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HOGWASH CANCELLED #148754
10/08/05 12:14 AM
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As per tsuwm's rules 4 & 5:

4. [no] points are awarded to any player who submits a definition which is similar or very close to the correct meaning [rather, the moderator shall request a resubmittal]

5. If two or more players submit a definition per rule 4 (in the judgment of the moderator), the round will be thrown out with no points scored


The correct definition is a type of Indian sabre.

Max submitted:
n. a type of sword. (from Skt.)

AnnaS submitted:
A medieval sword (from Sanskrit tul = tool; war = battle)

Possibly faldage's comment Your words tend to be harder to get a handle on than tsuwm's. is an oblique reference to the meaning.

I came across this word in G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown story "The Quick One":

For Oriental ornament pervaded the new scheme; and where there had once been a gun hung on hooks, and sporting prints and a stuffed fish in a glass case, there were now festoons of Eastern drapery and trophies of scimitars, tulwars and yataghans, as if in unconscious preparation for the coming of the gentleman with the turban.


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Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148755
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Is this the first time a round has been cancelled for this reason, or is it a not-infrequent occurrence that has just happened yataghan?

Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148756
10/08/05 12:33 AM
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Quote:

Is this the first time a round has been cancelled for this reason, or is it a not-infrequent occurrence that has just happened yataghan?




It's a stinkng conspiracy that's what it is! Bingley has robbed me of a chance to actualy score a point or two by resorting to some arcane rule. I actually did resubmit another definition, but I guess the Zeroth Law of Hogwash is "that no Quordlepleen is allowed to score at Hogwash, even if preventing this requires the round to be cancelled."

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Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148757
10/08/05 01:07 AM
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Hmm. Most of what I came up with, when I googled "tul" was in Hungarian, sans krit.

Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148758
10/08/05 01:21 AM
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Hmm. Most of what I came up with, when I googled "tul" was in Hungarian, sans krit.




I took a stab at the word based purely on its phonetic similarity to "talwaar" the Hindi word for any sword. I really had no idea that it WAS the word.

Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148759
10/08/05 02:49 AM
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So you all will never know just how clever and well thought out my entry really was. Alas.

Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148760
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So, is someone going to offer up a replacement now that I have my computer rescued from cyberspirit world? It figures, every time I have to be away from here, somebody starts a Hogwash game

Last edited by consuelo; 10/08/05 05:04 AM.
Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148761
10/08/05 07:59 AM
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Quote:

So you all will never know just how clever and well thought out my entry really was. Alas.




Sorry, Steve, I have no sympathy to spare for those less wronged than mineownself.

Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148762
10/08/05 11:09 AM
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Just my luck too... I'd actually joined this round instead of just lookin' on!

Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED #148763
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Hey! At least post the definitions given so we can admire them and maybe guess whose is which!

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