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Message 1312256 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 19:14:58 UTC

I'm confused as well ....

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Message 1312260 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 19:20:19 UTC - in response to Message 1312251.

dovecoat > Scotland?

Do we need to move it to politics?



Lol:)
In Scotland the tradition of dovecotes is continued in modern urban areas.
A bit far fetched maybe...?
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Message 1312288 - Posted: 7 Dec 2012, 20:32:32 UTC

What I do when wondering is just enter the two words in Google, if it comes up with and answer, as it does with Dovecote Scotland then all is well.

Takes a few seconds.
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Message 1312694 - Posted: 8 Dec 2012, 20:07:57 UTC
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A dovecote or dovecot (play /ˈdʌvkɒt/) (Scots: Doocot) is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves. Dovecotes may be square or circular free-standing structures or built into the end of a house or barn. They generally contain pigeonholes for the birds to nest.[1] Pigeons and doves were an important food source historically in Western Europe and were kept for their eggs, flesh, and dung.[2] In Scotland the tradition is continued in modern urban areas.


I would say that the connection is very tenuous at best, and probably shouldn't have been allowed. The only link is the Scots spelling of Dovecote. Doocot would have been OK. However it's academic now anyway. Sorry Julie :-)

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Message 1312874 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 3:15:28 UTC

Did someone day Dovecote? Here is one I made a couple of years ago.

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Message 1312902 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 5:35:30 UTC - in response to Message 1312694.

A dovecote or dovecot (play /ˈdʌvkɒt/) (Scots: Doocot) is a structure intended to house pigeons or doves. Dovecotes may be square or circular free-standing structures or built into the end of a house or barn. They generally contain pigeonholes for the birds to nest.[1] Pigeons and doves were an important food source historically in Western Europe and were kept for their eggs, flesh, and dung.[2] In Scotland the tradition is continued in modern urban areas.


I would say that the connection is very tenuous at best, and probably shouldn't have been allowed. The only link is the Scots spelling of Dovecote. Doocot would have been OK. However it's academic now anyway. Sorry Julie :-)

Sorry Chris. I am siding with Julie.
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Message 1312986 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 11:15:05 UTC

It matters not, it's only a game :-)

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Message 1312997 - Posted: 9 Dec 2012, 12:08:36 UTC

That's true:)
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Message 1313546 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 15:46:23 UTC
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*only one word per post
*No comments or ~
*The word has to be linked to the word of the previous poster


It seems the rules dont apply to everyone.
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Message 1313555 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 16:06:46 UTC - in response to Message 1313546.

*only one word per post
*No comments or ~
*The word has to be linked to the word of the previous poster


It seems the rules dont apply to everyone.


I know "it's only a game"

But what if I had posted "Cattle" Well of course there are two meaning for the word "ruminate" one has to do with deep thoughts and the other has to do with animals that "chew the cud" known as ruminating.

So I chose the second meaning a selected cattle".


Extreme I know but with no rules what I posted above would be fine!!
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Message 1313603 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:03:38 UTC

As long as we're having fun, playing it...
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Message 1313606 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:09:25 UTC

Well I am, and I hope everyone else is. Look, if we all want to, we could relax the rules a little bit, but we would all need to agree upon that. Perhaps the best way is to elect an adjudicator, agreeable to all, that will rule on iffy ones.

But .... it's only a game ....

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Message 1313607 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:10:14 UTC
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Now having fun can be a serious business

PS. Are we having fun yet?

In all seriousness the word link can progress fast at times and there would be no point in deleting a post as all the others would not follow.
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Message 1313614 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:17:59 UTC

That's true and IMHO everybody followed the rules quite well till now.
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Message 1313618 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:23:31 UTC
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Right!

Decision!

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Message 1313621 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:26:31 UTC

Lol:)) Nothing happened...
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Message 1313625 - Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 18:40:52 UTC

Yeah, I know, but don't tell the rest of 'em

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Message 1314115 - Posted: 12 Dec 2012, 3:12:25 UTC

I can see why people get confused/upset in the Word Link. I saw "commander" and was about to post "salamander" when I relized that 99.99% of the people in the world have never heard of the funky little store of that name here in my home town. It is right next door to the Frilly Lizard. Another word link locals would get, but everybody else might miss.
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Message 1314121 - Posted: 12 Dec 2012, 3:27:08 UTC - in response to Message 1314115.
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I can see why people get confused/upset in the Word Link. I saw "commander" and was about to post "salamander" when I relized that 99.99% of the people in the world have never heard of the funky little store of that name here in my home town. It is right next door to the Frilly Lizard. Another word link locals would get, but everybody else might miss.

If you would have posted Salamander, I would have replied with Shoes.
Not sure if the brand still exists.
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Message 1314127 - Posted: 12 Dec 2012, 4:09:31 UTC

I do remember a couple of times replying with really arcane inside jokes. At the time when an explanation was allowed.
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