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Wordplay Wednesday 4/16

Postby j » Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:43 pm

I dont* have a pencil and paper handy, but this looks like

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California Dreamin'


*The apostrophe that was supposed to go here went in the title, instead.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday 4/16

Postby Neel Mehta » Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:26 pm

It's like a Jeopardy! tradition. First comes the answer, then the question:

“Girlfriend in a Coma” is one of my all-time favorite songs. By changing the first letter in the title–the ‘G’–into the last letter–another ‘a’–and anagramming the result, you can get the title of another classic rock song, this one with a two-word title. What is that hit, which I am 110% sure you will never hear Morrissey cover?

These days, when I see a new Wordplay Wednesday thread, I just go straight to the blog because I already know the question isn't going to be copied over.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday 4/16

Postby rockgolf » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:07 am

No love for the classic track "Familiar Ordinance"?

I am 110% sure you will never hear Morrissey cover


Really? "All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey" could be the quintessential Morrissey opening line.

ETA: have you heard who Morrissey got to be his opening act at his upcoming NYC concert? Go ahead. Make the most insane guess you can make.
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Cliff Richard
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday 4/16

Postby dmm » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:51 pm

rockgolf wrote:No love for the classic track "Familiar Ordinance"?

Or "Floridian American"?
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday 4/16

Postby skullturfq » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:45 am

I came up with "Clarified Romanian" before eventually getting the correct answer.
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Re: Wordplay Wednesday 4/16

Postby skullturfq » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:07 am

Incidentally, this means that the following two things are exact anagrams of each other
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING (with a G instead of an apostrophe)

A GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA

but unfortunately, neither of those is the precise title of the song.
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