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I live in Lymington, Hampshire, and work in the Law Courts, which may have made my English slightly pedantic. I realize that Americans and other ex-colonials labour under a disadvantage, and regard it as an holy duty to assist them in speaking (and thinking) clearly.


Feb
2
revised In bridge, does it make sense to “tighten” or 'loosen" up on bidding depending on vulnerability?
tidier
Feb
2
answered In bridge, does it make sense to “tighten” or 'loosen" up on bidding depending on vulnerability?
Dec
13
comment In the official rules of Monopoly, can you offer immunity to other players in deals?
There's nothing anywhere to stop you making a deal: the question is whether it can be enforced when you do land on the property next. My own view is that it can't, except in the sense that anyone who does insist on the rent will find it difficult to make deals in future.
Dec
9
comment Dictionary for Scrabble that doesn't contain ridiculous words
This is a good answer in its way, but if the question is 'How do you stop Scrabble-for-blood players having an advantage over the rest of us?', I'm not sure 'Turn everyone into Scrabble-for-blood players' is quite in the right spirit. In the games I play your bold words would not be valid, because we play with normal words not what SOWPODS has decreed.
Dec
4
answered Dictionary for Scrabble that doesn't contain ridiculous words
Nov
27
comment In Bridge, Can I Ask About Previously Played Cards to the Current Trick?
The difference is actually between duplicate and rubber bridge: I've played extremely formal rubber, and extremely informal duplicate.
Nov
10
comment Is there a limit on how good you can get at Hearts?
An important part of Hearts (like most card games) is how the other players react (how likely they are to try for the lot, how quick they are to notice when you do, etc). So computer simulations don't assist with the real-life problem, though they can with the Microsoft version.
Nov
10
comment Learning new Scrabble words?
'Difficult words' are not necessarily useful in Scrabble: for one thing, many of them have more than eight letters. This is good advice, but improving your vocabulary and improving your Scrabble skills are two different things (though related).
Nov
7
answered Scrabble variation: use double and triple word scores (but not double/triple letter scores) twice?
Nov
1
revised How is Hnefatafl related to Chess and Go?
added 148 characters in body
Nov
1
answered How is Hnefatafl related to Chess and Go?
Oct
25
revised How can you have units with secret locations on the board?
improved English
Sep
17
answered Are there times to pre-empt with a “strong” six trumps in bridge?
Sep
7
revised bidding wiki description
try to reduce confusion (as discussed on meta)
Sep
7
suggested suggested edit on bidding tag wiki
Aug
31
revised Did the British employ a reasonable strategy in “Bismarck”?
corrected factual errors, clarified (?) title
Aug
31
suggested suggested edit on Did the British employ a reasonable strategy in “Bismarck”?
Aug
31
answered Did the British employ a reasonable strategy in “Bismarck”?
Aug
31
comment In Bridge, what is the punishment for misclaiming tricks?
All true, and a director would give a fair ruling based on the circumstances which we don't see. But the question is specifically about rubber bridge, with no director.
Aug
26
answered In Bridge, what is the punishment for misclaiming tricks?