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surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.8 - Posts: 2770)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 3:50 AM

WORDPUZZLE FOR 9/14

That does it.
There is a two word answer in this one that makes no sense whatsoever in English or American - it's just two haphazard words that happen to appear together.
I enjoy WordPuzzle too much to become so frustrated at this idiocy.
I'm pulling out until I see that something has been done about this.

mindmonkey
Mindmonkey  (Level: 270.6 - Posts: 295)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 4:25 AM

I played it earlier and everything I found there seemed like normal phrases. It might have actually helped me if the phrases were nonsense. As you might expectt, I also did lousy on this one, but that's normal, too.

kasp767982
Kasp767982  (Level: 157.7 - Posts: 153)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 5:23 AM

Well I will still do them as I am sad that way, and sometimes I like to something that takes no brainpower lol.

But what on earth is a 'Quarterback Sack'?
I wonder what the so called phrase was that you were referring to Alan?

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.8 - Posts: 2770)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 5:55 AM

We shouldn't really be giving away answers while the quiz is still live .........

My phrase has since been explained to me - an Americanism that I've never ever heard despite having spent quite some time in the USA in the past.

Your phrase is, I think, an American Football position (quarterback) being tackled/downed (sacked). But no doubt I might get corrected!

ladymaynooth
Ladymaynooth  (Level: 176.7 - Posts: 34)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 6:15 AM

I've found the Word Puzzles tend to be very culturally biased.

lolly
Lolly  (Level: 99.8 - Posts: 78)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 7:04 AM

I also found that particular phrase to be most unusual, in fact I'd never heard of it, and from what I understand of quarterbacks (which I ought to say is minimal and learned from dreadful movies), the mental image I got of "quaterback sack" was quite distasteful!!

polyanna678
Polyanna678  (Level: 17.2 - Posts: 12)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 8:08 AM

Some of the Wordpuzzles make no sense to me at all, Now I just do them for the points because I know I'm never going to guess the answer anyway, I used to enjoy going for as few moves as possible but with some of the weird answers now I've no chance.

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 2104)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 9:04 AM

There's no question that it is a very American-English phrase. This was one that I got very quickly, but one does have to be an American Football fan to be familiar with it. It sounds like the UK needs its own version of the WordPuzzle. Then, you could also use spellings that are familiar in the UK.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 9:06 AM

Surreyman your description of a quarterback sack is totally accurate. And it does deal with American Football. That should have been stressed in the puzzle. If you watch football (American that is) quarterback sack is a common term. But I don't think it should have been in this puzzle. I thought it was suppose to be quotes and phrases. There was another answer on there that didn't jive with the puzzle either. I thought they were suppose to do a poll about letting us author the Wordpuzzles? So far I haven't seen one.
Vickie

emiperkins
Emiperkins  (Level: 50.0 - Posts: 201)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 10:31 AM

What was that!? I haven't taken a wordpuzzle in awhile, but you guys were intriguing me with your posts. Common to WHO is my question. (Or is it whom? For some reason I can never get that right.) I guess they want to make the answers things that can't be looked up to discourage cheating. . .but that was ridiculous! My two cents, as it were.


tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3778)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 12:23 PM

quarterback sack is tackling the quarterback for a lose of yardage, like while they are back trying to pass the ball.

mindmonkey
Mindmonkey  (Level: 270.6 - Posts: 295)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 2:08 PM

Ah ha, so that was the phrase. Well, I, for one, am ready for the next cricket question. Oh, yes I am....

sinope
Sinope  (Level: 7.5 - Posts: 37)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 2:31 PM

PLEASE don't post answers! Sheesh! Anyway, that American phrase that was in question... it makes sense, as Surreyman explained, but I really wouldn't consider it a "common expression".

kasp767982
Kasp767982  (Level: 157.7 - Posts: 153)
Wed, 14th Sep '05 4:25 PM

I apologise I had submitted it and then realised what I had done.

I hope I did not spoil anyone's fun, it was very unsporting of me and was not intentional.
*Slapped wrist for me*

action23
Action23  (Level: 113.6 - Posts: 180)
Thu, 15th Sep '05 1:18 AM

how dreadful that you should post an answer.........like it will make a difference in any of our scores whom are participating here in the chat section. We're pretty much the ones who come here to play for fun.........

My guess is that the ones looking to "scam" the system are outside of this chat frequencey.

Cheers Sploofus!

action23


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