Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What Did She Say?

My son had an assignment in his communications class that had him completely puzzled. He called me and we puzzled together. Light finally dawned--the quotes were doublespeak!

Can you decipher these? Although his teacher did not seem to have quoted a source, I did find these questions online, apparently as part of a class assignment. I do not know the author, so if you do, please share.

(And no cheating by looking online for the answers, yall!)

1. Excessive observation of a receptacle containing a liquid heated to achieve a simmering point rarely accomplishes its goal.


2. The chemical structure of circulatory fluid has greater viscosity than the colorless, transparent liquid occurring on earth rivers, lakes, or oceans.



3. That which was easily acquired with little or no effort is often dissipated in a likewise fashion.


4. Positive outcomes are often visited on those who understand the gift of patience.


5. An individual cursed with the mental capacities of a simpleton may be separated from his capital means through less than diligent practices.

Answers? Winner gets a Granny Sue CD!

13 comments:

PriscillaHowe said...

1. A watched pot never boils.
2.Blood is thicker than water.
3. Easy come, easy go.
4. All good things come to he who waits.
5. A fool and his money are soon parted.

If I win the prize, will you give it to the next kid you meet who needs it, or give it to the next person who answers? I've been clearing stuff out of my house all day! Off to the recycling center now.

Anonymous said...

Doing these on the fly.

1-Watched pot never boils
2-Blood is thicker than water
3-The best things come to those who wait
4-A fool and his money are soon parted (or partying, dependent upon ones proximity to WVU)

How did I do?

Aaron

Anonymous said...

Oops, missed one. Was trying not to look at the previous response! Look where it got me!

Aaron

Matthew Burns said...

Probably too late to win anything, but these were fun deciphering.

The elderly matron must deem it prudent to expunge herself of electronically captured information.

1. A watched pot never boils.

2. Blood is thicker than water.

3. Easy come, Easy go.

4. Good things come to those who wait.

5. A fool and his money are soon parted.

Matthew

Tracey said...

I see you already have several correct answers, but I was so proud of myself for figuring them out that I had to comment!! (I feel a little better about myself now cause I didn't get hardly any of those chicken riddles...I did not even comment)
1. A watched pot never boils.
2. Blood is thicker than water.
3. Easy come, Easy go
4. Good things come to those who wait.
5. A fool and his money are soon parted.

Anonymous said...

Had a TI in Basic tell someone that he "did not give an aeronautical intercourse in a revolving pastry." Took me a few momentss to figure it out...

Aaron

Mary Garrett said...

I knew them, too, but see you already have the answers -- so I'll instead tell about a substitute who told an annoying student, "You seem to be suffering from oral diarrhea and mental constipation." When I returned to school, the student still hadn't figured it out.
Yeah, I know it was mean, but he deserved it.

Granny Sue said...

Awesome! You guys are amazing!

Bubbasgotgas said...

1.A watched pot never boils
2.Blood is thicker than water
3.easy come easy go
4.good things come to those who wait
5.a fool is easily seperated from his money.(living this one out)

Lucky13 said...

Oh! I get it!!
1. a watched pot never boils
2. blood is thicker than water
3. easy come, easy go
4. good things are worth the wait... I think I missed that one, the saying isn't quite right.
5. a fool is soon parted from his money.
This was fun, and no cheating is needed.

Granny Sue said...

I can't believe this--you all did great! Geez...wish I could send CDs to everyone who entered.

Anonymous said...

We all grew up hearing these.Wish young people now days heard them more often.Guess that makes me granny koala insted of koalamomma.

Granny Sue said...

koalamomma, welcome! I like your name. And I like granny koala too.

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