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margiematt
Margiematt  (Level: 194.6 - Posts: 388)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 5:18 PM

TODAY'S WORDPUZZLE

Can somebody please explain part 5 of Catch
Phrases VI? I don't have a clue as to what
this means! (When round is finished)
Margie

lettermanfan1
Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 5:20 PM

I had a problem with the first one. Don't know what it means! If anyone knows, please tell me!
Leah

roxi618
Roxi618  (Level: 177.2 - Posts: 50)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 5:33 PM

I'm with you Margie. I haven't a clue as to what the #5 puzzle means???? Never heard it before in my life!!! Lisa

felix-old
Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 5:48 PM

It is another way to say "Bag of Cheeseburgers". It was my first puzzle too, Leah. I can't wait to see what it means.

Felix

machiabelly
Machiabelly  (Level: 136.2 - Posts: 190)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 6:07 PM

I think people get them in different order. Not sure saying #1 or #5 is going to tell people much. Maybe wait till tomorrow and ask Sploofus if it would still be discussing answers after the quiz.

sinope
Sinope  (Level: 7.5 - Posts: 37)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 6:11 PM

There were no bags of cheeseburgers in this one. I knew them all pretty well, but I think they might have been a lot more difficult for someone more than 10 years older than me. (I'm 19)

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 6:57 PM

Curse the young............may you all grow old. LMAO. There are something like 10 puzzles that are mixed together to give you your five. That is stifled some of the cheating, but not all. So, after the quiz is finished, post the one that is fooling you. Or message it to someone who has already taken the quiz, like me, and see if it can be decyphered.

jenn326
Jenn326  (Level: 22.8 - Posts: 173)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 7:23 PM

I agree, #5 was a stumper.

philkon
Philkon  (Level: 269.3 - Posts: 474)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 7:39 PM

One of them is a bizarre sci-fi phrase which makes no sense out of context of that specific story. However, that phrase has taken on a life of itself, just because it is so bizarre.

In the 70s, people starting saying "Nanoo Nanoo" because of a TV show. IN the 90s, it was "Resistance is futile." At least that one made some sense.

It is something like that.

philkon
Philkon  (Level: 269.3 - Posts: 474)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 7:39 PM

One of them is a bizarre sci-fi phrase which makes no sense out of context of that specific story. However, that phrase has taken on a life of itself, just because it is so bizarre.

In the 70s, people starting saying "Nanoo Nanoo" because of a TV show. IN the 90s, it was "Resistance is futile." At least that one made some sense.

It is something like that.

jenn326
Jenn326  (Level: 22.8 - Posts: 173)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 8:44 PM

Just more food for thought. How can you get the answers to these WordPuzzles in so few moves? Especially when you have a crazy puzzle like #5? That just floors me!

margiematt
Margiematt  (Level: 194.6 - Posts: 388)
Thu, 8th Sep '05 10:02 PM

Thanks for the help, everyone. It doesn't help
my score, but I appreciate the info.
Margie

philkon
Philkon  (Level: 269.3 - Posts: 474)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 1:27 AM

I do the vowels first & run them through my mind. The ealier ones came quickly. The bizarre one I had to use almost all of the letters because it did not make sense until I saw it all & then remembered the strange phrase.

margiematt
Margiematt  (Level: 194.6 - Posts: 388)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 1:42 AM

I do the exact same thing and also used almost
all my letters. I had the answer, but it made no sense to me. I entered it and crossed my
fingers that I wouldn't get charged with 3 moves
for an incorrect answer. Thanks Phil!
Margie

ladymaynooth
Ladymaynooth  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 34)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 5:58 AM

I'm not sure if we are talking about the same word puzzle because none of the posts above make any sense to me, in relation to the word puzzle I just played.

However, I was astonished that one of the answers to the Catchphrases word puzzle was -

ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

No wonder if I had to go through every letter to get that one. It makes no sense whatsoever. From a grammatical point of view, it's appalling. And I've never heard of any catch-phrase that vaguely resembles this one!

Did anyone else come up against this one?

felix-old
Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 6:02 AM

Or just tell someone the answer. Egad!

Felix

kiddo2316
Kiddo2316  (Level: 22.1 - Posts: 24)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 8:17 AM

margie if you got the same 5th question I did, its a line from a song in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

tjwgct
Tjwgct  (Level: 126.5 - Posts: 148)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 8:50 AM

Me too kiddo...I'm actually far more confused by what 'bag of cheeseburgers' means (other than the obvious of course) than I was about any part of the word puzzle today. What the heck does that mean?? Where is it from??

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 9:12 AM

"Bag of Cheeseburgers" is a reference to a past Word Puzzle solution that most here agree was really bad! It is certainly not a "common expression" to anyone here at Sploofus (except maybe to the person who made the puzzle .

tjwgct
Tjwgct  (Level: 126.5 - Posts: 148)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 2:24 PM

Good! I was feeling really dumb. Now I am just feeling really left out...

linenlady
Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 6:02 PM

This Just In!!
According to my daughter, Frstnoel, one of the people she works with, who is familiar with ancient computer history had this to say about #5:
"In 1989, when video games were crude, an early video game ZERO WING was released with several bits of digitized voice.. The problem was, it contained really awful English, translated from Japanese. So bad, it was funny. So funny, several lines caught on as catch phrases. The dialogue of Zero Wing contains such gems as "Somebody set up us the bomb," "Take off every Zig for great justice" and a chilling warning from a villain known only as Cats; "All your base are belong to us".
so for the technological innocents, this is one of the ancient folklore tales.
Enjoy.
Diane



sploofus
Justin  
Fri, 9th Sep '05 6:10 PM

All your base are belong to us - a phenomenon indeed! See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Your_Base_Are_Belong_To_Us

felix-old
Felix-old  (Level: 14.2 - Posts: 244)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 6:56 PM

So if you wear a pocket protector the phrase is more than likely in your vocabulary. Thanks, I thought I had actually missed something.

Felix

ladymaynooth
Ladymaynooth  (Level: 176.9 - Posts: 34)
Fri, 9th Sep '05 8:23 PM

Thanks Sploofus and linenlady for the clarification of "all your base are belong to us". Now that I see the explanation, it's no wonder I had never heard of it. Actually I'm rather proud I didn't know it! (LOL)


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