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#778743 - Wed Mar 14 2012 07:00 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting tomato in a fruit salad. wink
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#778817 - Wed Mar 14 2012 12:24 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Tizzabelle]
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A tomato is considered a fruit because of the way it grows. But it is principally *used* as a vegetable (as the question correctly states). And indeed, there are other colour varieties, almost red tomatoes are the most common.
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#779774 - Sun Mar 18 2012 02:35 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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All tomatoes start out green. Whether they end up green, yellow, orange or red when fully ripened is a matter of genetics. Generally, the yellow and orange ones are less acidic (which in some people's minds makes them "sweeter"). I love them all (and grow them all). In fact I have 48 peat pots with various tomato varieties growing in them right at this moment (just waiting for hubby to move his storage crap out of the greenhouse so I can turn on the heater and move the pots out of my kitchen and into some real dirt lol).

In case you were wondering (probably not lol) BELL peppers (not the hot types) are the same way. They start out green (tangy) and end up red. If you've noticed, red bell peppers are usually the most expensive in a grocery. It's all rather silly since if you leave the one that is already yellow/orange on the vine a bit longer it will end up red anyway.

by the by, I have put yellow pear (cherry-sized) tomatoes in "fruit" salads and no one has EVER complained.

All that being said, yes a tomato is, botanically, a fruit, not a vegetable.


Edited by Jakeroo (Sun Mar 18 2012 02:42 PM)
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#779780 - Sun Mar 18 2012 03:13 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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The complete removal of the ovaries.
The supposed correct answer was neuter.
It should have been spay, a neuter is the removal of the testicles.

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#779789 - Sun Mar 18 2012 03:45 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: raine_d2007]
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To neuter applies to both genders.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutering

Do not spay or neuter your tomatoes or peppers. They will come out brown.


Edited by mehaul (Sun Mar 18 2012 03:49 PM)
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#779812 - Sun Mar 18 2012 04:52 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Wikipedia is not always right, and although the sight does claim it is considered use of both genders, it is commonly known for males. I am a tech at a verterinary hospital, I have neutered cats. If a surgery came in as a spay, it would be considered female, no if's or but's about it. I still believe the true answer should be spay. That is the "technical" term, it shouldn't be so vague.

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#779816 - Sun Mar 18 2012 05:04 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: raine_d2007]
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This game deals with words which you may be familiar with one definition but which word has a dozen obscure meanings, all viable as correct answers. This is not a game of current vernaculars. It is a test of knowledge of several large dictionaries. Nothing in the original posit asked that a male be spayed. Neutering, from the latin, means to remove any sexual organs, male or female. Bob Barker or the Network Pooh-Bahs are to blame for not saying "Have your animal neutered, by either spaying or castration."
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#779820 - Sun Mar 18 2012 05:07 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: raine_d2007]
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Thank you for your challenging work.


Edited by mehaul (Sun Mar 18 2012 05:09 PM)
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#780580 - Wed Mar 21 2012 08:10 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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This typo in the database gave me a laugh.

12. Cunning
Your answer: drafty artfulness (especially in deception)
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#780588 - Wed Mar 21 2012 09:19 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Love it! Drafty artfulness might come in useful sometimes! Hot and humid days or when you want to air out the attic...


Edited by shuehorn (Wed Mar 21 2012 09:20 PM)
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#780686 - Thu Mar 22 2012 10:10 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: shuehorn]
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I thought it was an errant Spoonerism as in rafty dartfullness, an incongruous oxymoron if the raft is inflatable and thus a cunning observation.
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#781770 - Mon Mar 26 2012 06:42 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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14 bulwarks

an expert in soil management and field-crop production
a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
the act of removing the contents of something
feed as in a meadow or pasture
a fence-like structure around a deck
a fortification of earth


The last two choices are equally defensible - needs editing.

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#781883 - Tue Mar 27 2012 11:22 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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I remember having seen somewhere that the possible answers are picked randomly from a database. So editing is not in order, but the random factor has presented you with an awkward pairing.
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#782648 - Fri Mar 30 2012 07:17 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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13 the semantic relation of being a manner of does something

whack
economy
exteriorization
brick
sop up
troponymy

Anyone care to guess?

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#782650 - Fri Mar 30 2012 07:21 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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I see. It came straight from the freedictionary.com:

ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words Antonyms

Noun 1. troponymy - the semantic relation of being a manner of does something
semantic relation - a relation between meanings
2. troponymy - the place names of a region or a language considered collectively

troponomy
place name, toponym - the name by which a geographical place is known
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole

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#782655 - Fri Mar 30 2012 07:52 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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Oh, how embarrassing. This is old hat - it's already been discussed. Sorry! I tried to delete but wasn't allowed. Maybe early-onset Alzheimer's...

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#782700 - Fri Mar 30 2012 11:42 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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That's what you might call a 'typonymy', typing something in the manner of does something by typing of something or something done like that.
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#782762 - Fri Mar 30 2012 02:15 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Thanks for clearing that up, and so eloquently!

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#782873 - Fri Mar 30 2012 07:51 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: tatwood]
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#783469 - Mon Apr 02 2012 07:16 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Terry]
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Winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
Your answer: sweep

I got it right but no bridge player would ever use the word "sweep" to denote this. The correct terminology for this is "slam", and the two terms are not interchangeable.

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#783703 - Tue Apr 03 2012 06:37 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: eyhung]
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No really an issue, but more of a coincidence. If one of these two definitions could be changed perhaps.

Graveyard
Your answer: a tract of land used for burials

Cemetery
Your answer: a tract of land used for burials

I had this pair in the Word Wizard this hour. It is a case of UK and US words, so maybe delete one?


Edited by George95 (Tue Apr 03 2012 06:37 PM)

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#783807 - Wed Apr 04 2012 06:15 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: George95]
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Not sure if this one has come up before.

Quote:
13. Pigman
Your answer: a herder or swine

'or' should be 'of'.
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#785190 - Mon Apr 09 2012 07:02 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Quote:
13. Waverer

Your answer: one who hesitates (uaually out of fear)

Note the word "uaually".

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#785220 - Mon Apr 09 2012 09:49 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: TimBentley]
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This just happened in the same game:

Quote:

sambuca is related to liqueur


You said: liquor

sambuca means "an Italian liqueur made with elderberries and flavored with licorice"
liqueur means "strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal"


Quote:


aquavit is related to liquor


You said: liqueur

aquavit means "Scandinavian liquor usually flavored with caraway seeds"
liquor means "distilled rather than fermented"



I don't know.. not every liquor is a liqueur, but still it's quite confusing.

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#788417 - Sun Apr 22 2012 11:17 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: cairnster]
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The "correct answer" is provided as:

13. The 300th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
Your answer: triennial

This of course is a word for a three-year event, not 300 (should instead be tricentennial, tercentenary).

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