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Doublespeak Proverb Quiz

 

The following proverb brainteasers represent well known old sayings that have been relied on for hundreds of years. You've probably used these proverbs, or at least have heard them used at some point in your life. But for this brainteaser quiz, they have been re-written using BIG WORDS that mean essentially the same thing, but sound a whole lot different.

If you can translate these camouflaged (but familiar) witticisms, you have a talent for making clear writing out of doublespeak. We think you'll agree that they sound much better and make a lot more sense in their original forms, which relied on plain and simple English!

 
  Neophyte's serendipity.  

 
  The stylus is more potent than the claymore.

 
  It is fruitless to indoctrinate a super-annuated canine with innovative manoeuvres.

 
  The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation possesses, thereby, the optimal cachinnation.

 
  Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.

 
  Exclusive dedication to necessary chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders John a heptudinous fellow.

 
  Pulchritude possesses solely cutaneous profundity.

 
  Where there are visible vapours having their province in ignited carbonaceous material, there is conflagration

 
  A plethora of individuals with expertise in culinary techniques vitiates the potable concoction produced by steeping comestibles.

 
  Male cadavers are incapable of yielding testimony.

 
  All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.

 
  Members of an avian species of identical plumage congregate.

 
  Eschew the implement of corrections and vitiate the scion.

 
  If a large solid-hoofed mammal becomes available to you without compensation, refrain from casting your faculty for seeing into the oral cavity of such a creature.

 
  Each vaporous mass suspended in the firmament has an interior decoration of metallic hue.

 
  It is not advantageous to place the sum total of your barnyard collections into the same wicker receptacle.

 
  Feathered bipeds of a kindred mind in their segregated environment associate with a high degree of amiability.

 
  Deviation from the ordinary or common routine of existence is that which gives zest to man's cycle of existence.

 
  He who locks himself into the arms of Morpheus promptly at eventide, and starts the day before it is officially announced by the rising sun, excels in physical fitness, increases his economic assets and celebrates with remarkable efficiency.

 
  Do not traverse a structure erected to afford passage over a waterway until the time of drawing nigh unto it.

 
  Superfluous chronological dispatch institutes riddance of value defects.

 
  There’s no value to be derived from demanding attention by loud screeches over fallen white liquid derived from the lactic glands of a female bovine.

 
  An excess of culinary experts impairs the quality of a thin derivative of meat.

 
  A body of persons abiding in a domicile of silica combined with metallic oxides should not carelessly project small geological specimens.

 
  A canine which gives vent to his sentiments by a series of vocal efforts, rarely finds use of his bicuspids.

 
  A vessel under optical supervision never reaches the temperature of 212 degrees.

 
  A consolidated mass which forms the earth's crust, and which progresses by turning over upon its surface without slipping, does not successfully gather together a cryptogamous plant.

 
  The placement of the termination as precedent of the commencement should never be assessed.

 
  Never situate the conveyance and its accoutrements forward of the perambulating, ambulatory equine.

 
  A chronic disposition to inquiry deprived the domestic feline carnivorous quadruped of its vital quality.

 
  An individual who vacillates when there is need of action will find himself beyond the hope of future success.

 
  Refrain from enumerating your poultry precursory to their incubation and emergence from their embryonic habitat.

 
  Exercise your visual facilities prior to executing a jump.

 
  A feathered biped in the terminal part of the arm equals in value a pair of feathered bipeds in densely branched shrubbery.

 
  Everything is legitimate in matters pertaining to ardent affection and armed conflict between nations.

 
  The herbage is customarily more verduous on the diametrical selvage of the property barrier.

 
  A single unit of a seam properly distributed at the correct measure of duration will maintain a square root of 81.

 
 

Any object that ascends into the stratosphere irrevocably and inevitably descends to terra firma.

 
  Taciturnity is aurous.

 
  Splintered wood and mineral chunks can rupture my skeletal system, but nomenclatures do not injure me.

 
  An amorous attraction to a financial medium of exchange is the source of everything sinful.

 
  Visualizing is the equivalent to having faith.

 
  Pulchritude pertains solely to the epidermis.

 
  Immature homo sapiens should be endowed with visibility but not oral facilities.

 
  If primary failure is imminent, new attempts should be made repetitiously.

 
  A ferrous alloy rope fashioned of interlocking loops is only as hearty as its least potent section

 
  One more than one is a congenial group of invited guests, but one more than two is a multitude.

 
  Haemoglobin is more viscous than H2.

 
  Perambulate in moccasins, and shoulder a gargantuan wooden rail.

 
  Allow somnolent quadrupeds that are homo sapiens's greatest comrades to remain reclining.

 
  Lack of what is required is the matriarch of inspiration.

 
  A maximum amount of purposeful activity and a minimum amount of disport and dalliance cause Jack to become a dim-witted, stagnant dunce of the male species.

 
  That which is acquired without difficulty is dispersed with equal facility.

 
  It is more desirable to arrive in the medium of time which constitutes a later than desirable hour or date than not to arrive at all.

 
  A red fruit of the Maius family absorbed into the digestive system every 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds, keeps a physician from your presence.

 

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