What hat at tea?

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ceptimus
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What hat at tea?

Post by ceptimus »

I'm no good at word puzzles, but this one just occurred to me - I suppose it's been done before though.

The idea is that successive words in a sentence, phrase or paragraph are acronyms for the portion to their left or right. Using the word 'what' we get:

What hat at t

I decided to allow the single letter to stand for a word: otherwise it seems too difficult. So we change t to tea and we get a sentence that actually has some meaning (it's the question a worried fashion victim asks concerning which headgear she should wear at a Tea Party):

"What hat at tea?"

Another example: a woman is shoe-shopping with her friend. The friend asks what is the woman's favourite pastime, and what is her boyfriend's. She replies:

"This! His is sex!"

The acronym can also be at the end; again, the single letter is allowed to stand for a word.

See if you can invent some. Who will make the longest and/or best one? :)
Jeff
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Post by Jeff »

I guess they don't have to make sense, so:
Shit hit it, tea.
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Post by ratbag »

Robe. OBE. Be ennobled

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Post by Deetee »

Instructions to someone trying to ingest frozen fish fingers for supper without microwaving them first:

"Cheat! Heat, eat." (at tea)
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Post by Tanja »

God, go! Oh.

Amused mused muse,use us, you...

Some "single letter words": why you Anne be bee are you oh pee tea ex sea gee Dee elle queue. Are there any more?
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Post by Deetee »

Anne???

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Post by Tanja »

"Anne" is for me the "N" sound, but I admit that it might be because I am not a native English speaker, and I have difficulties distinguishing between pronounciations of e.g. "bad" and "bed".
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Post by uneasy »

Maybe when spoken out loud:
Back! Ack! See Kay?

Anyone know Basque, an agglutinating language? That might have song long ones.
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Post by ceptimus »

Telling arcticpenguin to give away his poor-quality rap music, and listen to the king of keyboard instruments instead:

Scrap crap rap ap! Piano!