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Words / Re: Compound words
« on: July 04, 2020, 11:08:57 PM »
At the risk of being a whinger, I for one have no knowledge of palmtop being a common word. I think taproom, which I got, and lamppost, which I didn't are at least known to me. I've clicked on the definition and apparantly it's an electronic device. Common? Well if Mike didn't get it, I don't think so!

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Words / Re: Indoor/indoors
« on: July 01, 2020, 08:13:02 PM »
I am blonde so need to clarify - rare or common for indoors and outdoors?

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Words / Re: Rehire/rehired
« on: June 16, 2020, 09:30:54 AM »
I agree too

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Words / Re: TOURNEY in yesterday's ROUTINELY Challenge game
« on: June 13, 2020, 10:00:54 AM »
Three more players found Panegyric than Tourney. Both were under 90.

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Words / Re: TOURNEY in yesterday's ROUTINELY Challenge game
« on: June 11, 2020, 11:27:00 AM »
Thanks TRex I'll bear that in mind next time I have a whinge.

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Words / TOURNEY in yesterday's ROUTINELY Challenge game
« on: June 11, 2020, 09:06:01 AM »
Never heard of TOURNEY - when you press on it to see the meaning it's a tournament (and as a verb it says it's archaic) - the least played common word with 86, next lowest played common word was TYRO with 141 - I think that says it all!. I've learnt a new albeit extremely uncommon word, however I think it needs to be classed as rare.

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Word Games / Re: heterodox
« on: June 08, 2020, 05:41:53 PM »
I too had never heard of it, I got it after thinking of it and then looking the word up first to see if it was a word. Opposite of orthodox. 

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Words / Re: Twee not common?
« on: June 05, 2020, 03:23:59 PM »
Common

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Words / Re: Fistula and fistulae common?
« on: May 31, 2020, 02:52:13 PM »
Well that gave me a sorely needed laugh!

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Words / Re: Fistula and fistulae common?
« on: May 31, 2020, 12:40:30 PM »
I know about perineums cause of childbirth. So maybe it's more common for childbearing women. Not so for fistula/fistulae.

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Words / Fistula and fistulae common?
« on: May 31, 2020, 09:22:59 AM »
In Saturday's Challenge game with FACULTIES as the seed word I had a long battle trying and failing to get a rosette! I love a challenge and was keen to see what I missed. Now I know lots will say they're familiar with this word and its plural however I'm not sure I've even heard of it let alone it passing the pub test. 
I don't even know if I've seen it before in Chihuahua. I vote fistula and fistulae gets reclassified from common to rare.

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Words / Re: Rostered uncommon?
« on: May 30, 2020, 10:58:36 PM »
Yep I played rostered. I was surprised it was rare.

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Words / Re: Vesper
« on: May 29, 2020, 09:42:03 AM »
Oh yes I'm not saying it's not correct. I'm just rambling really about how I keep playing the word and then kick myself. Vesper sounds like the motorcycle too, although I think that's spelt Vespa?

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Words / Vesper
« on: May 28, 2020, 11:15:30 AM »
In Wednesday's Standard game, seed word PERVASIVE, I played Vesper and it's not common, and I always seem to forget this. Although after writing this post it will probably help me to remember it is not common! And yet I think VESPERS is common.  When you press on the word for the meaning it says the bell that  summons worshippers to vespers, the vesper bell.

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Words / Re: Cloistral common?
« on: May 26, 2020, 09:15:45 AM »
Yep it was the one common word I missed and I even checked how few had played it too! I don't think I ever would have come up with it. But I have heard of it, not sure I've ever used it.

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