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The pencil thread

Post by Ben Hunter » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:26 pm

Pencils are fast becoming the more sought after prize in Apterous. Talk about your latest pencils here.

I saw this word on the back of a taxi seat once and made a mental note of it for Apterous purposes.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Michael Wallace » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:56 pm

Quite pleased to own the pencil for this.

Quite amused to own the pencil for this.

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Post by Ben Hunter » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:08 pm

Quite pleased to own the pencil for this.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Ben Hunter » Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:41 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:My best pencil is probably http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ga ... 8#r3007178
Insane game.

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Post by JimBentley » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:19 pm

I love all my pencils equally of course, they are all my special children. However my two favourite recent-ish pencils are this one and this one.
exciting music http://fahnn.co.uk

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Post by Dale Levell » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:27 pm

My best pencil is probably the first one from this game http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ga ... 5#r2996635

Was also quite pleased to get a pencil for 'jumbucks' in a game today, mainly because it was a complete guess at what prime had picked for.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Matt Bayfield » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:39 pm

My proudest recent bronze pencil came from a game of Hypergoatdown, where I had picked the 11 initial letters:
  • W A L C I B H E D R T
I then picked an appropriate final "goatletter" to give me one of only two possible 11-letter words. Those of you who fancy a challenge can try to work out which final letter I picked and which 11-letter word I declared. Whilst not exactly a common word, it should be in many apterous players' vocabularies.

Those who would rather be spending their time doing other things can follow this link to the round.

Note: the only other possible 11-letter word would have been BIRDWATCHER, which would have been available by picking a final letter R.


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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Ben Hunter » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:44 pm

JimBentley wrote:this one
:cry:

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Post by JimBentley » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:33 pm

Ben Hunter wrote:
JimBentley wrote:this one
:cry:
Hahah yeah that was really unlucky, sorry Ben. It was funny though!
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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Ian Volante » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:47 pm

I like this one.
meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles meles

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Ben Hunter » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:55 pm

Ian Volante wrote:I like this one.
Good word.


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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Chris Davies » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:42 pm

This is my favourite pencil.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:22 pm

Yeah that's a classic spot. If you liked
Chris Davies wrote:This is my favourite pencil.
you might also like this.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Paul Howe » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:23 pm

It's a boring word, but it's also my 5000th ODE pencil (if you add together ordinary and bronze)

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2 ... 0#r3249870

This is my favourite recent effort

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2 ... 0#r3147090

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Ben Hunter » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:31 am

Paul Howe wrote:This is my favourite recent effort

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2 ... 0#r3147090
Now that's pencilled in, you can get the ARCOLOGY pencil.

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Post by Kai Laddiman » Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:35 am

Biggest FML ever for Matt:

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16/10/2007 - Episode 4460
Dinos Sfyris 76 - 78 Dorian Lidell
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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:37 am

Haha! I <3 Larsen

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Ryan Taylor » Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:38 am

Hues Larsen?

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Post by Oliver Garner » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:51 pm

Charlie Reams wrote: this.
Since loads of people got EQUALIZER in the duel whenever it was (I wasn't one of them, hence the moan), I think each word in a duel should only be displayed once so we can see more unlikely spots since the selection only happened once.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Matt Bayfield » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:16 pm

A bit contrived perhaps, but I'm quite proud to have snaffled this bronze pencil...

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Post by Liam Tiernan » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:34 pm

First time that selection has come up in a standard game. http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ga ... 7#r2995857

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Post by Simon Le Fort » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:58 pm

Edward hadn't played French for a while. In our first game, he started in Round One with this: http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=232960.

Once he had warmed up, by Round 3, he just left me numb.

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Post by Ben Hunter » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:06 pm

Simon Le Fort wrote:Edward hadn't played French for a while. In our first game, he started in Round One with this: http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=232960.

Once he had warmed up, by Round 3, he just left me numb.
He's a clever bastard.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by JackHurst » Sun May 16, 2010 9:31 pm

Chris Davies is quite good at anagrams.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed May 19, 2010 3:49 pm

JackHurst wrote:Chris Davies is quite good at anagrams.
TAIKONAUT is in the conundrum lists and Chris has spotted it a few times.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed May 19, 2010 3:51 pm

Bet you feel stupid about complimenting him now Jack? :)

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Post by JackHurst » Wed May 19, 2010 4:38 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Bet you feel stupid about complimenting him now Jack? :)
Lol, yeah I feel a right dunce. Sorry Kirk.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Liam Tiernan » Wed May 19, 2010 4:42 pm

Not so easy to spot a nine though, if you don't know there is one.
And a question that just occurred to me: if several people get the same new word in the duel, do they all get the pencil, or only the first person?

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed May 19, 2010 5:05 pm

Liam Tiernan wrote:And a question that just occurred to me: if several people get the same new word in the duel, do they all get the pencil, or only the first person?
Only first person.

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed May 19, 2010 5:33 pm

Liam Tiernan wrote:Not so easy to spot a nine though, if you don't know there is one.
And a question that just occurred to me: if several people get the same new word in the duel, do they all get the pencil, or only the first person?
But this was goatdown and his pick which makes it easier.

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed May 19, 2010 6:27 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Liam Tiernan wrote:Not so easy to spot a nine though, if you don't know there is one.
And a question that just occurred to me: if several people get the same new word in the duel, do they all get the pencil, or only the first person?
But this was goatdown and his pick which makes it easier.
To be honest, it's surprising he got through his audition.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Ryan Taylor » Wed May 19, 2010 8:54 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Liam Tiernan wrote:Not so easy to spot a nine though, if you don't know there is one.
And a question that just occurred to me: if several people get the same new word in the duel, do they all get the pencil, or only the first person?
But this was goatdown and his pick which makes it easier.
Did I just get a whiff of jealousy? :P

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Post by Kirk Bevins » Wed May 19, 2010 9:21 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote: Did I just get a whiff of jealousy? :P
Not at all. I'm just stating that Chris has had far more impressive spots.

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Thu May 20, 2010 12:56 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote: Did I just get a whiff of jealousy? :P
Not at all. I'm just stating that Chris has had far more impressive spots.
:shock:

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Post by Miriam Nussbaum » Sat May 22, 2010 5:49 pm

I was pretty amused by this last night, when I was playing some French games despite not actually knowing French. ^^;

Round 8: DC informs me that there's a word DOIGTES. http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=244840

Minutes later, in another game: it comes up again and I get a French pencil. http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=244842

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Post by JackHurst » Sun May 23, 2010 10:08 am

I liked the amount of pencils I got in this game. My favourite part about it was that in the second round where i got a twelve, I knew the alternate one too! Pretty chiffed with myself if I'm allowed to say so.

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Post by Hugh Binnie » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:30 pm

I can't compete with Jack's pencil-grabbing hypergoaty goodness, but I was rather pleased with this picky/spotty thing in the same format.

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Post by Andrew Feist » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:32 pm

Not just low probability, but I have no idea why I know this word.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:26 pm

I got JUDOKA today. Definitely my favourite since SYPHILIS.

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Post by David O'Donnell » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:18 pm

STRAVAIGS and MALAGUETA.

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Post by Matthew Tassier » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:21 pm

Norm was a bit disappointed not to spot this pencil

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Post by Ryan Taylor » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:18 pm

Matthew Tassier wrote:Norm was a bit disappointed not to spot this pencil
Best pencil ever!

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by James Robinson » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:14 pm

Well happy with this one:

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2 ... 6#r3641646

Although I probably got it by watching the TV too much. :lol:

http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/mivana/mediapl ... 7&type=mp4
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Adam Gillard » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:50 pm

Miriam Nussbaum wrote:!עיפרון
Let's learn Hebrew together in a Chavruta... http://www.apterous.org/viewgame.php?ga ... 6#r3724766
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:27 pm

Presumably this is the first Hebrew 9: קרבנותיהמ
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Post by Dinos Sfyris » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:33 pm

Anyone for pasta?

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Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:12 pm

GR MSL GNDT MSS NGVWL SRND NNLYC NNCT

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Matt Bayfield » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:34 am

A tie for the longest English language pencil so far...

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Adam Gillard » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:17 am

A tautology:
2010-08-13 02:57:55 Miriam Nussbaum got a bronze pencil for PENCILLING!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Matt Bayfield » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:03 pm

An unusual example of nabbing pencils for the same word, in two different languages (and two different formats), in the same month:

From Hypergoatdown in English: FISHWIVES
From Aegilops in Dutch: VISWYVEN

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Bob De Caux » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:24 pm

Switched back to German to find a relatively Bayfield-free zone and picked up my favourite pencil so far...

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=2 ... 2#r4162152

EDIT: Thanks Matt, didn't know that
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Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:27 pm

Bob De Caux wrote:Switched back to German to find a relatively Bayfield-free zone and picked up my favourite pencil so far...

http://apterous.org/viewgame.php?game=293604
There's three there in that there game. Click the round number to highlight a round and update the URL.

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Re: The pencil thread

Post by Adam Gillard » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:27 pm

Dutch is the only language that yields MILF
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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