Donald Whytock on 11 Feb 2002 21:47:26 -0000

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spoon-discuss: Re: spoon-business: CFJ: Opening the floodgates

On 2/11/02 at 1:35 PM Gavin Doig wrote:

>A player who submits a proposal in haiku form earns 10 Score points if the
>proposal is adopted, in addition to any points received as a normal
>consequence of the adoption of a proposal."
>To me, that reads as 10 points for submitting it, and another 10 if it

"earns 10 Score points if the proposal is adopted" seems to say you only get them, like, if the proposal is adopted.  Nowhere does it say you gain points for just submitting it.

>Of course, there's always Glotmorf's "LOGAS isn't 2 syllables" argument,
>but... well, that's a pretty cheap way of trying to stop me getting 10
>points I don't even care about in the first place. ;-)

Scuse me, but there are some people out there that'd pronounce the abbreviation LOGAS as "el oh gee ay ess", which don't fit yer limerick.  Those of various regional accents, and those attempting airs of literacy, might argue that the A can be regarded as silent, and thus pronounce it "log's" which is one syllable.

I myself am a commuter, though, and therefore, in the depths of my mind, pronounce it "low-gas".  But the depths of my mind isn't a dictionary, and I don't recall seeing LOGAS in a dictionary.

But you see...I'm not trying to stop you getting 10 points.  I'm trying to stop you getting an EASY 10 points...:)