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Whatever / Southern Sky
« on: March 17, 2014, 03:42:22 AM »
Dear Chi-folk:

We're getting on an airplane tomorrow and flying to New Zealand! I know it's not nearly as adventurous as GC's travel plan, but I'm excited anyway.

We'll be there about a month and will be driving around in a camper van. My husband, the Organized One, has created a provisional itinerary for us, but just thought I'd ask the more knowledgeable of you down there on the other side of the equator (and the International Date Line!): recommendations? I know there are too many beautiful and interesting possibilities to visit in a month and we have done our homework, but still: suggestions?

Ready to gaze at the southern sky,


Words / revisiting a suggestion
« on: November 18, 2013, 05:48:38 AM »

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I have been thinking about the word 'stent.' I think it is currently a 'rare' word. Back in 2009, a suggestion was made to reclassify it as 'common.' I could not find a ruling on this. I apologize if I have missed any further discussion or a decision, and would like to know what others think. 
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The Daily Quest / confused
« on: April 13, 2011, 11:40:53 AM »
Dear Alan:

I cannot locate the '10-letter' tab, nor do I see a full screen option as described in your 'Chi upgraded' post.

Any suggestions?


Whatever / Disaster Relief
« on: February 16, 2011, 04:53:52 AM »
Dear Forum Friends:

For anyone wishing to contribute to disaster relief for Queenslanders, the Premier's Disaster Relief Appeal has a website that makes it simple and secure to donate online. So far, over $200,000,000 has been raised.


Whatever / Changes
« on: January 30, 2011, 06:28:20 AM »
Dear Forum Friends:

Just wanted to mention that my profile now includes the word retired! My plans: to see what my home is like in the daylight on a weekday! Perhaps I'll be able to join the forum conversation more often now.



Words / re: Saturday, Sept 24 Challenge
« on: September 26, 2010, 10:30:36 AM »
Dear Alan:

I was surprised to find 'vise' accepted as a rare word. To me, this is a common word meaning, 'a clamping device, usually consisting of two jaws closed or opened by a screw or lever, used in carpentry or metalworking to hold a piece in position.'
I understand that the British spelling is 'vice', but are there not quite a few chi words with alternate American/British spellings (-re/-er; -our/-or; etc.) that share 'common' status?
What is your thinking on this?

All best wishes,

Petra @ nineoaks

Words / disallowed term Wednesday (5-5-10) Challenge
« on: May 05, 2010, 11:40:38 AM »
Dear Forumites:

Is the term 'relo' a common one anywhere but in the US? It's real estate agent talk for 'relocation' and fairly common here.


Words / SPOILER 6 February
« on: February 07, 2010, 06:36:29 PM »
Dear All:

What do others think of 'minimart' as an acceptable word for today's standard puzzle?

All best wishes,


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