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Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lake? River? Park?
The geographical location that is not in London -- is it in England? the UK? Western Europe? Eastern Europe? Africa? India? Asia? North America? South America? Australasia?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The structure if not already established:
hole?
globe?
hill?
valley / vale?
tree?
dune?
bush?

If none of those so far, is it:
An organic structure?
A living structure?
A geological structure?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 1:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 04:38 pm:

Cave? Cavern? Lagoon? none of these

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 07:47 pm:

Lake? River? Park? and none of these

The geographical location that is not in London -- is it in England? the UK? Western Europe? Eastern Europe? Africa? India? Asia? North America? South America? Australasia? it is in none of these. However...

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Wednesday, March 30, 2005 - 09:41 pm:

The structure if not already established:
hole?
globe?
hill?
valley / vale?
tree?
dune?
bush? none of those

If none of those so far, is it:
An organic structure?
A living structure?
A geological structure? that is precisely what it is
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 1:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the location on planet Earth?

Is the structure:
Moon?
Sun?
Planet?
Star?
Crater?
Some other cosmic body or feature?

Is the structure in the oceans of the Earth?
Is it beneath the earths crust?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 2:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 01:48 am:

Is the location on planet Earth? yes

Is the structure:
Moon?
Sun?
Planet? this one
Star?
Crater?
Some other cosmic body or feature?

Is the structure in the oceans of the Earth? no
Is it beneath the earths crust? no

Some of these questions have been rather difficult to answer. Whereas I have tried to do so consistently, I may have failed, in which case I apologise :(

Suffice to say that the "location" and the "structure" are the same thing, denoted by the same term. That term is not "the planet Earth", but a term commonly applied to "the planet Earth" (though it may in common parlance have a wider significance).

A "structure" is (ex def) something that is "constructed". Now, there are those on the forum who believe that this "structure" had a Maker, and those who believe that it did not. That is why I have been vague in certain answers, and why I have asserted that the term you seek is "vaguely" a "structure". Again, my apologies for any confusion that may have been caused :(

Now that, having read the foregoing, you know (I hope :)) the name of the "structure" in question, perhaps we may make progress :)
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 3:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ground? Terra?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 03:19 am:

Ground? Terra?

"What's the good of Mercator's North Poles and Equators,
Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?"
So the Bellman would cry, and the crew would reply
"They are merely conventional signs!
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Globe?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Fred Z (Dref) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 04:25 am:

Globe? very close. But no cigar.
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 9:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ball?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 9:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the title have the word planet in it?
e.g. The Green Planet?

Does the title include the word "Earth"?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 10:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 09:06 am:

Ball? no

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 09:22 am:

Does the title have the word planet in it? no
e.g. The Green Planet?

Does the title include the word "Earth"? no. But if you continue to think of synonyms for "Earth" (as in the planet), and of what a globe represents, you will continue to be on the right track :)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 2:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

world?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 2:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 02:14 pm:

world? exactly so - well done :)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

thanks :-)
So is the title of the pub "_____ World"?
Or "World ____"?

The other word is a noun?

So:
Not New World?
or Old World?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 2:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 02:19 pm:

So is the title of the pub "_____ World"? no
Or "World ____"? no, but this is closer

The other word is a noun? it is

So:
Not New World? no
or Old World? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there only two words in the pub title?
World and another noun?

Is "world" the complete word or is it something like "world's", "Worlds" or "Worldly"?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a situtation where she asked for directions and it sounded like she was asking for something else?

like "I'm looking for [a pub called] World Peas?" and it sounded like World Peace?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 02:46 pm:

Are there only two words in the pub title? no
World and another noun? there are three words in the pub's name. The first is "the", the second is a form of "world", and the third is another noun

Is "world" the complete word or is it something like "world's", this one :) "Worlds" or "Worldly"?

By buzz visconti (Visconti) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 03:39 pm:

Is this a situtation where she asked for directions and it sounded like she was asking for something else? yes, indeed

like "I'm looking for [a pub called] World Peas?" and it sounded like World Peace? something rather like this, but not quite
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was she asking for "The World's End"?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By buzz visconti (Visconti) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 04:11 pm:

was she asking for "The World's End"? yes, indeed :) But there is just a little more to it than that...
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so she said "I'm looking for the World's End" and she received a "funny" answer? is it up to us to determine the "funny" answer?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By buzz visconti (Visconti) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 04:21 pm:

so she said "I'm looking for the World's End" well, not quite... and she received a "funny" answer? it was a very serious answer. But it was not the answer she was expecting. is it up to us to determine the "funny" answer? that is the general idea, yes - but once you have found out how she phrased her question, the nature of the answer will become clear
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so the de'il, if i may, is in the details as to HOW she phrased her question?

"I'd like directions to The World's End."?
"Please can you take me to The World's End?"?

...am I on the right track?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 4:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By buzz visconti (Visconti) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 04:27 pm:

so the de'il, if i may, is in the details as to HOW she phrased her question? exactly so

"I'd like directions to The World's End."? no - she was actually pretty sure where the pub was, and that it was nearby, but...
"Please can you take me to The World's End?"? no - she wan't trying to chat up Zaphod Beeblebrox and get him to take her to dinner at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe

...am I on the right track? fairly close to it, I would say
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Which way is The World's End?"?
"Is this the way to The World's End?"?
"How far is The World's End?"?

Did she get the name of the pub right? (as opposed to saying "the end of the world" or something?) Did he mishear any of the words she said? or did he just misunderstand their meaning?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Johanna (Buzzard) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 05:09 pm:


"Which way is The World's End?"?
"Is this the way to The World's End?"?
"How far is The World's End?"? not any of those - something a little more specific. She knew that the pub was in the vicinity, and was really just checking where exactly it was, rather than asking for a complete set of directions

Did she get the name of the pub right? yes (as opposed to saying "the end of the world" or something?) Did he mishear any of the words she said? no or did he just misunderstand their meaning? yes
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Is this The World's End?"?
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or "Is The World's End here?"?
buzz visconti (Visconti)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it relevant that the name of the bar sounds like it has to do with the end of the world?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Enquiry: Are we near to "World's End?
Response: Yes its just round the corner! ?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Johanna (Buzzard) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 05:15 pm:

"Is this The World's End?"? no

By Johanna (Buzzard) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 05:15 pm:

Or "Is The World's End here?"? no, but this is almost close enough...

By buzz visconti (Visconti) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 05:18 pm:

is it relevant that the name of the bar sounds like it has to do with the end of the world? yes

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 05:20 pm:

Enquiry: Are we near to "World's End?
Response: Yes its just round the corner! ? no, but this is even closer :) What she asked was: "Is 'The World's End' just around the corner?" And she was told...
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Yes - you'd better get yourself a drink while there's still time!" ?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 05:48 pm:

"Yes - you'd better get yourself a drink while there's still time!" ? well, not "get yourself a drink, but the gist of your suggestion is quite correct
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was she told to repent?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 1:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 06:32 pm:

Was she told to repent? exactly and precisely so :)

***** SPOILER *****

My friend Stefanie had a rendezvous at a pub called "The World's End", in a part of London known as Finsbury Park.

She had been there before, and knew roughly where the pub was, but on leaving the tube [subway] station, she was unsure exactly in which direction to go.

So she asked a passer-by "Is the world's end just around the corner?"

"Yes", she was solemnly assured. "But it isn't too late to repent of your sins." And her interlocutor attempted to hand her various Biblical tracts. It was true that she wanted directions. But not of that kind.

Well done Lynne, and everyone else who joined in :)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 - 5:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Funny. :)

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