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It's time again for Balderdash

Wadena,Minnesota 56482
Wadena PJ
It's time again for Balderdash
Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

And here we go with this family Thanksgiving's semiannual Balderdash game. As you may or may not know, this game involves being given a word, everyone playing writing down their interpretation of the word, them all being read out loud, and points being given to those who present the best Balderdash-laden definition of that word.

The first word is: Scaldabanco. Here are the players' submissions: A stirring preacher who delivers a wonderful sermon. A word shouted by bingo winners in Peru. To carry one's valuables under a hat. A salsa dance in Cuba. A chess game which no one wins. Habenero pepper sauce. Surgery to correct a thin lower lip. A Finnish sport involving reindeer, antlers and pine cones. Pushing someone into a wall in Mexico. Thirteenth century Portugese bank notes. A Guatamalan bank robbery.

"Kalong." A large long-snouted fruit-eating bat. Another word for boomerang. Chinese word for largest cooking pot. A movie camera that first featured Technicolor. The long vein on a shrimp that must be removed before eating. Gender-ambiguous hypersexulized Thai prostitute. Primary peak on the Balong mountain range on Mars. An oil drill. An obstacle in a steeplechase. Written instructions. Fluid in a frog's egg sack.

"Wungee." A Chinese lantern. A traditional musical instrument in Zimbabwe. A Kangaroo trap. Water logged. Chinese tea residue. A Mongolian spittoon. Clarified butter used in Indian cooking. An edible fruit of India similar to the muskmelon. Australian bird of prey. A harness buckle. A cod piece made from a coconut. A cross between a yak and a cow.

"Zum." The papery skin on a shelled walnut. A sheep's belly wool. Greenish discharge from the male urethra. An overhang that covers a street. Boot track left at a crime scene. A cobbler's tool. Recycled car tire chips. A cross between a cow and a yak. A shoe fastener used by Roman centurions. A Portuguese costume party. Peanut shells left in a bowl.

"Kantalet." A short three-part aria. A hand-woven net used by Maori fishermen. A candle-lit chandelier. A town situated between two larger towns. A five-stringed harp. A German electrical outlet. A woman's lace robe favored by Arabian women who have lost children. A Russian trouser. An elbow patch. A mid-1800s gas lamp. Covered in red dust.

"Nestcock." A municipal sewer system access cover. A device used to provide stability when shooting pumpkins from a launcher. The loop in a mooring rope. A house husband. Old English phrase for who "rules the roost." A rooster that won't crow. A package of three shuttlecocks. Feathery plumage attached to felt hats. A neutered fighting cock. A grouping of turquoise. A penalty in badminton.

"Rubiginose." A red nose from over consumption of alcohol. A byproduct associated with the metabolism of amino acids. An Indian food preservation spice. A tea rose bush featuring double yellow flower centers. The dust left behind after polishing glass. Rust-colored, having a rusty appearance. A lost and found repository. Painfully funny. Term used in rhinoplasty for an inoperable condition. A weaving frame.

"Digitorium." A facility that specializes in pain relief. An extensive fingerprint collection. Term for the first virtual digital classroom. A factor of digital dexterity. A space in a hospital to store severed fingers and toes prior to re-attachment. A collection of finger- and toe-related jewelry. A collection of stuffed fingers and toes. Anatomy of the hands and feet of mammals. A machine that compares toes and fingers. A silent machine for practicing the piano.

"Casern." A designation used on topographical maps indicating water source. A container for human ashes. A tall milk bucket. An oak tub used in the making of home-brewed beer. Receptacle for cremated pet remains. Earthen-ware jug. An army barracks. A South African bird. An outhouse without windows. A presidential lock-box.

So there you have it, as much of the game as I can reprint here. Take your best shot. I know you're going to cheat, aren't you. Maybe round off the score. There are nine words. If you get three, try again; four, you dusted off your dictionary; five, call Monty Hall and enter a game show; six or more -- oh, you cheated, you did.

Scaldabanco: A stirring preacher who delivers a wonderful sermon.

Kalong: A large long-snouted fruit-eating bat.

Wungee: An edible fruit of India, similar to the muskmelon.

Zum: A cross between a cow and a yak.

Kantalet: A five-stringed harp.

Nestcock: A house husband.

Rubignose: Rust colored, having a rusty appearance.

Digitorium: A silent machine for practicing the piano.

Casern: An army barracks.