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by Gavin Chipper
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever televised game?
Replies: 29
Views: 8013

Re: Best ever televised game?

... to find it. And then there is Graham Nash v Julian Fell in the quarter finals of CoC X, which Graham beat the odds to win and contained the gambiers round. Though the wiki seems to have just gone down, curtailing this post. Well, I was really just going to add the link anyway. Graham obviously ...
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 52244

Re: While y'all wait...

Ray Wilding wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:55 am
Tom S wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 am
BTW the OED accepts GAMBIERS, but the app max only had MIRAGES....
GAMBIER is a mass noun: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/gambier
oops :)
by Ray Wilding
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 52244

Re: While y'all wait...

Tom S wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 am
BTW the OED accepts GAMBIERS, but the app max only had MIRAGES....
GAMBIER is a mass noun: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/gambier
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 52244

Re: While y'all wait...

Tom S wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 am
BTW the OED accepts GAMBIERS, but the app max only had MIRAGES....
It's a dodgy one, apterous doesn't allow it.
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 52244

Re: While y'all wait...

BTW the OED accepts GAMBIERS, but the app max only had MIRAGES....
by Tom S
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 52244

Re: While y'all wait...

Elliott Mellor wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:34 am
Now the real question here is, are we allowing GAMBIERS? :lol:
Admittedly app got something lower than that, but it is not as accurate as Lexplorer...
by Elliott Mellor
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: While y'all wait...
Replies: 179
Views: 52244

Re: While y'all wait...

Now the real question here is, are we allowing GAMBIERS? :lol:
by David Williams
Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Playing words you don't know
Replies: 21
Views: 3713

Re: Playing words you don't know

... read the dictionary (his dodgy words were valid, even non-Scrabble ones), but also knew what they all meant. He certainly knew what the infamous GAMBIERS meant, which made it all the more unfortunate that Susie disallowed it.
by Jojo Apollo
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 66
Views: 7382

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2

What was that disallowed word that Julien Fell submitted in the game he lost? GAMBIERS I think it was.
by James Robinson
Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Monday 19th March 1990 (Series 19, Prelim 56)
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Monday 19th March 1990 (Series 19, Prelim 56)

... SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Enjoy the show. Round 1: G M S A I R O B E C1: MIRAGES (7) C2: grimace DC: GAMES (5) ROBES (5) OT: GAMBIERS (8) Score: 7–0 (max 8) Round 2: R D P O E Y G P U C1: GROUPED (7) C2: GROUPED (7) Score: 14–7 (max 15) Round 3: T N S O A H E S T C1: HASTENS ...
by James Robinson
Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Monday 8th October 2001 (Series 46, Prelim 11)
Replies: 0
Views: 226

Monday 8th October 2001 (Series 46, Prelim 11)

... (6) C2: UNITES (6) DC: DESTINY (7) OT: DENSITY (7) Score: 6–6 (max 7) Round 2: G O M B R A E I S C1: ARMIES (6) C2: soaring DC: EMBARGO (7) OT: GAMBIERS (8) Score: 12–6 (max 15) Round 3: J C T A E L M O S C1: LOCATES (7) C2: JOSTLE (6) DC: MALTOSE (7) LACTOSE (7) OT: ALECOST (7) TALCOSE (7) ...
by Charlie Reams
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Recap for Wednesday 12 June 2002
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Recap for Wednesday 12 June 2002

... DORADO (6) DOTARD (6) THORIA (6) TOROID (6) Score: 71–34 (max 105) Round 13: B M S A I E G R S C1: GASSIER (7) C2: GASSIER (7) DC: IMAGERS (7) OT: GAMBIERS (8) Score: 78–41 (max 113) Round 14: 25, 50, 2, 5, 4, 5. Target: 955. C1: 955. 50x5x4-25x2+5 (10) C2: 927. Score: 88–41 (max 123) Round 15: ...
by David Williams
Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Wanted: Awesome Dudes
Replies: 144
Views: 8189

Re: Wanted: Awesome Dudes

... exactly when they relaxed the rules about pluralising mass nouns, which of course happened without a change of dictionary. Julian Fell's famous GAMBIERS was in Champion of Champions, and I think that was the first appearance of the new rule, so it wouldn't have applied to this series, but I ...
by David Williams
Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 52389

Re: CountMax errors

... to be sensible with things ROADSIDE? The biggest problem we've had with some of the words is remembering what we did with them last time round. GAMBIERS is easy enough, but some of the other words are not that memorable and it can be 6 months before you are faced with the dilemma again. I used ...
by D Eadie
Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CountMax errors
Replies: 727
Views: 52389

Re: CountMax errors

... accept something that is clearly wrong. The biggest problem we've had with some of the words is remembering what we did with them last time round. GAMBIERS is easy enough, but some of the other words are not that memorable and it can be 6 months before you are faced with the dilemma again. I used ...
by David Williams
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Recap for Wednesday 6 September 2000
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Recap for Wednesday 6 September 2000

... SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER Enjoy the show. Round 1: S B R M A E O G I C1: BARGES (6) C2: EMBARGO (7) OT: gambiers (according to CountMax!) Score: 0–7 (max 7) Round 2: T G D N U A E S L C1: TANGLES (7) C2: TANGLED (7) DC: UNSALTED (8) Score: 7–14 (max 15) ...
by David Williams
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Say hello to Susie
Replies: 67
Views: 7299

Re: Say hello to Susie

Perhaps the biggest decision ever was the disallowing of Julian Fell's GAMBIERS. I'm sure Damian told us that was Susie, who was concerned enough to get second opinions from Oxford, so I imagine true decisions are hers. But still no-one asks her if she can ...
by Paul Howe
Mon Jan 05, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: If Countdowners were sports stars...
Replies: 31
Views: 3146

Re: If Countdowners were sports stars...

Matthew Green wrote:
However, while domestic titles were easy to come by, the big one eluded him under suspicious circumstances (Was there a drug fuelled hooker binge before the final?/is GAMBIERS a word?)
:D

Somehow managed to miss this thread first time round, quality entertainment.
by Jon O'Neill
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COOT SF - Wilson vs. Fell
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: COOT SF - Wilson vs. Fell

Cheers for both of those and yes - SEALANTS is one that can go either way I agree. It's about as unclear a case as you could ask for, putting GAMBIERS, CRYOLITES etc. to one side.
by Damian E
Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COOT Round 2 - Howe vs Corby
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: COOT Round 2 - Howe vs Corby

... (because it happened so often) so never said anything. Either that or they were too scared! Anyway Damian I'm not specifically arguing about GAMBIERS - I never have, although I may jokingly have referred to it from time to time; I just don't like the mass nouns rule in general, with the uncertainty ...
by Julian Fell
Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COOT Round 2 - Howe vs Corby
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: COOT Round 2 - Howe vs Corby

... (because it happened so often) so never said anything. Either that or they were too scared! Anyway Damian I'm not specifically arguing about GAMBIERS - I never have, although I may jokingly have referred to it from time to time; I just don't like the mass nouns rule in general, with the uncertainty ...
by Damian E
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COOT Round 2 - Howe vs Corby
Replies: 13
Views: 1018

Re: COOT Round 2 - Howe vs Corby

... to 4 boys at home, i dont get out of bed in the morning, its usually the middle of the bloody night. LEISURES would be a 'no' on the show, just as GAMBIERS was. Let it go mate. LET IT GO ............. :mrgreen:
by Julian Fell
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuedsay, 24th June
Replies: 14
Views: 1105

Re: Spoilers for Tuedsay, 24th June

Corby wrote:
Corby wrote:They gave Tony 7 points for TINKLER? WTF? It's not in :x
HELLO!!!!????

DOES NOBODY CARE ABOUT THIS INJUSTICE EXCEPT ME?!

:x
gambiers x

HELLO!!???

DOES NOBODY CARE ABOUT THIS... oh forget it

( :D )
by Damian E
Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 507
Views: 206844

Re: Best ever contestants

... and compassionate. which possibly contributed to his downfall. What downfall? He's lost one game ever - due to a very contentious decision over 'gambiers'. If that had been allowed he'd have won the game and probably the whole C of C. he seemed to be more worried that Graham was going to put ...
by Kirk Bevins
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 507
Views: 206844

Re: Best ever contestants

... SEVICHE, ARTESIAN, DUKEDOM, VALORISED, AGRION, GAMBIER, DAIMYOS. Doesn't look an awful lot wrong with that to me. Uh hum, I think Julian offered GAMBIERS not GAMBIER. I believe I'm the only ever contestant to offer the word GAMBIER - but yeah, cheers Julian! :D Kirk
by Mike Brown
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mass noun plurals confusion
Replies: 32
Views: 2737

Re: Mass noun plurals confusion

Yes still pissed off about GAMBIERS, I lie awake every night thinking about the injustice of it :D Seriously though, I have to disagree with Charlie - please don't allow all mass noun plurals Damian, I've always thought word games should ...
by Julian Fell
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mass noun plurals confusion
Replies: 32
Views: 2737

Re: Mass noun plurals confusion

Yes still pissed off about GAMBIERS, I lie awake every night thinking about the injustice of it :D Seriously though, I have to disagree with Charlie - please don't allow all mass noun plurals Damian, I've always thought word games should ...
by Damian E
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mass noun plurals confusion
Replies: 32
Views: 2737

Re: Mass noun plurals confusion

... can read the definition for a mass noun one day and disallow it but on a different day it seems to be acceptable. You're not still pissed off at gambiers are you :mrgreen:
by Matthew Green
Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: If Countdowners were sports stars...
Replies: 31
Views: 3146

If Countdowners were sports stars...

... titles were easy to come by, the big one eluded him under suspicious circumstances (Was there a drug fuelled hooker binge before the final?/is GAMBIERS a word?) and he passes into folklore as the best player never to win the top prize. Damian Eadie: Kevin Keegan The former idol returns as manager ...