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#823714 - Fri Sep 14 2012 04:49 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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These are all typos in the online database (not here at FunTrivia) which is used as the source of the game - you'll also spot the same issues in Word Wizard.
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#825021 - Wed Sep 19 2012 08:43 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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clinical psychologist is related to therapist



You said: psychologist

clinical psychologist means "a therapist who deals with mental and emotional disorders"
therapist means "a person skilled in a particular type of therapy"
behaviorist is related to psychologist



You said: therapist

behaviorist means "a psychologist who subscribes to behaviorism"
psychologist means "a scientist trained in psychology"

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You can't be a clinical psychologist without being a psychologist, but can be a therapist.

A behaviorist is either a psychologist or a therapist using behavioural therapy so either would be correct, but the first is definitely wrong, it's even in the question itself.
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#825397 - Thu Sep 20 2012 09:25 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: satguru]
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I think I probably need one (or several) of those folks. Too expensive though, so will just carry on being comfortable in delusional mode.
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#825505 - Fri Sep 21 2012 08:38 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
I think I probably need one (or several) of those folks. Too expensive though, so will just carry on being comfortable in delusional mode.


Jan, where's the like button when I need it!

Sue
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#825523 - Fri Sep 21 2012 09:57 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: shuehorn]
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You need to ask a physiologist that question!
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#826832 - Wed Sep 26 2012 04:36 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: mehaul]
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Sulk about to happen.

Can someone please commiserate and agree with me,

or explain to me why I was wrong.

I am trying to be a brave girl about this.
grin

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vandalize is related to ruin


You said: damage

vandalize means "destroy wantonly, as through acts of vandalism"
ruin means "destroy completely"



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corrode is related to damage


You said: ruin


corrode means "cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid"
damage means "inflict damage upon"


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#826836 - Wed Sep 26 2012 04:53 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Chavs]
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The original use of vandalize referred to the way the Vandals destroyed the Roman Empire, so ruin is a better match than damage. Corrode describes a degree of damage, but not necessarily as absolute as destruction or ruin.
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#826866 - Wed Sep 26 2012 07:20 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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I'll take that. Thanks Looney tunes.

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#829876 - Sat Oct 06 2012 10:40 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Chavs]
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It would be less confusing if these two relationships didn't appear in the same set of Mind Melt questions.

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labourer is related to working man

You said: worker

labourer means "someone who works with their hands"
working man means "an employee who performs manual or industrial labor"



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union member is related to worker

You said: working man

union member means "a worker who belongs to a trade union"
worker means "a person who works at a specific occupation"
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#829882 - Sat Oct 06 2012 11:17 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Lottie1001]
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I work in municipal gov't (payroll) and there is quite a difference between the terms "labourer" and "trade/union", especially when it pertains to wages. To me, "working man" would be the "lower" waged/more general one of the two options. However, I do fully agree that it was unfortunate that those two fell in the same set!! (hugz)
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#830969 - Thu Oct 11 2012 04:12 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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A little issue in my set. There were two sets of the same opposites in my set today. Lucky for me, I got it right, but here it is.

The opposite of birth is death

birth means "the time when something begins (especially life)"
death means "the time when something ends"

The opposite of live is dead

live means "showing characteristics of life"
dead means "not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life"

This was in Set 15 today.
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#830976 - Thu Oct 11 2012 04:28 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: triviaking162]
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But you correctly matched the two nouns and the two adjectives. They are not interchangeable at all, just relating to similar concepts.
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#830978 - Thu Oct 11 2012 04:33 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Yeah, but they were just a little confusing because of how closely related they were.
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#830981 - Thu Oct 11 2012 04:38 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: triviaking162]
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If you play this game long enough, you will see them more confusing than these ones!
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#831547 - Sun Oct 14 2012 06:07 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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glade is related to parcel of land

You said: piece of ground

glade means "a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area"
parcel of land means "an extended area of land"

site is related to piece of ground

You said: parcel of land

site means "the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)"
piece of ground means "an extended area of land"

Any suggestions on why these are matched the way they are? (I was guessing because I didn't see the distinction, and got it wrong)

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#831552 - Sun Oct 14 2012 06:37 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Julia103]
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Piece of land in the definition of site matches nicely with piece of ground. Also, a glade is (in my mind) somewhat larger than a site, and a parcel of land would be larger than a pierce of ground. But it's really pretty much a guess. You get that sometimes.
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#832963 - Sat Oct 20 2012 03:36 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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Had to toss a coin today.

Quote:
laryngeal vein is related to venous blood vessel
You said: vena

laryngeal vein means "one of two veins draining the larynx"
venous blood vessel means

"a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart"



Quote:
vestibular vein is related to vena
You said: venous blood vessel

vestibular vein means "veins that drain the saccule and utricle"
vena means

"a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart"




Is it too early to hit the gin?


Edited by Chavs (Sat Oct 20 2012 03:37 AM)

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#832966 - Sat Oct 20 2012 04:57 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Chavs]
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It helps if you've seen both of those pairs before, and know which one goes with which.
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#833000 - Sat Oct 20 2012 08:34 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: looney_tunes]
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It'd be the only way to know presumably, lol!

Although...Maybe a doctor would have got it right.


Edited by Chavs (Sat Oct 20 2012 08:36 AM)

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#833015 - Sat Oct 20 2012 10:12 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Chavs]
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Originally Posted By: Chavs
Although...Maybe a doctor would have got it right.


Only by chance! "Vena" and "venous blood vessel" are equivalents, the former simply the Latin term. smile
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#833022 - Sat Oct 20 2012 11:32 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: reeshy]
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It's never too early to hit the gin. After all, the sun is always over the yard-arm SOMEwhere in the world LOL
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#833098 - Sat Oct 20 2012 04:33 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Where's that physiologist when we need her?
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#833310 - Sun Oct 21 2012 03:20 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Jakeroo]
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Originally Posted By: reeshy
Originally Posted By: Chavs
Although...Maybe a doctor would have got it right.


Only by chance! "Vena" and "venous blood vessel" are equivalents, the former simply the Latin term. smile


That's comforting somehow. smile

Originally Posted By: Jakeroo
It's never too early to hit the gin. After all, the sun is always over the yard-arm SOMEwhere in the world LOL


That's the beauty of an international site. grin


Edited by Chavs (Sun Oct 21 2012 03:22 PM)

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#834901 - Sun Oct 28 2012 01:27 PM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: Chavs]
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dark comdey is related to comedy

dark comdey means "a comdey characterized by grim or satiric humor"

typo - 'comedy'

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#835836 - Thu Nov 01 2012 06:43 AM Re: Mind Melt - Content Issues [Re: ssabreman]
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Today's Daily Set #27

Today's quiz had Surinamese monetary unit and basic monetary unit. The connections were guilder for the former and dollar for the latter. However, Suriname's current monetary unit is the dollar. It discontinued the guilder on December 31, 2003. Suggest adding "former" to the Surinamese clue.

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