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Think Small [BB346]

22 January, 2012

This week we deal in nanotechnology. If a small pig is a piglet, does that make a pikelet a tiny pike? Or a baby bull, a bullet? Playing with the suffix LET (or ET as in the last example), can you intuit what common words are being punnily (and punily) defined?

(And can you add any more to this streamlet of consciousness?)

  1. Midget U-boat
  2. Mini-mouth
  3. Cockney’s ’ovel?
  4. Weeny old wound
  5. Short journey
  6. Karaoke-lite?
  7. Brief think
  8. Nano knack
  9. 2 micro-totals

BB345 SOLUTION: Hobart + MO (bathroom), Adelaide + SNL (desalinated), Sydney + TER (dysentery), Perth + OLA (plethora), Darwin + GF(dwarfing), Canberra + FOE (forbearance), Melbourne + WH (whole number), Brisbane + SC (crabbiness)

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