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#610697 - Thu Mar 31 2011 08:02 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Informal terms for journalists
Your answer: penman

Should it be [term]?
And the answer plural? penmen

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#612646 - Wed Apr 06 2011 06:49 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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15. Perimeter
Your answer: a line enclosing a plane areas

The final 's' is not required.
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#616590 - Mon Apr 18 2011 12:52 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Captain
Your answer: the pilot ins charge of an airship

'in', not 'ins'.
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#616906 - Tue Apr 19 2011 10:49 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Typo in the definition for "graft":

place athe organ of a donor into the body of a recipient

Of course it should be "the", not "athe".
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#619141 - Mon Apr 25 2011 01:20 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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Typo in the definition for "hemorrhage":

Flow of blood from a ruptured blood vessels

"A" should be removed, or "vessels" made singular.
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#619272 - Mon Apr 25 2011 09:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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I vote for the singular, otherwise, what difference would there be from multiple ruptures (hemorrhages)?
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#619273 - Mon Apr 25 2011 09:12 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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One could use the singular word hemorrhage to refer to a single incident of bleeding whether it involves a single blood vessel or several of them in close proximity to each other. Still, the singular form is more appropriate, as it allows for a plural entry as well.
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#619591 - Tue Apr 26 2011 07:30 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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mehaul: the difference would depend on whether your HMO thought the first hemorrhage was a "pre-existing condition" ~~~
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#620469 - Sat Apr 30 2011 08:08 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Devoice
Your answer: utter with tense vocal chords

The definition should read "vocal cords", not "chords".
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#620551 - Sat Apr 30 2011 12:13 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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Immovableness
Your answer: no capable of being moved or rearranged

The definition should read "not capable" instead of "no capable".
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#620622 - Sat Apr 30 2011 02:39 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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Or, 'no capability' of being moved. One way is from our point of view and the other is from the object's point of view. Since brevity rules in these issues, you have probably the better correction.
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#620891 - Sun May 01 2011 11:25 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Actually, I think "no capability" would probably be better as it describes immovableness in its noun form. I didn't notice that until you mentioned it, actually.
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#621800 - Wed May 04 2011 12:45 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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11. Loadstar
Your answer: something that serves as a model or guide

Should be 'Lodestar'; A Loadstar is a brand of truck. smile
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#622700 - Fri May 06 2011 11:12 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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It's been a while since I've complained, but this one makes me mad:

2. Leave slowly and hesitantly
Your answer: recede

recede is the definition for "retreat"

The correct answer was linger


These answers should NOT be together. My answer is more accurate (yet judged "incorrect") because it speaks to leaving, whereas linger speaks more to staying... Bah!

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#622816 - Fri May 06 2011 07:38 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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On the other hand, there is no sense of slowly and hesitantly associated with recede. I would have definitely matched them the way the game did, and not even considered the other option, a word I associate with inanimate things like waves receding from the beach.
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#622837 - Fri May 06 2011 10:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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12. Acrobatics
Your answer: the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft

Perhaps a bit hair-splitty, but I would call that aerobatics.
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#623177 - Sun May 08 2011 06:26 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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2. Niceness

Your answer: the quality of being kind and generous

the quality of being kind and generous is the definition for "bigheartedness"

The correct answer was a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage


I thought that this one was a bit ambiguous and could go either way. I went the wrong way. smile
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#624032 - Tue May 10 2011 10:23 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cydonia325]
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Autumnal_equinox.

Answer is September 22.

Not in the southern hemisphere, it's not. Obviously we antipodeans can figure out what the answer is supposed to be, but this is another example of the annoying "North America/Europe = the world" fallacy. Can the answer be phrased differently? I'll cop to accepting the majority view when it's a matter of how a word is interpretted in different countries, but in this case the answer is fflat-out wrong for half the world.

Ta.

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#624053 - Tue May 10 2011 11:57 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: lorance79]
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And there's also an entry for the vernal equinox, which I haven't bothered to correct since I know the answer is March, but that's the autumnal equinox in our part of the world.
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#624061 - Wed May 11 2011 12:17 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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7. Immovableness

Your answer: no capable of being moved or rearranged


Small typo - "no" should be "not"
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#624445 - Thu May 12 2011 11:05 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cydonia325]
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9. A serious quarrel (especially one that ends a friendship)

Your answer: break up

break up means "close at the end of a session"

The correct answer was bust-up

I think these two should not be used together for this definition.
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#624633 - Thu May 12 2011 05:59 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: LadyCaitriona]
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Wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
Your answer: bundle

bundle means "sleep fully clothed in the same bed with one's betrothed"

The correct answer was bandage

(I had better watch what I carry around in a bundle from now on. No telling what's going on inside.)
Maybe the two words 'bundle' and 'bandage' should not be in the same set.

dictionary.com
Bundle
1. several objects or a quantity of material gathered or bound together: a bundle of hay.
2. an item, group, or quantity wrapped for carrying; package.


Edited by ssabreman (Thu May 12 2011 06:05 PM)

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#625160 - Sat May 14 2011 07:07 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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7. A cross-country skier
Your answer: langlauffer

That should be "langlaufer".
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#625188 - Sat May 14 2011 08:03 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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I really didn't need my day ruined by this [expletive deleted] item:

4. Fluency
Your answer: the property of flowing easily

the property of flowing easily is the definition for "runniness"

The correct answer was powerful and effective language

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#625393 - Sat May 14 2011 02:33 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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Well, if I had the choice between "the property of flowing easily" and "powerful effective language", I'd certainly have picked the latter. Fluency/fluent is almost always used in connotation with something human (as in language, speechmaking, writing or seemingly effortless human motion such as dancing, figure skating etc).

Flowing easily (rarely used in relation to humans except for several bodily functions that don't need mentioning here lol) is usually a defintion for inaminate objects or their properties (as in: fluidity, liquidity, oily, slippery, suspension etc).

In any case, I find it hard to fathom why getting any question wrong would "RUIN" one's whole day : )
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