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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 9:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You might be able to guess what Suzanne's cat looks like upon hearing its name, even though it's neither a descriptive name like 'Snowball' nor the name of a famous cat whose appearance is well-known like Morris, an orange cat featured in American cat food advertisements. How come??
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 9:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the cat's name
the name of a well know person?
some type of object?
some adjective describing the cat's behavior?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

when you say we will be able to guess what the cat looks like - does this refer to its colour? its size? how fat it is? the amount of fur? the markings on its fur?

This reminds me of the puzzle you did ages ago about the naming of a zoo animal - I loved that one! :)
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Larry Troxler (Quackscience) on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 09:51 pm:

Is the cat's name
the name of a well know person? no
some type of object? no
some adjective describing the cat's behavior? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:02 pm:

when you say we will be able to guess what the cat looks like - does this refer to its colour? no its size? no how fat it is? no the amount of fur? no the markings on its fur? yes

This reminds me of the puzzle you did ages ago about the naming of a zoo animal - I loved that one! Thanks:O:O!! I'm afraid this one will be much easier, though :(:(!! As long as you're online, how about turning that clever lateral brain to my 2 long-standing puzzles as well??
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it's name a letter of the alphabet?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Larry Troxler (Quackscience) on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:13 pm:

Is it's name a letter of the alphabet? no
Larry Troxler (Quackscience)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do the cat's markings resemble a picture of some kind of object?

How many colors does the cat's fur have?
1?
2?
3?
more?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Larry Troxler (Quackscience) on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 10:24 pm:

Do the cat's markings resemble a picture of some kind of object? no

How many colors does the cat's fur have?
1? noish
2? possibly
3? ditto
more? ditto
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a calico (tortoiseshell) cat? is it female?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 11:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Something like zigzag?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 12:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By dryman (Dryman) on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 11:03 pm:


By dryman (Dryman) on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 11:03 pm:

is it a calico (tortoiseshell) cat?possibly is it female? ditto

By Lynne (Lynne) on Sunday, September 25, 2005 - 11:12 pm:

Something like zigzag?The name is not descriptive, but the cat's markings may be somewhat zigzag

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Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 12:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the cat named after an animal it resembles, such as tiger, zebra etc?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 2:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 12:26 am:

Is the cat named after an animal it resembles, such as tiger, zebra etc? no

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John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the markings a natural part of the cat's fur?
Do they resemble an image or symbol?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 4:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great title ... Henry Reed meets TS Elliott!

Does the cat's name have one word? two words? three words? more?

is it a name that would be recognised as a name (like Jose)? or a word which is not usually used as a name (like Brick)?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the cat called Joseph (with the associated implications about his coat being many-coloured ) ?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOOOOOOOOOPERRATERT!is it a calico (tortoiseshell) cat?possibly \THE ANSWER SHOULD BEVERY UNLIKELY
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 09:16 am:

Are the markings a natural part of the cat's fur?
Do they resemble an image or symbol?

By Tony (E20) on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 04:31 pm:

Great title ... Henry Reed meets TS Elliott!

Does the cat's name have one word? yes two words? no three words? no more? no

is it a name that would be recognised as a name (like Jose)? yesor a word which is not usually used as a name (like Brick)? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tony (E20) on Monday, September 26, 2005 - 06:17 pm:

Was the cat called Joseph (with the associated implications about his coat being many-coloured ) ? no
Lauri Ahonen (Klaivu)
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 12:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Moire or similar? Referring to patterns or coloration in this way?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could the name also be given to a person?
If so, as a first name (like Elizabeth)?
A last name (like Smith)?
Or a single name (like Meatloaf)?

Is there an association between a famous holder of this name and a particular pattern? or combination of colours?

Is it the name of a painter? or some other kind of artist?
Batman (Ashusharma)
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the name usually a human's name?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this cat's coloring/type...
Black?
White?
Orange?
Brown?
Grey?
Other?

Siamese?
Tabby?
Egyptian? (Absynnian?)
Fat?

Are the eyes...
Blue?
Green?
Hazel?
Black?
Half and half?
Eye color relevant?

Named...
Garfield?
Raven?
After some sort of dirt? (Sandy? Ash?)
For a color?
For a special marking?
Black Beauty?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 11:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lauri Ahonen (Klaivu) on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 12:48 pm:

Moire or similar? no Referring to patterns or coloration in this way? noish

By Tony (E20) on Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 01:15 pm:

Could the name also be given to a person? yes
If so, as a first name (like Elizabeth)? yes. Why give an exampole? Do you think I don't know what first names are:):)??
A last name (like Smith)? no
Or a single name (like Meatloaf)? no

Is there an association between a famous holder of this name and a particular pattern? no or combination of colours? no

Is it the name of a painter? no or some other kind of artist? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 03:43 pm:

Is this cat's coloring/type...
Black?
White?
Orange?
Brown?
Grey?
Other? could involve any of these colors

Siamese? unlikely
Tabby? yes
Egyptian? (Absynnian?) no
Fat? irrel

Are the eyes...
Blue?
Green?
Hazel?
Black?
Half and half?
Eye color relevant? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 11:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Named...
Garfield? no
Raven? no
After some sort of dirt? no (Sandy? no Ash? no)
For a color? no
For a special marking? yes
Black Beauty? no
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Lightning"?
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the cat named after something out of Pokemon?
"Tabitha"?
"Mutt"?
Are the zigzag markings mentioned before just the usual random zigzags on a tabby cat?
Is there something more to the cats markings besides being a Tabby? Is there a weird shape?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 12:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Might the name specifically invoke the description "tabby?" Or would it tend more toward a generic stripy-ness?

Would the name itself do this? Or would it be more along the lines of suggesting a connection to stripy/tabbiness, in other words, hearing the name would make one think of X and when one thinks of X one typically thinks of Y, which is stripitudinous?
Tony (E20)
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 12:45 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)


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If so, as a first name (like Elizabeth)? yes. Why give an exampole? Do you think I don't know what first names are??


I struck lucky with my example of "Jose" in your earlier puzzle - I was hoping it might work again!! :)

Is it a man's name?
A woman's name?
A gender non-specific name?

Look - no examples!

Does the name sound like a description of the cat's colouring?
Does it rhyme with a description of the colouring?
Lauren (Lauren)
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 3:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it Mark? :)
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 2:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or Spot?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 12:00 am:

"Lightning"?{no}

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 12:13 am:

Is the cat named after something out of Pokemon? no
"Tabitha"? no
"Mutt"? no
Are the zigzag markings mentioned before just the usual random zigzags on a tabby cat? no
Is there something more to the cats markings besides being a Tabby? noIs there a weird shape? no

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 12:15 am:

Might the name specifically invoke the description "tabby?" yes Or would it tend more toward a generic stripy-ness? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the name itself do this? yes Or would it be more along the lines of suggesting a connection to stripy/tabbiness, in other words, hearing the name would make one think of X and when one thinks of X one typically thinks of Y, which is stripitudinous? no, but I love 'stripitudinous'!!:O:O

By Tony (E20) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 12:45 am:


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If so, as a first name (like Elizabeth)? yes. Why give an exampole? Do you think I don't know what first names are??
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I struck lucky with my example of "Jose" in your earlier puzzle - I was hoping it might work again!!

Is it a man's name? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Abigail?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A woman's name? yes
A gender non-specific name? no

Look - no examples!

Does the name sound like a description of the cat's colouring? see next answer
Does it rhyme with a description of the colouring? yes-GOOD QUESTION!! Now it should be a snap

By Lauren (Lauren) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 03:47 am:

Is it Mark? no

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Thursday, September 29, 2005 - 02:37 pm:

Or Spot? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or the short version of Abigail...
Lisa (Dlcygnet)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 5:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*points at Abby*

If not...
Gabby?
Baby?

My mom once had a siamese cat named Agony. He was named for his "talkativeness". He would even go so far as to hop on mom's lap and scold her when she was away for more than an hour. His name comes from the song "Misery and Agony and Shame on me..."
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 10:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lisa (Dlcygnet) on Friday, September 30, 2005 - 05:50 pm:

*points at Abby* yes

If not...
Gabby?
Baby?

My mom once had a siamese cat named Agony. He was named for his "talkativeness". He would even go so far as to hop on mom's lap and scold her when she was away for more than an hour. His name comes from the song "Misery and Agony and Shame on me..."

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Suzanne's cat is named Abby, from which you might guess that shde's a tabby. Sorry it was so easy & please check out my new lone at the bottom of the page------------------------------------------------------------
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 1:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I claim right of first spoilage per my 05:32 pm post (also see 5:35 post). It's not often (in fact, pretty close to never) that I solve a Felicia Nimue puzzle, after all.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tim--Try my new one!! (Or any of my current older ones, for that matter)

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