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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3750 on: February 10, 2024, 05:39:31 pm »
A stool pigeon (like Paul said) is someone who tells information that should be kept secret.   A rat, a fink (sometimes used together, as in "you're a rat fink!"), snitch and canary are all names given to people who tell secrets.  Canary is often used like:  "Oh, don't tell them that info, they'll sing like a canary!"

Sonja clearly needs to watch more 1930s gangster movies.

Here's what my crazy socialist dictionary lists as synonyms to stool pigeon:
call-bird
decoy-duck
decoybird
decoy bird

Guess that's why so many Americans are (overly) horrified by socialism -- nobody's ever heard of any of these. Now that I think about it, the words all do have similar meanings to each other, presumably fake ducks a hunter uses to lure real ducks, but they're not associated with snitching.



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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3751 on: February 10, 2024, 05:49:35 pm »
Connections
Puzzle #244
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I actually do know yoga poses and I still screwed it up. Was thinking of cat and cow as being the same pose -- you usually go back and forth between them -- but of course they're actually separate poses that are frequently joined.




Wordle 966 4/6

⬜⬜🟩🟨⬜SHIRT
⬜🟩🟩⬜🟩GRIND
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩CRIED
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩FRIED

Did better in Wordle, but as always Wordlebot had snarky remarks, saying that instead of CRIED I should have guessed DECAF. Once again, that might have eliminated more letters, but CRIED revealed what the last four letters were, whereas DECAF (which barely seems like a word anyway) also would have revealed four letters -- except they wouldn't be in order. Wordlebot and I just have very different approaches to Wordle.



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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3752 on: February 10, 2024, 06:09:09 pm »
Sonja clearly needs to watch more 1930s gangster movies.

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Guess that's why so many Americans are (overly) horrified by socialism -- nobody's ever heard of any of these.


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Yes, because that's what socialism is all about!


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Now that I think about it, the words all do have similar meanings to each other, presumably fake ducks a hunter uses to lure real ducks, but they're not associated with snitching.

Yes, fake duck is how my CSD translated it.

Düva pööp is a förce of natüre

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3753 on: February 10, 2024, 08:59:27 pm »
Yes, fake duck is how my CSD translated it.

I'm not even sure where stool pigeon came about as a name for someone who shares inside information with police about criminal activity. Maybe a jailhouse term? In any case, I can see why a dictionary grounded in another language would not know that. Whereas if I just google the term here, I get a huge list of results based on its definition as an informant.




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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3754 on: February 11, 2024, 09:57:41 am »
Tied the bot. 

Wordle 967 4/6

⬜🟨⬜🟨🟨CRANE
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜TOILS
🟩🟩🟨⬜⬜NERDY
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩NEVER

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3755 on: February 11, 2024, 09:58:37 am »
The purple was cra-cra!

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3756 on: February 11, 2024, 11:02:53 am »
Somehow I sailed right through it. Guess I know my boats!
Connections
Puzzle #245
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Wordle 967 6/6*

⬜🟩⬜⬜⬜   PEACH
⬜🟩⬜⬜🟨  BEIGE
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩  SEDER
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩  FEWER
⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩  LEVER
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩  NEVER

WHEW!
I'm not even sure where stool pigeon came about as a name for someone who shares inside information with police about criminal activity. Maybe a jailhouse term?
I'll bet you could hear people saying "stool pigeon" on this podcast, "Great Detectives of Old-Time Radio".
« Last Edit: February 11, 2024, 08:33:44 pm by Front-Ranger »
"chewing gum and duct tape"

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3757 on: February 11, 2024, 11:14:33 am »
Wordle 967 5/6

🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ RATIO
⬜⬜⬜⬜🟨 PLUME
⬜🟩🟨⬜⬜ BERRY
⬜🟩⬜🟩🟩 CEDER
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 NEVER


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3758 on: February 11, 2024, 11:31:57 am »
the purple and blue were just guesses.

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Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3759 on: February 11, 2024, 05:51:21 pm »
I missed three events in Flashback this week, but still enjoyed it.

Flashback for February 10, 2024

17 points
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Play here:
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