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#162818 10/24/06 02:03 PM
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choose one:

a) dial. eructation

b) [< Gaelic iar, air + pob, pipe] the mouthpiece/filler tube on a set of bagpipes

c) (alt. irpee) derisive: a speaker of a nonstandard dialect of English spoken on the docks of Immingham, England . "RP" is a Received Pronunciation of English based on the speech of the English upper class. Until recently it was the standard form of English used in British broadcasting.

d) Irpe: Amture

e) From the Hebrew for "God heals", a miracle in which a person is cured of a disease or injury.

f) obs. a fantastic grimace, or contortion of the body

g) a footpath

h) A small scalloped or dagged flap on the shoulder of a tunic or jacket

i) To squint one's eyes.

j) the indentation on the face of the keys on a modern computer keyboard.

k) An identifying watermark on most extant medieval Spanish manuscripts

l) Brazilian for headwaters, from the local name for period of time in the year when prevailing winds allow sailing up the Amazon River towards the source.

m) An exclamation used in comic strips to signify stunned surprise, or speechlessness.

n) A comb used to clean freshly sheared wool.

o) An herbaceous perennial plant of the Agavaceae family, having broad leaves and white flowers, commonly employed as groundcover by gardeners in Northern Europe and Canada, owing to its hardiness in cold climates.

p) a small pendant, hung from an earring or bracelet

q) Scot. A drink before battle.

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I swear I've seen it used as in "m" before... the more I read "c" the more irped off I get.. .. I like "i"... I'm going with "n".

#162820 10/24/06 06:01 PM
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J , for sure.

#162821 10/24/06 08:32 PM
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a cute
b clever
c way too long
d huh?
e nah...
f no way
g nuh-uh
h YES!
i never
j sounds older than that
k possibly
l may be indigenous
m seriously doubtful
n I don't think so
o convincing, but
p sweet
q nae wae!


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Quote:


o convincing, but





O convinced me.

#162823 10/24/06 11:18 PM
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Good list.

I think I could talk myself into voting for just about anyone of the seventeen definitions.

Hmmm...let me think...just which definition would Hogmaster tsuwm think slick enough to instigate this 76th round of Hogwash?

Hey, I know! I'll apply my keen knowledge of the human psyche and reduce the variables...yeah!

First out the correct definition must be one of the short ones. That's tsuwm's style when he writes anything...I think his keyboard shuts down when he types six words. Ha! The answer is either A, D, i, G, or Q.

Mmm. Wait a minute...he knows that we know this, so I'll just bet that this time he has constructed a long definition to trick us.

Ok, there are only three definitions over one line long; C, L, and O.
It is obvious that L and O were written by Consuello, ElizebethC, Belmarduk, Marianna, and the Asp. (although Consuello might have entered definition "F" on the side as she is the only person I know who would think a grimace "fantastic").

That leaves "C" to consider but as for me I'm voting for "i" because it is so simple, and yet creative.

I vote I.

#162824 10/25/06 12:34 AM
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>I think his keyboard shuts down when he types six words.

Milo, you are so full of sh....... <arrggghhhh>

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Whoever wrote (A) deserves (or needs) a pat on the back. (C), (L) and (O) are too long. (D) washes the hog with another dirty hog. As to (E), "irpe" just doesn't seem Hebrew to me. Medieval anything often indicates fakery, which rules out (K). (M) is just too silly. (B) and (Q) both harken to ancient British isles, armilizing each other. Of the remainders I have no idea, but I like the sound of (F), so it gets my vote, although I grimace at this because I consistently choose the wrong definition despite my best deductive efforts. Others, therefore, can reliably avoid (F) as it is probably not the real definition. But it still gets my vote.

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Probably a garden path rather than a footpath, but I'll still vote for G


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Well, was leaning toward f) until it was suggested that 'fantastic' is a bit of a stretch for describing a grimace. The l) one sounds too incredible to be fake, but o) is tempting yet too thorough not to be. A. will also hazard g).

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