Thursday, March 01, 2007

Battle Royale: Squelch Squared

I suspect this feature may have jumped the shark, but when has that stopped us before? And maybe I'm wrong. YOU decide!

The results are in:
"squelch"3
"marplot"2
"troika"1
"kerfuffle"1
"delicious"1
"rabble"-1*
a bunch of other losers0
And "squelch" emerges victorious once again! Staggering! Unbelievable! Huzzah!

Maybe "squelch" is unstoppable, maybe only a fool would would think he can beat it, but gall-durn-it, this fool's going to try. I'm diving right back into the fray with a few new challangers of my own:
"wag": The noun form. My 9th grade English teacher once called me a "young wag". It was a formative moment.

"scallywag": Same, just "scally"-er.

"saucy"

"sauced": The drunken form.
Maybe they can form an alliance and bring down that uppity "squelch" once and for all before finally succumbing to vicious in-fighting.

* Zena's nominee loses a point due to Zena's flagrant violation of the appropriate protocols. Nominate, then vote. Nominate, then vote. Damn it, Zena, we have rules! It's what separates us from the lemurs.

11 comments:

  1. garth9:53 PM

    does this mean it's now kosher to nominate more than one word? what happened to the BR method?
    your protean position regarding rules requires immediate clarification.

    I for one would love to see multiple nominations!

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  2. Addendum 14b, Rev. 5 (the "Rascal's Rule"): Multiple nominations are permissible as long as each nominee shares at least half its letters with "scallywag".

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  3. i nominate drizzle.

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  4. I would like to nominate "falafel"

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  5. that rule is pretty bogus, dude.
    but I'll give it a shot.
    faves that meet the criteria:

    scrawl
    walrus
    rascal
    gallop
    wiggle

    perhaps this is the beginning of a new contest?

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  6. Anonymous1:59 PM

    And of course "cagy walls" smacks down all the rules...

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  7. I don't know, Garth... might be your best work yet. Perhaps the narrow constraints of the form actually enrich and expand the creation. Hmm? (It's like the blues, man!) Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention Edict 55.a.1 ("Garth's Guideline"): Anyone whose name has actually been a nominee can nominate whatever they goddamn want.

    And Monsier/Madame/Madamoiselle Anonymous, "cagy walls"? Fantastique! Works nicely with our Theme de Thunderdome.

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  8. scallion
    scullduggery

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  9. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Somebody's been in England for a while!

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  10. Just like the rabble to fixate on "rules", rather than just to pick the word that is truly best.

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  11. You know, "huzzah" ain't bad either.

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