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#41 XcomVic

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:24 PM

Spoiler for Hehe...here's my first guess...

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:26 PM

Spoiler for Second likely guess

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#43 IDoNotExist

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:31 PM

Spoiler for Second likely guess


Reasoning for your guesses?
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Posted 27 February 2009 - 07:36 PM

Reasoning for your guesses?



My first guess always ends up spoiling the fun....but it only takes one of them to do it:P As for my second guess....google
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#45 theharangue

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:00 PM

Looking at this in a more grammatical fashion and realinging the sentences based on puntcuation and not capitals and line breaks we get this:

Worms from our heads to our toes, “Get them out!” we long to shout.
[First I was thinking of a corpse being "worm meat" but then I started considering engines here as well, perhaps we are not trying to get the worms out? But grammatically it seems so.]

And we’ve sure been around for awhile— Just check out our throats!
[Old, aged? What your're doing wears out the throat? Throat has lots of applications.]

See how we choke?
[You also choke an engine to start it]

Hindering spry spirit and old, We stop all the fun (though it only takes one).
[This seems to be the heart of the riddle, to me, yet I get the least out if it]

We’re so bored with the carousal punch, Now leave us alone, our work here is done!
[I am drawn to the interaction between bored and punch. Boring a hole with a awl (a punch) seems to be a good fit. The rest though is lost on me.]

We're just wishing that we could go fishing, (and we’ll show you the fish hot on the dish!)
[I get nothing from this at all. Certainly a final clue, but it seems to hardly fit the others. Why is the second part of the phrase in parenthesis. Grammatically it is not called for]

Spoiler for Best I have so far

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#46 arbecar

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Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:47 PM

Spoiler for this makes sense to me :)

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#47 Shakeepuddn

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:47 AM

No one yet.
hehe!
Harangue, I truly admire your tenacity. You are wise to focus on the "spry spirit and old line."
You are on right track with the bore line of thought.
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#48 tarunark

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 12:37 PM

my guess here seems to be to obvious to be correct but here it is
Spoiler for worms... hmm...

Edited by tarunark, 28 February 2009 - 12:38 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:07 AM

is it the horse things on a carousel? the worm could metaphoricaly mean the large bar/pipe that goes through them. thier tired of going in circles so they want to be free and... mabye eat fish?
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#50 Shakeepuddn

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 06:47 AM

Spoiler for Time for a hint:

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