Posts by Mike Hewson

11) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Jumbled Word Game #4 (Message 136630)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Wonder if that bit of his hat flopping about between his eyes played a part in keeping him focussed? Genghis I mean... *gaze at Genghis* Would drive me nuts I think... :)

Yeah, but the horse is thinking "does my hair parting seem too casual? I'm going for the Brian Ferry look." :



... "now if only Genghis will let me wear the shades". :-)

Cheers, Mike.
12) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Cafe Einstein: LPTP Triskaidekaphenia (Message 136628)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Good to see non-commutation being recognised as important for some activities in daily life. :-)

Here's another example :

*a full and notable day, well remembered for perpetuity*
*has a Flaming B-52*

versus :

*has a Flaming B-52*
*err .... ummm*

...there is a tenuous connection to space.

There is a piece of vacuum inside everyone's head, so you've haven't narrowed the field at all David. A very safe comment indeed. :-)

Cheers, Mike.
13) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Jumbled Word Game #4 (Message 136624)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
@Annite : Bullingdon Club ? Seems like the real life template for Monty P's Upper Class Twit of The Year competition.

Now dearest Genghis has a nice Civilization V ring :



@Gary : I can safely say that I haven't done any integer calculations* as a medico. Sometimes we divide 7 by 3 and get 10 and 1, but I normally avoid changing radix mid-stream. :-)

@David : Yes. You do have much to account for. Perhaps the solution is a Latin word that means "David is a really naughty chap". :-)

Cheers, Mike.

* By that I mean we don't discard the remainder on division ... and we steer clear of the irrationals entirely ! :-)
14) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Jumbled Word Game #4 (Message 136574)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Okay, by (un)popular demand, here it is, the next round of: Einstein's very own, totally separate from the one on the server in Berkeley, jumbled word game.

Simple rules:
Winner posts a jumbled word or phrase.
Other people try to unjumble it.
The first person to do so, after it is confirmed by whoever posted it, posts the next word. If the poster doesn't confirm it within a reasonable time and the solver is absolutely sure, he/she may post the next one without confirmation.
Multiple posts, and multiple guesses within a post ARE allowed.
Silly definitions of obviously incorrect solutions are mandatory and will always be appreciated.
[ I will inaugurate an optional parallel/side competition here : awarding marks for what I personally judge to be funny/witty/silly/etc efforts. No penalty otherwise ... :-) ]
If no one gets it after a day or two, the poster may give hints.
Discussion of anything posted in the thread is allowed at any time, although it should stay at least somewhat related to the posts.
It is highly suggested that the poster either write down the correct word or send her/himself a PM with it.
Responses must be 'kid friendly' etc, etc, or they *will* be moderated.
Use of an internet word scrambling/descrambling site is considered cheating.

The new jumbled word is:

aacddeghimmnnoorstyy

That's a single genuine English language word of 20 ( twenty ) letters. To kick the competition off I will state that it is absolutely not in the medical lexicon.

Cheers, Mike.
15) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Jumbled word game #3 (Message 136573)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Wow ! Gee ! Neat ! :-)

Right ... I'm up to bat then.

*Ooops, trip & trips & trips over DSM-XXV, which happened to be lying opening the 'H' section*

Cheers, Mike.
16) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Jumbled word game #3 (Message 136569)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
sacerdotophrenia : Clerical stagefright ?

What, a preacher with cold feet in front of an audience ? I'll be hogswashelled ... :-)

Cheers, Mike.
17) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Cafe Einstein: LPTP Triskaidekaphenia (Message 136566)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
The surprising thing I found about Vietnam is that it is communist in title only. Which is a bit of a laugh as DownUnda many people tend to say we are democratic in name only! Every transaction in Vietnam was absolutely capitalistic. Everyone I met wanted to hide income from Hanoi. As we do for Canberra. If you want something you put your hand in your pocket to get out currency notes, which go to their hand and thence into their pocket ie. it never happened. The Dong is officially manipulated rubbish but AUD and/or USD are fine and dandy. The black economy must be several orders of magnitude above the official one. They were lovely people - to rich western tourists at least. So in Hoi An I go to the tailor shops and get fitted for a raft of neat casual and formal gear, it costs me a third of Aussie prices but they still make five times what they usually do. But don't eat the birds, as they just can't separate their chickens and ducks from Salmonella, Shigella etc. Fish & beef are fine. Have imported wine and spirits only.

Cheers, Mike.
18) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Cafe Einstein: LPTP Triskaidekaphenia (Message 136563)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Hi Bill !

All I'm seeing is 'TrickyDickaphenia', so it'll be about Watergate then. :-)

Annoyance of the Day : I've had to come in and do a few full days work. Darn .... no rest for the wicked ! :-(

Cheers, Mike.
19) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Jumbled word game #3 (Message 136558)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
I think 'costophrenia' is a long partial here, leaving 'd', 'e', 'r' and 'a' .... ie. something about the ribs and the diaphragm.

Cheers, Mike.
20) Message boards : Cafe Einstein : Jumbled word game #3 (Message 136557)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Mike Hewson
Oooh ... have to go to the video replay then ? :-)

RedoScatophrenia : a mental illness ( in bears ) characterized by a tendency to crap in the same place in the woods

TsarCoedophrenia : a mental illness characterised by a tendency to live in sin with Russian rulers

RatCodesophrenia : a mental illness characterised by an urge to decipher messages sent between rodents

TadScoreophrenia : a mental illness characterised by making small adjustments to sporting results

EcoTardsophrenia : a mental illness characterised by being a greenie

DareScotophrenia : a mental illness characterised by provoking Pictish anger

ScareDotophrenia : a mental illness characterised by frightening old age pensioners

RedCoatsophrenia : a mental illness characterised by fear of British invasions

TaCredosophrenia : a mental illness characterised by thanking others for their personal philosophies

TraceSodophrenia : a mental illness characterised by performing forensic investigation upon lumps of soil

ToCedarsophrenia : a mental illness characterised by sprinting off into certain sub-alpine temperate zone forests

ToedCarsophrenia : a mental illness characterised by driving vehicles with poor front wheel alignment

DeCastrophrenia : the mental illness where the sufferer worries that the process by which their thoughts are being sucked out of their brains by enemies will stop

ODescartophrenia : the mental illness where the sufferer worships a French mathematician

IThinkIOughtHaveALieDownophrenia

Cheers, Mike.


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