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#148754 - 10/08/05 12:14 AM HOGWASH CANCELLED  
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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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#148755 - 10/08/05 12:18 AM Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED  
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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?

#148756 - 10/08/05 12:33 AM Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED  
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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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#148757 - 10/08/05 01:07 AM Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED  
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Hmm. Most of what I came up with, when I googled "tul" was in Hungarian, sans krit.

#148758 - 10/08/05 01:21 AM Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED  
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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.

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

#148760 - 10/08/05 04:36 AM Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED  
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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

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#148761 - 10/08/05 07:59 AM Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED  
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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.

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

#148763 - 10/08/05 01:33 PM Re: HOGWASH CANCELLED  
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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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