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Words / Racoon/raccoon
« on: December 01, 2020, 09:33:44 PM »
Racoon appeared as a common word in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle.  I got it this time after missing it in an earlier puzzle.  Dictionaries list it as a variant spelling of raccoon (which I presume is also common in Chi).  It seems odd to me that a variant spelling would be classified as common.  I've only ever seen it written as raccoon.  As a general principle, I think most variant spellings should be classified as rare.  Of course, there are no raccoons in my part of the world, so maybe racoon is a common variant elsewhere.     

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Words / Re: plurals question
« on: November 21, 2020, 10:42:03 AM »
I think it depends on whether it's a common word.  In the example you give, Tom, live (the verb) is a common word, so lives isn't allowed even though it's also an irregular plural of life.  If live were a rare word, lives would be allowed.

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Words / Re: Baldie/baldies
« on: October 22, 2020, 11:02:04 PM »
Yes that's true, but it shouldn't alter the plurals rule.

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Words / Baldie/baldies
« on: October 22, 2020, 07:30:10 PM »
One of the words I missed in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle was baldies.  I didn't play it because I'd already played baldie which was accepted.  Surely if baldie is accepted, baldies cannot be accepted because of the plurals rule.  It didn't cost me a rosette, but it's still rather annoying.

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Words / Re: Compound words
« on: July 12, 2020, 10:39:24 PM »
Me too!  :(

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Words / Re: Compound words
« on: July 05, 2020, 07:06:20 AM »
I agree that compound words are hard to find.  However, I wouldn't agree that palmtop and taproom are common words.  They're not common to me, at least.  I did get palmtop, but not taproom.  I've actually never heard the word before.

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Words / Rehire/rehired
« on: June 16, 2020, 07:19:02 AM »
From the recent HEREDITARY game: Rehire (common), rehired (rare).  I can't see why they should be classified differently.  Both common, I'd suggest.

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Words / Cloistral common?
« on: May 25, 2020, 09:35:11 PM »
Found by only 27 of 336 players in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle.  It's certainly not common to me!

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Words / Re: Nonplused?
« on: May 12, 2020, 09:39:46 PM »
I was a little nonplussed myself by the fact that nonplus was rare and nonplussed (and nonplused) were common.  An anomaly, surely.

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Words / Word suggestion: energist
« on: April 26, 2020, 10:00:02 AM »
Not accepted in yesterday's standard puzzle.  An energist is an adherent to the philosophy of energism, a concept in ethics in which self-realisation is the highest good (according to dictionary.com)  It's also the adjectival form of energism.  I'm not sure if energism is accepted in Chi.  If not, I'd suggest including it too.  Both, of course, are rare words.

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Words / Word suggestion: antivax
« on: April 22, 2020, 06:31:56 PM »
I tried antivax in yesterdays EXCAVATING game, but it wasn't accepted.  Some dictionaries list it as anti-vax, others as one word.  Worth including as a rare word perhaps.

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Words / Re: Sirrah
« on: April 22, 2020, 05:26:41 PM »
Chid, corse and sith are all accepted in Chi as rare words.  I think alarum is too.  I can't remember seeing any of the others.

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Words / Made-up words
« on: April 16, 2020, 06:20:20 PM »
From yesterday's BIOCHEMIST game - it's not a real word but it should be:  Shitcom (a really bad sitcom).  It could be applied to so many shows!

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Words / Tangoed/tangoes
« on: April 13, 2020, 07:17:44 AM »
Both words appeared in yesterday's Challenge puzzle.  Tangoed was common, tangoes was rare.  That seems anomalous to me.  Shouldn't they both be classified the same?

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Words / Word suggestion: godsent
« on: April 13, 2020, 07:13:39 AM »
I tried godsent in yesterday's Challenge puzzle, but it wasn't accepted.  It's in several dictionaries as an adjective derived from the noun godsend.

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