Tim Cooke wrote:
Deferral - Bikini wax
Tim Cooke wrote:This morning I am listening to BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue show and the panellists had to come up with humorous alternatives to common words.
I am not at all select and I know all the rules of Mornington Crescent. I sometimes manage to go there after the Beer Festival in London in August, just to make sure.
Winston Gutkowski wrote:. . . game (Mornington Crescent) . . . its rules are known only to a select few (sometimes not including new panelists), and a certain Mrs.Trellis of North Wales . . .
Tim Cooke wrote:
Punish - Not quite a play on words Deferral - Bikini wax Cogitate - A Pensioners art gallery King Penguin - A particularly annoying penguin
Brian Tkatch wrote:Quartet - A small, female quarter.
Tim Cooke wrote:Egypt - Being ripped off online.
Tim Cooke wrote:Mandate - Two guys watching sports
Brian Tkatch wrote:Water - A person who needs hearings aids.
Jesper de Jong wrote:. . .
Punish => pun-like? A pun, but not quite?
Deferral => "defurring", removing "fur"?
From codger/old codger = old man
Cogitate => I know that Tate is an art museum? I don't understand what pensioners have to do with it.
From the suffix -ette which turns words into their feminine equivalent, sometimes diminutive.
. . . Quartet - A small, female quarter.
From gypped, the past tense of gyp in the sense of cheat, swindle rather than pain.
. . . Egypt - Being ripped off online.
What? What? Whatwhatwhat? Yes.
. . . Water - A person who needs hearings aids.
Water => "Whatter" => someone who says "what?" all the time.
I don't think ISIRTA was its predecessor. It was on Radio Prune, for a start, and was more like a predecessor of Monty Python, although Monty Python was far more outré and the two ran concurrently for about 4 or 5 years.
Paul Clapham wrote:. . . I used to hear its predecessor, "I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again" . . .