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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby TenPoundHammer » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:42 pm

I've heard it called a "dirty double cross". Happens to me all the time.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby teapot37 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:10 pm

The term in the crossword community is "Natick", after a town in Massachusetts that was part of just a situation.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Paucle » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:13 pm

thanks, Chris! Never would've dredged it up, but yeah, that rings a bell now.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Magna » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:07 am

teapot37 wrote:The term in the crossword community is "Natick", after a town in Massachusetts that was part of just a situation.

Here's an explanation from Rex Parker, coining the term:
http://rexwordpuzzle.blogspot.com/2008/ ... mmett.html
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Johnblue » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:48 am

Gloriaclemente: my point is that I don't care what amazon or any live book dealer thinks of my choices. Just give me a fair deal & the right change. Whether you think my purchase of a Kardashashian bio (for instance) is pretty cool for a middle aged guy or a damning indictment of my sophistication is of zero consequence to me. At least with amazon I get a good deal & none of the smugness.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby HugoZ » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:08 pm

Magna wrote:
teapot37 wrote:The term in the crossword community is "Natick", after a town in Massachusetts that was part of just a situation.

Here's an explanation from Rex Parker, coining the term:
http://rexwordpuzzle.blogspot.com/2008/ ... mmett.html


Now, how about those moments of synchronicity when you go to enter a crossword clue and someone says the exact word on the TV or radio?

I offer up my suggestion (0 hits on the Google!): Synchrocrucity

Runner-up: Cross-captioning (which apparently is already a term used in marching band competitions)
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Johnblue » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:17 pm

Or how about the synchronicity of when someone dies & then Alex reads their name in a clue?
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby econgator » Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:55 pm

Some of these are pretty damned funny:

http://badlipreading.tumblr.com/
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Vanya » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:35 am

Think this guy will be a Jeopardy contestant?

http://now.msn.com/living/0622-what-is-drugs
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby bpmod » Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:24 pm

Vanya wrote:Think this guy will be a Jeopardy contestant?

http://now.msn.com/living/0622-what-is-drugs

No, but definitely Wheel.

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Re: No spam today, sorry

Postby alietr » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:55 am

Rex Kramer wrote:I know, it's been two whole days, how can I have kept you waiting so long?

My less than avid readers (yes, Vanya, I mean you) will even like this post -- in fact it would fit quite nicely under "Pet Intellectual Peeves":

A Sign Of Trouble

Honestly.

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Maybe someone saw your blog entry?

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Rex Kramer » Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:20 am

Or maybe he just saw the same food truck I saw. :)

In any case, as Bill Gaines used to say, "Here we go again with another ridiculous blog post!" (Or something like that.):

Why Superman can't save you from career catastrophe: Real (Imaginary) Career Heroes

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Vanya » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:05 pm

Just discovered this, it's kind of cool:

http://quiz.history.com/
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby Peggles » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:19 pm

Vanya wrote:Just discovered this, it's kind of cool:

http://quiz.history.com/




Addictive fun.
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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby HugoZ » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:46 am

Life's the same, Vanya's moving in stereo...
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Not spam -- rather, the finest quality proscuitto, with a whiff of pecorino

Postby Rex Kramer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:40 am

Today I will not be hurt if you tell me my writing put you to sleep: If You Attend Meetings, Do Not Drive Or Operate Machinery

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Re: Not spam -- rather, the finest quality proscuitto, with a whiff of pecorino

Postby Paucle » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:24 am

Rex Kramer wrote:susurrus


You continue to rock! Love that word.
(Although "the low" susurrus is a tad redundant, n'est-ce pa?)
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Re: Not spam -- rather, the finest quality proscuitto, with a whiff of pecorino

Postby bomtr » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:35 pm

Paucle wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:susurrus


You continue to rock! Love that word.
(Although "the low" susurrus is a tad redundant, n'est-ce pa?)



Not if it's low in pitch...
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Re: Not spam -- rather, the finest quality proscuitto, with a whiff of pecorino

Postby Rex Kramer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:00 pm

bomtr wrote:
Paucle wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:susurrus


You continue to rock! Love that word.
(Although "the low" susurrus is a tad redundant, n'est-ce pa?)



Not if it's low in pitch...


Yeah! What bomtr said!

(But thanks for the kudos, Paucle!)

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Re: Reretaken Down

Postby jpahk » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:41 pm

i think of susurrus as a whispering or rustling noise, which would have a white spectrum instead of any particular pitch.
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