Word Association Game - challenges & other discussions

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Word Association Game - challenges & other discussions

Postby Barry Moore » Wed Mar 20, 2002 11:15

Well we've all obviously got too much time on our hands :lol: The word association game is rapidly approaching it's 7th page :!:

This forum will be better suited for any questions, challenges and other points raised following on from words posted by members.

There are a few items however that have had me scratching my head (and hopefully I'm not the only one :? ). So as not to spoil the flow of the game I've started this separate topic so that we can admit to our ignorance but find out the answer to those nagging questions :roll:

OK, I'll start off with a couple that have been bugging me so if you know the answer or have a theory just post a follow up message (doesn't necessarily have to be from the person who originally made the association)

  • BIG BIRD :arrow: Albert Ross
    I'm guessing that Albert Ross was maybe the creator of Big Bird? Could anyone confirm this or let me know of any other way of getting from one to the other
  • bum :arrow: freezer
    I've got no idea at all about this one - serves me right for mentioning Kylie's bum I guess :D

I've also just noticed that these two are both from Ian. I'm sure that tells us something but I'm not sure what :wink:

Feel free to point fingers of derision at me or to pluck up your courage and ask for the reasoning behind the one's you didn't get :P
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Re: Word Association Game - confused?

Postby Chris S Palmer » Wed Mar 20, 2002 16:33

Barry Moore wrote:BIG BIRD :arrow: Albert Ross
I'm guessing that Albert Ross was maybe the creator of Big Bird? Could anyone confirm this or let me know of any other way of getting from one to the other

:idea: Albatross
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Postby Barry Moore » Wed Mar 20, 2002 16:37

:oops: Doh :!: :!: :!:

I shall hang my head in shame. Made me very embarrassed to see that but then it put a big smile on my face. It's obvious when I look at it now.

It also made me think of some favourite cryptic crossword clues. I think I'll start a new topic for them.

Thanks Chris.

BM
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Postby Ian Linden » Wed Mar 20, 2002 21:26

bum freezer

Nautical term for a short uniform jacket, barely reaching below the waist at the back, as distinct from a frock coat (that's the one with long tails, as seen at Nelson's Column, but still worn in Edwardian times :!: )
Also immortalised as the boat presented to the young Gerald Durrel in "My Family and Other Animals" - BBC1 - the "Bootle Bumfreezer"
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Postby Barry Moore » Wed Mar 20, 2002 21:27

We live and learn. Thanks for that Ian.

BM
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Postby Ian Linden » Wed Mar 20, 2002 23:28

OK, I'll confess ignorance -
  • Lightyear :arrow: Kylie
    I know who she is, but..............
  • Treasure :arrow: Bounty
    Bit of a challenge, really. I believe her cargo was breadfruit plants
    (or is it the coconut bar?)
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Postby Barry Moore » Thu Mar 21, 2002 00:19

Ian Linden wrote:OK, I'll confess ignorance -
  • Lightyear :arrow: Kylie
    I know who she is, but..............


I think it was the title of her previous album - can anyone confirm?
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Postby Chris S Palmer » Thu Mar 21, 2002 00:29

Barry Moore wrote:
I think it was the title of her previous album - can anyone confirm?

Yeah...Light Years :!:
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Postby Chris S Palmer » Thu Mar 21, 2002 00:37

Ian Linden wrote:OK, I'll confess ignorance -
  • Treasure :arrow: Bounty
    Bit of a challenge, really. I believe her cargo was breadfruit plants
    (or is it the coconut bar?)


Bounty :arrow: Abundant supply of money/Reward/Generosity "Bounty Hunter"
csp
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Postby Bettina Richmond » Thu Mar 21, 2002 00:43

I was thinking of pirates - treasure - bounty
Maybe a bit off the track, was I? :roll:
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Postby Barry Moore » Thu Mar 21, 2002 00:45

Bettina Richmond wrote:I was thinking of pirates - treasure - bounty
Maybe a bit off the track, was I? :roll:


Seemed fine to me, but then I missed Albatross so what do I know :roll:
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Postby Jo Atkin » Thu Mar 21, 2002 13:14

confused :? I certainly was, by quite a few, I stopped counting by the time I got to eight. But looking at most of them it was Barry, Ian and Adrian that had the confusing ones so surely that says a lot :?:

The question is dare I show my ignorance, hang my head in shame, put myself on the rack to be ridiculed :?: Well I may as well cos at least I can blame it on being blonde :!:

so:

car-apace-shell
loud-pedal
faster-gorger
lawyer-silk
mainwaring-panthaicon (not spelt correctly I'm sure as I can't read my writing!) - luton
pythagoras-hippopotamus
tarbitor-sausage eater.

Go on do your worst :!:
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Postby Barry Moore » Thu Mar 21, 2002 13:27

Not all mine :lol: but I think I got most of these

Joanne Atkin wrote:car-apace-shell


A carapace is a hard bony or chitinous outer covering, such as the fused dorsal plates of a turtle or the portion of the exoskeleton covering the head and thorax of a crustacean

Joanne Atkin wrote:loud-pedal


Slang term - the loud pedal is the accelerator :twisted:

Joanne Atkin wrote:faster-gorger


faster - someone who fasts. Opposite would be gorger - someone who gorges

Joanne Atkin wrote:lawyer-silk


Taken from the robes they wear. Now a general/slang(wrong word really)/ friendly? term for a lawyer

Joanne Atkin wrote:mainwaring-panthaicon (not spelt correctly I'm sure as I can't read my writing!) - luton


From "Dad's Army". Didn't watch it much - although it's constantly being repeated so I've picked bits up as I've swapped channels. I think Mr Mainwering was a delivery man. A Pantechnicon is a large delivery van, as is a Luton van

Joanne Atkin wrote:pythagoras-hippopotamus


Just sounds similar ?

Joanne Atkin wrote:
tarbitor-sausage eater.


German suasage?

I think that about covers it but going by my past record I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong :wink:

I was going to add Chin after Mental (from the Latin mentum - eg mental nerve) but thought that would be taking it too far :roll:
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Postby Adrian Furniss » Thu Mar 21, 2002 13:32

I can help on most of these:

1. car-apace-shell
A carapace is a shell (e.g. on a tortoise)

2. loud-pedal
A.K.A. the accelerator

3. faster-gorger
fast=starve. gorge=eat.

4. lawyer-silk
Member of Queens Council is known as a "Silk"

5. mainwaring-panthaicon (not spelt correctly I'm sure as I can't read my writing!) - luton
I'm as confused as you???

6. pythagoras-hippopotamus
Punch line of a sad old joke - "The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides"

7. tarbitor-sausage eater.
Going back one step, this was "gass-tarbitor-sausage eater"
Gastarbeiter=A foreign worker with official, temporary residence in Germany
Tarbitor - (tar biter!)
saussage eater=A slightly impolite term for a German (entschuldigung).
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Postby Barry Moore » Thu Mar 21, 2002 13:34

Adrian Furniss wrote:I can help on most of these:



Beat you :P

I think between us we got most of them :?
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Postby Barry Moore » Thu Mar 21, 2002 13:38

Adrian Furniss wrote:6. pythagoras-hippopotamus
Punch line of a sad old joke - "The square on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two hides"


I'd forgotton about that old chestnut. Do we dare start a joke forum :?:
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Postby Adrian Furniss » Thu Mar 21, 2002 13:44

Barry,
I just edited my hippo explanation to read
"The squaw on the hippopotamus is equal to the sum of the squaws on the other two hides"

It's about red indians!

You beat me 'cos I'm not getting email alerts at the moment. I'm having to look for myself every few minutes.
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Postby Barry Moore » Thu Mar 21, 2002 14:10

Are you not receiving the e-mail notifications at all Adrian? I guess you saw this message about the link in them that would not work, but that was fixed early in the week.

Personally I don't use them because I'm on-line pretty much all day anyway, but I'll look into it and see if there is anything amiss at this end.

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Postby Barry Moore » Thu Mar 21, 2002 14:35

Sorted via Private Message. Nothing to worry about in this case. Depending on what's happening on the Internet e-mails sometimes take a few minutes to come through rather than seeming instantaneous, but if anyone else is experiencing any kind of problems just let me know by PM or in the 'New Message Board' forum
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Postby Jo Atkin » Thu Mar 21, 2002 15:48

Well thanks lads, although some I'm not convinced on but I'll live with it.
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