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Word Bank

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:05 am
by Arthur Rubin
I just got one from the Australian Human Rights Commission saying I have a US$2.5 million account at the Word Bank. (I've been told I have a good vocabulary, but this is ridiculous.)

Other names mentioned in the spam are Chief Justice Roberts (supposedly the contact, @outlook.com), Secretary of State Kerry, UN "President General" Ban Ki-moon, and Prime Minister Abbott.

I've always wanted to make a withdrawal from the Word Bank, as long as it isn't in Microsoft Word®.

Re: Word Bank

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:49 pm
by Pottapaug1938
I am a fan of the NPR quiz show "Says You"; and among my favorite parts of the show comes when one of the team is given an obscure word, such as "frass". One of the three team members is given a card with the correct definition; and the other two are given cards which read something like "please fake a definition". It's a lot of fun to try to guess whose definition is correct -- and it's also difficult, because the panelists are all intelligent enough to come up with some excellent bluffs.

Maybe if I could make some withdrawals from the Word Bank, I could increase my percentage of correct guesses -- although the kind of words appearing in "Says You" are probably fairly expensive.... :thinking:

Re: Word Bank

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:16 pm
by notorial dissent
I'm curious, does the bank pay interest in vowels or consonants?

Re: Word Bank

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:19 pm
by bmxninja357
I'm curious, does the bank pay interest in vowels or consonants?

both, and sometimes y.

i hear there's a lot of rappers that use the word bank yo!

peace,
ninj

Re: Word Bank

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:03 am
by davids
What do you call an interbank transfer from the Word Bank?

A vowel movement.

Re: Word Bank

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:40 am
by Judge Roy Bean
davids wrote:What do you call an interbank transfer from the Word Bank?

A vowel movement.


You are hereby fined five Quatloos for really bad punnery.

Pay the clerk on the way out. :roll: [sound of gavel]

Re: Word Bank

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:10 am
by davids
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
davids wrote:What do you call an interbank transfer from the Word Bank?

A vowel movement.


You are hereby fined five Quatloos for really bad punnery.

Pay the clerk on the way out. :roll: [sound of gavel]


Can I pay that using awful money? :D

Re: Word Bank

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:28 pm
by Judge Roy Bean
davids wrote:
Judge Roy Bean wrote:
davids wrote:What do you call an interbank transfer from the Word Bank?

A vowel movement.


You are hereby fined five Quatloos for really bad punnery.

Pay the clerk on the way out. :roll: [sound of gavel]


Can I pay that using awful money? :D


Sorry. :naughty: FRN's are awful money. The Court only accepts Quatloos, but some days, gold dust, hens eggs, tequila (Patron preferred), roofing nails, barbed wire or cigars are acceptable substitutes. (It depends what the store is out of.) 8)