Rules: Read Me!
Admin: sue943
Legal / Conditions of Use

Page 51 of 51 < 1 2 ... 49 50 51
Topic Options
#1044819 - Tue May 06 2014 12:47 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
looney_tunes Offline
Multiloquent

Registered: Tue Jan 20 2009
Posts: 2955
Loc: Briar Hill Victoria Australia 
It certainly is - quite a few words have multiple definitions.
_________________________
(Editor in Humanities, Literature and Books For Children)
That's all, folks!

Top
#1044831 - Tue May 06 2014 02:36 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
maninmidohio Offline
Forum Champion

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2007
Posts: 7172
Loc: Newark Ohio USA               
There are many words that have different definitions in different sets - just like the English language.

Top
#1045681 - Tue May 13 2014 02:23 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
twosleepy Offline
Explorer

Registered: Thu May 29 2008
Posts: 75
Loc: Mendon New York USA           
This is very sloppy. The definition which is the correct answer is incomplete, rendering it useless:

anamnesis

1. a signal for attracting attention
2. the case history of a medical patient
3. an organized program of advertisements
4. a salesperson in a store
5. arteries that supply the liver
6. aromatic seeds used as seasoning especially in curry

The correct answer is #2, but it should read "the case history of a medical patient AS RECALLED/REMEMBERED BY THE PATIENT"

The word "anamnesis" refers to MEMORY, not to medical histories.... aaarghhh.

Top
#1045687 - Tue May 13 2014 02:45 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
pent2go Offline
Participant

Registered: Thu Nov 07 2013
Posts: 46
Loc: Ontario Canada
Anamnesis does refer to memory, but the definition given is also correct.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/anamnesis


Edited by pent2go (Tue May 13 2014 02:45 PM)

Top
#1047914 - Tue Jun 03 2014 01:21 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: pent2go]
ozzz2002 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 16979
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
Quote:
Conjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')


Mismatched quotes.
_________________________
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.

Editor, Hobbies and Sports, and Forum Moderator

Top
#1048403 - Sun Jun 08 2014 09:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
twlmy Offline
Learning the ropes...

Registered: Wed Jan 09 2013
Posts: 1
Loc: Texas USA
I cannot believe that word wizard does not accept the word "fajita" (one of my favorite meals)but "Zaftig" is acceptable.

Top
#1050526 - Sat Jun 28 2014 06:22 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twlmy]
ozzz2002 Offline
Moderator

Registered: Mon Dec 03 2001
Posts: 16979
Loc: Sydney NSW Australia        
Quote:
Jocundity
Your answer: a feeling facetious merriment


Needs an 'of' in the middle of the definition.
_________________________
The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not smashing it.

Editor, Hobbies and Sports, and Forum Moderator

Top
#1051435 - Fri Jul 04 2014 01:28 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
dippo Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Sat Jun 14 2008
Posts: 576
Loc: London
England UK         

Clue: hold dear

Possible answers:

hold dear
scatter
value
hoodwink
frequency
caddy

I would have thought the best match was fairly obvious, but apparently it's incorrect!

Top
#1051519 - Sat Jul 05 2014 02:23 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
JanIQ Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Thu Jul 09 2009
Posts: 576
Loc: Antwerp
Belgium

Oh dear.
_________________________
I dreamt of spending a day riding a stallion. It was a nightmare.

Top
#1054522 - Tue Jul 22 2014 12:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
BarbaraMcI Offline
Learning the ropes...

Registered: Thu Nov 22 2012
Posts: 4
Loc: Ohio USA
This may not be a content issue, and maybe it's been asked before, but if "the word wizard himself is awarding his valued gold members their very own letters," what's with the caveman guy hewing the letters out of rock? I don't see wizards and cavemen in the same general neighborhood. Is the wizard really the Great Gazoo?

Top
#1063508 - Sun Sep 07 2014 12:49 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
MiraJane Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Apr 30 2013
Posts: 476
Loc: New York USA
From today:


10. Dinar
Your answer: the basic unit of money in yugoslavia


Since Yugoslavia is no more, perhaps this should be changed?

Top
#1063546 - Sun Sep 07 2014 06:50 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
spanishliz Online   FT-cool
Star Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 18614
Loc: Ontario Canada
Why? It is still historically true.

Top
#1063550 - Sun Sep 07 2014 07:01 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
JanIQ Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Thu Jul 09 2009
Posts: 576
Loc: Antwerp
Belgium
Then it should be "former" basic unit of money in Yugoslavia.
_________________________
I dreamt of spending a day riding a stallion. It was a nightmare.

Top
#1063557 - Sun Sep 07 2014 07:44 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
spanishliz Online   FT-cool
Star Poster

Registered: Thu Dec 13 2001
Posts: 18614
Loc: Ontario Canada
Not really. It hasn't been replaced by anything. Would you say "former" monetary unit of ancient Rome?

Top
#1063568 - Sun Sep 07 2014 08:58 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
MiraJane Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: Tue Apr 30 2013
Posts: 476
Loc: New York USA
Okay. I see the logic now. It's the money of the former country of Yugoslavia.

Top
#1063815 - Mon Sep 08 2014 10:41 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: spanishliz]
gracious1 Offline
Mainstay

Registered: Tue May 01 2012
Posts: 655
Loc: New York USA
Originally Posted By: spanishliz
Not really. It hasn't been replaced by anything. Would you say "former" monetary unit of ancient Rome?


No, but notice that you said "ancient Rome" -- there is a qualifier there. So a better statement would be: "the monetary unit of the former country of Yugoslavia".

Top
Page 51 of 51 < 1 2 ... 49 50 51

Moderator:  Terry