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Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I recently experienced quite a few ashpos. In my case they were just annoying, but in other cases might have resulted in someone losing money. What is an ashpo?
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Is an ashpo an event? An object? Does it involve the weather?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is an ashpo an event? Yesish An object? No Does it involve the weather? No

Thanks for finally getting this started!
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Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

my apologies Enjay-the-Devoner, I did not see this one =(

please forgive me


An ashpo is a yesish event? does it involve a national holiday? holidays as in vacation? religious holiday?

a birthday?

or am I to understand event to be a random thing that randomly happens to random people?
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Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No problem, there are a lot of puzzles on the board! Thanks for joining in!

An ashpo is a yesish event? Yes does it involve a national holiday? holidays as in vacation? religious holiday? No to these

a birthday? No

or am I to understand event to be a random thing that randomly happens to random people? 'Thing that happens' is probably a better description than 'event', but it's not completely random
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Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm just glad I found it! 'someone losing money' - is banking relevant? buying something? selling something?

did you buy a scone in Cornwall, put jam and cream on it the Devonish way, and have an incensed Cornish person snatch it from you and throw it in the rubbish? =P that would lose you money...
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Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

'someone losing money' - is banking relevant? buying something? selling something? No to all

did you buy a scone in Cornwall, put jam and cream on it the Devonish way, and have an incensed Cornish person snatch it from you and throw it in the rubbish? =P that would lose you money... I did not...why would I ever go to such a terrible place as Cornwall? ;-)
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Posted on Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cornwall's a lovely place and Emma lives there, that's why. =P

is an ashpo a good thing? a bad thing? is breaking the law relevant? is more than losing money at stake?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 11:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is an ashpo a good thing? a bad thing? This is breaking the law relevant? No is more than losing money at stake? Maybe some pride, nothing more
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Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

could it only happen in Devon? has Devon finally got channel 5 and the internet? poor Devon =P could it only happen in the West Country? England? Great Britain? The UK? the Commonwealth? Western Europe? Europe? Eurasia? Somewhere else?
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Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

could it only happen in Devon? has Devon finally got channel 5 and the internet? Internet, you say? What is this witchcraft of which you speak? poor Devon =P could it only happen in the West Country? England? Great Britain? The UK? the Commonwealth? Western Europe? Europe? Eurasia? Somewhere else? It could happen in any (or very very nearly any) country in the world
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Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

teh interwebz is where kittehz can haz cheezburgur.

...okay, I am lost again. *respectfully requests a RECAP of the lovely enjay-the-devoner-kitteh*
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Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 - 7:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP: an ashpo is something(a negative thing) that recently happened to me. It caused me annoyance, but in other situations could have cost someone money. An ashpo could happen in pretty much any country in the world.

Hint: Find what I was doing when I experienced the ashpo
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Were you at home? Doing a chore? At work? Shopping? Using a relevant object? Can you do an ashpo intentionally? doe it involve forgetting something? Would the potential cost be along the lines of paying for something you destroyed? Or lost? Would it be actual physical coins and/or bills getting lost? Is a wallet involved? Or would the cost be payment for a service? Or an object? Or a fine? Is parking relevant?
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Were you at home? No Doing a chore? No At work? No Shopping? No Using a relevant object? Yes Can you do an ashpo intentionally? Yes...you usually know when you are about to do an ashpo, but you may have no choice doe it involve forgetting something? No Would the potential cost be along the lines of paying for something you destroyed? No Or lost? No Would it be actual physical coins and/or bills getting lost? No Is a wallet involved? No Or would the cost be payment for a service? No or noish Or an object? No Or a fine? No Is parking relevant? No
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Were you traveling? Driving? Using public transportation? On vacation? Is the object bigger than a: grain of sand? Pebble? Golf ball? Fist? Bottle? Microwave oven? Washing machine? Car? House? Is there a relevant substance? Spilling something relevant? Paying for a replacement of something relevant? Do you own the object? Did you buy the object?
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Were you traveling? Driving? Using public transportation? On vacation? No to all
Is the object bigger than a: grain of sand? yesPebble? yes Golf ball? yes Fist? yes Bottle? yes Microwave oven? depends how you're measuring but I would say yes Washing machine? see previous answer Car? no House? no Is there a relevant substance? No Spilling something relevant? no Paying for a replacement of something relevant? no Do you own the object? no Did you buy the object? no
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Is the object big in: one dimension? Two? Three? Is it manmade? Is it part of clothing? Is it a machine?
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Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 9:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the object big in: one dimension? This (It is three dimensional, but only big in one dimension) Two? Three? Is it manmade? Yes Is it part of clothing? No Is it a machine? No
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Is it rigid? Flexible? Is it: rope? String? Tube? Hose? Pipe? Pole? Flagpole? Sports equipment? Is a sport relevant?
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Is it rigid? Yes Flexible? No Is it: rope? No String? No Tube? No Hose? No Pipe? No Pole? Yope Flagpole? No Sports equipment? Yes Is a sport relevant? Yes, for svv of sport
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Hockey stick? Bat? Golf club? Ski? Is it handheld? Were you using it? For its intended purpose? Is a ball involved? Would the cost be for replacing the object? Repairing it? Retrieving it? Replacing something else? Repairing something else? Retrieving something else? Any injuries relevant? Risk of injury?
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Hockey stick? Bat? Golf club? Ski? No to these Is it handheld? Yes Were you using it? Yes For its intended purpose? Yes Is a ball involved? Yes
Would the cost be for replacing the object? Repairing it? Retrieving it? Replacing something else? Repairing something else? Retrieving something else? Any injuries relevant? Risk of injury? No to all these
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Do you use it to: hit a ball? catch a ball? Is it a pool cue? Would the money be lost on a bet/wager?
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Do you use it to: hit a ball? This catch a ball? Is it a pool cue? YES Would the money be lost on a bet/wager? And yes!
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Did you hit the wrong ball(s)? Pocket the wrong ball(s)? Hit balls in the wrong pocket(s)?
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Did you hit the wrong ball(s)? Pocket the wrong ball(s)? Hit balls in the wrong pocket(s)? Any of these are possible as a result of an ashpo
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Is the "shpoo" from "shooting pool"?
Is an ashpoo something that happens which disturbs your shot? Is it sneezing? An itch? Hitting something with the back end of the cue?
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Is the "shpoo" from "shooting pool"? Yes - it's from 'pool shot', but the neologism sounded better that way round
Is an ashpoo something that happens which disturbs your shot? Yes Is it sneezing? No An itch? No Hitting something with the back end of the cue? No but very OTRT
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Trying to avoid hitting something? Something else to do with the back end of the cue? Not having enough space to make a shot? Slipping with your hand? Hitting something with your hand? Hitting something (except the ball) with another part of the cue?
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Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 12:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Trying to avoid hitting something? Something else to do with the back end of the cue? Not having enough space to make a shot? Slipping with your hand? Hitting something with your hand? Hitting something (except the ball) with another part of the cue?

*****SPOILER*****
An ashpo is an Awkward SHot at POol. It can occur whenever you're playing pool in a bar, or somewhere which has a pool table but that is not its primary function. It refers to a shot which the player cannot take at the angle they would like, because doing so would mean hitting a stranger on the head with the cue, or possibly a table, bar etc. Therefore the player has to choose a different angle which may be more awkward. In my case it was just annoying, but if we'd been playing for money, could have resulted in someone unfairly losing out.

Thanks for playing everyone and Galfisk for ending it!

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