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Re: Musical puns, jokes, and teasers

Post by Timtin » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:29 pm

Okay, it's time put on those thinking caps again!
All I need is the proper name of the person associated with
each clue, once the anagram in question has been solved.

1. Avid nail. (2,6)
2. Refer as real. (2,9)
3. His negligent death wish. (3,7,11)
4. Stubble is half normal. (3,5,4,2,5)
5. Inept scraps. (8,3)
6. More - so unjust! (4,8)
7. Eleven cooled. (4,3,5)
8. A mamma hunk's hand. (5,5,5)
9. Up and stale. (2,8)
10.Honest store. (3,1,1,1,5)

Njoy!

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Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:31 pm

Well Tim,
this is possibly your most difficult quiz to date because of your use of Italian, English and maybe even French anagrams, though I am working on that one, so don't hold your breath.
Here are 8 of the answers so far, hopefully some other bright spark will chip in with one or two or even three!
1. La Divina = Maria Callas
2. La Ferrarese = Adriana Ferrarese del Bene
3. The Swedish nightingale = Jenny Lind
4. The brass bull of Milan = Mario del Monaco
5. Princess Pat = Patrice Munsel
6.
7. Voce del Leone = Titta Ruffo
8.
9. La Stupenda = Joan Sutherland
10. The S.O.S. tenor = Richard Tauber

thinking cap replaced and nasty thoughts being formulated about the quizmaker that cannot be printed here, happily I am still allowed to think them.
hopefully I will be back!
Brian

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Post by Timtin » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:59 am

You're right Brian, this is a very tough one, and I'd have struggled
even to get 8/10, had the boot been on the other foot.

Clues to the missing answers:-
6. Born 1945. Her nickname just isn't very complimentary, but it is
somewhat onomatopoeic.
8. 1861-1936. This madam's nickname is sometimes spelled (6,5,5)
rather than (5,5,5), with the addition of an 'e' at the end of the first
word.

Feel free to have nasty thoughts about me! :-)

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Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:11 am

I am still having difficulties with the anagrams but I assume No.8 is Ernestine Schumann-Heink, still have to work out the nickname though. All I can come up with is Madam(e) Shuma Hannk, is that it???
grrrr..
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Post by Timtin » Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:08 pm

Brian, you're absolutely right with the singer's name, of course.
Her nickname appears to be something akin to a spoonerism,
namely Madam(e) Human Shank. My point of reference was one
of my books on opera, although a quick check on t'inernet didn't
produce any further references to it.

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Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:37 pm

Thanks for the info Tim, I must say that the nickname is also a new one for me, I suppose most of the less than flattering nicknames will be withheld from the official records.
I still have no clue for the other lady "mens toujours" is all I can come up with.
I have one for you now, as I was searching for clues I came across a very well known singer of our generation from the pop world who is very proud of her nickname "Bathroom Betty" , got a clue who she is Tim??
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Post by Timtin » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:33 am

Brian, the missing nickname refers to the black American soprano's just enormous
voice, I presume. Say it quickly and not very clearly, and the her nickname
sounds a bit like her real name. Hence the onomatopoeia.

The Conservative MP for Hereford and South Herefordshire has an almost
identical name.

I'm still thinking about who Bathroom Betty could be.

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Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:03 am

I must be getting slow in my old age, of course the answer is Jessye Norman and your anagram is "Just enormous", BUT I never heard her called that hence the difficulty. I always heard her called Jessye-Normous. That of course is always the problem when a nickname attracts variations. An excellent quiz Tim that really worked the grey matter to it's limit, I suppose after getting the first 8 so quickly my brain needed time to recharge it's batteries.
Glad you don't know who Bathroom Betty is, I'll give you another day or so then put you out of your misery. A clue... she got the name because she had her first singing job as resident singer in a Gay mens bathhouse in the USA.
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Post by parag » Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:09 am

Bette Midler?

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Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:24 pm

Clever boy Parag, well done, the one and only Bette Midler, boy what tales she could tell of her "singing career" in the bathhouse if she so wanted.
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