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An easy one here, just meant for good fun.

Six words to find, then we'll talk when you're done.

Conservatively speaking is their chosen plight.

More common in Britain, but just as right.

Heart sleeves showed signs of thinned nerves, too.

And lingered until your welcome, was long overdue.

Not anger, wrath, fury nor rage but another befit.

A part of an island nation, horribly split.

Hilarious yet not, what the comedian did them.

Done in for sport when the season is in.

Your brothers know of this pre-engagement event.

In grappling you could say it's what shouldering is meant.

Of a cowardly color you would typically me know.

Not this kind of funny if I'm found on your toe.

Now all these together may seem strange on their face.

But combine them regardless, so my name you can place.

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One-upmanship?

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. Been here but that work thing just keeps getting in the way of my riddling. Care to write a note to my boss?

Your answer is not what you will need for the finale.

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Dower/dour?

Tocher/Touch?

Or maybe something as simple as invitation? Meet?

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Dower/dour?

Tocher/Touch?

Or maybe something as simple as invitation? Meet?

Not any of those, sorry.

I tried a little google/wiki magic myself. The reference in the first line may be more obscure than I thought. If you know the kind of brothers I'm refering to, you may find it by search engine. The second line could be enough to get the word (oops).

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drop?

That's just the most prominent reference other than "throw" which DN already guessed.

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Concede?

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Brothers in arms? You definitely need your arms for grappling, lol

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drop?

That's just the most prominent reference other than "throw" which DN already guessed.

no, not it.

Concede?

HaHa, are you married Wilson? Ha. I'm laughing, anyway. Not what I had in mind.

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Brothers in arms? You definitely need your arms for grappling, lol

Yes, that kind of grappling; wrong answer. Each line in 5. are totally independent of one another.

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Pin

I know that there are fraternity pins and I've recently (thank you google) read that when a brother would give his fraternity pin to a girl it is often a precursor to an engagement ring. I don't know much about grappling, but they people involved are trying to pin each other and I can imagine "shouldering" being a method to achieve that.

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Pin

I know that there are fraternity pins and I've recently (thank you google) read that when a brother would give his fraternity pin to a girl it is often a precursor to an engagement ring. I don't know much about grappling, but they people involved are trying to pin each other and I can imagine "shouldering" being a method to achieve that.

Right on! Again, you'll need to fix the tense to make it work for you when combining for the final answer.

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An easy one here, just meant for good fun.

Six words to find, then we'll talk when you're done.

Conservatively speaking is their chosen plight.

More common in Britain, but just as right.

Heart sleeves showed signs of thinned nerves, too.

And lingered until your welcome, was long overdue.

Not anger, wrath, fury nor rage but another befit.

A part of an island nation, horribly split.

Hilarious yet not, what the comedian did them.

Done in for sport when the season is in.

Your brothers know of this pre-engagement event.

In grappling you could say it's what shouldering is meant.

Of a cowardly color you would typically me know.

Not this kind of funny if I'm found on your toe.

Now all these together may seem strange on their face.

But combine them regardless, so my name you can place.

tory

worn

ire

killed

pinned (or pinnning)

corn

I just wanted to get the six words together. The last line instructs to "combine them" but nothing obvious jumps out at me yet.

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tory

worn

ire

killed

pinned (or pinnning)

corn

I just wanted to get the six words together. The last line instructs to "combine them" but nothing obvious jumps out at me yet.

Although wear, kill, and pin will work; I think you will have better luck with worn, killed, and pinning.

I got to head home. Will be back in a little while. This may go quickly, just cant tell...

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Yeaaaaaaah, I woulda never gotten 5. I'm 17 btw

tory

worn

ire

killed

pinning

corn

hm... that's weird... is the answer the letter S?

story, sworn, sire, skilled, spinning, scorn - they all work

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Yeaaaaaaah, I woulda never gotten 5. I'm 17 btw

tory

worn

ire

killed

pinning

corn

hm... that's weird... is the answer the letter S?

story, sworn, sire, skilled, spinning, scorn - they all work

Awesome catch, Darth. The only thing I can think of as to why it wouldn't work is PG's remarks about tenses. Swear, Skill and Spin would work as well as Sworn, Skilled and Spinning. But that's a lot better than anything I've come up with so far.

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Yeaaaaaaah, I woulda never gotten 5. I'm 17 btw

tory

worn

ire

killed

pinning

corn

hm... that's weird... is the answer the letter S?

story, sworn, sire, skilled, spinning, scorn - they all work

Good job DN, you got the "strange on their face" part (and maybe from the title, too?) but you still need to "combine them regardless".

Awesome catch, Darth. The only thing I can think of as to why it wouldn't work is PG's remarks about tenses. Swear, Skill and Spin would work as well as Sworn, Skilled and Spinning. But that's a lot better than anything I've come up with so far.

DN's catch is correct but still work to be done to get the final answer. The intended tense should (hopefully) make the final answer more apparent is what I was trying to say before.

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Sire is an old word, and when you pair it up with sworn and story, I start thinking old knight's tales, or fairy tales. Spinning makes me think... Sleeping Beauty? She's the one that pricked her finger sewing, right?

Or maybe something simpler, like apprentice?

Oh, right. I keep forgetting about the importance of tenses.

Sworn, skilled (adjective), spinning... and scorn (verb or noun)

This is a story about a skilled sire sworn to keep spinning, out of scorn.

Riiiiight.

Random guesses: storm? Sordid?

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Sire is an old word, and when you pair it up with sworn and story, I start thinking old knight's tales, or fairy tales. Spinning makes me think... Sleeping Beauty? She's the one that pricked her finger sewing, right?

Or maybe something simpler, like apprentice?

Oh, right. I keep forgetting about the importance of tenses.

Sworn, skilled (adjective), spinning... and scorn (verb or noun)

This is a story about a skilled sire sworn to keep spinning, out of scorn.

Riiiiight.

Random guesses: storm? Sordid?

Was just stepping out and almost missed this post. Not it yet...

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Well... I ain't got nothing else. So... g'night

Really awesome riddle so far =P

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a sworn sire's story skilled at spinning scorn

Damn good riddle

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Bill Clinton

Probably not right, but seems to fit imagk's guess.

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Spider?

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Hey there PG. Can hardly find the nerve to ask

RUMPELSTILTSKIN ?????

At least it will get a laugh.

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Hey there PG. Can hardly find the nerve to ask

RUMPELSTILTSKIN ?????

At least it will get a laugh.

:lol: Thanks a lot Wilson! I am sooooo busted. I read that, and started laughing and my BOSS walked by asking what was so funny :blink:

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Hey there PG. Can hardly find the nerve to ask

RUMPELSTILTSKIN ?????

At least it will get a laugh.

By jove, Wilson's got it! Well done. Hope all enjoyed as much as me. Back to the drawing board.

1. TORY (Wilson)

2. WORE (DarthNoob)

3. IRE (dyalDragon)

4. KILLED (DudleyDude)

5. PINNING (DudleyDude)

6. CORN (Wilson)

Story, swore, sire, skilled, spinning, scorn (DarthNoob)

Final Answer: Rumpelstiltskin (Wilson)

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By jove, Wilson's got it! Well done. Hope all enjoyed as much as me. Back to the drawing board.

1. TORY (Wilson)

2. WORE (DarthNoob)

3. IRE (dyalDragon)

4. KILLED (DudleyDude)

5. PINNING (DudleyDude)

6. CORN (Wilson)

Story, swore, sire, skilled, spinning, scorn (DarthNoob)

Final Answer: Rumpelstiltskin (Wilson)

:thumbsup: Great riddle PG. Great entertainment.

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