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Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There are 2 definitions:

1) 3/32 builder

2) Myself

What is the term?
Brian Pamandanan (Sciguy47)
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2005 - 11:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Logician?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Logician? I am, apparently, known by words other than this one. I found it astonishing too. No, it isn't Logician.
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

builder = mason?
are "1)" and "2)" part of the definitions?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 12:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

builder = mason? yes!
are "1)" and "2)" part of the definitions? no - they just mean 'definition number 1' and 'definition number 2'
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 2:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So does "3/32" refer to "Ed" in some way?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So does "3/32" refer to "Ed" in some way? No, it relates to 'Mason' in another way...
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

3/32: Degrees of rank in the Masonic Lodge?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

3/32: Degrees of rank in the Masonic Lodge? YES! That's basically it. So what is the exact term?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 6:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Humm. I don't know what the rank titles are for the most part, but by the time you get to 32nd Degree, I think you're in the "Master" or "Grand Master" category. And I have no idea what the rank title for 3rd degree is, assuming that '3/32' means 'third of 32'.
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Apparently, if you are a 32nd Degree Mason, you are a 'Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret'. However, you said the right answer, however wrong the context was, and so I'll declare a

***** SPOILER *****

"Master Mason" was the term - the two definitions being:

1) A 3rd Degree Freemason

2) Myself, in that my surname is Mason, and I am under 18.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ah! "Master" as the traditional term of address for a minor male in a family--one who isn't yet a "Mister"? Sir (the father), Madam (the mother), Master Edward (the son) and Miss Emily (the daughter)?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2005 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Indeed it is, yes :)

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