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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: 23
Views: 331

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: 375

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: 63172

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: 375

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: 50
Views: 1220

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: 16
Views: 302

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: 78
Views: 22626

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: 16
Views: 302

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.
by Fiona T
Mon May 20, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84)
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 84)

Very nicely done again, Elliott. :) Those 5 vowel selections driving me nuts though!
by Fiona T
Sat May 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 50
Views: 1220

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

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 6:55 pm
I don’t know how to
But you know how to edit? Click the pencil by your post, replace your nonsense with 'deleted' and log off.
by Fiona T
Sat May 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 50
Views: 1220

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

According to the wiki, John was a former Octochamp, so he's enjoyed his success in the past. He probably didn't need two teapots! No shame in losing to Elliott - and depending on perspective, an honour to be part of a record breaking game. His score wasn't unrespectable. I liked the fact he went for...
by Fiona T
Fri May 17, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 17th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 83)
Replies: 50
Views: 1220

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

Wow, awesome stuff, Elliott! Congrats to you - brilliant!
by Fiona T
Thu May 16, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)

Very nice debut. Looking towards 1000 now! I felt a bit sorry for Arran actually. He played well over the last couple of days, but I think Elliott got to him a bit and he didn't score in a single letters round! He kept his sense of humour. :) He could have easily scored on some of the letters if he...
by Fiona T
Thu May 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 92
Views: 21002

Re: Favourite board game

Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 1:32 pm
Have they ever made a weakest link board game?
Yes. It came with an Anne Robinson mask.
by Fiona T
Thu May 16, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 16th May 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 82)

Record debut - great job Elliott! #EMFC
by Fiona T
Wed May 15, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Favourite board game
Replies: 92
Views: 21002

Re: Favourite board game

Ashton Hancock wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 8:19 pm
Don’t swear Charlie s**t
I don't know that game - is it like "Simon says"?
by Fiona T
Thu May 09, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 539
Views: 84699

Re: People you shouldn't trust

Having spent far more minutes than it's worth today working out how I write a 5 when not thinking (I was taught the way in the diagram) I have concluded that I start in the corner, draw the three line, draw it back in reverse then 1 - 2. So double up on the top. I'm not sure what this does to my tru...
by Fiona T
Thu May 09, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 539
Views: 84699

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who add the "hat" onto their 5s at the end as a separate line, rather than starting with it in the top right as you would with an S. I do that as well. I'm failing all the handwriting ones. Also, I cross zeds, which I can't believe is trustworthy. Well done - that is the correct way to write...
by Fiona T
Wed May 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Classic Aptochat moments
Replies: 185
Views: 53667

Re: Classic Aptochat moments

Nothing good lies therein. :cry:
by Fiona T
Fri May 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 964

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:36 pm
I agree that the only way to be 100% certain is to do exhumation of the body and do DNA testing
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(no disrespect intended to Mrs Calment!)
by Fiona T
Thu May 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?
Replies: 36
Views: 964

Re: Was Jeanne Calment a fraud?

But on the other hand (and I think this is the most pertinent point) it would have been a bit weird for the entire small town to go along with the fraud. Jeanne's daughter would have had to pretend to be her mother's husband for a start, which would have been a bit weird to say the least. Surely so...
by Fiona T
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:27 pm
Yes, well done Fiona. Some good games there.

And maybe some of us will meet you at CO:LON in a couple of weeks and possibly the Southwark parkrun.
Looking forward to it!
by Fiona T
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you weigh?
Replies: 70
Views: 15726

Re: How much do you weigh?

I hope this doesn't come across as offensive to people who do struggle with their weight, but I do kind of have the opposite problem in that I can't seem to put on any weight these days however hard I try. I stuff myself with all the bad food, pasties and pies and biscuits and crisps - oh so many c...
by Fiona T
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 70)

Cheers all - I was very chuffed to win 8 - I'd gone with no expectations beyond hoping not to embarrass myself! Met some lovely people, and had a really great time.
by Fiona T
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 29th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 69)
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Spoilers for Monday 29th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 69)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:42 pm

Adding R to VIOLATE, X to GULLIBLE, E to MAROODI... the list is almost endless!
:lol: Good job I've had my coffee.
by Fiona T
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 26th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 68)
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: Spoilers for Friday 26th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 68)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:33 am
wooooooo
Is that a ghost impression? :o :lol:
by Fiona T
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd April 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Spoilers for 23rd April 2019

Cheers Tom. Still haunted by those numbers rounds - brain had ceased to function after night in Holiday Inn - running on caffeine and paracetamol!
by Fiona T
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 64)
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 64)

You believe? Surely you must know because of the kerfuffle it would have caused! Yes, poor choice of word! Said "ERECTABLE" and silence. Had no idea what was going on till Rachel told me after a minute or so (probably a few seconds but felt like ages). The conundrum board was changed. Looks nice an...
by Fiona T
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 64)
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 64)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Well done once again Fiona👍
Thanks Owen
by Fiona T
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 22nd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 64)
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: Spoilers for Monday 22nd April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 64)

It's happened a couple of times before I think. I believe celebrate was the intended answer, but erectable also valid.
by Fiona T
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 19th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 63)
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Spoilers for Friday 19th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 63)

Cheers all. Lacelike ffs!

Was ridiculously nervous in the studio. Quite disturbed by my telly voice!
by Fiona T
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 15th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 59)
Replies: 4
Views: 438

Re: Spoilers for Monday 15th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 59)

Ah, said to see Mark go. A very smiley, laid back character. Hopefully Nick is right and he'll make a reappearance in the finals.
by Fiona T
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 433
Views: 54781

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

There are data breaches all the time. 'Tis the nature of the game and why you must use a different password on any/every site that holds sensitive information. Use a password manager such as lastpass to generate and store secure passwords, although that also carries an element of risk. Check https:/...
by Fiona T
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 191
Views: 56060

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

James Robinson wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:18 pm
I happened to be the contestant in the Five Words, Five Grand section on The Dave Berry Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio this morning.

You can see how I did here, go to 19:45.
Good going. My first thought was baps :)
by Fiona T
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner
Replies: 433
Views: 54781

Re: The Matt Morrison Computer Corner

Do you ever get spam e-mails that say they are from someone you know but are actually just from a spam address? And do your friends get e-mails supposedly from you in the same way? How does this happen, and should we be worried about it? I get lots from people who previously had yahoo accounts. The...
by Fiona T
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 346
Views: 77802

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Is your local run the Frimley Lodge parkrun? So do you know Jon Corby? I was actually intending to do the Victoria Dock parkrun on the basis that it is not only fairly nearby but also supposedly the fastest course in the country . Would you consider doing that one instead? I saw Jon was a Frimley-i...
by Fiona T
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 346
Views: 77802

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

n1 Callum

Intending to do https://www.parkrun.org.uk/southwark/ before CO:LON if anyone fancies joining me - need my Saturday parkrun fix!
by Fiona T
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 55)
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 55)

There's 1 DC guest per recording day. So new DC guest = new recording day (generally 5 recordings per day). The Countdown dictionary is OED - free version here - and there's rules about plurals etc. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/ Sometimes things are open to interpretation, in which case Susie g...
by Fiona T
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st April 2019 (series 80, prelim 49)

Congrats to Steven - I did think his erection embarrassment was quite sweet :)
by Fiona T
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 29th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 48)
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Spoilers for Friday 29th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 48)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:01 pm
Steven would now need to win with 99 points on Monday just to avoid being the lowest scoring octochamp.
He's had a rocky run, but if he makes it, he's still an octochamp. Good luck to him on Monday.
by Fiona T
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 45)
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 45)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:06 pm

He's Zarte. (It wasn't me that spotted this.)
Hair parting the other side - Zarte in a mirror.

That might well be it.
by Fiona T
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 45)
Replies: 5
Views: 747

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 26th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 45)

I don't think today's challenger had got the "can I get" memo, although he did change half way through :)

He looked familiar - has he been on other shows?
by Fiona T
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 43)
Replies: 5
Views: 974

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 43)

Cracking game - great for the viewers, but nerve jangling for the contestants.