A place to discuss a daily word-guessing game.
Welcome to the Guess My Word blog. This is a place to discuss the words of the day chosen by Joon and Mike. This paragraph is here mostly as spoiler space. Here are today's words:
after atherosclerosis yesterday and mummers today, i'm beginning to think that mike's word list has actually run empty, which would cause the program to pick random words. checking... that doesn't seem to be the case. well, i can't explain mummers. why plural?
Yeah, that S cost me 4 more guesses, and I see that Jon88 had the same situation. Putting Mike on my list up on the chalkboard. Got a phone call in the midst of Joon's word. Slow morning after a big 3 a.m. t'storm; that never helps my brain!
If you lived in the Philadelphia area, you would be very familiar with the Mummers Parade on New Years Day.
I've certainly heard of the Mummers Parade, but that still didn't lead me to expect a plural, and I added a few guesses before I tried it as a last resort. If I'd known that "mummers" was not a possessive, I might have tried the plural sooner, but then again, probably not.