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Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« on: January 29, 2023, 03:56:28 PM »
SHEBEEN – c’mon, really??? OK, it’s expanded my vocabulary but I’m not sure if I’ll ever use this word and would definitely not consider it common!!!

Btw. I love concept that springs from this puzzle – Chi certainly banishes shabbiness of thinking…  >:D >:D >:D
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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2023, 06:27:20 PM »
New word for me too.

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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2023, 08:29:07 PM »
Shebeen to hell and back,  poor thing. At least she's not a hasbeen.

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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2023, 10:46:15 PM »
I knew the word from my month in South Africa decades ago, but thought it was spelled shabeen. I think any Southern African would know it.

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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2023, 01:06:22 PM »
Must be a marked lack of persons with an Irish or Scots background - or readers of literature by authors from those places - for shebeen to cause such concern. I mean where else are you going to get a tinct when the pubs are shut?

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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2023, 02:52:00 PM »
At least she's not a hasbeen.

Better to be a hasbeen, than a neverwas.

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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2023, 03:58:56 PM »
I mean where else are you going to get a tinct when the pubs are shut?

Don't they still have sly grog shops in Melbourne?
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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2023, 04:16:08 AM »
Better to be a hasbeen, than a neverwas.
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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2023, 04:34:36 AM »
Better to be a hasbeen, than a neverwas.

Not necessarily the case, whisky. We have some has-been prime ministers, (especially the four before the current incumbent) and without a doubt this country would be in a much better place if they'd been a never-was.
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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2023, 11:26:56 AM »
Yes, I think the word is not so well known outside Ireland and South Africa (and Scotland according to guyd). I'll make it rare.
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Re: Saturday 28 January 7-by-many BANISHES/SHABBINESS puzzle
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2023, 01:46:50 PM »
Thanks Alan...
The greenest watt ever produced is the one you never use. Playing as jk1956 and John is my name.
When we come out of the Covid-19 crisis, we need to make sure recovery efforts address the Climate Crisis (which can't be solved using social distancing!)