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spiel - Word of the Day - Fri Dec 29, 2022


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spiel - (noun) - a voluble line of often extravagant talk: a speech delivered especially to sell or promote something

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I go out of my way to avoid spiels sent my way by people in overly loud colored clothes.

 

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Spiel comes from the German spielen (to play). I immediately think of glockenspiel.

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Must be age or my meds (probably both), these were my first thoughts upon seeing your word of the day, spiel. Yes, I know, the ' (noun) ' part, flew right by me:blushing:

 

Glockenspiel-malletech.jpg

Glockenspiel

 

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Glock and the spiel: don't blame us

Image of Glock En Spiel

 

 

Who would of thought a small thing like (a noun) would of caused me so much embarrassment ?

A writer, perhaps :whistle:.

 

sandrewn :cowboy:

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25 minutes ago, sandrewn said:

Must be age or my meds (probably both), these were my first thoughts upon seeing your word of the day, spiel. Yes, I know, the ' (noun) ' part, flew right by me:blushing:

 

Glockenspiel-malletech.jpg

Glockenspiel

 

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Glock and the spiel: don't blame us

Image of Glock En Spiel

 

 

Who would of thought a small thing like (a noun) would of caused me so much embarrassment ?

A writer, perhaps :whistle:.

 

sandrewn :cowboy:

You can 'play' with both, but more carefully with the second. The gun's name comes from the designer and company founder, Gaston Glock, whose speciality was in polymers and not Firearms design.

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Telemarketers never get a chance to deliver their spiel to me. If they get past my robo-killer software, or spoof a known number to trick me, depending on my mood, they get expertly cussed out or dial tone.

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2 hours ago, JamesSavik said:

Telemarketers never get a chance to deliver their spiel to me. If they get past my robo-killer software, or spoof a known number to trick me, depending on my mood, they get expertly cussed out or dial tone.

I just don't answer the phone unless I recognize the number of the caller. 

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