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Old 09-06-2017, 07:29 AM
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Yes, I've experienced those problems too. For sure it's frustrating! Many is the time that I've reswiped words that should be valid but are constantly rejected. What really bothers me at times is admin seems to do NOTHING about the many problems with missing words etc that are documented at length in this forum. But they have all the power to affect change so I just resign myself that these things will happen.

Keep swinging for the fences, TR! I know you're going to connect soon.
Thank you so much, lalatan
I had a bit of an upswing yesterday and appreciate your encouragement!

Found it works better for me to just try for a different word or hit the "play" button rather than ruin my day over the glitches. You know, maybe it should be labeled "panic" in that spot while you are playing a game. (Tried to put a sticky note on it, but it moves )

Enjoy!
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Old 09-17-2017, 05:14 AM
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Surprised this isn't in the dictionary. Other less used bits of South African English are: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/lapa
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:21 AM
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sjambok and sjambock are in lexic.us but not shambok or shambock. I'm not from SA but know lots of SAs. I get a kick out of how they pronounce here as heaahh.
Conversely, it always bugs me how Brits sometimes add rrrr to word endings. "Canadrrr" "sawrrr" haha, but that's just me.

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Old 09-17-2017, 08:11 AM
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sjambok would be standard. Knobkierie in there? There's a company making lapas in the UK now I see... http://www.thelapacompany.co.uk/lapa...ns-of-the-lapa
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:13 AM
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I'm not up on my SA. I have noticed over time the tendency to add rrr (or maybe just r) to the ends of words where it doesn't belong. (It's from somewhere in the northeast, but I'm not enough of a linguist to know where.) Then again, there's kind of a midwest/southern tendency to add them elsewhere, as in "I'm gonna warsh my car".
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The three-r RRR has a name, and it's playable! http://www.lexic.us/definition-of/brey
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Then again, there's kind of a midwest/southern tendency to add them elsewhere, as in "I'm gonna warsh my car".
When I was a kid my aunt married a guy from the southern US. We visited her in WA and I heard her say "worsh" for wash.
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sjambok would be standard. Knobkierie in there?[/url]
Yup, it's there. Noun. ''South African:'' A fighting stick usually with a knob on the end.
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The three-r RRR has a name, and it's playable! http://www.lexic.us/definition-of/brey
Hahaa that is a hoot! Who da thunk.

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sjambok would be standard. Knobkierie in there? There's a company making lapas in the UK now I see... http://www.thelapacompany.co.uk/lapa...ns-of-the-lapa
Sorry that I didn't look up your link til today. I guess you could say that was lapadaisical of me.
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The word "Luddite" was rejected. It is validated by Dictionary.com
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:07 AM
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The word "Luddite" was rejected. It is validated by Dictionary.com
I think capitalised words are invalid?
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