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Old 01-08-2017, 10:37 PM
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Default If the quote is by ____, look for this word

Players sometimes offer tips in the quote comments about authors' frequently used words. Here's a thread for collecting those tips in one place.

My starter list:

Les Brown: You/your, Goal

Horace Mann: Education

Will Durant: Civilization

Gene Perret: Grandchildren

Jack Handey: "I think" are often the first words.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:06 AM
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If it's a quote by Robert Schuller the word(s) "possibility" or "impossibility" can almost always be found somewhere in the quote.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:29 PM
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Jerry Coleman: Some player you've never heard of, who if you had would be the key to solving the entire quote.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:09 AM
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Mignon McLaughlin: Woman
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Old 01-10-2017, 06:13 PM
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Jerry Coleman: Some player you've never heard of, who if you had would be the key to solving the entire quote.


good one, lurker!!
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Mignon McLaughlin: Woman
...or Marriage
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:01 AM
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Ambrose Bierce: The first word after the colon is A or An, and it's a quirky definition.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:30 PM
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John Kenneth Galbraith: Economics, Economists

William Penn: Thou, Thy

Alexander Pope, William Shakespeare: 'd at the end of a word, where you would expect 't or 's.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:41 AM
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William Shakespeare: doth, hath

Hath I remembered this before retiring a couple nights ago, my speed for this month would be improved by 40%. Haply, I arose in the morning, instantly saw the word "hath," and solved ye olde cryptogram forthwith. Better late than never (methinks).
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If it's a coach or baseball manager, look for the name of their sport ("Football," "baseball," etc).

For Benjamin Franklin, look out for "thee" and "thou."
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