16 September, 2014
Right now I'm hip-deep in riddle research. And one common riddle style is what I call the MON-KEY type. You know them too well:
What key eats bananas? A monkey
What uncle is underfoot? A carbuncle
A variation on the formula is a little looser in the spelling. The gag is the same, but the payoff has a homophone element:
What pony is sweet? Mascarpone
What teller is schmoking hot? A panatella
So now let's make our own - the strict or the sonic. Be careful of the Liberace Trap, where a muscial race is not a Liberace, as the sound fails. But a valuable dart (objet d'art), or belligerent debtor (vendetta) is fine. Name and number your originals. We can keep them succinct - like below. And let's avoid the far-too-fertile ANTs and NATIONs, to name but two! Have fun.
DA1 - Lethal lock?
DA2 - Linguistic thong?
DA3 - Radioactive noble?
DA4 - High earner?
DA5 - Eerie strain?
DA6 - Fertile fate?
Share your answers, and new mon-key ideas below.