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a crowded mass that impedes or blocks
a photographic display of shapely
and scantily clothed female figures
government funds, jobs, or favors distributed by politicians
to gain political advantage
to draw or coerce profit or advantage from illicitly
or to an extreme degree
to make a place for - often used with in or between
to be in a state of suppressed agitation,
worry, or resentment
something in honor of which persons usually drink
a sound of contempt made by protruding the tongue between the lips and expelling air forcibly to produce a vibration
one (as an automobile) that is unsatisfactory or defective
to press or beat into a pulp or a flat mass
a showy performer; especially: an actor performing in an exaggerated theatrical style
agreeably sharp or acid to the taste
to incite to action - usually used with on
something of little value, substance, or importance
a local hardening and thickening of epidermis (as on a toe)
a usually used motor vehicle that is in especially good condition
a heated dispute or controversy; chiefly British - the noise made by a group of actors to represent the noise of a crowd
to hit with or as if with rapid repeated blows
an illegal or questionable act; especially: theft
to strike (a person) on the head with an object
a light reddish or reddish-brown color
moving along with or marked by fits and starts
a small file or part of a file stored on a World Wide Web user's computer, created and subsequently read by a Web site server, and containing personal information
a mender or maker of shoes and often of other leather goods
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Feb 25th, 2013 at 10:31 GMT
I use all of these as synonyms for money.
Feb 25th, 2013 at 11:04 GMT
Money is by far the most popular food synonym - bacon, lettuce, dough, cabbage, ... ? I am sure there are a bunch of slang terms in other countries that I've never heard of. (I'm in the Northeast United States.)
Feb 25th, 2013 at 14:45 GMT
I don't think the definition for waffle is quite accurate. Waffle means to talk aimlessly; vacillating and equivocating mean to swing back and forth between two (or more) options or viewpoints.
Feb 25th, 2013 at 15:20 GMT
I've used a single online dictionary as the source of the definitions. The dictionary definition that I use is the definition that I am familiar with. I am personally unfamiliar with your own definition of waffle.
Feb 25th, 2013 at 23:23 GMT
I'm also more familiar with alastor's definition. Are there any other fun ones you could replace with, JoeBeta? I love the idea - CP'ed!
Feb 26th, 2013 at 02:21 GMT
@beforever - Thanks for the CP! There are currently 9 least guessed answers below waffle. I am sure there are probably other non-food definitions of other food words that others are unfamiliar with. The stats confirm this. I didn't use pancake because it's too close in meaning to squash. I didn't use hot dog because it's close in meaning to ham. Plum and gravy were too close to pork. I'm familiar with biscuits that are used in carpentry, but my dictionary, that is the source for all my other definitions in this quiz, is not. The whole quiz is a house of cards. If I remove one waffle, the whole structure could collapse.
Feb 26th, 2013 at 02:41 GMT
look up rhubarb for another meaning that it has, though most people wouldn't probably know it.
Feb 26th, 2013 at 03:08 GMT
Thanks JoeBeta for explaining and I believe you're right about all of those points. So I revise my opinion and I say keep it as it is. This one and the animal definitions are both cool ideas and I'm looking forward to the next one if it's coming. :)
Feb 26th, 2013 at 09:05 GMT
@trusting365 - rhubarb is an excellent word for this quiz. Unfortunately I'm sure somebody might have a beef if I sandwich it in between raspberry and sandwich and take away their cream puff (the current least guessed answer).
Feb 27th, 2013 at 09:16 GMT
@beforever - I actually had no intention of creating another quiz of this type, but somehow your comment kick-started my brain into thinking uncontrollably :) I'll be launching one more on March 1.
Feb 27th, 2013 at 17:45 GMT
@everyone - It was pointed out to me through an email from a friend that either jam or noodle could too easily be guessed as the response to the noodle definition that I was using - "to improvise on an instrument in an informal or desultory manner". I could change noodle's definition to "head, noggin", but then "bean" which can be defined as "head, brain" would have to go. Therefore, noodle has been replaced by rhubarb.
Mar 17th, 2013 at 17:32 GMT
I've only ever heard of 'buns' being slang for 'breasts'! That's what it is in (slightly old-fashioned) British slang, anyway. I've also never heard of 'rhubarb' meaning a heated dispute or controversy - over here it means 'nonsense', particularly in relation to something somebody is saying. I know you've specified which dictionary you've used as your source, but please can you also clarify in the quiz title/tagline that you're using American definitions?
Mar 18th, 2013 at 13:12 GMT
I've never heard of buns being slang for breasts. I've searched the internet. I did find 138 slang words for breasts but no buns. I did find a rather obscure reference for breasts as "fruity two buns". I checked the Oxford English Dictionary online. Here is the 3rd entry for bun "3 (buns) informal a person’s buttocks". Here is the 3rd entry for rhubarb - "3 informal, chiefly British - the noise made by a group of actors to give the impression of indistinct background conversation or to represent the noise of a crowd, especially by the random repetition of the word “rhubarb” with different intonations. • a heated dispute:rhubarbs often broke out among these less than professional players"
May 5th, 2013 at 06:09 GMT
I've never heard that definition for "cream puff." Who uses it that way? (I'm assuming it's regional.) I was glad, though, to see a slur was not meant by it.
May 6th, 2013 at 12:56 GMT
@churchgeek - Whenever anyone posts that they are unaware of a word's meaning in one of my language quizzes, I look at their profile to see their location because it's informative to see in what part of the world that word's meaning might be less familiar. (I wish more people would just at least indicate a country in their profile.) As far as your question, "Who uses it that way?", I assume that everybody in the U.S. does and am certain that everybody in the Northeast U.S. does.
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