If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.
Katharine Hepburn (1907 -2003)
how about a little fun for friday! don't worry i'm not going to start a new daily theme, but then again, fun fridays might be, well fun!
i just had to pass along this amusing riddle that my sil paula shared. the riddle is:
what nine letter word in the english language is still a word when eight letters are removed one by one?
can't come up with a nine letter word, don't feel bad, i couldn't either.
i expect puzzlemaster will shortz could come up with the word - knowing will, i bet he could come up with a few words that fit the bill! i wonder if he used this riddle on his weekend edition puzzle segment?
now here's the fun part, the answer is found in the following vid.
gotta have a song -- how about this fun song from childhood!
shirley ellis singing the name game - shirley wrote the song with lincoln chase; when it was released in 1964 it became an instant hit reaching #3 on the billboard hot 100 and #5 on the r&b charts.
according to the portal, here is the formula should you wish to play the name game:
Using the name Katie as an example, the song follows this pattern:
Katie, Katie, bo-batie,
A verse can be created for any name, with X as the name and Y as the name without the first consonant sound (if it begins with a consonant), as follows:
(X), (X), bo-b (Y)
Banana-fana fo-f (Y)
If the name starts with a vowel or vowel sound, the "b" "f" or "m" is inserted in front of the name.
And if the name starts with a b, f, or m, that sound simply is not repeated. (For example: Billy becomes "Billy Billy bo-illy"; Fred becomes "banana fana fo-ana"; Marsha becomes "fee fi mo-arsha".)
Playing the game with names such as Alice, Dallas, Tucker, Chuck, Buck, Huck, Bart, Art, Marty, Mitch, Rich, Richie, Maggie, Ruby, or, in British English, Danny or Annie, results in profanity or rude language.
photo: the front porch chipmunk at casa mouse - not to be confused with the backyard chipmunks. all the chipmunks at casa mouse are terribly spoiled. i think this chippy was trying to get my attention letting me know that i haven't put out the day's treats! the photo's not bad considering it was snapped through the glass of the front door and the screen of the screened door! 19 august 2011