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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 24th October 2017, 11:07pm
  • England
  • 13,823 posts
Quote: Kenneth @ 24th October 2017, 6:11 PM

Vikings vs Parishioners. Missing Owls Round: Spam Email Headings... What a daft category (evidenced by only one being answered). Spam filters have prevented people from viewing such stuff for a decade.

That's just what I thought, which makes it doubly annoying for me when the ones I have submitted do not get a look in - I think this series I am submitting for right now (had an email tonight about it by coincidence - No.14) will be the last for me as with each one I get more pissed off when I see what passed and got used.

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Kenneth

  • Sunday 29th October 2017, 2:13pm
  • Australia
  • 4,860 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 14th March 2017, 9:39 AM


Acoustic Guitar
Analog Watch
Optical Zoom
Organic Farming

RETRONYMS

Well, the retronyms were finally used. Though they only kept the analog clock.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 29th October 2017, 2:36pm
  • England
  • 13,823 posts
Quote: Kenneth @ 29th October 2017, 2:13 PM

Well, the retronyms were finally used. Though they only kept the analog clock.

Yes, and you know why don't you - it wasn't my f**king question (see previous post). I am getting seriously pissed off with them as that one I posted here back in March was a refusnik from two years ago, but it seems one of the old boy's network was acceptable. Angy

Corn on the cob a retronym?!?!?!? WTF, and noticed that Victoria had to explain it because it was iffy..................f**king iffy alright.

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zooo

  • Sunday 29th October 2017, 2:45pm
  • England
  • 69,011 posts

The cute boy was back on, so I don't remember any of the questions. Lovey

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 29th October 2017, 3:00pm
  • Aldershot, England
  • 5,230 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 29th October 2017, 2:36 PM

Yes, and you know why don't you - it wasn't my f**king question (see previous post). I am getting seriously pissed off with them as that one I posted here back in March was a refusnik from two years ago, but it seems one of the old boy's network was acceptable. Angy

Corn on the cob a retronym?!?!?!? WTF, and noticed that Victoria had to explain it because it was iffy..................f**king iffy alright.

Ha ha. I'd be bombing their f**king studio if that was me, give me my credit, nepotistic bastards!
Laughing out loud

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Kenneth

  • Monday 30th October 2017, 1:47am
  • Australia
  • 4,860 posts
Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 29th October 2017, 2:36 PM

Corn on the cob a retronym?!?!?!?

Absolutely. Indian corn (term first recorded 1617), also sweetcorn (1650s), later just corn. Canned corn first recorded 1848. Pop corn also first recorded 1848 (but better known by the 1972 cover by Hot Butter). "Corn on the cob" first recorded in 1867. So corn on the cob is a retronym.

Perhaps they went with it because it's very hard to guess as a first clue. By the second clue, Elizabeth I, I had worked it out. Surprising that neither team got it by snail mail.

I still think they should have given you credit/payment for the retronyms idea.

It's akin to proposing a Sequences picture question along the lines of:

5: A bee's abdomen (sting)
3: Susan Boyle in full flight (sing)
2: Apple with a bite taken (sin)
1: Arrow pointing through an entrance (in)

And they reject your submission, and then they use it, but with Sting changed for a photo of an arm in a Sling, and someone else takes the credit.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 30th October 2017, 10:02am
  • England
  • 13,823 posts
Quote: Kenneth @ 30th October 2017, 1:47 AM

Absolutely. Indian corn (term first recorded 1617), also sweetcorn (1650s), later just corn. Canned corn first recorded 1848. Pop corn also first recorded 1848 (but better known by the 1972 cover by Hot Butter). "Corn on the cob" first recorded in 1867. So corn on the cob is a retronym.

Perhaps they went with it because it's very hard to guess as a first clue. By the second clue, Elizabeth I, I had worked it out. Surprising that neither team got it by snail mail.

"I still think they should have given you credit/payment for the retronyms idea. "

Thank you for that, but it isn't going to happen - as it was explained to me by the current editor, the previous clearly didn't like it whereas he did and there is no record of pitches, only what was used in previous progs.

However, (mutter mutter) I have always looked on retronyms as leaning towards technology (OK, I did use Organic Farming) and to me corn on the cob is the same as tomatoes on the vine. I did find Victoria's explanation on Wikipedia (cob/canned), so that says a lot.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 30th October 2017, 5:39pm [Edited]
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 2,609 posts

I think because of the limited way four things can be linked (synonymous, refer to a TV programme, movie, radio programme, book, game, term of speech, historic, cultural reference, might be some more; can't think) retronyms would turn up sooner or later.
I had a similar experience with a client who wanted 9 articles with the links so it would be fully optimised. Couldn't deliver. It's best just to walk away.

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Kenneth

  • Thursday 7th December 2017, 6:19am
  • Australia
  • 4,860 posts

Has this show ceased screening for a couple of weeks?

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 7th December 2017, 7:18am
  • England
  • 13,823 posts

So it seems (football/rugby/snooker/cricket etc. et f**king cetera ) - it returns tomorrow night on 2 at 8.30.

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Kenneth

  • Thursday 7th December 2017, 7:38am
  • Australia
  • 4,860 posts

Splendid.

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