Well, well, well....maybe the Brit in Beryl fooled at least one of you with the statuary but she sweeped the board today. 1 for choosing the correct definition and 4 for those she conned with her bluff! Corky got one from KT. Gavin gets a point for the correct answer too!
How about fanfaron (FAN-fa-rawn)
1. Mild and favorable..as a gentle wind
2. Indonesian palm tree, the large leaves are used for roofing on huts/buildings
3. A swaggering boastful person
4. To make a silent salute of someone or something
Since rabid "fans" can be quite loud, boisterous and vocal about their passions...whether sport, art or entertainment form, famous person, political leaning or even cruiseline.... I'm going with the swaggering and boastful choice!
After my great success yesterday I promise I shall not become a fanfaron: #3. A swaggering boastful person
So are you all swaggering for guessing the correct answer and gaining a point each? I think poor Corky has been sitting this round out with a bad headache so we'll wish her better and move ahead with pinnywinkle (PIN-nee-wing-kull):
1. A tool used for opening of oysters
2. A hybrid flower
3. An ornate kitchen hook for hangng aprons
4. An instrument of torture pressing fingers tightly
(There's nothing like misplacing the card with the hundreds of definitions and have to search for it in order to post the real definition!!)
I've been thinking about this a lot and here's my take....winkles are little sea snails and you use a pinlike thing to pull them out of their shells (I know this because my Mom used to live by the shore in Nova Scotia where her father, my grandpa, was a fisherman.) When I was in my teens the fashion in shoes was very pointed toes. My Mom always called them winkle pickers. They were not the most comfortable shoes to wear and so I am ignoring the "pinny" part of this word and thinking strictly of the torture of wearing those shoes. I am choosing ...
#4. An instrument of torture pressing fingers tightly
......because it reminds me of the pinching of our toes when we wore those shoes my Mom called "winkle pickers"!
I waited for others to chime in before I aswered because I wanted to see some backstory on the answers. Beryl, I think I will agree with you based on your dialog. I hope you are not tricking me! KT is out of the hosue and didn't choose, Gavin agreed with Erik and took #2, and Bread said #1 sounds like something those northeasterners up in Maine might use . . . .
Tobyn...I would never try to fool you (or anyone) other than with my definition. It wouldn't work...I don't have a poker face and I also can't keep my mouth shut! You would know if I was trying to fool you!
#1....You use a very strong knife (or screwdriver) to open oysters...I have never heard an oyster shucker call their tool anything other than that.
#2....Funnel....a hybrid is the offspring of 2 distinct species...I know what a winkle is but I have never heard of anything out of the sea called a pinnie...but maybe there is!!
#3. The hook for pinnies sounds great but where does the winkle part fit in???
That left me with #4...the instrument of torture and I did really like my line of reasoning! We'll see who comes out with the correct answer!
One point to Beryl yesterday (or was it the day before yesterday?). You're welcome Beryl! :doubleup:
I think Bread gave me a point for the oyster "tool". Thanks!
I remember the earlobe from the "early days" of Balderdash, but don't think we have had that together with gynoti...?
I will agree with glo-ree-bee, #1. That sounds almost likely (so it's probably wrong ).
Erik, you should have spoken up earlier as Beryl and I both couldn't decide if I'd posted that one earlier and you could have made us realize I probably did! lol Beryl scores three for choosing the correct answer AND for the orchid answer which you and Glo-ree-bee chose, prudishly or not...depends on the orchid's point of view
Now for eleemosynar (ell-ee-MOSS-in-arr)
1. One who gives to charity
2. Someone who withdraws from the world for religious reasons
I'm not sure which to choose...I'm waffling between #1 and #2 ...... think the brackish water is trying to get us to think of eels and wedding chapel is coming from the "moss" and trying to make our brains think mosque. So which of the others to choose????? I'll be back later with my choice!!
Oh Funnel...me thinks you are a sly fox and are trying to get us to vote for your definition! After mulling all day long and going back and forth between one and two I am choosing #1. One who gives to charity !
Sorry I didn't get on to post last night.... FUNNEL!! A first for you!!! -1 for being a trickster with no buyers.........tough to fool Beryl! We've lost two players....lost at sea?
1. A soft, fudge-like chocolate cookie that has been coated with icing sugar
2. The two bollards on a ship where the mooring hawser is attached
3. A ring or grommet in a sail
4. A potato chip with ridges
I know I'm getting more absent minded but I swear there is a poltergeist at this computer desk...I put the definition card faithfully on top of the rest and cap the box until it's time to post the word and darned if the next day I can't find the card! I put the used ones to the back and thumb through..nope..I've had one turn up a few days later after having to google the definition, inside the box sideways as if it's slipped down from the top......oh well..unsolved mystery!