Messing with letters: Joblong?…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s elephant in the room is the one swatting flies with his trunk and knocking knickknacks and statuettes off the mantelpiece…

Here is a simple but annoying puzzle involving the letter ‘J’.
Yes, it does look like a poem doesn’t it? But no, it isn’t one.
I call this the ‘Blocksmith Puzzle’ because its origin is in a keyboard error I once noticed I’d made typing the word ‘locksmith’.
It is a nice word ‘blocksmith’…

Some of the letter ‘J’s have been deliberately loosened from this page; please tip all of these words into a small bag, give it a good shake, and then tip them out to see if order can spontaneously arise from chaos.

ockey jigloo upiter joak

uniper jhorse oyfulness jumpteen

unk japples anitor joxen

inx jabsinthe angling joblong

amming jobstinate umper jimpala

ettisoned jangles eeps jedginess

oining jetymology ovian jazure

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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3 Responses to Messing with letters: Joblong?…

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