The mentalfloss.com Brain Game brings you Think Thursday, right on time. (Our Think-Thursday-on-Monday experiment didn't pan out so well, because nobody showed up for work on Wednesday.) Here's today's challenge:

Match each of the five sets of letters on the left to their corresponding symbol on the right. Which ones go together, and why? That's the puzzle. Good luck!

Here are the SOLUTIONS.

THE SOLUTIONS:

: (colon) + EL = COLONEL
+ (plus) + H = PLUSH
- (dash) + IKI = DASHIKI
, (comma) + NDO = COMMANDO
. (period) + IC = PERIODIC