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hogwash™ round 67

ucalegon
choose one:

a) to be spiritually uplifted by music

b) a deformity of sheep pasterns seen in newborn lambs

c) the minor diameter of a regular polyhedron

d) algae species that thrives only at the deepest, darkest levels of the sea

e) an irregular closed plane figure of ten sides [decagon], fancifully named by math students at UC/Berkeley, formed by drawing lines on a map connecting the ten institutions of the U.Cal. system

f) ocean gull: a wader

g) a neighbor whose house is burning; from Virgil

h) the uranious sand employed by ancient glass-makers

i) the metric of the helicoplastic membrane at apex.

j) a humorous description of someone who has graduated from the University of California and has immediately retired to the safe haven of further academic study, implying retreat from competitive strife; tt appears to be an original coinage by Dave Eggers in his novel A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

k) line of verse that cues the chorus to intervene in ancient Greek tragedy.

l) the compound structure of naphthalene, and naphthalene derivative atoms.

m) the name of an award given by each campus of the University of California to the local restaurant considered to serve the best spaghetti Bolognese; the awards are audited by the well known Hungarian gourmet, writer and restaurant guide editor, Egon Ronay.

n) old English word for soapwort, whence brand name Calgon.

o) the residue remaining after boilng away the water from any mixture of substances.

p) (derog.) one educated on the West coast of the United States. (from University California Oregon)

q) a thorny shrub found along the West Coast of Africa

r) a compound of uranium, used in estimating the age of a sample via the carbon-dating process

s) a crucible

t) the original softening bath crystals; from the mineral composition.

u) a mythical animal of Northern European legend, it has: the horn of a unicorn, the body of a caribou, the head of a lynx, the wings of an eagle, and the legs of an onager.

v) rare: a group of three or more baby mice or rats whose tails have become inextricably knotted in the nest


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...and sung in dactylic hexameter no less.

That O-KAY with you?

(Edit: weird typo corrected)

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Well--e sounds wonderfully fanciful--so much so that it might actually be the correct def.; but I'm gonna have to go with A...with a k added on to the end, of course! (Hi, Sweet Thing!)

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I'm torn between A and S. "Ucalegon" doesn't strike me as an infinitive verb form, so I'm gonna vote S.

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and I am going for C

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and I am going for C




and I am going for C too.

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Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong
Whether I find a place for this word I'll never be Fong.
It's gotta be E, it's gotta be E.
What else can it be but what if I'm wrong?

I want to win, not merely be right
And I won't give up this light
Of life that keeps me all night.
It's gotta be E, it's gotta be E.
The dream that it's Cee gives me a big fright.

That far-away prize, a word of success
Is waiting for me if I heed the call
I won't settle down, won't settle for less
As long as there's a chance that I can have it all

I'll go it alone, that's how it must be
I might be right for somebody else
But I's not right for me
It's gotta be E, it's gotta be E.
Daring to try, to vote not for I.
It's gotta be E.


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I'll say A. Y? I dunno...

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I'm going along with Woofy this time: K

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