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Words / Re: suggestion - notator
« Last post by ridethetalk on Today at 05:12:30 PM »
I tried notator as well and was surprised...

When it was rejected, I tried notater just in case the spelling I expected wasn't the actual spelling - again "doh" or should that be "double doh"?
Word Games / Re: Word question/suggestion
« Last post by Alan W on Today at 04:28:25 PM »
Began floated the idea of making the Chi word list available in some form, but said she didn't know if anybody would want such a thing. So far nobody has said they would like such a facility.

In a recent post I said:

If a player wants to set themselves the challenge of achieving a high score with a 100% hit rate, good luck to them. But if you could find out in advance whether any particular word is allowed by looking it up in an "authoritative" dictionary, the challenge would evaporate. Maintaining a 100% hit rate would become a tedious clerical chore. Or am I missing something?

I feel as if the same could be said about aiming to play only common words. If there was a list or tool you could consult to check any word before playing it, to see if it's classed as common or rare, there would be no challenge any more.
Words / suggestion - notator
« Last post by mkenuk on Today at 02:50:25 PM »
notator - 'one who notates'.

re the exonerate 7bm game

'not known' in Chi, but known by COD ('in which we trust')
Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by Maudland on Today at 10:46:27 AM »
Yes Maud, I did. Once bitten, twice shy!!

Boom, boom!  ;D
Word Games / Re: Word question/suggestion
« Last post by Jacki on Today at 10:45:45 AM »
I agree. Personally, publishing the master list would take away the challenge for me.
Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by Maudland on Today at 10:45:16 AM »
Was there much clutching of hair and gnashing of teeth??

Unfortunately, the words I missed in that game have fallen out of my head immediately, so thatíll come around again to bite me Ö

Six is impressive! Iíd be happy with one at the moment!
Word Games / Re: Word question/suggestion
« Last post by Maudland on Today at 10:42:25 AM »
I canít see the point of publishing the list - which would need constant updating, considering how often words are added or their status changed. Unless Alan hasnít got enough to do? There are plenty of other ways to check a word, if you must - if thatís how you want to play. Just like there are anagram solvers, so you can always get a perfect score. (Although - plurals! :o)

But a list would take away the point of having a hit rate at all. Itís a game - and sometimes in games, you lose a point or two! Thereís always that moment of decision - do you sacrifice your hit rate, or your score? Ö Sometimes you have to choose one or the other Ö
Word Games / Re: Word question/suggestion
« Last post by Jacki on Today at 08:54:09 AM »
Right on Grey Nomad. Beautifully said. I actually think itís harder just trying to get the common words with the quirks of Chiís rare and common hidden away.
At the end of the day you have to think of the word first (if youíre not using an anagram solver like Mike talks about) and then decide if itís likely to be common or not if youíre playing to keep a low error rate on your percentage. And I find that more challenging than just putting in every word I know, which is what I did when I started playing.
I love that KatKall has so much enthusiasm and it absolutely does not matter how you want to play - everyone is different!
Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Ozzyjack on Today at 06:36:29 AM »
Hi Gareth,

When I first saw the meme I couldn't answer the question.  I didn't think of eating utensils either.  So I decided to give it a Queensland urban myth -  that real men in the outback don't consider a breakfast complete without steak.

At a motel in Blackall, the home of the black stump, in the early 90's I ordered steak and eggs for breakfast.  I was expecting the usual minute steak that most motels dish up.  Instead, I got a huge T-bone beautifully cooked.  The motel owner apologised for the fact the steak was a bit tough (I hadn't noticed) because they had 7 years of drought and it would be much better in good seasons.

I have had to moderate my diet since the 90's but I am envious of those that can eat a big breakfast.

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