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Hi all a neologistic puzzle for you.

I recripa quite a lot as I'm sure some of you do. I tend to do this at most 5 times a week but sometimes less.

Can you define the verb to recripa.
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Can you recipra at home?
At work?
Inside? Outside?
In a car?
Alone?
In a group?
During the day?
At night?

Does it involve food?
Speech?
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The fact that you recripa at most 5 times a week - is it related to the fact that you go to work 5 times a week?
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Does it require a computer to recripa?

5 times a week - on weekdays?
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Can you recipra at home? You could but I don't assume no or it might mislead
At work? Yes
Inside? Outside? Inside mainly
In a car? Wouldn't arise
Alone? yes
In a group? Not as a group but you can be in company when you do it
During the day? Yes
At night? Yes

Does it involve food? Yes
Speech? No
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The fact that you recripa at most 5 times a week - is it related to the fact that you go to work 5 times a week? Yes but again this may mislead somewhat

Does it require a computer to recripa? No

5 times a week - on weekdays? I do it on weekdays but you can do it on any day of the week
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Does recripaing involve eating food? Preparing food? Eating food a certain way?
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Does recripaing involve eating food? Preparing food? Eating food a certain way? No to all
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Serving food? Buying food?
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Are vending machines relevant?

Is it actual food or a drink?
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Serving food? Buying food? This . I guess food is not a good word for it but it's something you eat

Are vending machines relevant? No

Is it actual food or a drink? See above
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This food(ish) item, is it solid? or liquid?
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Medicine relevant?
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Is "Recripa" related to the word "recipe?"

Is it something you don't intend to eat but don't really have a choice (a pound of dirt a year, insect legs in peanut butter, impurities)?
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This food(ish) item, is it solid? or liquid? It's solid

Medicine relevant? No

Is "Recripa" related to the word "recipe?" No but nice thinking

Is it something you don't intend to eat but don't really have a choice (a pound of dirt a year, insect legs in peanut butter, impurities)? No and Yuck

Adendum to my answer to Lynne re vending machines: Vending actually prevent one from Recripaing
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Sorry that should read "Vending machines actually prevent one from Recripaing"
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Can one recripa while buying food at a grocery store?

"Food-ish" item - chewing gum?
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Can one recripa while buying food at a grocery store? Depends on the grocery store but I would say yes in most cases

"Food-ish" item - chewing gum? No
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So the "food-ish" item is not technically a food but is something you eat, correct?

Is it a condiment?
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So the "food-ish" item is not technically a food but is something you eat, correct? this is hard to answer it is a food technically and you do eat it. It's just that some would question it's nutritional value

Is it a condiment? No your chewing gum guess was more in the ball park but not that close
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Is it something which is chewed? Swallowed whole?
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Is it something that is swallowed and digested? Is intended to be swallowed and digested? Is it found as an ingredient in any foods?
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Is it something which is chewed? Swallowed whole? Chewed

Is it something that is swallowed and digested? Yes Is intended to be swallowed and digested? Yes Is it found as an ingredient in any foods? no

Might be overthinking this a little. THEY are an everyday item that you can buy in a shop it's just that some people would not consider them food . Think treats and stuff that's not healthy
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Candy?
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Jawbreakers?
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Candy? No but getting closer

Jawbreakers? Yummy but no
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Potato chips?
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Mints?
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Potato chips? Yes or Crisps as we call them

Mints? No see above
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Does recripaing involve: buying potato chips? Eating them? Eating the crumbs out of the bag? Squeezing the bag? Utterly crushing them?
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Does recripaing involve: buying potato chips? Yes Eating them? No Eating the crumbs out of the bag? Hee hee, no but we'll have to come up with a word for that Squeezing the bag? Yes well done Utterly crushing them? But not this

Nearly there now
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Squeezing the bag and accidentally opening it?
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Squeezing the bag and accidentally opening it? No but that would have been a nice neologistic puzzle.
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Squeezing the bag...after opening it? Before buying it? Squeezing the bag to determine the chip-to-air ratio?
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Squeezing the bag...after opening it? Before buying it? Squeezing the bag to determine the chip-to-air ratio? This but there's one more little thing to fully define the verb to Recripa
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Patting the entirely of the bag down like the TSA? So you get a feel of exactly how many chips are in the bag? Or the size of the chips?

Or maybe, squeezing the bag until just before bursting point?
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Patting the entirely of the bag down like the TSA? So you get a feel of exactly how many chips are in the bag? This is a yes Or the size of the chips? No

Or maybe, squeezing the bag until just before bursting point? No

You're almost there, you do something after squeezing the bag and that something is the act of recripaing . An easy leap if you think why you are squeezing the bags
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Squeezing other bags for comparison? Then buying the bag with the most chips?
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Squeezing other bags for comparison? Then buying the bag with the most chips? Close enough to declare a

*****************SPOILER******************

Recripa (V): To Reject a packet of Crisps/Chips having squeezed the bag thus ascertaining that it's Crisps to Air ratio was unacceptably low.

Etymology: REject CRIsps PAckets.

I hate the way nearly half the Bags of Crisps you get in stores nowadays are half empty when you open them. It may seem a bit miserly but I always give the bag a squeeze to check before buying them and make no bones about rejecting said bag If I deem it to be mainly full of air. Does everyone do this or is it just me?

In Ireland we call them the crisp/chip packaging a packet altought it is sometimes referred to as a bag. What do you call them in the states?

Well done Balin.
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We call them bags, in the States. When someone says "packet" to me, I'm more likely to think of one of those miniscule things that have condiments in them (small amounts of ketchup, mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper, whatever) that they give you at fast food restaurants or cafes so you can put however much you want on your food without spilling. Or maybe the little paper packets of sugar or sugar substitutes for coffee and things like that. I'd never think of calling something as big as a chip/crisp bag a "packet". Silly American, I know. :-P
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Aren't those miniscule things sachets?

"Vive la différence"
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sachet_(scented_bag) No, this is. :-P

Although...well, what do you know. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Condiment_sachet We're both right. :-D Although it does say "or condiment packet". Heh. Two nations separated by a common language, and all. (Not to mention the Atlantic Ocean. Some pond that is. :-P)
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The new Sun Chips bags are crinkly enough that "recripa" is almost onomatopoeia for it too!
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It took me a long time to realise that the bags of crisps in a multi pack were smaller than when they're bought individually - so you don't necessarily save money by buying them 'in bulk'. Check the total weight!
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Yeah I've noticed that too. And don't get me started on Christmas tins of Roses and Quality Street . Half empty most of them and only one or two of each of the nicest ones.

There was probably a week long brain storming session in Cadburys' head office on how to make more profit over the busy Christmas period until some young executive piped up "I've got it, let's put less sweets in the tin and not make as many of the more expensive ones". "Excellent idea Smith please take a huge pay rise, a bonus and we'll throw in a comely lass of questionable virtue to accompany you on your all expenses paid cruise of the caribbean"

GRRR.
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Have you seen that you can now buy individual Quality Street chocolates? One is the green triangle, another is the purple one with a nut in it and the final one is gold wrapped, don't know what flavour. They're bigger than the usual ones, but they're 45p each. Nine bob!!!!
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Nine bob! What a scandal. I know I'm getting old when stuff like this starts to bother me.
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Nine bob? Does that mean nine pounds? *feels woefully inadequate at interpretation and hopes I guessed right*
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No, a bob was a shilling which is 5p (7 or 8 cents perhaps) in decimal coinage. 9 pounds per chocolate would be about, I don't know what the current rate of exchange is, but let's say 14 dollars per chocolate. Nope, it's not that bad yet...
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*is very relieved* You scared me there...Although a box of Cadbury Roses *does* cost 14 dollars here, and I *will* buy them anyway.

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