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Punny Monday ~ 2011.01.02

Welcome to Punny Monday. This is a fun little guessing game meant to spark your imagination and tickle your funny bone. Every Monday I post an original photo and ask my readers to figure out what was going on in my brain (or Amoeba’s) when he/I/we made it. Posting time varies so every time zone occasionally gets a fair shot at being first to see the game.

Here is the image you need to base your guess on:

What compound noun does this photo represent? EMAIL your answers and leave a comment designed to either help or confuse your fellow game players. The first contestant to EMAIL me the right answer wins a featured link in my blog which will display until next Monday when we’ll play this little game again. Enjoy.

PLEASE, do not write your guess in the comments. It spoils the game for the other players. Your guesses will be shared when the game ends. Oh, and just because someone announces they’ve won, doesn’t mean that they have. Please keep guessing until I post the answers!


Book Buyers

January 3rd, 2011, 12:13 a.m. — Raven — Book Stand

January 3rd, 2011, 12:56 a.m. — Alastair — Book Stand
January 3rd, 2011, 5:09 a.m. — Barbara — Book Stand
January 3rd, 2011, 6:07 a.m. — Karen C. — Book Stand
January 3rd, 2011, 6:39 a.m. — Linda — Book Stand
January 3rd, 2011, 6:48 a.m. — Church Lady — Book Stands


Book Borrowers

January 3rd, 2011, 6:23 a.m. — Melli — Book Ends
January 3rd, 2011, 6:48 a.m. — Melissa — Overbooked
January 3rd, 2011, 8:30 a.m. — Susan — Book Ends


Book Browsers

January 3rd, 2011, 12:10 a.m. — Raven — Romantic Triangle
January 3rd, 2011, 6:36 a.m. — Jim — heartthrob; heartthrobs; heartbeat; heartbreak; hard hearted; soft hearted; broken hearts; heartbroken; paperbackheart
January 3rd, 2011, 6:40 a.m. — Jim — heartache; heartaches; aching heart
January 3rd, 2011, 12:11 a.m. — Karen A. — Romance Novels
January 3rd, 2011, 1:53 a.m. — Mumma — Arrow Words (Crossword Puzzle)
January 3rd, 2011, 2:35 a.m. — Granny Annie — Paperbacks; Paperback Books; Romance Novels


  1. I think I have a guess. I’ve either gotten it or am going to embarrass myself by being so far off.

    Thanks, in any case, for the challenge.

    1. Karen – -thanks for the phrase. I asked for a compound noun. However, I am just happy to hear from you again. I hope you had a good holiday season.

  2. Hmmmmmmm, hmmmmmmmmm and hmmmmmmm once more – another brain bender Quilly 🙂 Nothing like a bit of mental gymnastics to start the New Year! Guess sent….

  3. Argh — late because I was going by the 8:00 time slot originally on your sidebar. I didn’t realize the times always started at midnight and worked up or back — I thought they rotated all the way around and thought 8 a.m. was a nice change. 🙂

    But at any rate I’ve sent in what seems like a feasible guess, but I usually still ponder it in the back of my mind til I see the answer because one just never knows for sure until then!

    Happy Monday.

    1. I am sorry, Barbara. I have no idea where that time slot came from! I tried daytime posting but only got a couple of answers, so now I stay on either side of midnight. On months that have 5 weeks we can get as early as 8 p.m.

  4. I sat right down and checked first thing today (but of course, I am not first in line) *AND* I think I might have gotten it. If so, my brain is either highly engaged or this one is really easy. 😀

    1. Well, Karen, you got the right answer. as to whether the game was too easy or too hard, I can’t say. As you can see by looking at the answers, there was a pretty good balance this time around.

  5. Hmm. The only thing I can come up with just doesn’t seem like it would be right, but I’ll send it in anyway. My brain is apparently still on holiday mode!

    1. Linda — Amoeba refused to stand on the books. And you’re brain was “just right”. You were trying to over-think things!

  6. I’m going to take a wild guess this week. Shocker, I know. I have always wanted to participate in your Punny Monday, but my brain just can’t “get it together”. You are so creative in coming up with these.

    1. Church Lady — and you made the winner’s list! (Trust me, I know these are a lot easier to conceive than to figure out!)

  7. I hope I did not just embarrass myself, but I guess you are the only who will actually see my answer. One of my “goals” not “resolutions” this year is to get more involved, make new blogger friends & to participate on peoples blogs so here goes. Let me preface my answer with “I do not have a clue.” Now that have that out in the open on the blackboard so to speak I will now overreach and attempt to answer without browbeating myself or undercutting the answers. I cannot use witchcraft and I am lovesick . I hope I have now sufficintly confused, mislead or otherwise highlighted other bookworms with my comment. I certainly have confused myself with my grasshopper attempt.

    Fun so far.

    1. Melissa — half the fun of this game is embarrassing yourself. Usually the silliest answers are the crowd favorites. Honest. Welcome to Punny Monday. We are all happy to meet you!

    1. Thom — check Mar’s link below. A compound word is “two words put together to form one”. A compound noun is two words put together to form one, and that one happens to be a noun.

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