GTW Game 19

Can you guess this word?

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  1. rohman says:

    thanks you very much…………..

  2. leoNard says:

    [random] for a friend…[the]…Marina is the smartest American lady….. :lol: says CLAUDE :grin:

  3. 2utoday says:

    :mrgreen: Your sister is soo cute! But you are dynamite!!

  4. errin says:

    Um, I’ve never been good at these GTW games. And this one doesn’t even make any sense to me. I just don’t understand what we’re supposed to do with all the words that just got thrown out. Figure out what they have in common? Piece them together into one big clue?

    Okay, well, there seems to be a reference to Sparta, what with Greece and the 300. I’m going to guess that the word is ‘sparse’. I’ll be wrong, but at least I keep trying. Perhaps next time the is a GTW game, the rules of the game could be explained a little more in detail.

    Peace, Errin : )

  5. ship_wreck_lhd7 says:

    o_o Thats a hard one.

  6. bopuc says:

    proverb or paremiology?

  7. danwholl81 says:

    I would like to guess the word I belive it is concise.

  8. fathertom says:

    I would like to guess the answer for this video, with the word being “Terse”

  9. CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:


  10. cursed_sage says:

    I want to say the answer is “laconic,” but I’m not sure.

  11. nuker186 says:

    I would also like to request the word [Mjöllnir]

  12. nuker186 says:

    I would like to request the word [paraprofessional].

  13. stigmatasaurus says:

    Okay, I NEED HELP!!! For about two weeks now, I have been unable to view our Teacher’s videos on this site (I can see them at YouTube just fine, but I don’t want to have to go there). Instead of the video, all that comes up is a tiny multicolored box in the upper left. My O.S. is Windows XP, with Internet Explorer 8.

    • muggins says:

      You should have Firefox and Opera on your computer, as well as Explorer, and this is one of the reasons. If something that should load doesn’t, one of the first things to do is to determine if it’s the browser or not. You’re used to Explorer, and that’s normal, but it’s handy to have these other browsers for specific functions. For, example, I never use Explorer, except when I view TV Guide. I set Explorer’s homepage to TV Guide and set a hot key for Explorer. With just a quick hotkey, I have the TV listings pronto. You could set up Firefox for that. And for Opera, I use it for one of my common emails, also with it’s own hotkey. To set hotkeys is simple. R=click on the Icon of any program, in this case, a browser, and select properties. In the shortcut box, choose whatever keys you want for your hotkeys (ctrl-alt-L for example) to bring up that program. So, with all three browsers…or just two of the above, you can quickly determine if it’s your browser messing up, or something other variable.

      • stigmatasaurus says:

        I found out AFTER downloading Firefox that I had not updated Adobe Flashplayer. Now I’m not sure if I really want to keep Firefox, or if I can even get my money back.

        • pedanticKarl says:

          Hello stigmatasaurus,
          I think, that the fact that IE8 didn’t let you know that the video player needed updating, alone is a reason to stay with FireFox.

          Right now, I think the number of users using IE8 is around 10% as it is a new browser. Everyone that I have talked to that uses IE8 has had some kind of issue with it and when they switch to FF things work much better.

        • muggins says:

          Firefox is free, so you’re not getting any money back. Even my cat knows Firefox and Opera are free.

  14. jemager says:

    My guess for this GTW game is “Hoplite” or “Phalanx” or “Spartan”


  15. jemager says:

    I have two requests: The word for the phobia called [Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia], the second one is the british phrase [Hand to mouth].

    Hope that Marina is completely recovered!


  16. Rijk says:

    Word-request, or better a guess the word-request:

    [ it is an art and if you look carefully its all around you ]

  17. kristian91 says:

    i request the word [vulgar] , please explain me where this word come from

  18. HotForWords says:

    test with line break.

    a line below that line…

  19. CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

    As late as I am to the game, it is all over, including the shouting.
    Re the new design:
    1. What happened to the comment-numbering system?
    2. A blank line between lines of comments gets deleted.
    3. The edit function is gone.
    4. The smiley menu is gone (although I have seen some smileys, so perhaps if one knows the code…).
    5. The sandbox has disappeared (although the instructions for it remain, but I hesitate to experiment here to see if the HTML still works).
    I hope these all get fixed.

    • CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

      “If it isn’t broken, don’t uh, break it.” — Some ancient wise person

    • Venomrock67 says:

      CampKohler :grin:

      I remember you but I don’t know if you remember me, to let you know M is still redesigning the site so things may seem a little off right now but they will come together soon. M is really “under the weather” right now and a lot us are hoping she has a safe and quick recovery. Yep right now there is no edit function on the comments so if you make mistakes you just have to live with it “warts and all” But it will all work out! so don’t worry things are just under construction right now.

      Have a good one CampKohler :smile:
      Laater….from Vrock

    • Evan Owen says:

      Hi CK,

      Shall I send you the codes for the smileys?
      :cry: :sad: :neutral: :smile :grin: :mrgreen:

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  24. dizzychihuahua says:

    two i’ve been wondering about. [tongue] [laugh]

  25. craigobucks says:

    How about the word [toxic]. Does it have mythological roots?

  26. dizzychihuahua says:


    • HotForWords says:

      Now THAT’S a great word request! :-)

      • dizzychihuahua says:


      • leonard says:

        [Ascorbic acid] :oops: sometimes stress is too much__-__

        [] [] drink much fluids… :cool: The body does not manufacture vitamin C on its own, nor does it store it. It is therefore important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in your daily diet.

        All fruits and vegetables contain some amount of vitamin C. Foods that tend to be the highest sources of vitamin C include green peppers, citrus fruits and juices, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, turnip greens and other leafy greens, sweet and white potatoes, and cantaloupe.

        Too little vitamin C can lead to signs and symptoms of deficiency, including:

        Dry and splitting hair
        Decreased ability to fight infection
        Possible weight gain because of slowed metabolism …[scurvy]…Thank you for your moment and please be well :-)

    • muggins says:

      truncated? Oh yeah, something to do with being mugged by an elephant.

      • dizzychihuahua says:

        lol. an elephant uses his trunk topick up a trunk wich he then uses to knock you out. he then puts you in the trunk of his trunk … i mean truck, an burns you alive

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  36. dizzychihuahua says:

    Ne protivokonstitutsionstvuvatelstvuvayte

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  39. dizzychihuahua says:

    rylglycylphenylalanylprolylvalylprolyl… truncated by Marina

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  42. mcridiculose24 says:

    Well, in in World History AP right now, and we learned about the rival state related to greece stressing millitary…sparta. I dont know what pithy means, so i looked it up, and it was actually originated from sparta meaning tenseness of speech…

    then i went to this

    and found out the correct pronunciation would be “laconically” not laconic…. and also….. wardenjohnmacone didnt give the right “part-of-speech” of the word…..

  43. wardenjohnmarcone says:

    From the clues Greece and 300 it’s narrowed to spartan or sparse – both from Sparta which stressed a minimalist, military lifestyle – or laconic from Laconia, the primary region of the Sparta city-state. When pithy, meaning terse and to the point, is added, this narrows it to laconic.

    my answer: laconic

  44. pedanticKarl says:

    Well, I have done exhaustive tests on those clues and was hoping to shoehorn the Trojan Horse into those clues as Rijk had suggested. Oh well, It looks like laconic has the best chance of being right with a possibility of Sparta(n) being a remote second choice. But, of course I’ll eliminate myself from winning. I should be able to buy Neuro shortly in my area.

  45. star magic says:

    [rigged] this is all rigged.

  46. James says:

    I like the side layout Marina! You are ill though, so stop working… My god, does nothing slow you down?

    • Greatest Potential says:

      Thank goodness you are here James. Maybe Marina will listen to you and take a well deserved rest. On second thought, I probably should say she should continue to work until she collapses from exhaustion. Sometimes I don’t even care for my own advice either.

    • Greatest Potential says:

      Did you just see that! I swear I just noticed a change on the homepage just now. Omg, Marina is still working on the site at this hour!

  47. originalistrick says:

    Is Marina’s Penthouse issue out yet? (Marina’s Penthouse issue – now that sounds…different.)

  48. Evan Owen says:

    Hey, has anyone seen Chemikal lately? I hope he’s just away to take exams & not from tiring of our company! :???:

  49. Guess the Word Marina its hot its delicious and its_____________. Guess it Marina it starts with the letter MMM!

  50. leonard says:

    Here is something for teacher…Rusty Warren – Lady Behind the Laughs

    How the “Knockers Up” theme was invented funny…

    :oops: John Prine’s Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiian by 4 Men In A Tub
    :-) get well teacher :-)

  51. pink says:

    Why is something easy a [piece of cake]?

  52. Ion says:

    Hello, HotForWords. While I was walking on the streets of New York City, I happened to pass by a girl who, when in passing, turned to look at the skyscrapers and exclaimed, “Those are some tall-ass buildings!” I have lived in New York City my entire life, during which I have heard the expression “-ass” used in a wide variety of contexts. For example, “That’s a big-ass dog,” or “That’s a sweet-ass bike!” Not only is “-ass” applied to nearly every adjective in colloquialism, but it is also used commonly, especially by the youth. So, HotForWords, I propose a challenge: Can you find out how this slang expression came about?

  53. wasasa says:

    PHRASE: basket case; pick me, I’ve always wanted to know!

  54. Mike says:

    So, we were wondering why you can not buy fleas at a [flea market]. You could probably do a fun video with this – maybe include your dog in some way :-) A little terrified dog running from the flea markets?

  55. gibbym says:

    I would like to know where the expression [when push comes to shove] comes from.

    Я не буду говорить, что в русском, потому что это вызовет сильную боль читать.

  56. tonyb says:

    Something to do with Alexander the Great. I think they had a movie out about his 300 Immortals.

    • CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

      That’s the wrong side! The 300 were the defenders and the Immortals were in the Persion army, attacking. BTW, Alexander the Great was born 124 years later.

      You gotta watch more of the History Channel!

  57. rads says:

    what’s your take on this???


    please try and come out with something cool & un-heard of! ; )

  58. stauringent says:

    Is it succinct?

  59. bsomebody says:

    I will go with Spartan.
    I hate to say it, but I think the Lady may be right with the paged comments. I did not like them at first, but after I got used to them, they do make things easier and more efficient. Some of these pages have LOTS of comments… :roll:

    • CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

      That’s because the pages were made up of 40 top-level comments, under which any number of subordinate replies could be (and often were) made.

      You must pay attention, Grasshopper.

  60. hitoshi says:

    thank you very much for the 5 stars, Marina. it was me who posted the video, “In a normal Japanese house with a new Xacti and Hot For Words” on YT.

  61. leonard says:

    Keeping up with reality[realm] and taking this moment of your time…for a word request :cool:

    [VACCINE] or [vaccinate] or [VINEGAR]…process food :-)

    …hail life and the REPUBLIC of LEXICON and the Q*U*E*E*N—-HotForWords> let it rain :lol: sponsor my drinks

  62. Venomrock67 says:

    Fuckin-ay Blah,Blah,Blah :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” ~John W. Gardner~ :wink:

  63. Evan Owen says:


    Before you enter the contest and try for the prize, remember the old saying:

    “Beware of Geeks bearing gifts!” :lol:

    Καληνυχτα! (Greek Chic)


  64. The_King_Of_The_Pimps says:

    I think the answer is laconic… i don’t maybe hehe….

    oh…you look sooooooo cute in this video

    I would like to request the word [giggle] and [babling]

    ok see you….


  65. Evan Owen says:


    Do you remember the story whose punch line goes:

    “Immanuel Kant but Genghis Khan!”

    I vaguely remember it as [sacrilegious]. :shock:

  66. Evan Owen says:

    OOOO, FUN lesson!

    Captain Jack is right, of course: “laconic,” rooted in the ancient Laconia region of southern Greece, of which Sparta was the capital.

    “300″ refers to the number of Spartan warriors who held off the “million man” Persian army at the pass of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

    “If” is the famous Spartan reply to the threat of Phillip of Macedon:
    “If I win this war, you will be slaves forever.”

    • leonard says:

      An economic miracle[mirage]

      American made[MAIDS]

      sex care for healthy living and getting an Irish potato with your payment on time…”slave me hard” or “hardly slave me” by little pussy leonard…PS–hungry?__ share with the rest :P :-)

      • leonard says:

        China is threatening to cut off imports of American chicken, but poultry experts have at least one reason to suspect it may be an empty threat: Many Chinese consumers would miss the scrumptious chicken feet they get from this country.

        :oops: :-)
        China Moves to Retaliate Against U.S. Tire Tariff (September 14, 2009) “We have these jumbo, juicy paws the Chinese really love,” said Paul W. Aho, a poultry economist and consultant, “so I don’t think they are going to cut us off.”

        Chicken exports were thrust to the forefront of American-Chinese trade tensions on Sunday when China took steps to retaliate for President Obama’s decision to levy tariffs on Chinese tires. The Chinese announced that they were considering import taxes on automotive products and chicken meat, a development that some trade experts feared could escalate.

        I must learn basics, but now back to the project….peace on ;-)

  67. Captain Jack says:

    Oh this is too easy! I just google all those words and got this :
    “Pithy Short if 300 Greece crisp ” and some secret google tricks.
    First off when I seen the number “300″ I thought of the movie. I know a bit of Greece from a girl friend that lives over there.

    I found this.

    Adj. 1. laconic – brief and to the point; effectively cut short; “a crisp retort”; “a response so curt as to be almost rude”; “the laconic reply; `yes’”; “short and terse and easy to understand”

    [Latin Lacnicus, Spartan, from Greek Laknikos, from Lakn, a Spartan (from the reputation of the Spartans for brevity of speech).]

    Noticing that Spartans was in there that made the match for the movie 300.. All I needed to guess the word was to google the free dictionary.

    This could not have been any easier! ;-)


  68. ddranger says:

    Okay Marina:

    I don’t know if this is the right place for putting down my answer to your video quiz….but here ’tis: [spartan].

    If I’m one of the lucky few to get the answer right–your prize won’t help me I’m now homeless–so instead send it to my brother @ 236 tonawanda circle; madisonville, tn 37354.



  69. Marina your tough with guess the word game question. I do not have any clue but would love to share a neurogasm with you and have a _____________. What is the word Marina it rhymes with orgasm. Hay where the fuck are mgreen,lol,cool,etc. What the hell is going on I want my smiley faces.

  70. ma02169 says:

    How do you play this Guess The Word game?

    Is there some button to click on that I can’t find?

    Anyway; I think the word is “Laconic.”

  71. bergh says:

    i would like to know the origin of how [big balls became a synonym for courage]

  72. Bram says:

    HELLO Marina, this is my first word request I became a subscriber of your youtube channel some time ago and I have been waiting for a good word request. I`d like to know the origen of the word (train wreck) as in I left my dog in the house and when I came back the house was a train wreck. Thanks cheers from Mexico.

  73. azurre says:

    How about word “keister”

    Thank You

    Your Idea with explanation for words is GREAT IDEA
    Go on …………

  74. leonard says:

    There is but one answer…

    soda pop on the house————-why next time the sponsers could divide the drinks into 6-packs to share more? Oh that is not good [capital]…got to save postage to handel with the vandels :P

    …[give me or else] :?: :lol:

  75. filosovski says:

    I would like to request the word [Atonement].

    Спасибо! =)

  76. shawnf says:


    Would the GTW answer be APHORISM?

    All the best,


  77. James says:

    Back to paged comments again?

    • HotForWords says:

      Oh, be quiet you! I’m working on the site… chill out. I still have to page comments at some level.

      • James says:


        Do you?


      • James says:

        Encourage people to comment here by putting a nice picture in the sidebar, the more comments there are the bigger the page gets, and the bigger the page gets the more of the picture is revealed, then when the picture is revealed…. repeat on another page.

        You are right marina, there are lots of comments perhaps paging isnt so bad

      • buzzword says:

        edit out any comments that aren’t intelligent and /or sexy. hm… no, that won’t work. that would just leave my comments. maybe a few yours, maybe.

      • James says:

        Why don’t you make a black border for it but set the size to something like 500px long then for every 100 comments just remove 100px from the border, that way the image will slowly come into view.

      • Hs4Mm says:

        A few responses:

        1) Regarding: “I don’t know how to do it”

        1.a) To make an image that progressively reveals itself as the number of comments grows, here’s just an idea, not sure how to implement it: Make the image very tall and put it as a background to the comments area. When there is only one comment, only the tip of the image is seen; as the number of comments grows, more of the image is revealed.

        1.b) Suppose you want an image in the margin that acts like an arrow saying “Hey! Look There! You can see comments! And you can add to it”: You might try something as shown in this example: The simley face image stays at the upper left corner irrespective of the amount of vertical scroll.

        2) Regarding the argument that some pages have thousands of comments and so we must have some level of paging: Posts with thousands of comments are old posts that, I guess, very few are likely to be seeing at any given time; so it would be OK if such posts take a long time to load. Most of the actively viewed posts will not have that many comments and so would be able to handle a large viewership with all comments on one page. Once these pages accumulate a large number of comments, the number of people viewing those pages simultaneously will reduce also, I guess.

        Hope you get well soon!

      • Evan Owen says:

        Gotta love ya, Marina, no matter what you do with this site! :grin:

      • Rijk says:

        Yea great idea, or not.
        Chances are you get a lot of long comments from students just pressing all the keys on their keyboard + a reply to that comment oh sorry my keyboard got jammed, if only I could edit. To make the comments longer/ more. Just to reveal that picture.

  78. jasperavi says:

    I’m gonna go with…

    Aphorism or Gnomic.

  79. pedanticKarl says:

    Marina, this commenting theme
    does not honor empty lines?
    In other words, two line returns.

    The line above this should be blank.

  80. Capman911 says:

    I will say laconic, as it means short on speech “IE” pithy.

  81. Rijk says:

    So now even a new comment ends up last?

  82. pedanticKarl says:

    Just stopping by to say hi to see
    how things are going. You’re doing
    fine Marina. Take your time. All is good.

    From iPhone

  83. HotForWords says:

    OK… now I have new comments at the top.

    Please don’t yell at me…. It’s taking me a while to figure all of this stuff out!

  84. John says:

    I would like to request the word {tractor}

  85. James says:

    Looking at this site now.. should post more comments soon

  86. eugensdiet says:

    Spartan or if there were a lbs after the 300 it would be my x-wife.

  87. tonyb says:

    As I was watching THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TESAS with Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds from 1982 on CMT, I began to hear outdoors towards the end of the movie my little niece Amanda who is married to an enlisted man in the Navy, her heckling that I do not know how to feel love. Marina, I have some affectionate feeliings for you. I used to think Dolly Parton had some kind of gland problem but she had a christmas special in the 80′s that made her seem like a warm caring loving woman. My half brother from my mom’s first marriage lives in Sevierville, TN near Dollyland. He and I are not friends.

  88. Bob says:

    Yet again Marina has been too clever for my limited scholarship, but others have posted convincing evidence for the most popular answer so far.
    All I can say is, I hope that Neurogasm doesn’t contain any Aspartame.

  89. chandler012 says:

    Caesar Salad

  90. labbatt78 says:

    I’ve been a lot busy lately. That’s why I have been on this site for a while. Anyways, I’m just in time for GTW game. I think it’s Spartan as in Michigan State Spartans, I need to get back on tweeter as well.

  91. HotForWords says:

    Let’s see how many levels deep I can go

  92. domus ulixes says:

    Ow, I got lots of strange words for you, but as part of my profession. here is a word for you: [Complementarity]
    Or what my colleagues more often suffer from: [Perissology] A word, in which the number of s’s are doubtful.
    Keep up the good work girl!

  93. davecodave says:

    I’m gunna say “The Raiders” because my sound is out on my puter so I couldn’t hear the clue. And everyone elses answer seems to be just as random from my perspective. :razz:

  94. pandion says:

    I am never very good at these, but my guess is “Laconic.”

  95. t4214u14me says:

    The answer is laconic. Please give me the neurogasm box Marina. Please, please, please. :|

  96. virtuous.mojo says:



    It’s a word named after Laconia – a city-state of ancient Greece that in the vicinity of Sparta! Laconic was a blunt, dry way of speaking to which the Spartans were renowned. They used this to method of speaking to deliver their message in the most efficient manner. They didn’t want to be seen as the Athenians, which they saw as a weakness.

    MAN I HOPE I WIN!!! :mrgreen:

  97. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear Marina,
    You look wonderful in those low-cut dresses. And good luck to you in your website redesign. You know much more about web programming than I do, so I’m confident you will produce a wonderful web experience. :smile:
    As for the guess the word game, I think it’s a treat you enjoyed in your recent trip to Greece, where they make this wonderful baked food (at about 300 degrees) called “Baklava.” Whether it’s your secret word or not, I hope you enjoy a little baklava, sometime! :razz:

  98. hef says:

    Spartan Lakonian

  99. WordLuver3000 says:

    I have a request….could you do [ulemorrhagia]. My dentist said that word to another patient and it puzzled me.. could the trusty HotforWords investigate?

  100. patrick444 says:

    can you please do the word [Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia] lets see if you can actually make a video of that it would be so cool….

  101. common loon says:

    I think laconic appears the winner. I personally came up with defiant. Defiant fits well too. The irony!

  102. Greatest Potential says:

    Oh yeah, it’s LACONIC. huh!

  103. acethebathound says:

    I think the word is Laconic

  104. acethebathound says:

    I think the word is Laconic…

  105. ferdinnand says:

    what is [ensign] or [squire]

  106. leonard says:

    crazy 8 or rummy 300 :lol: if I play the [cards] left to right…

    agreat deal in few words

    “IF” 0r is it heaven and earth??! :lol: [stigma]

    • leonard says:

      HEAR with your ear or feel it with your fingers

      Rudyard Kipling’s Poem ”If” Read By Federer & Nadal
      :cool: :razz: :cool: …If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
      Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, and stoop and build ‘em up with wornout tools;

      If you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
      …or..Rudyard Kipling “if” Poem Animation
      The poem is read by the late celebrated British actor Robert Morley.

      Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 18 January 1936) was an English author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India (now Mumbai), he is best known for his works The Jungle Book (1894) and Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1902), his novel, Kim (1901); his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), If— (1910); and his many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888 :lol: :lol: thanks and blanks

  107. Capman911 says:

    I will say Sparta as my answer.

  108. thewipf says:

    I believe the word is “laconic”
    (I also posted on youtube page)

  109. Venomrock67 says:

    Well, I don’t know about pithy,short,if and crisp so my answer is going off of 300 and Greece.

    I’m guessing SPARTAN :grin: It’s probably a long shot just using two of the six clues, but that’s my answer!


  110. animalntaz says:

    What the…? I posted my answer but it didn’t save and now the page has changed!

    Anyway, shot in the dark: terse

  111. suimobile says:

    I logged in to this site to post laconic, but found Hs4Mn got there first. He even got the “IF’ clue.

    Next question, is Marina’s teaching maieutic?

    O.K. that isn’t a good one to request. How about a [bus], Marina?

  112. bigbhd95 says:

    new word game for a web site renew :cool:
    is the site work finnished :?: :???:
    :cool: B.B. :mrgreen:

  113. originalistrick says:


    That kiss at the end was the biggest kiss I’ve ever gotten. Except for once when I was petting this horse.

    Thanks, Marina. And sis. Beautiful vid.

    • leonard says:

      “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke 1729-1797…If (Bread)
      …I thought you might like this one… :cool:

      • originalistrick says:

        Yeah, I noticed it right off, leonard. And I appreciated your thought the other day. No fun being away from Marina & everybody. Had some privacy issues which led to some computer issues, some of which I haven’t been able to resolve yet even. Then had to work some insane hours through all of August. THEN met my muchachos in the Rio Grande valley for what has become a traditional start-of-hunting-season whitewing dove hunt last week. At least now I can get back on here. Life is good again.

  114. pedanticKarl says:

    I’m going out on a limb with Sparta as the clues all seem to point to that as a common denominator.
    No one has mentioned the clue “300″, except 300 BC which probably is not precise. The “300″ refers to the 300 Spartans who fought against Xerxes and the the movie title “The 300 Spartans” depicting the Battle of Thermopylae.

  115. darlingj says:

    Hmmm – one more clue?

    Is this also a former Policeman’s favorite word? :???:

    That wouldn’t come up on Google. One would have to know that some other way.

  116. anonymous black says:

    i would like to know the origin of [Phalanx]

  117. Will says:

    im just throughin this around… but sparta?

  118. Hs4Mm says:

    laconic (or related to this word): 300 BC Greece. Pithy, sort, crisp all describe “laconic” style. Not yet sure about clue: “if”.

    • Hs4Mm says:

      Got the clue “If” also:

      When Philip of Macedon threatened them with, “If I enter Laconia, I will raze Sparta to the ground,” the Spartans’ reply was, “If.”

      One famous example comes from the time of the invasion of Philip II of Macedon. With key Greek city-states in submission, he turned his attention to Sparta and sent a message: “If I win this war, you will be slaves forever.” In another version, Philip proclaims: “You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city.” The Spartan ephors sent back a one word reply: “If.”[16] Subsequently, both Philip and Alexander would avoid Sparta entirely.

  119. pedanticKarl says:

    I’m not making a fool of me yet,
    but I’m working on it. :lol:

  120. danny6114 says:

    A shot in the dark, Baklava?

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