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mkenuk

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« on: November 27, 2018, 10:50:00 PM »
re the gratifying 10-letter game.

One of the more traditional carols at this time of the year is 'We wish you a merry Christmas' (and a happy New Year).
There are several versions of this, but all of them, in a later verse, include lines such as:

'Oh bring us a figgy pudding (x3)
 And bring it right here'.

An alternative fourth line is 'And a cup of good cheer.'
(Well, if you don't ask, you don't get, right?)

Seems that Chi has never heard the carol, because in the gratifying game figgy got 'sorry not known'.


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Re: figgy
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 02:17:43 AM »
You beat me to it. I made and forgot a mental note to raise this.

A Google search gave me pages and pages of figgy references.

I wondered whether it wasn't allowed because although one might well say something tasted too figgy - and it can be overpowering if you don't like figs - its main use would be in describing the pudding. Like toing and froing not being allowed although they're in fairly common use, because of the limited context they're used in. Or because figgy pudding is mainly a dish not made outside Britain (perhaps it isn't, I don't know).

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Re: figgy
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 08:27:11 AM »
Another vote from someone who tried 'figgy' in that game. :)

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Re: figgy
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2018, 08:32:59 AM »
Definitely agree. I tried figgy.

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Re: figgy
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2018, 01:41:12 PM »
yep, bring me some figgy pudding and bring it right here!
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Re: figgy
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2018, 03:25:18 PM »

Figgy: ditto

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Re: figgy
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2018, 05:26:16 PM »
I too tried figgy.

But is is underlined red in this reply.

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Re: figgy
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2018, 10:19:59 PM »
mK    personally I would prefer the cup of good cheer!  ;D

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Re: figgy
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2018, 12:59:37 AM »
And we won't go until we get some!!
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Re: figgy
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2020, 02:38:04 PM »
Figgy is in a number of online dictionaries. It will be playable in future, as a rare word.

The online Oxford specifically mentions figgier and figgiest as inflected forms. And these words are used. For example, in the xo breakfast website:

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Fresh figs are delicious, but caramelized, they are even figgier, chewy and jammy, the perfect topping for oatmeal.

Figgier and figgiest will also be added as rare words.
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