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Words / craic
« on: October 24, 2012, 05:35:22 AM »
craic :  or "crack", is a term for news, gossip, fun, entertainment, and enjoyable conversation, particularly prominent in Ireland and Scotland . It is often used with the definite article the craic

We do, after all, enjoy a lot of craic on these forums!  Please could it be considered for inclusion (as a rare word, of course).

Words / Word Suggestion: tigh
« on: September 02, 2012, 03:49:44 AM »
Originally a Scottish Gaelic word, which means house, but in very common use in Scotland as an anglicized word.  And one I seem to play every time the letter combo presents itself, before kicking myself once again.  Just as well I don't stress about my %age.

I wouldn't suggest it be added to Chi as a common word, but it would be nice to see it accepted as rare.

Words / Word suggestion: standard puzzle March 5th
« on: March 06, 2012, 08:00:25 AM »
OK, I would accept it may be classified as rare, but the subject is increasingly common:  botnet

From Wikipedia:  A botnet is a collection of compromised computers, each of which is known as a 'bot', connected to the Internet. When a computer is compromised by an attacker, there is often code within the malware that commands it to become part of a botnet.

Words / No short 'n' curly...
« on: February 19, 2012, 09:32:38 PM »
I was surprised that pube wasn't accepted.

Is this a regional word or an oversight?

Words / Word suggestion - recosting
« on: December 01, 2011, 02:23:14 AM »
Tuesday 29th standard puzzle had no less than 3 accepted 9 letter words (Escorting (common) plus Corseting and Sectoring (both rare)) - but I was surprised that recosting was not an allowed word - a quick search suggests it is sometimes hyphenated, but not always.

I did find a fifth 9 letter which I feel ought to be on offer at our local, green, hardware stores: ecostring, but perhaps I am ahead of myself there?  ;)

Words / No Tootsies allowed!? (Tues 31/5/11)
« on: June 02, 2011, 08:22:59 PM »
Tootsies is (imho) such a lovely word it couldn't possibly be excluded from our lists?  :)

It is a commonly used term hereabouts for feet/toes but not sure how far round the world it has spread.

Words / Trouble with Lichen...
« on: January 07, 2011, 09:50:14 PM »
I got lichen on Thursday 6th Jan, but I also tried litchen which is a very common alternative spelling in my experience, but it was rejected :(

Words / Spoiler: Alternative 9 letter word 30.11.10
« on: December 01, 2010, 04:55:54 AM »
I'm sure we all know what Googly eyes are - but if not all googly eyes are exactly the same, then some of them are surely googlier than others, and one set must therefore be the GOOGLIEST!   :D

Words / Spoiler: Rejected word Sat 6.3.10
« on: March 06, 2010, 08:10:50 PM »
Cuties not allowed?

Whilst it has acquired a rather tacky association in recent years, it's still a word in common use, isn't it?


Words / Spoiler: Thrusday 14th
« on: January 15, 2010, 04:33:38 AM »
No 'Sorries'?

What if I said sorry three times, and each of those sorries were rebuffed....


Words / Rejected word for Saturday 14th - spoiler
« on: November 14, 2009, 08:41:28 PM »
No loonies !?    And I thought this game forum was full of them   ;)


Words / Rejected word for Friday 13th - spoiler
« on: November 14, 2009, 10:28:38 AM »
Wot! Sideburn not allowed?
I know you have other names for this facial hair in other countries, but I was surprised that the UK word isn't allowed.


Word Games / Keyboard controls
« on: October 28, 2009, 01:49:36 AM »
I tend to play Chi using the keyboard rather than the mouse.
There are keyboard shortcuts for shuffle(0), back(,) and next(.) and you can submit using Enter.
But I can't find a key to Clear the rack!
Am I missing something?

Words / Geas
« on: February 20, 2009, 04:20:52 AM »
Geas is probably not a common word, but it is widely used in mythology and in fantasy role playing games.

It's a kind of curse

The urban dictionary has it as
Geas :    
A spell or curse put appon someone to makesure they fulfil their task and dont betray their master. For instance a Geas could be put upon a servant to make sure that they stay loyal or upon a mercenary to make sure they dont double cross their employee.
Faliure to do so will result in the victim being killed in one way or another by the Geas.

Merriam-Webster has
geas (noun) : An obligation or prohibition magically imposed on a person
    There is a geas upon me.

What do other think?  [Other than despairing of me for the fact I spent too many hours when I was a student playing D&D and DragonQuest]


Whatever / Sick...
« on: January 21, 2009, 09:13:16 PM »
Head stuffed full of cold and lost my voice so off work (you cannae teach a class of teenagers much when you are speechless).

Feeling dead sorry for myself - I hate being off for any reason, and of course, I hate feeling ill, so all in all, not a happy kittie. 

Slight consolation of being able to divert myself with Chi and friendly chit-chat, but then again, my head is mince so I got nowhere slow with yesterday's :(


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