Spoilers for 8/10 Cats Does Countdown Friday 2nd September 2016

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Spoilers for 8/10 Cats Does Countdown Friday 2nd September 2016

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:59 pm

It's about time we had a spoilers thread for one of these. And here it is - four days late.

The conundrum scramble was BADGROINS. The "solution" was BOARDINGS, which arguably isn't even valid - BOARDING is a mass noun and it's not on Apterous. And yet ADSORBING and SIGNBOARD are both there.

By the way on BOARDING, one of the definitions is some sort of foul in ice hockey (still as a mass noun), and yet in the usage sentences it's not very noun-like - "He was given a five-minute penalty for boarding ". That's not a noun is it? It's a verb. No-one really speaks of this but I think the whole ING/noun/gerund thing is a bit of a grey area, but I don't see how this is a noun in this case. You're not using the word anything like a noun here.
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Re: Spoilers for 8/10 Cats Does Countdown Friday 2nd September 2016

Post by JimBentley » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:05 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:It's about time we had a spoilers thread for one of these. And here it is - four days late.

The conundrum scramble was BADGROINS. The "solution" was BOARDINGS, which arguably isn't even valid - BOARDING is a mass noun and it's not on Apterous. And yet ADSORBING and SIGNBOARD are both there.
I think you might be taking it a bit seriously, Gev...

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Re: Spoilers for 8/10 Cats Does Countdown Friday 2nd September 2016

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:21 pm

JimBentley wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:It's about time we had a spoilers thread for one of these. And here it is - four days late.

The conundrum scramble was BADGROINS. The "solution" was BOARDINGS, which arguably isn't even valid - BOARDING is a mass noun and it's not on Apterous. And yet ADSORBING and SIGNBOARD are both there.
I think you might be taking it a bit seriously, Gev...
Well, I suppose I was wondering where these conundrums come from. Who sets them? It's not like BOARDINGS is more of a comedy answer than the others.

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Re: Spoilers for 8/10 Cats Does Countdown Friday 2nd September 2016

Post by James Robinson » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:49 am

Gavin Chipper wrote:
JimBentley wrote:
Gavin Chipper wrote:It's about time we had a spoilers thread for one of these. And here it is - four days late.

The conundrum scramble was BADGROINS. The "solution" was BOARDINGS, which arguably isn't even valid - BOARDING is a mass noun and it's not on Apterous. And yet ADSORBING and SIGNBOARD are both there.
I think you might be taking it a bit seriously, Gev...
Well, I suppose I was wondering where these conundrums come from. Who sets them? It's not like BOARDINGS is more of a comedy answer than the others.
I'm not sure either, but they don't use the ODO on Catsdown. Are any of those words recent additions??
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Re: Spoilers for 8/10 Cats Does Countdown Friday 2nd September 2016

Post by Gavin Chipper » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:54 pm

James Robinson wrote:I'm not sure either, but they don't use the ODO on Catsdown. Are any of those words recent additions??
ADSORBING and SIGNBOARD are both in the NODE, which is several editions out of date.

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Re: Spoilers for 8/10 Cats Does Countdown Friday 2nd September 2016

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:10 pm

That does it, I'm going to complain.

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