The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
"Auld" = old = not new, so not New Year's Day. No coin necessary.
I'm not so sure about that. Auld Lang Syne is generally sung after midnight at a New Year's party. I'd be reluctant to ring in and guess whether that's considered Eve or Day.
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Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
What season is foggy? I guessed autumn, but like "a great time to drink," I don't feel that really narrows it down. May be a YEKIOYD.
In northern European climates, autumn is the time for fog. Keats famously called it "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" in his poem "To Autumn".

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

Post by CailinGaoilge » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:49 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
"Auld" = old = not new, so not New Year's Day. No coin necessary.
I'm not so sure about that. Auld Lang Syne is generally sung after midnight at a New Year's party. I'd be reluctant to ring in and guess whether that's considered Eve or Day.
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
What season is foggy? I guessed autumn, but like "a great time to drink," I don't feel that really narrows it down. May be a YEKIOYD.
In northern European climates, autumn is the time for fog. Keats famously called it "Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness" in his poem "To Autumn".
Hogmanay is New Year's Eve, so it's the Eve rather than the Day they're looking for.

As for the 'foggy' clue, you're both right with autumn, since foghar is (Scots) Gaelic for autumn. But I'd definitely consider this one very tricky for anyone not familiar with what is a fairly obscure language.

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

Post by seaborgium » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:33 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
"Auld" = old = not new, so not New Year's Day. No coin necessary.
I'm not so sure about that. Auld Lang Syne is generally sung after midnight at a New Year's party. I'd be reluctant to ring in and guess whether that's considered Eve or Day.
Yeah, but "Auld" isn't describing the new year in the song.

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

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:23 am

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:33 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
"Auld" = old = not new, so not New Year's Day. No coin necessary.
I'm not so sure about that. Auld Lang Syne is generally sung after midnight at a New Year's party. I'd be reluctant to ring in and guess whether that's considered Eve or Day.
Yeah, but "Auld" isn't describing the new year in the song.
Right. It's looking back at the previous one. From the new one.

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

Post by seaborgium » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:34 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:23 am
seaborgium wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:33 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
"Auld" = old = not new, so not New Year's Day. No coin necessary.
I'm not so sure about that. Auld Lang Syne is generally sung after midnight at a New Year's party. I'd be reluctant to ring in and guess whether that's considered Eve or Day.
Yeah, but "Auld" isn't describing the new year in the song.
Right. It's looking back at the previous one. From the new one.
Yep, so the "auld" holiday is the Eve.

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

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:47 am

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:34 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:23 am
seaborgium wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:33 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:10 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
"Auld" = old = not new, so not New Year's Day. No coin necessary.
I'm not so sure about that. Auld Lang Syne is generally sung after midnight at a New Year's party. I'd be reluctant to ring in and guess whether that's considered Eve or Day.
Yeah, but "Auld" isn't describing the new year in the song.
Right. It's looking back at the previous one. From the new one.
Yep, so the "auld" holiday is the Eve.
And the song is being sung on the Day. We can go back and forth forever without pinning this definitively to one or the other. If you want to take one more shot for your side, I'll take it for granted that you can work out the obvious response from the other. I suspect they'd have accepted "What is New Year's?" But I wouldn't be willing to ring in and find out.

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

Post by dhkendall » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:03 am

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Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:48 am
I still think "heresy" is an obscure enough word that I can understand it being a TS at $200 in any context. Let's see how it polls.
I thinking it might be a good idea for you to run your own poll of clues you wonder about, as you seem to have a disproportionate number of them (and Mark has limited room for poll options), you can combine as many as you want (within the poll limit). If you don't know how to make a poll, I can even talk you through the steps (in PM)
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:50 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:03 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:48 am
I still think "heresy" is an obscure enough word that I can understand it being a TS at $200 in any context. Let's see how it polls.
I thinking it might be a good idea for you to run your own poll of clues you wonder about, as you seem to have a disproportionate number of them (and Mark has limited room for poll options), you can combine as many as you want (within the poll limit). If you don't know how to make a poll, I can even talk you through the steps (in PM)
I think this sounds like a plan. Mark, please feel free to ignore all my poll requests this week.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:55 pm

On the Fleming episode linked in another thread the board values were:

$10, 20, 30, 40 & 50 for the J! round
and
$20, 40, 60, 80 & 100 for the DJ round

The contestant won with
SpoilerShow
$700
What does that winning amount come to in 2018 J! $?

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I think I smell wood burning.

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