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Forum: Lounge 2019-03-29, 15:14
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Forum: Lounge 2019-03-12, 14:16
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Hangover-bound...

This "challenge" is inspired by the following entry in Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary:
The challenge is to give words or phrases meaning "very drunk." Examples:

Words: Blitzed, blotto,...
Forum: Lounge 2019-03-08, 13:36
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Re: Singularized plurals

I'm glad I left off the condition that the initial plural word ends in an s. I hoped someone might at least try to find a non-s plural which becomes singular by appending an s.

Alas, "peni" isn't...
Forum: Lounge 2019-03-07, 20:54
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I nominate "set." Its definitions cover most of...

I nominate "set." Its definitions cover most of the second column and the whole third column on one page, all three columns of the next page, and the first column of the page after that, in my old...
Forum: Lounge 2019-03-07, 20:33
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Singularized plurals

I heard this one on a radio show some years back (I think it was "Car Talk."). They said there was only one answer. I know of two.

The challenge: Find a word (in English) which is plural, but...
Forum: Lounge 2019-03-07, 20:22
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Puzzle #2: a,e,i,o,u in sequence

In the "circular shift in reverse order" category, a common word. No references, just good old-fashioned "stare at the sequence of vowels and try filling in likely consonants."

authorize
Forum: Lounge 2019-03-06, 23:20
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Puzzle #2: a,e,i,o,u in sequence

To my surprise, I stumbled quickly into another word, for the "reverse order" variation. I don't like it. I like some of the "near misses," I've seen, though
;-)

unoriental
Forum: Lounge 2019-03-06, 20:15
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
Puzzle #2: a,e,i,o,u in sequence

Bit of both. Tried regrouping the vowels, thinking of words that were mostly vowels, and got the close-but-no-cigar words

heinous and serious (no "a"), vexatious (wrong order),

and finally one...
Forum: Lounge 2019-03-05, 22:50
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Posted By Dr Sardonicus
I figured someone had probably put something like...

I figured someone had probably put something like this on line. These aren't exactly common words (I didn't know them), but they satisfy the conditions.

a[6] taramasalata

o[6] monogonoporous,...
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