So what I know so far. Comparing Shakee's first edit and the final edit and comments:
[Shakee said, "This ones kind of easy". So I assume we are missing an obvious reference or Shakee is a sadist.]
1) Worms in my head to my toe; “Get them out!” I so long to shout.
2) Worms from our heads to our toes, “Get them out!” we long to shout.
[Corpse, fishing, and engine references have gotten no love, so that leaves me thinking wormholes or such. But that is a bad fit with his newest hint. Also "I suggest a thorough search on the possible meanings of a worm", said Shakee. Edit basically pluralizes the answer or object of the riddle.]
1) And I’ve sure been around for awhile— Just check out at my throat!
2) And we’ve sure been around for awhile—Just check out our throats!
[Around? A round or actually rather old? Throats refers to too many things for me to get a good lead here. Again, edit just pluralizes.]
1) Do you wonder I choke?
2) See how we choke?
[Choke is either getting choked, something stuck in your throat, or starting an engine. Note: he has changed this line from
"Just check out at my throat! Do you wonder I choke?"
"Just check out my throat! Do you wonder I choke?"
to a final version of
"Just check out our throats! See how we choke?"
Three edits clearly shows this is a key passage, and that Shakee thinks these changes should help us. The first is obviously just a typo correction, the second a definate change in wording from 'wonder' to 'see'. More pluralizing.]
1) Hindering spirit both lively and old, I stop all the fun, and it takes only one.
2) Hindering spry spirit and old, we stop all the fun (though it only takes one).
[Shakee said, "You are wise to focus on the "spry spirit and old line." Here we get the first edit that is not just pluralizing. Shakee changes 'spirit lively and old' to 'spry spirit and old'. He decides to make the last bit parenthetical rather than a conjunctive phrase.]
1) I’m so bored with the carousal punch, So leave me alone, my work here is done!
2) We’re so bored with the carousal punch, Now leave us alone, our work here is done!
[I said, "I am drawn to the interaction between bored and punch. Boring a hole with a awl (a punch) seems to be a good fit." And this made Shakee say, "You are on right track with the bore line of thought." Also when asked if this was "carousel or carousal" we got no response. I assume then that "carousal" is correct. "Carousal" is a noun form of carouse. "Carouse means ~1: archaic : a large draft of liquor : toast
2: a drunken revel. Edit is just pluralizing.]
1) I’m just wishing that I could go fishing, (So I can show you the fish hot on the dish!)
2) We're just wishing that we could go fishing, (and we’ll show you the fish hot on the dish!)
[Again the edit just pluralizes]
[Shakee's big hint: "AVA seal of approval" You can google it yourself, and the AVA is the American Volkssport Association which focuses on "At your own" pace sporting events. The bulk of which is speed walking...at your own pace.]
So I get Non-conventional worms, a plural answer, old and throated, a change from "lively" to "agile" in spirits that are hindered, fun ending, hole making, drunken revelry and cooking fish? I just can't put it together.
Edited by theharangue, 01 March 2009 - 10:56 AM.