6 letter wordgame - Part 18
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1. Max 1 letter substitution
2. No repeats
3. Play on last correct post
Continued from here.
489 mirrordrum Today, 3:33pm
d e a r t h
Hardly exhausted the possibilities at 490, and not a concensus to restart. This makes it too easy. I'm out.
But just to get you going -
t h r e a d
#2 QB see my private message to you. consensus has not been used to restart, as far as i know, on any games. somebody just does it when the games get long and require greater load times that some members find inconvenient. doesn't really change the game. . .???? the word you play on is exactly what it would have been had we stayed on the old thread.
l o o n e y
//yes, i know. more commonly spelled loony but also acceptable are looney and luny. i'm of the looney tunes generation, so for me, it's looney. :) meep meep . . . ZOOOOOM
#150 is a repeat of #62. So from #149
p l e a t s ( which works from #151 as well)
a n t h e r
agreed, anirose, and i shoulda seen 'stamen.' nice play!
v é r i t é
//i'm willing to have this one disqualified as it's of foreign origin and usually used in conjunction w/ cinema but i checked and it does appear in Webster's online.
//#206 re: #199
i decided to use it as outrée is the feminine of outré, which is defined by Wiktionary and dictionary.com. outreé itself is defined by Wiktionary. however, i neglected to look on a scrabble list--never thought of it--but looked just now and outré is on it but not outrée. so Wiktionary defines it but i shouldn't have used it. i've used the word for years. picked it up from reading Mary Renault and others. that doesn't make it legit for this game. i am humbled, repentant and contrite.
//#293 r e l i e d has already been played at #232. try another? :)
s u g a r s
//gassers? you astound me, anirose. had never heard of it. what, do you live inside a dictionary? ;)
#365 it's not asiant but asLant as in, uh, slanted across, athwart. it's legit. maybe mostly sailing. i'll have to look. :)
'the oar lay aslant the gunwales.'
n a c r e s
//yep, it can be pluralized. i looked. well, at least it's accepted in scrabble in US, UK and Canada.
really, anirose? well i am walking in tall cotton now, sister! thanks. comes of having a father who, whenever possible, gave things their 'proper' medical names.
a r i s e s
//oops, scarce was used previously by you at #372, anirose. can't get away with that, you sly boots. heh!
d r a p e r
//in re: #430--isn't that a proper noun and if so, do we want to allow those? there's no rule about it. what say you?
# 437: in #430 - vestas, plural of vesta, a lucifer, or match (lucifer, the proper noun, here again giving the name to a humble match)
//#439 -- kewl! thanks for the info. 'while you've a lucifer to light your fag'. . .etc.
#446 good one!
IV... it seem as though you keep beating me to the punch! :)
d e s p o t
e i g h t s
//if you're okay with this as in 'aces and eights,' 'crazy eights,' boats with 8 rowers.
Yes, all those, and also in Bibliography - an expression indicating the number of leaves in a sheet of an early printed book.
e.g. "It is a quarto, and consists of A to I in eights."
And in figure skating - "Cutting eights that day upon the pond." (Tennyson)
And also as in #613 ?
//oh bugger! i swear i checked! obviously, nahsomuch. i like that bit about quartos.//
f i g h t y
Glad you didn't mind my pointing it out, and I really am sorry to do this, but isn't "eights" to "fighty" a two letter change?
@621..no mirror was taking fighty from 617 eighty..she cancelled her eights as it was done before.
so we go from fighty
//#621 this is so, anirose. thanks. i should have said that i had gone back to the last correct play.
and ink, i never mind having errors called to my attention even if there be ever so many in a row. them's the rules. like everyone else, and perhaps more than most, i make mistakes and it's helpful to have someone checking up.
Yes, yes, of course. I appear to have been in a complete muddle, and feel very humbled.
And just to restore my confidence, how about
m i g h t y
//697--yeah, me too query, but i looked it up and its definition is at Chear
so it's an alternate spelling, i guess. shrug
c a p l e t
@700 I don't think I would use that spelling, or one of the other alternatives such as chere or cheir unless I was quoting something long gone. All archaic; but the link which mirrordrum provided quotes a usage in Fielding's Tom Jones, so I hope that's not too long ago.
a b l e s t
inkvisitor re chears. tom jones was in the 17 somethings! i think we should keep our words current, to what one might use today. once we start going 'back' there is no end to what we could post. could be too many messages back and forth, for word clarification and then we would all have to agree on how far back is acceptable. imagine the canterbury tales. lol.... just my opinion though, to keep things simple.
from j o i n t s
s a t i o n
//#720 i have a question about how we codify rules in re: currency of words we can use. i have no problem with obsolete words but am willing to go with the flow. i like learning words, obsolete or not.
suppose we ask that when players use obsolete, or highly specialized or uncommon words, a reference or explanation be provided as ink did in #709. #720 sation, for example, anirose, i can only find as an obsolete word used by Thomas Browne in 1671. i admit i didn't search exhaustively.
if it is the current wish that we not use obsolete words, how are these to be defined so that the rule may be applied easily either by the player using the word or those questioning it?
would it be fair to add a rule that a word played must appear in the scrabble dictionary? that's where i check words i'm not sure about. it would also help determine whether or not a given proper noun is appropriate to play.
mirror after reading your message..easier to carry on as before.
t h r i c e
>733: perhaps that's a proper noun (or the adj. formed from it) which is not allowed. If so, cancel that:
s t r a i n
looks like 770 doesn't follow 769 with one letter change
b a l e r s
//777 actually, it does. just change the 'b' to an 's' and voila!
playing on 776
//779 re: 770. now mine was an error. i played on 768 because 769 hadn't shown up yet. ideally you go back after a few minutes to be sure you didn't get scooped. well, i didn't check and i was WRONG but nobody caught it till now so, according to the rules, that makes 769 the last correct post.
it's much more challenging if we follow the rules: no repetitions and play on last correct. i'm therefore going to play on the last correct which was 769:
b a s k e t
//861 jacqueline you meant 'atrial' not 'atrail,' qué no?
p o m a d e
you all must be across the pond or down under. it's 4 in the morning here in the US and i'm for bed.
a tout à l'heure.
//980 hey ink, do you mean patties? i can't find 'paties' and it's not an acceptable scrabble word in the US, UK or Canada. ???
>981: perhaps I did, but google has lots of recipes for paties. perhaps wrongly...
p i x i e s
//rofl! oh lordy. i'll say. good catch. my eyes are a bit wonky.
(#991; several "paties" like the ones here are probably misspelt.
But MD's response in 982 played OK on 980 or 979, keeping us on track either way.)
p e d a l s
//actually, it was jacqueline who bailed us out. clever woman! i merely dithered and then applauded. :)
s l o p e d
#1002: yes, you're quite right, on each account.
s l e e p s
//#1007 hazelj--already played by you at 147.
playing on #1006
p a r s e d
# 1008 no wonder I missed it!!way back there!!! I suggest that we start a new when we reach the 500 mark!!! Then there would be no need for all of the detective work.
Am I alone with this suggestion???
c u r s e s
//1013 i tried to start a new thread at about 250 but somebody, i forget who, said that on these letter games, they wait much longer so that it's more challenging. so i've waited and i'm rather enjoying the challenge but don't really care. i'm happy to start a new game if y'all wish.
just fyi, if you're using a pc, you can search to see if the word you're using has been played before by using the 'find' function. highlight the word you want to enter, hit ctrl+f. a 'find' box will open at the bottom of the page with the word in it. just hit 'previous' to see if it appears, uh, well, previously. i don't know how you do it on a mac.
n u r s e s
# 1014, thanks for your reply, I am a newish senior computer user so all of your advice is tooo hi tech for me. I may add that I do enjoy these word games. I think that they may help the old grey matter!!!
r i n s e s
#1015--i sent you a pvt message w/ a simple tutorial that may help.
i n s e r t
#1014: Enjoying the challenge of finding words that haven't been used before, and it's good to reach 1000!
But if the general feeling is for a new thread then this could be a good point.
#1015: If ctrl+f is a problem try clicking on edit at the top of your browser screen, then select "find" and enter in the box at the bottom whatever it is you want to search for. Either way, it's a useful way of finding things on web pages, and really quite simple once you've seen it.
t r a i n s
# 1016 and 1017 thanks for the advice, I shall do some practicing.
b r a i n s
i'll start a new game later today (Saturday--US EST) if nobody objects. or someone else can. i'm off to bed now so it'll be, oh, 8-10 hrs before i can do it.
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