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This section clearly died, so I figured to try and breathe small life into it with a word game (this might permanently kill it too).

 

It works by one person beginning with a word, such as duck, and the next person must say a word using the end letter of the previous word, in this case k, for example kilogram.


Rules:

 

1. Must be in English, seeing as most of us know more English words than in other languages. 

2. Words may not be repeated, as this causes a loop.

3. You may not use offensive or sexual words, acronyms (e.g. DUI), or loanwords (e.g. coup d'etat, encore, or anything Latin).

4. Forum rules are still in full effect.

 

If the rule is broken the word can be considered void and the next player can put a word of their choosing as the new start.

 

I will start off with:

 

sphincter

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On 5/21/2022 at 7:26 PM, Kornelius said:

This section clearly died, so I figured to try and breathe small life into it with a word game (this might permanently kill it too).

 

It works by one person beginning with a word, such as duck, and the next person must say a word using the end letter of the previous word, in this case k, for example kilogram.


Rules:

 

1. Must be in English, seeing as most of us know more English words than in other languages. 

2. Words may not be repeated, as this causes a loop.

3. You may not use offensive or sexual words, acronyms (e.g. DUI), or loanwords (e.g. coup d'etat, encore, or anything Latin).

4. Forum rules are still in full effect.

 

If the rule is broken the word can be considered void and the next player can put a word of their choosing as the new start.

 

I will start off with:

 

sphincter

 

Hi there! In Romania we call this game "fazan" which basically translates to "pheasant" - not sure why it's called like this, to be honest. In any case, there is a difference: the next word starts with the last two letters of the previous one so for example, my response to sphincter would be error (interesting choice of words haha)

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Kornelius

Interesting, I guess avoiding boredom has similar methods in all languages  I originally played it using names only, but expanded it because I know so few names.

 

Either way, the aim is to use the last letter of the word posted by the previous guy, so I will see your error and raise you a refrigerator 

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The idea of using two letters is that you can also win the round. For example, in Romanian, you win by using the word “restaurant” because we don’t have anything in our language which starts with “nt”

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Dragon

did you guys just ignore rose... demotions all around XD

 

a word with the C, lemme ehm

 

Check

 

*quick edit, did not see things right.. woops*

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Helena Revan

Little concerned about the "loanwords" rule, because a lot of those words are perfectly normal English—if we exclude all words that come from another language, we'd have to exclude close to 60% of all English words, because that's how much of English comes from other languages—chiefly French, Greek, and Latin.  For example, "tetrahedron" and "sphincter" are Greek, "robot" is Czech, "refrigerator", "romantic", and "error" are Latin, "restaurant" is French—and technically so is "check".  So maybe that rule should be eliminated for words that are "naturalized" in English!

 

I'll go with kangaroo!

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RoseTyler
On 5/29/2022 at 9:52 PM, Dragon said:

did you guys just ignore rose... demotions all around XD

😂 Thanks for having my back there, Dragon!

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Kornelius

The point is well made. I think the loanwords can be constrained to those that are just clearly not naturalized, so something like restaurant is fine because it is common English.

 

The last 2 letter version can be another version of the game in future.

 

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