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Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 8:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tommyp, that was a good idea. Idioms are almost necessarily lateral by nature.

Here's one I heard for the first time recently, but maybe you've heard it before and will find it easy. Anyway, here it goes:

The clear water of the spring looked enticing from the perspective of the fairy tale princess.
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Oh, and I forgot--bonus points to anyone who can tell me how this phrase originated (i.e. the original form of the phrase) without looking it up. Once it's solved of course.
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Oh, last thing: "fairy tale" is meant to be taken as a whole, not as "fairy" and "tale" separately.
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Spring = season? metal gadget? breakout?

Perspective = view? Glass?

Fairy tale = Anything to do with folk? fiction? fantasy? animals' rear ends?
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You forgot your name in the title, beware of woubits... ;-)

spring: water relevant? mattress relevant? are we looking for something smaller than a football? something of just one material? metal? glass? plastic? or something untangible?

perspective: drawing relevant? tangible? untangible? view relevant?

fairy tale: are we looking for a synonym/near-synonym? or for a specific fairy tale? or is there something else than stories read for children relevant?
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Jenburdoo:

Spring = season? metal gadget? breakout? None exactly OTRT, but metal gadget is closest

Perspective = view? This meaning, but not the right word Glass?

Fairy tale = Anything to do with folk? fiction? fantasy? This is closest, and in fact quite OTRT animals' rear ends?

Tommyp:

You forgot your name in the title, beware of woubits... ;-) Sorry, though I don't know what woubits have to do with this

spring: water relevant? No mattress relevant? No are we looking for something smaller than a football? something of just one material? metal? glass? plastic? or something untangible? All rest FA

perspective: drawing relevant? tangible? untangible? This view relevant? Yes to concept, though not the word "view"

fairy tale: are we looking for a synonym/near-synonym? In a sense or for a specific fairy tale? or is there something else than stories read for children relevant? All else no.
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perspective: angle? slant?
fairy tale: daydream?
spring: coil? leap? jump?
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perspective: angle? slant?
fairy tale: daydream?
spring: coil? leap? jump?

No to all, if these are specific words. The two for "perspective" are quite OTRT as to the sense of the word, the others less so.
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perspective: viewpoint? mindset?
fairy tale: fable? parable? story? dream? lie?
spring: spiral? bounce? recoil?
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perspective: viewpoint? This is close, in concept. mindset? This much less so
fairy tale: fable? parable? story? dream? lie? None of these are exactly right, nor particularly OTRT
spring: spiral? bounce? recoil? none is particularly OTRT, but the last two are most correct in that they are verbs

Since it seems these random guesses kind of take the fun out, your biggest hint is probably to look for where I gave the strongest "yeses". There's one guess for one of the words that was particularly good, though not precisely correct. Those who know this idiom might even get it just from that. For the word "spring", you may need to stretch your imagination.
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fairy tale: Song and dance of some sort?

the: the?
(i'm just bored right now)
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for spring:
Was the sort of OTRT track part 'metal'? or 'gadget'? or was it the whole thing together?
Springs the device deal with things like tension, extension, and compression. Are any of these relevant?
Is there a Slinky anywhere in your thought process for this word? or a pogo stick?
Does the word that you're looking for us to connect to have more to do with the form of a spring? the material? what it does? or is this far away from the right track?

perspective:
is the synonym/meaning we're supposed to go from with 'view' close to any of these: eye? see? watch?

fairy tale:
You said 'fantasy' was closest. Are we looking for a synonym like fancy? vision?
Is the word for this more in the vein of illusion? or hallucination? or imagination?
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Perspective: projection?
Sny of the following relevant: springboks? Springing as in "water springing from a rock"? Springing as in "springing from a noble family"? Springing a mine? Springing as in "cracking"?
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fairy tale: Song and dance of some sort? This is quite OTWT

the: the? Yes (:
(i'm just bored right now)

Kalira:

for spring:
Was the sort of OTRT track part 'metal'? or 'gadget'? or was it the whole thing together? gadget is more relevant
Springs the device deal with things like tension, extension, and compression. Are any of these relevant? Tension is vaguely relevant
Is there a Slinky anywhere in your thought process for this word? or a pogo stick? No to both, my word wouldn't work to describe either of these
Does the word that you're looking for us to connect to have more to do with the form of a spring? the material? what it does? Thisish or is this far away from the right track?

perspective:
is the synonym/meaning we're supposed to go from with 'view' close to any of these: eye? see? watch? Noish

fairy tale:
You said 'fantasy' was closest. Are we looking for a synonym like fancy? More another form of the word vision?
Is the word for this more in the vein of illusion? or hallucination? or imagination? and this is closest in meaning

Arek_fu:

Perspective: projection? No
Any of the following relevant: springboks? Springing as in "water springing from a rock"? Springing as in "springing from a noble family"? Springing a mine? Springing as in "cracking"? No to all, with a tiny ish for the last
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Fairy tale: imagination? Fiction?
Perspective: viewpoint? Vantage? Panorama?
Spring: jump? Bounce? Stretch? Another verb?
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Another form of the word fantasy - fantasia? fantasize?
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Fairy tale: imagination? Fiction?
Perspective: viewpoint? Vantage? Panorama?
Spring: jump? Bounce? Stretch? Another verb? No to all

Another form of the word fantasy - fantasia? fantasize? Yesish but not one of these
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Fantasy: dream? Daydream? Imagine? Imagination? Something along these lines?
Spring: something a spring is? Like elastic? Bouncy? Spiral shape relevant? Or could it have been a blade spring?
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Fantasy: dream? Daydream? Imagine? Imagination? Something along these lines? Kaygee was much closer
Spring: something a spring is? Like elastic? Bouncy? Spiral shape relevant? Or could it have been a blade spring? None of these. The answer is a verb
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Minor correction: It could have been any kind of spring (or in fact, a literal spring need not be involved) causing/taking part in the action that the word describes
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Trip the light fantastic?
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Trip the light fantastic? YES. Great going Woubit!

Trip = spring (like for example a mousetrap)
Light = perspective (seen in another light...)
Fairy tale = fantastic (stories of the real or the fantastic)

The expression, for those of you who haven't heard of it, means to dance. Which immediately raises the obvious question, WHY? I looked up the answer, but I'm curious if any of you know.
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I had to look it up too. Cool. And interesting that "light" and "fantastic" are both meant to be adjectives describing a totally absent noun. Interesting to an English major, at least.

Is this one all done, Bio?
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Is this one all done, Bio?

I guess so, as nobody has been able to answer the challenge. I'll just say that the phrase originally had the word "toe" at the end. How a toe can be fantastic I don't know, and neither do I know why it was dropped. I'm glad you found it interesting, Gourami.
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Oh, and

*************SPOILER*******************
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Perhaps some unusual nail polish? That could be pretty fantastic.

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