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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, November 7, 2016 12:22:11 PM

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Today, on mismatch, one pair of supposed antonyms was "flora" and "fauna".

There is absolutely nothing opposite or 'anti' about them, they are different, but can't be 'antonyms'.

Surely an antonym of "flora" would be something like "dust-bowl" or "sterility".

Plants - - - no plants.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Rosacrvx
Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:43:57 AM
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Thank you Drag0nspeaker! I saw that too and I cringed!
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:19:35 AM

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I rolled my eyes at the flora & fauna mismatching too.

I only got 3/5 today.
Eh?

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So what is going on here?

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Bedells
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 11:50:50 AM

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I got 4 out of 5! Think
MelissaMe
Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:09:44 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Today, on mismatch, one pair of supposed antonyms was "flora" and "fauna".

There is absolutely nothing opposite or 'anti' about them, they are different, but can't be 'antonyms'.

Surely an antonym of "flora" would be something like "dust-bowl" or "sterility".

Plants - - - no plants.


Golly. You know? I'd completely forgotten about that game - I deleted it from my front page so long ago! I'd concluded that the author of the game wouldn't know an antonym if it bit him - or her. Too irritating to endure. Real life already has too many irritations built into it, as it is, without inviting more in.

This is my only now.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 9:51:55 AM

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I only got 3/5 for Mismatch again today.

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My mistake was pairing ungraciously with graciously & ungracefully with gracefully. What was I thinking? Eh?


When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
MelissaMe
Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 11:22:02 AM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
I only got 3/5 for Mismatch again today.

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My mistake was pairing ungraciously with graciously & ungracefully with gracefully. What was I thinking? Eh?


The question is, what was the person who authors the game thinking? Or were they not? Thinking? d'oh!

This is my only now.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 1:51:13 PM

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What a silly mistake! You'll know better next time . . . Whistle


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NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:20:21 AM

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MelissaMe wrote:
The question is, what was the person who authors the game thinking? Or were they not? Thinking? d'oh!


Drag0nspeaker wrote:
What a silly mistake! You'll know better next time . . . Whistle


Ha ha! Crazy isn't it? I think they're computer generated, but I could be wrong. They certainly don't seem to have a person overseeing or checking the game.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
jfullerton
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 10:50:10 AM

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We are currently investigating ways to prevent the issues that you have reported with Mismatch. Thank you for your feedback.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 3:45:16 AM

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jfullerton wrote:
We are currently investigating ways to prevent the issues that you have reported with Mismatch. Thank you for your feedback.

Great! Hmm should I mention that parallelogram & trapezoid are not exactly antonyms either?

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
MelissaMe
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 11:56:36 AM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
jfullerton wrote:
We are currently investigating ways to prevent the issues that you have reported with Mismatch. Thank you for your feedback.

Great! Hmm should I mention that parallelogram & trapezoid are not exactly antonyms either?


Yes! Pray If someone with two brain cells were to be in charge of the game, I might actually start playing it again. I get a pleasure from playing Matchup on a daily basis. Applause

This is my only now.
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