"Word/Phrase of the Day"

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mickthemaverick wrote: 02 Mar 2024, 13:18 I think you'll find Jim would call that LUVLY JUBBLY !! :-D
On Friday I was heard describing such conditions as 'delicious' 8-) :-D :lol:
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If you read today's new posts on the forum, you will know what the word of the day is...

Gets you a start on this little puzzle
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My solution would be:
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Impracticable
Bezique,
Hammock
Fjords
Evading
Waxy
:-D
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mickthemaverick wrote: 12 Mar 2024, 19:49 My solution would be:
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Impracticable
Bezique,
Hammock
Fjords
Evading
Waxy
:-D
So pleased with that, you can never be sure whether anyone is giving it a go or not. Thanks for giving it a go Mick, and yes 100%. Needs to be pitched somewhere between too easy and too hard, hope it was reasonably challenging. :-D My own creation of a "Haggard hawks-esque" puzzle. His included some pretty obscure words.


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Well done Mick :D

It was an order of magnitude too hard for me...
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Rest assured it was well compiled for the more determined puzzler. It took me half an hour to get close and another 10 mins to crack my final word. I had stupidly got the introductory word wrong leaving me with an 'E' when I needed the 'Y'. I'll let you work out my error! :-D
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Furphy

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A furphy is Australian slang for an erroneous or improbable story that is claimed to be factual. Furphies are supposedly heard from reputable sources, sometimes secondhand or thirdhand, and widely believed until discounted. The word is said to derive from water carts designed and made by a company established by John Furphy of J. Furphy & Sons of Shepparton, Victoria. The steel and cast iron tanks were first made in the 1880s and were used on farms and by stock agents.[1] Many Furphy water carts were used to take water to Australian Army personnel during World War I in Australia, Europe and the Middle East.[1]
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For me it will always be the man who got us up into the second division in my boyhood supporting of Watford: :-D https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Furphy
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Balise

You may have passed over one without realising it...

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That particular one is part of an ASDO (Automatic Selective Doors Operation) System at Liverpool Lime Street Station.

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Tintinnabulation

Kind of rings a bell.
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myglaren wrote: 28 Mar 2024, 22:26 Tintinnabulation

Kind of rings a bell.
A variation of tinnitus where you hear bells ringing constantly?
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Indeed.

I have an LP bought in 1967 after a recommendation by a workmate, by Shawn Phillips, "I'm A Loner".
A track on the called simply "Bells" and it arises there. It isn't on YouTube but "The Bells Of Rhymney" is and redirection often go to that. Not good as he fakes an Irish accent.
It is available by Phil Ochs, who allegedly wrote it, but it is poor. Also it is mentioned that it was actually written by Edgar Alla Poe.
Shawn Phillips played sitar for Donovan on some of his records.

I often find the word in my head although I haven't played the LP in years.
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Carpe diem

Sunday March 31st 2024, all 23 hours of it in the United Kingdom :-D

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Superbowl

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Sherardized

In context from this Lewis and Grundy Catalogue 1958 (Trivia Investigation Thread Tangent link )
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Catalogue which covers the entire range of this attractive Ironwork. We wish to draw your attention to the importance of having these goods Sherardized as a protection against rust. Care should be taken to ensure that all wood screws, coach bolts, or other fastenings are also Sherardized


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