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Whatever / Re: Question about players names
« on: April 09, 2020, 05:41:11 PM »
I also love Douglas Adams' work.  The Dirk Gently books were also very funny.  I remember being outraged that his final novel, The Salmon of Doubt, was published unfinished an obscenely short time after Adams' untimely early death.  I've never read it for that reason.

MK, I remember you saying once before that you have another Chi alter ego - Klaatu.  I haven't seen him for a long while, so I'm assuming he's returned to his home planet.  :) 

Words / Indoor/indoors
« on: April 07, 2020, 06:00:06 PM »
I played both indoor (accepted as a common word) and indoors (not accepted) in the INDECOROUS 10 letter puzzle.  Dictionaries classify indoors as an adverb, so it isn't a plural or verb form ending in 's'.  That being the case, it should be accepted in my view. 

Whatever / Re: Where's Mike?
« on: March 24, 2020, 10:35:26 PM »
He does have periodic short absences from the game, so no need to worry unduly.

Words / Re: whoops!
« on: March 10, 2020, 10:37:01 PM »
Woops (A misspelling of whoops according to Wiktionary) was accepted as a rare word.  Seems anomalous to me!

Words / Word suggestion: workstream
« on: February 16, 2020, 07:01:10 PM »
I thought this might have been the second ten letter word in yesterday's puzzle, but it was not allowed, despite being in several dictionaries.  Here's the definition from one of them:

workstream/ (ˈwɜːkˌstriːm) /

commerce any one of the areas of activity into which a company’s business may be divided.

The Daily Quest / Re: Last word syndrome
« on: February 14, 2020, 06:03:37 PM »
I also suffer from LWS on a regular basis.  Often I race to within one word of a rosette, then hit a brick wall.  I find that going back to the puzzle later often yields results.  Today, for instance, I found myself stranded one word short of a rosette on the standard puzzle.  After about 30 minutes of mixing, shuffling and wracking my brain, I gave up.  I've just gone back for a second look and saw the missing word in about three seconds.  I've done this countless times over the years.  Indeed, many of my rosettes have come from revisiting the puzzle for a second or third time. 

Word Games / Weirdness
« on: February 05, 2020, 10:19:11 AM »
I've been experiencing some strange occurrences recently:

Letters randomly disappearing when using the shuffle function.
Getting the 'you must use the (central letter)..' message, even when I have used it.
Words entering themselves before I've hit the enter key.

Has anyone else had experiences like this?  It all seems very weird to me.  ???

The Daily Quest / Re: Standard vs Challenge ...
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:53:24 PM »
Also interesting to note that there appears to be no distinction between common and rare words, not to mention the fact that Alan has chosen to show us a screenshot with himself at the top of the scoreboard!  :D

Words / Re: CERTIFYING puzzle
« on: January 16, 2020, 08:53:48 AM »
I'm assuming Ridethetalk is referring to our peculiarly Australian term for firefighter.  I've never seen it written, only heard it spoken (very frequently at the moment), so I'm not sure how it's spelt.

Words / Re: a monstrosity
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:24:04 PM »
Every day on my way to work I drive past a petrol station which, like most petrol stations these days, also sells fast food.  They have dubbed the fast food operation 'The Foodary' and there is a gigantic 'Foodary' sign out front.  I feel the same way about that as MK feels about 'eaterium'.  >:( 

Words / Re: massy — is it really common?
« on: January 08, 2020, 12:09:55 PM »
It cost me a rosette too.  It's certainly not a common word to me.

Words / Re: Nuts
« on: December 08, 2019, 06:31:21 PM »
And whilst we're revisiting classifications, I'd like to suggest that the status of orate and orated also be revised (from rare to common).

Whatever / Re: Gorgeously game
« on: December 01, 2019, 10:46:54 AM »
I think urology is far more common than serology (which I had to look up).  In my view, the classifications are accurate.

Words / Re: Whatsit in the WRISTWATCH game
« on: November 23, 2019, 11:21:07 PM »
I'd question its commonness too.  It cost me a rosette in that game, so I admit to some sour grapes.  Nonetheless, it seems borderline at best in my view. 

Word Games / Re: How do other people handle plurals?
« on: November 14, 2019, 08:15:44 AM »
The equivalent puzzle in my local paper, The West Australian, doesn't allow any plurals or verb forms ending in 's', even irregular ones.  It also doesn't allow swear words.

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