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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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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 / 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 / Nonplused?
« on: May 12, 2020, 08:49:00 PM »
Seriously?

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Words / HAMMIEST in yesterday's RHEUMATISM ten letter game
« on: May 06, 2020, 07:13:26 PM »
Hammiest common? Really? Hammy - hammier - hammiest. Do any of these seem common?

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Whatever / Gareth's aka Dragonman's bio
« on: April 25, 2020, 08:26:29 PM »
If you want a good giggle, press on Dragonman's name to see a bit about him - I nearly spat my wine all over the couch (the one I had glugged out of the bottle earlier). Very funny Gareth. Made my day.

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Words / Last nights ten letter STRUGGLING game
« on: April 25, 2020, 06:46:18 PM »
I was surprised that GLUG was a rare word. How often do you hear "Glug, glug, glug" when talking about pouring a drink? Well, daily in my house! I think it's a lot more common than SIRRAH!

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Words / Sirrah
« on: April 22, 2020, 08:55:56 AM »
In Monday's 10 letter REHEARSING game I missed Sirrah - as I have before - because i have never heard of it outside Chihuahua. I vote it gets changed to rare.

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Whatever / Can you help?
« on: April 20, 2020, 10:02:34 AM »
Today's Challenge game reminded me about a poser for the Chi players - on the weekend my husband and I were playing a well known word game and he played a word which resulted in two words being made. Both words were questionable and I said I will challenge. He asked me "Which word will you challenge."  I said both, but is this allowed?
It didn't have a provision for this scenario in the rules I had in my game.
Does anyone know?
The first word was an accepted word, however the second wasn't.
So we played that he took his tiles off the board and forfeited his turn.

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Whatever / Objection to the player name COVID-19
« on: April 11, 2020, 12:48:19 PM »
I have noticed a player using the name COVID-19 and would like to register my distaste and quite frankly disgust at the poor choice of a name. Surely out of respect to the loss of life and terrible suffering around the world this player could think of a different name.

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Words / Finally got to play ELAND
« on: April 08, 2020, 09:40:06 PM »
Yesterday's 10 letter DEPENDABLY game was the first opportunity I've had to play ELAND as a common word!

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Whatever / Question about players names
« on: April 08, 2020, 06:22:31 PM »
Why are some in blue and some in black?

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Words / BACKHOE in yesterday's BLOCKHEAD challenge game
« on: April 08, 2020, 09:59:04 AM »
I was surprised to find BACKHOE was not a common word, especially given when I pressed on the word it gave its origins as "chiefly US, Canada and Australia".

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Whatever / Daylight Savings ended for another year
« on: April 05, 2020, 11:33:31 AM »
I was impatiently waiting for the 11am Standard game and I logged on only to see it had already ticked over - for a few seconds I thought I was going crazy (although my husband says this happened years ago). I couldn't remember the letters and I'm searching for my name and then it dawned on me, I only have to wait till 10am now!

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Words / "Beck" from yesterday's standard puzzle, BARRACKED
« on: April 01, 2020, 01:36:12 PM »
Why is BECK not common? Surely the phrase "beck and call" is familiar everywhere? I know I've probably raised this before (I can't remember!) and I know it's short for beckon, but I still think the phrase with that word in it is common enough to justify changing the status of BECK.
As a mother, wife, sister and daughter I am certainly well-versed in the meaning of being at someone's beck and call!!

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