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mkenuk

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stretching a point?
« on: September 13, 2020, 07:19:05 PM »
re yesterday's subversive 7-by-many game.....

I think allowing rubberier as a common word is perhaps.....'stretching a point'??

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Re: stretching a point?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 09:49:21 PM »
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Re: stretching a point?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 07:49:28 AM »
I have trouble even pronouncing it.

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Re: stretching a point?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 09:02:52 AM »
The rules do seem a bit elastic.

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Re: stretching a point?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 03:41:14 PM »
Les I think you would bet on two flys crawling up a wall!

Well we could always have a bet on Alan's decision.
I'll even let you go first & whoever wins gets their current deficit erased.
So it's simply either a YES for rubberier to be downgraded or a NO if you reckon that Alan will not change the status.

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Re: stretching a point?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 05:09:36 PM »
Ah, but are you also asking for beerier to be "downgraded" ? Personally, I'd leave them both as they are.
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Re: stretching a point?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 05:29:43 PM »
It may have just been due to the beer that i had so much trouble pronouncing rubberier

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Re: stretching a point?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 06:42:26 PM »
You are so funny. After I read your post I tried pronouncing rubberier and didn't do too well dead sober!
Les we can't mix our racing tips with other bets or it defeats the purpose.
I am happy to say that it seems to me that Alan rarely changes an existing common word, so I'm prepared to say he will probably stick with the status quo, however if he changes it, then that sounds sensible too.
Let's not mix the racing with irrelevant side bets.

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 09:46:40 AM »
Thanks Jacki, that sounds like a very sensible way to go. (especially since i think that you would have been winning this bet)
Just to be clear, you continue to receive $100 in imaginary dollars each week regardless of what your balance is however the maximum that you can outlay is $100 & we need a definitive finishing date so i've made that the last Saturday in November. So whoever has the highest balance after Saurday 28/11/20 wins the challenge & the bragging rights.

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 03:45:28 PM »
That's crystal clear. Good luck!!

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Re: stretching a point?
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2020, 04:26:27 PM »
In this case the main question is whether people would usually say rubberier or more rubbery.

The answer is fairly clear. In the 14 million word iWeb corpus, rubberier appears 11 times, but more rubbery appears 233 times. Other corpora produce similar results. When rubberier is used, it doesn't seem wrong. An example from a book called Cincinnati Food: A History of Queen City Cuisine:

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Many commercial hams are injected with brine to make them cheaper, which also makes them rubberier in texture.

Nevertheless, the word is rare, and will be classed as such in Chi from now on. Rubberiest is already rare.
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