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    Guess what I'm thinking of ... (FUN COMP open to all)

    OK, here's an idea that just dawned on me looking at this (Forklift).

    This is an open thread, anyone (and everyone) is encouraged to contribute.

    1) Think of a word.
    2) Then photograph something that hints at it, but not of the subject itself
    3) Post it here
    4) Others guess what the word is (reply to the image, so we know which one you're guessing)
    5) The image poster tells us when someone guesses correctly

    A bit like 'guess the abstract macro', but not so straight forward.

    We can have several on the go at once, no need to wait for the first to be guessed before submitting 'your' picture.

    I just hope we don't fall foul of things being known by different names in different countries; e.g. bonnet or hood for the thing that keeps the rain off an engine in a car (or is it an automobile).

    It's just for fun, if only because I can't decide which should win; something that takes several guesses or something that goes in one guess

    I suppose I ought to have posted an example picture, but I'm too tired after having had the idea

    So, who is going to be first up?

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    It looks like the doohicky on the forestay of a sail boat. What you could be thinking of could be anyone's guess, though. Sailing away?

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    Nut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    It looks like the doohicky on the forestay of a sail boat. What you could be thinking of could be anyone's guess, though. Sailing away?
    Dave said it had to be a word. It's a noun. You are close though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahil View Post
    Nut?
    I may have got this wrong, but Dave said...
    1) Think of a word.
    2) Then photograph something that hints at it, but not of the subject itself
    So this is not guess the object. Mine describes a condition.

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    Bond?

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    Thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sahil View Post
    Bond?

    Close-ish. Think about what the thing does.

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    Balance? or Tension maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Close-ish. Think about what the thing does.
    Wait. I thought you said it was a noun. So are we thinking of what the thing does and then translating that to a noun?

    My first guess was 'tension' but when you said it is a noun, I scratched that idea.

    As for what it does, that's a coupler, right? So my second guess is 'Couple'.

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    Re: Guess what I'm thinking of ... (FUN COMP open to all)

    Bill, I'm not an American nor an English major but I think if you describe or name an idea it can also be a noun. Or maybe this is the effect of too much coffee in the morning again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Close-ish. Think about what the thing does.
    Attachment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Balance? or Tension maybe?

    Well done, Jiro - it's 'tension' which is a noun. The doohicky as Katy said is the tensioner on a wire fence. By screwing it either way you increase/decrease tension.

    Next shot please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    it's 'tension' which is a noun.
    This is what I get for playing a game like this first thing Monday morning.

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    Re: Guess what I'm thinking of ... (FUN COMP open to all)

    OK. Here's the second image to guess:

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    Well, that makes me think of what I had when I posted my attempt at an answer for Rob's photo...

    Loose Screw.

    However, that's technically a bolt.

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    Re: Guess what I'm thinking of ... (FUN COMP open to all)

    Quote Originally Posted by ktuli View Post
    Well, that makes me think of what I had when I posted my attempt at an answer for Rob's photo...

    Loose Screw.

    However, that's technically a bolt.

    - Bill
    I would accept the first word as the correct answer, Bill. My idea on this shot is about being "loose". Your turn.

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    Re: Guess what I'm thinking of ... (FUN COMP open to all)

    Alright... I'm hoping this one will be a challenge (though there is a way to find the answer easily if you know where to look).

    Guess what I'm thinking of ... (FUN COMP open to all)

    My apologies on the quality of the shot, this was taken years ago when I *really* had no clue what I was doing and was just snapping away. These days I have only slightly more of a clue...

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    vertigo?

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