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Forum: Main Forum 09-21-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Roxanne
Well, kahve is Turkish for coffee, not Russian...

Well, kahve is Turkish for coffee, not Russian (which is something like kofe in transliteration). But if it's Russians who are hacking this site, I say bring it on!!! Let's see some funny remarks...
Forum: Main Forum 07-24-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 213,063
Posted By Roxanne
Satan is talking to Jesus in Paradise Regained...

Satan is talking to Jesus in Paradise Regained (4.392-393). I think that prefixed is pre-fixed, as in decided, or set, beforehand; 'starry rubric' is the constellations as an astrological guide. ...
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By Roxanne
In answer to Lurker, one might click on Confusing...

In answer to Lurker, one might click on Confusing for a quote that doesn't make sense after it's solved, and an Alexander Pope quote could be rated high on the difficulty rating without having a...
Forum: Main Forum 07-22-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,426
Posted By Roxanne
I vote against adding Suggestive and Political. ...

I vote against adding Suggestive and Political. Political is different from Funny or Clever. Anything that has to do with how nations, for instance, operate is political. A quote that extols the...
Forum: Main Forum 07-19-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By Roxanne
I'm stubborn and slow, and I don't play as often...

I'm stubborn and slow, and I don't play as often as most people, but here are some thoughts anyway. I look for -ABCC at the end of a long word, which could be -LESS or -NESS. Of those words, -ABCC...
Forum: Main Forum 07-15-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 3,223,684
Posted By Roxanne
"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes,...

"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good. " Elbert Hubbard

universalmom on 2014-10-28 11:19:15
Good job not splitting that infinitive

dovid1946 on...
Forum: Main Forum 06-22-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 3,223,684
Posted By Roxanne
And that's why they are called apothecaries.

And that's why they are called apothecaries.
Forum: Main Forum 06-17-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,153
Posted By Roxanne
On rereading what I wrote, I realize that...

On rereading what I wrote, I realize that 'hiding' was really the wrong word. I realize now that I sounded somewhat accusatory, and I apologize for that.
Let me try a different tack. If a hundred...
Forum: Main Forum 06-17-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,153
Posted By Roxanne
To answer Marnita, we are not anonymous (like...

To answer Marnita, we are not anonymous (like Guest) but we are hiding behind pseudonyms.
Forum: Main Forum 06-08-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,728
Posted By Roxanne
Thanks for Hadag Nahash, Maradnu -- I just...

Thanks for Hadag Nahash, Maradnu -- I just listened to Yom Shishi! (and it's 5:30 Friday afternoon, which makes it especially good).

Favorite book genres: microhistory, science fiction (especially...
Forum: Main Forum 03-09-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,061
Posted By Roxanne
There'd have to be some really close examination...

There'd have to be some really close examination of the context on a case-by-case basis. When a quotation is attributed to an author of fiction, it looks as though it's the author's actual opinion...
Forum: Main Forum 12-06-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 934
Views: 3,223,684
Posted By Roxanne
Punch at the punch line, and Molotov cocktails...

Punch at the punch line, and Molotov cocktails and Moscow mules at the indoctrination center?
Forum: Main Forum 12-04-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 934
Views: 3,223,684
Posted By Roxanne
Instead of punch lines?

Instead of punch lines?
Forum: Main Forum 10-21-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,151
Posted By Roxanne
A cryptogram is just a piece of text where you...

A cryptogram is just a piece of text where you substitute each letter in the cryptogram for a letter in the original. Every time there's an i, say, in the original, you use another letter, like x...
Forum: Main Forum 10-16-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,545
Posted By Roxanne
Do you know it's in English?

Do you know it's in English?
Forum: Main Forum 09-04-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,302
Posted By Roxanne
If you are positive your answer is correct, 1)...

If you are positive your answer is correct, 1) find a string of words in the quotation that have letters that are used more than once in the string and 2) Google them (without leaving the cryptograms...
Forum: Main Forum 04-25-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,556
Posted By Roxanne
I'd expect clockwise and counterclockwise to...

I'd expect clockwise and counterclockwise to continue to be used until a better term comes along. After all, we still say 'jury-rigged' (or jerry-rigged) although nowadays English speakers rarely...
Forum: Main Forum 03-03-2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 22,070
Posted By Roxanne
Cabela's should sell seatbelts to keep hunters...

Cabela's should sell seatbelts to keep hunters secure in their deer stands.
Forum: Main Forum 04-03-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,101
Posted By Roxanne
I recollect, but could easily be wrong, that...

I recollect, but could easily be wrong, that English grammar rules were based on Latin, which isn't surprising, given that the people who wrote the earliest English grammar books all knew Latin, and...
Forum: Main Forum 03-02-2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,146
Posted By Roxanne
It was the best of times, it was the worst of...

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of qiviut, it was the age of faux fur, it was the epoch of pawpaw jam, it was the epoch of mint jelly, it was the season of...
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