No one has started a new bluffing game. So, I thought I would use this word. I hope some of you don't know the meaning. I learned this word in the last year or so. Please, send me your daffynitions for the word:
Mine's in. Thanks for picking a new word!
Besides Geoff, I didn't get any takers on this. Maybe, everyone knew this word! Anyway, I thought I would just let this quietly disappear.
I am taking a week away to do a personal retreat starting tomorrow evening and won't be posting during that time. Be well, all
Well I'll send one...
Got your pm, Bob. Thanks!
For anyone else who wants to add a daffynition, I won't be posting them for at least a week so feel free to pm them to me. Taking a week off from posting and reading online.
Today is day four of my week off and have some extra time, so I am checking online. I still only have two entries on this, Bob's and Geoff's. Thank you, both!
Waiting for more daffynitions!!!
Sorry, Sattva. I have been sick. Just sent you one!
Sorry, you have been sick! Thanks for sending in a limerick.
Kalleh, if you've got what I've got you'll be sick for two weeks. Ugggg... Gasp... Choke...
O no, you too, Geoff. Must be sweeping the nation. My sis & spouse in upstate-NY both down with it. I highly recommend my personal immune-sys-builder, working w/ at least 90 preschoolers/wk. The onslaught of germs is continual & fierce. First 3 yrs guaranteed back-to-back viruses. After that: Superman/woman! Flu shots shmu shots!
Here are the entries. Some of you were obviously thinking similarly.
Choose two. Choose the one you think is correct and the one you think is the most creative!
1). Nineteenth century word coined for petroleum gas, but now obsolete.
2). Latin rock song.
3). Stone circle.
4). A villain from "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe".
5). A rare blood disorder in which the blood becomes dessicated turning to a red powder in the veins. Always fatal.
6). The smell of earth after rain.
7). Gr. petros, rock and khoreia Dancing in unison. Rock and roll dancing
8). The bloom on red grapes.
9). The sweet smell in the air when you arise after an early morning thunderstorm.
10). An air-operated diaphragm pump suctions the sludge, fuels and water through a hose or lance to a discharge tank for removal.
11). A style of dance created by the dancer and choreographer “The Great Petrov”, Peter P. Peters, which combined ballet with elements of tap and jazz.
12). A type of metamorphic rock containing an unusually high percentage of the mineral Akrochordite.
13). A land rich in petrified rock.
14). A Scottish dialectical word referring to a layer of soil, usually 2 or 3 feet below the surface, which is composed of densely packed rock and impedes drainage and plant growth. Similar to hard pan, but while hard pan is mostly clay, petrichor is mostly rock.
My favorite daffies are two very similar ones: #6 and #9.
Real definition: I am going for something outside of petroleum or rock. #8?
Shmoo? Ya mean this critter?
I like #9, but it's probably ozone you're whiffing. I like #11's terpsichorian slant. Hmmmm... Makes me wonder what ever happened to Museamuse? #12 seems plausible; #14 seems fanciful. Just because it doesn't fit in with the rest I'll guess #4.
I like the nerve of 2. I go for 6., however. as the true answer.
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.
I am curious about something. I sent a PM out to more than one person on the same subject. I actually realized later that I forgot several people, but that isn't what I am wondering about. So, several people replied to that. Did everyone get those replies? If so, this game is probably a moot point, except for the creativity part. Sorry!!!!
I'll try 8 as the real one and 11 as the most creative.
I pick 6 as the real definition. 9 sounds almost the same. The only medical one, 5, seems the most creative.
Edited to correct typo.This message has been edited. Last edited by: tinman,
Given that 6 is almost certainly right (arnie chose it ) then how does 9 differ substantially from it? If 6 is right, then did the creator of 9 misunderstand the game or come up entirely coincidentally with something so remarkably similar?
All will be answered in due time or at least after a few more people vote!
Sattva, I was confused by the group PM. What was that about? I got it, but I don't get it!
I got a PM from you according to my email, but when I went to answer it on WC, it was gone. I surmised that you had deleted that PM. If the starter of a PM deletes it, it is deleted from everyone's boxes.
Yes, I agree with Bob about 6 and 9 being similar. That's why I didn't choose either 6 or 9 for my answer. I thought they were very clever, though - both of them.
I will post the results either tomorrow night or on Sunday. Those who haven't voted and want to, please do so before then. Thanks!
I'll take 4 for cleverness and 6/9 for real.
Here are the results:
1) Nineteenth century word coined for petroleum gas, but now obsolete.
2) Latin rock song. Arnie liked the verve of this.
3) Stone circle
4) A villain from "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe". Geoff thought this one by Bob was correct.
5) A rare blood disorder in which the blood becomes dessicated turning to a red powder in the veins. Always fatal. Tinman thought this was the most creative.
6) The smell of earth after rain. This is the most common definition, and of course, #9 is very similar. Kalleh named this as one of her favorites, along with nine. Arnie and Tinman both said this was the correct one.
7) Gr. petros, rock and khoreia Dancing in unison. Rock and roll dancing
8) The bloom on red grapes. Kalleh and BobHale chose this as the correct definition.
9) The sweet smell in the air when you arise after an early morning thunderstorm. This is the one that threw everyone. Haberdasher must have come upon this word at some point, but didn’t remember the definition consciously, until that is, he saw the correct definition in the list given. I consider Haberdasher’s definition not the correct one though, as petrichor has nothing to do with an early morning thunderstorm. The definition I used is not a complete definition, but it is the one I first learned on The Weather Channel. Petrichor occurs and is most noticeable when rain occurs after a dry spell and when the rain is gentle. For more information click here. .
10) An air-operated diaphragm pump suctions the sludge, fuels and water through a hose or lance to a discharge tank for removal.
11) A style of dance created by the dancer and choreographer “The Great Petrov”, Peter P. Peters, which combined ballet with elements of tap and jazz. BobHale chose this as the most creative. For how I came up with this daffynition click here.
12) A type of metamorphic rock containing an unusually high percentage of the mineral Akrochordite. I am choosing this one because if I didn’t know the real one, this is what I would have chosen as correct.
13) A land rich in petrified rock.
14) A Scottish dialectical word referring to a layer of soil, usually 2 or 3 feet below the surface, which is composed of densely packed rock and impedes drainage and plant growth. Similar to hard pan, but while hard pan is mostly clay, petrichor is mostly rock.
One last note, Geoff had four that he liked, besides choosing the one he thought was correct. He liked, 9, 11, 12, and 14!
Nice game, Sattva - and what a great word!
Excellent word. If no one minds I'm going to jump right in with another...
Thanks Kalleh and Bob. Now, I will put petrichor on my list in the Favorite Things thread. Bob, I think that's a great idea! Go at it.