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3rd August 2007, 03:05 PM
Game Play

The game is like MasterMind, except with words, usually 5-12 letters long. There's a given word with a given amount of letters, and everyone guesses it. The person in charge each round rates the guesses with how many letters are in the correct places (right), how many letters are in the word but not the right places (misplaced), and how many not at all (wrong).

Say I've come up with the secret word "cow". I'll tell you "Three letters". You guess "two". Someone else guesses "oar". A third person guesses "the".

I'll return the results as:
Two: 0-2-1 (None correct, two misplaced letters, one letter is irrelevant to the word.)
Oar: 0-1-2
The: 0-0-3

Using that logic, you could recognize that two of the letters in "two" are found in the word; a third letter, which may overlap with the original two, is possibly misplaced. The letters in "the" are not found in the secret word, so you know that the "t" in "two" is not in the secret word. So "w" and "o" are found in the secret word.

Following that logic, you know that it must be "o" from "oar" that is also in the secret word. Since the "o" cannot fall in the first or third slot, you can discern that "o" is the second letter. And since "w" cannot be in the second slot, it must be either in the first or third.

Your word is either _ o w, or w o _. All other letters presented are not in the word.

Game play continues until somebody properly guesses the word. That person then runs the next round of Lingo.


1. I do use a checker to verify how many right, wrong and misplaced. Please try to work them out on your own rather than search around online for a puzzle solving program. That's cheating and it kills the fun and challenge.

2. You may guess as many times as you like in each puzzle, but only guess one word at a time, and do not post twice until I have posted with the reply to your original word.

3. Choose words that are in the English language, not hyphenated or spaced, and try not to make the words too obscure. Don't use proper nouns, as they are not universal.

HOWEVER: When guessing, you may use a proper, one-word noun, like Wednesday.

Also, words have to be verifiable through an official English dictionary or thesaurus as real words that are not classified as "archaic" (i.e. talketh).

4. You score one point for each solved puzzle. I have the old score table, don't worry! I'll present it after this round.

The official Lingo Calculator™ by Lady Vulpix can be found here! (http://forboards.prophp.org/lingo.php) (That's how I check the 1-2-0 etc.) No it won't help you since you don't know the original word.

The first word has nine letters. :)

Knight of Time
3rd August 2007, 03:12 PM

3rd August 2007, 03:15 PM
Awesome! It's back! I loved this game back in the day...


3rd August 2007, 03:23 PM
Threesome: 1-2-6
Analogous: 1-3-5

Knight of Time
3rd August 2007, 03:43 PM

3rd August 2007, 03:44 PM
Sweet! I love word games!


3rd August 2007, 03:48 PM
Authentic: 1-2-6
Metronome: 0-4-5

Knight of Time
3rd August 2007, 03:51 PM

3rd August 2007, 04:06 PM
Aeroblast: 0-4-5

Shadow Wolf
3rd August 2007, 04:10 PM
Let's see if I can help


3rd August 2007, 04:30 PM
Adventure: 0-5-4

Shadow Wolf
3rd August 2007, 04:33 PM
Hmm, not much help...:sweat2:

Let's go with:


3rd August 2007, 05:12 PM
How about BREAKFAST?

3rd August 2007, 05:52 PM
Universal: 3-2-4
Breakfast: 0-3-6

Getting closer!

3rd August 2007, 06:12 PM
Well, this *is* a Pokemon message board...

How about TORTERRAS?

3rd August 2007, 06:25 PM
Torterras: 3-0-6

3rd August 2007, 07:29 PM
How about...


3rd August 2007, 07:51 PM
Ladderman: 3-2-4

3rd August 2007, 08:19 PM


3rd August 2007, 09:09 PM
I have a question. In the old days of Lingo, we were allowed to use the Grep program, but only to eliminate choices based on certain traits. (For instance, if we knew that a certain letter was in a certain spot, we could eliminate any words that didn't fit that specific criteria. Likewise, we could eliminate words that had letters which we knew weren't in the puzzle.) Is such limited use of the Grep program still legal?

(If you don't recall what Grep is, ask Gabi. She's the one who gave me my copy. And incidentally, I need to ask her for another copy of the word list; mine got corrupted.)

As for a guess... corrupted works.

4th August 2007, 02:17 AM
Well, most of the members here don't have Grep. Wait and ask Gabi what she thinks, I trust her decision.

Yesterday: 2-1-6
Corrupted: 1-4-4

4th August 2007, 03:08 AM
Okay, let's try a different tactic. xylophone

4th August 2007, 03:15 AM
I agree - if I've figured out what that 1 right-place letter is, this may help...


Lady Vulpix
4th August 2007, 06:19 AM
I think it's ok to use Grep, it doesn't really make much of a difference, it just helps you do an easy task faster. And you can download it for free.

I'm not using it yet, though. I'm posting a guess to help confirm or discard something:


4th August 2007, 09:55 AM
Xylophone: 0-4-5
Marsupial: 1-2-6
Universes: 2-2-5

4th August 2007, 10:06 AM

4th August 2007, 08:42 PM
Are you getting somewhere, or did you get lost in:

Amsterdam: 2-1-6

4th August 2007, 09:15 PM

Lady Vulpix
5th August 2007, 09:52 AM

5th August 2007, 11:33 AM
Yes! It is indeed wonderful. :)

Congrats and a point to Lady Vulpix! *Waves wand*

Lady Vulpix
5th August 2007, 02:02 PM
Thanks! *Updates plushie list.* (http://forboards.tripod.com/LingoPlushies.html) I guess it's my turn now, right?

_ _ _ _ _ _ (6)

Shadow Wolf
5th August 2007, 03:37 PM
Now that you say it, why don't we try an Update?

Lady Vulpix
5th August 2007, 04:24 PM
update: 0 right, 2 misplaced, 4 wrong.

Interesting beginning.

Shadow Wolf
5th August 2007, 04:33 PM
Thanks! I appreciate it. ^_^

5th August 2007, 09:43 PM
How about DEVICE?

6th August 2007, 12:08 AM
Could there be some sort of Mishap here? Doubt it.

6th August 2007, 02:37 AM
Oh shit I never thought this game would return. lol

This post was brought to you by the creator of this game.

6th August 2007, 02:45 AM
Let's see what happens with armada.

Lady Vulpix
6th August 2007, 05:59 AM
It's nice to see you again, Zak!

thanks: 2 right, 1 misplaced, 3 wrong.
device: 0 right, 0 misplaced, 6 wrong. Valuable!
mishap: 0 right, 2 misplaced, 4 wrong.
return: 1 right, 2 misplaced, 3 wrong.
armada: 0 right, 1 misplaced, 5 wrong.

6th August 2007, 06:29 AM
I miss going to my Auntie's house.

EDIT: Please, Gabi, if you are going to save that plushie list in that form, is there any way you can take out that atrocious sig of mine?

If that is not possible, could you copy it onto something else?

6th August 2007, 09:50 AM
This chair is not very smooth and it's annoying me. Time to buy a new one.

6th August 2007, 10:03 AM
I'm not sure where my original guess went! I thought for sure I'd posted something!

Nevertheless I could devise something better, methinks.

Lady Vulpix
6th August 2007, 11:17 AM
auntie: 0 right, 2 misplaced, 4 wrong. :)
smooth: 1 right, 2 misplaced, 3 wrong.
devise: 1 right, 0 misplaced, 5 wrong. DING!

Alright, Zak, I'll edit it when I get home.

6th August 2007, 11:50 AM
I'm feeling Robust today.

And once again, sorry about the double post!!!!!!!! I didn't realize the post was on the other page :(

Lady Vulpix
6th August 2007, 12:12 PM
And I didn't realize both posts had come from the same parson. I guess we're even. -_- But I'll pay more attention from now on. Once you've posted a guess, you can't post another one until the host updates.

robust: 2 right, 2 misplaced, 2 wrong. Getting closer.

6th August 2007, 01:51 PM
Yeah, my post was trapped in thrush somewhere. :)

Lady Vulpix
6th August 2007, 03:55 PM
Well done, Magmar! The thrush is yours!

By the way, is the permission for using Grep confirmed?

6th August 2007, 04:25 PM
I say go for it =) I don't have a problem with using a program like that provided it's free and accessible to all participants. Plus I have a hard time believing you'd endorse cheating in any way =)

Thrush, yay! Infected baby tooth disease! My favorite haha (it's also a bird lol).

Well, the next word has ten (10) letters!

6th August 2007, 06:29 PM
I'll try a word I used once: Rigamarole.

6th August 2007, 07:17 PM
Rigamarole: 1 right, 2 misplaced, 7 wrong.

6th August 2007, 07:34 PM
Let see if there are any promotions to be found.

And about it being free and accessible to all participants, do you still have the program and word list, Gabi?

Shadow Wolf
6th August 2007, 09:11 PM
Does anyone know the importance of this word?

6th August 2007, 09:27 PM

6th August 2007, 11:21 PM
Importance: 3-3-4. Ooh!
Supersonic: 1-4-5
Promotions: 0-4-6

7th August 2007, 12:08 AM
How about 'supersonic's' anagram, PERCUSSION?

7th August 2007, 12:10 AM
And I'll add Prometheus.

7th August 2007, 12:41 AM

Shadow Wolf
7th August 2007, 09:04 AM
...and I will try to get help from Hypotenuse Man.

Lady Vulpix
7th August 2007, 09:10 AM
I do, Brian, but at home, not here at work. And I don't know how much access I will have to my home computer until the weekend (visitors are staying in the computer room). But you can search for Grep on the web, it should be easy to find.


7th August 2007, 01:43 PM
Actually, I still have grep (although I haven't tested it to make sure it still works after my file transfer). That's not a big deal, really.

The bigger problem for me is that I need a new word list, or grep itself is useless for this game. That and the fact that I'm weighed down by morality, so I don't want to use grep anyway until it's available to everyone through the thread. WHY MUST I HAVE MORALS? >_<

Lady Vulpix
7th August 2007, 06:04 PM
Alright, the word list's on my site (http://forboards.prophp.org/index.html). (Search the links for English word list).

8th August 2007, 12:43 AM
Creational: 1-5-4
Hypotenuse: 1-4-5
Dumbledore: 1-2-7
Percussion: 0-5-5
Prometheus: 0-4-6

Thanks Gabi!! Not quite sure what to do with it, though! :p

8th August 2007, 01:28 AM
I have confidence in this guess.

8th August 2007, 02:36 AM

8th August 2007, 06:07 AM

8th August 2007, 11:00 AM
confidence: 5-1-4. Uh-oh!
carpenters: 1-6-3
corporation: *buzzer sound* too many letters!

8th August 2007, 11:36 AM


8th August 2007, 12:34 PM
Concionate: 2-5-3

I'm noticing a pattern. haha.

Lady Vulpix
8th August 2007, 01:51 PM
I've figured out 3 letters, but not their positions yet.


8th August 2007, 03:17 PM

8th August 2007, 03:25 PM
I sniggered a bit when I saw "Dumbledore"; I thought of Hermione's spiteful Gryffindor common room password of "Abstinence!"

You got it, Zak =)

Edit: I have to bestow upon you this plush Chastity Belt, a symbol of the great Abstinence. Your word!

9th August 2007, 12:53 PM
Hah, thanks... Abstinence was a password? I don't remember that...

Okay, I give you a word of 9 letters.

9th August 2007, 01:10 PM
Mega Horny says...


9th August 2007, 03:48 PM
I'll go with one of my favorite Lingo words, xylophone.

And nicely done, Zak!

Shadow Wolf
9th August 2007, 06:35 PM
I'll play it safe, and get an insurance.

9th August 2007, 11:14 PM
Blasphemy: 0-5-4

Xylophone: 0-4-5

Insurance: 2-2-5

9th August 2007, 11:26 PM
What about aardvarks?

9th August 2007, 11:59 PM
Alright you primitive screwheads, listen up!

(holds up shotgun)

You see this?

This... is my BOOMSTICK!!!

10th August 2007, 01:16 AM
Look at my zygomorph, its so cute ^.^

10th August 2007, 03:59 AM
Aardvarks: 1-1-7

Boomstick: 0-3-6 (assuming that was your guess and not "primitive")

Zygomorph: 1-2-6

Shadow Wolf
10th August 2007, 08:46 AM
Work hard to become moderator.

10th August 2007, 09:45 AM
Work hard to become moderator.

Yes that is what Confucius say!

10th August 2007, 10:57 AM
Why would I guess primitive and not boomstick when all my other guesses so far have been in capital letters, too?


10th August 2007, 11:52 AM
I dunno, didn't notice...

Moderator: 1-2-6

Confucius: 0-2-7

Promotion: 0-4-5

10th August 2007, 12:33 PM
I'll go back and recycle a guess.


10th August 2007, 12:46 PM
I just popped out Octuplets! Oh, the pain!

Shadow Wolf
10th August 2007, 01:36 PM
There has to be a Technique

10th August 2007, 07:40 PM
I want to travel to the future and play the holophone.

11th August 2007, 01:35 AM
Metronome: 0-3-6

Octuplets: 1-1-7

Technique: 1-3-5

Holophone: 0-3-6

11th August 2007, 02:31 AM
Is this a word that is worthy of being displayed?

11th August 2007, 03:47 AM

11th August 2007, 11:01 PM
Displayed: 0-4-5

Oscillate: 1-3-5

11th August 2007, 11:31 PM
Did you ever play that old board game called Labyrinth?

11th August 2007, 11:32 PM

12th August 2007, 07:52 AM
mr_pikachu, I actually have! And consider this round yours, you got it!

Lady Vulpix
12th August 2007, 08:27 AM
x_x I missed a whole round! I hate being so busy.

Nicely done, Brian.

12th August 2007, 11:49 AM
There has gotta be a way to make this game easier without cheating or counting every word in the dictionary...

Oh, well... Words here are usually 5-12 letters long, right? Then I'll guess the word appropriate to that in advance:


12th August 2007, 05:31 PM
I missed the end of this round as well!! Mainly because of my sprained ankle, it's lovely mind you. Good job on that guess!! :)

Lady Vulpix
12th August 2007, 06:45 PM
You only missed the end. I missed the WHOLE round!

I hope your ankle's better.

12th August 2007, 10:43 PM
...Holy cow. I actually won a round of Lingo! *jaw drops*

Well. Thank you, Zak! I think this is the first time I've ever hosted a game...

10 letters! Good luck, everyone!

cooperated: 0-6-4

(I really should've done a 13-letter word. ;))

13th August 2007, 03:49 AM

13th August 2007, 04:12 AM
molybdenum: 0-4-6

13th August 2007, 04:21 AM

Oh, and stop whining about how you all missed a round, look how long I was gone for.

13th August 2007, 04:27 AM
peppermint: 0-4-6

13th August 2007, 08:09 AM
This year, my goal is: graduation.

13th August 2007, 10:07 AM

13th August 2007, 03:24 PM
graduation: 0-7-3
auditorium: 1-6-3

13th August 2007, 03:55 PM
There are Insomniacs lurking about.

13th August 2007, 04:20 PM

13th August 2007, 04:45 PM
insomniacs: 1-5-4
judicatory: 2-6-2

13th August 2007, 04:54 PM
If you don't know how to spell a word, look it up in the DICTIONARY!!

13th August 2007, 04:59 PM
But of course! You've won a dictionary, Magmar! And better yet, it's an unabridged edition with over 70 languages... in large print!

*drops two-ton dictionary on your head*

Your turn. ^_^

13th August 2007, 05:02 PM
Hooray, now not only am I dyslexic and insomniac, and have a sprained ankle, but I have a dictionary to read while I can't sleep and am stuck in the house on crutches! Yes! Time to learn Swedish!

The next word has six (6) letters. :)

_ _ _ _ _ _

13th August 2007, 05:04 PM
I have taken many quests in search of this word.

13th August 2007, 05:36 PM
*Little trumpet goes off*

Quests: 0-0-6 :)

13th August 2007, 06:39 PM

13th August 2007, 07:43 PM
Animal: 1-0-5

13th August 2007, 07:50 PM
It takes a real drunk to consume alcohol in quarts.

13th August 2007, 09:06 PM
Quarts: 0-1-5 :)

13th August 2007, 09:22 PM
Now, go do that voodoo that you do so well!

13th August 2007, 09:43 PM
Voodoo: 0-0-6
we're onto something.

13th August 2007, 09:52 PM
What about lusted?

13th August 2007, 11:11 PM
Lusted: 0-0-6 :)

14th August 2007, 12:57 AM
Do you ever miss The Rusted One?

14th August 2007, 06:07 AM

14th August 2007, 09:17 AM
Rusted: 0-1-5
Ramada: 0-1-5

14th August 2007, 11:10 AM
You're a mean one, Mr. GRINCH...

14th August 2007, 11:43 AM
Grinch: 2-0-4
I can hear the bells...

14th August 2007, 01:05 PM
Time to eliminate some letters...


14th August 2007, 03:15 PM
Is this a frizzy prize?

15th August 2007, 10:34 PM
Congrats, Mr. Pikachu! You got it with FRIZZY :)
and you get a Ms. Frizzle plushie
from The Magic School Bus =)

15th August 2007, 10:37 PM
Awesome! Thank you, Magmar. ^_^

The next word has five (5) letters. Good luck!

Crazy Elf Boy
16th August 2007, 01:17 AM
Is Blarg a word, because if it is Blarg

16th August 2007, 01:26 AM
I've been looking through dictionary.com, reference.com, and Gabi's word list... haven't found "blarg" anywhere. Sorry, but I don't think I'm supposed to count that guess, from what I can tell.

16th August 2007, 04:07 AM

Anyway, as the creator of this game let me once again go over the limits as two what may be guessed. I remember stating a while back that you may use proper names that aren't in the dictionary, but preferably as guesses rather than the word for people to guess. You may also guess ANYTHING as long as its not a word you made up. You may go from fictional things like Harry Potter terms to random video game RPG terms or like words that are invented in certain songs that the lyricists made up... like Supercalifragilisticexpialadocious or Ob-la-di Ob-la-da (obviously just examples since a word isn't gonna be that long or that short) or a name of a company... hell, even people sometimes guess names of Pokemon! Basically, as long as the word is not just a random combination of letters you made up to be a convenient guess that you never heard anywhere else before. To me, Google is a good enough judge as to whether a word is an apropriate guess.
According to Google, "Blarg" is a lot of things, so it IS a legit guess, and I would insist that you rate that guess.
However, it is true that the way Crazy Elf Boy said it it sounds like he was digging for random combinations of five letters that are pronouncable. But Google has "Blarg" as a lot of things, including a company and I'm pretty sure a word, so it's more than a fair guess, considering it gives an average amount of matches for a word that exists on google (as opposed to only five pages). It would have been better if Crazy Elf Boy had googled it, and then used one of the matches as an example of what it could be.

One thing though, it would be preferred that you TRY and use only real words for the actual answers. I mean, every now and then it would be okay if you use a name or fictional word that a lot of people would know, I mean, Pichu once used "Nazgul". I just wouldn't want to get too carried away with it. But as far as guesses are limited, have Google determine that for you.

and also, cocks.

(if anyone got my above inside joke, I love you, but if not, don't ask me to explain, heh.)

16th August 2007, 04:20 AM
Thanks for clarifying, Zak. Didn't know what the precise criteria were... I appreciate it. ^_^

blarg: 1-0-4
cocks: 0-2-3

Lady Vulpix
16th August 2007, 05:48 AM
I missed two whole rounds too! At least I'll make a post this time.


16th August 2007, 06:22 AM
Disregard Zak because he sucks cocks. Hah. (another inside joke. relative, although not quite fitting. oh well.)

I play Hardball. Although I think everybody plays it at one point.

16th August 2007, 07:35 AM

16th August 2007, 08:56 AM
hell froze over! :)

16th August 2007, 12:48 PM
The sad part is I actually get it. rofl.


16th August 2007, 02:06 PM
clock: 1-0-4
plays: 0-1-4
skate: 1-0-4
froze: 1-1-3
speed: 2-0-3

16th August 2007, 02:21 PM
Argh! I'm a pirate!
I swish me sword in the air!

16th August 2007, 02:22 PM
sword: 5-0-0

Congratulations, Magmar! You've won a sword! Here, take your prize. *throws sword at Magmar*




16th August 2007, 02:28 PM
Yatta! I'm doing well at this game lately o_O;;

Nevertheless the next word has a grand thirteen (13) letters in it :)

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

16th August 2007, 02:37 PM
Hooray for zygomorphism!

(Yeah, I have no idea what that is.)

16th August 2007, 02:48 PM
The end of the remake of The Hills Have Eyes II was totally ANTICLIMACTIC, in my opinion.

EDIT: Bri, 'zygomorphism' has twelve letters, not thirteen.

16th August 2007, 03:16 PM
Bleh. Misread my list; it should have been zygomorphisms. Not sure if that guess can count now... if it doesn't, oh well.

16th August 2007, 04:05 PM
Anticlimactic: 1-4-8
Zygomorphisms: 3-3-7

Big words can be a challenge, but there are far fewer of them!

16th August 2007, 04:30 PM
Before you can take a standardized test, it has to go through a standardizing process.

16th August 2007, 04:49 PM
standardizing... let me run it through the machine...

bleep bleep bloop ba dummmm.

Standardizing: 0-4-9

16th August 2007, 04:52 PM
I have yet to win a round of this game... how HEARTBREAKING...

16th August 2007, 05:15 PM
Every standardized test also has to have standardizers.

16th August 2007, 06:13 PM
bleep blap bloop da dummm... interesting onomatopoeias.

Shadow Wolf
16th August 2007, 06:30 PM
is there a chance that this could become an international game?

16th August 2007, 08:02 PM
The game will most likely remain in English, since nearly everybody in these forums is fluent in English to some degree. Like stated earlier, it's an excellent tool to gain some new understanding of English.

Heartbreaking: 0-3-10
Standardizers: 1-4-8
Onomatopoeias: 1-7-5
International: 1-5-7

Lady Vulpix
16th August 2007, 09:09 PM
Well, it is international in a way. There are players from different nations.

I'll try EXPOSITIONARY, even if I know it's not the word and someone is bound to get it before I can check again.

16th August 2007, 09:19 PM
I have actually played it in Hebrew. And as far as I know, the game show (which is very different and easier than this) is international.


16th August 2007, 09:21 PM
Expositionary: 1-5-7
immortalities: 3 right, 3 misplaced, 7 wrong.

Lady Vulpix
16th August 2007, 09:29 PM
Is EXPEDITIONARY any further?

16th August 2007, 09:39 PM
expeditionary: 0 right, 4 misplaced, 9 wrong.

16th August 2007, 10:18 PM
Is anybody here a Mississippian?

17th August 2007, 09:28 AM
ARCHAEOPTERYX was the first bird.

17th August 2007, 12:07 PM
mississippian: 1 right, 4 misplaced, 8 wrong.
archaeopteryx: 0 right, 3 misplaced, 10 wrong.

Mississippians and other Gulf Coast residents should beware the approach of Hurricane Dean.

Lady Vulpix
17th August 2007, 01:26 PM
Why would anyone want to have mononucleosis?

17th August 2007, 05:14 PM
I DO have mononucleosis! :( That's my big SURPRISE! Mono! That's why I'm at home posting a lot here, and sleeping the rest of the time :(

Lame, I know. haha. But congrats, Gabi ^_^ you guessed the word. (I don't have much luck this summer do I....)

Nevertheless you get the Mono plushie... since it's the "Kissing" disease you can have a cute teddy bear making a kiss-face! (But don't kiss him for 4-6 weeks 'cuz he has mono.)

Lady Vulpix
17th August 2007, 07:05 PM
Oh, sorry to hear that. I hope you get well soon.

9 letters now.

17th August 2007, 07:08 PM

'Cuz I could go for some cheese, if I could swallow it.

17th August 2007, 07:48 PM
Mononucle-what-now? o.O Sorry to hear it, Barry... Hope you get better soon...

But until then, no offense, I ain't getting any closer to you than the length of a YARDSTICK.

19th August 2007, 02:17 AM
I dunno if you realized (considering you had to say it a second time and even then you sounded like you were serious) but I was being sarcastic when I 'complained' about missing two rounds.

19th August 2007, 02:27 AM
I like aardvarks.

What does mono cause, anyway? In terms of symptoms, I mean.

Lady Vulpix
19th August 2007, 08:09 AM
wisconsin: 0 right, 3 misplaced, 6 wrong.
yardstick: 1 right, 3 misplaced, 5 wrong.
sarcastic: 0 right, 3 misplaced, 6 wrong.
aardvarks: 1 right, 1 misplaced, 7 wrong.

I've never seen an aardvark, actually.

19th August 2007, 09:50 AM

Lady Vulpix
19th August 2007, 10:30 AM
bartender: 0 right, 4 misplaced, 5 wrong.

19th August 2007, 11:39 AM
Let's try this once and for all:


Lady Vulpix
19th August 2007, 11:41 AM

ataraxias: 0 right, 2 misplaced, 7 wrong.

19th August 2007, 12:35 PM

Lady Vulpix
19th August 2007, 12:39 PM
scarecrow: 0 right, 4 misplaced, 5 wrong.

19th August 2007, 01:14 PM

Lady Vulpix
19th August 2007, 05:44 PM
rearrange: 2 right, 3 misplaced, 4 wrong.

19th August 2007, 05:53 PM
I don't like to have a single condiment on my cheeseburgers.

19th August 2007, 07:22 PM

Lady Vulpix
19th August 2007, 08:36 PM
condiment: 0 right, 4 misplaced, 5 wrong.
revisited: 0 right, 2 misplaced, 7 wrong.

Feel free to start grep (http://www.gnu.org/software/grep/)ping things away.

19th August 2007, 08:59 PM
It takes endurance to win this game.

Lady Vulpix
19th August 2007, 09:10 PM
endurance: 3 right, 3 misplaced, 3 wrong. Nice!

19th August 2007, 09:17 PM
One of life's greatest miracles is pregnancy.

19th August 2007, 09:24 PM
It's either that or RESONANCY.

Lady Vulpix
19th August 2007, 09:37 PM
Indeed it is! And now it's all yours! Err... The plushie, I mean. And it has a little plushie inside! :D

19th August 2007, 09:41 PM
Whoa... well I have nothing to guess considering I'm assuming Brian probably has it, but if he DOES have it and we're following the pattern of people choosing words for reasons like Magmar's mononucleosis... does that mean... ah whatever I'm not gonna finish that sentence :P

19th August 2007, 11:13 PM
*Gasp* Oh my my my. Hahahahaha. Sorry I missed all this! I nearly slept through, but HAD to attend, this concert. Now I'm deaf and sore! And exhausted! But not pregnant.

19th August 2007, 11:23 PM
Zak: o_0

Magmar: 0_o

Uh, okay! Thanks, Gabi. That's a very unusual plushie for the collection! ^_^;;

Time for an eight-letter word.

20th August 2007, 04:54 AM
Has Gabi become one of those triple posting spammers? ;)

Actually when I had made that previous post I wasn't sure it actually came through since I clicked submit and nothing happened, it just kept loading, so instead of trying again I just said fuck it, but whaddaya know, it actually appeared. So... I think clicking submit once, even if it doesn't finish loading, ensures your post coming through. UNLESS your internet disconnects while you have that window open.

20th August 2007, 06:19 AM
Gabi and I started discussing this on AIM once she had the problem. I tested it myself and got the same result... basically, what happens is that it appears that the post doesn't get through. The "in progress" thing on your browser keeps going until it times out or whatever. But even though it seems like your post didn't get through, it shows up once the forum catches up with the posts that are being made. So if you hit that "Submit Reply" button nine times, there will be nine posts. (Seriously, that very thing happened in Hangman awhile back. I still don't think that record's been broken.)

Back to the game!

spammers: 0-2-6

Lady Vulpix
20th August 2007, 09:59 AM
No, Zak, I'm not pregnant.

And I'm not addicted either, except to tea.

20th August 2007, 10:16 AM

20th August 2007, 11:27 AM
addicted: 0-4-4
suitcase: 0-4-4

Is anyone here addicted to suitcases?

20th August 2007, 03:15 PM

Lady Vulpix
20th August 2007, 05:09 PM
Let's see if I can find a matching word.

20th August 2007, 07:58 PM
Matching would work...

Just in case, Patching!

Shadow Wolf
20th August 2007, 08:20 PM
Time to take a look for the meaning of oxidizer

20th August 2007, 09:17 PM
archives: 0-4-4
matching: 1-2-5
patching: 1-2-5
oxidizer: 0-3-5

20th August 2007, 09:57 PM

20th August 2007, 10:17 PM
backfire: 0-4-4

20th August 2007, 10:31 PM

20th August 2007, 10:40 PM
hysteria: 2-2-4

Crazy Elf Boy
21st August 2007, 06:10 AM

21st August 2007, 06:10 AM
Crutches should provide further clues.

Lady Vulpix
21st August 2007, 07:46 AM
I'll try marching just to buy time until I can go home and check my list and previous deductions.

21st August 2007, 08:01 AM
Too sleepy to deduct right now, didn't sleep at all last night... so much that I think that whoever designed the system for what I was playing most of the night should have their crotches hurt.

21st August 2007, 09:15 AM
historic: 3-1-4
crutches: 0-5-3
marching: 1-2-5
crotches: 0-5-3

Shadow Wolf
21st August 2007, 09:42 AM
I'll try juggling for some time.

21st August 2007, 09:46 AM
juggling: 0-2-6

Shadow Wolf
21st August 2007, 10:42 AM
Has anyone heard about a bird known as hoactzin?

21st August 2007, 12:39 PM

Lady Vulpix
21st August 2007, 12:54 PM
I'll try electric.

21st August 2007, 01:27 PM
hoactzin: 3-0-5
crawfish: 0-3-5
electric: 8-0-0

Congratulations, Gabi! You've won an electric plushie! Shocking, isn't it?

Lady Vulpix
22nd August 2007, 06:23 AM
Yes... shocking that I managed to make enough deductions to come up with a matching guess while at work and my boss didn't notice. :D

Ok, 9 letters now.

22nd August 2007, 10:37 AM

22nd August 2007, 05:09 PM

What, you expected something different?

22nd August 2007, 06:37 PM
Anybody can play this game, right?

How about Thesaurus?

22nd August 2007, 06:48 PM
Saxophone for fun times!

22nd August 2007, 06:58 PM
Anybody can play this game, right?

How about Thesaurus?

No! You are barred from playing! Bad Inferno! Bad! *hits with rolled-up newspaper*

...Yeah, you can play. ^_^

Lady Vulpix
23rd August 2007, 06:21 AM
fantastic: 1 right, 2 misplaced, 6 wrong.
aardvarks: 0 right, 4 misplaced, 5 wrong.
thesaurus: 0 right, 4 misplaced, 5 wrong.
saxophone: 1 right, 1 misplaced, 7 wrong.

23rd August 2007, 06:23 AM
Everybody loves a xylophone!

23rd August 2007, 07:51 AM
Brian, you stole my word! But it's good to know that we all have strategy. Potentially eliminating those two letters is a good idea.

Succotash! You know, it suffers. Like... sufferin' succotash!

Lady Vulpix
23rd August 2007, 07:57 AM
xylophone: 1 right, 0 misplaced, 8 wrong.

23rd August 2007, 08:01 AM
You do realize I did the exact same thing for the last nine-letter word, right Magmar? (At least, I think I did...)

To continue the chain, let's play the holophone.

23rd August 2007, 08:32 AM
Gabi, you forgot my word ^_^;; "Succotash".

Lusaphone! Like... people who speak Portuguese.

Lady Vulpix
23rd August 2007, 08:56 AM
Oh, succotash wasn't there when I started typing my reply.

succotash: 1 right, 2 misplaced, 6 wrong.
holophone: 1 right, 0 misplaced, 8 wrong.
lusaphone: 1 right, 2 misplaced, 6 wrong. :)

23rd August 2007, 09:42 AM
Oh, okay :)

Rectangle. :)

Lady Vulpix
23rd August 2007, 09:47 AM
rectangle: 4 right, 0 misplaced, 5 wrong. Getting closer!

23rd August 2007, 10:08 AM
Rectorial? Haha, yes I know what that word means. But it would make an interesting plushie o_o;; although it's not the answer. It's just a guess :)

Lady Vulpix
23rd August 2007, 10:45 AM
It is, indeed, just a guess. But the closest so far.

rectorial: 4 right, 1 misplaced, 4 wrong.

23rd August 2007, 12:41 PM
How about Phlegmier; I need more clues.

Lady Vulpix
23rd August 2007, 12:47 PM
phlegmier: 1 right, 3 misplaced, 5 wrong. Is it any help?

23rd August 2007, 12:55 PM
I know this isn't right, but I'm baffled... this situation needs to be rectified.

23rd August 2007, 01:00 PM
We should reconcile some differences. I don't know what they are, but... if it gets us some clues XD

Lady Vulpix
23rd August 2007, 01:07 PM
rectified: 4 right, 1 misplaced, 4 wrong.
reconcile: 5 right, 0 misplaced, 4 wrong. Wow!

23rd August 2007, 01:11 PM
Um... is it recursive?

23rd August 2007, 01:14 PM

23rd August 2007, 11:26 PM
If it all adds up correctly I'm pretty sure mr_pikachu got it again.

But just as a desperate little attempt I'll guess the only other real word that fits the combos of possible letters and correct placement, although less likely to be the word in question: recrusive.

Hey, it worked for Jay with "Zealous" after someone had already guessed "jealous" before J or Z were even used. Haha pretty sad how I remember that.

Lady Vulpix
24th August 2007, 06:50 AM
I don't think it's sad, Zak.

But yes, Brian got it. Congratulations! You win a recursive plushie! See if you can define it recursively. :D

24th August 2007, 06:59 AM
Thanks, Gabi!

Things that are recursive can be used repeatedly, like pieces of computer code and such. I'm sure that's probably where you got it.

Things that are recursive can be used repeatedly, like pieces of computer code and such. I'm sure that's probably where you got it.

Things that are recursive can be used repeatedly, like pieces of computer code and such. I'm sure that's probably where you got it.


New word! Nine (9) letters! Good luck!

24th August 2007, 11:12 AM

24th August 2007, 11:41 AM
customize: 1-2-6

24th August 2007, 12:19 PM

Lady Vulpix
24th August 2007, 06:01 PM
That's not exactly recursion, but nice attempt anyway. And you're right, that's where I got it.

I doubt I'll have the chance to post when this one can be resolved, but for now I'll try...


24th August 2007, 09:57 PM
cleopatra: 1-3-5
ataraxias: 0-2-7

24th August 2007, 10:14 PM

24th August 2007, 10:29 PM
cranially: 1-4-4