Thursday, March 06, 2008

I'm Too Easily Diverted

Ever on the lookout for more excuses on-line for procrastination under the guise of keeping the grey cells in tiptop form, I happened upon this simple, but maddening word game.

The object is to determine the appropriate five-letter word (I'm really practiced at the four-letter ones). Each time you guess, you will be shown whether your word was before or after the goal word alphabetically. Simple, eh? How many five-letter words are there anyways? Actually, a whole shitload when you consider that most four-letter words can be extended by an -s or -d or -y.

My best score is 10,893. What's yours?

And don't forget your blends, dipthongs and digraphs.

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Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

You made my weekend! *lol*

11:37 AM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Too educational. I like the games where you wander around town shooting everything in sight.

10:49 AM  
Blogger she said...

i couldn't take it! i gave up after 5 guesses. your word veri is almost as complex. grrherha

12:14 AM  
Blogger nanuk said...

anna-lys - welcome, glad I could be of some assistance.

phos - we have a game up here called Grand Theft Dog Sled. Extra points for obliterating igloos.

she - why don't we design a new flash game based on word verifications. If you can't guess the password in 15 attempts, your hard drive will automatically reformat itself.

7:50 AM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Have to get a copy, I've killed everyone in our version at least twice - with a golf club.

1:10 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

or the new game Spitzer 9 - try to pick up as many high priced hookers as you can before getting caught and having to resign as governor of NY

3:58 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

You must really be into that word game - come up for air and post!

9:22 AM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Is 4 words good? ;o)

6:02 PM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Must be out beating baby seals or something...

12:51 AM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Miss you dude!!!

12:42 AM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Just dropped by to say howdy

1:08 PM  

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