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#613539 - Fri Apr 08 2011 08:37 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
mike32768 Offline
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The opposite of wiseness is folly

You said: shortsightedness

wiseness means "the trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight"
folly means "the trait of acting stupidly or rashly"

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The opposite of providence is shortsightedness

You said: folly

providence means "the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources"
shortsightedness means "a lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources"

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#613547 - Fri Apr 08 2011 11:13 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: mike32768]
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I don't see your issue - both pairings seem to me to work much better as stated to be correct. Providence and shortsightedness would usually be applied in relation to a specific event or situation, while wiseness and folly are overall character traits.
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#614458 - Tue Apr 12 2011 07:12 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Cautious is related to people


cautious means "people who are fearful and cautious"
people means "(plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively"

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#614570 - Tue Apr 12 2011 01:54 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: misstified]
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By itself that looks to be really stretching it, but this is a matching game - it may be that elimination makes it the 'best match' in the set. A lot of the relationships do seem to be set up from key words in the definitions, and can be more than a little tenuous.
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#614701 - Tue Apr 12 2011 06:38 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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I've never heard of a cautious telephone pole. The term only applies to sentient creatures of which most humans are considered part. I am halfway toward my membership in that group. (may I use this as a part of my final paper on humorous literature?)
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#618311 - Fri Apr 22 2011 11:58 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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These were perhaps obvious to others, but they seemed ambiguous to me:

piece of material is related to cloth

You said: textile

piece of material means "a piece of fabric"
cloth means "artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers"

shirting is related to textile

You said: cloth

shirting means "any of various fabrics used to make men''s shirts"
textile means "artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers"

Happy Mind Melting Trivia!
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#618350 - Sat Apr 23 2011 07:15 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JMElston]
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JM: textile could certainly apply to a vest or a sweater, but rarely a shirt (at least nowadays) : )

Mehaul: LOL! Only non-sentient telephone poles get hit by cars. The rest prudently jump out of the way.
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#619037 - Mon Apr 25 2011 07:12 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
JM: textile could certainly apply to a vest or a sweater, but rarely a shirt (at least nowadays) : )

Mehaul: LOL! Only non-sentient telephone poles get hit by cars. The rest prudently jump out of the way.


The telephone poles part is what I would expect to see if I hit the road with a few glasses too many...
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#619277 - Mon Apr 25 2011 09:54 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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I just played a round, submitted and I got the screen that there was no record of me having started the game. Any ideas?
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#619279 - Mon Apr 25 2011 10:09 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: bubblesfun]
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Oh, well. It let me back in and I played a completely different set. But, I think the second one was easier, so no worries!
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#621773 - Tue May 03 2011 07:16 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: bubblesfun]
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Well I got two synonyms again, fortunately I didn't guess them wrong this time, but it slowed me right down. The pair this time were Geographic area and region.

It's the reason I no longer take trying to get the monthly Mind Melt badge seriously. If it happens, it happens, but I'm not actively trying for the badge. I'm playing the game for the megabadge.


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#621802 - Wed May 04 2011 12:56 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Starlord]
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Mind Melt has not reset for today (May 4) yet....55 minutes past the usual reset time, so posting here....
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#623512 - Mon May 09 2011 11:50 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: srini701]
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departure is related to deed


You said: alter

departure means "act of departing"
deed means "a notable achievement"

Must be particularly dense today, but I don't see the connection.

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#623515 - Mon May 09 2011 12:11 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: shuehorn]
JanIQ Offline
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I thought this was reported before, but that was the awkward combination "running away" and "feat".
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#624121 - Wed May 11 2011 07:52 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: JanIQ]
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help oneself means "abstain from doing"
forbear means "not do something"


I am amazed that "help oneself" means "abstain from doing". I have never used that expression with that meaning.

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#624127 - Wed May 11 2011 08:11 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: shuehorn]
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"I just can't help myself -- I have to post!" Lol, I've had that one before, the preceding sentence is how I took the meaning. As Google says, the phrase "help oneself" in that meaning is always used with a negative.

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#625560 - Sun May 15 2011 08:40 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: darthrevan89]
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I fully understand this is just venting, but this one's so perfect I had to post. Note the bolded definitions for the two terms.


sourness is related to gustatory sensation
You said: taste sensation

sourness means "the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth"

gustatory sensation means "the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus"


tang is related to taste sensation
You said: gustatory sensation

tang means "the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth"
taste sensation means "the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus"

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#625566 - Sun May 15 2011 09:23 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: ArlingtonVA]
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I usually don't agree with complaints posted here - to me there often is a real difference in connotation of the words, and that players are just being sore losers. I have to say though, that Arlington's, above, is a different matter entirely. No way those two words should come up in the same set. It's hilarious.

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#625896 - Mon May 16 2011 08:53 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: agony]
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I won't spoil this for anyone playing my set today but two of the possible answers were "diseased person" and "sufferer".

And here are the definitions given in the answers:

diseased person means "a person suffering from an illness"

sufferer means "a person suffering from an illness"

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#625898 - Mon May 16 2011 09:05 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: glendathecat]
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Yikes, Arlington and GTC certainly have the right to gripe about those examples!
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#626181 - Tue May 17 2011 02:42 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Mind Melt did not show up today (May 17th)for me.
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#626189 - Tue May 17 2011 05:01 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: ren33]
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It hasn't reset from yesterday for me either.
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#626190 - Tue May 17 2011 05:29 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: rossian]
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Two days in a row it hasn't reset for me

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#626192 - Tue May 17 2011 05:33 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Dizart]
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I don't think Terry reads this thread very often so I've taken the liberty of starting a new one. It hasn't reset for me either!
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#626230 - Tue May 17 2011 10:55 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: flopsymopsy]
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brachytactyly is related to abnormality

brachytactyly means "abnormal shortness of fingers and toes"
abnormality means "an abnormal condition"

Typo of "brachydactyly" in set 19 today.
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