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Old November 21st, 2021, 08:56 AM
'Efrem G Mallach' via Dixonary
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Default [Dixonary] Round 3210 WITCHES' KNICKERS results

Folks,

It may not come as a total surprise that Def. 13 combined the real definition with a similar fake. The real meaning is an Irish phrase meaning "plastic bags caught in the branches of trees." I combined it with Tim Lodge's British slang term for "waste paper and other debris blown by the wind and caught on fences or hedges."

I debated long and hard about combining these, I felt that the combined definition, since I was unable to really merge them without losing the essence of one or the other, would smell of a combination that includes the real one. That happened, which didn't surprise me; it got six votes, far outpacing any of the others. (Debbie Embler's ominous clouds were next with four votes, though Alan Mallach's 3+2=5 points made him the runner-up and traditional "winnah.") However, I also felt that leaving them separate would attract the same votes to both, depriving some other players of a vote they might otherwise receive. So, emboldened by the rule that combining is at the dealer's discretion and the axiom "the dealer can do no wrong," I combined them. And that's that.

Full results:

1. six consecutive winning games. From Abell, T. who did not vote. Voted for by: Score: 1.

2. askew, crooked, or out of sorts. From Shepherdson, N. who voted 7, *14*. Voted for by: Mallach, A.; Druce, A. Score: 4.

3. salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius). From Keating, P. who voted 11, *14*. Voted for by: Naylor, S. Score: 3.

4. [Refining, obs.] the almond furnace. From Widdis, D. who voted 5, *14*. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

5. [Yorks. slang] a violent storm; a squall. From Mallach, A. who voted 2, *14*. Voted for by: Widdis, D.; Embler, D.; Madnick, J. Score: 5.

6. clocks (Cockney rhyming slang, via tickers). From Bourne, T. who voted 8, 11. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

7. a deliquescent fungus; coprinopsis, also called ink cap. From Barrs, J. who did not vote. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Embler, D.; Naylor, S. Score: 3.

8. pouch-like cloud structures, sometimes very ominous in appearance. From Embler, D. who voted 5, 7. Voted for by: Bourne, T.; Madnick, J.; Shefler, M.; Lodge, T. Score: 4.

9. Slavic fast dance in which dancer squats and kicks out legs alternately. From Madnick, J. who voted 5, 8. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

10. fermented heads of the king salmon, eaten as a delicacy in Alaska and northern Canada. From Naylor, S. who voted 3, 7. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.

11. curtains used in theaters to conceal rigging, lighting equipment, etc from the audience; also known as masking curtains. From Druce, A. who voted 2, *14*. Voted for by: Keating, P.; Bourne, T. Score: 4.

12. [Folk] the burr of the burdock plant, which inspired the creation of Velcro®, and was said to fasten the aforementioned knickers. From Shefler, M. who voted 8, *14*. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.

13. Plastic bags caught in the branches of trees; by extension, any waste paper and other debris blown by the wind and caught, e.g., on fences or hedges. Combined definition; votes in next two entries below.

(No number) [Ir.] Plastic bags caught in the branches of trees. From Dictionary which could not vote. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Keating, P.; Widdis, D.; Mallach, A.; Druce, A.; Shefler, M. Score: D6.

(No number) [Brit. slang] Waste paper and other debris blown by the wind and caught on fences or hedges. From Lodge, T. who voted 1, 8. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Keating, P.; Widdis, D.; Mallach, A.; Druce, A.; Shefler, M. Score: 6.

As a table:



When I told Tim yesterday that he was nearly certain to be the next dealer, he replied that he'll be out this afternoon (UK time) but hoped to post a new word around 6 pm (also UK time). That's a bit over three hours from now.. Stay tuned.

And I'll jump the gun a bit to wish all our U.S. players a happy Thanksgiving day, as I doubt I'll deal again before then!

Efrem

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Old November 22nd, 2021, 06:41 PM
Ryan McGill
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Default Re: [Dixonary] Round 3210 WITCHES' KNICKERS results

Some years back, I witnessed the wind pick up a plastic bag in the alley
behind my work. The wind carried it on a somewhat circuitous route through
the air, slipping it through a crevice a mere couple inches tall into a
large Dumpster. It is one of the most magical experiences of my life, and I
wish I had caught it on camera, but I was on my bike at the time.

I did, however, call it into the "Momentous Occasions" segment of my
favorite podcast at the time, so it was memorialized for posterity
nonetheless.

I'm glad to have a name for the occurrence now.

Rx.
On Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 9:35:18 AM UTC-8 efrem.... (AT) gmail (DOT) com wrote:

> Sorry, I thought that was clear from the first two paragraphs, the list of
> results, and the table. If I said otherwise somewhere, my bad.
>
> And I should have noted your DQ in the results, not just "did not vote."
> Apologies for that. Mike - if that affects John's permanent record, please
> correct it.
>
> Efrem
>
> On Nov 21, 2021, at 11:21 AM, Johnb - co.uk <jo... (AT) john-barrs (DOT) co.uk>
> wrote:
>
> If Dictionary got 6 and Tim L got the same then he is the next dealer
>
> I didn't vote because I had declared a DQ right at the begining
>
> *JohnnyB*
> On 21/11/2021 14:56, 'Efrem G Mallach' via Dixonary wrote:
>
> Folks,
>
> It may not come as a total surprise that Def. 13 combined the real
> definition with a similar fake. The real meaning is an Irish phrase meaning
> "plastic bags caught in the branches of trees." I combined it with Tim
> Lodge's British slang term for "waste paper and other debris blown by the
> wind and caught on fences or hedges."
>
> I debated long and hard about combining these, I felt that the combined
> definition, since I was unable to really merge them without losing the
> essence of one or the other, would smell of a combination that includes the
> real one. That happened, which didn't surprise me; it got six votes, far
> outpacing any of the others. (Debbie Embler's ominous clouds were next with
> four votes, though Alan Mallach's 3+2=5 points made him the runner-up and
> traditional "winnah.") However, I also felt that leaving them separate
> would attract the same votes to both, depriving some other players of a
> vote they might otherwise receive. So, emboldened by the rule that
> combining is at the dealer's discretion and the axiom "the dealer can do no
> wrong," I combined them. And that's that.
>
> Full results:
>
> 1. six consecutive winning games. From Abell, T. who did not vote. Voted
> for by: Score: 1.
>
> 2. askew, crooked, or out of sorts. From Shepherdson, N. who voted 7,
> *14*. Voted for by: Mallach, A.; Druce, A. Score: 4.
>
> 3. salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius). From Keating, P. who voted 11, *14*.
> Voted for by: Naylor, S. Score: 3.
>
> 4. [Refining, obs.] the almond furnace. From Widdis, D. who voted 5, *14*..
> Voted for by: None. Score: 2.
>
> 5. [Yorks. slang] a violent storm; a squall. From Mallach, A. who voted 2,
> *14*. Voted for by: Widdis, D.; Embler, D.; Madnick, J. Score: 5.
>
> 6. clocks (Cockney rhyming slang, via tickers). From Bourne, T. who voted
> 8, 11. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.
>
> 7. a deliquescent fungus; coprinopsis, also called ink cap. From Barrs, J..
> who did not vote. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Embler, D.; Naylor, S.
> Score: 3.
>
> 8. pouch-like cloud structures, sometimes very ominous in appearance.
> >From Embler, D. who voted 5, 7. Voted for by: Bourne, T.; Madnick, J.;

> Shefler, M.; Lodge, T. Score: 4.
>
> 9. Slavic fast dance in which dancer squats and kicks out legs
> alternately. From Madnick, J. who voted 5, 8. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.
>
> 10. fermented heads of the king salmon, eaten as a delicacy in Alaska and
> northern Canada. From Naylor, S. who voted 3, 7. Voted for by: None. Score:
> 0.
>
> 11. curtains used in theaters to conceal rigging, lighting equipment, etc
> from the audience; also known as masking curtains. From Druce, A. who voted
> 2, *14*. Voted for by: Keating, P.; Bourne, T. Score: 4.
>
> 12. [Folk] the burr of the burdock plant, which inspired the creation of
> Velcro®, and was said to fasten the aforementioned knickers. From Shefler,
> M. who voted 8, *14*. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.
>
> 13. Plastic bags caught in the branches of trees; by extension, any waste
> paper and other debris blown by the wind and caught, e.g., on fences or
> hedges. Combined definition; votes in next two entries below.
>
> (No number) [Ir.] Plastic bags caught in the branches of trees. From
> Dictionary which could not vote. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Keating,
> P.; Widdis, D.; Mallach, A.; Druce, A.; Shefler, M. Score: D6.
>
> (No number) [Brit. slang] Waste paper and other debris blown by the wind
> and caught on fences or hedges. From Lodge, T. who voted 1, 8. Voted for
> by: Shepherdson, N.; Keating, P.; Widdis, D.; Mallach, A.; Druce, A.;
> Shefler, M. Score: 6.
>
> As a table:
>
>
>
> When I told Tim yesterday that he was nearly certain to be the next
> dealer, he replied that he'll be out this afternoon (UK time) but hoped to
> post a new word around 6 pm (also UK time). That's a bit over three hours
> from now. Stay tuned.
>
> And I'll jump the gun a bit to wish all our U.S. players a happy
> Thanksgiving day, as I doubt I'll deal again before then!
>
> Efrem
>
>


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Old November 23rd, 2021, 03:12 AM
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There's also a memorable scene of this in the movie American Beauty.



On Tue, 23 Nov 2021, 1:41 PM Ryan McGill, <ryanmmcgill (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:

>
> Some years back, I witnessed the wind pick up a plastic bag in the alley
> behind my work. The wind carried it on a somewhat circuitous route through
> the air, slipping it through a crevice a mere couple inches tall into a
> large Dumpster. It is one of the most magical experiences of my life, and I
> wish I had caught it on camera, but I was on my bike at the time.
>
> I did, however, call it into the "Momentous Occasions" segment of my
> favorite podcast at the time, so it was memorialized for posterity
> nonetheless.
>
> I'm glad to have a name for the occurrence now.
>
> Rx.
> On Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 9:35:18 AM UTC-8 efrem.... (AT) gmail (DOT) com
> wrote:
>
>> Sorry, I thought that was clear from the first two paragraphs, the list
>> of results, and the table. If I said otherwise somewhere, my bad.
>>
>> And I should have noted your DQ in the results, not just "did not vote."
>> Apologies for that. Mike - if that affects John's permanent record, please
>> correct it.
>>
>> Efrem
>>
>> On Nov 21, 2021, at 11:21 AM, Johnb - co.uk <jo... (AT) john-barrs (DOT) co.uk>
>> wrote:
>>
>> If Dictionary got 6 and Tim L got the same then he is the next dealer
>>
>> I didn't vote because I had declared a DQ right at the begining
>>
>> *JohnnyB*
>> On 21/11/2021 14:56, 'Efrem G Mallach' via Dixonary wrote:
>>
>> Folks,
>>
>> It may not come as a total surprise that Def. 13 combined the real
>> definition with a similar fake. The real meaning is an Irish phrase meaning
>> "plastic bags caught in the branches of trees." I combined it with Tim
>> Lodge's British slang term for "waste paper and other debris blown by the
>> wind and caught on fences or hedges."
>>
>> I debated long and hard about combining these, I felt that the combined
>> definition, since I was unable to really merge them without losing the
>> essence of one or the other, would smell of a combination that includes the
>> real one. That happened, which didn't surprise me; it got six votes, far
>> outpacing any of the others. (Debbie Embler's ominous clouds were next with
>> four votes, though Alan Mallach's 3+2=5 points made him the runner-up and
>> traditional "winnah.") However, I also felt that leaving them separate
>> would attract the same votes to both, depriving some other players of a
>> vote they might otherwise receive. So, emboldened by the rule that
>> combining is at the dealer's discretion and the axiom "the dealer can do no
>> wrong," I combined them. And that's that.
>>
>> Full results:
>>
>> 1. six consecutive winning games. From Abell, T. who did not vote. Voted
>> for by: Score: 1.
>>
>> 2. askew, crooked, or out of sorts. From Shepherdson, N. who voted 7,
>> *14*. Voted for by: Mallach, A.; Druce, A. Score: 4.
>>
>> 3. salsify (Tragopogon porrifolius). From Keating, P. who voted 11, *14*..
>> Voted for by: Naylor, S. Score: 3.
>>
>> 4. [Refining, obs.] the almond furnace. From Widdis, D. who voted 5,
>> *14*. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.
>>
>> 5. [Yorks. slang] a violent storm; a squall. From Mallach, A. who voted
>> 2, *14*. Voted for by: Widdis, D.; Embler, D.; Madnick, J. Score: 5.
>>
>> 6. clocks (Cockney rhyming slang, via tickers). From Bourne, T. who voted
>> 8, 11. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.
>>
>> 7. a deliquescent fungus; coprinopsis, also called ink cap. From Barrs,
>> J. who did not vote. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Embler, D.; Naylor, S.
>> Score: 3.
>>
>> 8. pouch-like cloud structures, sometimes very ominous in appearance.
>> >From Embler, D. who voted 5, 7. Voted for by: Bourne, T.; Madnick, J.;

>> Shefler, M.; Lodge, T. Score: 4.
>>
>> 9. Slavic fast dance in which dancer squats and kicks out legs
>> alternately. From Madnick, J. who voted 5, 8. Voted for by: None. Score: 0.
>>
>> 10. fermented heads of the king salmon, eaten as a delicacy in Alaska and
>> northern Canada. From Naylor, S. who voted 3, 7. Voted for by: None. Score:
>> 0.
>>
>> 11. curtains used in theaters to conceal rigging, lighting equipment, etc
>> from the audience; also known as masking curtains. From Druce, A. who voted
>> 2, *14*. Voted for by: Keating, P.; Bourne, T. Score: 4.
>>
>> 12. [Folk] the burr of the burdock plant, which inspired the creation of
>> Velcro®, and was said to fasten the aforementioned knickers. From Shefler,
>> M. who voted 8, *14*. Voted for by: None. Score: 2.
>>
>> 13. Plastic bags caught in the branches of trees; by extension, any waste
>> paper and other debris blown by the wind and caught, e.g., on fences or
>> hedges. Combined definition; votes in next two entries below.
>>
>> (No number) [Ir.] Plastic bags caught in the branches of trees. From
>> Dictionary which could not vote. Voted for by: Shepherdson, N.; Keating,
>> P.; Widdis, D.; Mallach, A.; Druce, A.; Shefler, M. Score: D6.
>>
>> (No number) [Brit. slang] Waste paper and other debris blown by the wind
>> and caught on fences or hedges. From Lodge, T. who voted 1, 8. Voted for
>> by: Shepherdson, N.; Keating, P.; Widdis, D.; Mallach, A.; Druce, A.;
>> Shefler, M. Score: 6.
>>
>> As a table:
>>
>>
>>
>> When I told Tim yesterday that he was nearly certain to be the next
>> dealer, he replied that he'll be out this afternoon (UK time) but hoped to
>> post a new word around 6 pm (also UK time). That's a bit over three hours
>> from now. Stay tuned.
>>
>> And I'll jump the gun a bit to wish all our U.S. players a happy
>> Thanksgiving day, as I doubt I'll deal again before then!
>>
>> Efrem
>>
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