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#655793 - Thu Sep 22 2011 09:15 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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9. One who hesitates (uaually out of fear)

Your answer: vacillator



typo: Should be usually

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#656260 - Sat Sep 24 2011 04:51 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: pyonir]
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2. Captain
Your answer: the pilot ins charge of an airship

typo - 'ins'; should be 'in'

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#656317 - Sun Sep 25 2011 01:28 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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Since airships are often in the air for more than eight hours, could the 's' just be misplaced, as in "The pilots in charge of an airship"? Airplanes, one pilot; Airships, a contingent of pilots sharing the title Captain, holding it while on duty.


Edited by mehaul (Sun Sep 25 2011 01:30 AM)
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#656355 - Sun Sep 25 2011 06:01 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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If that was the case, mehaul, I'd say the entry should be "captains" in the plural. I think it should all be kept singular.
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#656370 - Sun Sep 25 2011 08:42 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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No, in the context, the position is singular. There may be several who work as Captain but there is only one at a time acting in the capacity.

This way (example):
I am an airship pilot. My cousin is also an airship pilot and, coincidently, we both Captain the WAS Blimp. He does the day work and I do the difficult night celestial navigating duty. The WAS Blimp only has one Captain but two pilots. We exchange command of the bridge, and Captaincy, on a routine schedule. Since we are not in the military we hold no 'rank' as captain. The job we perform is one of being Captain. We both need raises by the way. My cousin and I are much like Station from the 'Bill and Ted' movies, two individuals acting in concert.


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#656400 - Sun Sep 25 2011 10:09 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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O.k., I get that, but the entry doesn't state it is all the pilots who captain in one journey - if the entry said "sergeant" you wouldn't feel the need to include everyone who holds the position, surely?
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#656463 - Sun Sep 25 2011 02:42 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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Also, only one person is acting as Captain at any one point in time, so I am inclined to agree with reeshy that the singular is more normal grammatically, logically and factually, even though we can think of a set of circumstances that might allow the plural.
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#656501 - Sun Sep 25 2011 06:27 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: shuehorn]
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Why are we being so convoluted about what is clearly a typo in the database?
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#656512 - Sun Sep 25 2011 08:41 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Originally Posted By: looney_tunes
Why are we being so convoluted about what is clearly a typo in the database?


Amen. I think that about at least 50 percent of the responses here.
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#656522 - Sun Sep 25 2011 11:45 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: bubblesfun]
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Isn't this where obscure definitions have to be accepted? If one of the definitions of Captain describes the role played by multiple personages, then it should be accepted here as a possible response even though its not the most well known.
My initial post on this was only to show that the ins typo may not be the only way an error occurred in this instance (An extra letter s versus a misplaced s). Why do we bother at all to post errors here? Nothing can be done to change anything since the content is not FT's to control. I understood these posings are from an outside source. There is no database that we can correct the content of. Unless Terry has editing power in his agreement to use the dictionaries that are the source. Why do the same errors keep coming up? Our input here doesn't fix them. That means this thread is just to discuss the errors encountered in the game. Discussing an error is all I did.


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#656587 - Mon Sep 26 2011 07:39 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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mehaul, I agree with you (even though I disagreed about the typo!). Could be that it is just an eggheaded linguist type of thing (guilty), but I like discussing obscure items in this thread. It's not so much about getting the database fixed, which is not a possibility right now, it's about having fun discussions. I guess they're not fun for all, but I figure if you aren't interested don't join in.
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#656673 - Mon Sep 26 2011 05:55 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: shuehorn]
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Stiffled giggle (SG) as opposed to an outright LOL. Eggheaded/smegheaded linguist's linguini is a fine repast/repartee. Is pleading guilty in this case a form of expressed retention of a sort?
So, why the specification of airship rather than just ship or ocean vessel in the answer?
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#657509 - Thu Sep 29 2011 08:35 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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7. Stentor - a speaker with an unusually laoud voice

typo - loud

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#657559 - Fri Sep 30 2011 12:32 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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If you say laoud loudly, it sounds even louder than loud does. I had to laugh.
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#657566 - Fri Sep 30 2011 03:54 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Mark Anthony: "I come not to ...", an unusually laud voice. looney_tunes, shouldn't that be laough?
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#657607 - Fri Sep 30 2011 09:05 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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I think it can only be said with certain southern accents.

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#657608 - Fri Sep 30 2011 09:09 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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I don't know, I think Eliza Doolittle could have said "laoud" quite effectively. smile

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#657740 - Fri Sep 30 2011 10:49 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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5. Blank
Your answer: keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning

Usually it refers to keeping the opponents from SCORING, which ultimately will cause them to lose. It usually means the same as a shut-out. No score.

dictionary.com
20. Informal . to keep (an opponent) from scoring in a game.

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#657976 - Sun Oct 02 2011 06:07 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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Word Wizard didn't award me a letter - I've just played and met the criteria. Hiccup?

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#657977 - Sun Oct 02 2011 07:03 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Creedy]
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Oh never mind - my Gold Membership expired. I've sent a transfer. How can I find out if it's arrived?

And I thought the FT program notified Gold Members 7 days before the membership expires each year? If so, it didn't.

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#658069 - Sun Oct 02 2011 05:36 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Creedy]
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OK (sorry to be so dense with technical stuff), I've got an email from my bank saying that the amount has been transferred to my paypal account (another minefield for me) and willl be processed by 5th October.

Does that mean it automatically goes to FT, or do I then have to go back to my paypal account and transfer it to FT myself?

Help!

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#658082 - Sun Oct 02 2011 07:49 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: Creedy]
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9. A positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
Your answer: drive

drive means "(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)"

But DRIVE also means:
17. to strive vigorously toward a goal or objective; to work, play, or try wholeheartedly and with determination.


The correct answer was avidity
which means
1.
eagerness; greediness.
2.
enthusiasm or dedication.

Pick one. It's a toss up.

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#658684 - Wed Oct 05 2011 05:10 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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9. Disturbance usually in protest
Your answer: catcall

catcall means "a cry expressing disapproval"

The correct answer was 'excitement'

Not sure that this match makes a lot of sense- excitement usually does not imply protest, or even disturbance.
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#658962 - Thu Oct 06 2011 09:03 AM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: ozzz2002]
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Just wrong, wrong, wrong to have two acceptable and interchangeable answers:

10. Pinprick
Your answer: cause a stinging pain

cause a stinging pain is the definition for "twinge"

The correct answer was a minor annoyance

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#658986 - Thu Oct 06 2011 12:00 PM Re: Word Wizard - Content Issues [Re: twosleepy]
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Those two answers aren't exactly interchangeable - one is a verb (twinge matches with cause a stinging pain) and one is a noun (pinprick matches with a minor annoyance).
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