Countdown words spotted in real life

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Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Post by Karen Pearson » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:12 am

Jason Atheron is cooking with pomelos right now on Saturday Kitchen.

And Paula Radcliffe said the words Pronator and Supinator in an interview with Steve Wright yesterday afternoon.

Edit: The pomelos are massive! Much bigger than your average grapefruit.

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:21 pm

In Columbo: The High IQ Murder Case the characters were playing a game where they pick out a word from the dictionary and ask each other if they know what it means. The word discussed was 'carina' which I thought was quite cool. As I write this, Columbo has just spotted something interesting. Fucking love Columbo.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:44 pm

Saw a picture of a PANGOLIN in the metro today and I commented that PANGOLINS was PLAINSONG and I had no idea what both words mean - I thought a pangolin was a musical instrument!

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:11 pm

Quite a few places in Ealing that advertise selling PIEROGIS. Not tried one yet.

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Post by Oliver Garner » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:58 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Quite a few places in Ealing that advertise selling PIEROGIS. Not tried one yet.
If I had offered PIEROGIS^ in my 8th game against Mark Goodliffe, I would never have been an octochamp. The plural is PIEROGIES.

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Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu May 12, 2011 6:17 pm

IPECAC

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Edit: I don't know why the image is so huge.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
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Post by Matt Morrison » Thu May 12, 2011 6:41 pm

More importantly, Ipecac Recordings - as in Mike Patton and all his personae.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Mon May 16, 2011 10:32 am

Saw my first rainout last night, SF Giants' game at the Rockies postponed due to bad weather.

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Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Post by Jon Corby » Mon May 16, 2011 11:07 am

PERSONAE, in a Matt Morrison post just above.

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Post by Ian Volante » Tue May 24, 2011 7:52 am

"Bang a pilule!" was the exhortation of a spam e-mail this morning..?!
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Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Post by Joseph Krol » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:47 pm

Quite happy to see both the words BANSURI and SARANGI in an Indian music worksheet in music yesterday.
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Post by Ian Volante » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:49 am

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Post by Soph K » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:03 am

Adam Gillard wrote:Edit: I don't know why the image is so huge.
its because you are either lazy to do something or lazy to wonder, remember or ask how to do it!!; you could have copied it, pasted it onto a word processor, resized it then put it on here. but to be honest i wouldnt have been bothered to do this either.
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Post by Joseph Krol » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:47 am

Soph K wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:Edit: I don't know why the image is so huge.
its because you are either lazy to do something or lazy to wonder, remember or ask how to do it!!; you could have copied it, pasted it onto a word processor, resized it then put it on here. but to be honest i wouldnt have been bothered to do this either.
No that wouldn't work. Please stop insulting people, it really crimps my style.
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Post by Ryan Taylor » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:55 am

Joseph Krol wrote:
Soph K wrote:
Adam Gillard wrote:Edit: I don't know why the image is so huge.
its because you are either lazy to do something or lazy to wonder, remember or ask how to do it!!; you could have copied it, pasted it onto a word processor, resized it then put it on here. but to be honest i wouldnt have been bothered to do this either.
No that wouldn't work. Please stop insulting people, it really crimps my style.
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Post by Joseph Krol » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:25 am

Boredom + nerdiness + youtube = that video.
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Post by Joseph Krol » Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:41 am

A couple from my holiday in Italy.
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Post by Karen Pearson » Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:24 am

No, can't allow that Muu Muu because it's clearly two words and it's capitalised and nothing like what a muumuu actually is. Sorry Joseph. Nice try!

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Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Post by Michael Wallace » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:22 am

GENTOO showed up on Pointles the other day. What do mean that doesn't count as real life?

(I can't actually remember if I know it from Countdown or Linux, though.)

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Post by Karen Pearson » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:01 pm

Well Muu Muu is not the same word as muumuu. I should have put the bit about it being nothing like a muumuu in brackets.

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:42 pm

I saw a muumuu the other day.

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Post by Mark James » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:32 pm

Daturas and Waqf are featured in the latest Assassin's Creed game.

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Post by John Bosley » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:17 pm

Not quite relevant to this thread but don't know where to put it. The word is 'shithouse' and I either read this recently on this forum or (and this is rather scary) I dreamt it. Briefly the story is that a contestant gave this as a nine and Susie OK'd it as being in the dictiionary but the powers that be edited it out and refilmed that bit.
Is this true and if so what happened to the score line as someone did not get the nine.

I am now embarrassed but I want to know. My wife thinks I am making it up.

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Post by Thomas Carey » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:32 pm

John Bosley wrote:Not quite relevant to this thread but don't know where to put it. The word is 'shithouse' and I either read this recently on this forum or (and this is rather scary) I dreamt it. Briefly the story is that a contestant gave this as a nine and Susie OK'd it as being in the dictiionary but the powers that be edited it out and refilmed that bit.
Is this true and if so what happened to the score line as someone did not get the nine.

I am now embarrassed but I want to know. My wife thinks I am making it up.
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Post by John Bosley » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:43 pm

Thank you so much, Thomas. So pleased I did not dream it.

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Post by Jon Corby » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:39 pm

John Bosley wrote:Thank you so much, Thomas. So pleased I did not dream it.
Hmm. Of course, this could all be part of the dream as well. Have you got a token?

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Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:09 am

GODETIA Christmas party

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Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

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Post by Michelle Nevitt » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:45 am

Reading my book on the way to work this morning and this line pleased me:

"what is it? An Indian spirit? Something like a manitou or a wendigo?"

Prior to this I had no idea these words were related and had always thought a manitou was a bird. :oops:

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Post by Ian Volante » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:18 am

Michelle Nevitt wrote:Reading my book on the way to work this morning and this line pleased me:

"what is it? An Indian spirit? Something like a manitou or a wendigo?"

Prior to this I had no idea these words were related and had always thought a manitou was a bird. :oops:
Manitou is the name of a song by Venom, so its meaning was never a problem for me. Spotting it however...
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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:04 am

I also thought a manitou was a type of bird! Also thought a wendigo was a type of caravan until I just looked it up... :?
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Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Post by Andy Platt » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:38 am

Tinamou is the bird. Manitou is the one Susie usually offers & defines when the pair comes up on Countdown, you guys need to watch it more :)

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Post by Jennifer Steadman » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:51 am

Tinamou just makes me think of tiramisu.
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Post by Chris Philpot » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:02 pm

BBC News - Rome conclave: New Pope chosen by cardinals

"After his name is read out, the new Pope will emerge from the loggia overlooking the square to deliver his first speech."

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Post by Matt Morrison » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:59 pm

I got prescribed some retinoids.

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Matt Morrison wrote:I got prescribed some retinoids.
To treat disorient(ing)?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:53 am

Ryan Taylor wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:I got prescribed some retinoids.
To treat disorient(ing)?
No. That doesn't even make sense.

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Post by Philip Jarvis » Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:21 pm

APTEROUS + R = PTEROSAUR gets a good mention on todays BBC website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21850080
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Post by James Roper » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:55 pm

http://www.tickld.com/t/86809 Was scrolling through a random image site and stumbled across a QUOKKA. (It's plural is a Touch Jnr. Conundrum)

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Post by sean d » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:52 am

Someone was cooking with DAIKON on one of the myriad of cookery programmes my better half likes to watch

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Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:26 pm

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Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Post by Karen Pearson » Thu Jan 02, 2014 9:21 pm

The book I am currently reading (A Cold Day For Murder by Dana Stabenow) features the word 'kinnikinnick'. I never thought I'd see that used in a proper sentence!

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Post by Edward McCullagh » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:34 pm

I work as a software tester for an American insurance company and one of my current projects involves testing a customer facing voice recognition application which serves Spanish speakers. When customers call up asking for a new quote, the application asks them what type of quote they are looking for and they say things like 'auto' or 'homeowners insurance' There is one product (PUP - Personal Umbrella Policy) that was causing us a fair bit of confusion as we were unsure how this would translate into Spanish, so we got in touch with the people in charge of the design. They replied to us saying that we should say 'cobertura personal de piragua.' However, my colleague Olga pointed out that the Spanish word should be 'paragua' for umbrella as the word 'piragua' means snow cone to Puerto Ricans.

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Post by Giles » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:36 am

A horse was called this at Goodwood recently.

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Post by Adam Dexter » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:56 pm

Last week I went to my friends' house (Before the pedants say anything, apostrophe is correct - two live there). I was pleasantly surprised to be served POUTINE. Then only last Thursday, went to Jamie's Kitchen in Brum, and with the steak was served POLENTA. First time I'd had either, and am happy to cross off two countdown words from the imaginary iSpy book :)
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Post by Mark Deeks » Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:59 pm

Last night on the Apprentice, the contestants were challenged to buy some rambutans, a tagine and a lengha.
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Post by Ian Volante » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:00 pm

Mark Deeks wrote:Last night on the Apprentice, the contestants were challenged to buy some rambutans, a tagine and a lengha.
Sounds like fucking great telly.
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Re: Countdown words spotted in real life

Post by Elliott Mellor » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:10 pm

Couple of quotes from a history text I was reading today...
'It was a grandiose old ship'
'2 gaolers and a clergyman were accused of his murder'
Noone else had ever come across the word gaoler before and I wanted to scream something like "HOW CAN YOU NEVER HAVE HEARD OF THAT WORD!!?? IT'S A REGULAR COUNTDOWN WORD!!!" before deciding it might get me labelled as being a bit crazy (which I sort of am but who cares...)

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:47 pm

An advert for this Steam game came up on my Reddit feed today.
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There are three erors in this semtence.

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Post by Johnny Canuck » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:16 pm

Wikipedia's current featured article is about TELEOSTS.
There are three erors in this semtence.

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