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twelvefootboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:45 pm I'm catching up on missed games and just saw this FJ clue. I object to the writers using the term "island" for Manhattan. If I can drive a car to it, it isn't an island. :!:
I get what you're saying, but... is Long Island an island?
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opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:03 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:45 pm I'm catching up on missed games and just saw this FJ clue. I object to the writers using the term "island" for Manhattan. If I can drive a car to it, it isn't an island. :!:
I get what you're saying, but... is Long Island an island?
But that means Prince Edward Island ceased to be an Island 24 years ago
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opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:03 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:45 pm I'm catching up on missed games and just saw this FJ clue. I object to the writers using the term "island" for Manhattan. If I can drive a car to it, it isn't an island. :!:
I get what you're saying, but... is Long Island an island?
I hope he never looks at a map of Denmark. Or Rhode Island. And does that make Japan four islands or two?
And how does this work for the UK? Technically you can't -drive- to it...but you can take a train.
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Volante wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:40 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:03 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:45 pm I'm catching up on missed games and just saw this FJ clue. I object to the writers using the term "island" for Manhattan. If I can drive a car to it, it isn't an island. :!:
I get what you're saying, but... is Long Island an island?
I hope he never looks at a map of Denmark. Or Rhode Island. And does that make Japan four islands or two?
And how does this work for the UK? Technically you can't -drive- to it...but you can take a train.
Singapore, Bahrain, etc.
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This Is Kirk! wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:21 pm
Volante wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:40 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:03 pm
twelvefootboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:45 pm I'm catching up on missed games and just saw this FJ clue. I object to the writers using the term "island" for Manhattan. If I can drive a car to it, it isn't an island. :!:
I get what you're saying, but... is Long Island an island?
I hope he never looks at a map of Denmark. Or Rhode Island. And does that make Japan four islands or two?
And how does this work for the UK? Technically you can't -drive- to it...but you can take a train.
Singapore, Bahrain, etc.
Most of the Florida Keys…..
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opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 2:07 pm
Linear Gnome wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:31 am I was on this particular island on Wednesday, though I didn't watch the T-W-Th J!'s until I got home last night. I did get FJ! correct, though not as confidently as I perhaps should have. It was in the general category of "It's either Manhattan or I have no idea, so let's go with Manhattan". (Why Manhattan? Because of its strong association with banking and finance.)
You sure you're not just showing off your knowledge of the Hamilton musical again? :lol:
If I knew it *that* well, I wouldn't have had to guess, I would have been sure. ;)
twelvefootboy wrote: Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:45 pm I'm catching up on missed games and just saw this FJ clue. I object to the writers using the term "island" for Manhattan. If I can drive a car to it, it isn't an island. :!: Maybe there should be a term for mainland split by rivers, but until there is, then don't use the term for functionally contiguous land masses. (Trying to think of possible US states encircled by rivers - South Carolina?). Some other rule can provide for the Florida Keys, which led to my answer of Key West off of my coin toss with Martha's Vineyard. Yeah, I can drive the Keys, but they are surrounded by big water.
You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.
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eta: just in case it isn't obvious, my mock outrage is misplaced being as the clue refers to a time when Manhattan was very much an "island" in more than name only at the time of the clue, before the bridge and tunnel people came along :). The clue is a complete YEKIOYD without the island TOM.

In Re: my trivial complaint about Manhattan's status as an "island" just because technically it is even though there are few boats going there from the mainland:
Attitude adjusted :). Islands can be formed by isolation caused by rivers. Now I want naming rights to several dozen (if not hundreds) of newly defined islands in the continent. I will start with my homeland, twelvefoot island (of course):



Accepting bids for naming rights, you can find your home island here. The asking price for the Rolla mainland may be kind of high because of the beautiful Ozark rivers :lol::
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twelvefootboy wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:19 am I will start with my homeland, twelvefoot island
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The Grammy Album category should there have been a BMS on “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”? It was the title of the album that got the nod. It was not The Miseducation of Hill.
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eureka wrote: Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:28 pm The Grammy Album category should there have been a BMS on “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”? It was the title of the album that got the nod. It was not The Miseducation of Hill.
It's reasonable enough to interpret "The Miseducation of" as a TOM and 'her' referring to the artist rather than the rest of the title. Also, 3 other clues asked for an artist, not the album. No BMS necessary.
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