Generally this refers to chess matches, but I remember in Scorched Earth, there was a "No Kibitzing!" dialog that would appear when you pressed K. Great for when a whole mass of people are hovering about and offering unsolicited advice.
Having a single-syllable word for affair is great, especially for colouring otherwise bland narratives: "The design firm spent a year courting various manufacturers, but only one was interested, and alas, managerial differences doomed their relationship to being nothing more than an unfruitful tryst."
My favourite thing about this word is applying it in wildly inappropriate metaphors. It's great for how it can evoke that image of a table where there's more variety than quality and you have to weed through for whatever is salvageable.
Dec 11, 2006
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