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  • 1. Prolitariat Mouthful of WordsProletariat (n):A working classProlitariat (n): A ‘working-with-words’ classAnagrams1. Raga Man2. *Pak Devil3. *Is Dark Hitcher4.*A Boggier Robot5.*Half Crocked Chit6. *Heil, old fart!7.*Sex video-mart8. Necrosing9. Spared10. Introduces11. Hatreds12. Discriminator* : Names of famous personalities or phrases . Rest are wordsKangaroo WordsThe other day, John was nagging me to accompany him to Pantaloons. After much coaxing, I finallyagreed to his wish as the weather reports did not mention any precipitation. He was satisfied indeedand you should have seen how his face was illuminated! When we reached the place, we weresurprised to notice that the façade of the building had been completely refurbished. On the way back,John stopped at a local bookstore to search for a book - “Fabrication: The Designers Guide”. Iadvised him to salvage his money then and instead order it from flipkart.com at a discount, to whichhe agreed.‘C’est la vie’ Arif Page 1
  • 2. Prolitariat Mouthful of WordsEtymology1. From a medieval Latin phrase which means "the Fifth Essence" -- what we would now call, "TheFifth Element." That which is ____ is of the fifth element that would come after the four classicalelements (earth, wind, rain, fire). The OED summarizes this original sense best, "The `fifth essenceof ancient and medieval philosophy, supposed to be the substance of which the heavenly bodies werecomposed, and to be actually latent in all things, the extraction of it by distillation or other methodsbeing one of the great objects of alchemy."2. The nautical explanation is that in the age of sail, women, wives, mistresses, and prostitutes werefrequently on board ship when in port or sailing in home waters and occasionally children would beborn aboard ship. Common sailors slept on the cannon deck and when on board, their wives andmistresses would sleep there too. If a child were born on board, it would likely be born on the cannondeck.3. This term for a run-down or dilapidated urban area with a large, impoverished population isAmerican in origin.The term originally referred literally to a path along which working men ___ logs.4. Borrowed from the French phrase for "gloves of Sweden." It was in Sweden that the first leatherwas buffed to a fine softness.5. This unofficial motto of the US Marine Corps is borrowed from the Mandarin GongyeHezhoushe, or industrial cooperative.The phrase was clipped to a slogan for the industrialcooperative movement.Lt. Col. Evans Carlson (US Marine Corps) was a military attaché in the US embassy to China in thelate-30s. Carlson chose ____ as the motto for his elite battalion and by late 1942 the term was widelyadopted throughout the Marine Corps as an expression of spirit and “can do” attitudeRebus1.‘C’est la vie’ Arif Page 2
  • 3. Prolitariat Mouthful of Words2.3.4.5.‘C’est la vie’ Arif Page 3
  • 4. Prolitariat Mouthful of WordsTom Swifty1. "I need a pencil sharpener," said Tom _____. (7)2. "I only have diamonds, clubs and spades," said Tom __________. (11)3. "This must be an aerobics class," Tom ____ out. (6)4. "3.14159265," Tom said ____. (7)5. "Ive struck oil!" said Tom _____. (7)6. "I like modern painting," said Tom ______ .(10)7. "How do you start a model-T Ford without a battery?" asked Tom _____.(8)8. "Dont add too much water," said Tom with great ________.(13)9. "Who discovered radium?" asked Tom _______. (9)10. "Id better repeat that SOS message," said Tom ________. (12)Spelling Bee1.teenteenbletnMeaning: bell-ringing (Origin: Latin)2.lbyirantnMeaning: full of intricate twists and turns (Origin: Greek)3.eereedeesenseMeaning : property of certain surfaces that appear to change colour as the angle of view or the angleof illumination changes (Origin: Greek)4.sekreleegeousMeaning : Grossly irreverent toward what is or is held to be sacred (Origin: Latin)5.degeerotepMeaning: An early photographic technology (Origin : French)Spoonerism‘C’est la vie’ Arif Page 4
  • 5. Prolitariat Mouthful of WordsMan, it pained so much! I needed to have my wisdom tooth pulled out. So I thought I should pay mydentist a visit. He lived near my home, a block of flats away. As I was talking with the dentalreceptionist, there was a sad ballad being played over the radio there! She was telling me about herdog - that it was Birthington’s washday that day.Her husband was taking care of that task or masterplan of hygiene it seemed.She also mentioned that her husband was complaining of a lack of pies inhis diet. “He really has a sweet tooth, you know!”- She exclaimed!After the tooth extraction, Iexclaimed to the dentist “Me tooth- it’s roaring with pain!”. I had to ease my tears a bit!Punctuation QuizThe title of this book is derived from a joke on bad punctuation:“A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and proceeds to fire it atthe other patrons.Why? asks the confused, surviving waiter amidst the carnage, as the panda makes towards the exit.The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder. Well, Im a panda, he says, at the door. Look it up. The waiter turns to the relevant entry in the manual and, sure enough, finds an explanation.Panda(n): Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China.__________.A to Z‘C’est la vie’ Arif Page 5
  • 6. Prolitariat Mouthful of Words I F E Y L B Z O U L E E A I R O N R R W A SAcrostic 1 2 3 4 2 3 4CLUES:1. Any person exercising great authority or power in a particular field2. An ethnic group of Africa3. (plural) Long white linen robes with tapered sleeves worn by priests at Mass4. Sweet raised bread dried and browned in an oven‘C’est la vie’ Arif Page 6

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