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by Fiona T
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 107
Views: 2127

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: 551
Views: 87166

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: 15
Views: 415

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: 66802

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: 66802

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: 168

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: 561

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: 1363

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: 1363

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: 1363

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: 1363

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: 8
Views: 1601

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: 8
Views: 1601

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: 561

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: 561

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: 1967

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: 352

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: 24
Views: 1150

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: 522

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: 100
Views: 24079

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: 24
Views: 1150

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: 962

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: 962

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: 302

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: 100
Views: 24079

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: 991

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: 836

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: 586

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: 63724

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Spotted on twitter :lol: :o

Image
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: 586

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: 1960

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: 639

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: 100
Views: 24079

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: 639

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: 570

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: 52
Views: 1960

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: 52
Views: 1960

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: 52
Views: 1960

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: 649

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: 98
Views: 21934

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: 649

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: 98
Views: 21934

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: 551
Views: 87166

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: 551
Views: 87166

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: 54564

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: 1289

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
Image

(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: 1289

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: 375

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: 16428

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: 375

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: 366

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: 666

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: 375

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: 571

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: 571

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