Haiku Taunt

July 1, 2009

Of French origin
Pierce it does
Ornamental yes; but no thread

Identify this object of very common use.

HINT: Note that the answer has also been given to a class of Java programs, and in that context is derived from the words “agent” & “applet”

ANSWER
Aglet it is indeed/The shiny thing that helps/you tie them laces in a spree!

haha. Katoch, and Pande got it right. Wow, Katoch, respect. Thanks šŸ˜›

Soumya, No AIR 1?

BTW, My site suggestion for this is iansshoelaces.com, or something like that


Connect to a term

June 25, 2009

Well, im forced to give another simple one. So connect with a term. Everyone should get this.
blah

ANSWER
Yup. Terraforming it is. Gurluv, Madhu, and soumya get it right.


In dreams begin responsibilities?

June 23, 2009

3

Connect to a term.

ANSWER

Little Eichmanns

Went uncracked.


June 14, 2009

Connect to a term.

ANSWER:

NASCAR Dad

Cracked by Himanshu.


True Humility

June 13, 2009

Origin

The origin of this phrase is the George du Maurier cartoon “True Humility“, printed in the British satirical magazineĀ Punch, on 9th November 1895. The cartoon gives fuller insight into its meaning, which relies to some extent on anĀ appreciation of irony.

Meaning

Something bad that is called good out of politeness or timidity.

1

The phrase is what I seek.

Answer

Curate’s Egg.

Right Reverend Host. “Iā€™m afraid youā€™ve got a bad Egg, Mr. Jones!”
The Curate. “Oh no, my Lord, I assure you! Parts of it are excellect!”

Clearly an egg which was partly bad would be entirely unpalatable. The curate, being too timid to complain to his host, looked for something positive to say in reply. That inital meaning of the phrase; to describe something which partly good but which was ruined by its bad part, is now rather lost. That’s not a situation that occurs very often. It’s now more often used just to describe something that is partly good and partly bad.

AndersonCouncil and yossariancsinghania were correct!


Previous Post

June 10, 2009

All pictures exept 43 and 81 to be taken as generic

.Connect.

List not exhaustive

ANSWER:

Neologisms

[pic4 : Yehudi Menuhin ]

cracked by yossariancsinghania


ACCIO QUIZZARDS!

June 8, 2009

CONNECT THE FOLLOWING PICS :-

ANSWER:

Scripps National Spelling Bee

cracked by katoch and sushrut

quoting katoch:
‘Pics-EW Scripps; Ball room of Grand Hyatt Hotel,Washington DC;EW Scripps company’

And yes Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged is its official dictionary.