Tombola.

Mike G

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Mike Gorman
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Kevin

Code Monkey 🐒
You guys are keeping me on my toes today; "tombola" is the second word I had to lookup this afternoon. Around here we have similar games at fairs but usually just called some deviation of a raffle.
 

Kevin

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Luke

Legend
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Milwaukee, WI USA
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Luke
I must admit that the definition I am reading for vouchsafe makes me want to NOT use it. It seems like it can mean two OPPOSITE things (!)

So it can either mean to give something in a gracious way or it means to give something in a condescending way. I always thought the point of using exotic, big words was so that you could find a word with a VERY SPECIFIC meaning.

:hmmm:
 

Kevin

Code Monkey 🐒
I must admit that the definition I am reading for vouchsafe makes me want to NOT use it. It seems like it can mean two OPPOSITE things (!)

So it can either mean to give something in a gracious way or it means to give something in a condescending way. I always thought the point of using exotic, big words was so that you could find a word with a VERY SPECIFIC meaning.

:hmmm:
Ever dig deep into stuff like Shakespeare's works? It's one of the reasons why I think I watch/read so much British stuff, because you have to think twice about "Wait, is he paying that person a compliment or insulting them? 🤔"

It's kind of like a person from the US South saying "Bless your heart" to somebody. 🤣
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Location
SW Virginia
Real Name
Steve
I must admit that the definition I am reading for vouchsafe makes me want to NOT use it. It seems like it can mean two OPPOSITE things (!)

So it can either mean to give something in a gracious way or it means to give something in a condescending way. I always thought the point of using exotic, big words was so that you could find a word with a VERY SPECIFIC meaning.

:hmmm:
We are talking about English after all. There are a number of words that mean “this” and the opposite
 

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