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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Geoff
Too damned busy and frustrated with our move to write one. Sorry....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by sattva
I can't come up with a last line. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by bethree5
I'll come up w/1 in a day or 2...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by sattva
I am working on one....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by BobHale
You have one now. Do I declare myself the winner?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Greg S
Hi Kalleh, Are you sure you want us to go with Crackenback? I have received exactly zero entries so......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Another language identified (in Foreign Words) by goofy
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Discussion Topic  RE: Epicaricacy again - Yikes! (in Potpourri) by goofy
Danish skadefryd is cognate with ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Personally I consider this whole piece nonsense (in Potpourri) by goofy
It’s weird how he considers the English of his childhood to be fine, but all changes since then are ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by BobHale
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Discussion Topic  RE: Come up trumps (in Questions & Answers about Words) by BobHale
It is....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Greg S
Okay let's have a crack at Crackenback then! But I may as well finish that Kallista limerick I start......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Kalleh
Let's go with Crackenback? To answer your question, Bob, Shu loves "The Good Place." I don't watch......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Personally I consider this whole piece nonsense (in Potpourri) by Kalleh
Totally disagree. If he thinks Wikipedia "has become a substitute for serious research, a way of avo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by Kalleh
Here is an interesting ......
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Discussion Topic  Come up trumps (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
I came across the phrase "come up trumps" the other day, which is an English proverb meaning "to com......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Supermarket (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
Ah, yes. Our farmers markets' attract farmers from Michigan (Michigan cherries are the best!), cent......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by BobHale
I wouldn't deny that nowadays it is more often used to mean "size" or "extent"* (though "importance"......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by haberdasher
So, an executive decision is needed. What's the good word?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by sattva
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by bethree5
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Discussion Topic  RE: Supermarket (in Questions & Answers about Words) by bethree5
Wow, Kalleh, I only see $3/pt raspberries in the supermarket for 3 wks or so in high [local] season.......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by bethree5
Greg, this thread provides a wonderful list for the future. I'll try my hand at whichever you choose......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by haberdasher
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by goofy
I found other examples on ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by BobHale
Completely unrelated (yeah, right) have you seen The Good Place, particularly the character of Chidi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by BobHale
It just seemed to me to be used to mean "important" - a usage that I personally don't recall seeing......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by goofy
It has been used to refer to “size that is beyond normal bounds, a size that is unexpectedly great” ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Greg S
I don't know, I am looking for guidance from you guys ... as in whichever one you prefer, but I am l......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Kalleh
So - is it Crackenback? We could, as Bob says, give it a go. I agree with Bob that it would be per......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Links (in Links for Linguaphiles) by Kalleh
Love it, but this is my favorite: Prisencolinensinainciusol...
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Discussion Topic  RE: A fun little quiz (in Potpourri) by Kalleh
My absolute favorite though is: Mind the gap!...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by Kalleh
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Discussion Topic  RE: Supermarket (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Kalleh
I love farmer's markets, but at least in my area, they are much like Bob describes in England - much......
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Discussion Topic  Epicaricacy again - Yikes! (in Potpourri) by Kalleh
You are all going to kill me, but I found an excellent ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by BobHale
ANd there's the problem. I would take that to mean she asked a wicked question - perhaps, "Is it OK......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by sattva
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Discussion Topic  RE: Supermarket (in Questions & Answers about Words) by sattva
I say all kind of words for it. I think the reason for that is I have lived several different places......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Greg S
Well since you only have to rhyme the last emphasised syllable, any word ending in -ack, rhymes with......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by tinman
Hackensack (New Jersey) is the only rhyme I can think of for Crackenback. And I can think of only 4 ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by Geoff
Hmmmmm... For ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Greg S
Hi Bob et al, The reminiscing was fun, but I do think they are all too hard. I like to write my own......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by BobHale
That would make it an amphimacer Tum-ti-Tum which would be even harder. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Greg S
Okay I would have thought it was TUM-ti-TUM, as in the 2 ack syllables have the same emphasis, just ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by BobHale
He's already said one thing that I approve of though... he's dumping the convoluted season(and multi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Enormity - another new usage? (in Potpourri) by goofy
Whittaker will be great. I’m more worried about Chibnall....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by BobHale
Well, I'll give it a go but that looks like a Dactyl rather than an Anapest (TUM-ti-ti not ti-ti-TUM......
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Discussion Topic  RE: BRUSSELS: VOTE HERE! (in Wordplay) by Greg S
Hi All, I have opened a new potential limerick game thread, but I am looking for feedback on whethe......
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Discussion Topic  Limerick Game: Crackenback ??? (in Wordplay) by Greg S
In the late 1950s from the ages of 2-6 I lived in the Snowy Mountains where my dad worked building r......
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Discussion Topic  RE: BRUSSELS: VOTE HERE! (in Wordplay) by Geoff
Probably not, since I often eat eggs with no problem. My environment could be problematic, though, ......
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