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Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by ridethetalk on July 31, 2022, 02:23:23 PM »
With a target of forty one common words, it was surprising there weren’t more rosettes with just fourteen awarded out of the three hundred and twenty players; fortunately for us, we had two rosetteers amongst them with rogue_mother and Roddles stepping up to the plate… Great work, both of you!!! 👏👏👏

We also had four rosettenears with 2dognight, yelnats, Jancsika and yours truly all missing by one – my efforts were not the SANEST I have encountered…

Sitting on thirty nine commons we find four of our number, doxydaisy, dragonman, blackrockrose and Maudland, who ended the time being two short…

Next, on thirty eight and three off the mark, were auntiemo and ozzyjune whilst vizal could be found on thirty five…

Clocking in on thirty three was ozzyjack with Scouser1952 a further five behind him on twenty eight…

With sixty eight words needed for mavenhood, the only ones able to reach this level were our regulars, dragonman and rogue_mother* - it certainly was harder than it appeared at first blush… Well done both of you!!! 😎😎😎 As per usual, the asterisk signifies double dignity and, today, that means rogue_mother alone… 🎉🎉🎉
Words / Re: Bivalent common?
« Last post by Alan W on July 31, 2022, 01:51:05 PM »
Oddly enough, bivalent has become much more commonly used this year, because one of its meanings, according to Merriam-Webster, is "medical : conferring immunity to two diseases or two serotypes". In this sense the word has appeared in various recent news stories, such as this passage, from the Washington Post on 29 July:

Those boosters will contain components from the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 as well as the original formula, which was based on the version of the virus that spread globally in early 2020. The hope is that the bivalent shots will be more effective against a rapidly evolving virus and shield Americans from a potential fall and winter surge.

Nevertheless, I don't think bivalent should be classed as common - yet. The word has a number of senses, but they are all scientific or medical. Before omicron the word didn't appear much in the general news media or literature.

There are quite a few related words, of which univalent and divalent are also classed as common. I think these should be made rare too. (In chemistry, divalent and bivalent are synonyms, but divalent doesn't have the other meanings of bivalent.)
Words / Re: libeller
« Last post by Maudland on July 31, 2022, 09:54:00 AM »
I suppose they should be the same, like traveller and traveler - although LIBELER looks wronger! (And gets a red underline - libeller doesn’t…) I don’t have a complaint about libeler being rare, anyway! 🤠
Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Maudland on July 31, 2022, 09:49:33 AM »
Oh my! 😍 Such an intelligent, attentive face!

Two females at our place are more intelligent than me and one of them is Bonnie. :D
Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on July 31, 2022, 12:57:40 AM »

Then you woke up it was a hissy fit? Why not just check in the spoiler alert?  ???

This is just a quickie as we have to go out to the airport to pick up frozen of Canberra.  It was -2oC there this morning.

Hi Jack

I did indeed wake up & nearly threw a hissy fit :laugh:  Don't know why I didn't just check the spoiler alert - far too simple :-R  I just nearly had another hissy fit.  I finished my post & then managed to click on the little cross at the top & lost it all as I hadn't copy & pasted  :(

I bet frozen of Canberra will be happy to be Nice & Warm of Redlands for a while :)  Your forecast is warmer than ours next week!  How long is Andrew staying?

I've just booked a train ticket to visit my cousin David in Derbyshire next Wednesday.  Home on Saturday.  I brought my planned trip forward as he's off to Slovenia for four weeks for a special Panther rally.


Three nuns were talking.
The first nun said, "I was cleaning the Father's room the other day and do you know what I found? A bunch of pornographic magazines!"
"What did you do?" the other nuns asked.
"Well,  I threw them in the bin of coure."
The second nun said, " Well, I can top that, I was in Father's room putting away the laundry and I found a packet of condoms!"
"Oh heavens!" gasped the other nuns. "What did you do?" they asked.
"I poked holes in all of them," she replied.
The third nun cried "Oh bugger!"

Leave you with a very silly joke ;D
Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by rogue_mother on July 31, 2022, 12:26:41 AM »
Ironically, finding riches did not make me richer.
Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by blackrockrose on July 30, 2022, 02:58:00 PM »
I spotted irises but my failure to spot ibises cost me a rosette  ???
Word Games / Re: 7 by many club
« Last post by ridethetalk on July 30, 2022, 02:35:31 PM »
Another high word count game with fifty two common words required for a rosette – given that, it was good to see five rosetteers amongst our crew. Our charge was led by doxydaisy, followed by me, auntiemo, Roddles and Maudland – great work!!! 👏👏👏

We also had three rosettenears with fifty one commons with blackrockrose leading off Jancsika and rogue_mother – where did you go wrong???

Sitting pretty on fifty was dragonman and, because he was sitting, you may not have noticed that he was two short…

Next was yelnats on forty nine commons, three off the pace, followed by ozzyjune on forty seven with five words missing…

On forty six we find vizal whereupon we have a big gap to ozzyjack and Scouser1952 who decided that discretion was the better part of valour and so promptly exited after finding the seed word!!!

Mavenhood demanded at least ninety three words total, a benchmark that I*, together with rogue_mother, doxydaisy* and dragonman, rose to… Good work!!! 😎😎😎 As per usual, the asterisks signify double dignity… 🎉🎉🎉
Words / Re: libeller
« Last post by Jacki on July 30, 2022, 02:15:42 PM »
Seeing you have asked I would think neither is common.
Words / Re: libeller
« Last post by ridethetalk on July 30, 2022, 01:22:02 PM »
I didn't get either...  :P :P :P

I would probably use defame/defamer - I don't know the difference legally but, in general, I am not liable to use libel...  >:D >:D >:D
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