Eleven gents in academic training environment
Exist as groups under elevated superiors
And by organizing ranks and, together, inspiring very excitable little yippers
Enable convening those
Intelligent elegant shepherds
Ambling ‘round, lacking encircling scruff straps, looking youthful

What on earth is going on here?

  • $\begingroup$ This is the first riddle I've posted. Feedback is encouraged, and if more experienced users feel that there are other tags that apply, please feel free to add them. $\endgroup$ – tmpearce Jan 22 at 4:01

It looks as if this is less of a puzzle and more of a

Coll for help,


Each line provides a description of something, and by adding Coll- before the first letter of each word it will spell it out.

- Collegiate
- Colleagues
- Collaboratively
- Collect
- Collies
- Collarlessly

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  • $\begingroup$ Feedback: it is fun and not too difficult. $\endgroup$ – Jay Jan 22 at 5:13
  • $\begingroup$ I guess you'll be collecting a green checkmark soon. $\endgroup$ – Rubio Jan 22 at 5:17
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    $\begingroup$ Nicely observed. I like how you answered with a pun. $\endgroup$ – Earlien Jan 22 at 6:21
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    $\begingroup$ Bingo. Would you mind explaining your thought process? Which line was the key to recognizing what was going on? Also - I'm glad to see you got the pun in the title! You used it in essential the same way I was planning to, if a hint became necessary. $\endgroup$ – tmpearce Jan 22 at 13:49
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    $\begingroup$ One more thing to point out: the answer is a complete, gramatically-correct (more or less) sentence where rot13(nyy jbeqf ortva jvgu gur fnzr sbhe yrggre cersvk) which describes the same situation as the clue $\endgroup$ – tmpearce Jan 22 at 15:20

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