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These are puzzles where a phrase is rewritten in different words and you must decipher the original. For example- "Stone symphony?"= "rock concert".
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1 Titles of Movies, Books, Etc. - In Other Words
Once again I've decided to throw a monkey wrench in the works. Rather than stick with the titles that worked, I've chosen to mangle these fine works of art, cinema, etc. by selecting a much more encumbering title...best of luck to you!
Average
10 Q
thejazzkickazz
Jun 19 04
17811 plays
2 Fractured Cliches
These cliches have been rewritten with some highfalutin' vocabulary. Fill in the missing last word!
Average
10 Q
crisw
Feb 17 00
58491 plays
3 In Other Words, They're Wrong II
The verbose mastermind is back! He rephrased the titles of shows, books, and films; worse, he made mistakes. For each word with two meanings, he chose the wrong one to rephrase: "Star Wars" became "Celebrity Battles." Can you recover the original titles?
Tough
10 Q
CellarDoor
Feb 07 08
4284 plays
4 In Other Words, They're Wrong III
The verbose mastermind is back! He rephrased the titles of shows, books, and films; worse, he made mistakes. For each word with two meanings, he chose the wrong one to rephrase: "Star Wars" became "Celebrity Battles." Can you recover the original titles?
Average
10 Q
CellarDoor
Apr 28 08
3570 plays
5 In Other Words, They're Wrong
A verbose mastermind rephrased the titles of songs, books, TV shows and films! Worse, he made mistakes. Whenever a word had two meanings, he chose the wrong one to rephrase: "Star Wars" became "Celebrity Battles." Can you recover the original titles?
Tough
10 Q
CellarDoor
Jun 02 07
4851 plays
6 Board Games In Other Words
The traditional board game has become a staple in family households. See if you can determine which is which popular game when their names are in other words. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
kyleisalive
Mar 10 09
3240 plays
7 In Other Words, They're Wrong IV
The verbose mastermind is back! He rephrased the titles of shows, books, and films; worse, he made mistakes. For each word with two meanings, he chose the wrong one to rephrase: "Star Wars" became "Celebrity Battles." Can you recover the original titles?
Average
10 Q
CellarDoor
Jun 30 13
345 plays
8 "Why Am I So Popular," Tom Asked Coolly
Tom Swifty quizzes seem to be quite popular, so I thought I'd try my hand at one. Fill in the blank with a verb or adverb that completes the pun. Hint: All words end with 'ly' unless otherwise noted.
Average
10 Q
redsoxfan325
Aug 25 09
630 plays
9 Help Boris Decode the Code
Can you help our bumbling superspy Boris decode these messages for his next assignment? A phrase in the question has been CAPITALISED. Your mission is to select the answer which matches that phrase most accurately.
Very Easy
10 Q
Creedy
May 01 13
663 plays
10 This Isn't the Answer You Need
In other words, I've given you ten disguised titles of world famous paintings - and then asked a specific question from each. So in fact it's a double whammy to challenge you. Have fun!
Easy
10 Q
Creedy
Jan 07 13
855 plays
11 Pardon Me?
Can you work out these ten common sayings from their re-written phrasing?
Tough
10 Q
Creedy
Nov 16 13
609 plays
12 Literature In Other Words
I'm going to give you the name of a famous book in other words. Example: Ebony Gorgeous: Black Beauty
Tough
15 Q
erlandau
Oct 27 01
6972 plays
13 Tom Swifty and the Return of the Math Puns
A sequel of sorts to my recent Math Puns quiz, this one focuses solely on Tom Swifty. An example is provided in the first question for those that haven't done a Tom Swifty before or in a while. Good luck!
Tough
10 Q
eburge
Feb 26 10
348 plays
14 Famous Quotes in Other Words
These quotes (fictional, historical, and religious) are beautiful in their original form, but my friend has garbled them a bit - can you tell me about the quotes in their true forms?
Easy
10 Q
merylfederman
Jun 01 13
882 plays
15 Musicals in Other Words
In this quiz, I'll give you a phrase that is synonymous with the title of a musical. (Example: The leader of leonine cats = The Lion King) A little outside knowledge is necessary for you to successfully complete your mission of a perfect score.
Average
15 Q
danceswithcows
May 28 06
1836 plays
16 Science Fiction, In Other Words
In this quiz, your job is to figure out the real titles of these science fiction books, movies, and television shows from the synonyms given. For example: The Transparent Person = The Invisible Man. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
Jedi_Padawan
Jan 04 09
1191 plays
17 Pairs in Other Words
Each answer is the name of a pair, real or fictional. Just answer the two parts of the question and join them with 'and' to get the pair. e.g. Male turkey and British name for a German in WWII. Answer = Tom and Jerry
Difficult
10 Q
minch
Jul 23 04
2079 plays
18 Swifty's Ninth Sym-punny
This is the ninth installment in the Tom Swifty saga. I know many of you have taken my previous eight, but an example is still included before question one. Good Luck, have fun...Take your time.
Average
10 Q
maskman22
Sep 12 09
249 plays
19 Add a Word
All of the answers in this quiz are words beginning with 'en'. You must add another word, for which a clue is given, to 'en' and find the answer to the definition. The total number of letters in the answer is given after each clue.
Average
10 Q
Calpurnia09
May 04 10
849 plays
20 Rewriting Nursery Rhymes
These Nursery Rhymes were taken from the collection, "Early Reading for Genius Progeny". I supplied the first few lines. Can you identify the titles?
Average
10 Q
Astena
Sep 03 08
1437 plays
21 Cliches with a Twist
A cliché is something that is said often and conveys an idea or message. It compares one word or phrase to another, when they are really nothing alike. I'll write each cliche in a synonymous form and you write down which cliche it represents. Have fun!
Average
10 Q
funnytrivianna
Mar 20 08
1449 plays
22 Famous Literature, In Other Words II
The second installment of literature being put into different words. One example would be Black Beauty=Ebony Gorgeous
Average
15 Q
yonglo32
Dec 31 08
741 plays
23 Yet Another Tom Swifty, Said MM22, Adverbially
I truly can't believe the positive feedback I've gotten from these little adverbial pun quizzes. If you want them I'll keep on writing them, said Maskman22, pensively.
Very Difficult
10 Q
maskman22
Aug 13 09
252 plays
24 Tom Swifties: The Final Pun
Since my first two Tom Swifty quiz were received well, here's another one. Tom Swifties are descriptive puns, suggested by the writing in the 'Tom Swift' books. As before, your job is to fill in the appropriate pun, using the clue provided.
Difficult
10 Q
maskman22
May 25 09
525 plays
25 Idioms in Other Words
I'll give you an idiom in other words and you give me the real phrase. For example: Completely Hearing Organs = All Ears. Enjoy!
Average
10 Q
zebra101
Feb 03 13
711 plays
26 Change A Letter Sayings
Change one letter of each word to find the correct saying. No punctuation and I'll give you an example in Q1. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
bwebster
Apr 10 09
753 plays
27 I'm Tom Swifty The VIII, I Am.
Again...The love of these punny quizzes from Fun Trivia members continues. This is the eighth in the series...I promise two more and I am done. Maybe not.
Tough
10 Q
maskman22
Sep 06 09
267 plays
28 Foods and Drinks In Other Words!!!
It's quite simple really... You will be given a phrase, and it is your job to decipher which food the phrase represents. ie. For "One who creates large floating blocks of ice.", the answer would be "Burger". There are no plurals.
Very Difficult
10 Q
kirameku17
Mar 19 03
1536 plays
29 Could This Mean The End Of Swifty
This my tenth and was originally going to be the last in the series. But, since I have gotten a lot of notes asking for more, I've decided to write a few encores...as long as I can come up with more. Enjoy...
Very Difficult
10 Q
maskman22
Sep 24 09
171 plays
30 Name That Phrase
Looking through a book on word and phrase origins I noticed many had a person's first name, such as 'jumping jack'. So the clue will be 'Bouncing Mr. Webb', and the answer is 'jumping jack'.
Difficult
10 Q
finlady
May 26 01
3141 plays
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