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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #375 on: February 06, 2019, 12:53:27 pm »
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Sorry, I copied this riddle from another source from where I first saw it. I first saw it as an image, which I couldn't copy. In that version, it said "Roll a dice" and I didn't pick up that the second version was different. It does make more sense when it's not a single die, and that may just be the "postman" effect.
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« Reply #376 on: February 08, 2019, 06:27:28 pm »
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Man, it's been 2 days, and they haven't posted the answer yet. I am vexed right now.

Okay, I'm stumped on this riddle. Considering that I'm having a hard time finding it on Google, I question how viable it is. It's not a popular one obviously. It may have originated in England, judging from the use of "dice" as singular, but it might not exclusively be an English thing. Any ideas? It sounds vaguely board-game-y.

I am a king but I do not move one space.
Roll the a dice and I start a fast race.
Begin my reign, I make bucks.
My land is not free, it is my crux.

I almost want to say Monopoly, though that game does not have kings. Perhaps it is used figuratively. But everything else could apply to it.
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« Reply #377 on: February 11, 2019, 04:02:20 am »
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that may just be the "postman" effect.
What is the postman effect? I tried to read up on it, but all I found was why dogs bark at the postman.

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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #378 on: February 11, 2019, 08:41:28 am »
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that may just be the "postman" effect.
What is the postman effect? I tried to read up on it, but all I found was why dogs bark at the postman.

Well, actually I think I meant post office. Basically where one person repeats another person but interjects some possible inaccuracies.
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« Reply #379 on: February 11, 2019, 11:26:54 am »
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that may just be the "postman" effect.
What is the postman effect? I tried to read up on it, but all I found was why dogs bark at the postman.

Well, actually I think I meant post office. Basically where one person repeats another person but interjects some possible inaccuracies.
Ah, now I get it. Thanks.

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« Reply #380 on: February 11, 2019, 03:09:41 pm »
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The contentious definition of bi-annual has reared its ugly head again. I tried to politely suggest that due to all the confusion that has formed around that word that we refer to semiannual since at least that word is unambiguous (and I hate it when people refer to bi-annual as twice a year).

And then I get proven wrong by someone saying that semiannual means four times a year. I can't guarantee I kept a good enough poker face at hearing that one. But she looked it up and realized the mistake, but it still flummoxed me that that definition has been going around.

People just suck at prefixes, man.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #381 on: February 12, 2019, 10:08:52 am »
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People just suck at prefixes, man.

Prefixes are words in front of other words that, while being part of the same term, are still visually divided by a space. An example would be "counter measure"'s "counter". What you mean are antefixes, units that are part of the very same word,such as "ante" in antefix.

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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #382 on: February 12, 2019, 11:09:21 am »
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People just suck at prefixes, man.

Prefixes are words in front of other words that, while being part of the same term, are still visually divided by a space. An example would be "counter measure"'s "counter". What you mean are antefixes, units that are part of the very same word,such as "ante" in antefix.

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It was very well done too.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #383 on: February 12, 2019, 12:35:24 pm »
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People just suck at prefixes, man.

Prefixes are words in front of other words that, while being part of the same term, are still visually divided by a space. An example would be "counter measure"'s "counter". What you mean are antefixes, units that are part of the very same word,such as "ante" in antefix.

I like to make stuff up on the internet for fun.

Man I almost got trolled.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #384 on: February 12, 2019, 01:35:46 pm »
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An antefix is actually a vertical block that terminates the covering tiles of a tiled roof.
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Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« Reply #385 on: February 15, 2019, 10:04:01 pm »
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Once again I got sucked into another pointless Facebook vortex. I had to caption this.

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