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Words / Re: Kibitzer
« on: March 23, 2020, 04:54:42 AM »
Then why did only 76 of the 370 million play the word?

 ;D ;D

Sheer laziness.

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Words / Re: Kibitzer
« on: March 22, 2020, 01:10:18 PM »
If they made it into American English, they must be common!  370 million people can't be wrong!

 ;D

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Whatever / Re: Emergency Coronavirus games
« on: March 22, 2020, 01:09:16 PM »
The trick is to undercook the onions. Everybody is going to get to know each other in the pot.

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Word Games / Re: Few ideas on the usage of taxi apps
« on: March 21, 2020, 09:59:30 AM »
It's amazing how lifelike they can make computer-written ad speech sound these days

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Whatever / Re: Our own inconsistencies
« on: March 21, 2020, 09:55:22 AM »
I find I have to take the time to edit every item I eat when I'm tied to a diet - every mite that the tide may emit.
That's a good one.

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Whatever / Re: Our own inconsistencies
« on: March 18, 2020, 02:19:20 AM »
One way to help remember these things is to create a mnemonic.  For example, I have the sentence, "the saint put a stain on the satin."

Coming up with memorable sentences with interesting images (just how did the saint stain the satin??) helps.

You might imagine a sleepy police officer whose siren got stuck in a pine tree.  He says to himself, "once I have risen, I will rinse the resin from my siren."

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Words / Re: Unmute (vb.)
« on: December 21, 2019, 08:50:48 AM »
Ha!  I can!

Any offence caused by my yelling "Ha! I can!" was UNMEANT.

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Words / Re: Anagram heaven in the UNCLAIMED challenge game yesterday
« on: March 22, 2019, 10:55:06 AM »
Speaking of anagrams there were 3 9-letters to get in that puzzle.  I got CALUMNIED immediately and never did see UNCLAIMED. 

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Words / Re: Poetries in yesterday's standard game
« on: March 12, 2019, 12:04:57 PM »
I would say there is no reason for it to be common.  Some plurals are words but not common.  Just because a word is common doesn't mean all its forms automatically are.  For example, nova and novae. 

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Words / Re: Jerkwater common?
« on: February 20, 2019, 02:45:06 PM »
Never heard of it, but I might start using it as an insult.  Be quiet, ya jerkwater!  So American.

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Word Games / Re: All games are tough, but some.....
« on: February 15, 2019, 10:14:45 AM »
I got schmo, but I never get a rosette or a trophy, so my triumph was probably based solely on the fact that I'm a schmo and so knew the word.

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Words / Re: The 'Fawlty Towers' game
« on: January 16, 2019, 12:31:30 PM »
The Fawlty Towers game!  I love it!  Well spotted.

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Words / Apt political anagram
« on: January 16, 2019, 12:30:31 PM »
The January 15 puzzled struck a note with me.  Considering the Putin-approved president of the US is continuing his master's bidding by shutting down the day to day functions and finances of the US government, I thought it was apt that you can't arbitrate with an irate brat.

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Word Games / Re: A new superstar
« on: October 19, 2018, 01:19:04 PM »
One day, I too will be proud to boast that I once got a rosette.  Until then, I'll be here, plodding along to "good" and "better" and the occasional "best."

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