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#510672 - Sat Apr 10 2010 05:30 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
Mink Offline
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Teeny typo

15. A fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets

Your answer: cholecarciferol

Should be Cholecalciferol

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#510673 - Sat Apr 10 2010 03:53 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Mink]
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This seems to be missing something.

Quote:

1. Someone who spells words
Your answer: poor speller



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#510674 - Tue Apr 13 2010 04:28 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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5. Postmortem
Your answer: surgical removal of a body part or tissue

surgical removal of a body part or tissue is the definition for "cutting_out"

The correct answer was discussion of an event after it has occurred

Strictly, yes, but somewhat ambiguous.
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#510675 - Tue Apr 13 2010 03:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: lilyalli]
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A tricky one this hour that I got wrong:

9. Fit tightly and fasten
Your answer: tag on

tag on means "fix to"

The correct answer was coapt

"Fix to" seems quite similar, at least in connotation, to "fit tightly and fasten." Anyone agree/disagree?

Thanks, Rob.

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#510676 - Wed Apr 14 2010 10:31 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: robert326]
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3. Immobilize

Your answer: stop or halt

stop or halt is the definition for "delay"

The correct answer was make defenseless

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#510677 - Wed Apr 14 2010 12:09 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mike32768]
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Esteban Echeverr¯a

Not to sure what the symbol is doing in the surname, is she related to Prince?

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#510678 - Wed Apr 14 2010 12:43 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Starlord]
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Quote:

Esteban Echeverr¯a

Not to sure what the symbol is doing in the surname, is she related to Prince?




This is from the Who Am I? game. The square is an accented 'i'. It has been fixed in the database, but evidently it is cached and will show up throughout today's game. There were three other cases of that symbol. They were also corrected.

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#510679 - Wed Apr 14 2010 03:02 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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*holding up a finger* I object. Strenuously.

15. Circulate, move around

Your answer: mingle

mingle means "be all mixed up or jumbled together"

The correct answer was troll

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#510680 - Thu Apr 15 2010 04:12 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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Twosleepy, I had exactly the same thought and strenuous objection when I got the same question wrong.

I doth protest loudly!

Mark


Edited by markswood (Thu Apr 15 2010 04:12 AM)

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#510681 - Thu Apr 15 2010 10:10 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: markswood]
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This one made me laugh:

Dumpiness
Your answer: the property of having a plump and round body

the property of having a plump and round body is the definition for "chubbiness"

The correct answer was a short and stout physique

Between the two choices, it's funny that shortness would make you dumpy!

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#510682 - Thu Apr 15 2010 10:37 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: whaddya]
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You beat me to it! I was just about to post almost the exact same thing!
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#510683 - Thu Apr 15 2010 11:50 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: gillimalta]
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Speaking as one who fits the description, it is indeed the shortness that makes one dumpy. Tall people can carry the weight better.

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#510684 - Fri Apr 16 2010 05:16 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: spanishliz]
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12. Die
Your answer: succumb

succumb means "consent reluctantly"

The correct answer was buy the farm

Huh ?
Please explain !
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#510685 - Fri Apr 16 2010 07:50 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tezza1551]
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"To buy the farm" is a slang term that I first came across when reading memoirs about WWII. A shot down pilot would be said to have "bought the farm", "gone West" or "gone for a Burton". All meant that he had died, usually in combat.

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#510686 - Fri Apr 16 2010 05:32 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: spanishliz]
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Thanks Liz.. i grew up with two WW2 ex RAAF guys around, and heard "gone west" and "gone for a burton" regularly.. in fact going back to early nursing days and working in a repatriation hospital, I think "gone west" may date back to WW1.
I have never encountered the "buy the farm" - obviously didn't make it as far as Australia !
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#510687 - Fri Apr 16 2010 08:06 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tezza1551]
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Disaccord

Your answer: failure to conform

failure to conform is the definition for "nonconformity"

The correct answer was be different from one another
++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Seems to me that being "different from one another" means the same thing as "nonconformity".

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#510688 - Sat Apr 17 2010 12:27 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mike32768]
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desist

choose no to consume
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Probably should be:
choose NOT to consume
++++++++++++++++++

Also, one of the choices was
"be discouraging or negative about"
which seems to fit as well.

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#510689 - Sat Apr 17 2010 01:03 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mike32768]
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I got this right, as all the other choices were worse, but this sounds more like the definition of "friendly fire" to me:

10. Fratricide

Your answer: fire that injures or kills an ally

Friendly fire and fratricide could be matched on a Mind Melt, but I don't see how this entry on Word Wizard could be correct.

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#510690 - Sat Apr 17 2010 03:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tezza1551]
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It must be a true Americanism, because I've heard it all my life. In fact, people sometimes change it up to be funny: bought the business, bought the whole shebang, and also, just plain "bought it". I've never, though, heard "gone for a burton" (is that a trade name for something, like cigarettes?) or "gone west", either. When something's getting worse, we say it's "going/headed south", and I suppose it could used "gone south", but here it doesn't necessarily mean dead, just badly off. I love words! :0)

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#510691 - Sat Apr 17 2010 09:38 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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I was going to say that "bought the farm" was probably North American, I have definitely heard it in Canada, but it might have originated south of the border I believe the Burton reference might be to a brand of ale, but I'd have to dig around to find the source of that belief.

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#510692 - Sat Apr 17 2010 10:57 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: spanishliz]
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'Gone for a burton' has a number of possible origins, as is so often the case! I like the suit, myself, although the beer seems popular as well.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/gone-for-a-burton.html
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#510693 - Sat Apr 17 2010 11:08 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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"Gone west' similarly has a much-ddbated history, but seems to have ancient roots. Both Egyptian and Roman cultures, among others, considered West to be the direction of death (the sun dies in the west each night, and is reborn in the east each morning). Popular attribution to WWI British soldiers going west towards home when wounded is far too recent, although it seems to provides a convenient reason for the phrase.

http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/other-wwi-aviation/19095-gone-west-origin.html
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#510694 - Tue Apr 20 2010 08:35 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Waistline

answer: the narrowing of the body between the ribs and hips.

Really! Mines disappeared. lol

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#510695 - Tue Apr 20 2010 01:53 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Starlord]
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Typo

an entertainer who performs along

cross
rightness
nutrify
psilosis
monologist
middy


along should be alone

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#510696 - Fri Apr 23 2010 10:21 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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Monologist

Your answer: an entertainer who performs along

'Along' should be 'alone'. It worked in this direction and with the options I had in my question because it is the only possibility, but could be a problem in reverse, or with other terms/definitions in the group.
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