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Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One assumes that it is toll-free.
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

a telephone number? a highway? is one correct in assuming that it is toll-free? does one have a good reason for assuming this?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 6:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 04:41 pm:


a telephone number? a highway? not these
is one correct in assuming that it is toll-free? I don't have the actual information, but it is overwhelmingly likely
does one have a good reason for assuming this? yes
Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382)
Posted on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 6:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

toll meaning you pay something for its use? a service? a thing? related to the internet?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 2:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer Warde (Tigger32382) on Saturday, October 01, 2005 - 06:42 pm:


toll meaning you pay something for its use? yesa service? a thing? this related to the internet? no
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 3:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are there other varieties of the thing that normally do require tolls? is it something that would typically be used temporarily? not become a permanent posession?
does one pay for this thing in some other way?
is the reason for assuming toll-free because of a difference in capabilities? quality? physical characteristics? because of who was offering it?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 4:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dryman (Dryman) on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 03:45 pm:

are there other varieties of the thing that normally do require tolls? yes
is it something that would typically be used temporarily? yes
not become a permanent posession? so, no
does one pay for this thing in some other way? no, I am using toll-free here to indicate that there are no fees at all associated with using this thing.
is the reason for assuming toll-free because of a difference in capabilities? yes
quality? no
physical characteristics? noish
because of who was offering it? no
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it involve communication? media? transportation? lodging? does it do something physical?
would you normally rent the thing for a period of time? make a payment per use? sign up for some sort of plan? cell phone? BBC license fee involved?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dryman (Dryman) on Sunday, October 02, 2005 - 05:02 pm:

does it involve communication? media? transportation? this one
lodging? and none of the others
does it do something physical? insomuch as it "does" something, yes, that would be something physical
would you normally rent the thing for a period of time? no
make a payment per use? yes
sign up for some sort of plan? possibly; but this would ordinarily be a variant of paying per use
cell phone? no
BBC license fee involved? no, although non-payment of same is apparently the crime that accounts for more British women in prison than any other
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 1:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it public transportation? by water, land, or air? a bus? train? underground?
would it be toll-free because of its points of entry & destination? route? speed?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 8:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dryman (Dryman) on Monday, October 03, 2005 - 01:55 am:

is it public transportation? no
by water, land, or air? a bus? train? underground?
would it be toll-free because of its points of entry & destination? route? speed? so none of these apply
The Undertaker (Undertaker)
Posted on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 9:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it a bridge?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 10:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The Undertaker (Undertaker) on Tuesday, October 04, 2005 - 09:39 pm:

is it a bridge? it is indeed
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do we assume it's toll free because there are no toll plazas on it? because of where it is located? because of who paid for the construction? because of its status as a tourist attraction or historical landmark?
The Undertaker (Undertaker)
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would you assume it to be toll free, as the 'place' on the other side is not a desirable place to be?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 03:46 pm:

do we assume it's toll free because there are no toll plazas on it? not really; it would be more true to say that we can assume that there are no toll plazas because we are sure that it is toll free
because of where it is located? no
because of who paid for the construction? no because of its status as a tourist attraction or historical landmark? no

By The Undertaker (Undertaker) on Wednesday, October 05, 2005 - 08:44 pm:

Would you assume it to be toll free, as the 'place' on the other side is not a desirable place to be? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this an actual bridge? Across a river? A road? A railway line?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 8:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David Burn (Woubit) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 12:00 am:

Is this an actual bridge? yes
Across a river? A road? this one
A railway line?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is its name relevant to why we assume it is toll free? Is it in North america? south america? europe? asia? africa? australia?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 2:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 02:21 pm:

is its name relevant to why we assume it is toll free? no
Is it in North america? south america? europe? this one; only very slightly relevant though asia? africa? australia?
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

when you said this would be used temporarily, did you mean that the bridge is only a temporary bridge built until it can be replaced? or is it meaning that people are only on the bridge temporarily? was there some sort of natural disaster? did the bridge have to cover up a rockslide or a flooded area or something like that?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 02:46 pm:

when you said this would be used temporarily, did you mean that the bridge is only a temporary bridge built until it can be replaced? no; it wasn't established as a bridge yet, so...
or is it meaning that people are only on the bridge temporarily? right idea, but not quite
was there some sort of natural disaster? did the bridge have to cover up a rockslide or a flooded area or something like that? nothing like this
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 2:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it some sort of natural bridge? is it a revolutionary technological design for a bridge that is in a trial mode? will it be established as a bridge? does it have historical significance? is it now a museum? is the era in which the bridge was constructed relevant?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 3:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 02:55 pm:


was it some sort of natural bridge? no
is it a revolutionary technological design for a bridge that is in a trial mode? no
will it be established as a bridge? it is already a bridge
does it have historical significance? not now; conceivably it could, someday
is it now a museum? no
is the era in which the bridge was constructed relevant? somewhat; it was built this year
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a footbridge? an auto bridge? a bicycle bridge? a railway bridge? some combination?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 4:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 04:13 pm:

Is it a footbridge? yesish
an auto bridge? a bicycle bridge? a railway bridge? some combination? no to rest
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

relevant what it bridges? relevant who has crossed it?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 4:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it lead to a cemetery and it would be the height of insensitivity to charge for travelling over it?

unless to prove that death and taxes are the only things you can't avoid.
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 4:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or perhaps there is a tax office at the other end, and like the congestion charge office in London which is placed just outside the charging zone, they won't charge their employees to go to work?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yesish to a footbridge...is it a bridge primarily for something other than people to cross? (Like the overpasses that were alledgedly built over the Alaska Pipeline so that the reindeer's migration paths weren't blocked?)
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer (Tigger32382) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 04:36 pm:

relevant what it bridges? no relevant who has crossed it? yes

By Lynne (Lynne) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 04:52 pm:

Does it lead to a cemetery and it would be the height of insensitivity to charge for travelling over it? no

Or perhaps there is a tax office at the other end, and like the congestion charge office in London which is placed just outside the charging zone, they won't charge their employees to go to work? no

By Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab) on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 05:31 pm:

Yesish to a footbridge...is it a bridge primarily for something other than people to cross? yes(Like the overpasses that were alledgedly built over the Alaska Pipeline so that the reindeer's migration paths weren't blocked?) yes, it is very similar to this, so perhaps .....

****SPOILER*****
A Czech town has built a 10,000-euro (12,000 dollar) bridge to protect a handful of squirrels from a busy road, without knowing if they will use it.

The seven-metre (23-foot) high cable bridge attached to two trees spans a road that divides a large park in the town of Sokolov in the west of the country, near the German border.

"We think this construction is unique in the world. I myself witnessed two dead squirrels on the road in the space of two months and I felt we had to do something," Sokolov mayor Karel Jakobec told AFP Thursday.

At the moment the park is home to just three squirrels.

"The idea is that instead of going down trees and crossing the road to get to the other side of the park the squirrels will go up and across. But we don't know yet if it will work," he added.

Squirrels are a protected species in the Czech Republic.


I assumed that the bridge would be toll free because squirrels might not understand, or indeed approve of, the concept of paying to go over a bridge, and would be very unlikely to have any money on them...though they could, conceivably, pay in nuts...hence the title.
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2005 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha ha, that's a great puzzle!

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