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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 2:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've got something quite funky in my mind
And it is very lat'rally unique
For what I'm thinking of, you now must find,
To find it, you must think and you must speak.

The only hint I'll give for your survival
Is odd, or maybe funny at its best.
Your hint for this versponse is its subtitle,
Which stated: "Are We Gay or Are We Dressed?"

And now the puzzle statement I'll supply
Because a puzzl' of mine's been put on shelf.
To solve this puzzle, friends, you now may try,
For "it is an example of itself."

I doubt this versponse will be rather tricky;
In fact, I suspect it will be a quickie.
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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I'm new at this, but I'll try a bit,
"Itself" is the same as "It"?
Is "it" a person, place, or object?
A situation, or a subject?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 3:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm new at this, but I'll try a bit,
"Itself" is the same as "It"?
Is "it" a person, place, or object?
A situation, or a subject?

Indeed, "it" and "itself" are one and same,
So now you must found out just what it's named.
It's closest to an object, that is true,
But I'm not sure what, meant by "subject", you.
Although close to an object, this thing be,
It's not an object, that you soon will see.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 3:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm new at this, but I'll try a bit,
"Itself" is the same as "It"?
Is "it" a person, place, or object?
A situation, or a subject?

Indeed, "it" and "itself" are one and same,
So now you must found out just what it's named.
It's closest to an object, that is true,
But I'm not sure what, meant by "subject", you.
Although close to an object, this thing be,
It's not an object, that you soon will see.

For some reason, my lappy's acting lost,
And my last post sometimes I cannot see.
So this is an intended double post
For just the added help of you and me.
It_so_happened (It_so_happened)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 3:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it one thing, or is it a lot?
Corporeal or abstract thought?
The "it" idea which must be found,
is it a "noun", which is a noun?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 12:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it one thing, or is it a lot?
Corporeal or abstract thought?
The "it" idea which must be found,
is it a "noun", which is a noun?

This "it" is just one thing, as you have guessed,
And I believe that it is corporeal,
But I'm not sure of that. As to the rest,
The "noun", it is a brilliant guess, I feel.
However, it is not what I've in mind,
It sure is something else that you must find.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 12:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it one thing, or is it a lot?
Corporeal or abstract thought?
The "it" idea which must be found,
is it a "noun", which is a noun?

This "it" is just one thing, as you have guessed,
And I believe that it is corporeal,
But I'm not sure of that. As to the rest,
The "noun", it is a brilliant guess, I feel.
However, it is not what I've in mind,
It sure is something else that you must find.

I think something is up with my laptop,
And it might be why here, there are no posts.
It seems like my posts keep not showing up,
And it's a pain, espec' to me, the host.
So I'll have to keep double-posting here,
But fortunately, only on this thread.
I hope your guesses make this puzzle clear,
And solve this one, before I lose my head!
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is "it" a play, a show, a circus act?
Are "we" in costumes, ready to perform?
Do "we" believe we're overdressed in fact?
Are dresses formal, or against the norm?

Is guessing the subtitle god for me?
Or am I barking up a catless tree?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 1:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By "god" i did mean "good", it's time to sleep
By god it's good to sleep while counting sheep.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 1:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" a play, a show, a circus act?
Are "we" in costumes, ready to perform?
Do "we" believe we're overdressed in fact?
Are dresses formal, or against the norm?

I would say No to all these, I suppose,
And "we" aren't dressed for an occasion, see?
For "we" are like the emp'ror, without clothes,
Or rather, I should say that that's "maybe",
For the subtitle isn't answered here,
And I do not believe it's answered there.
Howe'er, guessing the sub'tle's good for thee;
It could well help you solve this puzzle. Fair?


Is guessing the subtitle god for me?
Or am I barking up a catless tree?

To answer this two questions, you will find
That I did answer them in my last lines.


By "god" i did mean "good", it's time to sleep
By god it's good to sleep while counting sheep.

It may be sleep for you, but not for me,
But I will start the sheep-count: One, Two, Three.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 1:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" a play, a show, a circus act?
Are "we" in costumes, ready to perform?
Do "we" believe we're overdressed in fact?
Are dresses formal, or against the norm?

I would say No to all these, I suppose,
And "we" aren't dressed for an occasion, see?
For "we" are like the emp'ror, without clothes,
Or rather, I should say that that's "maybe",
For the subtitle isn't answered here,
And I do not believe it's answered there.
Howe'er, guessing the sub'tle's good for thee;
It could well help you solve this puzzle. Fair?


Is guessing the subtitle god for me?
Or am I barking up a catless tree?

To answer this two questions, you will find
That I did answer them in my last lines.


By "god" i did mean "good", it's time to sleep
By god it's good to sleep while counting sheep.

It may be sleep for you, but not for me,
But I will start the sheep-count: One, Two, Three.

*Don't worry 'bout the doub'-post, I'm just testing
The Emergency Double Posting System.
If these do both appear, please let me know,
So I may fin'lly stop this doub'-post show.*
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 8:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They both appeared, so everything is fine
Except your laptop, but that prob's not mine.

Is the tale of the naked ruler a clue?
Or other fable, myth or ancient story?
Is "it" a saying, play on words, is it true?
Can it bring shame, fame, pain or glory?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They both appeared, so everything is fine
Except your laptop, but that prob's not mine.

Ah, good, then I may halt the posts of two,
And answer much more simply to your clues.


Is the tale of the naked ruler a clue?
Or other fable, myth or ancient story?
Is "it" a saying, play on words, is it true?
Can it bring shame, fame, pain or glory?

The nude emperor - will it help you? Nope,
Nor will the other ancient tales of old.
And "it," to "saying," well, I must say Yope,
But certain "Yes" to "play on words," I'm told.
And it will almost certainly bring shame,
Although "embarrassment" is sure closest,
And in extreme cases, it can bring fame
Or glory, though that's quite rare. No to rest.
Ohlala8 (Ohlala8)
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Is the subtitle question an either/or?
Can one be true without the other?
Are "gay" and "dressed" two possible explanations for
A situation that would shock your mother?

Does "gay" here mean that "we" are happy?
Or homosexual, perhaps?
Is "it" related to clothing strappy?
Or to being gay, and without straps?

(The straps or lack thereof matter not
A simple rhyme was all I sought)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 07, 2010 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the subtitle question an either/or?
Can one be true without the other?
Are "gay" and "dressed" two possible explanations for
A situation that would shock your mother?

Does "gay" here mean that "we" are happy?
Or homosexual, perhaps?
Is "it" related to clothing strappy?
Or to being gay, and without straps?

(The straps or lack thereof matter not
A simple rhyme was all I sought)

The two subtitle questions are local
And independent of the other one.
But the questions are hypothetical,
And the "it"'s not a mere situation.

The "gay" refers, as you will surely see,
To only homosexuality.
And "it" refers nothing to clothes strappy.
(Referring to the "it", the questions be.)
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is "it" a thing, activity, or state of being?
Can one do "it"? would "it" send people fleeing?
Or laughing and disparaging the perpetrator?
Is "it" as well known here as south of the equator?
Balin (Balin)
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Is "it" a thing, activity, or state of being?
Can one do "it"? would "it" send people fleeing?
Or laughing and disparaging the perpetrator?
Is "it" as well known here as south of the equator?

"It" is a thing, though it's not tangible,
And none can do "it," though all can have one.
When "it"'s revealed, none are standing still,
As all are laughing, having lots of fun.
I'd say that "it" is well-known anywhere,
Though mostly from old Europe and the States
Does one hear of these "it"'s appearing there,
But no matter where from, they all are great.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Is it a mental state, a way of thinking?
A sense of humor? Or a mental faculty?
Is it a scrund? A mondegreen? I have an inkling
of hope that this is it - it fits the puzzlity.
Balin (Balin)
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Is it a mental state, a way of thinking?
A sense of humor? Or a mental faculty?
Is it a scrund? A mondegreen? I have an inkling
of hope that this is it - it fits the puzzlity.

Your hope is proved correct, indeed it is
A mondegreen: explanation below.
And by the way, many congrats, Galfisk;
I had a hunch that quick this puzzle'd go!

Thanks also ISH and Ohlala, both loyal,
But now it's time for this one to be

**********SPOILED*********

Indeed, I'm thinking of a mondegreen,
A misheard lyric, by another name.
The word comes from a mishearing, you see,
With etymology somewhat insane.

The writer Sylvia Wright did coin the name
And now it's in the Merriam Diction'ry.
The line "They hae slain the Earl O' Moray
And laid him on the green," misheard by she,

Became, at close, "And Lady Mondegreen."
And that is where the word did come to shelf,
So now you know, and now you can all see,
That "mondegreen"'s a sample of itself.

The subtitle did hint to two well-known
Mishearings that I'm sure you've heard in days,
The first, and most well-known, comes from the on-
ly Jimi Hendrix, the song "Purple Haze."

The lyric "Scuse me while I kiss the sky"
Is more than oft misheard as "kiss this guy."
And just in case you didn't know, that's why
"kissthisguy.com" is the main archive

Of misheard lyrics. That is surely where
The mondegreen archive did get its name.
Subtitle Part 2: "Livin' on a Prayer"
Is th'other mondegreen from which it came.

The line which is misheard an awful lot:
"It doesn't make a difference if we make
it or not." The line's actually NOT
"It doesn't make a difference if we're nak-

ed or not." Hence the questions asked.
And now, since this versponse fin'lly's been beat,
I'll post a new puzzle at bottom that
Might last longer than this one.

**********VERSE COMPLETE***********

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