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Forum: General Chit Chat 05-17-2018, 08:01 PM
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Posted By DrPlacebo
After finding STUPENDOUSNESSES for the board...

After finding STUPENDOUSNESSES for the board record (and its component words), and then finding ODIOUSNESSES (and component words)...

I then decided to try STUPENDIOUS. Lo and behold, it scored....
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 05-14-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 70,377
Posted By DrPlacebo
Another medical (surgical) word... I kinda can't...

Another medical (surgical) word... I kinda can't believe I found CHOLECYSTECTOMIZED.

For some reason CHOLECYSTECTOMIZE and CHOLECYSTECTOMIZES didn't score.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-13-2018, 11:43 AM
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Posted By DrPlacebo
The term "posterize" was borrowed from...

The term "posterize" was borrowed from photo editing, where it refers to conversion of a photo to a smaller number of discrete tones, e.g. characteristic of a poster. This is also the effect that...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-13-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
PALLETIZATIONS. I saw -IZATIONS and couldn't find...

PALLETIZATIONS. I saw -IZATIONS and couldn't find anything else that would fit...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 05-11-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 70,377
Posted By DrPlacebo
I'm sure it's a much more common word these days...

I'm sure it's a much more common word these days with all the hipsters running around.
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 05-09-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 416
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Posted By DrPlacebo
Another shorter one: AQUAVIT. Not that I drink it...

Another shorter one: AQUAVIT. Not that I drink it with any frequency.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-04-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,844
Posted By DrPlacebo
ANTICURD. I play an online game called Kingdom...

ANTICURD.

I play an online game called Kingdom of Loathing, in which there is an item called anticheese (http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Anticheese). I imagine anticurd is part of the...
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 05-02-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 70,377
Posted By DrPlacebo
I was hoping to find this one since boards with...

I was hoping to find this one since boards with long words started showing up: PHEOCHROMOCYTOMAS.

Previous record on the board was SCOOCHED.
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-02-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
OMPHALOMANCIES. I knew that omphaloskepsis is...

OMPHALOMANCIES.

I knew that omphaloskepsis is navel-gazing, and I saw OMPHALO-, so I was looking for anything to attach that prefix to.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omphalomancy
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-01-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
RESURRECTIONISES. I didn't expect to get points...

RESURRECTIONISES. I didn't expect to get points for adding the suffix to RESURRECTION (which was the previous record word on that board).
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-01-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,844
Posted By DrPlacebo
TOMATOGRAPHIES: salad scans?

TOMATOGRAPHIES: salad scans?
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-30-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
THUSNESS.

THUSNESS.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-29-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
POMOLOGICAL. I guessed it might be a word having...

POMOLOGICAL. I guessed it might be a word having something to do with fruit, but didn't expect it to actually score points.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-28-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,844
Posted By DrPlacebo
Knowing there was at least one 9+ letter word on...

Knowing there was at least one 9+ letter word on the board but not seeing any, I tried BOJANGLES, hoping it had entered the lexicon. No luck. Turned out the longest word found by other people on that...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-27-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By DrPlacebo
Yo dawg, I heard you like proverbs, so we put a...

Yo dawg, I heard you like proverbs, so we put a proverb in your proverb...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-26-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,682
Posted By DrPlacebo
Can we take a moment to appreciate this work of...

Can we take a moment to appreciate this work of art?

"Be ready to be requested how you proverb what you proverb on that student’s paper." seems like the kind of pithy quote that belongs on a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-25-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
I knew that about "wiki" as well, but...

I knew that about "wiki" as well, but loanwords are often hit-and-miss. Other loanwords I've been surprised to get points for include ZOCALO and SAIMIN. On the other hand, I've been shocked not to...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-24-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
WIKI counts. Who knew?

WIKI counts. Who knew?
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-19-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
CHOPIN and CHOPINS. Turns out it has nothing to...

CHOPIN and CHOPINS.

Turns out it has nothing to do with the composer, but was a type of women's shoe in Renaissance Europe.
Forum: Wordtwist.org Rules and Scoring 04-18-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 207,747
Posted By DrPlacebo
Considering the other offensive words that are...

Considering the other offensive words that are allowed, I'm a little surprised that DUMBASS isn't.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-08-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
I wasn't sure KISMET would work, but it did. And...

I wasn't sure KISMET would work, but it did. And so did KISMETS.
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 04-05-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 70,377
Posted By DrPlacebo
Another short one: TAPROOM. Not the most...

Another short one: TAPROOM. Not the most intuitive of compound words, but I spend too much time at microbreweries.
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-03-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,844
Posted By DrPlacebo
Of course SNOPES isn't a word. I still think it...

Of course SNOPES isn't a word. I still think it was worth a try, though. (I actually know the managing editor.)
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-02-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 52,878
Posted By DrPlacebo
What about ZARFISTS? I think I'll try that if I...

What about ZARFISTS? I think I'll try that if I ever see it. :p
Forum: The Boo Yeah Corner 04-02-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 70,377
Posted By DrPlacebo
Only six points for it, but I thought ROCOCO was...

Only six points for it, but I thought ROCOCO was a nice find.

Also, dug into my biology background for LAMININ.
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