rabbit!

I'm answering my second one because I was so excited to get this one,(before I read the hint from John.)
I'm only missing #8 now.

Wanda said...

Oh my gosh, omg, I just got #8!!!

Bet you're laughing, John! :D