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Word disassociation

Postby mittfh » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:03 pm UTC

Yes, this is the opposite of Word Association.

Someone posts a word, and you have to post a word that is completely unrelated.

Sounds simple so far, right?

If you think the last post is related (however tenuously) to the word above it, sound a buzzer, honk a horn or whatever and explain how it is related. Then substitute your own choice of completely unrelated word.

So for example, if the last two entries are "sun" and "red", you could argue that the sun on any remaining planets orbiting Betelgeuse is red...

If you notice the second to last word is related to the third to last word (or historical combinations), tough - you're too late to challenge it.

Everyone starts off at 0, then points are awarded or removed as follows:
Score +1 (plus one) for an unchallenged word.
Score -1 (minus one) for a challenged word.
Score +1 (plus one) for challenging a word.

Ideally, we don't want every suggestion to be challenged, but if you notice it's been a while since the last challenge, see if you can dream up a tenuous link between the last two words :)

To get you started:

Gravestone (N.B. as this is the starter word, it scores me nil)

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:32 pm UTC

Slinky

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby patzer » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:53 pm UTC

Qubit
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:58 pm UTC

Slinkies are famous for being able to "walk" down stairs... one discrete step at a time... which is analogous to the quantized nature of information as measured in qubits.

More disassociation from Slinky can be found in Memento.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby dudiobugtron » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:17 pm UTC

Nonsense. Slinkys make great mementos. In fact, I have a slinky which I keep as a memento.

I think the word you should have been thinking of was Oligarchy.
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:20 am UTC

Except slinky has a quite obvious linky to oligarchy. The way our brains work makes this game surprisingly tricky. Can I get any further afield with elephant?

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby dudiobugtron » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:38 am UTC

I couldn't think of an animal whose various appendages looked more like Slinkys.
Seriously - get a slinky, put it on your nose (hole-first), and ask someone what animal you're trying to be. (Works best for a metal slinky, but even with a plastic slinky it's pretty obvious.)

I suggest we go with prevarication instead.
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby patzer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:22 am UTC

Nebula
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:11 am UTC

Frisk

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby patzer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:11 pm UTC

Ruinous
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:30 pm UTC

Depending upon what the police find when they frisk you it could well be ruinous.

Prefer Otherwise

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Lawsome » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:48 pm UTC

Yoyo
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:40 pm UTC

Hunch

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby mittfh » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

Floccinaucinihilipilification :D

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:25 pm UTC

Death

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Vytron » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:01 am UTC

Death? Did you even look at the definition of Floccinaucinihilipilification? It's:

-> The act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant, of having no value or being worthless.

What happens to one's body upon death? One is floccinaucinihilipilificated, we even bury or burn the bodies!

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby cjdrum » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:53 am UTC

Magicians
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:54 pm UTC

Gangrene

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Adam H » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:24 pm UTC

prototype
-Adam

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:38 pm UTC

Flatulence

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Elmach » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:44 am UTC

Computer

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:33 pm UTC

Whistling

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby astrekmaster » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:19 am UTC

Mania.
I define progress on a computer problem as getting a different error message.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby cjdrum » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:25 am UTC

Terribleness
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Vytron » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:13 am UTC

Mania: Mania is a state of abnormally elevated or irritable mood, arousal, and/or energy levels.

Sounds terrible, as in terribleness.

So:

Plant.
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:40 am UTC

Reification

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby t1mm01994 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:27 pm UTC

Plant.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:12 pm UTC

Well, whether or not plant was associated with reification before, it certainly is now (in this very thread, at this particular point in time) because they were just listed back-to-back as a pair for which to hunt for associations!

Plus you practically dared me.

Bazinga.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Vytron » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:34 pm UTC

Plant? Unrelated to Bazinga? Really?

Third definition in Urban Dictionary:

People have started using this term to disguise the use of weed.
Let's Bazinga tonight!!
Who wants to Bazinga??


So, um:

Blackhole


EDIT - Du'h! Current word is Reification, not Plant, ignore this post, Deletey Please!
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby snowyowl » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:08 am UTC

Aeroplane

In response to Bazinga, in case there's any confusion.
The preceding comment is an automated response.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Reecer6 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:37 pm UTC

Steroids.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Adam H » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:36 pm UTC

An aeroplane is just a car on steroids, but I'll let it slide just this once. In response to Steroids:

Sand
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Dr. Diaphanous » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:42 pm UTC

Gammy
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Re: Word disassociation

Postby astrekmaster » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:04 am UTC

calculator.
I define progress on a computer problem as getting a different error message.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby bouer » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:05 pm UTC

magma

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby XTCamus » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:32 pm UTC

Forgiveness

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby yuehaoxuanar » Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:03 pm UTC

Extraterrestrial

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby astrekmaster » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:31 pm UTC

Internet.
I define progress on a computer problem as getting a different error message.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby yuehaoxuanar » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:39 pm UTC

astrekmaster wrote:Internet.

The Internet has lots of information(albeit misleading) on extraterrestrials.

And the Internet also has pretty much everything, so the best I can come up with is Teleport.

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Re: Word disassociation

Postby Reecer6 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:23 am UTC

Are you saying that, when you use the internet, you aren't teleporting data to and from servers? Come on!

A real disassociation for it is trachea.


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