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Message 1329546 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 19:45:14 UTC

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Ford

Bernie Vine:
river

Darn it, I was hoping you'd say Prefect.

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Message 1329559 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 20:09:26 UTC - in response to Message 1329520.

Are hyphens allowed?

If not ignore my "Self-propelled".

For some words it is debateable. i.e depending which dictionary you look in, it can be Busbar, bus-bar or bus bar.



I guess so, it's still a 'word'...

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Message 1329569 - Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 20:33:53 UTC

I used Niagara - peninsula, since everybody around here calls it a peninsula. But when I look at it on a map, it looks to me like more of an isthmus. If a river down the middle makes it a peninsula, or actually two peninsulas side by side, why isn't Panama a peninsula?

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Message 1329653 - Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 0:17:33 UTC - in response to Message 1329569.

I used Niagara - peninsula, since everybody around here calls it a peninsula.

If I had been paying attention instead of napping when Niagara was posted, I would have said escarpment.

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Message 1330462 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 19:39:07 UTC

hunchback > osteopath

A very old B.C. comic strip had the bird ask the turtle a riddle:

Who goes, "Uh, pardon me sir, would you mind leaving by the back door?"

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The turtle says he doesn't know, and the bird tells him "Quasimodo's osteopath."


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Message 1330725 - Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 15:24:28 UTC

horse shoes > grenades

As in, close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades (and nuclear warfare).

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Message 1330736 - Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 16:26:05 UTC

Horse shoes is two words


"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."

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Message 1330780 - Posted: 24 Jan 2013, 18:04:07 UTC
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What about horseshoes? (I think he meant that)



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Message 1331183 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 16:42:50 UTC

Horsehoes is ONE word.

Horseshoe

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Message 1331186 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 16:54:08 UTC

Sorry I meant they way it was written.


"Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine."

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Message 1331233 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 18:37:17 UTC

Amusement is a 2008 American horror film directed by John Simpson and starring Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge and Jessica Lucas.



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Message 1331279 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 21:07:06 UTC

orange > house ???


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Message 1331281 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 21:09:50 UTC

house - pink??


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Message 1331282 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 21:11:05 UTC - in response to Message 1331281.

house - pink??

"Little Pink Houses"

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Message 1331284 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 21:13:10 UTC - in response to Message 1331279.

orange > house ???

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Orange-Nassau

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Message 1331286 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 21:15:17 UTC - in response to Message 1331282.
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house - pink??

"Little Pink Houses"

Could I suggest that if the link is as tenuous as that you could do what I did for "wondrous" Just add a link

pink
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Message 1331303 - Posted: 25 Jan 2013, 21:50:28 UTC - in response to Message 1331281.

house - pink??

The Argentinian Presidential residence is known as the "Pink House". And it is indeed pink (NOT pepto pink though).


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Message 1331406 - Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 3:30:41 UTC

baloney

Or balogna if you prefer.

(I liked it as a little kid, but now I'd put it in my Disgusting thread.)

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Message 1331428 - Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 4:59:56 UTC - in response to Message 1331406.

baloney

Or balogna if you prefer.

(I liked it as a little kid, but now I'd put it in my Disgusting thread.)


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I was force fed so much of that garbage as a child, I haven't eaten a single bite in over 20 years. Still wouldn't
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Message 1331697 - Posted: 26 Jan 2013, 21:16:21 UTC

A quick reminder:-

It is considered "bad form" to quote the last word - it is to be assumed that the word you enter is linked logically or lexicographically to the previous word in some way.

It is also considered "bad form" to include a link to justify your word. The place to explain your logic is in this thread.

As in the real world game you don't go back to an earlier word just because you "like" it.


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