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#188634 - 01/09/10 01:16 AM Fun and ?Wordplay?
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
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Just found this on line and thought others might enjoy watching as much as I did especially the announcer's reaction to certain questions.

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#188635 - 01/09/10 05:19 AM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: Zed]
BranShea Offline
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Games. I think it's OBVIOUS we'd like a game. This game in a simplified form is still great for immaterial car trip amusument when travelling with children. It works very well.

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#188651 - 01/09/10 10:19 PM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: BranShea]
Jackie Offline
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That was funny! Wasn't there some other...oh, Password. I can, just, remember watching it, though I don't remember how it was played.

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#188659 - 01/10/10 07:50 AM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: Jackie]
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It's a little too long for our poor dialup, but I gather it's What's My Line? I remember a similar show, To Tell the Truth, which had three competing persons all claiming to be the real Joe Blow. The panel would ask questions in turn until some point when they would have to vote on who they thought was the real Joe Blow. The name Password sounds familiar but it seems it was more of a Concentration type game. But no. My memory fails me again. It was a mimeless Charades-type game. It started in 1961 when I was fresh off to college and above such pedestrian pursuit.

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#188667 - 01/10/10 02:03 PM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: Jackie]
twosleepy Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 876
Loc: western NY
We had a Password board game back in the day. It was fun!

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#188673 - 01/11/10 01:51 AM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: twosleepy]
Zed Offline
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Registered: 08/27/02
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Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Password was a family fivorite (crossthreading) when I was a kid. I remember playing it with neighbours on several Christmas Eve's.

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#188675 - 01/11/10 04:10 AM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: Zed]
BranShea Offline
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Most of these shows have been imported to our television in those years. Now I just got TALISMAN boardgame to play with my grandkids. It takes me a whole week to read the rools. But here I saw that dice is the plural form of die. I never saw the singular form before.

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#188677 - 01/11/10 06:29 AM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: BranShea]
Faldage Offline
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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Most of these shows have been imported to our television in those years. Now I just got TALISMAN boardgame to play with my grandkids. It takes me a whole week to read the rools. But here I saw that dice is the plural form of die. I never saw the singular form before.


Don't feel like the Lone Ranger. Neither has anyone else.

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#188685 - 01/11/10 11:25 AM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: Faldage]
tsuwm Offline
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"The die is cast." (189,000 gh)

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#188687 - 01/11/10 12:43 PM Re: Fun and ?Wordplay? [Re: tsuwm]
BranShea Offline
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This is a classical ,(biblical?) saying. "De teerling is geworpen". I'll try to find what is a 'teerling' ( outdated word ) In this little book with the rules they make a very clear distinction between 'die' and 'dice'.

Edit: Ah, got it:
Julius Ceasar must have said this when he crossed the Rubicon.

Teerling:teerling m. (plural teerlingen, diminutive teerlinkje, diminutive plural teerlinkjes): die, polyhedron used in games of chance

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