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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!
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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 chihuahua-puzzle.com site. Usually it can be fixed by clicking on the Reset button under the "Forum Latest" panel.
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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 Chihuahua-puzzle.com] I have just got a rosette on today's Standard game; the scoreboard quite clearly shows a rosette next to my name.
However…..
[switching to Lexigame.com,] 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!



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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.
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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.
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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.


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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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