by Florence W. Deems

Category 3

This category includes multi-syllabic Stinky Pinkies. Their wacky clues, instead of fairly short daffynitions, are sometimes almost as long as a short story. The ones on this page are mostly based on a knowledge of classical music.

1. The opposite of a factual report: Fiction Diction

2. When the main character of a famous English opera was away on one of his "sea interludes," he wrote a volume of measured vocabulary having correspondences of terminal sounds. What was its title?: Peter Grimes' Meter Rhymes or also Grimes' Rhymes

3. Salary demands of a certain group of musicians after they played for "The Marriage of Figaro": Amadeus, wanna pay us?"

4. Doctors have recently treated a number of persons who have developed a reeling condition after listening to James Galway's performance of a certain flute concerto, which he commissioned. The doctors have decided to name this puzzling condition after the composer. What did they name it?: Rodrigo Vertigo

5. This famous English composer always carried with him all his money in a leather pouch. One day during a trip "In the Fen Country" a bird flew down, grabbed the pouch and flew off with it. All the citizens of Norfolk rhapsodically watched "The Lark Ascending" with: Vaughn-Williams' gone millions

(Save your groans. They get worse!)

6. When the composer of the set of violin variations known as "The Four Seasons" bowed before the cheering audience, his toupee fell off. What was the gleeful exclamation of a little boy in the front row?: "Vivaldi's a baldy!"

7. When this Italian composer was a boy, he used to like to play in "The Fountains of Rome" to cool off on hot summer days. One day he slipped and fell. When his friends saw the big lump on his head, they laughed and started chanting: "Ottorino's got a bean-o!"

8. Feeling very lazy one day, a famous composer was reclining in bed reading a book instead of working on a set of symphonies commissioned by a certain Prince Nikolaus. During the day the composer received a note from the prince inquiring about the progress of the commission. The composer scribbled off a hasty reply, in French, fibbing that he was hard at work and that he would continue working on the pieces "Le Matin," "Le Midi," et "Le Soir" (or morning, noon and evening) until he finished them.

He then laid back against his pillow and continued reading his book, which was about how seven words caused an earthquake. Its subtitle was "Sieben Sonatas with an introduction and at the end an Earthquake."*** Many years later, a historical society restored this composer's home. Over the bed they posted a sign informing tourists that "This is the bed that Haydn lied in."

*** This subtitle is the real subtitle of Haydn's famous oratorio, "Die Sieben Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze" (The Seven Words of Our Savior on the Cross).

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