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Jessica T
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So I have another rules dispute question...

Last night while playing Taboo, my husband and I were on different teams. The guess word was "helmet" and one of the taboo words was "bicycle", I said to my teammate "you need this if you're riding a motorcycle" and my husband buzzed me because motorcycle and bicycle both have "cycle" in it.

I get the rule that you can't say any form or part of the word and it makes sense for "pay" and "paycheck" or if it were "boat" and "steamboat" but motorcycle and bicycle are two totally different things!

Like what if a taboo word is "television" you can't say "telephone" because they both have "tele" in them??

Please help!! Needless to say we got into a big fight about this.
 
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Your husband is wrong. This applies to all situations involving argument between a married couple, of course, but I happen to think he's specifically wrong in this case.
 
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I have to side with the husband on this.

You can not say words that contain part of the taboo words. Cycle, or any variation thereof would get a buzz at my table.
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MajaiofDreams wrote:
I have to side with the husband on this.

You can not say words that contain part of the taboo words. Cycle, or any variation thereof would get a buzz at my table.
I do remember a rule about using parts of other words. There's no rules on the files list for this, but in the summary someone uploaded:

Quote:
Rules For Clues
▪ the Clue Giver cannot use any part of the word printed on the card.
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Radaeron wrote:
MajaiofDreams wrote:
I have to side with the husband on this.

You can not say words that contain part of the taboo words. Cycle, or any variation thereof would get a buzz at my table.
I do remember a rule about using parts of other words. There's no rules on the files list for this, but in the summary someone uploaded:

Quote:
Rules For Clues
▪ the Clue Giver cannot use any part of the word printed on the card.
My interpretation is 'part of speech'. So if the card said 'painting', you couldn't say 'painter', which is obviously connected.

You can reduce this to absurdity, as the OP pointed out, because 'part of the word' could be a prefix, a suffix or even a single letter!
 
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If the card said "painter",
You could not say Paint, painting, painted, fingerpaint, paints...

No one is saying you have to be insane and come down on a single letter. But you can not say any part of the word. No one is going to buzz you for the end parts of the word like "ing" or "er" But if the forbidden word is bicycle, you can't say cycle, tricycle, motorcycle, cycling, cycled, cycles.

And it is not like that is a hard word to get around with clues either.
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