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#557542 - Thu Oct 14 2010 12:28 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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Here's another incomplete definition.

8. Marble_cake
Your answer: made of light and dark batter very lightly blended

Someone left out the cake...
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#557633 - Fri Oct 15 2010 02:14 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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Pigman - 'a herder or swine'. I think this is meant to be 'a herder of swine'.
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#557648 - Fri Oct 15 2010 02:51 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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I spotted a couple of questions which could do with tweaking:

Pigman - A herder or swine. Should be 'A herder OF swine I think

Detainee - Some held in custody. Ought to be something like 'A person held in custody' perhaps? 'Some' suggests that the answer would be plural. Or something.

And now I'll return you to the usual posters. Thank you for your indulgence in putting up with me. smile
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#557649 - Fri Oct 15 2010 02:56 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: martin_cube]
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Note to self: check previous posts to avoid duplication.
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#557669 - Fri Oct 15 2010 04:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: martin_cube]
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5. Polished_rice

Your answer: having husk or outer brown layers removed

This seems incomplete. "Grain" would make this clear.

A previous comment about a main word followed by a colon being missing seems to be a possibility for these incomplete definitions.

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#557808 - Fri Oct 15 2010 04:11 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I knew mine wasn't the right answer, but excuse me? I cannot understand this question and answer at all.

This came from Word Wizard today between 5 PM & 6 PM CDT.

5. Street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

Your answer: harquebus

harquebus means "an obsolete firearm with a long barrel"

The correct answer was grievous bodily harm

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#557809 - Fri Oct 15 2010 04:18 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Something misspelled here?

8. Camise
Your answer: a loose shirt or tunic


So I got it right, but should that be chamise or chemise?

From WW today between 5 PM & 6 PM level 61+ CDT

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#557810 - Fri Oct 15 2010 04:21 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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I ENJOY this game and prefer it to the way it was before. In some ways, I even find it easier as well (I certainly never had a glimmer of hope in winning the monthly badge previously).

Other than obvious typos, I can't complain about the words themselves either. Spelling variants don't bother me in the least. Sure, on RARE occasions, some clues or answers appear to be incomplete. However, you can almost always eliminate the other possibilities and choose the one expected.

This game has been made even BETTER by the mini challenge (which has surely gotten folks to play who had given up on it once they had won all the "normal" badges).

So now there are two ways to play the game. If you're going for the regular badges, you have to play pretty quickly and get 14/15 correct every time. But if you're just playing the game for the mini challenge, you can actually play at quite a leisurely pace compared to other games and have plenty of time to read each and every question twice. You only need 1150 as a score in order to get a letter, so if folks just slow down a little (keeping in mind they can't be concerned about finishing in number 1 spot every hour) they'd probably find they can re-read q's/think about them longer and end up "winning" a letter almost every go.

The letter swap ability is a hoot - makes me laugh every time I make a change - so thanks very much for the creation of it AND the game : )
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#557815 - Fri Oct 15 2010 04:43 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Tiny: "Camise" is a perfectly valid word. Originating from Arabic qamis and from Late Latin camisia. The word camisole (sleeveless tunic style undergarment) comes ultimately from the same roots, with a little Italian/French influence.

The word "chemise" has the same origins, but with heavy anglo/french influences. However, it generally refers more often to a woman's dress (or slip) style, rather than a shirt.

It can't be "chamise" because that's an evergreen shrub.


Edited by Jakeroo (Fri Oct 15 2010 04:44 PM)
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#557837 - Fri Oct 15 2010 06:33 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TinyDetail]
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Originally Posted By: TinyDetail
I knew mine wasn't the right answer, but excuse me? I cannot understand this question and answer at all.

This came from Word Wizard today between 5 PM & 6 PM CDT.

5. Street names for gamma hydroxybutyrate

Your answer: harquebus

harquebus means "an obsolete firearm with a long barrel"

The correct answer was grievous bodily harm

~~Tiny


The party drug called Grievous Bodily Harm, or GBH for short, has the chemical name gamma hydroxybutyrate. Hence, Grievous Bodily Harm, or GBH would be called a street name for this drug. You'll find more of these strange street names in the database if you play enough hours!
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#557862 - Fri Oct 15 2010 10:00 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Gamma hydroxybutyrate is GHB not GBH. (Grievously Harmed Body?)

Since that definition doesn't really tell us what drug they're talking about out on the street, I copied this bit of entry from the non-medical uses article at wiki for gHB (CNS is Central Nervous System):::

GHB is a CNS depressant used as an intoxicant. It has many street names, including "Georgia Home Boy", "Liquid Ecstasy", "Liquid X", and "Liquid G", as well as "Fantasy" and the reordered initialism GBH.


Edited by mehaul (Fri Oct 15 2010 10:10 PM)
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#557882 - Sat Oct 16 2010 01:14 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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I've just had the identical definition twice in one game: 'Eat a lot and without restraint'. The first answer was 'gluttonise' and the second was 'fress'. I just hope that both answers don't appear together. I must admit that 'fress' is new to me - it's not listed in 'Chambers' and I haven't had time to search online for its derivation.
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#557884 - Sat Oct 16 2010 03:58 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: rossian]
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It's probably from the German verb 'fressen', which means 'to eat', but is used for animals, rather than people, where the verb is 'essen'.

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#557886 - Sat Oct 16 2010 04:16 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: dippo]
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4. Blue_pike

Your answer: variety inhabiting the great lakes

Another incomplete entry. Adding "Fish" would suffice.

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#557889 - Sat Oct 16 2010 04:44 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Dippo - your derivation for 'fress' is spot on - Urban Dictionary refers to German and Yiddish and quotes both 'fressen' and 'essen' with the distinction between animals and humans. I love learning new things - it's one of the many reasons I enjoy FT so much.
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#558074 - Sun Oct 17 2010 01:13 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: rossian]
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15. Capable of become practical and useful

Your answer: viability

"become" should be "becoming".

Happy Word Wizard Trivia!
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#558077 - Sun Oct 17 2010 02:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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6. Panchayat
Your answer: a village council in india or southern pakistan

14. Punchayet
Your answer: a village council in india or southern pakistan

Nothing wrong here, but these came up in the same quiz.

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#558336 - Mon Oct 18 2010 06:09 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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1. Breast_of_veal

Your answer: usually stuffed and roasted

Another incomplete definition. "Calf meat" would complete this.

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#558539 - Tue Oct 19 2010 03:52 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Quote:
Financing a commercial enterprise by bond or stock shares
Your answer: floatation

There is only one 'a' in 'flotation'.
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#558661 - Tue Oct 19 2010 11:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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2. Social or verbal interchange (usually followed by `with')
Your answer: palaver

palaver means "loud and confused and empty talk"

The correct answer was traffic

Another defintion of palaver is

verb: have a lengthy discussion, usually between people of different backgrounds

That would seem to fit and "palaver with" is certainly used.

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#558735 - Tue Oct 19 2010 08:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Brutalization
Your answer: the activity of treating someone savagely or vicisouly

Typo in the definition - viciously rather than vicisouly



Edited by looney_tunes (Tue Oct 19 2010 10:47 PM)
Edit Reason: removing the stray r
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#558752 - Tue Oct 19 2010 09:57 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Haha, looney_tunes! Don't you just hate it when you do a misspelling correction and then misspell something in the correction? blush "rather" gained an "r" in your note above. I've done this and it is embarrassing. Guess I couldn't resist yours.

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#558753 - Tue Oct 19 2010 09:59 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TinyDetail]
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Of course, it might be more grammatically correct for me to say "spelling correction", too. crazy

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#558757 - Tue Oct 19 2010 10:49 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TinyDetail]
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I overlooked that in my relief at getting both viciously and vicisouly right on the third attempt!
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#558807 - Wed Oct 20 2010 06:50 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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Today's Word Wizard had an incorrect spelling. "Broach" is not a decorative pin-that word is spelled "brooch." Some dictionaries to list broach as an alternate spelling, but since it is another word, I think this was incorrect. "Broach" means to bring up or mention for the first time, as in "he was reluctant to broach the difficult topic."


Edited by DGirlSlim (Wed Oct 20 2010 06:56 AM)

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