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where i work pt. 2

i just now sent to the collegial team with whom i work, this vaguely vocabularily-challenging teaser: 
 
 
 
 
1. Childlike interest for information dispatched a well-known
carnivorous animal.

2. Assiduously refrain from affecting a census of the expected progeny
of the barnyard fowl preceding their emergence from the sheathing
calcareous encrustation.

3. Individuals who inhabit domiciles constructed of a transparent,
fragile, silicious compound must avoid projecting missiles.

4. Immediately upon the absence of the domesticated carnivorous
feline, the common house rodent proceeds to engage in sportive capers.

5. It is in the realm of possibility to entice an equine member of the
animal kingdom to a source of oxidized hydrogen; however, it is not
possible to to force it to imbibe.

6. Sparkle and scintillation are not always identification for an
auric substance.

7. persons deficient in judgment hasten to undertake that which winged
celestials hesitate to assume responsibility.

8. It is the final bit of dried grass that, affixed to the burden
previously acquired, induces a rupture of the dorsal portion of the
ship-of-the-desert.

9.The best loved flower in the world, if provided with a cognomen
different than that established by the Vienna code, would yet emit by
means of its essential oils and esters an aromatic effervescence
similar in all respects to that obtaining if the correct terminology were used. 

we'll see what happens and if any of them can figure these out.  if they can't, i think i may have to shoot myself.  or them. 

thanks to the grammarpolice  comm for the game.

 

Comments

wovenindelibly
Oct. 20th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
Hmmmm.
1. curiosity killed the cat
2. Don't count your chickens before they're hatched
3. Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
4. When the cat's away, the mice will play
5. You can bring a horse to water but not make it drink
6. All that glitters is not gold
7. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread?
8. The straw that breaks the camel's back
9. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

Those gave me a bit of pause!
la_tante
Oct. 20th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
fun though, eh? i had a hard time with 6 actually. i was thinking more along the lines of clothes don't make the man but i knew that wasn't right!
wovenindelibly
Oct. 20th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
i had a hard time with the first one!! it took me the longest, haha.
a2zmom
Oct. 21st, 2009 12:19 am (UTC)
This was fun! I knew all of them.

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