Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Anything else
User avatar
Fournine
.hacker
Posts: 938
Joined: Thu Nov 20, 2003 3:07 am
Location: Boron group, period 5

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by Fournine » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:35 pm

I think we should list the starters on the first post as well.

User avatar
tokage
Posts: 615
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:24 pm
Location: In a meat machine

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by tokage » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:00 am

Wilbefast wrote: The original Seuss tirade can be found here - the pattern was in "EETLE", and moved over to "UDLE", "ADLE", "ATTLE" and finally "OODLE". I'm not enough of a linguistic to explain how this work exactly, but you get the general idea: consonants are fixed (except for things like Ds and Ts which sound similar), and vowels can be altered.
I don't see why the 'ck' and 'g' should be any different from 'dl' and 'ttl', for my ears it is close enough. Especially when the vowels stay the same there should be no problem with the 'rhyme'.
So I will continue with clock.

-------------------------------------------------

A blog all about grogs with clocks made from frogs wearing socks is called a-
Image
SOCK FROG CLOCK GROG BLOG

User avatar
Freshbite
Posts: 3256
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:02 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden.

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by Freshbite » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:34 pm

tokage wrote:I don't see why the 'ck' and 'g' should be any different from 'dl' and 'ttl', for my ears it is close enough.

Because ATTLE is nearly pronounced as ADDLE and thus works with EETLE.
Rhyming is not (necessarily) the goal of the game.

Wilbefast explained how the game works in this post. (...and it should probably be in the original post aswell)

And Wil, you can edit the "Wolfire / Blog (?)" in the original post about this sixth match to just "Blog" since it has been officially changed to it.

User avatar
tokage
Posts: 615
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:24 pm
Location: In a meat machine

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by tokage » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:47 pm

'Battle' has a sharp sound from the t's, while the d's in 'paddle' are softer(at least the way I pronounce it). That's why I thought it would be the same with sharp k and soft g. If you can tell me where the difference lies, I will believe you.
I know it is not about rhyming, but more about a kind of tongue breaker from many phonetically similar words.

User avatar
Armored Wolf
Posts: 1267
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 7:35 am
Location: In Renegade_Turner's brain

Seuss Off: SOCK FROG CLOCK GROG BLOG OWNED BY NOG

Post by Armored Wolf » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:10 pm

A blog all about grogs with clocks made from frogs wearing socks owned by Nog is called a-
clockblog.jpg
I bring to this thread the horrible abomination I call "sock frog clock grog blog nog."
SOCK FROG CLOCK GROG BLOG NOG

User avatar
Freshbite
Posts: 3256
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:02 pm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden.

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by Freshbite » Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:34 pm

The difference is that BATTLE can be pronounced as BADDLE, but CLOCK cannot be pronounced as CLOGG. (Unless you have a potato in your mouth :])

To make it really simple, let all the words you add end with "..OG".


Spoiler alert:

DOG..
LOG..
FOG..
JOG..
COG..
HOG..

...are all fine examples.


By the way, the hexadecimal color #EAEAEA is great for hiding things in quote blocks, and easy to remember too. (sadly... )

User avatar
tokage
Posts: 615
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:24 pm
Location: In a meat machine

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by tokage » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:20 am

Ok fine, I'll stay with 'g'. Still think it is much more interesting, if you use both voiced(g) and voiceless(k) forms of the consonant.
------------------------------
A blog all about grogs with clocks made from frogs wearing socks owned by Nog, who wears a clog on his head, is called a-
Image
SOCK FROG CLOCK GROG CLOG NOG BLOG
This looks not as cool as I thought it would... anyways, wanna let me win again?

User avatar
Armored Wolf
Posts: 1267
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 7:35 am
Location: In Renegade_Turner's brain

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by Armored Wolf » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:17 am

I think this means Tokage wins again, eh? Or I am here too early?
7:20 AM on Wednesday, I'm hear at 7:13 AM Saturday. (here being at the library).

Well, I'll start a new one then.

BEARD
Image

Meh heh heh...

User avatar
tokage
Posts: 615
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:24 pm
Location: In a meat machine

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by tokage » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:36 am

Ahem...
Wilbefast wrote:
tokage wrote:Well, it could be an idea to extend it up to a week. The number of participants has dropped considerably since the obama-farmer-one. Someone needs to keep track of the time though, or this thing will die.

While we are at it. Wil, there are two mistakes in the OP, the caption for the possum-one is the same as the silver-one and Assaultman should be Starter and not winner (yet :))
A week is a nice round number - easy to calculate when it's over :P All in favour? I've fixed the OP - thanks for pointing that out.

User avatar
Armored Wolf
Posts: 1267
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 7:35 am
Location: In Renegade_Turner's brain

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by Armored Wolf » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:22 am

My bad.

Thought it was still three days.

User avatar
Wilbefast
Posts: 1204
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:32 pm
Location: In a sealed box shielded against environmentally induced quantum decoherence
Contact:

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by Wilbefast » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:26 am

Beard should totally be the next one though :-P

User avatar
Assaultman67
Posts: 2109
Joined: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:06 pm
Location: U.S.

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by Assaultman67 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:06 am

I think tokage is the only one motivated enough to win the Seuss Off ... LOL

everyone else just kinda wears out and quits :/ ...

User avatar
tokage
Posts: 615
Joined: Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:24 pm
Location: In a meat machine

Re: Seuss Off #2 - The second coming

Post by tokage » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:12 pm

I am not really motivated. My persistency more comes from boredom or procrastination (heavily).

Well, maybe this game has outlived itself.

Post Reply