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Postby Gordon » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:13 am UTC

stinkray

**edit** {
I was afraid you would think I was bending the rules til I went back and read this post:
Old Macdonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.

}


You wish you had one.


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Meaux_Pas wrote:
RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
RealGrouchy wrote:
Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby Twasbrillig » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:25 am UTC

Communism. Easy one.

lol (for the word, I mean)
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Postby Gordon » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:41 am UTC

I had lollipop but was trying to find a non noun one, then remembered I was at work


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Meaux_Pas wrote:
RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
RealGrouchy wrote:
Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby skeptical scientist » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:19 am UTC

They wouldn't even lift a finger to save their own grandmothers from the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal without orders signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters.

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Suggested rule modification: if the triplet is capitalized, then only proper nouns are valid answers. Otherwise, proper nouns are invalid answers.
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Postby Ritchell » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:57 am UTC

Here is what you do if you want to get a lift from a Vogon: forget it.

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Postby ptveite » Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:19 pm UTC

Not sure if it's a proper noun, but how about the vituvian man? Leonardo roxxorz.

EDIT: Nevermind, it's Vitruvian man.....dammit.....

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Postby OmnipotentEntity » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:50 pm UTC

All I can think of is Tuvalu (yey, .tv)

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Postby nes » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:11 pm UTC

Iraqis

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Postby skeptical scientist » Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:51 pm UTC

tryst

rfl
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Postby DashTwelve » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:26 pm UTC

overflow

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Postby Peshmerga » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:33 pm UTC

tapdance

these compound words are really too easy to think of :P

asl
i hurd u liek mudkips???

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Postby ptveite » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:18 am UTC

What I should be right now - asleep - it is, after all, 1:20 AM Budapest time....

ika

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Postby ulnevets » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:35 am UTC

swastika

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Postby xnull » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:42 am UTC

oryx

mpp
This statement is false.

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Postby dragonfrog » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:10 am UTC

dampproof

qib

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Postby skeptical scientist » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:31 am UTC

dragonfrog wrote:dampproof

qib

Challenge on dampproof. I can't seem to find it in any dictionary. For mpp, I suggest "lamppost". As further justification, Firefox is currently underlining one but not the other in red.

Wikipedia's List of English words containing Q not followed by U lists both qibla and qibli as legitimate English words containing the string qib.

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Postby Peshmerga » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:39 am UTC

skeptical scientist wrote:
dragonfrog wrote:dampproof

qib

Challenge on dampproof. I can't seem to find it in any dictionary. For mpp, I suggest "lamppost". As further justification, Firefox is currently underlining one but not the other in red.


http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=dampproof

Firefox's dictionary is limited.
i hurd u liek mudkips???

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Postby dragonfrog » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:06 am UTC

jackdaw

As an example of dampproof in current usage: waterproofing versus dampproofing, as explained by someone who would like to sell you on the superiority of waterproofing
http://www.tuff-n-dri.com/waterdamp/default.asp

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Postby skeptical scientist » Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:49 am UTC

Peshmerga wrote:http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=dampproof

Firefox's dictionary is limited.

That entry is for "damp-proof", not "dampproof". But I suppose "dampproof" is at least as common as several of the other "words" in previous entries.
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Postby Twasbrillig » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:16 am UTC

Sculpt

hke
I want to have Bakemaster's babies. It's possible, with science.

I wonder if you can see...
...what is wrong with my signature?

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Postby Gordon » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:31 am UTC

Meaux_Pas wrote:
RealGrouchy wrote:I still remember the time when Gordon left. I still wake up in the middle of the night crying and screaming his name.
I do that too, but for an entirely different reason.
RealGrouchy wrote:
Gordon wrote:How long have I been asleep?!
Our daughter is in high school now.

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Postby bitwiseshiftleft » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:36 am UTC

woman

oww

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Postby bitwiseshiftleft » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:44 am UTC

Gordon wrote:I'd just like to point out I don't mean for mine to be so freaking easy.


Stoma coma melanoma aroma.

Grepping /usr/share/dict/words beforehand is a decent way to prevent that.

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Postby genevabeagle » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:38 pm UTC

bowwow

(If that counts as acceptable.)

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Postby ulnevets » Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:59 pm UTC

saffron

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Postby Fuller » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:09 pm UTC

Backgammon

lli


(also 1st post, hi everyone :) )
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Postby genevabeagle » Tue Jan 09, 2007 4:56 pm UTC

Alliteration

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Postby Mix » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:07 pm UTC

Falcon

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Postby Decker » Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:25 pm UTC

Traumatized

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Postby genevabeagle » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:13 pm UTC

icing

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Postby Mix » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:29 pm UTC

taskbar

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Postby bitwiseshiftleft » Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:47 pm UTC

ramjet

pju

EDIT: it would seem that upjumped (given a large, unmerited promotion) isn't in the dictionary. So yeah. Someone take it.

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Postby nes » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:49 pm UTC

I was actually just about to ask about that one, since I gave up trying to figure it out and started some searches, with no luck.

rij

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Postby danr1989 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:10 am UTC

Marijuana. That one took me ages because my brain was stuck on Frijj.

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Postby bitwiseshiftleft » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:20 am UTC

danr1989 wrote:zwi


Speaking of words that aren't in the dictionary...

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dfl

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Postby Decker » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:15 am UTC

Gadfly

dfi

Edit: yeah, sorry about that
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Postby skeptical scientist » Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:18 am UTC

ruffian

uau

Edit: ack, you changed it on me! Erm, goldfish then...
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Postby Martijn » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:18 pm UTC

alluaudite

aua

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Postby flamespawned » Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:28 am UTC

lauan (Its a type of wood)

iji

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Postby litemyfyar » Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:23 am UTC

i would love to go to fiji

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