IQ test 2 cliches

Locutus of Board

Diamond Member
Dec 14, 1999
The following are cliches that we've all heard. Test your vocabulary and see
if you can figure them out. The answers are listed below.

1. It is fruitless to attempt to indoctrinate a superannuated canine with
innovative maneuevers.

2. Scintillate, scintillate, asteroids minified.

3. Members of an avian species of an identical plumge congregate.

4. Surveillance should precede saltation.

5. Pulchritude possesses sole cutaneous profundity.

6. It is fruitless to become lachrymose over precipitantly departed lacteal

7. Freedom from incrustation of grime is contiguous to rectitude.

8. The stylus is more potent than the claymore.

9. Eschew the implement of correction and vititae the scion.

10. The temperature of the aqueous content of an unremittingly ogled
saucepan does not reach 212 degrees.

11. All articles that coruscate with resplendance are not truly suritorous.

12. Where there are visible vapors having their prevalence in ignited
carbonaceous material, there is conflagration.

13. Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.

14. Eleemonsynary deeds have their incipience intramurally.

15. Male cadavers are incapable of yielding any testimony.

16. Neophyte's serendipity.

17. A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries of a small
bryophtic plant.

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

19. Abstention from any aleatory undertaking precludes a potential
escalation of a lucrative nature.

20. Persons of imbellic mentality divagate in parameter which cherubic
entities approach with trepidation.

21. Elementary sartorial techniques initially applied preclude repetitious
actions to the sqares of three.

Okay - so how many do you think you got right? Here is, in plain english,
what the sentences say:

1. You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
2. Twinkle, twinkle little star.
3. Birds of a feather flock together.
4. Look before you leap.
5. Beauty is only skin deep.
6. Don't cry over spilt milk
7. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
8. The pen is mightier than the sword.
9. Spare the rod and spoil the child.
10. A watched pot never boils.
11. All that glitters is not gold.
12. Where there is smoke there is fire.
13. Beggars can't be choosers.
14. Charity begins at home.
15. Dead men tell no tales.
16. Beginner's luck.
17. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
18. He who laughs last laughs best.
19. Nothing ventured nothing gained.
20. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
21. A stitch in time saves nine.



Mar 30, 2000
I believe people put up IQ type questions and other SAT scores to try and prove how smart they are. Somehow, they relate that by putting up tough questions, that others will think that they created or know the answers. Most smart people don't need to do this, or show off their need to be a forum alex trebek. You should have at least given credit to where you found this on the Internet.


Diamond Member
May 30, 2000
hehe wangel is just pissed that he didnt get any right :)

Neither did I. Hell, I dont even KNOW half of those cliches off the top of my head. But give me a matching type thing of the same thing and I would probably get most of them.


Senior member
Oct 22, 1999
Regardless, it was good flame. And I got about half of them. :D. Some of the others I had never even heard...


Oct 9, 1999

I believe that people who are insecure with their own knowledge often flame others for posting something that, looked at the right way is quite funny but to them is offensive because they didn't understand it. They feel they must defend their intelligence by demeaning others.