Special Sub-Topic: Homophone Twists
|You wish to deliver a man to another address; what kind of container do you put him in to await pickup?|
malebox. Mail goes in the mailbox, but men go in the malebox - get it? Maybe for women it would be a femalebox.
|What do you call an unidentified woman who works in a bakery?|
Jane Dough. Jane Doe = Jane Dough. The names Jane Doe and John Doe are names given either to those who wish to remain anonymous or those who are unidentified in law or journalism. Believe it or not, the anonymous name John Doe dates back to the 1300s.
|What is a seaworthy vessel that you can buy cheaper than usual?|
saleboat. Sailboat = Saleboat. It's a boat on sale!
|If you were to hit me with a steak in a large Missouri city, what am I asking you to do?|
Meat Me in St Louis & Meat Me in Saint Louis & Meat Me in St. Louis. "Meet Me in St. Louis", a film released in 1945 starring Judy Garland, told the story of four sisters who must reluctantly move from St. Louis to New York, right before the 1904 World's Fair. Too bad it wasn't in Kansas City, for the tastiest steaks!
|What do you call a breeze that will become king someday?|
air apparent. Heir apparent = air apparent. The term "heir apparent" is usually used today to describe those royals in immediate line for the throne of their monarchy, such as Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
|What could you call a frosted layered dessert that's made out of gold?|
carat cake & karat cake. Carrot cake = carat cake. Maybe you would serve this to celebrate a 50-year anniversary, which is commonly known as the Golden Anniversary.
|The Sheriff of Nottingham's nemesis and his group of wedding followers are called what?|
Robin Hood and His Marry Men & Robin Hood and His Married Men. Instead of "Merry Men", they are "Marry Men". If they belonged to Maid Marian, maybe they would be "Robin Hood and His Marian's Men"!
|How could you describe kids at the end of the school year, or a group of uninterested school rule makers?|
bored of education. Board of Education = Bored of Education. I definitely was bored of education after 16 years of it!
|What is the name of the smoked salmon whose visited the three bears?|
Goldilox. Goldilocks = Goldilox. Lox is a smoked salmon filet, often accompanying bagels. And I bet the bears would have eaten that intruder for sure.
|What is a bit of a puzzle that's lying on terra firma, especially at Christmastime?|
piece on earth & Peace on Earth. Peace on Earth = Piece on Earth. And goodwill toward men!
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