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I've moved this game here to avoid conflict with limericks.

I've given a word in the title and your mission is to send me your definition - without looking up in a dictionary (assuming you could find it there) via PM to me. There is no limit to the idiocies you can produce but they should at least be capable of fooling the other competitors.

So let's see your definitions for "philluminist".


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You'll need to keep a check on it, proof. Things tend to get lost in "wordgames" because the other threads here are the fast moving ones with lots of posts like the dis- thread. IIRC that's why the other one was split off from it to begin with.

Anyway. I sent you a couple.
 
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Are you sure you spelled the word correctly, Proof? I know a word, "phillumenist", that I think you meant.

Anyway, I'll send in a PM.


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We can safely assume that arnie knows the answer then. But that's kind of a given. Big Grin
 
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We can safely assume that arnie knows the answer then. But that's kind of a given. Big Grin


Arnie's just carrying on in the old bardic tradition. He just chose to memorise the OED instead of ancient sagas. Big Grin
 
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The OED is a trifle large. I've only managed a condensed dictionary. Smile


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Is that like condensed milk?
 
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For our new members...

The official aim of this game is twofold. First you are trying to fool as many people as you can with your definition and second you are trying to select the correct definition from all those provided.

The actual aim of the game has mutated into an attempt to find a word that arnie doesn't know.

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I have several entries but would like more. Any more contestants?


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Is "protestant" the opposite of "contestant?"
 
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I was bad and looked it up, AND have already forgotten the definition! LOL


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So, which is the correct spelling: philluminist or phillumenist?
 
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"inist"

I'm back from a nmedically-imposed vacation, but am still under orders to limit mty activities until the end of the week. so keep sending entries and I'll launch this weeend.


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Here are the entries for this game. Only one is correct. Can you pick it out of this melange?
1. A sunbather

2. A Christian monk, "a seeker of illumination".

3. One who throws light on the acid/base balance of a chemical solution

4.The operator of special lighting for a stage, film, and so on.

5. One who enlightens, i.e. a teacher

6. A light loving plant - see heliotropy

7. Archaic term for one who pops boils

8. A collector of matchbook covers

9. A specialist in hurricane lamp production

10. An ultraviolet light used in plant photography

11. A lightbulb manufacturer.


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Oh, I like #8. If that isn't the right one, it should be !
 
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I absolutely know it's wrong but I shall, as is my habit, choose the one that I like the best, which is number 7.
 
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2.
 
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I'm with Haberdasher on this one. #8 for me.
Several entries referring to illumination, yet nobody suggested it might be a member of the Illuminati sect.
 
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Hey, what happened to this game? Give us the answer,Proof!
 
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Sorry. I thought I had posted the results. I'll have to look them up.


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Here are the entries:

Sunbather ad A Christian monk, "a seeker of illumination". BobHale

one who throws light on the acid/base balance of a chemical solution Haberdasher

The operator of special lighting for a stage, film, and so on. Arnie

One who enlightens, i.e. a teacher; A light loving plant - see heliotropy; Archaic term for one who pops boils Geoff

A collector of matchbook covers --correct answer

That and A specialist in hurricane lamp production; An ultraviolet light used in plant photography Proofreader


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PHILLUMINIST - One who throws light on the acid/base balance of a chemical solution

..That was, of course, meant to imply that the original target had been spelled "pH-illuminist"
 
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A collector of matchbook covers is a phillumenist.
 
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A collector of matchbook covers is a phillumenist.

I went by the source's spelling. I dubt it effected the ultimate prize distrbuton.


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So Hab wins, with me as the ditto-head?
 
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You a ditto-head? I didn't know you liked Rush Limbaugh.
 
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Bah! Red Face

I missed this thread having any updates somehow, so I didn't have a chance to post. I happened to know that a phillumenist is a collector of matchbook covers.


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I happened to know that a phillumenist is a collector of matchbook covers.

Of course you do -- now.


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He knew it on August 15th, too, when he suggested you may have misspelled the word.
 
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Of course he knew it. This is arnie we're talking about - arnie whose first word as a baby wasn't "Mama" or "Dada", it was "primogenitor".
 
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You a ditto-head? I didn't know you liked Rush Limbaugh.
I was jokingly referring to the thread wherein we discussed Limbaugh's knuckle-dragging acolytes.
 
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Of course he knew it. This is arnie we're talking about - arnie whose first word as a baby wasn't "Mama" or "Dada", it was "primogenitor".
And, chances are, he knew that "dada" referred to an early 20th C. art movement, thus had no connection to his male progenitor. Wink
 
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Or the infamous dictator Dada Amin.


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Oh, my. I missed this game and didn't send in a daffy. So sorry, Proof! I am thinking it's not about light since there are so many here about it, but finally settled on #8. It just couldn't be #7, which is the only one not related to light. #8 is indirectly related, but I chose it anyway.

And, Proof, we'd love for you to write limericks for us again. Been missing you!
 
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Now I see you had already reported the right one. Shoot - I would have won!
 
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