Today’s grammar lesson in case you didn’t know. A “portmanteau” is not only a large trunk but it is also a word blending the sounds and combining the meanings of two words. See how many you can guess from clue—and name the two words that make up
1-Good place to stop overnight while on a road trip
2-Jerry Lewis may have been more famous for his, held every Labor Day for more than 40 years, on behalf of MDA
3-Popular on Sunday at favorite restaurants
4-UK’s outlook on the EU
5-Team that takes care of toxic waste
6-When I was a kid, when bad, we did recess inside; now the word is mostly heard in conjunction with requisite certificate on car equipment
7-End life by means of current
8-Loudspeaker system that sends audio messages to selected people, often used in offices
9-Flaky iced pastry
10-An episodic series of spoken word digital audio files that a user can download to a personal device for easy listening 😊
Email your answers for this week’s game to Peg@ambaa.com.
Answers to last week’s “TRIPLETS” Trivia:
Three words each answer … spelled different but sound the same. Easy!
1-Yes; me; home of the pupil Aye; I; eye
2-Baseball’s requisite circling; mellifluous section of the choir; justification Bases; basses; basis
3-Acquire by payment; alongside; so long! Buy; by; bye!
4-Early AM moisture; owed; carry out Dew; due; do
5-Impoverished; skin hole; serve a drink Poor; pore; pour
6-Falls on the just and unjust; hold royal office; helpful in stopping the horse Rain; reign; rein
7-Jasmine, black, Earl Grey, et al; pester; home for Titleist Pro V1 Teas; tease; tees
8-Mrs. Ram; coniferous tree; not me! Ewe; yew; you!
9-Goldi had them; Nessie’s home; salmon at its best? Locks; lochs; lox
10-Twosome; tree for the partridge; trim Pair; pear; pare
BONUS: Give me another trio for Triplets Part 2! STAY TUNED!