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by tiwonge
Wed May 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 788

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Saturnalia wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:50 pm
And then I whiffed on final. No idea, though of course it was obvious in retrospect. I said "the furies" just to have something.
Furies, not furries?
by tiwonge
Wed May 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 788

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

You're in the US, Alex. Pronounce "lieutenant" like an American! :) There have been plenty of categories that would be easier taken in order, but I don't know if there have been any with this advisement attached to it. (I mean, I don't think that "pep" made "pepper mill" any easier, but I might have...
by tiwonge
Sun May 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 1529

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

3) Founded by Catholics? Is Maryland from Mary's land? As in Mary mother of Christ? These TOMs are killing me. At one point, I believe, the only legal Catholic church in the British empire was in the colony of Maryland. (This is one of those little trivia bits I learned as a Catholic. There's a goo...
by tiwonge
Thu May 17, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1251

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

First Communion, for 8 year olds, would not qualify. A rite of passage could be passing from any life stage into a subsequent one. Retirement, graduation, first job, first kid, first alcoholic drink, and First Communion might all be rites of passage, but one only comes of age one time. While it use...
by tiwonge
Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1251

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

SOCIOLOGY $800 : First communion can be this type of 3-word ritual representing a change from one role to another. Does a response of "Coming-of-age" work for you guys? (EDIT: Or "Coming of age" -- no hyphens -- rather.) That's what I said, but I'm not loving it. That was my guess, too, but I don't...
by tiwonge
Wed May 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1251

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My first association of Menelaus is from O Brother Where Art Thou?: Gov. Menelaus "Pass the biscuits" "Pappy" O'Daniel. But that was enough (with Ulysses) to get me to the Trojan War and then the Trojan Horse.
by tiwonge
Wed May 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 160728

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

When I took a class on Arabic, the first thing we did was learn the alphabet. Each letter has four forms--its unconnected form, what it looks like when it is the first letter of the word, what it looks like as the last letter of the word, and what it looks like connected on both sides. (For some let...
by tiwonge
Mon May 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1086

Re: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For the FJ, I started by thinking of distinctively southern cities. "It wouldn't be Atlanta. Savannah, no, not named after a monarch. Charleston? That's it." I don't know where I would have gone after that. Maybe New Orleans, Williamsburg, Vicksburg? (Once I exhausted my supply of traditional southe...
by tiwonge
Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results
Replies: 18
Views: 804

Re: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results

Ranjani, 12K would've got you a spot in the semis easily. No need for the big bet. :( There's no way for him to know that. This was from tonight's game. And she shouldn't have made that big bet. There was still no reason for her to know that. The contestants are sequestered. However, that's a score...
by tiwonge
Fri May 11, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 160728

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I'd go the bear route. They are synonymous with Yellowstone, which sounds like Jellystone, home of Yogi Bear and Boo boo. When I was in Yosemite, there were all sorts of warnings about bears, and about not leaving food out and using the bear boxes to store food and food-smelling items. Thee were ph...
by tiwonge
Wed May 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 160728

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

For some reason, I keep keep getting Yellowstone and Yosemite mixed up. Suggestions? In this particular case, it was made very easy by including geyser in the clue (US National Park with) geysers = Yellowstone And I know that, but just like "Which of Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/Neptune is biggest", it bl...
by tiwonge
Wed May 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1256

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I heard "galop" and went to the Infernal Gallop (the music traditionally used for the can-can), from Offenbach's Orpheus and the Underworld (I think--this is from memory, as I was thinking through it). It didn't feel right for three reasons--it felt too hard, I wasn't sure if it was an opera or not,...
by tiwonge
Tue May 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1993

Re: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Maybe they didn't know Versache's first name, and guessed it might be L?
by tiwonge
Tue May 01, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1637

Re: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I enjoyed watching Alexandra today. I considered Dante but decided the nocturnal theme was not prominent in his work. Indeed, he was a comedian. Then I went to POe. I knew Hoffman but I wasn't sure the three initials were required so I stayed clam. Here are some state capital counties I came up wit...
by tiwonge
Tue May 01, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1637

Re: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hate these types of FJs where you're supposed to get to the correct answer based on some quote that gives someone's opinion or analysis of something. Me too. If I'd known Robert Frost and Whitman weren't contemporaries, I would have grudgingly guessed the correct answer, but I didn't, and I didn'...
by tiwonge
Tue May 01, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1637

Re: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

While we're on the subject, the first response of the day "Hee awatha"? The lack of a reaction makes me wonder where I got HIGH awatha.] I have family who live in Hiawatha, Kansas, which is pronounced "High". How a town pronounces its name is not the best reference for pronunciation. The town of Th...
by tiwonge
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1637

Re: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Has Osman does any other game show? His name sure sounds familiar. PS: REEKS-museum instead of RYKES-museum? Am I missing something in the pronunciation difference? I think you are correct, but Alex doesn't always correct pronunciation, and let it slide. (That pronunciation is close enough that it ...
by tiwonge
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 160728

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Brothers Richard Henry Lee & Francis Lightfoot Lee were 2 of the signers from this state Me: I don't recognize those names offhand. Lee, hmmm... Who else do I know with that name? Oh, Robert E. Lee, and he's from Virginia. You: These names must be irrelevant, even though they're the only clues were...
by tiwonge
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2198

Re: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was expecting Krishna to get a reversal on "croupier" if it mattered. Same here. Me three. Maybe it did get reversed, but since it still wouldn't have been enough for him to show up for FJ, wasn't mentioned? He might not have buzzed in at the end if he were already positive. I think it was a buzz...
by tiwonge
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2198

Re: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't know booze, so I was pretty happy to get three of them. Tequila Mockingbird is one of those creative-the-first-time-you-hear-it-but-overused pub quiz names. Grasshopper also names a mint and chocolate ice cream. (Or maybe it's named that because of the alcohol? I don't know, but that's what ...