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Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 10:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I sometimes falattah. Maybe some of you do too. What is it?
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 11:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I assume it's a verb.

Is it a word in a language that is not English?

Yiddish?
Should I suggest other language-based possibilities?

(It is a word you made up? Or NOT?)

Is it a word made up of parts, such as, um, get-together?

Does it mean something peaceful, resting?

Or something involving other people?

Eating?
Talking?
Observing?

Fun; I love word puzzles!
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I assume it's a verb. Correct.

Is it a word in a language that is not English? Not intentionally.

Yiddish?
Should I suggest other language-based possibilities?
No to all.

(It is a word you made up? Or NOT?) I made it up.

Is it a word made up of parts, such as, um, get-together? Irr.

Does it mean something peaceful, resting? No.

Or something involving other people? No.

Eating?
Talking? No to both.
Observing? Observing is involved.

Fun; I love word puzzles! : )
Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 1:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you do it on purpose?

Can everyone falattah? (With the usual distinctions: can a man? a woman? a child? a toddler? a very old person?)

Do you need someone else to falattah? Can you do it in the dark? Can you do it inside? Outside?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 1:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you do it on purpose? No.

Can everyone falattah? (With the usual distinctions: can a man? a woman? a child? a toddler? a very old person?) A toddler can't, everyone else listed can.

Do you need someone else to falattah? No. Can you do it in the dark? Yope. Can you do it inside? Outside? Yes to both.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 2:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does falattahing involve speaking? Something else vocally? Do you move while falattahing? Falattah while moving?
Does falattahing involve the use of the hands? Feet? Arms? Legs?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Does falattahing involve speaking? Something else vocally? No to both. Do you move while falattahing? I move my body, yes. Falattah while moving? Yes.
Does falattahing involve the use of the hands? Yes. Feet? No. Arms? Yes. Legs? No.
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A toddler can't do it - does it involve a certain amount of education, even if minimal? Reading? doing something (other than intended) on the computer?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2011 - 5:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A toddler can't do it - does it involve a certain amount of education, even if minimal? Yes. Reading? Yope. doing something (other than intended) on the computer? No.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 1:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does falattahing involve some kind of gesture? Of exercise? Is another person involved in this?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 6:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does falattahing involve some kind of gesture? No. Of exercise? No. Is another person involved in this? No.
Fionakelleghan (Fionakelleghan)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 6:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you do it on purpose?
Do you find yourself doing it unconsciously?

Is it fidgeting?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2011 - 7:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you do it on purpose? No.
Do you find yourself doing it unconsciously? No.

Is it fidgeting? No.
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Are you in a vehicle when you do this? In your own home, or somebody else's? a place of business? your own, or somebody else's? outdoors?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Are you in a vehicle when you do this? In your own home, or somebody else's? a place of business? your own, or somebody else's? outdoors? All of the above.
Solitiare (Solitiare)
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Does this have anything to do with time - the passage of, or the noting of the passage of time? In other words, consulting your watch/clock, without being aware that you are doing so?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 6:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this have anything to do with time - the passage of, or the noting of the passage of time? Indeed. In other words, consulting your watch/clock, without being aware that you are doing so? Very close!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Automatically looking at your wrist whenever someone asks you the time, even if you're not wearing a watch?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 3:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or maybe looking at your "blank" wrist during a long-winded conversation and saying "Oh, look at the time, I've got to go"?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Automatically looking at your wrist whenever someone asks you the time, even if you're not wearing a watch? Or maybe looking at your "blank" wrist during a long-winded conversation and saying "Oh, look at the time, I've got to go"? No to both.
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Posted on Friday, October 07, 2011 - 7:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Constantly looking at your watch, and then not being able to give the time an instant later, when somebody asks you?
I never do this, because I don't wear a watch, but my husband does it _all the time_. Of course, it annoys him that I ask him the time _all the time_.
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Saturday, October 08, 2011 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If Solitaire is right, is falattah...
Forgetting about looking at the time....something with an "a" and "h"? Any ideas fellow puzzlers?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Sunday, October 09, 2011 - 3:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SPOILER
Falattah is a word inspired by the acronym 'lattaf' - looking at the time and forgetting'. I don't wear a wristwatch, but use my phone. Too often I find that after taking it out of my pocket to se what time it is, I need to take it out again because I forgot to consciously register what I saw.
Thanks for playing!
Ciaobella (Ciaobella)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I falattah quite a bit myself. Nice word! I like it.

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