PETER HUME: "Why is a cook's brain-pan like an overwound clock?"
A cook's cranium is full of cotton wool and things, while an overwound clock is full of rotten spool and things.
HOWARD DICUS: Each is obsessed with providing seconds?
MARY A. FINN: When they are tight, they don't give seconds.
Or, They are both tight, and neither gives seconds.
(For any who may not know, being "tight" is a euphemism for being drunk.)
DR. CLIVE WOODS: "Tight" also means "not very forthcoming with money", and this also works in both solutions!!
DAVID DUFFEY: I have never seen a satisfactory answer; but Victorian cooks needing to begin their day with orders from the mistress:
Talk starts the one but torque stopped the other.
LISA BERGLUND: Very clever answer, but unfortunately, the fool of a conundrum reads, "Wherein lieth the difference between a cook's brainpan and an overwould clock?"
How about: the clock has no tick but the cook has a toque.
TOM SHEPARD: Not in my edition. It simply says " ...can you tell me, sir, why a cook's brain-pan is like an overwound clock?" Nothing here about "difference."
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