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by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 52685

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

Much as I hate the American bastardisation of our language, and ghastly as 'burglarize' sounds to our ears, I'd like to point out that our word 'burgle' is a back-formation from 'burglar' (just as 'edit' is one from 'editor') whereas the Americans chose to treat 'burglar' in the regular manner of su...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 52685

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

Oh, no. We're going to end up with SPECIE, SERIE, TROUSER, SCISSOR, MEASLE, PHYSIC, MUMP, and MOLASS.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 2144

Re: Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2010

I think considering there are 6 numbers but 9 letters, the middle ground of 7.5 wins should be required. In the 8th game, they should stop the clock 15 seconds into the 8th round, and check what words the two contestants have. With these 'precursor' scores added to their totals, if the 7-time-winne...
by Alec Rivers
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 2144

Re: Spoilers For Friday January 22nd 2010

I turned on the telly at the end of round 1 expecting a bit of an anti-climax following Oliver's departure but when I saw the scoreline 18-18 I thought I might be in for a surprise. Alas I wasn't. LISBON? Honestly! It wasn't much of a treaty. Here follows a complimentary joke in the form of an open...
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 239322

Re: Feature requests

In Aptochat, players who share a first name could be distinguished just by their second initials (e.g. Chris K & Chris D) unless, of course, those initials are the same.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday January 20th 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 1510

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday January 20th 2010

Charlie Reams wrote:That's what she said!!!!
Yup. I heard it, too. Dock her seven points - especially as she made the worst attempt at a joke I have seen on Countdown since the RW days. She gets TENSIONS then breaks Jeff's flow to interject "I'll stand to attention." WTF? Come back, Derek, all is forgiven.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A LANDMARK PROGRAMME DUE?
Replies: 52
Views: 3281

Re: A LANDMARK PROGRAMME DUE?

DOND is better than Horse racing. A testcard is better than horse racing. What trifling velleity I may once have possessed for spectating said sport was irrevocably expunged the moment I was unfortunate enough to witness the cringeworthy witterings and mannerisms of that abomination commonly referr...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 18th January 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 6)
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Monday 18th January 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 6)

Did you use your new proggie for the stats? ;)
by Alec Rivers
Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: New spoilers for Monday 18th January 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 1295

Re: New spoilers for Monday 18th January 2010

Sue Sanders wrote:I guess FECKERS isn't in the dictionary yet!
That's what I had, too. lol
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16770

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Kirk Bevins wrote:Haha I'll have 5 apple crumbles please.
Don't we already know someone who has eaten all the pies? Are you in competition with him, Kirk? ;)
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Addiction
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Re: Apterous Addiction

Mind Ian's affliction.
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's wrong with you?
Replies: 15
Views: 1495

Re: What's wrong with you?

Well, I'm cured of schizophrenia, but where am I now that I need me?
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Etiquette
Replies: 155
Views: 9317

Re: Apterous Etiquette

Charlie, is it a good idea to talk to someone as if you were starting a game and then just leave without playing? If not, this is why I suggest you put a private chat window to be available to us when we want to talk to one person in particular. Could this be the first time ever that I agree with o...
by Alec Rivers
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The C4C Football Thread
Replies: 992
Views: 96472

Re: The C4C Football Thread

Josh Overhill wrote:Let's all laugh at Liverpool. Yet again.
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by Alec Rivers
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 1252
Views: 78776

Re: Birthdays

Happy 21st, dude.
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Janruary 15th 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Re: Spoilers for Janruary 15th 2010

Awesome performance, Oliver. You blew me away with OESTRIOL (not literally, of course). ;)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Calendar
Replies: 126
Views: 12431

Re: Countdown Calendar

D Eadie wrote:... while you're lighting fires in the silly camp all by yourself.
Keep warm.
lol. Who says sarcasm is the lowest form of wit :)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 239322

Re: Feature requests

Jimmy Gough wrote:Play via webcam: it could be like Chatroulette but with less creepy naked men.
Thanks for the heads-up. I'd've clicked the link, else.
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Janruary 15th 2010
Replies: 20
Views: 1561

Re: Spoilers for Janruary 15th 2010

Is that 'Janruary' as in 'February'? :P
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 14th January 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 4)
Replies: 4
Views: 1118

Re: Thursday 14th January 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 4)

Thanks for the mention, James — great recap!

I'm hoping Damian will have a listen to it and select a really good bit to play on the show. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday January 14th 2010
Replies: 36
Views: 1571

Re: Spoilers For Thursday January 14th 2010

Ryan Taylor wrote:I also enjoyed the guys rock band cover of the Countdown clock music. Alec Rivers eat your heart out.
I won't lie, I wouldn't mind a bit of my mix getting an airing, actually. How's about it, wonderful, sexy Damian? :D
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Monosyllabic Conundrums
Replies: 46
Views: 2730

Re: Monosyllabic Conundrums

SCREECHED and THRUTCHED are both in, and have no anagrams.
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 239322

Re: Feature requests

Kirk Bevins wrote:Every time someone offers APTEROUS as a max, they should get an item in their inventory...like a fly that a child has ripped its wings off or something.
Or an old-fashioned sanitary towel (before they started putting wings on them). :?
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Triangular Food is Delicious. Discuss.
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: Triangular Food is Delicious. Discuss.

Kai Laddiman wrote:And it's not triangular...
lol. You're right.
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: who is the 2009 Champion of Countdown
Replies: 32
Views: 1623

Re: who is the 2009 Champion of Countdown

Who is the 2009 Champion? There's only one way to find out... FIGHT! Wouldn't it be great to see Kirk and Chris do a Harry Hill comedy sketch like this and put it up on youtube. Chris would be throwing Rubik's cubes at Kirk, who in turn would be throwing Maths equipment etc back at him. Ahem! Sorry...
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Wednesday January 13th 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 1383

Re: Spoilers For Wednesday January 13th 2010

Marc Meakin wrote:I bet he is quite good at backing shit up :lol:
Counter-sunk turds.
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Triangular Food is Delicious. Discuss.
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: Triangular Food is Delicious. Discuss.

Michael Wallace wrote:
Steve Durney wrote:[Dairylea]
I'm not sure which side of the argument this falls on (I see the triangular thing, but I've never been convinced of their deliciousness).
I'm not convinced it's cheese, either. :?
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: who is the 2009 Champion of Countdown
Replies: 32
Views: 1623

Re: who is the 2009 Champion of Countdown

Why not call them Summer '09 champ and Winter '09 champ, or something. Not all competitions are annual: I used to play in an indoor 6-a-side league that had four seasons per calendar year – we were champs one year, but so were three other teams.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 4002

Re: Apology

Lesley Hines wrote:Sod the coffee - I think I'll just send everyone Marmite instead :(
Yum! :D
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 4002

Re: Apology

...stuff... It doesn't happen often mate I have to say, but in this instance we disagree. If he really bothered you that much I don't know why you can't just ignore him. I know some might go "lol, irony" considering I've had a couple (more? less? dunno) of fairly public spats on here, but for me, s...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jason's sequence of events
Replies: 27
Views: 2428

Re: Jason's sequence of events

^This.
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Foreign dictionary Apterous
Replies: 43
Views: 3769

Re: Foreign dictionary Apterous

Is Dutch the same as German with capitals? If it is, is the Dutch game the same as described above? 1) Not at all. 2) Not at all. The Dutch capitalise fewer words than we do. Examples: Monday - maandag January - januari Middle Ages - middeleeuwen Renaissance - renaissance Mr. - meneer Mrs. -mevrouw...
by Alec Rivers
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: An introspective question
Replies: 41
Views: 1859

Re: An introspective question

I got Magnus Magnusson. Is that bad? :|
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January
Replies: 204
Views: 16770

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2010- Saturday 30th January

Lunch for me, too, please. And I'll have my cake* and eat it! ;)


* okay, crumble
by Alec Rivers
Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Britney song.
Replies: 20
Views: 1699

Re: Favourite Britney song.

Ian Volante wrote:
Dinos Sfyris wrote:finger painting and macaroni art
Is this a euphemism?
If it is, then 'macaroni' would suggest there's little to write home about in his gentleman's area. :shock:
by Alec Rivers
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Apology
Replies: 49
Views: 4002

Re: Apology

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by Alec Rivers
Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Favourite Britney song.
Replies: 20
Views: 1699

Re: Favourite Britney song.

Kai Laddiman wrote:Covers are so much better.
That's well funny. Wish I could understand more of it, though. And since when has Jeremy Clarkson been a vocalist and dancer? ;)
by Alec Rivers
Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jason's sequence of events
Replies: 27
Views: 2428

Re: Jason's sequence of events

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Jason Larsen wrote:Kirk, I am still your friend!
Awww thankyou. That takes my tally up to 2 now.
lol. Half your friends are nuts!
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: general enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: general enquiry

Matthew Tassier wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:
Matthew Tassier wrote:
More than 9 letters. No need to spell it correctly.
Hyper variants?
Hyper? Impossabley Compilicated. Not worth trying.
lol. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 4585

Re: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009

Julie T wrote:[response]
That was an excellent response. My opinion is duly changed. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: general enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: general enquiry

Matthew Tassier wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:
Matthew Tassier wrote:... let alone the two occurances you've given it!
And you gave 'occurrences' none at all! ;)
More than 9 letters. No need to spell it correctly.
Hyper variants?
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: general enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: general enquiry

Matthew Tassier wrote:... let alone the two occurances you've given it!
And you gave 'occurrences' none at all! ;)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 4585

Re: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009

Julie T wrote:Any objections ... to my putting your queries (nameless) on a Home Ed forum?
Fill yer boots. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 08, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009
Replies: 77
Views: 4585

Re: International Freedom in Education Day 15 Sep 2009

In my mind, this discussion opens up a much wider issue. Initially, I was only going to suggest (in response to the relevant concerns raised in this topic) that potential home-edders be required to pass basic educational and childcare tests, but was then reminded of something that struck me some tim...
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: general enquiry
Replies: 20
Views: 1487

Re: general enquiry

And only one 9-letter-word has 7 unique consonants in ascending alphabetical order. Its 2 vowels are also in order. Anyone?
by Alec Rivers
Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:10 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jason's sequence of events
Replies: 27
Views: 2428

Re: Jason's sequence of events

... it seems entirely reasonable to conduct one's real (as opposed to virtual) life without consulting or considering the members of this forum. I agree. But while most of us appreciate the distinction between real and virtual lives, I'm not so sure Jason does. Or, perhaps, his virtual life is his ...
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations
Replies: 134
Views: 8475

Re: Celebrations

Jason, I have a simple question for you. With reference to:
Jon Corby wrote:Would you like me to deliver a swift kick to his bollocks...?
If you had answered: "Yeah, that would be funny!", do you think Jon would actually kick Dinos in the nuts? Yes or No?
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Jason's sequence of events
Replies: 27
Views: 2428

Re: Jason's sequence of events

Jason Larsen wrote:Both of them, Howard.
Strewth! :shock:
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations
Replies: 134
Views: 8475

Re: Celebrations

Jason Larsen wrote:No!

Jon, that is not the way to treat me!
Surely that should be: that is not the way to treat Dinos?
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:27 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Stems you've found useful
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: Stems you've found useful

MET + S = STEM
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Will the cold snap affect the show?
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

Re: Will the cold snap affect the show?

Kirk Bevins wrote:Am I the only one that read the title of this thread as:
"Will the cold snap affect the snow?"
Nope, I thought that, too. lol
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: I am hurt
Replies: 34
Views: 2176

Re: I am hurt

Jason, have they changed your medication?
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Celebrations
Replies: 134
Views: 8475

Re: Celebrations

Marc Meakin wrote:Maybe it doesn't make a Vas deferens.
This is ripe for an epic-did-he-miss-the-joke scenario.
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Neutral news
Replies: 23
Views: 1889

Re: Neutral news

Soz.
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on Big Brother
Replies: 78
Views: 5349

Re: Countdown on Big Brother

A couple of years ago a very good friend of mine went home after a night of heavy drinking in Galway with a girl he'd never previously met, who had appeared on some dodgy Irish reality Island adventure type show. When he awoke the next morning, realised he'd sh!t in her bed and they were both cover...
by Alec Rivers
Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Neutral news
Replies: 23
Views: 1889

Re: Neutral news

Derek Hazell wrote:
Alec Rivers wrote:Well, I wouldn't kick her out of the bed if she farted. ;)
And if the heat of your passion caused her botox-filled face to explode resulting in you accidently ingesting some of the botulinum toxin, you wouldn't be able to!
It's not those lips I'd be munching. :shock:
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: Rate the above user's avatar
Replies: 97
Views: 8910

Re: Rate the above user's avatar

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"Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

7/10
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Neutral news
Replies: 23
Views: 1889

Re: Neutral news

Jason Larsen wrote:Amanda may be a nice person after all!
Well, I wouldn't kick her out of the bed if she farted. ;)
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1930
Views: 276340

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome, Fidelis.

Well, the previous three posts quite accurately represent the range of people and posts you'll get here, from pedantry through helpfulness to blind optimism. :D
by Alec Rivers
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Temporary chat thread while aptochat is down
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

Re: Temporary chat thread while aptochat is down

Jason Larsen entered the room!