Selected exchanges from Friday’s mental floss:

  1. What musical instruments are represented below?
    a)  P O
    b)  BA BA
    c)   ECLART
    d)  @ # $ %

    “What do you mean, P an’ O?”

    “John just gave us the answer, didn’t he?”

    “I did? Make me say it again.”

    “The answer to B is not sheep.”

    (Half the class) “D’oh!” (Furious erasing and crossing out.)

    “Since when is a sheep a musical instrument?”

    One genius did say, “Bagpipes!”

    Add together each of the defined words to get a whole new word.
    Example: to shout + what you say when you feel pain = yellow.
    a) A light brown color + to leave =
    b) Vehicle + an animal pal =
    c) A store’s announcement + a type of women’s clothing  =

    “What’s a pall?”

    “That’s pal.”

    “What’s a pal?”

    Furious waving to be the first one for c.


    Wacky Wordy: What phrase is represented by the following?
    Look kool XtXhXeXrXoXaXdX

    “Look cool!”

    “What about the rest of it?”

    “If you look cool, you don’t need it.”

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