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Words / Re: mommie/mommies
« on: May 10, 2021, 05:40:41 PM »
Presumably, mommy is common, which is why mommies is also common.  I think the overriding principle is that common words trump rare ones.  So, there is a rationale for allowing mommies as a common word.  I think there have been similar examples in the past.

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Words / Word suggestion: merch
« on: April 27, 2021, 08:38:21 AM »
I tried merch (short for merchandise) in the recent CHIMERICAL game, bit no luck.  It's a term that's become quite common in recent years and is listed in most contemporary dictionaries.  Worth adding to the Chi lexicon in my view.

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Word Games / Re: Yesterday's NATURALISM ten letter game
« on: April 20, 2021, 09:40:03 PM »
I agree!  86 common words and no 'e' in the mix.  Very challenging.  I always struggle when there is no 'e'.   

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The Daily Quest / Re: Yesterday's 10 Letter Emulsifier Game
« on: March 28, 2021, 10:44:59 PM »
I missed misfile and fusilier.  Annoyed at missing misfile, but probably wouldn't ever have thought of fusilier.

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Words / Roster/rostered
« on: March 28, 2021, 10:31:30 AM »
From yesterday's Challenge puzzle:  Roster - common, rostered - rare.  That seems odd to me.  Surely if you know the word roster, you'd also know rostered.  Both should be common, I think.

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Words / Nimby common?
« on: March 16, 2021, 11:30:15 AM »
This is an acronym which is certainly not in the same category as words like scuba and radar which have evolved into words in their own right.  Not surprisingly, played by only 9% of players.  A strong candidate for reclassification in my view. 

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Words / Re: Cracid
« on: March 15, 2021, 10:55:18 PM »
I agree with Pat's view that valid words should be included regardless of their obscurity.  That suggests to me that we shouldn't discount sources like The Urban Dictionary and Wiktionary.  You could argue that these kinds of non-mainstream dictionaries are quicker to respond when new words enter the language. 

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Words / Re: CATARRH
« on: March 09, 2021, 10:40:30 PM »
I don't think catarrh is very well known among Australians.  I only know it from British sources (the first time I heard it was on a Monty Python record).  I can't recall anyone I know ever uttering the word in conversation.

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Words / Meerkat
« on: March 05, 2021, 07:26:58 PM »
I played meerkat in yesterday's 10 letter puzzle and was surprised that it came up as rare.  I was also surprised to find that only about 15% of players found it.  Obviously it's a hard word to spot.  Nonetheless, I reckon pretty much everyone knows what a meerkat is, so I'd argue that it should be a common word.

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Words / Re: laboratory game - three word suggestions
« on: March 04, 2021, 06:41:27 PM »
Ballboys and ballgirls tend to be referred to as ballkids these days.  So, all three should be added to the Chi lexicon (assuming Alan determines that they are acceptable as single words).

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Words / Re: 10 letter 25th January ASSOCIATED
« on: January 27, 2021, 12:32:51 AM »
Yes, I thought of it too, but dictionaries list it either as two words or hyphenated.

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Words / Re: enamor/enamour/enamored/enamoured
« on: January 25, 2021, 09:48:38 AM »
wordsinasentence.com gives the following examples:

My daughter hopes her makeover will enamor feelings from her secret crush. 

When Amber lost her temper, she did not enamor herself to the police officer. 

The dancer will use her skillful moves to try and enamor the judging panel. 

Because the pageant contestant did not enamor the judges with her performance, she knows she will not win the crown. 

My sisterís delicious cooking never fails to enamor her loving husband. 

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Words / Re: word suggestion: covid
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:50:56 PM »
Given that covid (without capitals) is only 'occasionally seen', I think it should be classified as rare.

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Words / Re: Word suggestion: shroom
« on: December 23, 2020, 09:22:58 PM »
I'm a man of the world, Jacki.   ;)

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Words / Word suggestion: shroom
« on: December 23, 2020, 07:25:35 PM »
From the recent MUSHROOMED game - shroom is a term for those so-called 'magic mushrooms' (the hallucinogenic kind).  It's in several dictionaries.  Worth adding as a rare word in my view.

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