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Henny Penny

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Re: Henny Penny

#801 Post by Tetenterre » August 4th, 2012, 12:24 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Oops. That should have been Henny Pen Ny. Sorry.
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Re: Henny Penny

#802 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » December 24th, 2012, 8:36 am

OK, I give up. If you remember what it was, Tet, can you give us a clue?

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Re: Henny Penny

#803 Post by animist » December 24th, 2012, 9:21 am

I assume it was pretty rude, but maybe not rude enough for him to remember after all this time :laughter: . Welcome back, Emma

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Re: Henny Penny

#804 Post by Tetenterre » December 24th, 2012, 12:58 pm

("Hi & good to see you back," from me as well, Emma.)

Actually, not rude at all (unless one is so prudish as to consider the mere mention of underwear to be rude).

If you can get "Oi!", the rest will be easy. Think of gliding vowels.
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Re: Henny Penny

#805 Post by animist » December 31st, 2012, 3:14 pm

unless "Cockney frock knee" is getting anywhere near the answer, which I doubt, I give up too

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Re: Henny Penny

#806 Post by Tetenterre » December 31st, 2012, 3:53 pm

A "gliding vowel" (e.g. "Oi!") is an example of a dipthong, giving us:
Dipthong Slip Thong


Henniken Penniken - An unstainable anti-gay structure?

(NB: the word is not "unsustainable"!!!)
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Re: Henny Penny

#807 Post by animist » January 1st, 2013, 10:00 am

Tetenterre wrote:A "gliding vowel" (e.g. "Oi!") is an example of a dipthong, giving us:
Dipthong Slip Thong


Henniken Penniken - An unstainable anti-gay structure?

(NB: the word is not "unsustainable"!!!)
I should at least have thought of "thong". Being my pedantic self, I have to say that a gliding vowel is a diphthong not a dipthong, which spoils your rhyme a bit (sorry!)

the new one - can you confirm that "homophobe" does not appear here?

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Re: Henny Penny

#808 Post by Tetenterre » January 1st, 2013, 1:31 pm

animist wrote:Being my pedantic self, I have to say that a gliding vowel is a diphthong not a dipthong, which spoils your rhyme a bit (sorry!)
Your spelling correction is noted, but I was taught to pronounce it as I spelled it, with the first 'h' being pronounced like the 'p' in 'bath' :wink: ; ergo rhyme intact. :D
the new one - can you confirm that "homophobe" does not appear here?
No, I can't. Should be easy now.
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Re: Henny Penny

#809 Post by animist » January 1st, 2013, 3:58 pm

Tetenterre wrote:
the new one - can you confirm that "homophobe" does not appear here?
No, I can't. Should be easy now.
not sure about the structure bit, but what about "chromophobe homophobe"?

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Re: Henny Penny

#810 Post by Tetenterre » January 2nd, 2013, 4:05 pm

Correct. (Chromophobes are microscopic structures (in cells) that do not readily take up the stains that are usually used for histological microscopy)

Your go. :D
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Re: Henny Penny

#811 Post by animist » January 5th, 2013, 11:47 am

Henni-ken Henniken - one of the Bard's plays lacks metaphorical richness but is nominally closely associated with Britain

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Re: Henny Penny

#812 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » January 10th, 2013, 4:46 pm

symbol-lean Cymbeline

(can't believe I didn't think of "diphthong"; I got "slip" and "thong"!)

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Re: Henny Penny

#813 Post by animist » January 10th, 2013, 5:23 pm

yes indeed, your go. HP composition is quite good for insomnia, but I have usually forgotten good ones by the next day!

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Re: Henny Penny

#814 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » January 10th, 2013, 6:07 pm

Hennikennikin Penni kennikin [---][/---] A bad reaction to something in the food at the specialist geology conference?

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Re: Henny Penny

#815 Post by animist » January 25th, 2013, 8:48 pm

if you are out there somewhere, Emma, clue needed I think

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Re: Henny Penny

#816 Post by Tetenterre » January 25th, 2013, 10:19 pm

Indeed so. Was wondering if the first word is 'regurgitation', been stuck ever since.

On the batphone, so expect typos...
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Re: Henny Penny

#817 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » January 30th, 2013, 3:47 pm

Ooh, sorry, I forgot all about this. Nearly forgot what I had in mind.

Hennikenniken is not "regurgitation". It's a subset of geology. Think Georgius Agricola.

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Re: Henny Penny

#818 Post by Tetenterre » January 31st, 2013, 12:16 am

Ah! Must be:

Mineralogy dinner allergy

Let me sleep on the next one...
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Re: Henny Penny

#819 Post by animist » January 31st, 2013, 9:13 am

nothing to do with any chagrin at missing out on solving this good HP, but reading the answer made me think of kidney "stones"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidney_stone

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Re: Henny Penny

#820 Post by Tetenterre » January 31st, 2013, 9:30 am

Henniken Henniken: the myth that, say, sports-cars are emotional penis-extensions for middle-aged men.
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Re: Henny Penny

#821 Post by animist » January 31st, 2013, 9:59 am

something like "phallusy fallacy"?

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