Saturday, December 27, 2008

Saturday Word Play- Robbie Burns Chains

This one might be a little difficult to explain. Below are the first and last words from each line of the first two stanzas of Robert Burns' poem "Auld Lang Syne." However, I've removed the usual words that separate them, in favour of a new word for you to figure out that begins with the last letter of the first word and the first letter of the last word. I've also provided clues. Sounds more complicated than it is. For instance, instead of "Auld Lang Syne," let's pretend it's "Jingle Bells" and I've replaced words in the first line as follows:

"Dashing (automobile fluid) snow"

The word I'm looking for is "gas," since it ends in "g" (the last letter of "dashing") and ends in "s" (the first letter in "snow"). Understood?

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

1. Should (Grania’s impairment in a Francis Itani novel) forgot
2. And (David Sedaris’s family might wear this) mind?
3. Should (Gimli was one) forgot
4. And (Big Red, Buck, Winn-Dixie) syne?

5. For (Storms, October and Rabbits according to Clancy) dear
6. For (Burrough’s The Place of Dead ______) syne
7. We’ll (“Encyclopedia” Brown’s first name) yet
8. For (romantic Nora) syne.


Beth F said...

Wow, I'm early enough to get to answer one of the easy ones!

I'll take #3: dwarf.


Anonymous said...

#1 is deaf

Deafening is one of my favourite novels of all time.

Wanda said...

#4 is "dogs", I think?

John Mutford said...

Beth: Bingo!

Gypsysmom: While you're answer is correct, unfortunately our feelings on that novel couldn't be more different.

Wanda: That's right! Though I was never a dog person, I went through a phase of dog books.