Wordcraft Home Page    Wordcraft Community Home Page    Forums  Hop To Forum Categories  Word Games    Bluffing Game: BINDLESTIFF
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
Bluffing Game: BINDLESTIFF Login/Join
 
Member
posted
My wife found this word in a historical fiction novel she's reading.

What's a bindlestiff? Send daffynitions via PM.

This message has been edited. Last edited by: Geoff,
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Will anybody come out and play? Pleeeeeease?
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of BobHale
posted Hide Post
As you said pleeeeeease.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
Posts: 8682 | Location: EnglandReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Bob and one other so far. Keep them coming!
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I've seen "bindlestiff" before. Makes me think of
"Once a jolly swagman sat beside the billabong..."
 
Posts: 6041 | Location: Worcester, MA, USReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of BobHale
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by haberdasher:
I've seen "bindlestiff" before. Makes me think of
"Once a jolly swagman sat beside the billabong..."

Doesn't stop you trying to fool us with a few definitions of your own though.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
Posts: 8682 | Location: EnglandReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Four people have contributed so far. Kalleh? Shufitz? Anyone else?
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
I'll post what I've been sent on Saturday.

Hurry, hurry, hurry, get your stiff bindles while they last.
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
The Daffynitions:

1 A stuck-up snob

2 An alchemists term for a group of mixed herbs,

3 A disease of pigs involving a hardening of the muscular tissue.

4 A dance performed by a coven of witches to summon demon familiars.

5 a hard-worked, broken-down horse

6 Medieval dog breed

7 Wooden slat used for stabilization of fabric walls, e.g., windbreaks, large tents, et al

8 A form of rye beer popular in 18th century England

9 A gigolo

10 A hobo, esp. one who cheats and/or steals from other hobos.

Pick the real one!
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of BobHale
posted Hide Post
Well it sounds like a dog but as I have been advised to give up drinking by my doctor I will take a beer and choose number 8


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
Posts: 8682 | Location: EnglandReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by BobHale:
I have been advised to give up drinking by my doctor


Then don't sit by your doctor when drinking. Big Grin
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of BobHale
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by Geoff:
quote:
Originally posted by BobHale:
I have been advised to give up drinking by my doctor


Then don't sit by your doctor when drinking. Big Grin


Living where I do now it's not such a terrible hardship. As I often tell people, for me drinking is a social activity and if I have no one to socialise with I hardly drink at all. If we exclude the office Christmas party which we actually held in January then so far this year I have drunk a grand total of three bottles of weak as water Chinese beer.

Now being told not to eat cheese is a far more difficult proposition.

This message has been edited. Last edited by: BobHale,


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
Posts: 8682 | Location: EnglandReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Which Chinese beer? I admit to actually LIKING Tsingtao.
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of BobHale
posted Hide Post
The export version of Tsingtao is different. All Chinese beers taste the same over here and are usually a MAXIMUM of 3.2 %


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
Posts: 8682 | Location: EnglandReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Since choosing is free...I'll take TEN !

(Never could resist a good ol' punchline. Don't try too hard, neither...)
 
Posts: 6041 | Location: Worcester, MA, USReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by haberdasher:
Since choosing is free...I'll take TEN !

(Never could resist a good punchline. Though I don't try too hard...)
 
Posts: 6041 | Location: Worcester, MA, USReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by haberdasher:
TEN !

(Never could resist a good punchline. Though I don't try too hard...

Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
1.
 
Posts: 2811 | Location: Shoreline, WA, USAReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of bethree5
posted Hide Post
I'm confused. Did you just reveal the real one?
 
Posts: 2441 | Location: As they say at 101.5FM: Not New York... Not Philadelphia... PROUD TO BE NEW JERSEY!Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Did I? The real one's in there, as is usual for this game. Which one is it?
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of bethree5
posted Hide Post
Confused because you issued the list a 2nd time, in slightly different order, & this time missing gigolo.
?
 
Posts: 2441 | Location: As they say at 101.5FM: Not New York... Not Philadelphia... PROUD TO BE NEW JERSEY!Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Oh. Well, I have brain parts missing too. Boy, am I confoozed!!! I've deleted the second one.
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of bethree5
posted Hide Post
OK thanks, Geoff. This is a very difficult selection-- congrats to entrants! With no confidence at all, I'll vote for #10 also...
 
Posts: 2441 | Location: As they say at 101.5FM: Not New York... Not Philadelphia... PROUD TO BE NEW JERSEY!Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Bethree5, your guess is a good one. https://www.wordnik.com/words/bindle%20stiff
Tinman and Haberdaberdaberdaberdasher knew it, and supplied references to it, so three of you got it right.

Here's the rest of them:

1 Tinman

2, 3 &4: Bob

5 Hab

6,7&8: Bethree5

9 Geoff

10 The real thing
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Here's the real one: https://www.wordnik.com/words/bindle%20stiff

Tinman provided #1

Bob submitted #s 2, 3 and 4.

Haberdaberdaberdaberdasher submitted #5, while monkeying around. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6rNsB6qWIU

6, 7 &8 were Bethree5's

9 was mine

Now, somebody please submit a good one!
 
Posts: 5529 | Location: Muncie, IndianaReply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
OK, I have one. Been saving it for 20,000 leagues, as a matter of fact. Look for new thread here .
 
Posts: 6041 | Location: Worcester, MA, USReply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

Wordcraft Home Page    Wordcraft Community Home Page    Forums  Hop To Forum Categories  Word Games    Bluffing Game: BINDLESTIFF

Copyright © 2002-12