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#217981 - 08/07/14 01:46 PM today's wwftd is... quinzhee  
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the worthless word for the day is: quinzhee


[fr. Athabaskan koézhii, lit. ‘in the shelter’] also, quinzee
a snow shelter of a type originally used by N.A. Indians,
consisting of a mound of (settled) snow with a domed
chamber dug into it


"Don't forget to store your shovel inside the quinzee in case
there's a snowstorm.. and you have to dig yourself out."
- K. Callan, Happy Camper (2005)


"One of the new Canadian words creating excitement in
hardcore Scrabble circles -- "quinzhee," a shelter made by
hollowing out a pile of settled snow -- could give a player
a total of 401 points.. That’s a lot."
- National Post (canada.com), August 5, 2014


NB: 5,000 words added to "The Official Scrabble Players
Dictionary," out Aug. 11 from Merriam-Webster.

#217993 - 08/07/14 09:11 PM you say "potato..." [Re: tsuwm]  
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No need to be so esoteric! It's also a city slightly sorth of Boston (see here) and in medicine a peri-tonsillar abscess (see here).

(both pronounced "KWIN-zee")

#217997 - 08/07/14 10:14 PM Re: you say "potato..." [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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neither of which would have gotten you onto a Scrabble board, tho', unless you were playing 'house rules'!

#217998 - 08/07/14 10:39 PM Re: you say "potato..." [Re: tsuwm]  
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... and no 400 points neither. I'll just have to use a blank and settle for QUIZZING.

#218010 - 08/08/14 03:58 PM Re: you say "potato..." [Re: wofahulicodoc]  
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yeah, I don't know where they came up with that total, unless they thought they were covering a triple letter score with the zed (plus two triple words, of course.)

#218011 - 08/08/14 04:01 PM today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: tsuwm]  
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the worthless word for the day is: qajaq

[Inuit]
Greenland : kayak

"“The reaction of the American players when we
told them that we’re adding the word kayak but
spelled [“qajaq,”] with two Qs and a J, was
divided between outrage and glee.”"
- National Post (canada.com), August 5, 2014

#218022 - 08/09/14 09:46 AM Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: tsuwm]  
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
the worthless word for the day is: qajaq

[Inuit]
Greenland : kayak

"“The reaction of the American players when we
told them that we’re adding the word kayak but
spelled [“qajaq,”] with two Qs and a J, was
divided between outrage and glee.”"
- National Post (canada.com), August 5, 2014


No accounting for peevers

#218023 - 08/09/14 03:40 PM Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: FoFong]  
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Welcome, FoFong


----please, draw me a sheep----
#218031 - 08/10/14 01:14 AM Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: FoFong]  
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FoFong> peevers

heh.

#218033 - 08/10/14 11:57 AM Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: tsuwm]  
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palindromes


live in the moment
#218042 - 08/11/14 03:05 AM Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: Bazr]  
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And PALINDROME is more properly spelled

PALINILAP smile

#218046 - 08/11/14 09:24 AM Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: tsuwm]  
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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
FoFong> peevers

heh.

wink

#218075 - 08/13/14 12:53 PM today's wwftd is... sonder [Re: FoFong]  
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the worthless word for the day is: sonder

[perhaps related to F. sonder, to probe?]

the realization that each random passerby is living a life
as vivid and complex as your own--populated with their
own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited
craziness--an epic story that continues invisibly around
you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with
elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that
you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear
only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background,
as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted
window at dusk
- The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows
http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/


Q: do all concepts require a specific word?

#218081 - 08/13/14 06:13 PM Re: today's wwftd is... sonder [Re: tsuwm]  
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Q: do all concepts require a specific word?

I think not.
Words describe but also delimit information about the world around us.
For example your question and my answer are obfusicated
because of our use of words here.

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