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Re: Henny Penny

#761 Post by animist » July 1st, 2012, 11:05 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Tetenterre wrote:fluent Asian cruentation ?
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Re: Henny Penny

#762 Post by Tetenterre » July 1st, 2012, 12:26 pm

Hennikinsy Penny Kin Sy: Cockney rendering of the elderly Lewis, Lee Lewis & Hall
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#763 Post by Tetenterre » July 1st, 2012, 4:48 pm

Oops. That should have been Hennikinsy Henny Kin Sy
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Re: Henny Penny

#764 Post by animist » July 2nd, 2012, 8:33 am

I assume that "Geriatric" is there, as the Hennikinsy? Trouble is, if the second half is not a rhyme but a repeat, the only thing that I can think of is "Gerry a Trick" :puzzled:

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Re: Henny Penny

#765 Post by Tetenterre » July 2nd, 2012, 10:09 am

animist wrote:I assume that "Geriatric" is there, as the Hennikinsy?
Correct.
Trouble is, if the second half is not a rhyme but a repeat,
Strictly, it's a rhyme, because it's not the same word(s) but, yes, it's essentially the same (hence my correction above).
the only thing that I can think of is "Gerry a Trick" :puzzled:
The quantity of Jerrys is relevant, as is the "Cockney" clue. It could be hyphenated: Hennikinsy Henny Kin-Sy
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Re: Henny Penny

#766 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 2nd, 2012, 10:41 am

Geriatric Jerry 'at trick

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#767 Post by Tetenterre » July 2nd, 2012, 12:53 pm

:notworthy: :smile:
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Re: Henny Penny

#768 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 3rd, 2012, 11:55 am

Hennikin Pen nikin [---][/---] Eye-catching dots of colour on chicken's plumage

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#769 Post by animist » July 4th, 2012, 6:18 am

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:Hennikin Pen nikin [---][/---] Eye-catching dots of colour on chicken's plumage
I 'spec' "speckled" might be there somewhere, but otherwise I'm lost

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Re: Henny Penny

#770 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 4th, 2012, 3:15 pm

This one might be easier if you're Scottish. Or Northumbrian. And you're on the right lines.

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Re: Henny Penny

#771 Post by animist » July 6th, 2012, 8:46 am

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:This one might be easier if you're Scottish. Or Northumbrian. And you're on the right lines.
any Scots or Northumbrians know names for chickens?

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#772 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 6th, 2012, 10:31 am

animist wrote:any Scots or Northumbrians know names for chickens?
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The chicken's the easy bit. And you've got the dots of colour on the plumage, more or less. So what's left?

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#773 Post by Tetenterre » July 6th, 2012, 1:07 pm

Emma Woolgatherer wrote: So what's left?
"Eye-catching." Some variation on "conspicuous"?
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Re: Henny Penny

#774 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 7th, 2012, 10:56 am

Well, it certainly means conspicuous, and phonetically it's not entirely dissimilar, but the words are not etymologically related.

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#775 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 11th, 2012, 2:31 pm

Oh, come on. You can get this. You've got the Pen nikin (Pen = chicken; nikin = dots of colour (on plumage)). All you have to do then is put them together and replace the first letter so that you have a word that sounds just a little bit like conspicuous and also sounds Scottish or Northumbrian. Then Google it to check. Bingo!

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#776 Post by animist » July 12th, 2012, 8:57 am

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:Oh, come on. You can get this. You've got the Pen nikin (Pen = chicken; nikin = dots of colour (on plumage)). All you have to do then is put them together and replace the first letter so that you have a word that sounds just a little bit like conspicuous and also sounds Scottish or Northumbrian. Then Google it to check. Bingo!
well, Googling is not easy if you have nothing to start from. Can I just check this out: Hen is a type of/synonym for chicken. Nikin is speckled (sort of). And there is rhyming word of three syllables which is a near-synonym for (or does it sound like?) the Hen nikin; since I am neither Scottish nor Northumbrian that bit is not much help.

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Re: Henny Penny

#777 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 12th, 2012, 9:05 am

I apologise. The original clue was "Eye-catching dots of colour on a chicken's plumage". That should have been "dot of colour". That should help. And yes: Pen = hen. nikin < speckled.

And yes, there is rhyming word of three syllables which is a synonym for conspicuous, and also sounds just a little bit like conspicuous. And that word is the Hennikin. You don't need to be Scottish or Northumbrian to get it now.

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Re: Henny Penny

#778 Post by animist » July 12th, 2012, 11:03 am

kenspeckle hen speckle (the first word "chiefly Scottish" - yes indeed! Got it via Merriam Webster!)

grrr, you wait, EWe :D

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Re: Henny Penny

#779 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » July 12th, 2012, 12:16 pm

growled the man who gave us "cruentation"!

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Re: Henny Penny

#780 Post by animist » July 12th, 2012, 1:49 pm

Emma Woolgatherer wrote:growled the man who gave us "cruentation"!
quite, and in fact my "COD" contains "kenspeckle" but not "cruentation". Anyway, despite my threat, I don't think you or TT will have much trouble with:

Hennikinsy Pennikinsy - how the study of divinity flows;

and a really awful quickie which relates to another current thread: Henny Kenny - we think this philosopher stinks!

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Re: Henny Penny

#781 Post by animist » July 19th, 2012, 6:38 pm

animist wrote:
Emma Woolgatherer wrote:growled the man who gave us "cruentation"!
quite, and in fact my "COD" contains "kenspeckle" but not "cruentation". Anyway, despite my threat, I don't think you or TT will have much trouble with:

Hennikinsy Pennikinsy - how the study of divinity flows;

and a really awful quickie which relates to another current thread: Henny Kenny - we think this philosopher stinks!
so they were not so easy. The first one: I worked for a building firm and remember a fellow-librarian mixing up Hennikinsy with Pennikinsy when ordering a book about concrete. The second one: it's an ill wind from Heidegger

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