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Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 7:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

While playing WordSense on Yahoo (their own rendition of Scrabble) I discovered an answer to a word related question that was posed long ago.

"I know you can be over______, and you can be under______, but can you ever just be _______?"
And the answer is: Yes! You can!!!
What is the word? Bonus points if you can name where the question came from.
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

stimulated? paid?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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rated? mine?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 7:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

weight? spread?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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age? bejeweled? sweet?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Title relevant?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 7:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think I might know it...should I post it or email or what?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 7:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Email it so that you don't spoil it for me, of course.
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Holiday in Cambodia relevant? Staffed? Handed? Diabolical?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

whelmed?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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sexed? most? sized? water?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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whelmed? Yes.
Anybody care to go for the bonus points?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I will!
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Literature? Cinema? The arts?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Literature? Cinema? This one. The arts?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do I have to be more specific? A movie? Nonfiction? Fiction? A documentary? A drama? A comedy? A Sci-fi western thriller romantic mystery?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do I have to be more specific? That's the idea. A movie? Yes. Nonfiction? Fiction? A documentary? A drama? A comedy? Mostly this category. A Sci-fi western thriller romantic mystery?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Release date: 70's? 80's, 90's, recent?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the movie released...
Prior to 1800? Between 1800 and 1899? Between 1900 and 1950? 1951-present?
Was [one of] the star[s] of the movie...
Chuck Norris? Oscar Wilde? Jodie Foster? Ronald Reagan? Barack Obama? Julius Caesar? Rick James?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

....Robin Williams? Billy Crystal? Joe Pesci? Danny DeVito? Glenn Close?
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Samuel L. Jackson?
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Adam Sandler? Bruce Willis? Michael J. Fox? Mile E. Cyprus? Ted Bundy? Jesse Jackson? Michael Jackson? Alex Trebek? Jerry Seinfeld? Robert De Niro?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paris Hilton? Andre the Giant? Charles Montgomery "Monty" Python? Steve Irwin? Benjamin Bailey?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Release date: 70's? 80's, 90's, recent? 90s

Was the movie released...
Prior to 1800? Between 1800 and 1899? Between 1900 and 1950? 1951-present? This.
Was [one of] the star[s] of the movie...
Chuck Norris? Oscar Wilde? Jodie Foster? Ronald Reagan? Barack Obama? Julius Caesar? Rick James? None of these
....Robin Williams? Billy Crystal? Joe Pesci? Danny DeVito? Glenn Close?Or these.
Samuel L. Jackson?Definately not.
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Adam Sandler? Bruce Willis? Michael J. Fox? Mile E. Cyprus? Ted Bundy? Jesse Jackson? Michael Jackson? Alex Trebek? Jerry Seinfeld? Robert De Niro? Paris Hilton? Andre the Giant? Charles Montgomery "Monty" Python? Steve Irwin? Benjamin Bailey? None of these either
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fiction?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Fiction? Yes, same as most romantic comedys
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 9:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a romantic comedy?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a romantic comedy? Yes
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dang it. I'm stumped. Was it {insert LTPF list of romantic comedies released in the 90's}? I'll figure it out eventually, even if I've never heard of the movie.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When Harry Met Sally?
Wait... that was '89. Dang it! You know I haven't seen any of these movies!
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dang it. I'm stumped. Was it {insert LTPF list of romantic comedies released in the 90's}? Yes. Yes it was. I'll figure it out eventually, even if I've never heard of the movie.
When Harry Met Sally? No
Wait... that was '89. Dang it! You know I haven't seen any of these movies! There are still some things you can do to narrow down your choices.
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Was the language English? Did it win any Academy Awards? Did any of the actors win any academy awards in their lifetimes? Did I see this movie? Is it banned in Boston? Is the word "the" in the title of the movie? How about "a" or "an" (the articles)?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Was the language English? Yes. Did it win any Academy Awards? No. Did any of the actors win any academy awards in their lifetimes? Not yet. Did I see this movie? Couldn't say. Is it banned in Boston? No. Is the word "the" in the title of the movie? No. How about "a" or "an" (the articles)? No.
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Are there any propositions in the title? Is it a one-word title? A title that is simply a symbol? Is it "The Movie Formerly Known as Gone With the Wind"?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 10:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there any propositions in the title? You mean prepositions? Yes. Is it a one-word title? No. A title that is simply a symbol? No. Is it "The Movie Formerly Known as Gone With the Wind"? Oh Rett! ... No.
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I do mean prepositions. My fingers don't like typing that word for some reason. Was the movie STUDIO? disney? uinivsersal? someithn?g
?Something else?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 10:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I do mean prepositions. My fingers don't like typing that word for some reason. Was the movie STUDIO? disney? Technically this one, but under another lable uinivsersal? someithn?g
?Something else?
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One of Disney's labels eh? I don't know if we have an LTPF list for that, but I shall establish it.
{LTPF list|Disney Labels
List1=
Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group
Walt Disney Pictures
Touchstone Pictures
Hollywood Pictures
Miramax Films
Miramax Family Films
Dimension Films
Miramax Television
Disneynature
Animation
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Pixar Animation Studios
DisneyToon Studios
Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
Buena Vista International
Miravista Films
Patagonik Film Group
Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Touchstone Home Entertainment
Hollywood Pictures Home Entertainment
Miramax Home Entertainment
Dimension Home Video
ABC Video
Buena Vista Home Entertainment
}

Was it any of these?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 5:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Touchstone Pictures This one
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Jerry McGuire?
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Sounds to me like "10 Things I Hate About You".

The answer to the question "can you ever just be whelmed?" is "yes" - to "whelm" is variously: "to throw (something) over violently or in a heap upon something else, esp. so as to cover or to crush or smother it"; or "to cover completely with water or other fluid so as to ruin or destroy; to submerge, drown; occas. to sink (a boat)"; or "to engulf or bear down like a flood, storm, avalanche, etc.; hence, to involve in destruction or ruin". "Overwhelm" is the more usual figurative term these days; "underwhelm" is a jocular back-formation [OED].

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Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sounds to me like "10 Things I Hate About You". That's the one.

********************SPOILER******************
10 points to Doctapeppa for getting 'whelmed' right out of the starting gate! Another 10 points to Woubit for putting this puzzle out of its misery. All of the information below is exactly where this was going:

The answer to the question "can you ever just be whelmed?"

The response given in the movie by ditzy Bianca was:
"I think you can in Europe."

"yes" - to "whelm" is variously: "to throw (something) over violently or in a heap upon something else, esp. so as to cover or to crush or smother it"; or "to cover completely with water or other fluid so as to ruin or destroy; to submerge, drown; occas. to sink (a boat)"; or "to engulf or bear down like a flood, storm, avalanche, etc.; hence, to involve in destruction or ruin". "Overwhelm" is the more usual figurative term these days; "underwhelm" is a jocular back-formation [OED].

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