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by This Is Kirk!
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 6719

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I had a disastrous final match day yesterday, falling from second to fourth in my rundle and also dropping out of the lead in the Maso standings. All because I missed a single question (Q1: I put Dunkirk). Congrats to FrankJ for the victory yesterday, first place in the rundle, and knocking me out o...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone else hear Lisa pronounce Edward Murrow's name as "Morrow?" I was expecting a reversal for that. Also has anyone else noticed Dana's glasses being fogged at the start of her shows? Tonight my wife speculated it's because the contestants are wearing masks until right before the cameras come...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 6719

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

My MD25 match is against FrankJ and he's in first place and I'm in second going in!
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1114

Re: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ I actually put Cabrini down first and then switched it to Montessori.
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 6719

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I feel like I got pretty lucky yesterday with my 7(5)-6(5) victory. I thought I was only going to get credited for four correct, because I put "FIFA World Cup" for Q4. The other one I missed was Estonia (I put Tajikistan).
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 6719

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Out of the players I track (12 out of the 15 are in an A rundle--lots of heavy hitters), five of the 15 got Q4 (Reebok) right, and seven of 15 got Q5 (Tallchief) right. I thought that was interesting since the overall get rate was 46% for Q4 and 5% for Q5. I got Tallchief right, but so did my oppone...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 6719

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:29 am
I'm curious how other chemistry minded players missed this one, since it polled at only 12%.
I thought about it for quite a while and finally came up with cement.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 305
Views: 6719

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

One day I'll stop mixing up cation and anion...yesterday was not that day. Cation has a 't' in the middle, which looks like a +. Anion could be slightly mispronounced like n (for negative)-ion. One I read yesterday (after the fact, obvs) was "Cat(ion)s are Pawsitive" I saw that. Awesome mnemonic!
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020
Replies: 29
Views: 441

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020

I had $9,000 plus DD2 and DD3.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Saying Barry and Berry are different names seems like it's trying to equate it to something like Manet vs Monet. The thing is those names have distinctly different vowel sounds, Monet with a long O and Manet with a short A. (At least I hope we all agree on that!) If either one didn't exist, you cou...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think it comes down to our personal biases based on our accents. If you think Berry and Barry are homophones, you probably also assume the name Berry is a spelling variant of Barry. If you think they are pronounced differently then you see them as two distinct names. Both sides are right and both ...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FWIW, I'm a Kerry and I pronounce my name the same way I pronounce Carrie and carry. You in fact prove the point more than anyone else here. To my ears your board name is an almost pun - good enough for a message board name, but not exact. But to your ears, which are obviously the ones that matter,...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nope, no mention on the Wednesday show about the Tuesday FJ! round. Good thing I didn’t wager too much. Hoping to hear an official response at some point. From Reddit and the 9/16/ thread: Hello, I’m sure you are getting a lot of emails about this: Is there an official explanation for the Berry / B...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

what difference does it really make As she pointed out--her pride only. Which actually makes it more insulting for them not to have accepted it. Not only was the ruling flaunting making an absolute mockery of decades of precedent and giving a middle finger to a majority of speakers (a group that in...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have a coworker who, like me, is a native of Michigan. She says "Welcome to Donald's", "hambugger", "onsweet tea", and "melkshake". She probably goes "acrost" the "rairoad" tracks to the "libary", too. But does she read the "noosepaper?" The "onsweet tea" one is a bit interesting... One I've noti...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Someone mentioned "pen" vs. "pin" in a Facebook group in relation to last night's FJ scoring decision. In a good part of the south those two words are pronounced the same and that might give some of us who would pronounce Barry and Berry the same some perspective. If the FJ clue was something like "...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now I'm curious how you or indeed anyone could pronounce "two" and "to" (and/or "too" for that matter) differently. I pronounce them the same but I have heard two pronounced as “tyou”. (As the word you with a t in front of it). Never heard that, but of course it's very common to pronounce the "To" ...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3213

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seriously asking since there seems to be an issue here: Isn't "Barry" pronounced different than "Berry" They're pronounced the same in Detroit. I actually support the judges' ruling - mainly on the basis that Barry and Berry are two completely different names. Why do you say that? I'd think they co...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 2156

Re: Monday, September 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:29 pm
How is it that I've heard the word "pantheon" several times, yet never grasped that there actually was a singular thing just called the Pantheon?
The Pantheon is sort of at the top of the pantheon of Pantheons.
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 167
Views: 32707

Re: LL BWA Entries

Yesterday there was a case where the MCWA for one of the questions was probably funnier than anything put down that was an actual attempt to be funny: The WPA standard (known as "American style") prescribes angular pockets that funnel inward, with side pockets being slightly larger. The WEPF standar...