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Post by Owen Carroll » Wed May 30, 2018 10:44 pm

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Guys for when that British game show service comes out in July, if it'll have the 30bc, for anyone who watched it, when Nick is explaining the contestant's history in the show do we get a brief footage of them in the show like we did for the supreme championship?
No, I don't think they did that, at least not for most of the games. If they showed an old picture or two, I don't recall it.
K. Thanks Graeme. You know if they are showing all countdown episodes?

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Post by Graeme Cole » Wed May 30, 2018 10:58 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:44 pm
Graeme Cole wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:32 pm
Guys for when that British game show service comes out in July, if it'll have the 30bc, for anyone who watched it, when Nick is explaining the contestant's history in the show do we get a brief footage of them in the show like we did for the supreme championship?
No, I don't think they did that, at least not for most of the games. If they showed an old picture or two, I don't recall it.
K. Thanks Graeme. You know if they are showing all countdown episodes?
I don't know, I'm afraid. I've only vaguely heard about this game show archive service thing.

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Post by Owen Carroll » Wed May 30, 2018 11:15 pm

Graeme Cole wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:58 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:44 pm
Graeme Cole wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:38 pm

No, I don't think they did that, at least not for most of the games. If they showed an old picture or two, I don't recall it.
K. Thanks Graeme. You know if they are showing all countdown episodes?
I don't know, I'm afraid. I've only vaguely heard about this game show archive service thing.
K. Thanks

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Post by Owen Carroll » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:04 am

Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:59 am

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:04 am
Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there?
If you could spell it correctly, I think they'd accept it. It's all about the spelling. It doesn't matter what you think the word means or how it should be pronounced. Obviously if you pronounce RELATIONS "potato", you're unlikely to get away with it, but within reason you should be OK.

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Post by Owen Carroll » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:17 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:59 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:04 am
Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there?
If you could spell it correctly, I think they'd accept it. It's all about the spelling. It doesn't matter what you think the word means or how it should be pronounced. Obviously if you pronounce RELATIONS "potato", you're unlikely to get away with it, but within reason you should be OK.
Great thanks! Cause it was just the I was spelt like th I in it instead of I on its own. Is that ok? I had the spelling right?

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Post by Elliott Mellor » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:25 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:59 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:04 am
Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there?
If you could spell it correctly, I think they'd accept it. It's all about the spelling. It doesn't matter what you think the word means or how it should be pronounced. Obviously if you pronounce RELATIONS "potato", you're unlikely to get away with it, but within reason you should be OK.
Great thanks! Cause it was just the I was spelt like th I in it instead of I on its own. Is that ok? I had the spelling right?
I've no idea what you're saying here, but as far as I'm aware as long as you could spell it then they'd accept it. Sometimes if there's doubt then you may be asked "how are you spelling that?". The game is a word game ultimately, and you get points for spelling the words not actually pronouncing them or defining them, for that matter.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:53 pm

He spelt it with a lower case i? Anyway I don't expect they would ask if you've used capitals or not.

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Post by Elliott Mellor » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:26 pm

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Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:53 pm
He spelt it with a lower case i? Anyway I don't expect they would ask if you've used capitals or not.
I still don't get it...he spelt it MiSSiLERY?
Very strange question to ask.

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Post by Owen Carroll » Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:37 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:17 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:59 am


If you could spell it correctly, I think they'd accept it. It's all about the spelling. It doesn't matter what you think the word means or how it should be pronounced. Obviously if you pronounce RELATIONS "potato", you're unlikely to get away with it, but within reason you should be OK.
Great thanks! Cause it was just the I was spelt like th I in it instead of I on its own. Is that ok? I had the spelling right?
I've no idea what you're saying here, but as far as I'm aware as long as you could spell it then they'd accept it. Sometimes if there's doubt then you may be asked "how are you spelling that?". The game is a word game ultimately, and you get points for spelling the words not actually pronouncing them or defining them, for that matter.
I meant to say the it's i was how I pronounced it. The way I would be pronounced in the word it was how I had it spelt for missilery, if that clears it up. But thanks all of you. Now I can relax in case I pronounced my conundrum wrong if I get to the grand final when I get on. I don't mean to sound cocky it's just I'm really good at countdown. You can give me letters, numbers and conundrums games if you'd like

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Post by Elliott Mellor » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:00 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:25 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:17 pm

Great thanks! Cause it was just the I was spelt like th I in it instead of I on its own. Is that ok? I had the spelling right?
I've no idea what you're saying here, but as far as I'm aware as long as you could spell it then they'd accept it. Sometimes if there's doubt then you may be asked "how are you spelling that?". The game is a word game ultimately, and you get points for spelling the words not actually pronouncing them or defining them, for that matter.
I meant to say the it's i was how I pronounced it. The way I would be pronounced in the word it was how I had it spelt for missilery, if that clears it up. But thanks all of you. Now I can relax in case I pronounced my conundrum wrong if I get to the grand final when I get on. I don't mean to sound cocky it's just I'm really good at countdown. You can give me letters, numbers and conundrums games if you'd like
Max from AEIOSTRND?
What about AEIOSTRNL?

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Post by Owen Carroll » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:47 pm

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:25 pm


I've no idea what you're saying here, but as far as I'm aware as long as you could spell it then they'd accept it. Sometimes if there's doubt then you may be asked "how are you spelling that?". The game is a word game ultimately, and you get points for spelling the words not actually pronouncing them or defining them, for that matter.
I meant to say the it's i was how I pronounced it. The way I would be pronounced in the word it was how I had it spelt for missilery, if that clears it up. But thanks all of you. Now I can relax in case I pronounced my conundrum wrong if I get to the grand final when I get on. I don't mean to sound cocky it's just I'm really good at countdown. You can give me letters, numbers and conundrums games if you'd like
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Max from AEIOSTRND?
What about AEIOSTRNL?

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Post by Owen Carroll » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:47 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:47 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:00 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:37 pm

I meant to say the it's i was how I pronounced it. The way I would be pronounced in the word it was how I had it spelt for missilery, if that clears it up. But thanks all of you. Now I can relax in case I pronounced my conundrum wrong if I get to the grand final when I get on. I don't mean to sound cocky it's just I'm really good at countdown. You can give me letters, numbers and conundrums games if you'd like
Derations and relations
Max from AEIOSTRND?
What about AEIOSTRNL?
I meant for them to go under

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max from ASDIROSNE?

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Post by Countdown Team » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:03 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:04 am
Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there?
If you said MISS ILERY, (pronounced like Clinton's wife, MISS HILARY), then you'd be fine, as the vowels fit despite the pronunciation.
Anything else could be dubious and we'd most likely DQ it.

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Post by Owen Carroll » Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:03 pm

Countdown Team wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:04 am
Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there?
If you said MISS ILERY, (pronounced like Clinton's wife, MISS HILARY), then you'd be fine, as the vowels fit despite the pronunciation.
Anything else could be dubious and we'd most likely DQ it.
Thanks a lot

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Post by Owen Carroll » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:47 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Countdown Team wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:04 am
Hey guys, something that's bothering me, I spotted the conundrum in the s77 final but pronounced it wrong. Is there any evidence that proves they would have accepted it if I was there?
If you said MISS ILERY, (pronounced like Clinton's wife, MISS HILARY), then you'd be fine, as the vowels fit despite the pronunciation.
Anything else could be dubious and we'd most likely DQ it.
Thanks a lot
But you know I'm not pronouncing it with the h right?

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Post by Owen Carroll » Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:11 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Countdown Team wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:03 pm


If you said MISS ILERY, (pronounced like Clinton's wife, MISS HILARY), then you'd be fine, as the vowels fit despite the pronunciation.
Anything else could be dubious and we'd most likely DQ it.
Thanks a lot
But you know I'm not pronouncing it with the h right?
I was pronouncing the I the way you'd pronounce it in ill

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Post by Elliott Mellor » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:36 am

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:03 pm
Countdown Team wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:03 pm


If you said MISS ILERY, (pronounced like Clinton's wife, MISS HILARY), then you'd be fine, as the vowels fit despite the pronunciation.
Anything else could be dubious and we'd most likely DQ it.
Thanks a lot
But you know I'm not pronouncing it with the h right?
Of course they know that, considering there isn't even a freaking H in the scramble.

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Post by Owen Carroll » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:38 am

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:36 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:03 pm

Thanks a lot
But you know I'm not pronouncing it with the h right?
Of course they know that, considering there isn't even a freaking H in the scramble.
Just checking. Thanks

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Post by Owen Carroll » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:03 pm

I know it's late but I've been meaning to do this since I got here but kept forgetting. Thanks for creating this website Charlie! It's really made countdown even more exciting for me! And that is saying something!

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:46 am

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:03 pm
I know it's late but I've been meaning to do this since I got here but kept forgetting. Thanks for creating this website Charlie! It's really made countdown even more exciting for me! And that is saying something!
What is it saying?

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Post by Owen Carroll » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:14 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:46 am
Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:03 pm
I know it's late but I've been meaning to do this since I got here but kept forgetting. Thanks for creating this website Charlie! It's really made countdown even more exciting for me! And that is saying something!
What is it saying?
I mean that I was excited to death about countdown before I joined

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Post by Owen Carroll » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:55 am

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max from ASDIROSNE?
I know it's late but anodisers?

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