Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

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Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by James Robinson » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:28 am

So, it's the 18th of the month, and appropriately there are just 18 preliminaries left in this series.

Our current champion, Simon Whiteley, knows that becoming an octochamp will certainly guarantee him his place in the finals (as will 7 wins, more or less). Will it be a wonderful week for Whiteley, I wonder :?: :?:

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be in DC today and tomorrow, before newbie Selina Scott takes over on Wednesday.

Graeme will be recapping later on. ;) :) :D
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:40 pm

Various alts for the 2nd numbers and alt 3rd numbers 3x3x50+100-2

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Tony Atkins » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:55 pm

Can't see any word beaters only alts such as POTAGER in the TAPROOM/MOORAGE round and DOUTED in the next.

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Post by JackHurst » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:56 pm

Really not happy with the conundrum. FAITHLESS=SLATEFISH too.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by JackHurst » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:59 pm

My apologies, SLATEFISH isnt valid.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by James Robinson » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:10 pm

Tony Atkins wrote:Alt 3rd numbers 3x3x50+100-2
Yeah, I did the vaguely similar ((50 + 25) x (3 + 3)) + 100 - 2 for that one. :P

HEROICS in round 1, BETAINES in round 2, OCULIST in round 4, LAGOONS in round 8 and PROMOTE in round 12. (All equallers.)
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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Martin Thompson » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:33 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Alt 3rd numbers 3x3x50+100-2
Yeah, I did the vaguely similar ((50 + 25) x (3 + 3)) + 100 - 2 for that one. :P

HEROICS in round 1, BETAINES in round 2, OCULIST in round 4, LAGOONS in round 8 and PROMOTE in round 12. (All equallers.)
Betaine is a mass noun. Can it be pluralised?

BEAMIEST is another 8 alternative in round 2.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Brian Moore » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:11 pm

Susie said "Dreamt is one of the only past tenses to take a T". A curious way of phrasing it. I wonder where she learnt that.

STOICAL in the LOCUST round as a DC-equaller, I think. Though Susie said "there's just one seven", so I've probably screwed up.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by James Robinson » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:16 pm

Brian Moore wrote:STOICAL in the LOCUST round as a DC-equaller, I think. Though Susie said "there's just one seven", so I've probably screwed up.
No, you're right, STOICAL is fine. Just because Susie says there's only one 7, doesn't mean there's only one 7. :P
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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Brian Moore » Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:21 pm

James Robinson wrote:No, you're right, STOICAL is fine. Just because Susie says there's only one 7, doesn't mean there's only one 7. :P
Susie not 100% correct? This would never have happened when Carol was there. I think someone should tell the Daily Mail.

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Post by Dave Preece » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:29 am

Really not happy with the conundrum. FAITHLESS=FISHSLATE too.

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Post by Dave Preece » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:30 am

My apologies, FISHSLATE isn't valid.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:09 am

Brian Moore wrote:Susie said "Dreamt is one of the only past tenses to take a T". A curious way of phrasing it. I wonder where she learnt that.
You mean she should have said something like "one of the few"? That's probably what she MEANT. I think there's quite a few that take a T anyway (like LEARNT which you've just used), although a lot of them don't simply take the T without any modification - SPELT loses an L for example. It seems though that these days people don't tend to use the T past tense that much, even though words like LEARNED and SPELLED sound really annoying to me.
STOICAL in the LOCUST round as a DC-equaller, I think. Though Susie said "there's just one seven", so I've probably screwed up.
I got that too but didn't notice what Susie said. I think she does that sort of thing from time to time.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Brian Moore » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:31 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Brian Moore wrote:Susie said "Dreamt is one of the only past tenses to take a T". A curious way of phrasing it. I wonder where she learnt that.
You mean she should have said something like "one of the few"? That's probably what she MEANT. I think there's quite a few that take a T anyway (like LEARNT which you've just used), although a lot of them don't simply take the T without any modification - SPELT loses an L for example. It seems though that these days people don't tend to use the T past tense that much, even though words like LEARNED and SPELLED sound really annoying to me.
Yeah, sorry, just a little humour at Susie's expense. Cheap. I get my phrases mangled on stage sometimes, but I don't get on national TV and c4c smart-arses picking me up for minor slips.

Incidentally, I enjoyed reading Steven Pinker's 'Words and Rules', the book being entirely devoted to irregular v. regular verbs and plurals, and how that relates to how our brains deal with language. The general trend is for irregulars (e.g learnt, leant, meant, dreamt, spelt) to die out in favour of regulars. Interesting theories.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:04 pm

Brian Moore wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Brian Moore wrote:Susie said "Dreamt is one of the only past tenses to take a T". A curious way of phrasing it. I wonder where she learnt that.
You mean she should have said something like "one of the few"? That's probably what she MEANT. I think there's quite a few that take a T anyway (like LEARNT which you've just used)
Yeah, sorry, just a little humour at Susie's expense. Cheap. I get my phrases mangled on stage sometimes, but I don't get on national TV and c4c smart-arses picking me up for minor slips.
Didn't Gevin just mistakenly assume that your using LEARNT was just coincidence rather than realising it was your actual joke? Or have I misunderstood this whole exchange?
I'm currently going Brian 1 - Gevin 0, with my score yet to be ascertained.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:55 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Brian Moore wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:You mean she should have said something like "one of the few"? That's probably what she MEANT. I think there's quite a few that take a T anyway (like LEARNT which you've just used)
Yeah, sorry, just a little humour at Susie's expense. Cheap. I get my phrases mangled on stage sometimes, but I don't get on national TV and c4c smart-arses picking me up for minor slips.
Didn't Gevin just mistakenly assume that your using LEARNT was just coincidence rather than realising it was your actual joke? Or have I misunderstood this whole exchange?
I'm currently going Brian 1 - Gevin 0, with my score yet to be ascertained.
No he didn't. I'm currently going Gevin 1- Matt 0.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:45 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:No he didn't. I'm currently going Gevin 1- Matt 0.
You missed Brian's score. If you DID detect his joke then I'm at a loss as to what Brian suggested you were nit-picking. Currently Gevin 1 - Matt 1 - Brian 0 by my score.

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:57 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:I'm currently going Brian 1 - Gevin 0, with my score yet to be ascertained.
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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:08 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:No he didn't. I'm currently going Gevin 1- Matt 0.
You missed Brian's score. If you DID detect his joke then I'm at a loss as to what Brian suggested you were nit-picking. Currently Gevin 1 - Matt 1 - Brian 0 by my score.
Maybe I wasn't nitpicking? Did it come across that I was because of the sentence "That's probably what she MEANT." with the massive stress on MEANT? I was simply highlighting it as a past tense that ends in T. I'll let you work out the scores.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Brian Moore » Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:09 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:No he didn't. I'm currently going Gevin 1- Matt 0.
You missed Brian's score. If you DID detect his joke then I'm at a loss as to what Brian suggested you were nit-picking. Currently Gevin 1 - Matt 1 - Brian 0 by my score.
I'm confused. I thought I'd earnt a point somewhere along the line.

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... but maybe my learned friends will disagree.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Jon O'Neill » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:25 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:(like LEARNT which you've just used)
Seems a bit weird to point out the little joke someone made and then make the same joke if you understood that it was a little joke.
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Didn't Gevin just mistakenly assume that your using LEARNT was just coincidence rather than realising it was your actual joke? Or have I misunderstood this whole exchange?
I'm currently going Brian 1 - Gevin 0, with my score yet to be ascertained.
No he didn't. I'm currently going Gevin 1- Matt 0.
Seems a bit weird to try and backtrack when you've been exposed for not understanding a little joke and then making the same joke. But Gevin gonna Gevin.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:05 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:(like LEARNT which you've just used)
Seems a bit weird to point out the little joke someone made and then make the same joke if you understood that it was a little joke.
I understand that this is getting a bit complicated for some people. Let's go through this step by step.
Brian Moore wrote:Susie said "Dreamt is one of the only past tenses to take a T". A curious way of phrasing it. I wonder where she learnt that.
Gavin Chipper wrote:You mean she should have said something like "one of the few"? That's probably what she MEANT.
The original question there was just to clarify the bit Brian meant when he said it was a curious way of phrasing it. I kind of knew anyway, but it was obviously a way into making the rest of my post as well. This started off with joining in with the "add a T" joke, by putting MEANT. It's not that crazy to make the same type of joke as someone else if you see it from the viewpoint of joining in a little game rather than some form of competitive joke competition. But maybe it confused people a bit because it could read a bit like "Of course that's what she MEANT you fucking idiot!"

As for the rest of it:
Gavin Chipper wrote:I think there's quite a few that take a T anyway (like LEARNT which you've just used), although a lot of them don't simply take the T without any modification - SPELT loses an L for example. It seems though that these days people don't tend to use the T past tense that much, even though words like LEARNED and SPELLED sound really annoying to me.
This was a sort of serious bit of the post. Jokes were over and I was pointing out generally that there are quite a few past tenses which take a T, so I used Brian's example. This was a post to everyone of course, not just Brian who obviously knew what he'd written. Although I wrote "you've just used", that's just the way forums work. You're acting like you're talking to someone but also at the same time addressing everyone in the world.

But of course you understood all of this really, but being the troll that you are you decided to post that in the knowledge that I would sit here and explain it.
Jon O'Neill wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Didn't Gevin just mistakenly assume that your using LEARNT was just coincidence rather than realising it was your actual joke? Or have I misunderstood this whole exchange?
I'm currently going Brian 1 - Gevin 0, with my score yet to be ascertained.
No he didn't. I'm currently going Gevin 1- Matt 0.
Seems a bit weird to try and backtrack when you've been exposed for not understanding a little joke and then making the same joke. But Gevin gonna Gevin.
Fuck off. There was and will be no backtracking.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:16 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote: But Gevin gonna Gevin.
He Gevint?
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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Michael Wallace » Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:19 pm

Well that escalatt quickly.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by David Williams » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:58 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Brian Moore wrote:
STOICAL in the LOCUST round as a DC-equaller, I think. Though Susie said "there's just one seven", so I've probably screwed up.
I got that too but didn't notice what Susie said. I think she does that sort of thing from time to time.
Since I said she never did it, she's done it several times.

Anyway
50x4x10=2000
2000+1=2001
2001/3=667

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:50 pm

Probably my most enjoyable bit of C4C in a while. Glad I came out with 1 point too, I feared/feart I wouldn't for a while.

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Post by Brian Moore » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:49 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Probably my most enjoyable bit of C4C in a while. Glad I came out with 1 point too, I feared/feart I wouldn't for a while.
So am I allowed one consolation point back now, all things considered?

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:21 pm

This thread has just been spoiled.

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Post by Dave Preece » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:35 pm

Have I got a contender for my butthurt crown?

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Post by Zarte Siempre » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:56 pm

Dave Preece wrote:Have I got a contender for my butthurt crown?
Even Gevin can't touch your crown... heh, butthurt crown.
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Post by Mark Deeks » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:01 am

Dave Preece wrote:Have I got a contender for my butthurt crown?
Never.
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Post by Dave Preece » Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:11 am

Haha!

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:18 am

You know when you've been Gevinned.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:58 am

Brian Moore wrote:... but maybe my learned friends will disagree.
Heh, you mean learnt.

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(I realise that doesn't even quite tie up with the quote in the picture, but screw you all.)

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Brian Moore » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:05 am

Jon Corby wrote:Heh, you mean learnt.
Or I might have meant LEARNT.

Sorry, did you make a little joke?

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:18 am

Brian Moore wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Heh, you mean learnt.
Or I might have meant LEARNT.

Sorry, did you make a little joke?
Brian 2 - Gevin -1 - Jono 0.5 - Matt 1 - Corby 0.5

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:21 am

Brian Moore wrote:
Jon Corby wrote:Heh, you mean learnt.
Or I might have meant LEARNT.

Sorry, did you make a little joke?
Or you might have MEANT learnt.

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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Philip Jarvis » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:26 pm

Jon Corby wrote:Or you might have MEANT learnt
Did the word on your Avatar start out as "PERED"?
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Re: Spoilers For Monday November 18th 2013

Post by Chris Marshall » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:23 pm

Nick was at both my auditions in early 2012.

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