The Sphinx Thinx
Here's the earliest "sphinx/thinx" pun we've been able to dig up: ""The mysterious sphinx: who know what he thinx?" From Grip, 1891.
But there have been some echoes along the way:
The reporters go up to the sphinx
And demand to know just what it thinx
Of the Philippine Isles;
But the sphinx only smiles
And replies: "That's a secret, by jinx!"
—The Indianapolis News, 1900
That granite-faced dub called the Sphinx
Has missed many thousands of drinx,
But equals, perhaps,
A great many chaps,
In the number of thunks that he thinx!
Even the enigmatic old sphinx winx as he thinx of the most exhilarating of drinx.
—The Capuchin Annual, 1949
The toffy head waiter with the face of a sphinx
These are a few of my least favorite thinx.
—Bulletin with Newsweek, 1981
The Publisher mysterious enigmatic Sphinx.
The Editor in oracles of rejection thinx.