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by ThirdParty
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

dudiobugtron wrote:Ruth Slueth?

I learned a new word there - I was going to write 'rue-th' just to make the rhyme, but then I thought I'd check to see if it was a word first!
Yes, it's Ruth Sleuth. Good job.

(By the way, although "ruth" isn't a very common word, I'm sure you've heard "ruthless".)
by ThirdParty
Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Nope, no successes yet. (Though honorable mentions go to "grace trace", for being a reasonably good fit with the given clues, and "Job probe", for being extremely creative.) The closest guess so far, meaning-wise, was "quarter reporter". It's definitely useful to think ...
by ThirdParty
Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:22 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Hint for pity detector: both words are one syllable. And they really do rhyme, for once.
by ThirdParty
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:47 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Nope; keep trying.
by ThirdParty
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Yeah, I say "veea" too, but the dictionary gave "vaya" as an alternative pronunciation so I went with it.

New clue: pity detector.
by ThirdParty
Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:21 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Via messiah?
by ThirdParty
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

UniqueScreenname wrote:Fence prints (I'm assuming that's the Oklahoman)
You're very, very close now (you're correct that "fence" and "prints" rhyme in my accent), but you still haven't quite guessed it.
by ThirdParty
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:13 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Hint: the answers are both just one syllable.
by ThirdParty
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:32 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

UniqueScreenname wrote:Fence evidence
Close, but not quite.
by ThirdParty
Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Oops, good point, for some reason I was picturing the stress on "caucasian" as landing on the first syllable rather than the second. Silly of me.

As for "transition suspicion": nope, sorry.
by ThirdParty
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:09 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Oh, well, in that case, it must be caucasian occasion , despite the rather unfortunate attempt to rhyme "aw" with "uh". Assuming that I'm right: To resell clues is to _____ _____. (Warning: this one rhymes in my dialect, but won't rhyme in most people's. Simulate an Oklahoman acc...
by ThirdParty
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Pupil pupil?
by ThirdParty
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

natraj wrote:less welcoming reception
chilly levee?
by ThirdParty
Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:57 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

flicky1991 wrote:Mostly ghostly?
Yep! Your turn.
by ThirdParty
Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Okay, I think it's time for a hint on "slightly corporeal":
Spoiler:
This is another experiment with ways to avoid one-to-one correspondence between the two words of the clue and the two words of the answer.
by ThirdParty
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:33 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Okay, enough. Here's Wikipedia on the cot-caught merger and yod-dropping . Here's the Collins American English Dictionary on manicotti , naughty , knotty , new , and gnu . slightly corporeal Um, back to the game (with hardly any effort to this point, but brainstorming may help trigger the answer in ...
by ThirdParty
Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

I agree, it doesn't rhyme to me, but according to wiktionary it's a valid pronunciation (as a homophone of Knotty). Um, what? "Knotty" most definitely doesn't rhyme with "naughty" or "manicotti" in my dialect of American English. (Well, they maybe sound a little simila...
by ThirdParty
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Your new clue is:

Slightly corporeal
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Naughty manicotti?
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90078
Views: 8292546

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

I can't stand cola, of any variety. It tastes kind of like I'd imagine the red stuff in a hummingbird feeder tasting. You know, sugar water with suspicious chemicals in it. Replacing the sugar with fake sugar doesn't solve the problem, which is that this is an incomprehensible thing to want to drink...
by ThirdParty
Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:20 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: A Monkey and a Typewriter
Replies: 66
Views: 23616

Re: A Monkey and a Typewriter

2. A million monkeys each type until they have typed both strings at least once. ... Which string tends to appear earlier? (In the case of TH vs HH, I know that exactly 1/4 of all strings should have HH preceding TH, and the remaining 3/4 have TH preceding HH, assuming that we count "THH"...
by ThirdParty
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 89463

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

Vroomfundel wrote:Well, then it's top 1000 roots, strictly speaking, not words
Yes, but "root" may not have been on Randall's list, and "words" was sufficient to get the general point across. "word-parts" would have been hopelessly vague.
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

XTCamus wrote:Bimodal Operation
Junction function?
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Efficient Winter Lighting
Replies: 32
Views: 5051

Re: Efficient Winter Lighting

In your situation, deal with the electronics that you have. If you aren't sure, walk around your room at night and look for the telltale glow of LED lights. Tvs, Monitors, dvd players, etc etc, all of these consume power because they're on standby. Try to keep the ones you don't use on a power stri...
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:59 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

XTCamus wrote:Mirth Dearth!
Yes, of course. Your turn.
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:05 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Since humorless situation doesn't seem to have gone anywhere, let's try a more literal clue:
Spoiler:
laughter shortage
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Efficient Winter Lighting
Replies: 32
Views: 5051

Re: Efficient Winter Lighting

Efficiency considerations aside, I think my landlord might object if I tried to install a geothermal borehole in my apartment. Even drilling a borehole to my downstairs neighbor's furnace would probably violate the "no alterations" clause of my lease. For someone who doesn't have much cont...
by ThirdParty
Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:06 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Efficient Winter Lighting
Replies: 32
Views: 5051

Re: Efficient Winter Lighting

Energy-efficient bulbs are better because there are much cheaper methods of producing heat than electricity. So if you have an electric heater, getting efficient bulbs will result in zero change, but if you have oil/gas/wood, you'll save money. Okay, that makes sense. Burning gas at a power plant a...
by ThirdParty
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Efficient Winter Lighting
Replies: 32
Views: 5051

Efficient Winter Lighting

I live in an all-electric apartment complex. The largest portion of my electric bill, during winter months, is due to electricity I've used to heat my apartment. Today I received a monthly newsletter from my landlord, that including "tips for saving energy". They included: ⋅ Turn...
by ThirdParty
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does space differ from time?
Replies: 78
Views: 19245

Re: How does space differ from time?

to add any description of time like information, requires a time like dimension in my calculations. Is that right or wrong? Wrong, I think. Certainly it's not obviously right. Consider this picture from Egan's explanation of his trilogy: http://gregegan.customer.netspace.net.au/ORTHOGONAL/00/PM.002...
by ThirdParty
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does space differ from time?
Replies: 78
Views: 19245

Re: How does space differ from time?

time is different from the other dimensions: it's got a different sign in the distance formula Do I not always need a time like dimension, one I cannot say is space like? No, not particularly. In our universe, if someone spends an hour (as measured by an outside observer) riding his horse 10 miles ...
by ThirdParty
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Not to derail the thread, but we can define a word's rhyme class as its last stressed vowel sound plus all sounds following that vowel. Under this definition, "prescription" belongs to rhyme class /ɪpʃən/, "restriction" belongs to /ɪkʃən/, "racecar" belongs to /eɪskɑr/,...
by ThirdParty
Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

XTCamus wrote:Humdrum Conundrum
Nope. I want a more perfect rhyme than that.
by ThirdParty
Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Okay, then: what do people suffer in a humorless situation?
by ThirdParty
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

XTCamus wrote:Close! ... the answers are palindromes.
In that case, perhaps "racecar radar"?
by ThirdParty
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Dang. I considered "prescription restriction" and ruled it out on the grounds that it didn't rhyme. Guess I should have been more open to trying slant rhymes.

Here are my best ideas on "Auto Tracker", none of which are very satisfying:
car radar
limousine magazine
cart chart
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

Prescription circumscription?
by ThirdParty
Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How does space differ from time?
Replies: 78
Views: 19245

Re: How does space differ from time?

why can't you specify the whole history at once? Certainly you can do that. Of course, if you want it to be the case that Event Q within the simulated universe was caused by Event P within the simulated universe, rather than merely happening after P, it had better be the case that: (1) your method ...
by ThirdParty
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:42 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Stinky Pinky
Replies: 2128
Views: 299473

Re: Stinky Pinky

This is probably not it, but it crossed my mind and was funny, so I thought I'd share:

command   line in the sand
by ThirdParty
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: New game : Shootlet
Replies: 57
Views: 5423

Re: New game : Shootlet

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