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by Johnny Canuck
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown vs Scrabble
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Countdown vs Scrabble

RUTTOK is a Countdown-only word. I remember a discussion a while back where someone Googled it and the second result was a Countdown Wiki recap that contained it.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 97)
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Spoilers for Friday 21st August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 97)

So VIRULENCE and AVIRULENT were no-gos, but VIRULENT made it on. Odd. According to the chat page, the conundrum was redone because Sian gave a controversial answer (STATISTICS for STATISTIC). And then she was ruled wrong and Sian was asked to let David attempt the new conundrum alone. Can anyone els...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1406
Views: 316749

Re: Ask Graeme?

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:48 pm
What is the longest DC guest run? Phil Hammond just did eight.
Kenneth Williams’ gig in Series 1 and 2 comes to mind but that might not be it.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Words and expressions that grind your gears
Replies: 28
Views: 2771

Re: Words and expressions that grind your gears

CHILLIES (or CHILIES on this side of the pond). As in the plural peppers. That E is irrationally maddening.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Records on the wiki
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: Records on the wiki

Rather than start a new thread, I'll post here. On the front page of the wiki, one of the links at the top is to All series and it links to this terrible page , rather than this much nicer one . But I think you need special powers to make changes to the front page, which I don't have, so does anyon...
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ZoomDown finals!
Replies: 42
Views: 3931

Re: ZoomDown finals!

Is Saldanha really making an appearance? Wonder what he’s up to now in any case.
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Records on the wiki
Replies: 14
Views: 2706

Re: Records on the wiki

Rather than start a new thread, I'll post here. On the front page of the wiki, one of the links at the top is to All series and it links to this terrible page , rather than this much nicer one . But I think you need special powers to make changes to the front page, which I don't have, so does anyon...
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Offensive Words
Replies: 57
Views: 4986

Re: Offensive Words

Mark James wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:35 pm
If they're gonna remove words they should remove some of those nonsense two letter words that no one uses in real life and that you only ever encounter in a game of scrabble.
Ch agree.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 5118

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013

Sorry for asking this again, but it has piqued my interest: was this game originally supposed to be decided on AHNICELAD?

Because in any case, this game was totally The Big one.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174993

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

May be fast to answer by searching YouTube clips (CBA), but if the word “octochamp” wasn’t coined until 1999, what did the producers and staff call them before then? Did they just say “eight time retiring champion” or somesuch every time? Seems to me they would be a pretty important concept to talk ...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri May 08, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)
Replies: 46
Views: 9398

Re: Spoilers for Friday January 11th (Birthday Prelim 5)

Just wanted to allay any fears about the Conundrum situation. The confusion was caused because as soon as a contestant buzzes, we shout the name of that contestant to Nick H via his earpiece, so he knows who to pounce upon for the answer. In this instance, after Nick Deller buzzed, we yelled "NICK"...
by Johnny Canuck
Sun May 03, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 277
Views: 75244

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

It's only in recent years that Civil Service guidance has changed, but it's a relic of mechanical typesetting, or something like that if I remember right. Still a good number of colleagues use them, I delight in finding and replacing them :) Ah my first job was Civil Service, and I hadn't really ha...
by Johnny Canuck
Fri May 01, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 12768

Re: Joke Items

The 14-round format.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 32970

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Martin Peters wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:58 am
In all seriousness it never happened and won’t be happening any time soon. Sorry, this was one of my daft pranks I played and I regret it. Those days are done.
Careful, this disclaimer may be a prank too. When is it really?
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: 30th Birthday Championship reruns
Replies: 1
Views: 819

Re: 30th Birthday Championship reruns

Ah, the merry month of join.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 20th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 78)
Replies: 1
Views: 394

Re: Spoilers for Monday 20th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 78)

I wonder who's viewed the wiki page for today's episode 110,000 times.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 9706

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Why don’t you broadcast Series 1?
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 68)
Replies: 10
Views: 1573

Re: Spoilers for Monday 6th April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 68)

Is SHOUTIER good (presumably it's premium only if so)?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 1st April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 65)
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Spoilers for Wednesday 1st April 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 65)

I wonder what that missing first teaser was...
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 30th March 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 879

Re: Spoilers for 30th March 2020.

REDPOINTS for more points in R1
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th March 2020
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th March 2020

MONAZITE to defeat ZOMBIE. I guess the Walking Dead people should have a supply of monazite.

I think that conundrum may have been re-utilised by mistake...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1723

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday 24th March 2020

Maybe the other contestant was whoever runs the server for the wiki.
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Vid 20 chapter 1 Recaps
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Co:Vid 20 chapter 1 Recaps

Didn't know you were really supposed to wish your opponent good luck so many times!
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: CoVid20 Saturday 11th April
Replies: 4
Views: 777

Re: CoVid20 Saturday 11th April

Gee, I hope everyone guesses the location correctly.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Co-Ronavirus
Replies: 4
Views: 765

Re: Co-Ronavirus

Not even CO-VID?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 52)
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 52)

Must have been a while since the first 9 of the week was in the penultimate letters round on the Friday.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 277
Views: 75244

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Ben Wilson wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:52 pm
'Do you wanna build a snowman' has the same number of syllables as 'teenage mutant ninja turtles'.

Edit: and 'harder better faster stronger'.
Enjoy your evening.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 9th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 48)
Replies: 3
Views: 622

Re: Spoilers for Monday 9th March 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 48)

Tom S wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:50 pm
Having said that, the letters were awful today.
Agreed - two Ys? Pretty yucky.
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 288
Views: 104314

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Getting Susie and (slightly age-progressed) Rachel vibes, respectively, from Sara Sidle and Catherine Willows from the original CSI.
by Johnny Canuck
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who is the greatest series champion of the 2010’s
Replies: 42
Views: 3972

Re: Who is the greatest series champion of the 2010’s

At Countdown, or morally and ethically?
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:MyArs April 31st
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Co:MyArs April 31st

Ashton confirmed entry yet?
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 773
Views: 174993

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What actually is the purpose of those padding spaces we're always supposed to add in certain fields of the Countdown Wiki recaps, such as the space preceding the first numbers round number? (Yes, I know this is off-Off-Topic, but meh.)
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 136
Views: 50063

Re: Countdowners in the news

Slow news day I suppose!
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?
Replies: 22
Views: 5072

Re: Quizzes/game shows you'd like to see return?

Grand Slam? Anyone?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday 14th February 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Spoilers For Friday 14th February 2020

ELEGIAST to beat LEGATES.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 29)
Replies: 0
Views: 609

Spoilers for Tuesday 11th February 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 29)

Why not Zoidberg? ...Um, I mean (7+6-5)*100-5. Why not (7+6-5)*100-5?
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 30th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 21)
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 30th January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 21)

That game had Veronica's name written all over it.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 13th January 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2378

Re: Spoilers for 13th January 2019

Um. 2019?
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 13th January 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 2378

Re: Spoilers for 13th January 2019

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:34 pm
I wonder if she would have gone for six small in the last round if she'd still been on zero.
And if so, I wonder if the target would have happened to be 200.
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 2)
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: Spoilers for Friday 3rd January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 2)

Did Susie totally ad-lib that definition (and pronunciation) of TIMEOUS? I thought it was a synonym of timid.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 3rd January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 2)
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Spoilers for Friday 3rd January 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 2)

4th Numbers Alt.: 100 * 8 - 75 + 2 + 4 + 8. Amirite?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 45
Views: 13394

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Fiona T wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:54 am
Not sure vegans celebrate the 14th March in the traditional way :D
Isn't it fairly simple to make a vegan pie?
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd November 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd November 2019.

GALLERIAS to beat LAIRAGES
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 101)
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 101)

I wonder if MRBOYMALE was a reference to International Men's Day.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown - Tuesday 19th November 2019

It's like they've mixed Countdown with the WWE.
by Johnny Canuck
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 3595

Re: Spoilers for Celebrity Countdown Tuesday 12th November 2019

If you're going to use raw scores, let the second player buzz in on the conundrum after the first player is right too.
by Johnny Canuck
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 11th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 95)
Replies: 3
Views: 982

Re: Spoilers for Monday 11th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 95)

REGGIANOS in R1.
4th numbers alt.: (50 * 9 - 6) * (10 - 8) - 5
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 94)
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th November 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 94)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:52 pm
Got the conundrum because I saw GANDISEEG.
Who didn't? :P
by Johnny Canuck
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [DO NOT POST IN THIS TOPIC FOR ANY OTHER REASON]
Replies: 604
Views: 200783

Re: Is Apterous down?

Ray Wilding wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:47 pm
Johnny Canuck wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:52 pm
Is the word list available anywhere online other than Lexplorer? All my other ducks are in a row as far as the recap is concerned.
I have now given you the maxes on the wiki.
Thanks! Sincerely hoping this will be the only weeknight you'll need to do this.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Is Apterous down? [DO NOT POST IN THIS TOPIC FOR ANY OTHER REASON]
Replies: 604
Views: 200783

Re: Is Apterous down?

Is the word list available anywhere online other than Lexplorer? All my other ducks are in a row as far as the recap is concerned.
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 30th October 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

Re: Spoilers for 30th October 2019

And it's even more likely if we include people whose heat runs are only partially in Series 81..... :!: :!: :!: It would defeat the purpose if the top nine seeds aren't all octochamps though. It says on the wiki that Luke Johnson-Davies will appear in December. Has he not got enough time for 8 then...
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday 30th October 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 2963

Re: Spoilers for 30th October 2019

Tom S wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:20 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:32 pm
That's seven octochamps before October is out...
Certainly looking plausible...
And it's even more likely if we include people whose heat runs are only partially in Series 81..... :!: :!: :!:
by Johnny Canuck
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 74
Views: 18121

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Countdown Team wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Of course the format has been finalised.
I'll bite: What's the format?
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 74
Views: 18121

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Shall I put these in the C series (starting at Episode C9) on the wiki, or in the S series with the "civilian" specials? Gotta be the uber-geek who asks. :ugeek:
by Johnny Canuck
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 77)
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16th October 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 77)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:49 pm
SHITLOAD in R12.
I’ll bet they spotted this and it was cut.
Nick: “Anything else?”
DC: “...Not a lot.”
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 288
Views: 104314

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Tom S wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:13 am
Last week's champ Paul Nixon and S76 champ Stephen Read are a bit alike in both appearance and demeanour.
And octototal.
by Johnny Canuck
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th October
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th October

WEEDICIDE... “joint” decision... I see what ya did there :P