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LLapp 01-08-2017 10:37 PM

If the quote is by ____, look for this word
 
Players sometimes offer tips in the quote comments about authors' frequently used words. Here's a thread for collecting those tips in one place.

My starter list:

Les Brown: You/your, Goal

Horace Mann: Education

Will Durant: Civilization

Gene Perret: Grandchildren

Jack Handey: "I think" are often the first words.

Barnabas 01-09-2017 09:06 AM

If it's a quote by Robert Schuller the word(s) "possibility" or "impossibility" can almost always be found somewhere in the quote.

Lurker 01-09-2017 01:29 PM

Jerry Coleman: Some player you've never heard of, who if you had would be the key to solving the entire quote.

oddcouple 01-10-2017 04:09 AM

Mignon McLaughlin: Woman

wvwoman 01-10-2017 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lurker (Post 7752)
Jerry Coleman: Some player you've never heard of, who if you had would be the key to solving the entire quote.



good one, lurker!!

universalmom 01-10-2017 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oddcouple (Post 7753)
Mignon McLaughlin: Woman

...or Marriage

Lurker 01-11-2017 06:01 AM

Ambrose Bierce: The first word after the colon is A or An, and it's a quirky definition.

LLapp 01-11-2017 05:30 PM

John Kenneth Galbraith: Economics, Economists

William Penn: Thou, Thy

Alexander Pope, William Shakespeare: 'd at the end of a word, where you would expect 't or 's.

munchlet 01-13-2017 11:41 AM

William Shakespeare: doth, hath

Hath I remembered this before retiring a couple nights ago, my speed for this month would be improved by 40%. Haply, I arose in the morning, instantly saw the word "hath," and solved ye olde cryptogram forthwith. Better late than never (methinks).

killdozer 01-28-2017 06:01 PM

If it's a coach or baseball manager, look for the name of their sport ("Football," "baseball," etc).

For Benjamin Franklin, look out for "thee" and "thou."


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