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Words / Re: Guts vs nuts
« on: August 04, 2014, 03:52:12 AM »
I can also accept your view and the Highway Code analogy. However my view is that for me missing a word (plural or otherwise) is missing a word. Whether or not there has been a discussion and a subsequent decision on acceptance or rejection doesn't bother me. If my brain is having a good day I may manage to remember that word next time it can be found    -    but knowing me I will remember that one and then miss a screamingly obvious frequently occurring word instead!!!!!! Glad to see someone else though who just loves to play  Chi  in their own way.

Words / Re: Guts vs nuts
« on: August 03, 2014, 01:06:22 AM »
We all play the game for our own reason  but to me checking lists is like cheating (yourself). I play to try to keep my brain active and not to be top of the list but I suppose that less than driving ambition in life sums me up! Still as long as we all enjoy ourselves on Chi that's all that matters.

Words / Re: Guts vs nuts
« on: August 02, 2014, 02:10:15 AM »
Er    are you seriously telling me that people note down acceptable words in an index system????? Wow!!!!!!

Word Games / Re: Annoyances
« on: July 20, 2014, 06:06:39 AM »
thank you a non amos but that was way above my head!!!!!  I have no idea what focus is in this context. Clicking "somewhere" on the screen has done the trick with my annoyance but I do  agree that laptops whilst handy are not as easy to use for those of us that struggle with both computer "logic" and in my case also with dexterity ( early arthritis!) I do appreciate the kind suggestions and help that the forum users so freely offer.

Word Games / Re: Annoyances
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:01:03 AM »
Having just read your reply Pat I tried clicking on screen and yes it did allow me to type in the letters. Thank you. A computer has a mouse but a laptop has the pad with a clicker below. To me that is a mouse bar but I don't suppose it is an official name! I have no real computer skills - I just mess about and hope for the best!!

Word Games / Re: Annoyances
« on: July 09, 2014, 11:08:30 PM »
I think that the one that bothers me most is when I have read a forum post and then go back to play but I can't type in the letters for a word. The first word I input has to be done using the mouse bar on my laptop. After one word it is fine to type letters and press enter. I am almost certain this was not the case when I first became a player but I have a rubbish memory so maybe not!!!

Words / Re: Feedlot
« on: May 10, 2014, 07:29:10 AM »
As I have said in  a previous post it is an an unexpected bonus of joining the Chi family that I am learning so many new things. The above post ( sorry but doing a quote thing is beyond my computer related abilities!) makes complete sense of why we Brits lack a comparable phrase to feedlot.  I think that there is still also an element of British head in the sand as there are some farms in the UK where dairy cows never see grass all year round.

Words / Re: Feedlot
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:56:18 PM »
other than "veal crate" I'm not sure we do. Maybe if we don't give it a name it doesn't happen?

Words / Re: dekko
« on: April 27, 2014, 11:24:26 PM »
One of the things I am still naive enough in computer terms to find fascinating is indeed the fact that I can play this game with (not against!) people from all around the world. As a result I find new words some of which are more localised than others and it is nice to find out what they mean and sometimes why they are used in one place more than others. Discussions about the words themselves is interesting but the occasional school playground "my words better than yours " is a bit saddening. Alan you seem to be a lovely man with the patience of a saint to be so diplomatic to all the contributors. Well done!

Words / Re: dekko
« on: April 26, 2014, 05:14:36 PM »
maybe the above could be worded a little less aggressively?

Words / Re: Possible Missing Word(s), Standard Puzzle, 22 March
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:17:11 AM »
I had also  tried these variants. To me (in the UK)  they refer to a persons manner. Someone has an arsy / arsey attitude if they speak to me in a high handed , unreasonable and rude manner. Sadly as a sales person I am often on the receiving end of such bad manners!

Say Hello / Re: Welcome, cmh!
« on: March 21, 2014, 03:48:27 AM »
Thank you

Words / Re: Conchie
« on: March 20, 2014, 07:48:21 PM »
Here in the UK we use the word conchie to mean conscientious objector and it was first used during World War 1 so at the moment (it being 100 years since the conflict began) the TV is full of documentaries etc on the War so conchies get a mention in many of the programmes.My grandad was wounded and captured at the Battle of The Somme and became a POW for the duration. I did not put the word into my chi game as I had assumed it would not be recognised. However I am beginning to see that it is really a case of if in doubt try the word!!

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