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mkenuk

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« on: April 23, 2021, 04:22:04 PM »
re the recent broadly / adorably 7-by-many game.

1, doobry .
 COD lists it as 'British' and gives alternative spellings (doobrie and doobrey)
It's much the same as doodah or doodad - something that the speaker cannot remember the exact name of.
I suppose it's also the same as whatsit, thingamajig or thingumabob. English seems to abound in such terms.

2, ladyboy.
Well known in Thailand and other parts of Asia. A male transvestite famous for, among other things, some spectacular and very entertaining cabaret shows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWXmqQCl_zg

Quite spectacular and not in any way offensive.


The word is known and used by both Thai and English native speakers.
COD does show it as a single word.
Chi has obviously never visited Thailand's bigger seaside resorts, or indeed, the perfume counters of the larger Bangkok department stores. Otherwise this word would certainly be part of his lexicon.

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Re: two suggestions
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2021, 05:31:32 PM »
Yes, I played ladyboy and was surprised it wasn't known.

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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2021, 05:34:41 PM »
Me too with ladyboy. I know all those words for things I can't remember. However, I usually can't remember THEM when they turn up on Chi!!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 08:06:59 PM »
Yes, I played ladyboy and was surprised it wasn't known.

It might be because the original Chi word list dates to further back than when the word became popular, or even invented. Prior to the 7-by-many puzzle it's unlikely to have appeared in a game so no one would have known of its absence from the Chi lexicon.

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 11:26:37 PM »
And, of course, Alan only has finite time to devote to updating the database. And relies upon us to let him know of such anomalies. :)
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