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While it sounds like a terrible anatomical problem it's not. What is it?

PM daffynitions - and no fair looking it up or asking arnie.

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Mine is on the way! For those who haven't played this game before (Sattva) or have forgotten, just send Geoff a PM with a fake definition (we call it a daffynition). He will then post them all, along with the real definition, and we'll start guessing. The winner gets an all-paid two-week trip to Hawaii! Well, maybe not, but it's nice to win anyway!
 
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Oh, I didn't understand this. I just decided to get really wacky with the definitions. Oh well! Then, I looked up the real meaning and so I can't vote! lol


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YOU LOOKED IT UP????? Oh, noooooo!!!!

Well, come the next game you'll know.

PS: I did say, "no fair looking it up" in the first post! Wink You can still vote for your favorite daffynition even though you can't vote for the real one.
 
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Still none from a couple of regulars. I'll post them on Friday. (I'll post what I have, not the couple of regulars.) Roll Eyes

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Shu has not heard of it, so it is rare. Wink

Yes, no voting Sattva, but you can say which one you might have voted for.
 
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Here are the daffynitions, and the real one:

1. A heraldic beast, half-serpent, half-goat.

2. A high-falutin' name for an A.A. Milne character (Pooh's gloomy friend)

3. An expression of reluctant agreement uttered by a down-east Maine native

4. Medieval harness worn by a farm animal to pull a plough.

5. The piece of a suit of armour that covers the shoulder.

6. A term used in falconry for a bird removed from the nest before fledging

7. Although, followers of The Dark Lord, Sauron, were reported to wear a symbol of a red eye on their helmets and shields (his true name was not suppose to be shown or spoken), true devotees of The Dark Lord had a tattoo called Eyass, which indicated what the tattoo represented and where the tattoo was placed.

8. An acronym meaning: existing, yet always strangely silent.

9. While technically not an island, but rather an atoll, this bit of uninhabited paradise is located in the north Pacific.

10. A simple tool that helps align the optical axes of the mirrors or lenses of a telescope.

11. A hydrous mineral that occurs in the boundary between volcanic and sedimentary rock

12. Old Welsh for a pregnant she-ass.

One of them's for real. Which one? No poll - just say which is the real one, and which is the best daffynition!
 
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Here are the daffynitions, and the real one:

1. A heraldic beast, half-serpent, half-goat.

2. A high-falutin' name for an A.A. Milne character (Pooh's gloomy friend)

3. An expression of reluctant agreement uttered by a down-east Maine native

4. Medieval harness worn by a farm animal to pull a plough.

5. The piece of a suit of armour that covers the shoulder.

6. A term used in falconry for a bird removed from the nest before fledging

7. Although followers of The Dark Lord, Sauron, were reported to wear a symbol of a red eye on their helmets and shields (his true name was not supposed to be shown or spoken), true devotees of The Dark Lord had a tattoo called Eyass, which indicated what the tattoo represented and where the tattoo was placed.

8. An acronym meaning: existing, yet always strangely silent.

9. While technically not an island, but rather an atoll, this bit of uninhabited paradise is located in the north Pacific.

10. A simple tool that helps align the optical axes of the mirrors or lenses of a telescope.

11. A hydrous mineral that occurs in the boundary between volcanic and sedimentary rock

12. Old Welsh for a pregnant she-ass.

One of them's for real. Which one? No poll - just say which is the real one, and which is the best daffynition!
 
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Tough one, Geoff. I'll try #10...
 
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I like ten, and five is also attractive, but I'll give someone else a vote and pick ELEVEN.
 
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Something tells me this game has flopped, bombed, failed, etc. Does nobody else wish to select her/his choice?
 
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Maybe not. People are just busy right now with the holidays. I can't vote for my favorite yet since I know the winner. If I would vote, it would show that the one I voted for was not the winner. So, I will wait awhile before voting for my favorite.


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I'll go for 10 Geoff. I was away over Christmas and working yesterday.
 
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Kalleh, Proof? Anyone else?
 
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#11
 
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P.S. The game was NOT a failure - look at how many daffies you got. People have just been busy for the holidays. Love the word!
 
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Holidays? Oh, yeah - I keep forgetting about that stuff. Roll Eyes
 
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I'll publish the results tomorrow.
 
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a dime


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Here are the authors:

1. My own.

2. Haberdasher's riff on Winston the Pooh.

3. Hab's again - and my favorite.

4. Bob's suggestion

5. Bob's second imaginative daffynition.

7. Sattva's tale.

8. Sattva again, taking another tack.

9. Kalleh's first effort.

10. Kalleh's second, and winning effort.

11. Sattva again, wearing her pseudo-geologist hard hat.

12. Mine again.

All worthy daffynitions! Kalleh got the most votes. Kalleh, doesn't it feel good to end the year as a winner? Big Grin And kudos to Sattva for so much creativity! Well done, all!
 
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But...but...which is the real definition?!

(And a Happy New Year-in-a-moment to all!)
 
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Awwww, you WOULD notice that! Big Grin

Scroll down and see here: http://www.lancsfalconry.co.uk/Terms.htm

It was #6. From
the Free Dictionary: (ī′əs) n. A nestling hawk or falcon, especially one to be trained for falconry. [Middle English eias, from an eias, alteration of *a nias, an eyas, from Old French niais, from Latin nīdus, nest; see sed- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

Enjoy the next three weeks, for the end is nigh. The birds of prey shall soon be released.
 
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Hi. Number 11 that earned two votes was actually from a friend of mine that goes online by the name of fig tree. I liked Hab's number 3. Number 2, also by Hab, was my runner-up.


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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Geoff:

From the Free Dictionary: (ī′əs) n. A nestling hawk or falcon, especially one to be trained for falconry. [Middle English eias, from an eias, alteration of *a nias, an eyas, from Old French niais, from Latin nīdus, nest...]

Ah. Thanks for the reference.

Next question: Where did you come upon word to begin with? :-)

And a Happy New Year to all !
 
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I couldn't remember the term, "jesses," (see list of falconry terms above) and upon searching that list, picked "eyass." Why was I thinking of "jesses?" Welllll, sometimes my little ol' damaged brain thinks I'm Jim Ignotowski from "Taxi" or Cliff Claven from "Cheers." Roll Eyes

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Great game, Geoff. I am going to start a new one. I'd love to get this game active again because it is so much fun.
 
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