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January 10th, 2014 at 11:06:51 PM permalink
Ibeatyouraces
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January 10th, 2014 at 11:12:30 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Ibeatyouraces
Rhythms :-)
Haha, that was good.
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January 10th, 2014 at 11:14:15 PM permalink
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January 11th, 2014 at 7:50:04 AM permalink
Doc
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Is "rhythm" the longest word without one of the five common vowels?

When I saw rdw's Rhythm City chip post, I too thought about the word "rhythm", but this wasn't quite the question that came to my mind. How about this one: How many syllables do you feel there are in "rhythm"? I don't mean "Look it up in a dictionary," but just say it and state how many syllables you hear. Is it a different number than you hear in the word "prison"?

I think I hear two syllables in each of those words, but I thought there had to be a vowel in every syllable in English, which is what I was thinking about after reading rdw's post.
January 11th, 2014 at 7:59:13 AM permalink
Perdition
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"Twyndyllyngs is the longest word in English that doesn't contain one of the five vowels (AEIOU). It comes from Welsh and is obviously rare, but it does appear in the Oxford English Dictionary."

I don't know if it is the longest but a 5 letter word with no vowels or y's is Crwth which is a scottish instrument related to a lyre.


Info found from the Internet of things.

I would post a Welsh ALF video to celebrate this but I think I posted it once and I hate to recycle old material :(
January 11th, 2014 at 9:02:57 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Doc
When I saw rdw's Rhythm City chip post, I too thought about the word "rhythm", but this wasn't quite the question that came to my mind. How about this one: How many syllables do you feel there are in "rhythm"? I don't mean "Look it up in a dictionary," but just say it and state how many syllables you hear. Is it a different number than you hear in the word "prison"?

I think I hear two syllables in each of those words, but I thought there had to be a vowel in every syllable in English, which is what I was thinking about after reading rdw's post.
I think there are two syllables. Is it pronounced differently depending on the region the speaker is from? Perhaps it is like "laboratory"?
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January 11th, 2014 at 9:09:59 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Perdition
"Twyndyllyngs is the longest word in English that doesn't contain one of the five vowels (AEIOU). It comes from Welsh and is obviously rare, but it does appear in the Oxford English Dictionary."
What is the definition? I would use "I's" instead of "y's" to pronounce it.
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January 11th, 2014 at 9:34:29 AM permalink
Perdition
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What is the definition? I would use "I's" instead of "y's" to pronounce it.


It was an upjumped way of saying twin. They might have called them twinlings back then which would make it phonetically closer.
January 11th, 2014 at 12:21:39 PM permalink
Konbu
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...but I really couldn't think straight at all. I left my car in the parking lot and took a cab to the hotel, and I'm sure that cabbie thought I was drunk...


Wow I know that feeling of when you're really tired but still at a table. if your fatigue was caused by your long/extended routes to collect chips then maybe you should be less aggressive when planning?
January 11th, 2014 at 9:21:07 PM permalink
rdw4potus
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State: Iowa
City: Riverside
Casino: Riverside


Today's chip comes from the Riverside casino in Riverside, IA. Riverside is about 15 miles south of Iowa City, on US218. The casino has 1,150 machines and 38 tables on a 58,000 square foot gaming floor. Table games include: blackjack, craps, roulette, pai gow poker, and 3 card poker. There's also a poker room with about a dozen tables. I'm not sure if those tables are included in the 38 table total or not.

Here's a picture of the casino:



Riverside is an interesting property. It's close to a college town (the University of Iowa is in Iowa City), so there's a young crowd in the casino all the time. But, the golf course and spa also draw in an older and more affluent audience. The two groups seem to coexist relatively well, but it leaves Riverside without a singular identity. It's instead left trying to support a party atmosphere without being so loud or edgy that the golf and spa crowd are chased away. I've been to the property twice, once on a sunday morning and once on a tuesday night. It was busier than I expected both times.

I collected my chip on my first visit to the property, which was the Sunday morning stop. I'd left Davenport a short time prior after rescuing my car from the lot at Rhythm City. I played BJ to collect my chip. It was a 21+3 game, and I think this was the first time I'd seen that side bet. Nobody was playing it, which struck me as odd. I remember thinking at the time that it was odd that all those different triggering hands paid 9:1. Now, I think that's a much better paytable than the Extreme version.

My chip from Riverside is an RT Plastics product. It's pretty plain. But, I do really like the cursive R in the background of the inlay.

"So as the clock ticked and the day passed, opportunity met preparation, and luck happened." - Maurice Clarett