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Words / Word suggestion for Sunday 18th Sept puzzle
« on: September 19, 2011, 08:55:41 AM »
Might I suggest vardo--a gypsy wagon. There'a a whole industry devoted to making them.

Whatever / Re: lets talk about the weather
« on: August 19, 2011, 09:44:41 AM »
Birdy, while you were burning up in OK and MO, I was in East Yorkshire, UK, freezing my butt off. After weeks of 90 degrees+ in NY, I had forgotten what cold felt like. Strange how that happens. My brother turns off the central heating in the "summer," so although it must have been about 50 F in the house, there was no way to get warm despite layers of clothes, until my sister-in-law and I rebelled and lit the fire. I had to just about sit on it to get the blood flowing again.
And now as I write we have thunder, rain flowing down in torrents, storm-phobic dog hiding under the desk panting, and I'm glad the Yankees are playing away.
Not that I care about baseball at all.

Word Games / Re: Hard
« on: July 07, 2011, 12:20:29 PM »
T--Hi there!
I'm just fine! Going through some real estate angst but what else is new.  Looking forward to returning to the UK in 2 years, which is too long a time to be looking forward.
Rachel is in camp, thank heavens. It's been a hard year. Can't think how you manage with two teens, but maybe yours are a bit less spoiled and  more amenable. How are things with you?

Word Games / Re: Hard
« on: July 04, 2011, 11:48:14 AM »
I find the compound words more difficult. If there's a regular suffix or prefix that's half the battle, but a compound word could go anywhere.

Word Games / Hard
« on: July 03, 2011, 10:02:34 AM »
Does anyone else find that some puzzles come easier, and others are like pulling teeth. I had such a hard time with today's. I'm no maven bu can usually get to within three or four of the common words if I work at it a bit. Today--12 still to go! Terrible! And I was off work, so I have  :'(no excuse!

Whatever / Re: A mystery
« on: December 13, 2010, 01:20:58 PM »
Oh you know that's really useful info. We have a colony of feral cats to keep hydrated over our first winter. That will help!

The Daily Quest / Re: tench is common?
« on: November 20, 2010, 11:46:38 AM »
Common as muck where I come from. But I don't think you'd ever eat one--just have yourself photographed holding it and then throw it back. Like this, for example:

Words / Re: Charwoman
« on: April 13, 2009, 07:02:14 AM »
Hello dear T:
No, no one could be persuaded to buy my apartment at the price I was asking and I was so tired of cleaning it every weekend that I gave up and decided to stay put.
I'm having fun with a silly little blog that might remind you of Brooklyn:
Hope all's well with you and the girls

Words / Re: two new words
« on: April 11, 2009, 09:55:30 AM »
Clever stuff, entrelac. My prime knitting years were my teens, when I completed an Aran sweater, later left to mould away on an ex-boyfriend's boat. What a shame. Maybe one day I'll get a pair of reading glasses that work and take up the needles again instead of Chihuahua.

Words / Re: Charwoman
« on: April 11, 2009, 09:50:55 AM »
No, it's just that carman was one of the accepted words, not one I use every day, but I imagine it means some kind of driver or conductor of trolley cars or similar transportation. So why not carwoman too. That was my train of thought.

Words / Re: Charwoman
« on: April 10, 2009, 11:41:17 AM »
I had the same thought. It also occurred to me that if charman  should be there, then carwoman should too.

The Daily Quest / Re: Go Gazou
« on: January 06, 2009, 12:41:10 AM »
Hmm, didn't know the Mongolians were big on root veggies, I thought meat and milk were more up their alley but what do I know. Not a lot.
Readers of Colette will recognize the reference. A quick Google search of the word Gazou brings up a Japanese music video that verges on soft porn. Quite sweet really.

The Daily Quest / Go Gazou
« on: January 05, 2009, 11:54:55 AM »
Gazou is the new alias of Rutabaga. Something went wrong with Rutabaga as a sign in, I don't know what, so she changed to Gazou, and the francophone is currently in the lead. You go girl!

The Daily Quest / Re: rutabaga
« on: November 29, 2008, 11:43:53 AM »
Good one Alan! Don't know why she ignores the forum. It's the best bit.

The Daily Quest / rutabaga
« on: November 29, 2008, 11:18:10 AM »
I'd just like you all to know that my friend Rutabaga, who is currently leading the pack, is a native French speaker; she has lived all her life in France, except for a year abroad in England many years ago. I consider that completely amazing. Her verbal skills are second to none.

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