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post #1 of 16
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In class the other night, the instructor gave us a fun quiz. It consisted of 23 phrases reworded so you really have to think about what the phrase is. Here is the first example:

"Scintillate, scintillate asteroid misific."

The answer? "Twinkle, twinkle little star"....

Ok- now here is one for you to solve to get your brain juices flowing this morning.......

"Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate."

and one more:

"Eschew the implement of correction and vitiate the scion."

Anyway, me being an English fanatic I loved this quiz and got 4 wrong. We weren't allowed to use a dictionary, just our brains. But it was fun so I thought I would share. Is anyone up to it?
post #2 of 16
Followed the rules, and did not use a dictionary...

1. Birds of a feather flock together

2. Spare the staff and spoil the child.

How'd I do?

post #3 of 16
Birds of a feather flock together.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
I think!
post #4 of 16
Great minds think alike, apparently at the same time!
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Though I know some of you might have taken this before long ago in a classroom far away.........LOL

Eleemosynary deeds have their incipience intramurally

Neophytes serendipity

post #6 of 16
"beginners luck" for the second.

post #7 of 16
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Way to go saffron! A hint on the one remaining, has to do with good deeds......
post #8 of 16
Charity begins at home?
post #9 of 16
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A plethora of individuals with expertise in culinary techniques vitiated the potable concoction produced by steeping certain comestibles.

Male cadavers are incapable of yeilding testimony.
post #10 of 16
Oh, easy!

Too many cooks spoil the broth (soup)


Dead men tell no tales

I think I'd better stop answering and give someone else a chance . . .
post #11 of 16
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The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation possesses therby the optimal cachinnation

Aren't you glad we all don't talk like this? LOL

A revolving lithis conglomerated accumulates no congeries of a small green bryophitic plant.

Absentention from any cleatory undertakings precludes a potential escalation of a lucrative nature.
post #12 of 16
He who laughs first laughs last

A rolling stone gathers no moss

Still working on the third one...
post #13 of 16
Psst, Mel, "he who laughs last laughs best"

I think the 3rd is a version of "you've got to spend money to make money" only it's said in the reverse, like "people who don't spend money, don't make money"
post #14 of 16
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If you don't take risks.............
post #15 of 16
I got the meaning of that one translated, but I can't make it into a saying that is right.

That's a hard one!
post #16 of 16
.... I KNEW that didn't sound quite right :laughing: Thanks for the correction
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