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Hugo Kornelis
June 13th, 2005, 03:43 AM
Hi all,

It's half an hour past the deadline, so I'll stop waiting for the votes of Russ and Paul.

Dave will be out next dealer - no less than 6 people were fooled by his Norwegian official statement. The real winner is Russ, with 5 natural points for the South African land measure. And in all honesty - I feel like a winner too, since nobody guessed that hakspek is actually hakspek for hack-speak - the shorthand spelling found on British bulletin board systems, and remarkably like contemporary SMS shorthand spelling of words.

As an FYI, here's the complete definition, from www.foldoc.org:
<jargon> /hak'speek/ A shorthand method of spelling found on many British academic bulletin boards and chat systems. Syllables and whole words in a sentence are replaced by single ASCII characters the names of which are phonetically similar or equivalent, while multiple letters are usually dropped. Hence, "for" becomes "4"; "two", "too", and "to" become "2"; "ck" becomes "k". "Before I see you tomorrow" becomes "b4 i c u 2moro". First appeared in London about 1986, and was probably caused by the slowness of available talk systems, which operated on archaic machines with outdated operating systems and no standard methods of communication. Has become rarer since.

I guess I was lucky that Dan *insisted* that I kept his virtually illegible definition exactly as submitted, as that saved me the headache of deciding wether or not to combine it with the real def. The two Dutch dialects were just different enough to warrant not to combine them.

The full list follows. Thanks, all, for making this a fun round. And good luck with your deal, Dave!

Best, Hugo


1: A curse.
Voted for by: Wetzstein, Crom
FROM Schultz who voted 3 and 7, and scores 2 + 0 = 2

2: Dried eel (Norse).
Voted for by: Carson
FROM Shepherdson who voted 3 and 8, and scores 1 + 0 = 1

3: Defensive port in a castlement.
Voted for by: Goran, Schultz, Shepherdson
FROM Scott who voted 7 and 11, and scores 3 + 0 = 3

4: Specialized tool for micro-surgery,
Voted for by nobody
FROM Toll who voted 8 and 11, and scores 0 + 0 = 0

5: A circle of stones used in witchcraft.
Voted for by: Madnick, Hirst
FROM Wetzstein who voted 1 and 10, and scores 2 + 0 = 2

6: [obs.] Pitch used to attach heels to shoes.
Voted for by: Carson
FROM Gans, van who DQ'ed, and scores 1 + 0 = 1

7: Mediaeval low german slangword for high german.
Voted for by: Scott, Cunningham, Schultz, Crom
FROM Barrs who DQ'ed, and scores 4 + 0 = 4

8: A land measure in S. Africa, 1/3 to 2/3 of an acre.
Voted for by: Hirst, Lodge, Toll, Shepherdson, Savage
FROM Heimerson who didn't vote, and scores 5 + 0 = 5

9: Fine powder spread on writing paper to keep ink from running.
Voted for by: Kryvko
FROM Madnick who voted 5 and 20, and scores 1 + 0 = 1

10: A spiced drink of hot sweetened milk curdled with wine or ale.
Voted for by: Abell, Wetzstein, Kryvko
FROM Goran who voted 3 and 11, and scores 3 + 0 = 3

11: [Norw.] An official announcement, especially one issued by a court.
Voted for by: Scott, Goran, Lodge, Toll, Stevens, Savage
FROM Cunningham who voted 7 and 20, and scores 6 + 0 = 6

12: Traditional Turkish unleavened bread made from wheat and sesame seed.
Voted for by nobody
FROM Abell who voted 10 and 17, and scores 0 + 0 = 0

13: A Middle Eastern dish made of bulgur, parsley, garlic, currants, nuts, and lemon.
Voted for by nobody
FROM Stevens who voted 11 and 14, and scores 0 + 0 = 0

14: A _lingua franca_ of Scandinavia, understood by most speakers of Nordic languages.
Voted for by: Stevens
FROM Lodge who voted 8 and 11, and scores 1 + 0 = 1

15: A mountaineer's hammer used for setting pitons, chipping handholds, and defacing trail signs.
Voted for by nobody
FROM Hirst who voted 5 and 8, and scores 0 + 0 = 0

16: A shorthand method of spelling found on many British academic bulletin boards and chat systems.
Voted for by nobody
FROM Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org) which can't vote, and scores D0

17: _EME rare._ The mark of Cain (Gen 4:15) [Northumb. gloss, fm OE _hc_ grating + _specca_ speck, spot]
Voted for by: Abell, Widdis
FROM Keating who didn't vote, and scores 2 + 0 = 2

18: A regional dialect of Dutch which sounds to a foreigner as though the speaker is constantly clearing his throat.
Voted for by: Widdis
FROM Crom who voted 1 and 7, and scores 1 + 0 = 1

19: O|\|L!|\|3 5l@|\|g |\| wh!ch w0rd5 R $h0r+3|\|D & ch@r@c+3r5 r3pL@c3D w!th |\|u|V|b3r5 & pu|\|c+ua+!0|\|, c0|V||V|0|\| |\| H@K3R ch@t r0O|V|$.
Voted for by nobody
FROM Widdis who voted 17 and 18, and scores 0 + 0 = 0

20: A dialect of Dutch French characterized by nonstandard pronunciations and grammar, and the presence of English loanwords and syntactic patterns.
Voted for by: Cunningham, Madnick
FROM Kryvko who voted 9 and 10, and scores 2 + 0 = 2

21: [Swedish] An athletic training technique, used especially in running, in which periods of intense effort alternate with periods of less strenuous effort in a continuous workout.
Voted for by nobody
FROM Carson who voted 2 and 6, and scores 0 + 0 = 0

No def
FROM Savage who voted 8 and 11, and scores 0 + 0 = 0


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Daniel B. Widdis
June 13th, 2005, 05:20 AM
On 6/13/05, Hugo Kornelis <hugo (AT) perfact (DOT) info> wrote:
> I guess I was lucky that Dan *insisted* that I kept his virtually
> illegible definition exactly as submitted

This is the point where I apologize profusely to those whose eyes
suffered as a result of my twisted sense of humor. :)

Of all my online pet peeves, the biggest one is when people can't
spare the few extra keystrokes to type things using proper grammar,
and instead use hakspek, or even worse, leetspeek (l33+5p33k), which
my definition was crafted to resemble. You don't know how painful it
was to type what I did!

Great woid, Hugo, and congratulations on the very well deserved D0!

Dan

Hugo Kornelis
June 13th, 2005, 05:34 AM
Hi Dan,

>Great woid, Hugo, and congratulations on the very well deserved D0!

Thanks, Dan!

Best, Hugo

Toni Savage
June 13th, 2005, 06:00 AM
So 19 was really right! (I might even have combined
them!)


--- Hugo Kornelis <hugo (AT) perFact (DOT) info> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> It's half an hour past the deadline, so I'll stop
> waiting for the votes of Russ and Paul.
>
> Dave will be out next dealer - no less than 6 people
> were fooled by his Norwegian official statement. The
> real winner is Russ, with 5 natural points for the
> South African land measure. And in all honesty - I
> feel like a winner too, since nobody guessed that
> hakspek is actually hakspek for hack-speak - the
> shorthand spelling found on British bulletin board
> systems, and remarkably like contemporary SMS
> shorthand spelling of words.
>
> As an FYI, here's the complete definition, from
> www.foldoc.org:
> <jargon> /hak'speek/ A shorthand method of spelling
> found on many British academic bulletin boards and
> chat systems. Syllables and whole words in a
> sentence are replaced by single ASCII characters the
> names of which are phonetically similar or
> equivalent, while multiple letters are usually
> dropped. Hence, "for" becomes "4"; "two", "too", and
> "to" become "2"; "ck" becomes "k". "Before I see you
> tomorrow" becomes "b4 i c u 2moro". First appeared
> in London about 1986, and was probably caused by the
> slowness of available talk systems, which operated
> on archaic machines with outdated operating systems
> and no standard methods of communication. Has become
> rarer since.
>
> I guess I was lucky that Dan *insisted* that I kept
> his virtually illegible definition exactly as
> submitted, as that saved me the headache of deciding
> wether or not to combine it with the real def. The
> two Dutch dialects were just different enough to
> warrant not to combine them.
>
> The full list follows. Thanks, all, for making this
> a fun round. And good luck with your deal, Dave!
>
> Best, Hugo
>
>
> 1: A curse.
> Voted for by: Wetzstein, Crom
> FROM Schultz who voted 3 and 7, and scores 2 + 0 =
> 2
>
> 2: Dried eel (Norse).
> Voted for by: Carson
> FROM Shepherdson who voted 3 and 8, and scores 1 +
> 0 = 1
>
> 3: Defensive port in a castlement.
> Voted for by: Goran, Schultz, Shepherdson
> FROM Scott who voted 7 and 11, and scores 3 + 0 = 3
>
> 4: Specialized tool for micro-surgery,
> Voted for by nobody
> FROM Toll who voted 8 and 11, and scores 0 + 0 = 0
>
> 5: A circle of stones used in witchcraft.
> Voted for by: Madnick, Hirst
> FROM Wetzstein who voted 1 and 10, and scores 2 + 0
> = 2
>
> 6: [obs.] Pitch used to attach heels to shoes.
> Voted for by: Carson
> FROM Gans, van who DQ'ed, and scores 1 + 0 = 1
>
> 7: Mediaeval low german slangword for high german.
> Voted for by: Scott, Cunningham, Schultz, Crom
> FROM Barrs who DQ'ed, and scores 4 + 0 = 4
>
> 8: A land measure in S. Africa, 1/3 to 2/3 of an
> acre.
> Voted for by: Hirst, Lodge, Toll, Shepherdson,
> Savage
> FROM Heimerson who didn't vote, and scores 5 + 0 =
> 5
>
> 9: Fine powder spread on writing paper to keep ink
> from running.
> Voted for by: Kryvko
> FROM Madnick who voted 5 and 20, and scores 1 + 0 =
> 1
>
> 10: A spiced drink of hot sweetened milk curdled
> with wine or ale.
> Voted for by: Abell, Wetzstein, Kryvko
> FROM Goran who voted 3 and 11, and scores 3 + 0 = 3
>
> 11: [Norw.] An official announcement, especially one
> issued by a court.
> Voted for by: Scott, Goran, Lodge, Toll, Stevens,
> Savage
> FROM Cunningham who voted 7 and 20, and scores 6 +
> 0 = 6
>
> 12: Traditional Turkish unleavened bread made from
> wheat and sesame seed.
> Voted for by nobody
> FROM Abell who voted 10 and 17, and scores 0 + 0 =
> 0
>
> 13: A Middle Eastern dish made of bulgur, parsley,
> garlic, currants, nuts, and lemon.
> Voted for by nobody
> FROM Stevens who voted 11 and 14, and scores 0 + 0
> = 0
>
> 14: A _lingua franca_ of Scandinavia, understood by
> most speakers of Nordic languages.
> Voted for by: Stevens
> FROM Lodge who voted 8 and 11, and scores 1 + 0 = 1
>
> 15: A mountaineer's hammer used for setting pitons,
> chipping handholds, and defacing trail signs.
> Voted for by nobody
> FROM Hirst who voted 5 and 8, and scores 0 + 0 = 0
>
> 16: A shorthand method of spelling found on many
> British academic bulletin boards and chat systems.
> Voted for by nobody
> FROM Free On-line Dictionary of Computing
> (foldoc.org) which can't vote, and scores D0
>
> 17: _EME rare._ The mark of Cain (Gen 4:15)
> [Northumb. gloss, fm OE _hc_ grating + _specca_
> speck, spot]
> Voted for by: Abell, Widdis
> FROM Keating who didn't vote, and scores 2 + 0 = 2
>
> 18: A regional dialect of Dutch which sounds to a
> foreigner as though the speaker is constantly
> clearing his throat.
> Voted for by: Widdis
> FROM Crom who voted 1 and 7, and scores 1 + 0 = 1
>
> 19: O|\|L!|\|3 5l@|\|g |\| wh!ch w0rd5 R $h0r+3|\|D
> & ch@r@c+3r5 r3pL@c3D w!th |\|u|V|b3r5 &
> pu|\|c+ua+!0|\|, c0|V||V|0|\| |\| H@K3R ch@t
> r0O|V|$.
> Voted for by nobody
> FROM Widdis who voted 17 and 18, and scores 0 + 0 =
> 0
>
> 20: A dialect of Dutch French characterized by
> nonstandard pronunciations and grammar, and the
> presence of English loanwords and syntactic
> patterns.
> Voted for by: Cunningham, Madnick
> FROM Kryvko who voted 9 and 10, and scores 2 + 0 =
> 2
>
> 21: [Swedish] An athletic training technique, used
> especially in running, in which periods of intense
> effort alternate with periods of less strenuous
> effort in a continuous workout.
> Voted for by nobody
> FROM Carson who voted 2 and 6, and scores 0 + 0 = 0
>
> No def
> FROM Savage who voted 8 and 11, and scores 0 + 0 =
> 0
>
>
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]
>
>

Dave Cunningham
June 13th, 2005, 06:58 AM
And here I thought I was safe!

New work in new thread <g>

Dave
DQ, DF

Marijke van Gans
June 13th, 2005, 12:53 PM
Hugo Kornelis wrote:

> - I feel like a winner too, since nobody guessed that hakspek is
> actually hakspek for hack-speak - the shorthand spelling found on
> British bulletin board systems, and remarkably like contemporary SMS
> shorthand spelling of words.

GR8 WD! GR8 D0! :)

--
Regards, marijke [52N 2W]
http://web.mat.bham.ac.uk/marijke/

Hugo Kornelis
June 13th, 2005, 02:22 PM
Hi Marijke,

> GR8 WD! GR8 D0! :)

Thanks! (I think - not sure what the WD part means)

Best, Hugo

Bill Hirst
June 13th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Hi Marijke,

> GR8 WD! GR8 D0! :)

Thanks! (I think - not sure what the WD part means)

Best, Hugo
WD m33nz w0rd <g>. kngratz!

Hugo Kornelis
June 14th, 2005, 04:18 AM
Hi Bill,

>kngratz!

Aaarghh!!! Waht have I started??

Thanks for the congratulations, though!

Best, Hugo