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Words / Re: Fistula and fistulae common?
« Last post by Jacki on May 31, 2020, 02:52:13 PM »
Well that gave me a sorely needed laugh!
This Forum / Re: Scoreboard inconsistency
« Last post by Alan W on May 31, 2020, 02:32:44 PM »
Thanks for pointing that out, Mike. There seems to have been something failing in the synchronisation of the two sites. At least one other player was affected. I think the scoreboards are right now.

The blacked out times on the tabs has been happening for a while, but I haven't been able to discover the cause. It only seems to happen in the Edge browser on the site. Usually it can be fixed by clicking on the Reset button under the "Forum Latest" panel.
Words / Re: Rostered uncommon?
« Last post by Katzmeow on May 31, 2020, 01:09:52 PM »
I wouldn't have tried redye, but rostered seems pretty common here in Tasmania.  People are frequently 'rostered on'  at work.
Words / Re: Fistula and fistulae common?
« Last post by Katzmeow on May 31, 2020, 01:07:32 PM »
Well I got fistula but not fistulae.  But then I also didn't get faculties  :-R
I don't have any medical training but I've heard of fistula in relation to childbirth, and perineum in that context.  I do know where  mine is  :laugh:
Words / Re: Fistula and fistulae common?
« Last post by mkenuk on May 31, 2020, 12:58:57 PM »
That's probably true, although men of course also have a perineum!

The word actually appeared in a 10-letter game [imprudence ]a few weeks ago. On that occasion it was played by 28 from 312 [less than 10%].
The only reason I can remember this is that I made a note to query the word's common status on the forum, but I never got round to it.
I think it was about the same time that I was having problems accessing Chi on my desktop PC.
This Forum / Scoreboard inconsistency
« Last post by mkenuk on May 31, 2020, 12:46:08 PM »
I recently had problems accessing Chi on my old steam-driven desktop computer;
 consequently I now use my laptop/notebook most of the time for playing Chi.
However there do seem to be quite major inconsistencies as far as the scoreboard is concerned.
[Using] I have just got a rosette on today's Standard game; the scoreboard quite clearly shows a rosette next to my name.
[switching to,] the scoreboard shows that I have played only 4 words, two of which I have entered in the last few minutes.

Also, the Lexigame scoreboard shows that I am one word short of a rosette on the 10-letter game, whereas the Chihuahua-puzzle scoreboard shows, correctly, that I have a rosette in that game too.

Another strange thing; on the Chihuahua-puzzle frame, the times when the different games start have been blacked out.

Very strange!

Words / Re: Fistula and fistulae common?
« Last post by Jacki on May 31, 2020, 12:40:30 PM »
I know about perineums cause of childbirth. So maybe it's more common for childbearing women. Not so for fistula/fistulae.
Words / Re: Rostered uncommon?
« Last post by Greynomad on May 31, 2020, 11:03:47 AM »
One of the more ridiculous "uncommon" words in my opinion.
Words / Re: Fistula and fistulae common?
« Last post by mkenuk on May 31, 2020, 10:27:03 AM »
I'm inclined to agree with you, Jacki.
I have seen the word before [probably in a crossword]. I vaguely knew it was something to do with medicine and surgery, but like so many similar terms I would not have been able to explain to a class of 16-18 year-old students exactly what it was. [That is my personal test of whether I am 'familiar with' a word or not.]

Any Chi solver with a background or training in medicine or nursing  will almost certainly consider it common, but what percentage of us is that? At a guess, between 10%-15%.

Probably not an ideal topic for breakfast time, but while checking fistula on Wikipedia I came across a reference to perineal fistula.
Hand on heart, how many Chi solvers who don't have a medical background could say exactly where their perineum is?

This word too is common on Chi and in fact appeared in a fairly recent game.

Words / Fistula and fistulae common?
« Last post by Jacki on May 31, 2020, 09:22:59 AM »
In Saturday's Challenge game with FACULTIES as the seed word I had a long battle trying and failing to get a rosette! I love a challenge and was keen to see what I missed. Now I know lots will say they're familiar with this word and its plural however I'm not sure I've even heard of it let alone it passing the pub test. 
I don't even know if I've seen it before in Chihuahua. I vote fistula and fistulae gets reclassified from common to rare.
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