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#100235 - 04/06/03 11:49 PM Dirty pig definitions
Bingley Offline
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a. Minimalist African dance so named by Dutch settlers because of the elaborate costumes displayed. (From Dutch: costuum + pleyen)

b. a dual screen display monitor often used by designers. One screen showing the whole layout, the other used to zoom in to details. Now used to describe any multi-screen display, such as those seen at pop concerts.

c. verb coh splay To produce a two or more splay-trees simulataneously for several topics or sub-topics of a single subject.

d. part of the mating dance of large birds, during which they stand on the ground facing each other, spread their wings widely and flap them intermittently

e. event where fans dress up as characters from favourite TV shows, the costumes used at such events [from costume + display]

f. a field planted in lettuce

g. game similar to charades invented by Lewis Carroll for the entertainment of his young friends

Definitions were submitted by: bingley, coffeebean, consuelo, dxb, RhubarbCommando, and wofahulicodoc


#100236 - 04/06/03 11:55 PM Re: Dirty pig definitions
sjm Offline
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What's the deadline for voting on cosplay?

#100237 - 04/07/03 12:04 AM Re: Dirty pig definitions
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Monday 14 April 9:00 a.m. WIB = 2:00 a.m. GMT


#100238 - 04/07/03 07:17 AM Re: Dirty pig definitions
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Gimme a B!

#100239 - 04/07/03 07:19 AM Re: Dirty pig definitions
dxb Offline

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Seems to me that a), e) and g) are all pretty much the same. Obviously the other definitions are a lot of nonsense. I guess I'll be a good sheep and follow the flock so, for no other reason than that I'm easily led, I'll pick the middle one of those and go for e).

#100240 - 04/07/03 07:43 AM Re: Dirty pig definitions
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B definitely. If it's not correct, it should be. We need such a term for such displays.

#100241 - 04/07/03 08:50 AM Re: Dirty pig definitions
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We need such a term for such displays.

yah, but cosplay wouldn't be it.

gimme f, Hazel-rah.

formerly known as etaoin...

#100242 - 04/07/03 10:12 AM Re: Dirty pig definitions
maahey Offline

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I like D

#100243 - 04/07/03 03:00 PM Re: Dirty pig definitions
bonzaialsatian Offline

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B please!

#100244 - 04/07/03 03:32 PM Re: Dirty pig definitions
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Well, Bingley, I'll have you know you are responsible for me missing out for the first time ever on Hoggywashery! Mebbe I looked at it fast and didn't realize what it was, or sumptin'??? I dunno...anyway... I, the definitionless, have no choice but to vote for the horny birds...D.

#100245 - 04/07/03 04:10 PM Re: Dirty pig definitions
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I missed it, too, but, since I was under extenuating circumstances and like to dance, I'll go for A. Thanks for taking this one over, Bingley.

#100246 - 04/07/03 05:46 PM Re: Dirty pig definitions
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cosplay wouldn't be it

Parm my beg to differmints, but that's exactly the sort of word a bunch of software-marketing people would come up with for that sort of thang.

#100247 - 04/07/03 11:09 PM Re: Dirty pig definitions
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A and B look mighty good, but I'll vote for E

#100248 - 04/08/03 04:58 AM Re: Dirty pig definitions
RhubarbCommando Offline

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G seems the least likely, so let's Go for it!

#100249 - 04/08/03 06:00 AM Re: Dirty pig definitions
consuelo Offline
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I'll vote C since no one else has

#100250 - 04/08/03 01:00 PM Re: COSP-lay
wofahulicodoc Online   content
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You left out the real definition, which is "the song of the Community Open Space Partnership."

That choice not being available, however, I'll have to cast a vote for the lettuce patch (F). Costumed Players in whichever form, or players' costumes, or whatever, may be the right answer but it's too trite. No self-respecting puzzler would propose it seriously. Us Folks, of course, is another kettle of fish entirely :-)

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