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Louis F Stumpers
Number of games in database: 54
Years covered: 1932 to 1969
Overall record: +13 -31 =10 (33.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born Aug-30-1911, died Sep-27-2003, 92 years old) Netherlands

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 54  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. L Stumpers vs J Lehr  1-019 1932 EindhovenD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
2. Prins vs L Stumpers  1-039 1936 NED-ch prelimB20 Sicilian
3. E Sapira vs L Stumpers 0-125 1938 NBSB - FlandersD94 Grunfeld
4. L Stumpers vs E Spanjaard  1-055 1938 Dutch Ch prelimE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
5. L Stumpers vs S Landau 0-141 1939 NED-ch11D33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. A Wijnans vs L Stumpers  1-036 1939 NED-chB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
7. H van Steenis vs L Stumpers  1-025 1939 NED-ch11B02 Alekhine's Defense
8. J van den Bosch vs L Stumpers  ½-½58 1939 NED-ch11A48 King's Indian
9. A J van den Hoek vs L Stumpers  1-027 1941 BondswedstrijdenB10 Caro-Kann
10. T van Scheltinga vs L Stumpers 1-035 1942 NED-ch12D94 Grunfeld
11. C B van den Berg vs L Stumpers  1-058 1946 NED-ch prelim ID19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
12. L Stumpers vs H van Steenis 0-124 1946 NED-ch prelim ID28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. G Fontein vs L Stumpers  ½-½26 1946 NED-ch prelim ID94 Grunfeld
14. L Stumpers vs Cortlever  ½-½50 1946 NED-ch prelim IE60 King's Indian Defense
15. L Stumpers vs J H Marwitz  1-040 1946 NED-ch prelim ID31 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. L Stumpers vs Euwe 0-130 1946 NED-ch prelim IE60 King's Indian Defense
17. W Wolthuis vs L Stumpers  ½-½52 1946 NED-ch prelim IC58 Two Knights
18. L Stumpers vs H van Steenis  0-133 1947 Int BD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
19. L Stumpers vs Grob 1-060 1947 Int BA55 Old Indian, Main line
20. V Soultanbeieff vs L Stumpers  ½-½46 1947 Int BD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
21. Tartakower vs L Stumpers 1-024 1947 Int BD74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
22. L Stumpers vs A Vinken  0-133 1948 NED-ch14E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
23. L Stumpers vs C Vlagsma  0-145 1948 NED-ch14C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
24. L Stumpers vs T van Scheltinga  1-047 1948 NED-ch14C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
25. L Stumpers vs H Kramer  0-140 1948 NED-ch14B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
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  Sneaky: From that page, "cutlery" exactly the word I'm looking for.

It's a noun, it's plural ("the cutlery were exquisite silver"), but what is the singular form? If there was just one knife on a table, would you call it a "cutler"? I think not.

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  al wazir: "Octopus" is a Greek word. Its plural is (or should be) "octopodes" just as the plural of "antip(o)us" is antipodes, and the plural of "platypus" is "platypodes."

Try that next time you play Scrabble.

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  al wazir: English used to have a category called "dual nouns." (Some Indo-European languages still retain it.) It apples to things that always come paired. Examples are "scissors," "shears," "buttocks," and "bollocks." They didn't have differing plural forms like "scissorses" or "buttockses"; instead I think you had to say something like "two pairs of scissors" or "many sets of buttocks."
Jun-23-15  ughaibu: Any theories as to why "asparagus" is uncountable?
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  al wazir: Maybe for the same reason that "hummus" is.
Jun-23-15  nok: Chess.
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  offramp: <Sneaky>, kudos has no singular.
Jun-23-15  TheFocus: <offramp> <Sneaky>, <kudos has no singular.>

Wrong. The singular of kudos is kudo.

You could look it up.

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  Tiggler: <ughaibu: Any theories as to why "asparagus" is uncountable?>

No, but I prefer it to broccoli. I can manage one broccolo, just about.

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  WannaBe: I love asparagi, steamed, with butta! =)
Jun-23-15  diceman: <Sneaky:

If there was just one knife on a table, would you call it a "cutler"?>

...nope, but it's a word:

<A "cutler" is a person who makes or sells cutlery.>

If there was just one knife on a table, would you call it a "cutler"?>

...probably call it a "knife." :)

Jun-23-15  diceman: <WannaBe: I love asparagi, steamed, with butta! =)>

I sometimes get asparagas, and it's
always plural!

Jun-23-15  nok: <kudos has no singular> No plural, you mean. Although going by Greek, the plural would be kude.
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  al wazir: <offramp>: "Kudos" *is* a singular. In Greek.
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  offramp: Yes; I did mean kudos had no plural.
Jun-23-15  TheFocus: Well, alrighty then.

Kudo to you?

Kudos to you?


Jun-23-15  TheFocus: My favorite one: Focus or Foci?
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  offramp: Here's a small oddity. Appendix has two plurals. One for the organ, one for the book-end.
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  al wazir: <offramp: Appendix has two plurals.> So does "index." Most Greek and Latin nouns used in English do -- the original one and one formed by adding -s (stigmata/stigmas, zoa/zoons, memoranda/memorandums, etc.).
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  Sneaky: <offramp: Yes; I did mean kudos had no plural.> That's brilliant.

However, look at this:

<Some commentators hold that since kudos is a singular word it cannot be used as a plural and that the word kudo is impossible. But kudo does exist; it is simply one of the most recent words created by back-formation from another word misunderstood as a plural. Kudos was introduced into English in the 19th century; it was used in contexts where a reader unfamiliar with Greek could not be sure whether it was singular or plural. By the 1920s it began to appear as a plural, and about 25 years later kudo began to appear. It may have begun as a misunderstanding, but then so did cherry and pea.>

It goes to show you that it doesn't pay to be pedantic, because the masses of ignoramuses(*) will eventually change the language on you so what was used to be wrong becomes right.

(* = and NOT ignorami !!!)

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  Sneaky: <nok: Chess> That's deserves an honorable mention. You could also lump in a number of games like tennis.

Perhaps one might say: "While the rules of chess are today universally accepted, in the 14th century Europe flourished with many different chesses."

(My spell checker keeps insisting I want to write "cheeses".)

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  Sneaky: <One for the organ, one for the book-end.> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought both appendices and appendixes were acceptable for both. Other words that come to mind are matrixes/matrices, and indexes/indices.

What if you had many bottles of Windex™?

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  offramp: <al wazir: <offramp: Appendix has two plurals.> So does "index." Most Greek and Latin nouns used in English do...>

I now understand that. You explained it well.

But "appendix", I think, is odd in that people do not accidentally make the wrong plural,

Doctors never say, "I removed four appendices today,"

And librarians don't say, "This book has 220 appendixes."

There is only one way to find out...


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  kellmano: <offramp> good to see a Harry Hill reference in these erudite pages.
Jun-30-15  Jim Bartle: I know there must be a table for calculating this, and I could figure out if I took enough time, but...

A bank offers to lend 1000, and the client must return 100 each month, a total of 1,200. What interest rate is he paying?

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