Man wins round of Scrabble-style gameshow with unusual word

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/08/31/man-wins-round-of-scrabble-sty.html

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TINEYATPH

Hentai? Neat. Yep they aint the patient type.

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TINEYATPH? That’s a nice tnetennba

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Obligatory.

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R4gk

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Taint hype.

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I’m pretty sure tinypathe is the Olde English word for the little trail of dead grass that leads around the back of a pub where you piss on the wall.

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Video link for the BBS


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d0xT7HYDKo
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I find it funny how the lexicographer in the Dictionary Corner gives an incomplete definition: “Hentai is brilliant, yes, it’s a sub-genre of Japanese manga and anime et cetera, very well done.

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I can do one better: hentai-y, an adjective used to denote something as being similar to hentai

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She’s not wrong, though…

There’s only one ‘a’ in the set of letters though.

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PHYTANE, TINTYPE, or ANTITYPE bingos all. (“Phytane??” Sure, y’know phytane is an isoprenoid alkane formed when phytol, a constituent of chlorophyll, loses its hydroxyl group - everyone knows that!")

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I know she is not wrong; she chose her words carefully.

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TINEYATPH

Entipathy. It’s like antipathy but with more ‘meh’.

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I can’t handle that no one put in the word PATIENT yet…

Oop, never mind, just saw the joke I missed above.

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Nevermind.

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Something tells me he’s going to have a lot of jokes cracked at his expense for the rest of his life, and a lot of family members avoiding him at reunions.

That took kintama, man.

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Came here to check for that, was not disappointed.

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no, that’s mixing two languages.

If you must express that nuance, it would be linguistically correct to say “hentai-poi”, staying in all Japanese. (変態ぽい).

I am not sure if I should be embarrassed for knowing this.

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