Brain Exercise – March 21, 2023

Sentence Sleuth

A true sentence sleuth can find the one word that is hidden somewhere in a sentence.  Can you find the name of an occupation?  The correct answer can be spread over 1,2, or several words, and you can ignore all punctuation, capital letters, etc.

  1. Julie likes banana-berry smoothies, but I favor plum-berry or just pineapple.
  2. When Thea let the giant Asian carp enter the aquarium, it ate all the goldfish.
  3. Every time we go to Auntie Petra’s, we have tea, cherry pie, and ice cream.
  4. Mateo told Joshua that his new girlfriend Flor is the prettiest girl in school.
  5. The headline said it all: Boxer suffers terrible defeat – torn eyelid, broken nose, and ruptured eardrum.
  6. Grandma loved strange headgear.  I remember her wearing a turban, kerchiefs, tiaras, and even a man’s fez.
  7. After their honeymoon in Spain, Teri and Joe moved to San Diego.
  8. The Wall Street Journal is too conservative for Uncle Fred, a liberal from way back.
  9. As soon as Jennie and Steve got the computer hard drive repaired, the electricity went out. 
  10. Dad brought Mother a pistol for Christmas, but she didn’t want it in the house.
  11. Sonny Bono was not a very good singer, but Cher was excellent.
  12. As soon as the Toyota went over that big bump, I realized the muffler had fallen off the car. 

Improbable Pairs

Be careful whom you marry, or you might end up with an outlandish name!

  1. If John Lennon’s second wife married Cher’s first husband, she’d be…
  2. If the well-endowed country star and singer of 9 to 5 married the Spanish surrealist Painter with the flamboyant mustache she’d be…
  3. If the sexy blond movie star of the movie 10 married the late Hawaiian traditional and pop singer, she’d be…
  4. If the female co-star of Grease married the Las Vegas based entertainer and singer of “Danke Scheon,” divorced him, and then married the British singer/songwriter known for his showy eyeglasses, she’d be…

Answers

Sentence Sleuth

  1. Plumber (plum-berrry)
  2. Carpenter (carp enter)
  3. Teacher (tea,cherry)
  4. Florist (Flor is the)
  5. Attorney (defeat- torn eyelid)
  6. Banker (turban, kerchiefs)
  7. Painter (Spain, Teri)
  8. Journalist (Journal is too)
  9. Driver (drive repaired)
  10. Therapist (Mother a pistol)
  11. Butcher (but Cher)
  12. Umpire (bump, I realized)

Improbable Pairs

  • Yoko Ono Bono (Yoko Ono and Sonny Bono)
  • Dolly Dali (Dolly Parton and Salvador Dali)
  • Bo Ho (Bo Derek and Don Ho)
  • Olivia Newton-John Newton John (Olivia Newton- John, Wayne Newton and Elton John)