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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    What wiki term has the greatest number of unique and distinct definitions?

    Students only for one week please.
     
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    The answer to this question is probably more likely known by a student than an old fart here.
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    That's actually the opposite of what I'm asking--rather than many terms that all mean the same thing, I'm looking for one term with many meanings.

    Not necessarily. One very commonly-used theatrical term that has different meanings in scenery, electrics, rigging, props, audio, even costumery and millinery.
     
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    Oh I think I know where money would be. I'll check the wiki.
     
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    Sounds like you've hit one of my pet peeves. Terminology is so important, to have one mean so many things is so bad. To have so few realize that we over use the term is even worse.
     
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    Wait, it's been more than a week, aren't there any students on this channel?
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    They must all be too busy writing their "What I did during summer break" essays.:)

    Mr. Conner, professionals, and everyone else, feel free to answer. (But if you get it right and I see your response within a short amount of time, be aware I may hide your answer just to keep the discussion going a while longer.)
     
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    ruinexplorer Minion CB Mods Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Could it have something to do with formal wear?
     
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    I'm gonna say, "Bippy"!
     
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    I thought it would be "tormentor" bu the wiki here does not have a fraction of the definitions that I've heard the term applied to. Dutchman was going to be my second as it too has been used for much more than wiki suggests.
     
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    I had to look that up in my "Funk and Wagnalls";)
     
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    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    I'm not sure how; I don't think so.
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    A cryptic (punny) hint:

    hair salon.jpg

    (Only olden people will understand.)
     
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    Lolol. Would that be 'trim'?

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    Oh, NOW I know!!
     
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    ruinexplorer Minion CB Mods Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    Yes, I could see that as well. It wasn't quite what I had in mind, though I was thinking something that started with the same letter.
     
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    Well now I know. However one might argue that several of the definitions in the wiki article are all effectively the same thing.
     
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    West coasting ?
     
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    Did we forget about this? Sitting on the edge of my seat here!
     
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