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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RJRouge » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:17 pm

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I thought the Booker was pretty famous, and the reward money being expressed in pounds would help.
That's the only reason I got it. I've heard of the prize, but had never heard of either book.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by morbeedo » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:43 am

The beatdown continues with a double loss on MD7 5(4)-9(6)

Best I’ve done this season is tie with a 6(5)

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Funny how aerodynamics was the MCWA - I thought of that, too, but dismissed it outright and went with dynamics for lack of any better answer

‘Piste’ led me to pétanque which is played on a wider court 13’ x 50’. Never considered fencing

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by alietr » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:54 am

I got the rare 9(5)-6(5) victory. He gave me 0 on pneumatics, and I gave him 3 because I was pretty sure aerodynamics was going to be wrong, but I couldn't come up with anything better. We both missed it. Why he gave me a 0 for something he must not have been sure of, I don't know, but I'll take it because I needed it.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by classicroadster » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 am

I've finally figured out how to win LL matches: Get q's in your good categories wrong and q's in the your bad categories correct. Case in point yesterday where I got sports and film wrong and lit/WH correct (as well as pneumatics) leading to a 6(3) - 3(3) win. For the fencing question I was thrown off by the "playing area" part. I mean, do you really "play" fencing? Although, I'm not sure how better to phrase it. I went with bocce, which I was pretty sure was wrong, but couldn't come up with anything better.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by econgator » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 am

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Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 am
I've finally figured out how to win LL matches: Get q's in your good categories wrong and q's in the your bad categories correct. Case in point yesterday where I got sports and film wrong and lit/WH correct (as well as pneumatics) leading to a 6(3) - 3(3) win. For the fencing question I was thrown off by the "playing area" part. I mean, do you really "play" fencing? Although, I'm not sure how better to phrase it. I went with bocce, which I was pretty sure was wrong, but couldn't come up with anything better.
I didn't like the use of "playing area", either. I went with shuffleboard, which is pretty close in size (6 x 51, counting the shooting areas).

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by teapot37 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:49 am

I think one of the big clues for fencing is that the term was in French. Basically all terminology in fencing is in French. "En garde... pret... allez!"
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:07 am

I also said shuffleboard. Pretty sure if I'd thought of fencing I would have put it down, but I didn't.

I wonder if "gas dynamics" would have counted for pneumatics? That's what I had down first before thinking of pneumatics and realizing that was the better guess.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RJRouge » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:10 pm

I was very close to missing fencing, mistaking "piste" for Spanish and wanting to put jai alai until I noticed the width of the field.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Volante » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:11 pm

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I was very close to missing fencing, mistaking "piste" for Spanish and wanting to put jai alai until I noticed the width of the field.
I thought Italian, thus bocce.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RandyG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:43 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 am
classicroadster wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 am
I've finally figured out how to win LL matches: Get q's in your good categories wrong and q's in the your bad categories correct. Case in point yesterday where I got sports and film wrong and lit/WH correct (as well as pneumatics) leading to a 6(3) - 3(3) win. For the fencing question I was thrown off by the "playing area" part. I mean, do you really "play" fencing? Although, I'm not sure how better to phrase it. I went with bocce, which I was pretty sure was wrong, but couldn't come up with anything better.
I didn't like the use of "playing area", either. I went with shuffleboard, which is pretty close in size (6 x 51, counting the shooting areas).
I went with shuffleboard too, though classifying it as a sport left me wondering. The playing area seemed just about right, though. I started with bocce, as "piste" sounded Romantic, and considered curling, but the playing area for both of those sports is much larger than the ~6 x 46 specified. (Is bocce even a sport in the same sense as curling... or is it more like shuffleboard?)
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by mennoknight » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:50 pm

Jai Alai for me...confused Pelota (the ball) with Piste (the nothing).
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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Troydozzy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:50 pm

I went with boules, which I assumed was French bocce. I'm not sure I would have ever landed on fencing.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Blue Lion » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:24 pm

econgator wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:27 am
classicroadster wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:01 am
I've finally figured out how to win LL matches: Get q's in your good categories wrong and q's in the your bad categories correct. Case in point yesterday where I got sports and film wrong and lit/WH correct (as well as pneumatics) leading to a 6(3) - 3(3) win. For the fencing question I was thrown off by the "playing area" part. I mean, do you really "play" fencing? Although, I'm not sure how better to phrase it. I went with bocce, which I was pretty sure was wrong, but couldn't come up with anything better.
I didn't like the use of "playing area", either. I went with shuffleboard, which is pretty close in size (6 x 51, counting the shooting areas).
Living 30 miles from the Canadian border, I went with curling--against my better judgment because the ice surface is definitely looks longer than 46 feet.

Fun fact: For years, Wayne State University in Detroit had a nationally-renown fencing program: http://reuther.wayne.edu/node/10181

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by StevenH » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:21 am

My good luck continues. Yesterday I won 5(2)-1(1). Film is my second worst category, but I'm a big boxing fan so I have watched the Rocky movies. I was hoping for a 3 on Clubber Lang and a 2 on UCLA, and I got 'em. Grey was a forehead slapper, though.

Then on Wednesday I lucked into a 1(1)-1(2) tie. World History is my second best category, my opponent knew Hammurabi, so naturally they should give me a 0, right? Nope, they inexplicably gave me a 0 on fencing, and then missed that question themselves!

I now sit in second place with a 5-0-4 record. I am the only person in my rundle without a loss, yet I'm in the lower half in TCA!

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:20 am

Occasionally I like LL, some days I dislike LL and other days I hate it. Five right was good for me though not enough as I had the "honour" (he's Canadian) to face the only person in my group to get all six right. :evil:

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by This Is Kirk! » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:57 am

I just can't seem to pull the six-pack this season and have lost four days because of that. My fail yesterday was Pakistan. When I was reading the question I thought of Pakistan and then for whatever reason the word "name" in the clue made me think it was a person's name and put down "Mahatma."

I'm still easily holding down the lead in my rundle for correct answers against with 48. That seems particularly rough.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RJRouge » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:51 am

I also made the Mahatma mistake, and my opponent played perfect defense. As usual, I am very bloody predictable. Luckily they only got one right, which was rather less than I was expecting.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by RJRouge » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:56 am

Actually, were these questions easier for the general group of players than they looked? In my division, the lowest percentage correct was 44, and that was surprisingly for the Rocky question.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by cmp146 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:43 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:20 am
Occasionally I like LL, some days I dislike LL and other days I hate it. Five right was good for me though not enough as I had the "honour" (he's Canadian) to face the only person in my group to get all six right. :evil:
My opponents (public and private) mistakenly thought that my Canadian location meant that I would not whiff the Canadian geography question. Unfortunately, those 0 assignments still didn't help me win either match. I now realize I know nothing about Nova Scotia besides Halifax being there. Time to go find that free Canadian Citizenship test book!

It has been a strange week with impressively uneven play on my part. Tuesday I got 5 (and 4 of my answers were misspelled, sorry Thorsten), Wednesday a 9(6), and Thursday only 3 right.

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Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Post by Woof » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:03 pm

My inevitable regression to the mean is in full swing. After an absolutely unprecedented 5 six-packs in a row, I've begun to plummet in Rundle in the Jundle as I knew I must, helped along by my usual drubbing at teapot37's hands. Fortunately, one cannot be relegated from a private rundle :mrgreen:

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