ANIPO = PIANO
LIRTL = TRILL
NECCTA = ACCENT
NOTLLA = ATONAL
“LORETTA’S VOICE HAS AN ARRESTING QUALITY. IT MAKES YOU WANT TO…”
PO ILL CCE AL = CALL THE POLICE
Good Morning, Everyone! 👫🏻LORETTA…HIS AWFULLY WEDDED WIFE👫🏻
🎶 The warden threw a party in the county JAIL…The PRISON band was there and they began to WAIL..The band was jumping and the joint began to swing…You should’ve heard those knocked out JAILbirds SING…Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock…Everybody in the whole cell block…Was dancing to the JAILHOUSE Rock…🎶 “Jailhouse Rock” – Elvis 1957
👫🏻 I find it quite amusing that David chose a word,
That might describe the singing of Loretta…quite absurd…
ATONAL describes music that doesn’t fit the mold,
And anyone who’s heard her knows that here she takes the gold!
Her voice has been called many things…a shriek, maybe a TRILL,
But often times the ACCENT’s akin to if looks could kill…
And Leroy’s known to cringe each time that she decides to sing,
To him that small PIANO helps the misery to bring….
His sarcasm is witty, he makes jokes but prays she’d cease…
Arresting quality indeed! Should he CALL THE POLICE? 👫🏻
As our 7th Annual Guest Jumbler Week draws to a close, today we’re going out with an oldie but a goodie, The LOCKHORNS. Originally created by Bill Hoest, since his death it’s been written by our guest, The Cartoon Lady, Bunny Hoest, and illustrated by her partner, our guest John Reiner. And it celebrated its’ 50th Anniversary last year. That’s a lot of locking horns! And Loretta and Leroy, the comic’s protagonists are Masters at their game. Masters at making sarcastic, passive-aggressive one-liners to one another, it’s usually done face to face, or as an aside to a third party, as in today’s cartoon. They’re a married couple who just about hate one another. Marital bliss? More like Marital Miss…and we’ve laughed about their hijinks all these years. Loretta shops, Leroy drinks. Loretta sings..Leroy drinks…Loretta wrecks the car…Leroy drinks. Oh, and he’s also an incorrigible flirt, who plays a lot of golf….And yes, I can hear all the single ladies out there chanting a collective “Phew”! Dodged a bullet! As I said…Marital Miss! And you can read all about it in the links above…
But before we begin discussing our words today, have you noteiced how each of them seem to be related to music in some way? And then related to the puzzle also? I think this is a first…and if it was done intentionally, it’s an amazing accomplishment! Just sayin’…So, we‘ve gone a few days now without any new words, but today it looks like we’re hearing a new one…ATONAL. And what a word it is! 6 of the Early Birds were stumped…and make a note, because that’s a first in itself. Atonal. Hmm..Ok, show of hands…Have you used it recently in idle chatter? In not so idle chatter? Let’s face it Folks…unless you’re into music in some way, shape or form? Atonal? No, not so much…Our other three words? ACCENT’s been seen numerous times over the years, and it loses out to being the most recent by a mere three days. That top honor goes to PIANO, which appeared on 02/23/19, while TRILL hasn’t been seen since wayyyyy back to 11/25/08…2008! That’s a long time ago…and since it’s been 11 long years, we won’t trifle over it being anagrammed exactly the same way again today….but I bet the Longhorns would!
…And a segue back to our Guest characters…A familiar scene to any reader of the comic, we find ourselves today in the home of Loretta and Leroy. Seated at her piano, Loretta’s seen belting out a tune while Leroy stands by…as is his wont…drink in hand. But this time it looks like a cup of coffee. Perhaps the couple has just ended one of their frequent dinner parties, and while coffee’s being served up, Loretta’s serving up another of her impromptu performances…which she’s often guilty of doing? And as the less than melodious tones fill the air, and we read ARRESTING in our question?…We see Leroy, considering it to be a crime, and threatening that he’d like to CALL THE POLICE! Nicely done, David…you can cop to another winner!…And I SING your praises!
And as far as eye candy goes, let’s go with the flying ubiquitous vase of flowers atop Loretta’s piano. Must be due to the…good vibrations!
So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…and here’s to hoping no marriages out there end up like the Lockhorns...A 3-Ring Circus…Engagement ring, wedding ring…and suffering…But then again, it has been more than 50 years…so who knows? 50 years?…That’s definitely a life sentence! 👫🙋🏻♀️