NUYFN = FUNNY
PIRGE = GRIPE
CIFLEK = FICKLE
SECASC = ACCESS
NO ONE COULD SWIM ACROSS THE PARIS RIVER UNDERWATER. THAT WOULD BE – – –
NN IE I ES = “IN-SEINE”
Good Morning, Everyone! 🏊🏻♂️ WATER YOU KIDDING ME? 🏊🏻♂️
🎶 In the middle of the night…I go walking in my sleep…From the mountains of faith to a RIVER SO DEEP…We all end in the ocean, we all start in the streams, we’re all carried along…By the RIVER OF DREAMS…🎶 “The River of Dreams” – Billy Joel 1993
🏊🏻♂️ Sometimes a person’s FUNNY, and jokes about some things,
And being FICKLE says something that laughter often brings…
This guy claims he’s a swimmer of such an upper class,
That he can get across the River Seine in all one pass…
His friend is quick to GRIPE to him that it cannot be done,
That underwater ‘cross the Seine? It’s been done by no one…
But our guy feels the ACCESS would prove that he could do,
What borders on insanity…he thinks it to be true.
What do you say to this guy “You’re all wet…and you can’t feign…
That you can do this swimmingly…No you are quite “IN-SEINE“…🏊🏻♂️
While I didn’t really do a DEEP, DEEP search this morning, I can say that none of our words SURFACED as new, yet something did come up as FUNNY…FUNNY! I only found it one time in the Archives, on 10/05/16. But I’m sure such a common everyday word had to be in play before than…Anyway, the anagram that day? You guessed it…NUYFN. And funnier still, it’s not the only anagram repeated today. ACCESS, last seen in 2017, was in play on 11/16/15 and 08/03/16, where it appeared both times as it does today: SECASC, and with an appearance in 2014, I’m dubbing it our oldest entry. FICKLE showed up twice in 2017, and GRIPE, RISES TO THE TOP, with the most recent showing of 06/14/19. And it was clear SAILING with all our words this morning..in fact it went quite SWIMMINGLY…So, NAUT to waste any more time…it’s on to our cartoon.
Finding ourselves back in Paris, which we recently visited on August 22nd, we see two Jumble characters, standing perhaps at Pont Neuf, DEEP into a conversation about swimming across the River SEINE, which has been outlawed since 1923…
ASIDE:…A challenge for Paris City Hall has been to bring swimmers back to the capital’s biggest and most famous stretch of water, the Seine. With the 2024 Olympics, one of the benefits being promised to locals is that the river will be made officially swimmable. “Thanks to the Olympic Games we’ll be able to see to it that the water in the Seine is clean water,” the Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, vowed. Taking a dip in the Seine and other city waters has been banned since 1923, because of currents, river traffic and water quality. In 1988, Jacques Chirac, the mayor of Paris at the time, promised to make the river safe for swimmers and said he would proudly swim in it himself. It never happened. Although the water in 1870 was more than 400 times more polluted than today, the issues over purity, linked in part to human and agricultural residues, are still being addressed…
Back to our show….JACQUES VALUE, at left, is overheard stating that he could “easily make it to the other side”, while VICTOR HUGO, at right is telling him…well, he’s telling him…”Oui, YOU GO on. No way, you’re CRAZY”. And that word Mesdames and Messieurs…is our Pièce de Résistance…”CRAZY”...Because thinking you could swim underwater across the SEINE is just totally INSANE…”IN-SEINE“! And where will you be after you get in the water? “IN-SEINE“! No matter how you look at it…Voila! It’s an old joke, but WATER OUI gonna do, Folks? EIFFEL for it! Tres bien, David!
Ok, Eye Bonbons…Not much in the way of an EIFFEL this morning. Jacques in a red T-shirt, and Hugo (who may or may not resemble David…but I’d feel like a real PARISite if I said that just because he’s bald)…wearing gold. Two couples atop the bridge, and five more people walking in the background. We see the base of the Eiffel Tower, flanked by foliage, with buildings visible through the arch. And I like the criss-cross design detailed on the Tower. But I think I’ll just WING it, and go with the three tiny Animal Eagles on the Bridge., just to be done…Because at this point, the whole idea of that water in the River is just giving me the CREPES…(Simon and Garfunkel 1970)…So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…I’m headed to breakfast…I’m thinking FRENCH Toast… 🏊🏻♂️🙋🏻