Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

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Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Toby McDonald » Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:16 pm

HOGWEED in R2
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:50 pm

I had MACARONIS* in one round but doesn't seem to be valid.

Definition 1 has the mass noun tag but definition 2 does not: "2 An 18th-century British dandy who imitated continental fashions."

Am I misunderstanding or should that be a 9?
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Sam Cappleman-Lynes » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:59 pm

The plural is specified in the dictionary as macaronies.

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Adam Dexter » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:05 pm

Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:59 pm
The plural is specified in the dictionary as macaronies.
Thanks :) I take it no restaurant rule trickery either?
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Gavin Chipper » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:59 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:05 pm
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:59 pm
The plural is specified in the dictionary as macaronies.
Thanks :) I take it no restaurant rule trickery either?
No, it doesn't change the plural as Graeme has already told you! :lol:

I do find it slightly annoying that they're often not explicit about this sort of thing though and just leave it hanging. So many people at home would have been wondering about MACARONIS. Just tell us why it's not allowed!

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Howie Myers » Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:29 am

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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Adam Dexter » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:21 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:59 pm
Adam Dexter wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:05 pm
Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:59 pm
The plural is specified in the dictionary as macaronies.
Thanks :) I take it no restaurant rule trickery either?
No, it doesn't change the plural as Graeme has already told you! :lol:

I do find it slightly annoying that they're often not explicit about this sort of thing though and just leave it hanging. So many people at home would have been wondering about MACARONIS. Just tell us why it's not allowed!
Haha bejeezus that's a memory you have there... 5 years ago that comment was.

Still getting to grips with this years later :(
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Adam Dexter » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:23 pm

Also, how come Macaroni as in the penguin isn't in Lexico at all? Seems to be an omission... reckon that could be pluralised if it was in, restaurant rule or otherwise :D
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Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 6th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 129)

Post by Sam Cappleman-Lynes » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:29 pm

Adam Dexter wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:23 pm
Also, how come Macaroni as in the penguin isn't in Lexico at all? Seems to be an omission... reckon that could be pluralised if it was in, restaurant rule or otherwise :D
https://www.lexico.com/definition/macaroni_penguin

Presumably the plural is "macaroni penguins", but even if you wanted to use a short-form plural it would still be "macaronies", not least because the penguins are actually named after the dandies that are one of the definitions of the main "macaroni" entry.

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