gangerh commented on the word engelestan
The "Old Fox" Engelestan, as Britain is known . . . . (From Private Eye, Letter From Tehran)
September 7, 2017
gangerh commented on the word songbirds
Wow, alexz! That's such a relief. So many wordniks had fun putting this list together and I thought I may have deleted it. Thank you for taking time to help out. Just need to work out how to re-instate it as a list on wordnik. Erin?
May 18, 2017
i'VE LOST MY LIST songbirds.
CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO GET IT BACK, PLEASE?
May 17, 2017
gangerh commented on the word chuck norris
'NONSTOP CHUCK NORRIS' game app. Ad says "Chuck Norris already finished this game. On a landline phone."
April 21, 2017
gangerh commented on the word droopered
"I tell all the decent, trained skilled workmen who come to the house and clear up the mess left behind by a bodger. The word is 'droopered' - it means not just a cowboy job, but the whole bloody wild west of a cowboy job. It's when you turn on the cold tap and the upstairs lights come on kind of a job. When you turn on the central heating and the next door neighbours front door bell rings, kind of job - when someone who laid the last wood flooring here, cut the flaming doors too sodding short by 2 inches - kind of job - DROOPERED!" - Luci Anscombe.
November 1, 2016
gangerh commented on the word henrietta
July 22, 2016
gangerh commented on the word jean dimmock
July 16, 2016
gangerh commented on the list songbirds
Gardenia. Iggy Pop.
May 20, 2016
April 6, 2016
gangerh commented on the word imbricated
Very good, qms.
November 30, 2015
gangerh commented on the word nicolina
The Pinder Brothers
September 23, 2015
gangerh commented on the word erinaceous
Wordplaywise, what a splendidly apt adoption, erinmcknaceous!Recalling The Wordie Banana Song.
May 27, 2015
gangerh commented on the list sweet-tooth-fairy
'tis International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day!
And this is where it all started.
May 10, 2015
gangerh commented on the list lost-for-word
October 29, 2014
gangerh commented on the word arse about face
A perfect example!
October 2, 2014
gangerh commented on the word sweet tooth fairy
will i am is a sweet tooth fairy
May 9, 2014
Hey! 'tis International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day!
gangerh commented on the word veronica
There is something about that, qms, that I love.
Must read it at a Thirsty Dog Night soon.
With your permission of course.
April 12, 2014
gangerh commented on the word vigesimal
Love it, qms.
April 6, 2014
gangerh commented on the word Vectian
Probably, but I didn't see any lamp-posts.
March 24, 2014
I was walking along a side road to the famous K' Road in Auckland around 8pm, heading back for dinner at 9. Passed a pub on a corner with tall windows all around two sides. Intrigued to see people arriving, most clutching an instrument. Went in and ordered a pint while waiting to see what the crack was. Didn't leave till 1am. What an amazing experience. Taking turns each musician did their own choice of number. Sometimes they were left to solo. Other times some or all of the rest jammed in. And such a range of music too. Tunes I knew. Tunes I didn't. Songs someone had written and was airing for the first time. A snippet of poetry. Folk. Bit of Classical. Acapella. All acoustic. A French girl, just visiting NZ, came in and sat at the bar. A guy who had just played a Tea Chest Bass asked her if she sang. Discovered she was a professional jazz singer in France. She was persuaded to take a turn and led every player through a very exciting jazz/rock number, encouraging some of the quieter ones to "balls it up, you guys". Awesome night. That's what I call a Thirsty Dog Night. Let's do it here. Wherever here is.
March 2, 2014
A-well crave on, a-it's a razy feelin' and
I know, it's got me reelin'
I'm so glad, that you're revealin'
Your love for me
Crave on, crave on and tell me
Tell me, not to be lonely
Tell me, you love me only
Crave on to me
gangerh commented on the word broken a duck
My bride dislikes cricket. But she just used this phrase this morning when she dropped an ornamental duck.
Hah! very cute, and astute, wordplay. I want to use this on a Thirsty Dog Night.
gangerh commented on the word bob
Bob the Builder.
February 28, 2014
gangerh commented on the word plumkin
Likin' it! Now, where's the Thumbkin Up Button?
February 27, 2014
gangerh commented on the word iceality
Sorry, no icealitymologies found.
February 21, 2014
gangerh commented on the word trophy kid
n. A child who grew up getting praise and trophies just for participating in activities, and now expects esteem and rewards as an adult.
February 18, 2014
gangerh commented on the word crematorium
crème brûlée to die for, qms?
January 30, 2014
eine kleine selbstgerechtenfreude?
January 28, 2014
gangerh commented on the user terrelllli
There! I have incorriged you.
gangerh commented on the word bus loop
bilby you are incorrigible. Let me incorrige you.
January 27, 2014
gangerh commented on the user lawrence547
Hah! That gave me a great smile in one visit, bilby. Serve his patients with what exactly? Spam fritters?
gangerh commented on the word numbery
Reminds me of my old Wordie list, Numberie.
Like Wordie, but you figure it.
January 23, 2014
gangerh commented on the list i-don-t-like-cricket-i-love-it
Hah! Like it, bilby. But did he mean Pommishambles? Also like the disclosure. Did you dismiss him?
January 6, 2014
gangerh commented on the word handsel
January 1, 2014
gangerh commented on the word srirachapocalypse
Probably, but it's increasingly being used incorrectly. Like the greengrocer's 'pocalypse.
December 14, 2013
gangerh commented on the word elfie
The Oxmas Dictionary's Word Of The Year?
December 4, 2013
I like it, Lincoln. I'd love to see an illustration, John. I'm sure he could do one that would intrigue. Oh, and he's just given me the name of the hero in a book I'm planning - Jack Hammer.
July 10, 2013
gangerh commented on the word annette funicello
My condolences to skipvia and palooka. See 'first crush'
April 9, 2013
gangerh commented on the word pronkers anonymous
I wouldn't know! But if I had and I did know, I don't think I'd put my name to it, yarb.
April 4, 2013
gangerh commented on the word tag me madeupical
palooka's Would Love To See On A T-Shirt.
And here 'tis, yarb!
gangerh commented on the word i use the random word feature stichomantically
gangerh commented on the word be my lagerstätte
gangerh commented on the list identify-the-wordienik
Oh no! I've done the same as ruzuzu!
Except that you'd all have guessed me correctly as brilliant. Hah again!
March 6, 2013
I'm in. Put me down. Most people do.
No 'zuzu - you're not supposed to put your word on here! Don't think I'd have got it anyway - wouldn't have put you down for a 'whatever'. Hah!
Have emailed yarb asking him to let you know what he wants to happen.
March 5, 2013
Hah! 'zu, you are a caution!
You're probably right if enough 'niks have the appetite.
While not written in stone it seems that the winner of the previous game is mooted as the runner of the next.
Perhaps yarb - the owner of the trophy special edition sweet tooth fairy coffee mug
"molotov cocktail waitress" - should therefore be sounded out.
But if no-'nik else wishes to run it, then I am happy to do it - gangerhnam-style of course.
March 1, 2013
gangerh commented on the list wordnik-puzzle--ictus-aromas
February 7, 2013
gangerh commented on the word vagina-bomb
I suppose that makes me a detonator. (?)
February 3, 2013
gangerh commented on the word cricetine
If it's not like a hamster, it's just jolly well not cricetine.
February 1, 2013
gangerh commented on the word compilate
Could be worse - could be compilates.
January 16, 2013
gangerh commented on the word fucket list
That's an absolute gem, 'by.
January 12, 2013
Oh dear, ruzuzu, yes. (Re your comment Feb 11 2012).
The origins are missing and it's not OK for them to be shrouded in mystery, for they are far more interesting than mere mystery.
Jean Dimmock is a character in Jasper Fforde's wonderfully absurd book 'The Fourth Bear'.
Or rather, she features in the book in an extract quoted from 'The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records 2004 Edition'.
And I quote -
'MOST CONFUSING WORD ASSOCIATION EXAMINEE
Jean Dimmock of Newbury, UK, holds the record for the most random answers in a routine word association test. Among her many utterly haphazard responses were such gems as "Bird? Kneecap", "Banana? Bowling Trophy" and "Great Crested Grebe? Disraeli." Her responses are spontaneous and unrehearsed, and make for much interesting study. She also holds the record for the most bizarre interpretations of a Rorschach ink-blot test, variously describing the meaningless and largely discredited patterns as "A dog doing push-ups with an ant in attendance" and "Coco the clown in conversation with the Pope".'
- The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records, 2004 Edition
For more context try
gangerh commented on the word sowdwort
HaaahAAAAAhaaahaahaahaa! bilby - but Spam, shurley? You just cant come on here bawdwalking like that.
gangerh commented on the word -ster
January 11, 2013
gangerh commented on the list the-wordie-banana-song
After yarb's comment on 0079977042 I decided 'twas time to stop this list. But am inspired again since I discovered gangerhnam style! Hah!
January 7, 2013
gangerh commented on the word gangerhnam
My kind of style!
gangerh commented on the word Start speaking Italian to Wladimir
Donta walka pasta.
January 5, 2013
gangerh commented on the word small magnetic moments
Tad's the slightly shorter one with the magnetic personality disorder.
January 4, 2013
Some times of little attraction while others can be a tad repellant.
gangerh commented on the word last in first out
This is probably a 'perfect' sweet tooth fairy tale.
December 12, 2012
December 9, 2012
That's when you need Braces and Scaffolding as fbharjo realises.
December 8, 2012
gangerh commented on the word fraise
HaHa! Very good, 'by,
December 7, 2012
gangerh commented on the word scrumping
n. The snatching of a person's iPhone, iPad, or iPod.
July 31, 2012
gangerh commented on the word 42
July 29, 2012
gangerh commented on the word suggestions
July 25, 2012
Can someone please flush the user word_turd down the toilet.
July 24, 2012
gangerh commented on the word 0xB16B00B5
Just a mo . . . . . I don't get this. There are no big boobs here at all. 0xB16B00B5 = 0. 0xanything is 0, right? But then I'm a numbernik too.
July 20, 2012
gangerh commented on the word hystrionics
But only by females.
gangerh commented on the word buckles
Following the G4S Olympic security contract fiasco we now have a new phrase: "to make a right buckles of it"! After G4S chief Nick Buckles. I predict a great future for this word. Hah!
July 19, 2012
gangerh commented on the list planktonicon
Four years indeed, deinonychus! So another fanciful project as yet unrealised. You spur me to make it an open list. Have at it!
July 17, 2012
No, that's great, zu and thanks.
(afterthought) Unless we want to call them 'syllabbs' or 'syllababbs'.
June 12, 2012
Can anyone tell me what's the word for this kind of contraction? Example: when the word goopoo is derived from 'good idea, poor planning/execution'. Is it a figure of speech of some kind?
gangerh commented on the word goopoo
What's the word for this kind of contraction? Is it a figure of speech of some kind?
I predict a great future for this word as defined by wordnik Goopoo . . . . 'good idea, poor planning/execution'.
June 11, 2012
gangerh commented on the word rueturn
. . . too fue to mention . . .
May 7, 2012
A purchase returned for refund for no other reason than its purchase was regretted - just buyer's remorse really.
April 19, 2012
gangerh commented on the word callimammapygian
I know my bride would protest and say she isn't though she definitely can be described as callimammapygian. What a beautiful word. What a beautiful girl.
April 11, 2012
gangerh commented on the user jsp
Thanks for being less obscure.
April 6, 2012
gangerh commented on the list 7
March 31, 2012
gangerh commented on the list don-t-panic-you-can-buy-your-way-out
March 30, 2012
gangerh commented on the user sofabedmattress1
Not spoam surely?
March 25, 2012
gangerh commented on the user gangerh
Oh, ta 'zuzu.
March 13, 2012
gangerh commented on the word porching
I could think of no-one but you, 'cry as I contemplated posting on wordnik what I had read on wordspy. I have to admit, though, that the machinations of wordnik confound me and I sometimes just cannot fathom how to connect directly with anyone as previously, if indeed they are still there.
gangerh commented on the word cteis
Just love your commentary here, jpmaher.
March 11, 2012
gangerh commented on the list too-numerous-to-mention
Added, actung. And thanks for bringing this list back on my radar.
March 10, 2012
pp. Relaxing or socializing on the front porch of a house.
"We've even coined a new word, 'porching,' which describes a spontaneous social activity that originates when people gather on porches," she explained.
gangerh commented on the word autoeffigiaphobia
autospawnophobia leaps to mind, frogapplause.
March 2, 2012
autospawnophobia leaps to mind, frogapplause.
March 1, 2012
Can't recall what was so spooky. I know I couldn't get my head round it to report back to you all. I appreciate that everyone desisted from adding any words while all this wasn't happening. I think it may have been something to do with nitrocellulose.
February 21, 2012
gangerh commented on the word geddonwithit
Ged it over and done with.
January 29, 2012
gangerh commented on the word madent
January 28, 2012
gangerh commented on the word zombie debtor
An indebted consumer who is only able to pay the debt interest each month.
January 26, 2012
gangerh commented on the word falling star
January 10, 2012
Ha! I like it.
But how long was it in your email before you got it?
January 9, 2012
gangerh commented on the word puntential
Not really, 'zu, but it could be.
January 8, 2012
gangerh commented on the word tittle
It prevents a lowercase 'i' form being a lowercase 'l'
Thank you Wordplayer for this gem.
gangerh commented on the word epizeuxis
Hey! I like this word. Thanks for bringing it to me, pter'.
Don't know how it's spoken, though.
Perhaps somewordnik would do a pronunciation or two, or three.
gangerh commented on the word intellectual barbecue (barbeque)
I understood that it all started with the Mexican word barbacoa. Discuss.
gangerh commented on the word actress
Hmmm. Interesting, ptero'. I do know several girls who refer to themselves as actors.
And, it occurs to me . . . is it true that it's very important to the French that their table can only be feminine? Which again, obviously, is actually quite relevant to her character, n'est ce pas?
gangerh commented on the user indusnb
quickly = Speedily; with haste or celerity.
Soon; without delay.
As if living; in a lifelike manner; to the life.
( :-) Welcome indusnb.)
gangerh commented on the word resolutions
I don't have one 'gus, but I'm going to make one.
gangerh commented on the user socratease
Splendid wordnik name. Do you plan to live up to it?
January 7, 2012
gangerh commented on the word strizontal
The most striking missing strizontal is to be found on an F, as, if it wasn't there, 'twould be an E.
gangerh commented on the word oobleck
A strizontal can also be observed on an L, distinguishing it from an I.
'zuzu, methinks you were the first as I never looked it up until now - and I'm the second.
January 6, 2012
Really, 'layer? It's akin to the strizontal which is the bit at the bottom of a Z that stops it being a 7. So called because it strikes out to the right horizontally to achieve this.
gangerh commented on the word silicone
silicojones!!! Hah! Brilliant!
glurch is the bit on a G that stops it being a C. So called because it lurches to the left to achieve this.
gangerh commented on the word ineptocracy
Does an eptocracy exist anywhere?
You are one big tease, 'zu. I like that.
December 14, 2011
WHAT JUST HAPPENED ON THIS WORD IS JUST TOO SPOOKY.
PLEASE NO-ONE ADD ANY COMMENT OR DISCUSSION ON THIS WORD UNTIL I HAVE HAD TIME TO WORK IT OUT AND REPORT.
December 11, 2011
gangerh commented on the word union
Maybe 'tis easier to, or perhapnotstance, to keep an iin than to keep an iout for the joins.
gangerh commented on the word crumudgeon
Your thinking, eastwood, is not crummy enough.
December 10, 2011
gangerh commented on the word recreational rioting
What! Heard this used to describe what's happening in UK cities this week. Nearly forgot to just observe it as a wordnik. Does it make it as a euphemism? I'd like to think it was sarcasm.
August 9, 2011
July 4, 2011
gangerh commented on the word Froggle Rock
That was quick, 'zuzu.
June 28, 2011
gangerh commented on the list sweet-tooth-fairy-dominoes
Well spotted, 'lig. 'twas deliberate play on that and Easter in Rhode Island. Not perfect but it amused me. :-)
May 29, 2011
We thought we'd Easter inRI.
May 24, 2011
And - 'if you had the luck of the Irish, you'd wish you were English instead' - John Lennon.
'tis a falsie, rolig - easter in! Just a tickled pink elephant. Love your follow - nothing like I expected.
It is today. Happy International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day to all wordniks! Hah!
Maybe see wordnik weblog for yesterday.
Great work, angela.
May 20, 2011
That's thinking outside the box clever, 'cry.
May 16, 2011
This list rocks.
May 11, 2011
I grew up with to 'box clever' and it means just that. To do things in a clever way - over and above the norm. Well, that's how I always saw it.
The conundrum is, I suppose, that if you don't get it, you can't box clever.
May 10, 2011
What an awesome honour, and responsibility. I am truly humbled. You really mean this could go to infinity? Awesome!
And, yes, we don't have this word available today, but if you have, 'gus, then the word just has to be . . .
I assume you do want just a single word, not a two word expression, or even a sweet tooth fairy, to get started?
gangerh commented on the word writer's block
Brilliant horseplay, yarb.
May 9, 2011
gangerh commented on the word sweet tooth fairy domino
Go for it, 'gus. Suggest see where it goes as an experiment - you can always start another. Would be inclined to make it a closed list so that entries are made in the comments and you select the one to enter, and so on and so on.
Maybe we'll end up with lots of domino lists in competition for getting the longest.
Hah! we could even go in both directions ie - next - dairy - butter - icing - sugar - sweet - tooth - fairy - tale -next -
Please note that, due to a lack of readiness, International Sweet Tooth Fairy Day is now re-scheduled for May 20th. Well, have you ever tried to get a frolic of fairies ready for an event?
Am eager to see where this goes. What a genius idea. Should the rules be for only proper stfairies that abide by the rules or can there be a gnashing of false teeth?
gangerh commented on the word ascian
Identify the Wordienik!!
This was blafferty's chosen word. He says he knows he's not on here much, but thought maybe that's why the word fits.
gangerh commented on the user yarb
Hey! Whereabouts in the UK, yarb?
May 7, 2011
Make mine a pint of blafferty's irish stout.
gangerh commented on the word blafferty's irish stout
Just sounds right, somehow.
gangerh commented on the word gangerh surfing naked
Hah! Just browsing to see which drink to order over at the Verbal Arms when you all come on over, and had forgotten about this one. And I did surf naked when I was in NZ in January. Well foretold palooka.
I see that there is no adjudication necessary following my blunder in the results analysis, merely an adjustment to the end result.
I applaud ruzuzu - she has accepted, with grace and aplomb, the fact that I failed to apply the same procedure to her listing her own word as I did to others. Purely an error on my part. I would hasten to add that ruzuzu was not seen as trying to gain an advantage by listing her own word, merely playing the game with spirit within the rules. As did some other entrants. I apologise for any grief that has been caused.
This fiasco has added irony as I sought to award ruzuzu none correct initially, based on her splendid spoof entry list late on, as a diversion to the fact that I would be announcing her valid entry as a joint winner. (Oh, and to keep dontcry company.) What a farce!
Still, it did add a whole menu of scenarios as is usual these days in competitive games, of misunderstanding, umbrage, controversy, dissension, incompetence, legal threats, etc. Huge fun really.
So the the final placings are
1st yarb (8)
2nd ruzuzu/pterodactyl (7)
4th sionnach (6)
5th blafferty/chainedbear/frindley/frogapplause/Wordplayer (4)
10th fbharjo/mollusque/PossibleUnderscore/reesetee (3)
14th hernesheir/Prolagus (2)
16th oroboros (1)
17th dontcry (0)
and therefore the Prize Mug is . . . I mean goes to . . yarb. I'll be in touch to arrange design, production, and despatch of this unique trophy, yarb.
Thank you all for being gentle with me.
May 6, 2011
Sorry all, but Stewards Inquiry will have to conclude tomorrow as have just been asked to rush off to play a posh man in a posh hotel with a posh wife in Coronation Street. Haven't been told yet whether the posh wife is mine or not. Hah!
May 5, 2011
gangerh commented on the word alexis
Is an ID the Wordienikcred herring. I noticed it written on something on my desk while I was preparing for the game. Quite random.
gangerh commented on the word aaaaaaargh!
Is an ID the Wordienikcred herring. We used to play with an 'aargh' scale some while ago but I couldn't find it. I settled on 7 as as the right balance. Anywordnik know where that scale is?
Mmmm. Interesting. I wouldn't have thought of protean for me. And if I had told you all at some time earlier what I am currently working on, then reesetee could have been accused of throwing in a cred herring of her own. I'm in rehearsals for the UK tour of a play 'The Interview - The Story of the Holocaust' in which I play 5 different character parts, requiring 5 different German accents.
But I think playful all-encompassing as it also covers teasing, performing as a childrens entertainer, my sporting activities, and it amuses me to amuse.
It's a revelation to me that I'm not seen as being a man of my word. Hah!
gangerh commented on the word attend pubs that keep the shorter oxford dictionary
"No. I think I'll try a different word today."
May 4, 2011
We have a challenge.
I have reviewed the description of the game and can find no reason there that a player should not enter a word for themselves, as in fact a few did.
However, when analysing the entries, I worked on the premise that any entry against your own name did not count. Most such entries did not use submitted words and were merely entered for fun.
I did twice go through the spreadsheet eliminating "own words" as inadmissible, but obviously missed ruzuzu's lunette.
I am inclined to rule that as an E&OE situation, correct it, and score accordingly, with a new declaration of final places.
However, I will entertain representations via this page from any participant who wishes to make any within the next 24 hours.
I will then deliberate and conclude.
Here's the list
!cred herring tear-resistant
!cred herring emordnilap
!cred herring heartstringsplucker
!cred herring alexis
!cred herring balsamaceous
!cred herring aaaaaaargh!
!cred herring hidelugged
Possible Underscore panda
I'll email all players the spreadsheet soon.
And congratulations to pterodactyl with 7 correct answers and a third place.
And now in first place with 8 correct answers......................................................................................................................................... and play-offs in prospect we have a tie ..........with ...............................................yarb..and........ruzuzu!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In 4th place with 6 correct
Did you sort out where the mug isn't going?
It's finals time!!!!
Time for a shower. Back soon.
Another with 4 tied here is only one of 3 to get pterodactyl. blafferty also got chained_bear, frindley and erinmckean. Pretty good for a newbie.
Also tied with 4, those being erinmckean, frindley, seanahan, and just one of 3 to get sionnach - is this an excuse for a wodge - it's chained_bear.
Also with 4 right answers - seanahan, pterodactyl, chained_bear and the protean reesetee. It's frindley.
Tied with 4 correct - erinmckean, pterodactyl, seanahan, and lunette for ruzuzu is - let's hear it for the frog - frogapplause!!
The present oroboros was only identified correctly by this entrant, who also got erinmckean, chained_bear and was one of only two who got yarb right. 4 for Wordplayer.
We have 4 tied with three correct IDs.
All 4 got calepinerienne from erinmckean. I'd love to know how because I couldn't find it anywhere but on wordnik and the only place it was listed was on this page.
In addition ...
fbharjo put hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile together with Wordnicolina, and (perversely) od with yarb.
mollusque saw seanahan rightly as prodigal and blafferty rightly as ascian.
reesetee noticed how frindley has a fondness for the a-e ligature, and chained_bear's fondness for a wodge.
PossibleUnderscore probably overscores here because he got Prolagus down as a one-time slopseller and Wordplayer as the greenhorn that he is, being new to joining in here, and plays a French one. And he was the only one to get these two right.
We have 2 tied with 2.
hernesheir was one of 4 to get the systematic mollusque and one of 3 to get the boggy sionnach.
Prolagus was one of 6 to mediæval the frindley and one half of those that got frogapplause and her mortsafe.
Someone who singularly excelled - he only got one right but then again he was the only one to get her right, and the only one to get only one right. Hah! dontcry was correctly identified as queasy by oroboros, who proved to be resistant to the tears.
In reverse order of correct identification then . . . .
dontcry and zuzu - would you like another go? You've got nothing . . . to lose.
1 got bilby
5 got blafferty
6 got chained_bear
1 got dontcry
12 got erinmckean
3 got fbharjo
6 got frindley
2 got frogapplause
0 got gangerh
0 got hernesheir
4 got mollusque
1 got oroboros
1 got PossibleUnderscore
1 got Prolagus
3 got pterodactyl
1 got reesetee
5 got ruzuzu
6 got seanahan
3 got sionnach
2 got Wordnicolina
1 got Wordplayer
2 got yarb
Just before I announce the results here are the words with the number of times used followed by the number of times they were used correctly.
aaaaaaargh! 9x and 0 correct
alexis 6x and 0 correct
ascian 14x and 5 correct
balsamaceous 14x and 0 correct
boggy 13x and 3 correct
calepinerienne 17x and 12 correct
chrestomathic 16x and 3 correct
distingue 13x and 3 correct
emordnilap 14x and 0 correct
greenhorn 14x and 1 correct
harlequin 14x and 1 correct
heartstringsplucker 13x and 0 correct
hidelugged 12x and 0 correct
hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophile 9x and 2 correct
lunette 12x and 5 correct
mediæval 10x and 6 correct
mortsafe 12x and 2 correct
od 7x and 2 correct
panda 9x and 1 correct
playful 16x and 0 correct
present 11x and 1 correct
prodigal 16x and 6 correct
protean 13x and 1 correct
queasy 12x and 1 correct
sinistral 14x and 0 correct
slopseller 12x and 1 correct
systematic 15x and 4 correct
tear-resistant 12x and 0 correct
wodge 12x and 6 correct
The results are in. Do not ring anything - it'll count for nothing and you may still be charged for it.
3 of you correctly employed the most number of words, 12 each. Which means you spotted 4 cred herrings out of 7. Well played dontcry, frindley, and frogapplause. Ah, but did you apply them correctly?
4 of you quite correctly equated leather-eared with hidelugged. bilby did send me a word, but it wasn't that one. That one started with me in honour of the marsupial that conducted the last ID game.
Your choices for dontcry are remarkable - 15 cred herrings and one correct ID. She always strikes me as a nice delicate character, so why there would be resistance to being torn . . . ? When she sent me her word she commented on the list something which could, I thought, have led you all to conclude that her word would be in the last 2 or 3 entered. So I gave her a hand with tear-resistant as a diversion.
The most popular cred herrings were balsamaceous and emordnilap, both used 14 times each.
Which means that each one was only spotted by 3 entrants.
The most popular word was calepinerienne which was used 17 times. The least popular was alexis used just 6 times.
We have a total of 66 correct identifications spread across 17 entrants.
PussyGaloreBlunders also gave you his word agsinst his name. But he didn't give you his word that he wouldn't play that way.
I have to revise the earlier statement about me being the only one not picked out correctly. My spreadsheet shows that the hernesheir apparent was not picked out by anyone else but himself. How cool is that?
All cred-herrings were put to work, and some worked spectacularly well!
A quick scan reveals a spooky happening straight away. It seems that all players were sussed out by at least one other player, with the exception of me.
But 16 of you applied my word to 11 others.
Wot! No-one sees me as playful? I'm always play-acting.
(Or was it a conspiracy?)
Well, the results are tabulated and just need to do a doublecheck for accuracy of data entry and analysis can begin.
Game is now closed.
Watch this space.
May 3, 2011
Game closes today in about 9 hours at 5pm GMT/UTC.
Will soon be announcing the end of the game. When I do I'll make it a few hours forward so that last minute entries - and alterations - can be made.
Would it help anybody's decision to change anything, or not, if I told you that a brief scan of entries revealed that all of you were mostly wrong, or mostly right? Mwahahahaha!
May 2, 2011
My weekend is to be two days solid rehearsals so nothing will happen to end the game for at least two more sleeps.
April 29, 2011
In the event of a tie, 'zuzu, I propose a playoff. I will ask all losing entrants who want to help in the playoff to select a word that they consider applies to/describes each tied wordnik, one for each of them.
The tied wordniks will have a couple of days or so to match these words with all tied wordniks, including themselves.
Any further ties can be played off in the same manner until we have a winner.
Hope that explains what I'm trying to communicate. And also, now I've thought of that, I rather hope we'll have a tie!
(Or we could just count the number of letters in the words that they got right in the first place.)
April 26, 2011
You may like to know that when the time for entries is notified there will be a few hours notice. At the moment that the game ends I will take a print of this page and that will be the version used for assessing the results.
No, no 'ferty - I don't believe that wordnik would have an edit button for cheating ;-} - it's for correcting errors, even deliberate ones, and revising things for the better.
At least 5. 'cept Pro'.
April 24, 2011
gangerh commented on the word easter bilby
So, 'tis official, the bilby is Easteralian.
April 23, 2011
gangerh commented on the word building site foreman
Dare you wear this to work?
gangerh commented on the word bunniculastriation
What a wonderful off-the-wall word for such a milestone. Dah dah Dah Daaaah! I'll be checking my parsnips this weekend for signs of Easter
What, AND seven sleepless siestas?
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