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words à la ISIHAC

(27 Posts)
BradfordLass72 Fri 09-Aug-19 12:56:53

One of my favourite games on this brilliantly funny programme is the re-invention of words.

Individual two competing DVD players from Calcutta
Legend where your foot is
political to amuse a parrot
admission designed to make you buy
extended no longer cared for
concrete scamming a whole Greek island
example sudden scarcity

Over to you..........

EllanVannin Fri 09-Aug-19 13:01:32


GabriellaG54 Fri 09-Aug-19 13:05:14


BlueBelle Fri 09-Aug-19 14:39:26

Don’t get it 🤔

SpringyChicken Fri 09-Aug-19 14:47:33

It's the rapist, BlueBelle.

Ice cream

RosieLeah Fri 09-Aug-19 14:49:09

Not alone, Bluebelle....I think it might be the way you pronounce the words.

EllanVannin Fri 09-Aug-19 15:53:18

Example : Are you out or In-dia ( in dear )

shysal Fri 09-Aug-19 15:57:14

I have a book of these so could go on for ages. Here are a few examples:
Bearings - Yogi's jewellery.
Benign - What it will be after eight.
Grating - A West Indian elephant.
Collywobbles - That dog is drunk.
Jocular - Scottish vampire.

SirChenjin Fri 09-Aug-19 16:12:44

My username grin

MissAdventure Fri 09-Aug-19 16:21:57

Fancy show put on by myopics - spectacular.

MissAdventure Fri 09-Aug-19 17:05:35

Pulling your jeans up with the power of your mind - levitation.

Lucylastic Fri 09-Aug-19 17:45:17

Flabbergasted - appalled at how much weight you've gained.

MissAdventure Fri 09-Aug-19 17:47:12

Oh very good! grin

BlueBelle Fri 09-Aug-19 17:50:17

Yes I get it, but what’s ISIHAC

shysal Fri 09-Aug-19 18:10:28

Radio 4's 'I'm sorry I haven't a Clue'. Schoolboy humour and I love it!

MissAdventure Fri 09-Aug-19 18:11:36

Menstrual problems on public transport - trainspotting.

Lucylastic Fri 09-Aug-19 18:59:12

Negligent - when you absentmindedly answer the door in your nightie.

BradfordLass72 Sat 10-Aug-19 01:37:47

Instead of putting just the word, which tells us nothing, can we PLEASE do it the way ISAHAC does and as seen in the original post, giving an explanation?

Thank you to those who understood this.

BradfordLass72 Sat 10-Aug-19 01:56:14

beta blocker - order to attack a regular defensive batsman.
delight - West Indian candle
sandwich - when your Mum tells you it's time to leave the beach and you don't want to.
methane - Macbeth showing off
neighbours - extremely dull horses
forecasting - securing the bait on the hook.

BradfordLass72 Sat 10-Aug-19 06:36:11

petrified - placed into a small laboratory dish.
harmonica laughing at one of our regular poster's jokes.

Bathsheba Sat 10-Aug-19 09:30:01

Explain - fabric, clothing that has had patterns added
Carpet - domestic animal travelling companion
Pomegranate - British grandmother had food
Convent - scammer letting off steam

Bathsheba Sat 10-Aug-19 09:40:02

hatband - no hats allowed here
hammock - taking the micky out of pigs
extrapolate - second helping for Polish diner

Jangran99 Sat 10-Aug-19 11:39:30

rectum nearly killed him
artery study of paintings
caesareansection neighbourhood of Rome
dilate to live long

BradfordLass72 Sun 11-Aug-19 04:12:29


Nortsat46 Sun 11-Aug-19 09:21:35

SirChenjin I finally got it ...