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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - 11:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've discovered a phenomenon called culach which varies from place to place. What is culach?
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Is it a thing? Food? Behaviour?

Does "from place to place" mean "from country to country"?
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Does it vary from time to time? Are people involved? Is it a cultural phenomenon? Linguistic? Weather relevant?
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Is this an Ireland inspired puzzle?
Balin (Balin)
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Is it a thing? Food? Behaviour? Yes

Does "from place to place" mean "from country to country"? It could. "Region to region" would work too

Does it vary from time to time? I'd say so Are people involved? Yes, in that it is a behavior exhibited by people Is it a cultural phenomenon? Yes Linguistic? No Weather relevant? No

Is this an Ireland inspired puzzle? No but I've got an idea for one
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Is communication relevant? transportation? media? work? school? relationships? family? friendship? sports? hobbies?
Balin (Balin)
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Is communication relevant? transportation? media? work? school? relationships? family? friendship? sports? hobbies? None of these, really
Doriana (Doriana)
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Oh dear... daily routines relevant? money relevant? buying or selling things? politics? some form of entertainment? children relevant? animals? religion? politeness?

Is it a behaviour that is exhibited by one person at a time? multiple people?

Is it more like a general behaviour (e.g. saying "thanks"), or the behaviour in a particular situation?
Balin (Balin)
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Oh dear... daily routines relevant? money relevant? buying or selling things? politics? some form of entertainment? children relevant? animals? religion? politeness? No to all, but a definite NO to the last one

Is it a behaviour that is exhibited by one person at a time? multiple people? This

Is it more like a general behaviour (e.g. saying "thanks"), or the behaviour in a particular situation? The former, but it doesn't necessarily involve saying something
Doriana (Doriana)
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So, the behaviour is generally considered impolite?

Is it doing something? Or rather not doing something?

Making noise relevant? Disturbing people? Drinking? Violence?
Balin (Balin)
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So, the behaviour is generally considered impolite? Not impolite, but negative

Is it doing something? Or rather not doing something? It's more of a passive behavior, if that's what you're asking

Making noise relevant? Disturbing people? Drinking? Violence? No to these
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Relevant: smiling? Talking? Eye contact? Interaction with strangers? Waiting for the bus like a Swede? Other social interaction?
Balin (Balin)
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Relevant: smiling? Talking? Eye contact? Interaction with strangers? Waiting for the bus like a Swede? Other social interaction? No to all. It's not an active behavior; more of a feeling
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You say it isn't Irish, but it certainly sounds Gaelic.

Is it related to a holiday or other observance?

Oh, not active, "more of a feeling." A feeling such as Schadenfreude?
A certain kind of pride?
A certain kind of jealousy?

How about negative things such as refraining from smiling when someone makes a joke? Or refusing to show sorrow at a funeral?
That kind of passive, negative feeling?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 12:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You say it isn't Irish, but it certainly sounds Gaelic. I realized that when I made up the word. But it is not a foreign word, it's made up.

Is it related to a holiday or other observance? No

Oh, not active, "more of a feeling." A feeling such as Schadenfreude?
A certain kind of pride?
A certain kind of jealousy? No to these, but you're getting there.

How about negative things such as refraining from smiling when someone makes a joke? Or refusing to show sorrow at a funeral?
That kind of passive, negative feeling? No to these.

To clarify: If this is thought of as a behavior, it's more passive. If it's thought of as a feeling, it's a bit more active.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 4:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP:

Culach is a feeling/behavior that is different from time to time, place to place, and culture to culture (in fact the cul in culach stands for a form of the word "culture," see HINT). It can be classified as an active feeling or a passive behavior.

HINT: Figuring out how I formed the word is an acceptable path to the $poyler.
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Does ach stand for achoo? Sneezing relevant?
Balin (Balin)
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Does ach stand for achoo? Sneezing relevant? No to both
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Is the title relevant? If so, does it indicate that this puzzle is somewhat serious? or that it is associated with blood? Or tht it is one of a series?
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Is the title relevant? Yes, in that... If so, does it indicate that this puzzle is somewhat serious? ...this is true. No to rest. or that it is associated with blood? Or tht it is one of a series?
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Is the "ach" an abbreviation of one word? an acronym of two words? three words?

Is the puzzle serious in the sense of "involving a serious issue"? If so, death? illness? disaster? crime?
Balin (Balin)
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Is the "ach" an abbreviation of one word? an acronym of two words? This. It's "ac--" and "h--" three words?

Is the puzzle serious in the sense of "involving a serious issue"? I'd say so, but simple If so, death? illness? disaster? crime? No to these
Doriana (Doriana)
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Does "ac" stand for accident?
Does "h" stand for help?
Balin (Balin)
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Does "ac" stand for accident?
Does "h" stand for help? No to both
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is "ac" a noun? verb? adjective? adverb?
Is "h" a noun? verb? adjective? adverb?

(Sorry for this non-lateral approach, I'm just following your advice to find out how the word was formed.)

Is it a feeling/behaviour that is exhibited as a reaction to something else? (E.g. the reaction to bad news)
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 3:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "ac" a noun? verb? adjective? adverb? Adjective
Is "h" a noun? verb? adjective? adverb? Noun. And "cul" is "culturally"

(Sorry for this non-lateral approach, I'm just following your advice to find out how the word was formed.) That's OK.

Is it a feeling/behaviour that is exhibited as a reaction to something else? No (E.g. the reaction to bad news)
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culturally active hatred?

cultutally acceptable hemlines?

culturally accessible hairdos?
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Culturally accepted habit?
Balin (Balin)
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culturally active hatred? Close enough.

****SPOILER****

Culach is culturally acceptable hatred: in other words, hatred towards people, groups, or supporters of the mentioned which a culture encourages. In the US, this might be Justin Bieber, the Twilight series, or the New England Patriots (even more so now that they've been knocked out of the playoffs). What are some examples from other countries?

Nice work everyone, notably Doriana for most of the work and Shez for the solve. New puzzle in a bit.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Ah, good puzzle =)

I think hatred towards Justin Bieber and Twilight is culturally accepted throughout Europe as well. A sports-related example from Germany would be Bayern München.
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Nice
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in Britain there's no-one to beat Tony Blair!
Balin (Balin)
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In politics, George W. Bush (and right now, most of the GOP in general too) is an acceptable target.

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