With that in mind, in my experience an average Moo T game is over after about 14 questions.
As the two games you bought contain 2016 questions, when divided by 14, this mean that you can play about 144 games.
The way they create these definitions is that they survey usage, usually written usage – i.e. To play it, you must accept that the COD is the final arbitrator, and you will only get your points if you figure out what that final arbitrator believes. Which isn't the fault of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, but I hate to see them fall into the same trap. I have no difficulty with an "imagined" being, such as the Cheshire or Schrodinger's Cats.
they try to find out how people actually use the word – and then they try to capture these usages in their definitions. Cheers I understand the rules of Moot and have always respected them, but I still have to maintain that a definition that takes in its opposite or the entire rest of the universe is a poor choice. The imagination calls such beings into existence, from non-existence. Neither had I before I just coined the name, creating this remarkable bird from thin air. made you look.) But if that is so, the defining feature of a being is that it can be distinguished from other beings, or from nothingness.
Is there any difference between the words "entity" and "being" or are they just interchangeable.
Before I wrote the question, my gut feeling was that there IS some difference between a being and an entity, but what is it?
I think "indistinct existence" is an oxymoron (and distinguishable from "uncertain existence", e.g., Schrodinger again.) It might a Schrodingerian thought, but either the cat exists or it doesn't. If it's only an imaginary thing, it's a being, according to your dictionary.
But that really stretches the definition of a being: Charles Dickens was an entity, but now that he's indistinct (as in decomposed) he joins his novel's characters as being just...a being?
So when you say that something is a “stupid definition,” it seems to me that what you are really saying is that the definition is not what you mean when YOU use that word, and that you disagree with those others who use it in that unexpected way. Even the most abstract beings, such as pi, the Spirit of '76, and the colour blue only have meaning if distinguishable from their absence, or by contrast against other concepts (e.g., 12, a zeitgeist, or happiness).
All beings that exist or are imagined must have "distinct existence", and thus be entities.
Now, if you play Moo T once per month, that means that you will run out of questions in 12 years.
By that time, I will probably have finished the next edition, which – if you buy it -- will give you another 6 years of play.
Well it turns out — according to the COD (or at least according to the lawyerly interpretation that I squeezed out of it) — that there is difference between those two words: an entity is a "distinct being." (and what the lexicographers meant by "distinct").