Nifty Linguistic Puzzler from “Car Talk”

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Nifty Linguistic Puzzler from “Car Talk”

Postby brogine » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:31 pm

The lads commission a new sign for the garage:

Klick and Klack’s Auto Repair.

Reviewing the work before mounting it, one of them objects to a small imperfection with a grammatically correct remark containing the same word five times consecutively. (Holy moly!)

And the remark was . . . ?

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Re: Nifty Linguistic Puzzler from “Car Talk”

Postby Slava » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:20 am

:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: And the answer is...? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:

AAAGGGHHH, the tension's killing me! :D
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Re: Nifty Linguistic Puzzler from “Car Talk”

Postby brogine » Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:11 pm

Suffer no longer.


Accounts vary on which brother commented that . . .

“It’s pretty good, but the spaces between
‘Klick’ and ‘and’ and ‘and’ and ‘Klack’
are not the same.”

I hope that does not disappoint.

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Re: Nifty Linguistic Puzzler from “Car Talk”

Postby Slava » Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:30 pm

And the pain is gone.

Well put together. It needs a visual aid, though, to make it work even better. Which would get auto-corrected out by this site's robots.
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