Friday, June 29, 2012


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:

mike's word: haploid
joon's word: schmaltz



  1. So far ... less than 1/3 of players for "schmaltz" got the word ... almost 1/2 of players for a harder word (imo) "haploid" got it. Interesting.

    Maybe ... it takes longer to get to schm-, ~20 guesses, around the time people start to give up ... and it's quicker to hapl- so you're not so ready to give up, but you either know the word or (like me) you don't.

  2. I thought for sure schmaltz had been used before. I had about seven sch- words and since I was finally over 20 I just bailed. Then I felt dumb.

    And I had already done the same thing--haploid is a word I know vaguely, but after haply I gave up again. Doh!