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Old 04-02-2018, 12:19 PM
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ZARF. I just tried it in desperation on a board with relatively few words. Turns out it's the ancestor of the ubiquitous cardboard sleeves found at coffee shops -- and the sleeve was at one point referred to as a "paper zarf."
DrP, I just found ZARF in a board and can tell you that ZARFERS are not the people who manufacture or use ZARFS.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:59 PM
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DrP, I just found ZARF in a board and can tell you that ZARFERS are not the people who manufacture or use ZARFS.
What about ZARFISTS? I think I'll try that if I ever see it.
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Old 04-08-2018, 06:43 PM
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I wasn't sure KISMET would work, but it did. And so did KISMETS.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:00 PM
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CHOPIN and CHOPINS.

Turns out it has nothing to do with the composer, but was a type of women's shoe in Renaissance Europe.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:25 PM
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CHOPIN and CHOPINS.

Turns out it has nothing to do with the composer, but was a type of women's shoe in Renaissance Europe.
Oh wow. I'm definitely going to try to remember that. I love music-related bits of trivia.
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:24 AM
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DrP, I just found ZARF in a board and can tell you that ZARFERS are not the people who manufacture or use ZARFS.
In a weird coincidence, the latest episode of "Antiques Road Show" in the US had what the owned had always called a "princess vase" that was made of gold with many artfully placed holes and studded with diamonds. It was, the appraiser said, a "zarf" and was a holder for coffeecups. The name zarf was an Arabic word, but I forget what it was originally supposed to mean (unless it was always supposed to mean "coffee cup holder"). Until that show, I had never heard the word "zarf", and now I have heard it twice in a week -- and then, more times in this thread. I will remember the word.
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Old 04-20-2018, 03:53 AM
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I saw the same show. I think zarf meant something like envelope.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:39 PM
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WIKI counts. Who knew?
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Old 04-24-2018, 04:52 PM
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Google, and Wiki. They know. EVERYTHING.
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Old 04-24-2018, 11:36 PM
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WIKI counts. Who knew?
I did know actually. It says on the wikipedia site that they got their name from the Hawaiian word "wiki" meaning quick (obviously coupled with encyclopedia). I remember reading that a while ago and knew it wasn't just an anagram or something.

Also, since learning that the NZ based special effects company Weta is named after a type of bug, I frequently play WETA and WETAS.
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