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    Quote Originally Posted by RudeAwakening View Post
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    "Well, Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps's bat. They kept saying 'Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps.' "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Stein View Post
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    Let's see if someone can come up with an entry that will stop this thread, i.e. there's no word that makes sense when added on. I thought "monkee" might do it, and I wasn't sure about "monkee man", but then I discovered that there's a band called Monkeeman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM@HQ View Post
    Let's see if someone can come up with an entry that will stop this thread, i.e. there's no word that makes sense when added on. I thought "monkee" might do it, and I wasn't sure about "monkee man", but then I discovered that there's a band called Monkeeman.
    Also a Rolling Stones song called Monkey Man.

    What's the criteria? If no one can use it in a sentence?

    Oh and -

    Quote Originally Posted by TOM@HQ View Post
    team (for the Trekkies out there)
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    "Well, Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps's bat. They kept saying 'Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps.' "

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM@HQ View Post
    Let's see if someone can come up with an entry that will stop this thread, i.e. there's no word that makes sense when added on. I thought "monkee" might do it, and I wasn't sure about "monkee man", but then I discovered that there's a band called Monkeeman.
    I'll wager it cannot be done. Our language is too diverse, too extensive, too flexible. English pulls root words from Latin, Greek, German, Italian, French, Spanish (OK, German and all the Romance languages) not to mention words from new technology and cultural developments. If people have the interest this thread could run a long, long, long time. Guaranteed longest thread in "tech support" ever.

    Oh, I was thinking of Monkey Man by the Stones, hence the "?". It's a song I'm compelled to turn up every time I hear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple Pie View Post
    gum
    polysaccharide

    (see if that does it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK@HQ View Post
    polysaccharide

    (see if that does it)
    Not sure if this fits the spirit

    Seems to be a synonym, not a natural follow to "gum"

    Changing to synonyms makes this game even easier... polysaccharides are carbohydrates, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK@HQ View Post
    polysaccharide

    (see if that does it)
    I think polysaccharide typically comes before 'gum,' not after. In any event, I'll keep it going with -

    chain
    "Well, Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps's bat. They kept saying 'Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps.' "

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM@HQ View Post
    Let's see if someone can come up with an entry that will stop this thread, i.e. there's no word that makes sense when added on. I thought "monkee" might do it, and I wasn't sure about "monkee man", but then I discovered that there's a band called Monkeeman.
    Monkeeman threw a monkee wrench in the whole thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
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    "Well, Buhner was a good prospect, no question about it. But my baseball people loved Ken Phelps's bat. They kept saying 'Ken Phelps, Ken Phelps.' "

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK@HQ View Post
    polysaccharide

    (see if that does it)
    Rule violation! The word must follow the preceding word and form a two-word phrase or name.

    Coincidentally, I stumbled onto a game show today that does this. It's called "Chain Reaction." A board with seven word slots is set up. They give you the first word and the last word. It's up to you to guess the next word in either direction. For example:

    1. Friendly
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7. Effective

    You can guess at #2 ("friendly... ") or #6 ("effective ..."). As each word is filled in, you move on to the next pair (#2 and #3, or #6 and #5, and so on.)

    The two chains don't exactly meet in the middle. If the only open slot left is #4, you can guess a word that goes with either #3 or #5. It would be pretty hard (I think) to find many phrases where a word works as either the first word or the second word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM@HQ View Post
    Rule violation! The word must follow the preceding word and form a two-word phrase or name.

    Coincidentally, I stumbled onto a game show today that does this. It's called "Chain Reaction." A board with seven word slots is set up. They give you the first word and the last word. It's up to you to guess the next word in either direction. For example:

    1. Friendly
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7. Effective

    You can guess at #2 ("friendly... ") or #6 ("effective ..."). As each word is filled in, you move on to the next pair (#2 and #3, or #6 and #5, and so on.)

    The two chains don't exactly meet in the middle. If the only open slot left is #4, you can guess a word that goes with either #3 or #5. It would be pretty hard (I think) to find many phrases where a word works as either the first word or the second word.

    I can see that Tom had a productive day off today.

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    Sorry for the misunderstanding. I followed the rules, but in a bit of an obscure fashion. I had in mind a professor identifying the common word with the scientific term for the same word, and thus one would absolutely follow the other. But it's a stretch.

    I like the Chain Reaction idea. Would be fun to do a baseball version:

    1. Barry
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7. Bonds

    or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NICK@HQ View Post
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    1. Barry
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    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7. Bonds

    or something like that.
    Steroids....




    Test.

    There. We've come full circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natkcole View Post
    Steroids....

    Test.

    There. We've come full circle.
    So it is written - so it shall be
    We have a pool and a pond - the pond would be good for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by circle360 View Post
    I can see that Tom had a productive day off today.
    I also shoveled the half-inch of snow we got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM@HQ View Post
    I also shoveled the half-inch of snow we got.

    lol. What did that take you 10 min. lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOM@HQ View Post
    I also shoveled the half-inch of snow we got.
    There's a quicker (than shoveling) way to get rid of a half inch of snow.
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