I put this here because its more about the words than the game itself. Yeah... So I'm playing Scribblenauts and because I'm a terrible speller I mispelles chloriphorm chloroform. So they offered me some suggestion and I saw this: "Criophore"
I'm like "what's a criophpre?" So I hit it and get this wierd birdwoman thing that starts killing me (like most things do)
After I searched on the net for "Criophore" and got absolutly nothing! All I got was foreign sites and a statue of a man with a goat!
Post by Shrikeswind on Oct 5, 2009 17:28:13 GMT -5
I Wiki'd it and got nothing, but it suggested "Criophori." It didn't help too much, I got four links about Solitudo Criophori (it's this quadrangle on Mercury) and that's it. I'm still investigating, so hold out.
EDIT: Solitudo Criophori means "Desert of Criophorus." Criophorus means "Bearer of the Ram," and is an epithet for Hermes in Greek myth. According to Wikipedia anyways, it's not a major epithet, so it was listed as "Other" with little more than name and definition. That said, there may be some hope for this word if you go on with "Criophorus."
Post by Shrikeswind on Oct 5, 2009 19:42:12 GMT -5
Then give me a minute, I may be able to figure out any connection between the Harpies and Hermes, since that really is the only connection I can glean.
EDIT: Again, no dice. The Harpies feature in Greek mythology and are winged creatures, the only connection I can devise between them and the messenger god in the winged sandles. Perhaps it's another case of wierd naming. I dunno. I'm still looking into this.
I moved it because it's clearly about Scribblenauts. As awesome as the game is, it's still a third party game, and so it lives in this board (not the General board).
Now, you said you're bad at spelling. Are you SURE you spelled it right here?
Chloroform? He got it right.
Huh. That was wierd.
Anyways, if it's bringing up a harpy, I haven't the foggiest how it WOULD be spelt other than what I already have. However, any alterations would DEFINATELY help shed some light on this, because the only thing that makes any kind of sense to me is that "Criophore" is Greek and stems from harpy myth.
Now that I think about it, the harpies appeared most prominantly in Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece. All I need to know is exactly what the connection between the harpies and the Fleece is, because if I know that, well, we may have a reason for them to be called "Bearer of the Ram." I'm insisting on figuring this out, so I'll be with you in a bit with any kind of answer.
EDIT: Point of note, the harpies besieged the seer Phineus until Jason relieved him by driving the harpies off, at which point Phineus divulged the location of the Golden Fleece. Though they did provide a challenge for Jason to get something from Phineus, they weren't directly involved with the Fleece. I'm still weaving this tapestry of enlightenment for your wall of confusion, but I at least have something to work with.
Now I have a small concern. I'm not sure if it's my imagination, but when I first played this game it was an import copy. I have since bought my own (PAL) copy, but I'm sure some of the words I used the first time aren't working this time.
I also seem to be running into "did you mean...?" a lot more than I did before.
Has there been any indication that the dictionary has been changed for the UK?
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