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Paul Keating
December 23rd, 2015, 03:34 PM
All the submitters have voted, so I’m invoking Rule 8(a)(2) and closing the
voting just a little less than 90 minutes early. The winner of round 2669
is Dave Cunningham, whose definition “A false definition of a word”
received 7 votes, plus 2 points for guessing the correct def. That’s a
commanding lead over Shani Naylor, who takes takes coveted second place
with 6 natural points. John Barrs is runner-up with 4 points.

The true definition was 8: “A false statement” (OED 3ed, Sept 2007), which
two perceptive players guessed.

1. Any belief or philosophy which adheres to the external characteristics
of an exemplar instead of the fundamental concepts.

Votes from: Shefler and Stevens

Submitted by: Hart, who scores natural 2.

2. A belief that all doctrines, whether religious or political or societal
should be disavowed and their leaders declared to be criminals.

Vote from: Abell

Submitted by: Stevens, who scores natural 1.

3. A cleft in a rock outcropping.

Vote from: Madnick

Submitted by: Abell, who scores natural 1.

4. A con; an imaginary cause concocted to swindle charitable donations from
gullible philanthropists.

No votes

Submitted by: Hale.

5. A euphemism used to avoid violating a cultural taboo by mentioning a
name, *e.g.,* “the Scottish play” for Macbeth.

Votes from: Graham, Hart and Shepherdson

Submitted by: Mallach, who scores natural 3.

6. A false cognate.

Votes from: Cunningham and Schultz

Submitted by: Weltz, who scores natural 2.

7. A false definition of a word.

Votes from: Abell, Barrs, Mallach, Naylor, Schultz, Stevens and Widdis

Submitted by: Cunningham, who scores 7 + 2, total 9.

8. A false statement.

Votes from: Barrs and Cunningham

Real definition from OED 3ed (Sept 2007)

9. Psych. An imaginary friend.

Vote from: Widdis

Submitted by: Shefler, who scores natural 1.

10. Incoherence of speech.

No votes

Submitted by: Madnick.

11. A mental disorder in which the patient believes that he is someone
other than the person identified as himself by others.

No votes

Submitted by: Schultz.

12. A myth or untruth knowingly told by an elite to maintain social harmony
or to advance an agenda.

No votes

Submitted by: Widdis.

13. A second flowering season in trees in temperate zones, caused by
unusually mild winter weather.

Votes from: Madnick, Naylor and Weltz

Submitted by: Shepherdson, who scores natural 3.

14. A short-lived British art movement of the 1960s which aimed to expose
and ridicule elitist attitudes in mainstream culture.

Votes from: Bourne, Graham, Hale, Hart, Lodge and Mallach

Submitted by: Naylor, who scores natural 6.

15. A statement containing an internal impossibility—a classical example is
the liar paradox (“this statement is a lie”).

Votes from: Hale and Lodge

Submitted by: Barrs, who scores 2 + 2, total 4.

16. The unwarranted pretence of being an intellectual.

Vote from: Bourne

Submitted by: Lodge, who scores natural 1.

17. A word invented to translate text from another language when no other
suitable word exists.

Votes from: Shefler, Shepherdson and Weltz

Submitted by: Graham, who scores natural 3.


Player

Definition

Voted for

Votes

Guess

Total

Cunningham

7

6 & 8

7

2

9

Naylor

14

7 & 13

6

6

Barrs

15

7 & 8

2

2

4

Shepherdson

13

5 & 17

3

3

Graham

17

5 & 14

3

3

Mallach

5

7 & 14

3

3

Hart

1

5 & 14

2

2

Weltz

6

13 & 17

2

2

Shefler

9

1 & 17

1

1

Stevens

2

1 & 7

1

1

Abell

3

2 & 7

1

1

Lodge

16

14 & 15

1

1

Schultz

11

6 & 7

0

0

Hale

4

14 & 15

0

0

Widdis

12

7 & 9

0

0

Madnick

10

3 & 13

0

0

Bourne

14 & 16

0

0

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