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#1019736 - Thu Nov 07 2013 09:45 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I disagree both words would fit the definition.

Opening a can of worms can put one into a strait. The can of worms is more a thing, whereas strait is a state of being.

All this being said, I probably would have gotten it wrong too.


Edited when I woke up and saw the typo added in by autocorrect.


Edited by MiraJane (Fri Nov 08 2013 09:25 AM)

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#1019766 - Fri Nov 08 2013 02:33 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Can of worms is definitely complicated, but not necessarily as bad as a strait, so I would definitely pick it in preference. Then again, the dictionary for this game has some strange definitions! Playing it often enough to simply recognize them and not have to puzzle over them is definitely a help.
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#1019832 - Fri Nov 08 2013 12:41 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Found the word "b****" a while back in this game. Probably cause not all of its meanings are offensive.

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#1019865 - Fri Nov 08 2013 06:12 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: pent2go]
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Originally Posted By: pent2go
Found the word "b****" a while back in this game. Probably cause not all of its meanings are offensive.


I found it too, but in my case the clue related to dogs which made it appropriate to be included.


edited because my autocorrect hates me.


Edited by MiraJane (Fri Nov 08 2013 06:13 PM)

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#1020025 - Sat Nov 09 2013 04:50 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: MiraJane]
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It's no worse than calling someone a dog, technically. But, by usage, it has become a 'bad word'. tongue
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#1022250 - Fri Nov 22 2013 01:49 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: alexis722]
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In a recent game, the correct answer for unit of measurement of nautical depth, was "Cable" - I would dispute that.

A cable as a nautical measurement term, is 1/10th of a nautical mile, or 608ft. Thus it is a measurement of distance, not depth.

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#1022259 - Fri Nov 22 2013 03:01 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: C30]
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Originally Posted By: C30
In a recent game, the correct answer for unit of measurement of nautical depth, was "Cable" - I would dispute that.

A cable as a nautical measurement term, is 1/10th of a nautical mile, or 608ft. Thus it is a measurement of distance, not depth.


It is apparently also 100 fathoms (and it used to be 120 fathoms, but there's a recession on).

http://www.pacificoffshorerigging.com/nautical_measurements.htm

http://www.hemyockcastle.co.uk/nautical.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20080707042523/http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/server/show/nav.3807#content

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#1022330 - Fri Nov 22 2013 11:40 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Chavs]
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Well, well.............I always thought "a cables length" was a surface measurement of distance......just proves one should research more thoroughly before opening mouth......I stand corrected!
Let it not be said FT is anything but educational. Lol

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#1022337 - Fri Nov 22 2013 01:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I learned something new too - it was a very interesting thing to research and I'm glad I got the chance! Thank you. laugh

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#1023137 - Tue Nov 26 2013 01:37 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Chavs]
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Well Chavs - I spent 12 years of my life at sea, and whilst I never heard the term used for anything other than surface measurement, I was wrong! I guess nobody knows it all, not even when it used to be your profession! Lol

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#1025830 - Fri Dec 13 2013 08:14 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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This answer is wrong - it was copied incorrectly from the FreeOnlineDictionary:

diversity

1. a period of five years
2. the condition or result of being changed
3. an ardent follower and admirer
4. ride a horse such that it springs and bounds forward
5. the head of an annotation or gloss
6. laugh unrestrainedly

NONE of the answers is correct because the correct answer is: "the condition or result of being changeABLE"

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#1027436 - Tue Dec 24 2013 12:11 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: pent2go]
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Originally Posted By: pent2go
Found the word "b****" a while back in this game. Probably cause not all of its meanings are offensive.


Shame I didn't, it came up in crystal ball last night and I thought of it but didn't expect it to be there, but it was. Too late now. Mine was "b*******" though so maybe it wasn't in WW after all?


Edited by satguru (Tue Dec 24 2013 12:13 PM)
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#1028343 - Wed Jan 01 2014 06:59 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Quote:
Cruzeiro
Your answer: the basic unit of money in brazil

Seems it's the former currency of Brazil.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_cruzeiro
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_cruzeiro_real
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_real
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#1028470 - Thu Jan 02 2014 06:50 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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It's January 2nd here in North America and the champion leaderboard has not been reset. It says on the site that, 'Ratings are reset Jan.1 of each year.' What's up with that?

Thanks,

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#1028871 - Sun Jan 05 2014 07:26 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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Not even the courtesy of a reply? Anyone out there asking the same question?

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#1028877 - Sun Jan 05 2014 10:34 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Didn't realize that until I saw they must have reset today...

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#1028938 - Mon Jan 06 2014 10:12 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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8. Deformation

Your answer: abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement

abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement is the definition for "puffiness"

The correct answer was a change for the worse

I'd say both answers covered the definition equally at the very least.

There was a separate thread in feedback as none of the hourly game ratings reset either till today.
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#1030317 - Thu Jan 16 2014 05:26 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: satguru]
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Widen the interlinear spacing by inserting leads

The correct answer was white-out


From thefreedictionary.com.

Quote:
interlinear or interlineal
adj
1. (Journalism & Publishing) written or printed between lines of text

2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) written or printed with the text in different languages or versions on alternate lines


I do not understand the question OR the answer. smile


Edited by ozzz2002 (Thu Jan 16 2014 05:43 PM)
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#1030331 - Thu Jan 16 2014 06:21 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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I think the correct answer should be 'leading', as in a printer inserting strips of lead between lines of print to widen the space.
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#1030375 - Thu Jan 16 2014 11:24 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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A reference to movable type process in which strips of lead are inserted between rows of letters to adjust the spacing between the lines (interlinear space). Because it makes the white apace between the lines larger, it was also called whiting out in the trade. Not a particularly familiar use of the term white-out for me - I think of Liquid Paper and/or blizzards, but I know that matching term and definition from having encountered it and spent some time exploring.
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#1030703 - Sun Jan 19 2014 09:27 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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4. An incomprehensible talk
Your answer: jabber

jabber means "rapid and indistinct speech"

The correct answer was double dutch

Aren't they virtually the same thing?


Edited by satguru (Sun Jan 19 2014 09:58 AM)
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#1031237 - Thu Jan 23 2014 04:46 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: satguru]
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Not really a problem, just a curious gathering, and all in the same quiz.

Quote:
10. Ducky
Your answer: a special loved one


Quote:
12. Deary
Your answer: a special loved one


Quote:
15. Dearie
Your answer: a special loved one
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#1031280 - Thu Jan 23 2014 09:33 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: satguru]
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Originally Posted By: satguru
4. An incomprehensible talk
Your answer: jabber

jabber means "rapid and indistinct speech"

The correct answer was double dutch

Aren't they virtually the same thing?



I wouldn't have picked "double Dutch" for An incomprehensible talk. To me, double dutch is skipping rope with two ropes, held by two people.

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#1031660 - Sat Jan 25 2014 04:13 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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5. Cauterise

Your answer: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument is the definition for "pierce"

The correct answer was make insensitive or callous

Not in my dictionary, it's burning something away. No reference to anything else.

Originally Posted By: MiraJane



I wouldn't have picked "double Dutch" for An incomprehensible talk. To me, double dutch is skipping rope with two ropes, held by two people.


It's just another meaning, unlike I suspect any possible for cauterise.


Edited by satguru (Sat Jan 25 2014 04:14 PM)
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#1031674 - Sat Jan 25 2014 05:45 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: satguru]
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[quote=satguru]5. Cauterise

Your answer: penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument

penetrate or cut through with a sharp instrument is the definition for "pierce"

The correct answer was make insensitive or callous

Not in my dictionary, it's burning something away. No reference to anything else.[/quote=satguru]



I think this is another example of the words relating to something not mentioned in the game. Something like a cutting remark or penetrating stare.

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