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Re: Friday, November 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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davey wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:09 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:12 pm
davey wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:47 am
opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:35 pm
davey wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:42 pmBut weasel excuse is punchy! Is it penguin idiom?
Sure. It's a noun modifying another noun. Happens all the time in English. Alarm clock. Safety deposit box. Alarm doesn't mean anxious, safety doesn't mean free from danger, and weasel doesn't mean sneaky.
Yes, some grammarians call them adjectival nouns. But the category was Synonyms, not Parts of Speech.
"Anxious clock" doesn't make much sense, but "sneaky excuse" sure does, and that's exactly how I take your meaning: sneaking around your rules. Which is a lot more fun than following them, btw... ;)
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. Weasel is not a synonym for sneaky or evasive. Period. The clue was poorly written and there was no correct response. Do you agree that "What is weaselly?" should have been an acceptable response?
It's hard to misparse "this animal." But they might have accepted it - because they're notoriously lax... ;)
I would've thought it's hard to misparse "synonym" too. :D
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opusthepenguin wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:31 pm
davey wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:09 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:12 pm
davey wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:47 am
opusthepenguin wrote: Sat Nov 13, 2021 6:35 pm

Sure. It's a noun modifying another noun. Happens all the time in English. Alarm clock. Safety deposit box. Alarm doesn't mean anxious, safety doesn't mean free from danger, and weasel doesn't mean sneaky.
Yes, some grammarians call them adjectival nouns. But the category was Synonyms, not Parts of Speech.
"Anxious clock" doesn't make much sense, but "sneaky excuse" sure does, and that's exactly how I take your meaning: sneaking around your rules. Which is a lot more fun than following them, btw... ;)
I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. Weasel is not a synonym for sneaky or evasive. Period. The clue was poorly written and there was no correct response. Do you agree that "What is weaselly?" should have been an acceptable response?
It's hard to misparse "this animal." But they might have accepted it - because they're notoriously lax... ;)
I would've thought it's hard to misparse "synonym" too. :D
Taking the penguin's side on this one
https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/weasel - While 'evade' and 'sneak' are listed, adjective forms are not.

And last week, a contestant was dinged for giving the noun form rather than the verb, per the category:
https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7185

So, they botched their own consistency.
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:16 pm Knew the play being referenced, but couldn't come up with Stoppard. I said Inge.
Similar, but not identical. Knew the play being referenced, but couldn't come up with Stoppard. I said nothing.
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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation hopes to cure injuries to this body part "by advancing innovative research"
The pedantic medic in me was a bit irritated that they accepted "spine." The Reeve Foundation mission statement discusses "spinal cord injuries," so the correct response should have been "spinal cord."

The spine and the spinal cord are two different things. You can injure either one of them without necessarily injuring the other.
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200 Years Ago, $200: Some surmise that arsenic in the wallpaper contributed to this leader's death on the island of St. Helena in 1821

This was the time for "either that wallpaper goes, or I do".
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Re: Friday, November 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Lefty wrote: Mon Nov 15, 2021 8:01 pm 200 Years Ago, $200: Some surmise that arsenic in the wallpaper contributed to this leader's death on the island of St. Helena in 1821

This was the time for "either that wallpaper goes, or I do".
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The name of the demolished railway sration in New York and the existing one in Baltimore is Pennsylvania Station, not Penn Station.

Should there be BMS for Justice Marshall?

I said footed bathtubs, not clawfoot. Judges?

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Gingerbread George is not alliterative. NEither is George Gershwin.

Stoppard instaget.
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floridagator wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:51 pm The name of the demolished railway sration in New York and the existing one in Baltimore is Pennsylvania Station, not Penn Station.
Sure, but it's known almost exclusively as Penn Station.
floridagator wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:51 pm Should there be BMS for Justice Marshall?
Should there be? Yes. Will they ever? No.
floridagator wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:51 pm I said footed bathtubs, not clawfoot. Judges?
Nope.
floridagator wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 9:51 pm Gingerbread George is not alliterative. NEither is George Gershwin.
The former absolutely is. The latter is at least debatable.
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That is the current Penn Station. The question was about the one that was torn down in 1963, which was known as Pennsylvania station.
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Re: Friday, November 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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floridagator wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:30 pm That is the current Penn Station. The question was about the one that was torn down in 1963, which was known as Pennsylvania station.
Baloney. The old one was also referred to as "Penn Station," too.
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Re: Friday, November 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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I'm probably obsessing about nothing. If they aren't going to bMs Adams, Roosevelt, and Justice Marshall, they're not going to bMs Penn Station.
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floridagator wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:25 am I'm probably obsessing about nothing. If they aren't going to bMs Adams, Roosevelt, and Justice Marshall, they're not going to bMs Penn Station.
Why would they BMS when the clue specifically alludes to the stations having the same name? And even more, why would they BMS for a clue that the only contestant who could respond missed outright?
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And technically, the entire station was not demolished, basically only the above-ground portion -- the underground portion remained relatively intact, and that's what's still in use as Pennsylvania/Penn Station today (although it's been renovated over the years).
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Re: Friday, November 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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Arthur Miller died in 2005 — I would have guessed earlier. Still, no way he qualifies as contemporary. That said, I give the players credit for not leaving their screens blank. Good on Andrew for coming up with the right guy.
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