Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A silly competition...

...to make up for the huge disappointment caused by my last post, whose link refused to work (I've now deleted it).

No prizes, but this is a fishy literary competition (game, really).  Names of well-known books altered to look fishy. For example:

Peyton Plaice
The Cod Delusion
The Pilchard's Progress

Over to you now (only those with nothing better to do need apply. I'm off to do the ironing).



38 comments:

  1. On The Roach............Jack Kerouac
    Catch 22.
    Huckleberry Fin.

    Yes it is a silly competition but anything is better than video editing.

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  2. Pride and Jaundice.
    Bluthering Heights.
    Jane Where.

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    1. Very good, Sonia, but not much to do with fish?

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  3. Please may I include films?
    The Codfather.
    Forest Guppy.
    The King Sperch

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    1. Adrian, you're disqulified, (although very witty). Get back to books, please.

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    2. Fine by me.
      Barnaby Rudd.
      Turbot or not Turbot.

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    3. That's better (though the second one is a speech, not a book. But I'll let it pass).

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    4. It's from 'Amlet.
      Turbut, or not turbut, that is the question:
      Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
      The squids and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
      Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
      IT FINISHES WITH A SEA.
      That's to do with fishes.
      Give us a kiss for first prize. Women. a funny breed but beautiful.

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    5. You mean Clamlet, don't you? Adrian, you've worked very hard on this, but there aren't any prizewinners, and therefore no kisses. Sorry about that. But you can have this one x

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    6. I wish, I just write as I think, Clamlet is a thingy I missed. it's why I'm thick.
      I deserve more than a kiss.

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  4. Harry Potter and the Fish Filleter's Stone.

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  5. The trouble with this is I keep thinking of others, like The Ascent of Clam and Diary of a Shrimpy Kid (for those who have kids). Although Lady Chatterley's Lobster doesn't quite cut it. This is what happens when you (I) do the ironing.

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  6. Down and trout in Paris and London
    Cindereller and the glass kipper
    Cray the beloved country
    Prawn free
    Oh, whistle and eel come to you my lad

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  7. What fun!

    To Krill a Mockingbird
    The Bridge on the River Koi
    Lock Stock and Two Smoked Eels
    Jurassic Shark
    Groundhog Ray

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    1. Wow! You're not just good at short stories, are you, Teresa?

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  8. Pike and Prejudice, Tiddlemarch.

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  9. Lord of the Herrings. You've got me hooked now!!

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  10. The Stickleback of Notre-Dame.

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    1. Maggie, you really are "hooked", aren't you? Brilliant. Keep them coming!

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  11. Mr Pollack. I won't 'carp' on any more!

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    1. Phew! But thanks, Maggie. Btw who's Mr. Pollack?

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    2. Sorry, full title is The History of Mr Pollack, Charles Dickens?

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  12. Mansfield Shark
    Anchovy of Green Gables
    And husband has contributed;
    Lamprey Parsonage
    Barnacle Rudge

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  13. Whiting for Godot
    Goldilox

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  14. The Good, The Bad and The Blobfish.

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    1. Google for an image of it - you'll soon see why he goes with the good and the bad.

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  15. Sorry but I feel completely out of my depth. I never was any good at this sort of thing. However I can and do admire the responses.

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    1. Never mind, Graham. You can't be brilliant at everything.

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  16. "Barnaby Rudd" by Charles Dickens
    "Waiting for Codot" by Samuel Beckett
    "Life of Fish Pi" by Yann Martel

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    1. I love the second two, YP, but Adrian beat you to it with Barnaby Rudd! Life of Fish Pi is YP one of the best.

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