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Jay Temple

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« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2003, 05:13:29 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' date=\'Dec 6 2003, 09:16 PM\'] Ready for a funny joke?

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+-------------+
| THINGS THAT |
| . . ARE . . |
|INCAPACITATED|
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Try getting your partner to say THAT! [/quote]
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Jay Temple

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« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2003, 05:17:18 PM »
[quote name=\'Neumms\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 02:13 PM\'] The all-time hardest Pyramid category (sans box):
THINGS THAT EXIST. [/quote]
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Kevin Prather

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« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2003, 06:26:44 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 02:04 PM\'] [quote name=\'Jimmy Owen\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 11:46 AM\'] What is the legality of saying a incorrect clue to direct someone that the word is similar?  For example, for "Things that are Elite, you could say "The mother on 'Family Ties'" hoping "Elyse" would pop in to your partners head.  Dick would yell "READ IT AGAIN," but it might lead the guesser that it was a similarly spelled word. [/quote]
It's not. If you continue to give clues outside of the category even after Dick prompts you to reread, you will get buzzed. [/quote]
 "The mother on 'Family Ties'" would get buzzed anyway because of the preposition.

Kevin Prather

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« Reply #33 on: December 08, 2003, 06:28:48 PM »
How's this one?

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clemon79

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« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2003, 06:35:45 PM »
[quote name=\'Jay Temple\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 03:04 PM\'] O.J. Simpson and Lizzie Borden would disagree with you. [/quote]
Fortunately, neither one of them have ever written a dictionary, so what they think is irrelevant to the issue at hand ;)
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Your answer is a variant on mine: 12-point type.
'Cept in this day and age pretty much any font can be 12-point, not just Pica and Elite. Good thinking, tho.
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Most athiests or agnostics (myself included) would outright disagree or at least question you, but that's a discussion for another board.
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« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2003, 06:41:18 PM »
How about a theoretical god, or prehistoric dinosaurs?
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« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2003, 07:20:29 PM »
[quote name=\'clemon79\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 06:35 PM\'] [quote name=\'Jay Temple\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 03:04 PM\'] O.J. Simpson and Lizzie Borden would disagree with you. [/quote]
Fortunately, neither one of them have ever written a dictionary, so what they think is irrelevant to the issue at hand ;)
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Your answer is a variant on mine: 12-point type.
'Cept in this day and age pretty much any font can be 12-point, not just Pica and Elite. Good thinking, tho.
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Most athiests or agnostics (myself included) would outright disagree or at least question you, but that's a discussion for another board. [/quote]
 Things that are Agnostic?
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« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2003, 07:58:24 PM »
I just thought of another one

THINGS
THAT ARE
PARDONED

Would either "an electric chair prisoner" or "the governor's electric chair prisoner" be too descriptive?

For the record, I also thought of "my French," and "the interruption." ;-)
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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2003, 08:50:41 PM »
Hmmm, I think the rules for the winner's circle need to be clarified a bit.

A clue can be buzzed if:

Any part of the answer is given in the clue.  For example, THINGS THAT OBEY: "An Obedient Dog" (D'oh!)

The clue contains a prepositional phrase.  This does not include "Things ____ would say" or "Why you _____".  This rule is not as clean cut a rule on the current incarnation of Pyramid.

The clue contains a synonym of the key word.  This is determined by the key word appearing in the dictionary definition of the clue word or vice versa.

The clue is nonsensical, such as a phrase that has all of the prepositions removed but cannot stand alone.


Usually if a clue is described as "Too Descriptive", it is because it has violated either the second or third rule in some way.


If there are any corrections to this, please post them.  Also, isn't there a site that has a bunch of Game Show rules?  If so, are the WC rules there?

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« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2003, 09:28:14 PM »
[quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 04:58 PM\'] I just thought of another one

THINGS
THAT ARE
PARDONED

Would either "an electric chair prisoner" or "the governor's electric chair prisoner" be too descriptive?
 [/quote]
 First clue that comes to mind is "President Ford's predecessor."  (I can't think of a way to get both "Nixon" and "Ford" in the same clue without using prepositional phrases.)
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« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2003, 09:34:47 PM »
[quote name=\'trainman\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 09:28 PM\'] [quote name=\'fostergray82\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 04:58 PM\'] I just thought of another one

THINGS
THAT ARE
PARDONED

Would either "an electric chair prisoner" or "the governor's electric chair prisoner" be too descriptive?
 [/quote]
First clue that comes to mind is "President Ford's predecessor."  (I can't think of a way to get both "Nixon" and "Ford" in the same clue without using prepositional phrases.) [/quote]
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« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2003, 09:43:19 PM »
[quote name=\'Little Big Brother\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 08:50 PM\'] The clue contains a prepositional phrase.  This does not include "Things ____ would say" or "Why you _____".  This rule is not as clean cut a rule on the current incarnation of Pyramid. [/quote]
 I know for "What ____ might say", the answer on the card was usually in quotations. Was that so for "Why you ___"? Because that would make it simple. If there are no quotations, no prepositions.

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« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2003, 09:49:48 PM »
[quote name=\'whoserman\' date=\'Dec 8 2003, 09:43 PM\']
I know for "What ____ might say", the answer on the card was usually in quotations. Was that so for "Why you ___"? [/quote]
 Nope.

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« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2003, 09:52:26 PM »
Hey, how about:

"THING'S RICHARD GERE'S DENTIST WOULD SAY" (/smart@$$)

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Kevin Prather

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« Reply #44 on: December 08, 2003, 10:07:30 PM »
Throws a Sony Pocket Organizer at JRaygor's head.

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