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#169730 - 08/29/07 06:57 AM yet another word game
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etymologic - the toughest word game on the web

-joe (that's their claim) friday

edit - My Score: You Gotta Go Study


Edited by tsuwm (08/29/07 07:04 AM)

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#169733 - 08/29/07 08:11 AM Re: yet another word game [Re: tsuwm]
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8 out of 10 (Good!) One of my wrong answers was ignorance of one sort (I'd never even heard of the word) and one was ignorance of another sort (I slept through that class in school). One of my right answers is a commonly held belief that has no basis in the record. I gambled that the writers of the quiz believed it to be true.

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#169735 - 08/29/07 09:36 AM Re: yet another word game [Re: Faldage]
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note that the ten(10) questions are a random selection.

-joe (random?) friday

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#169739 - 08/29/07 03:19 PM Re: yet another word game [Re: tsuwm]
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Ha! I got ten out of ten my first set!
After a breather I'll try another set.

I have a system*.

* My system: After the stupid program posted that my first answer was WRONG I decided to see if I could get all ten WRONG and I did.
This is much harder than trying to get all ten RIGHT because the stupid programmers are trying to be tricky.


Edited by themilum (08/29/07 04:09 PM)

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#169741 - 08/29/07 04:21 PM Re: yet another word game [Re: themilum]
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I'm just freakin' stoopid.
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#169743 - 08/29/07 07:06 PM Re: yet another word game [Re: themilum]
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Originally Posted By: themilum

I have a system*.


You're right. I tried your system and only got nine out of ten.

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#169744 - 08/29/07 08:45 PM Re: yet another word game [Re: Faldage]
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"Good!" on a second try.

-joe (I'm so pleased) friday

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#169745 - 08/29/07 09:05 PM Re: yet another word game [Re: tsuwm]
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well, I got a "Good" this time, as well, tsu, but does "honcho" really come from the Japanese?
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#169746 - 08/29/07 09:09 PM Re: yet another word game [Re: Faldage]
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Originally Posted By: Faldage

You're right. I tried your system and only got nine out of ten.


Damn the luck! I was so mad when my first answer was RIGHT that I changed my system to one where my ten answers would have to be exactly half RIGHT and half WRONG. I was worried until the final question which was about Atlas but I guessed correctly and aced the test with a perfect score of five RIGHT and five WRONG.

I'm not bragging; I'm just saying... this game ain't no hill for an Alabama high stepper!

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#169747 - 08/29/07 09:25 PM Re: yet another word game [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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Originally Posted By: etaoin
well, I got a "Good" this time, as well, tsu, but does "honcho" really come from the Japanese?


Etymology: Japanese hancho squad leader, from han squad + cho head, chief [W3]

-joe (word honcho) friday

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