Know Your Picture Characters Entry #4

May 10th, 2010 by Wordsman

The animals were, in order: dog, cow (or ox), horse, monkey, bird, and cat.

犬 牛 馬 猿 鳥 猫

Now for the scoring.  Fifty points each to Shirley and Dragon for being on the right track (last time I checked, horses also have four legs and a tail).  A Fan gets 100 points for poking fun at his brother and making obscure song references, plus another hundred for his three guesses.  Then he goes into the double bonus for saying that E was a dinosaur (because, as we all know, dinosaurs evolved into birds), with a triple word score for identifying cat as dog and vice versa.  Unfortunately, the system is not capable of calculating so many points all at once, so he has been reset to 1.

But anyway, time for this week’s challenge, which is on the family.  Since yesterday was Mother’s Day, pick the character for “mother” out of this lineup of family members.

A. 兄 B. 姉 C. 妹 D. 弟 E. 父 F. 母

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3 Responses

  1. A Fan Says:

    Simple process of elimination:

    It can’t be A, the television, because mothers think their kids watch too much television.

    For the same reason, it can’t be D, the old-fashioned TV antenna (boy, these characters really are from the ancient past, aren’t they).

    It’s not E, the wienies roasting on sticks over an open fire, because that’s the character for “Boy Scout Jamboree.”

    It’s not B, because whatever that is, it’s too complicated for a little kid to write on a Mother’s Day card.

    It’s not C, because that’s just a sloppy version of B.

    Therefore, it must be F, which represents a side cutaway view of the dollhouse (with staircases) that Mother painstakingly assembled for her daughter.

    Piece of cake.

  2. Dragon Says:

    I’m going to go with C, because it looks sort of like it’s a person on the right, and the thing on the left is a baby they’re carrying. The thing on the left could just as easily be a potato with antennae, but I think it’s one of those “modern art” things.

  3. Shirley Says:

    B and C look a lot alike and mothers and fathers are both parents. It could be one of them, but,on the other hand, sons and daughters are both children. Same reasoning applies. So I’m going with D because it looks frazzled which mothers spend a lot of time being. I am submitting this without checking to see what Dragon says. I ought to get at least one point for that!

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