Messing with letters… Tediting…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s rather prim Victorian expletive is ‘By Gemini!’ – a fairly safe alternative to bursting out with, ‘Oh by Jesus!…’ when someone accidentally knocks a teacup over at the Vicarage garden party and splashes one’s wrist with scalding hot tea.

Here is a simple, but annoying, puzzle involving the letter ‘T’.
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 made typing the word ‘locksmith’.
It is a nice word, blocksmith… one who makes blocks.

Some of the letter ‘T’s have been deliberately loosened from this page; please tip all these words into a small bag, give it a good shake, and tip them out to see if order can spontaneously arise from chaos.

urncoat thogweed ombs tarable
horn tauntie iresome turban
incture togre hongs torgan
ugging teagle ickets tediting
histle thips ermination thoovering
ambourine tsummer hundering toddness
raining trousing ongue tripples
orture toperatic angled teasy
ractor tinching axi tampule


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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5 Responses to Messing with letters… Tediting…

  1. memadtwo says:

    so that’s where “ted” talks come from…

  2. I like the word “tripples”. I wonder if it could mean multiple trips (to the shops, the loo, or perhaps stumbling around on a saturday night after a pub session) “Ecky thump lass, you’re trippling all ower the place, you want to stop that drinking you do” 🙂

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