URROM = RUMOR
MUYTM = TUMMY
SHOOYC = CHOOSY
TANETB = BATTEN
THE GUY WHO WOULDN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT HOW FAST HIS BOAT COULD GO WAS A – – –
OR UMM HOO TT = MOTOR MOUTH
Happy Thursday everyone! Chatterbox, windbag or even blowhard comes to mind when thinking of words to describe the one talkative friend that we all seem to have. Heck, you’ve probably even met or know of an individual that seems to have misplaced their decency filter too. Psychologists seem to think that people who dominate conversations are emotionally stuck in a mental state of adolescence. They’ve never fully developed the ability to look outside of themselves or take into account the needs of others. In order to change their ways, motormouths must first want to change their habits. Shutting up, asking pertinent questions and engaging in active listening is all that’s required to have a mutually enjoyable interchange. Is it really that hard of a thing to do?!
There weren’t any new clue words in the second to last puzzle of the work week, but three of the four anagrams are coming up as such. MUYTM was last used on 5/28/18 and I’m still baffled as to why the solution is even considered a proper word. TUMMY is just a childish way of saying abdomen. Can you imagine a Doctor asking you to show him or her your TUMMY? I probably wouldn’t blink if a Doctor asked to see my stomach even though it’d be anatomically-incorrect. You can’t really show them your stomach now can you? BATTEN was the only anagram that had me in a holding pattern this morning. The layout had the T’s just far enough apart that I didn’t think of using the double letter trick. It was also the oldest repeat and was last used in gameplay on 9/15/13.
It looks like a gorgeous day at the lake. Everything was going dandy until that guy came along and started talking incessantly. All he ever does is rant and rave about everything under the sun and it’s impossible to get a word in edgewise. It’d be devious to think that the Marine Patrol should issue him a citation for spewing toxic-waste from his pie hole, but the thought did in fact cross your mind! The only coping mechanism to deal with a person such as this is to offer up the occasional “uh-huh” to signify your sarcastic agreement and pray to Buddha’s tummy that he leaves!
The gentleman on the receiving end of the “conversation” looks like he’d rather take a bath with a cat than stand there for one more second. Even the two women chatting on the pontoon are talking about him behind his back. Use some pier-pressure ladies and help him catch the drift! My favorite detail was the oversized sunglasses being worn by our chatty cathy. The mullet hairdo was quite laughable as well.
The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters that would transform into two words. The layout had a good mix of consonants and vowels but I was able to come up with the solution without any help from the letters. This particular answer was previously used on 5/27/15 but it’s been such a long time that I don’t remember encountering it. Have a terrific Thursday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow!