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by CailinGaoilge
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 12682

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

Didn't Alex suggest Laura Coates? That hits two of the three characteristics: female, non-white. Also younger than Ball, eve if not a 20-something.
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 3290

Re: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:24 pm

For a sentence spoken without expression, I said Sotto voce. Judges?
That refers to speaking under your breath or quietly enough so others can't hear.

Eg "See you later!" sotto voce"If I can't avoid you."
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 31077

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Some lovely tributes and good wishes around TV this evening. The most touching I've seen are from Anderson Cooper on AC360 and Chris Cuomo on Cuomo Prime Time. The Cuomo clip here: https://mobile.twitter.com/ChrisCuomo/status/1103491309237497856 The Cooper one could be seen, if your TV service has C...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 548383

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

I have to admit I never heard of Hausa. I have heard of Igbo, of Wolof, of Fulani (and of course Swahili, but that is East Africa), but Hausa does not ring a bell. Unless it is a variant spelling of Xhosa, I haven't, either. I work with someone who speaks Hausa, so it's not new to me. This page sug...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 3402

Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Linear Gnome wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:58 am

I've only been skimming JBoard lately so it took a keyword search to determine that someone had already pointed out Eric's resemblance to Fred Willard.
Spouse and I are convinced he's Paul Manafort's younger brother - the resemblance is astonishing.
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The instaget of instagets for me - TS Eliot in under two seconds from the clue reveal. ! pretty hardcore...i have never heard of that dude before I would never have thought of Eliot as obscure. Was formally introduced to him in secondary (high) school in Ireland - The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufroc...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 5443

Re: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The instaget of instagets for me - TS Eliot in under two seconds from the clue reveal. On the other extreme, I would like to Have Words about the wording of the clue for goblet. If it had referenced an Irish slang term, that would have been simple. But "Irish word for" led me to béal , which is the ...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 2961

Re: Monday, February 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Couldn't find a TOM in Holidays for $400. What part of that clue had anything to do with March? The holiday's name contained "Padraig," which is the Irish (Gaelic) form of Patrick. The clue also mentioned Dublin, which could lead you to the holiday we most associate with Ireland/the Irish. Indeed. ...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 7608

Re: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

lisa0012 wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:26 pm
Wpwells wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:30 am
Rainha (right or wrong) led me to royalty because it seemed to be the similar to the Spanish word Rey (and I guessed Rainha was Portuguese). From there the feminine ending led me to queen. 2/3
Spanish for queen is reina. So good logic.
And I got it from Reine, the French for queen.
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 548383

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

Not knowing about the Commonwealth is certainly going to work against you. But the only country in the world to border the UK (Ireland) is not going to be a correct response to that clue. The full name of the UK might be a clue: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But the Repu...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 548383

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

Not knowing about the Commonwealth is certainly going to work against you. But the only country in the world to border the UK (Ireland) is not going to be a correct response to that clue. The full name of the UK might be a clue: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But the Repu...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue May 15, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 7509

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

No guess on FJ! Even when he spotted the other 5, I had no idea that Arabic was the missing one. And I wouldn't remotely consider Arabic "cursive". And what do you think "cursive" means? The etymology of the word seems to come from a Latin word for "running". What does that have to do with Arabic? ...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/9/18 week
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

Re: FJs for the 4/9/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 8415

Re: Monday, April 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'll wager that many of us recognized it as RFK in a matter of milliseconds. I know I did. Yeah, I knew who it was supposed to be within the second it took to discard JFK. Also had to run the math on Teddy to know he only was involved with the liquor Cabinet. But I thought it was an unrealistic and...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 8415

Re: Monday, April 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Interestingly (for me), as someone (a) born after JFK's assassination and aged 4 at the time of RFK's; (b) lived on the other side of the Atlantic for most of my life and so learned very little US history; and (c) now live in Canada, not the US - instaget FJ, with identification of the subject leadi...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 548383

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

Write what you know. So, instead, your character works in a fast-food restaurant. Doesn't have to be McDonald's - after all, the story should be about the characters rather than a blow-by-blow account of how the food is made. But you know fast food. You know customers - the entitled, the slow, the ...
by CailinGaoilge
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 548383

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

... But then again, I'm familiar with nothing -- even if it's something as simple as "this character works in a dollar store", that bogs me down instantly because I don't know how ANYthing in retail works. I don't know how stocking shelves works, how a cash register works, anything -- and thus I in...
by CailinGaoilge
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 548383

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

That's too bad, because it's effectively a self-contained answer to the question, and is actually more clear than the STEPS 1 - 6. Let's discuss the appendix line by line: Okay, well, note that the numbers 53 and 28 actually represent a certain amount of things. I hope that's obvious. The point of ...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 548383

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:27 am
Does anyone from that era actually remember it as a song? It's been my experience that far more people remember it as a trivia item than a song.
Yes - as I said, your mention of it gave me an earworm yesterday, and you've just done it again now. It's on repeat in my brain at the moment. :o
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 7477

Re: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you can call a 1969 Mustang a classic car I think you can call a mid-20th C. book that everybody's heard of a classic novel. If not Animal Farm I might have guessed Watership Down - a classic British novel from 1972... Not a great analogy since novels have been around considerably longer than ca...