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this is arfname.. choose one:

a) a name given to a foundling; after the place or region where it was found

b) a short vertical support member in a dome joining the pin to the floorboard

c) a strong smelling plant resin used as a spice in Eastern cookery

d) Cockney rhyming slang meaning fame

e) an artform in which coffee-stained pieces of paper are glued together to form a pattern

f) a thought that is on the tip of your tongue but eludes definition

g) the eldest son (from Old West Low Franconian arf, eldest + name, masc. namesake)

h) a temporary name of affection given to an unborn child until a permanent name is decided upon (from French oeuf, egg)

i) /arf-ną-may/ an Indian dish consisting of a mixture of rice and lentils with seasonings

j) jocular: a Registered Kennel Name, as sanctioned by the Registered Kennel Name Program

k) exceptional, extraordinary

l) the love of mountain climbing

m) one who inherits, an heir (from ON arfr, inheritance + OE numa, taker)
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these entries have been extracted from the growleries of ASp, BranShea, consuelo, Faldage, Fr Steve, inselpeter, Jackie, olly, Owlbow, The Pook, tsuwm, twosleepy, and (perforce) a well-known dictionary. [This has been a public service announcement.]


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just to beat the analyzers to the punch: you guys is good.

-joe (but I have no vote) friday

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H, by all means, please, H. What the H?

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That is one of the best lot of definitions I've seen in a dictionary game ever! There is only two or three that I can definitely exclude at first glance, and even those are witty. How long have we got? I'll have to think about this, it's not easy.

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>How long have we got?

at least a sennight, or until all of the entrants have had a chance to vote, one. [but all observers may vote.]


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Gosh, they are all good! But Jackie will vote for J. I like jocularity. [shades of Fa. Mulcahy.]

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I was going to go with M but I'll choose A, hoping that arf may have morphed from the German ort, for place. What the ARF!
I have no idea what I'm doing here.
My final answer is A
Congratulations to everyone who participated.

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It's a difficult choice between the names-based answers and the culinary ones. I can't decide between those two groups, let alone the right one within each group! Every answer seems to have (or lack) some little detail indicating it could be fake. Aaargh.

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This whole thing just has dada written all over it. I'll go with E.

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>dada

marked by nonsense, travesty, and incongruity

heh.

-joe (dada 'Я us) friday

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