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1  General Category / Words / Re: Word suggestion on: June 26, 2019, 03:37:24 AM
Thanks, Alan!
2  General Category / Words / Word suggestion on: June 05, 2019, 05:56:45 AM
ribbit
3  General Category / Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals) on: May 17, 2019, 12:31:37 AM
Oh Christine you are spot on!  I'd forgotten that the BBC fund it - waste of TV Licence (I always want to put an 's' not a 'c' no idea why!) money Roll Eyes
My upper lip is getting stiffer by the minute...

It's always with an S in the states. Come join us.  Demon
4  General Category / Words / Re: PAINTERLY on: April 06, 2019, 02:05:16 AM
Is it even a legit word?
Well, Tom, it is a real word - at least it's in the COD, meaning (a) 'of or appropriate to a painter' or (b) 'demonstrating effective use of paint'.
The problem, it appears to me, is that it still doesn't really seem to mean much.

How to use it in a sentence?
How about 'Van Gogh painted in a painterly way.' Of course he did; he was a painter - one of the greatest the world has ever seen.

The M/W examples of 'painterly used in a sentence' are not much better:
'He has a painterly eye.' and 'a painterly picture of the sea

In short, I get the impression that it's a word the English Language could do without.

But wait; maybe, skulking in the darkest recesses of the OED, there are similar words, pertaining to the other arts -
How about
'Rodin sculpted in a sculptorly way.'
'Nijinsky danced in a dancerly manner.'
'Caruso sang in a singerly fashion.'
or even
'Miles Davis trumpeted in a jazz-trumpeterly style'

I somehow suspect we won't be seeing any of these in a Chi game any time soon.

I agree with tpc, the term is used frequently in art history. And although I agree that it's overused...it's not overused in the way you describe here, Mike.

It doesn't refer to everything that was painted. It's usually a pretty distinct style where the brush strokes are visible, like with Van Gogh's or Monet's works.





In contrast, I generally wouldn't consider works from Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Mondrian, etc., as painterly artists.







5  General Category / Word Games / Re: New shuffling features on: March 26, 2019, 03:25:27 AM
Thanks!
6  General Category / Word Games / Re: New shuffling features on: March 20, 2019, 12:33:31 AM
Not really. Something on the right would be nice since most other commands are over there. Perhaps 8, so it's not too close to 0, for example.
7  General Category / Word Games / Re: New shuffling features on: March 19, 2019, 04:22:59 AM
Cool! Is there a keyboard command for Mix?
8  General Category / Word Games / Re: Dictionary on: March 13, 2019, 06:01:03 AM
Aha, that solved it. Thanks! I didn't even notice that was an option before; not sure how it got unchecked.
9  General Category / Word Games / Dictionary on: March 13, 2019, 12:21:11 AM
The popup dictionary doesn't work for me on Chi any more. Anyone else?

10  General Category / Words / Re: Thursday’s 7-by-many on: March 09, 2019, 05:11:47 AM
Same
11  General Category / Words / Suggestion: leavener on: February 28, 2019, 07:51:43 AM
https://www.craftybaking.com/learn/ingredients/leaveners

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/leavener
12  General Category / Words / Re: Chachalaca on: February 28, 2019, 07:47:11 AM
Well, I learn so many things on this forum.  When I read the title of this thread, I thought it was going to be about the musical rhythmic
Boom chachalaca boom boom chachalacalaca  Cheesy

Same!
13  General Category / This Forum / Re: bitninja security message on: February 14, 2019, 01:28:05 AM
I haven't seen it.
14  General Category / Word Games / Re: Best size for 7-by-many puzzle on: February 05, 2019, 04:49:22 AM
I like the larger ones. The puzzle type is more difficult for me than the standard Chi games. With the smaller targets I feel like I never make any progress.  Cheesy
15  General Category / Words / layby on: January 26, 2019, 07:56:21 AM
We saw this on signs a lot while we were in Scotland. It's a place to pull off the road and stop. Possible word for inclusion?

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