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November 09, 2017, 20:22
Bluffing Game: Skeuomorph
This word, skeuomorph, is from Shu. Please send me your daffynitions by PM.
November 10, 2017, 20:33
How's about some entries? Mad
November 11, 2017, 15:45

Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
November 12, 2017, 21:32
Thanks to those who have sent some. I have 6 now. Are there any others?
November 13, 2017, 15:33
November 16, 2017, 20:44
Thanks, everyone! I have a bunch now. I'll post them tomorrow.
November 18, 2017, 15:33
Is it tomorrow yet?
November 19, 2017, 10:28
Originally posted by tinman:
Is it tomorrow yet?
Only if you're Bob or Greg. Greg? Where IS Greg? For that matter, where's Stella?
December 01, 2017, 19:46
I am bad, am I not? Geez - it has been quite awhile. In my defense, I was traveling for work and then got back and right away had Thanksgiving and guests that stayed a week. Then as soon as I got back to work, we had a delegation from Kazakhstan here for three days - so I've been running nine ways from Sunday! (BTW that was one of my first questions on WC - where that phrase came from. I have still not found the answer.)

Posting it now - and again, I apologize for the extensive delay.
December 01, 2017, 20:30
And here they are. As you can see, some of them are fairly similar. Please make your choices here in the thread:

1) The process by which a plant becomes carnivorous.

2) Transcribing a prescription from shorthand to longhand.

3) When a forum takes an abrupt turn becoming something not originally intended.

4) An object or feature that imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another material.

5) A type of insect that changes its colors to fit in with its environment.

6) Something changed for the worse.

7) Someone shaped like a wine bottle.

8) A shape-shifter.

9) Illegally changing barcodes to defraud retailers.

10) Color-changer, like a chameleon.

11) Mid-period Mesopotamian writing system.

12) The process of turning something worthwhile into something worthless.

13) A marking or code assigned to a consumer product, that identifies it by item and manufacturer and permits it to be processed automatically by widely-available technology.
December 02, 2017, 05:26
I forgot what item I submitted so if 9. was mine originally, ardon the mental lapse.

Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
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December 02, 2017, 09:17
I have no idea. #4 is unlike others so I'll guess that that's it.
December 02, 2017, 10:49
I would choose 10 ... if only 5 wasn't there too.

Oh well. It's free; I'll take 10 anyway.

Wouldn't be the first time I chose something, even though I suspected it wasn't right.
December 02, 2017, 18:52
No idea, though I can definitely rule out my own Wink

I'll take 13

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December 03, 2017, 20:21
I think I am going to go with Bob, and go with 13. My runner-up is 4.
December 04, 2017, 18:33
And they say tomorrow never comes!

I'll pick 3. If that's not what it is, it should be, because that's exactly what happens here so often. We begin by talking about one thing and suddenly skew to the right or left and end up somewhere else.
December 07, 2017, 20:52
Any more picks?

So sorry about the delay, Tinman.
December 08, 2017, 14:23
Originally posted by Kalleh:
So sorry about the delay, Tinman.
Don't worry about it, Kalleh. I'm just competing with Geoff for Grouch of the Month. I'm ahead.
December 08, 2017, 21:58
Here are the answers to this very long game. Thanks for your patience!

#1 - Sattva
#2 - Sattva
#3 - Sattva - chosen by Tinman
#4 - THE REAL ANSWER - Geoff
#5 - Kalleh
#6 - Arnie
#7 - Geoff
#8 - Geoff
#9 - Proof - chosen by Proof, thanks to Kalleh's delay (sorry about that!)
#10 -Hab - chosen by Hab, again, thanks to Kalleh's delay
#11 -Bob
#12 -Bob
#13 -Hab - chosen by Bob & Sattva (her runner-up was the correct definition!)

I know that arnie would have chosen the correct definition as he told me. Thanks all for playing - and waiting for me. Roll Eyes Who has a good word for the next game?
December 09, 2017, 12:54
4) An object or feature that imitates the design of a similar artifact made from another material.
...like the "copies in glass and concrete of copies in plaster of copies in wood of copies in stone" in The Fountainhead (of all places).

As for Next Word - I just came across DECANAL - is that sufficiently obscure and misleading for our purposes? If too many people know it (arnie, you don't count, in this particular tally) I'll withdraw it.
December 13, 2017, 07:08
DECANAL is de waterway in Venice where de people ride in gladiolas.
December 13, 2017, 09:45
"Decanal" means to block the Panama waterway.

Give a man a fish and he can eat for one day; give a man a fishing pole and he will find an excuse to never work again.
Nollidj is power.
December 13, 2017, 19:53
Smile to the above!

I think I started a new Bluffing Game thread for the word.