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mkenuk

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heterodox
« on: June 08, 2020, 11:41:31 AM »
I'm not suggesting that heterodox should be re-classified, of course; it's a perfectly common word, although it is quite unusual for a seed-word to also be the least-played word in a game.

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Re: heterodox
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2020, 02:46:19 PM »
Actually, itís a word I have never heard before. Even when I looked at the solution it didnít ring any bells for me. But I know it now 🤗

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Re: heterodox
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 05:18:47 PM »
I'd never heard of it either!  Like you I know it now :laugh:

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Re: heterodox
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 05:41:53 PM »
I too had never heard of it, I got it after thinking of it and then looking the word up first to see if it was a word. Opposite of orthodox. 

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Re: heterodox
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2020, 06:00:19 PM »
I'm not suggesting that heterodox should be re-classified, of course; it's a perfectly common word, although it is quite unusual for a seed-word to also be the least-played word in a game.

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Re: heterodox
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2020, 06:24:44 PM »
There have been a few words lately (including in some "your puzzle" games) that have brought to mind some of the religious history from my A level and from Uni. Doesn't mean that I found them easily though!

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2020, 06:21:20 AM »
Can someone please explain how  bacchanal is common, bacchanalian is common, but bacchanalia is classified as rare? Is there some logic here?

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Re: heterodox
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2020, 09:39:22 PM »
Regarding heterodox, it was originally applied to unorthodox religious views but in recent years I think it's been used more frequently of economic views outside the mainstream. Reflecting, I suppose, a shift in what is most important to us.

Regarding the bacchanal... words, I can't explain the difference off the top of my head, but I'll look into it at some stage, Scouser.
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Re: heterodox
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2020, 08:59:09 AM »
I actually use heterodox frequently, so it is very common to me.