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by Fiona T
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 474
Views: 71424

Re: Politics in General

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/bigot bigot (noun) A person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions. Irony alert... Yeah, well at some point you kind of realise that being all nicey-nicey to unreasonable people gets you nowhere and they sure aren't going to be all nicey-nice...
by Fiona T
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 10)
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Spoilers for Monday 15th July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 10)

Very well played Tom - we have our first octochamp of the series!
by Fiona T
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: (Men) sitting down for a wee
Replies: 98
Views: 7926

Re: (Men) sitting down for a wee

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by Fiona T
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Politics in General
Replies: 474
Views: 71424

Re: Politics in General

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/bigot
bigot (noun)

A person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions.
Irony alert...
by Fiona T
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 167
Views: 28596

Re: How many countries have you been to?

Not counting countries where I never got beyond the airport...

UK
Iceland
France
Spain
Italy
Germany
Croatia (or Yugoslavia as it was when I went)
Czech Republic
Hungary
Switzerland
Netherlands
Belgium
Denmark
Malta
Egypt
South Africa
Peru
Cuba
Australia
India
by Fiona T
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1547

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

Thanks for all the kind messages all. It was never going to be an easy task playing someone with the capability of Dinos, that's one thing. He really brought out his A game and on the day handled the pressure better - deserved winner of that game. I was indeed the favourite for this game, and it wa...
by Fiona T
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)
Replies: 32
Views: 1547

Re: Spoilers for Friday 28th June 2019 (S80, Grand Final!)

A real nailbiter game with two exceptional players! Huge congratulations to Dinos who played a blinder and held his nerve under what must have been incredible pressure. And commiserations to Elliott - a fantastic player, and one whose achievements will be on the record books for a very long time! Lo...
by Fiona T
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 1384

Re: Tory Leadership

I was pleasantly surprised by this in my twitter feed https://twitter.com/MichaelCraig96/status/1142696751465455616 I wouldn't expect a career politician to say anything else to be honest. Well it's rather different language to that which has been used by his rival. However, that Hunt seems like th...
by Fiona T
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)

Incredible as ever Elliott and commisserations Maggie! Vwd both on the R3 solve and RAINBOWS in R4. I missed both of these. Annoying, I saw CAJEPUT after the time as Elliott said 7 and he would have just beaten me to POLITBURO. Just one beater with ACAUSE in R8. A few 7s in R13, but I like AMIRITE....
by Fiona T
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Spoilers for 26th June 2019 (S80, SF1)

A few 7s in R13, but I like AMIRITE.
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Hang on, why are we talking about MOHAIRS when we should be talking about Nick's claim that Fiona's octotal was 520? I've seen him get stats wrong but that is a big time mistake. I thought Fiona would say something. At the time I wasn't 100% sure it was wrong - just an "I thought I'd got more than ...
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Graeme Cole wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Hang on, why are we talking about MOHAIRS when we should be talking about Nick's claim that Fiona's octotal was 520?
Aye, I did have a wtf moment, but at that point in time I had no clue what my total actually was!
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Btw, extremely unlucky on the conundrum Fiona. Honestly, it's a completely new word on me! Ah, Maggie and I are of an age where we remember https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_High_Chaparral :) There was a conversation afterwards about what a chaparral was, and the conclusion was that we had no idea,...
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 1384

Re: Tory Leadership

I was pleasantly surprised by this in my twitter feed

https://twitter.com/MichaelCraig96/stat ... 1465455616
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1663

Re: Kryptonite

Ian Volante wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:22 pm
One would presume, from the vaguely odd ramblings above, that the trophy for this series of Countdown is a lump of green stuff?
Said Kryptonite

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by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1663

Re: Kryptonite

Damned heavy though - don't think it's perspex. Suspect some sort of resin. It has got a vaguely greenish tinge to it.

Would be a handy weapon to brain an intruder with!
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: Spoilers for 25th June 2019 (S80, QF4)

Very enjoyable game- best of the prelims- a well-matched contest. Hard luck Fiona, you had a great run, but congratulations to Maggie who has a rather unenviable prospect tomorrow! Cheers Tom. I sent off my Countdown application for a bit of fun, and failed my first audition, just scraping through ...
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Kryptonite
Replies: 20
Views: 1663

Re: Kryptonite

Superman isn't real.
by Fiona T
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 350
Views: 85775

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:21 pm
I've finally got round to doing this. On 8th June before CO:Cam, me and Fiona Titcombe did the Coldham's Common parkrun (nearer to Cambridge than the Cambridge one).
And what a beautiful morning for a run it was.

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by Fiona T
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

Re: Series 80 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Martin Hurst wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:28 pm
Good luck to all the finalists! Haven't watched an episode all series but will be tuning in. Good luck especially to the lady from Blackwater - just up the road from me :)
Thank you! :)
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 5157

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Matt Morrison wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 am
Ronan M Higginson wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:58 pm
MAKE ME DADDY HANCOCK
This is why punctuation is good sometimes.
The thread that keeps on giving. :lol:
by Fiona T
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 562
Views: 92346

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:07 pm
People who make a post without finishing their
Those automated calls from BT that tell you they're about to cut off your intern
by Fiona T
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Tory Leadership
Replies: 20
Views: 1384

Re: Tory Leadership

It's all a tad depressing.

I've gone for Stewart.

I don't think Labour are in a good place for a GE. They need to get their leadership sorted.
by Fiona T
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 70538

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

[quote="Fiona T" post_id=182604 time=1560542210 user_id=91185 Ashton Hancock is an idiot Thanks Fiona thanks a lot [/quote] For the avoidance of doubt, Ashton's quote is entirely fictitious. However, the sentiment appears to be sound. And yet another thread is sidetracked to ensure Ashton is the ce...
by Fiona T
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 70538

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Countdown question on today's Fifteen to One.

"In 2014, which former co-host of the quiz show Countdown became the first woman to win 'Rear of the Year' award for a second time?"
by Fiona T
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 102)
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th June 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 102)

Fiona T wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:14 pm
HAUNCHES for alt 8 in R10
nope, seeing imaginary letters :)
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Painty is specified. Paintiest or paintier is not. The rule is that single syllable adjectives can be changed to -er or -est without them being specified. Unfortunately painty is not single syllable. I came unstuck online recently with unfairest for the same reason. Thanks for the clarification, To...
by Fiona T
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

... but that doesn't make the entire character of Ashton Hancock a carefully constructed troll. Actually, that's exactly what I think he is, and if so, I imagine he's rather enjoying all this. But whatever the truth, I think we've wasted far too much time and effort on this - if he really is a kid,...
by Fiona T
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

You think?

I don't for one minute believe he's simply an over excited 11 year old, and strongly suspect he's an immature young adult who is deliberately trolling the community.
by Fiona T
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Right well congratulations Cathy for beating up on the vulnerable minor; had Ashton actually been a lonely or unwell man in accordance with your theory, and you pushed him over and flexed over him in this way, imagine what a lovely person you would have come across as. WTF? Are you serious? Cathy h...
by Fiona T
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 2296

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Unfortunately blocking a user does not appear to prevent them sending private messages. I blocked Ashton after he posted libellous, defamatory lies about me, but I am still receiving messages. My categorical response that I would not be attending after his first message was followed by two further r...
by Fiona T
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk5 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday August 10th
Replies: 12
Views: 3768

Re: .co.mk5 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday August 12th

Fiona T wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:59 am
I've checked, and checked again - August 12th isn't a Saturday. <checks again...>
Ah, description says 10th! As you were...
by Fiona T
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: .co.mk5 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday August 10th
Replies: 12
Views: 3768

Re: .co.mk5 - Countdown in Milton Keynes - Saturday August 12th

I've checked, and checked again - August 12th isn't a Saturday. <checks again...>
by Fiona T
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

PAINTIEST? R14 That used to be valid, but I'm afraid it's been removed (PAINTY must not be specified) -- have tried it multiple times before on Apto! MICROXEA in the COMRADE/EXORDIA round, though I still prefer the full-sized xeas. So you're saying that for PAINTIEST to be valid, PAINTY must Not be...
by Fiona T
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1236

Re: Spoilers for Friday 7th June 2019

Cathy Summerside wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:39 am
Thanks Johnny - I checked 'PAINTY' on https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/ but I'm not on Apto (yet! - I'm going to keep practising first!)
Apto is the place to practise!
by Fiona T
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)
Replies: 17
Views: 2870

Re: Series 80 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilers Inside!)

Tom S wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:15 pm
Total Max: 102/120 (85%)
102 maxes is, I think, another record breaker. A formidable opponent indeed!
by Fiona T
Thu May 30, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 30th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 92
Replies: 5
Views: 683

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 30th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 92

Definitely needs a thicker pen on the whiteboard.
by Fiona T
Thu May 30, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2445

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 7:58 am
They will have to be a replacement as she will want to take at least 6 months of work it’s only like when Susie was expecting and she took 6 months off
How do you know what she wants to do?
by Fiona T
Tue May 28, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 28th May 2019 (Series 80 Prelim 90)

Philip Wilson wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:09 pm
Just wanted to say 'mumbler' in one of the rounds.
Can't make out what you're saying - can you speak more clearly? ;)
by Fiona T
Mon May 27, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 26784

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

See below. In a way, it's not surprising, but in another way, it only hits home when you see it in black and white: Elliott got 97.5% of the available max, further ahead of the previous best as it was ahead of the previous 10th place. (Forgive my inability to use the quote function.) I agree - for ...
by Fiona T
Fri May 24, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 27
Views: 2445

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Marc Meakin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 7:48 pm

Legally she can take a year off for maternity leave
Depends if she's freelance or a C4 employee.
by Fiona T
Fri May 24, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)
Replies: 17
Views: 1529

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

Other dictionaries seem to have a moonie as a dialect term for a goldcrest.
by Fiona T
Fri May 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)
Replies: 17
Views: 1529

Re: Spoilers for Friday 24th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 88)

ISONOMES in the MOONIES* round Not according to lex - possibly existed in the past. NOISOME is valid - MOONIES is my falsie, having misdeclared it in the past. fwiw, MOONY, MOONING and MOONERS are valid. Really can't see why MOONIES isn't. (_!_) (_!_) MOONIES is what I went for, although I'm pretty...
by Fiona T
Thu May 23, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 80 - Female Winners
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Series 80 - Female Winners

It's nice to see a gender balance but I don't think we should get too hung up on it. The best way for more women to do well is to have more women apply to be on - and hopefully the fact that this series has had female success will encourage girls and women to apply.
by Fiona T
Thu May 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 26784

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

Looking like a certainty- he's a great spotter and also seems to know how to create the 9 letter selections. Nothing's ever a certainty - got everything crossed though! New recording day - let's hope our lad got a good night's sleep! But surely you must already know, being an octochamp this series ...
by Fiona T
Thu May 23, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)
Replies: 25
Views: 1640

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 87)

I never wanted to hold someone that close to getting 0 and I felt horrible that I almost did. In fact, the vowel pick in the SOLUTION round was for an E in the hope of flattening it out a bit. She took it very well though, and again was lovely both on and off screen. Don't feel horrible. There were...
by Fiona T
Wed May 22, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)
Replies: 25
Views: 1825

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 22nd May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 86)

The closest I got was "reckon there's a 9 there..."

Impressive stuff - feeling optimistic for the 1K target now!

And looked cool as anything - very well played.

#EMFC

(Kieran - I echo the others - brave attempt and hope we see you again)
by Fiona T
Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84

Thomas Carey wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 12:54 pm
Fiona is genuinely the best thing to happen to this community in the last month or so
Very kind of you to say so, but that particular post isn't one of my prouder moments. :)

(Especially in light of the revelation that Ashton's account was hacked!)
by Fiona T
Tue May 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 226
Views: 65980

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Spotted on twitter :lol: :o

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by Fiona T
Tue May 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84
Replies: 16
Views: 867

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 21st May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84

Several possibilities here 1) The guy knows what happened, is posting false spoilers and is being a dick 2) The guy knows what happened, is posting true spoilers and is being a dick 3) The guy knows what happened, is posting some true and some false spoilers and is being a dick 4) The guy doesn't kn...
by Fiona T
Tue May 21, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 52
Views: 2760

Re: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 9:13 am
Fiona T has been banned from apterous on suspicion of cheating.
Hilarious. :roll:
by Fiona T
Tue May 21, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

In which case it's no wonder we came last. I'm sure it wasn't always this way Depends what you mean by "always". Sure the visuals have got better as technology improves, but drama has long been a big factor. I give you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iua3QxRoj1I The skirt-whipping-off won it IMO.
by Fiona T
Tue May 21, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?
Replies: 103
Views: 26784

Re: So, who will be the founding member of Countdown's "1000 CLUB"?

An average of 117 for Elliott in his remaining games would do it. The balance of probabilities may now be in his favour... Looking like a certainty- he's a great spotter and also seems to know how to create the 9 letter selections. Nothing's ever a certainty - got everything crossed though! New rec...
by Fiona T
Mon May 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1163

Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Marc Meakin wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 3:26 pm
I didn't think visuals were part of it , if so Australia should have won
It's the performance. So song, visuals, singer(s), costume, message.