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Monday, July 12, 2010

Mag 22 explanation

This, my friends, is a red herring.

A red herring is defined as "a deliberate attempt to divert attention."

And that's what this sentence is: "The old magus actually timed out everyone's summer."

In fact . . . it doesn't mean anything. However, if you extract the first letter of each word in the sentence, you will see what the devious author was up to: T O M A T O E S

10 comments:

Suz said...

WHAT! we were scammed!
you devil.....:)

Anonymous said...

ohhhh... makes so much more sense now!

Stafford Ray said...

Ha ha! Fooled again. And we found so much meaning in the words. The wily old Magus!

joanny said...

You trickster you....adore a good mind twister now and then Joanny


Greek mágos "magian"/Magician the older word for a practitioner of magic the term 'magus' acquired a negative connotation and was associated with tricksters and conjurers. This pejorative meaning survives in the words "magic" and "magician".

willow said...

Sly. Very sly. I wouldn't have caught it on the first go around. Well done. Red herring, indeed!

Caty said...

haha!! that was absolutely genious!!

Sue said...

Pretty cool!

=)

sheri said...

looks like you might have to get quite a few of those 'clueless' awards to pass around because i truly did not get it until now. should have known you were up to something...

ninotaziz said...

So you are the Magus! Thanks for the fun cloak and dagger gueesing game!

ninotaziz said...

guessing, I mean...