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Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For the past 2 years, I've been saying 'Mary Jane' a lot. I have not acquired an interest in girls' shoes, marijuana, or any particular person with that name. How come??
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 7:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You're spelling something to someone and you don't use the standard "Mike alpha...er, rutabaga yak" phone alphabet?

Are you using it as a mnemonic?

Are you saying it out loud? To someone? Something?

Is it the name of some (non-human) thing?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 7:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 07:28 pm:

You're spelling something to someone and you don't use the standard "Mike alpha...er, rutabaga yak" phone alphabet? no

Are you using it as a mnemonic? no

Are you saying it out loud? yes To someone?yes Something? see previous answer

Is it the name of some (non-human) thing? irrel
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you always say it to the same person? In the same circumstance? Same setting? In person? Do you say it to just one person at a time (relevant)?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 8:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 07:38 pm:

Do you always say it to the same person? no In the same circumstance? yes Same setting? noish In person? not necessarily Do you say it to just one person at a time not necessarily(relevant)yope
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 10:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you say "Mary Jane" all by itself? Or as part of a longer phrase? Are you saying it in response to a query? In place of a less-socially-acceptable phrase?

Is it relevant that you've only been doing it for the past 2 years? Did something occur two years ago that made it necessary for you to say it? Made it enjoyable?

Is it intended as a pronunciation (pronouncification?) reference?

Do you use it for timing something? For counting/quantifying something? Are you jumping rope? :O
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it like a definition of a person - when they behave in a certain way? e.g. Lady Jane was always a term for an uppity young madam. Do you have the company of young children who are typical under fivers?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 2:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a substitute for swearing, in a place where swearing has been deemed not-PC? Or a euphemism for a person, where it might be un-PC to identify them according to the relevant group?
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 2:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do you really say mary or marry which sounds the same? do you know mary? do you know jane?
Matthew G. (Matthewnyc)
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 2:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you alone when you say it? Are you in a particular place when you say it?
John Faben (Bentarm)
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 4:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tim:- You're spelling something to someone and you don't use the standard "Mike alpha...er, rutabaga yak" phone alphabet?

How many words contain the letters 'MJ' in that order?



Might you say Mary Jane on this forum? In an email to a member of the forum?
When you say Mary Jane, is it an exclamation? Do you say it as part of a sentence? Are there any other names you might say in similar circumstances? any other phrases which aren't names?
Are any rhymes relevant?
- (Alchema_Exmovre)
Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 6:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it part of a song in your head?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Believe it or not, John, I don't use the phone alphabet when I spell stuff aloud. I do sometimes use "B as in Bug" or similar. And I was thinking more along the lines of an account number or some such vs. an actual word.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 12:21 am:

Is it like a definition of a person - when they behave in a certain way? no e.g. Lady Jane was always a term for an uppity young madam. Do you have the company of young children who are typical under fivers?No. In fact,I've rarely encountered such young children since I was one.

By Mosquito (Mosquito) on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 02:42 am:

Is this a substitute for swearing, in a place where swearing has been deemed not-PC? no Or a euphemism for a person, where it might be un-PC to identify them according to the relevant group? no. I swear & I may be a flaming liberal but I'm not PC

By Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer) on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 02:47 am:

do you really say mary or marry which sounds the same? I saw "Mary,' which dores not sound like 'marry' to those of us with Brooklyn accents. (I grew up in Brooklyn). do you know mary? I know many people with that name, but that's irrel do you know jane? ditto

By Matthew G. (Matthewnyc) on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 02:59 pm:

Are you alone when you say it? possibly Are you in a particular place when you say it? no

By John Faben (Bentarm) on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 04:25 pm:

Tim:- You're spelling something to someone and you don't use the standard "Mike alpha...er, rutabaga yak" phone alphabet? no

How many words contain the letters 'MJ' in that order? marjoram, marijuana, major...anyway, it's irrel


Might you say Mary Jane on this forum? yes In an email to a member of the forum? yes
When you say Mary Jane, is it an exclamation? no Do you say it as part of a sentence? yes Are there any other names you might say in similar circumstances? yes any other phrases which aren't names? no
Are any rhymes relevant? no

By - (Alchema_Exmovre) on Saturday, February 25, 2006 - 06:21 pm:

is it part of a song in your head? no
Matthew G. (Matthewnyc)
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 7:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you always say it as part of the same sentence? If not, do you frequently say it as part of the same sentence? A certain set of sentences? Or in all sorts of different sentences?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Matthew G. (Matthewnyc) on Sunday, February 26, 2006 - 07:53 pm:

Do you always say it as part of the same sentence?noish If not, do you frequently say it as part of the same sentence? yes A certain set of sentences? yes Or in all sorts of different sentences? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You skipped over my questions from Friday, February 24, 2006 - 10:14 pm.
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 6:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, February 24, 2006 - 10:14 pm:

Do you say "Mary Jane" all by itself? no Or as part of a longer phrase? yes Are you saying it in response to a query? no In place of a less-socially-acceptable phrase? no

Is it relevant that you've only been doing it for the past 2 years? yes Did something occur two years ago that made it necessary for you to say it? yes Made it enjoyable? no

Is it intended as a pronunciation (pronouncification?) reference? no

Do you use it for timing something? no For counting/quantifying something? no Are you jumping rope? no
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 6:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 03:29 pm:

You skipped over my questions from Friday, February 24, 2006 - 10:14 pm. Done, with my apologies
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you use it to correct people? To clarify something? To request something? In place of something else? To direct people?

The event of two years ago: something you learned? Something you did? Something bestowed upon you? Occupation related? Personal? Family-related? Political? Religious?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 07:38 pm:

Do you use it to correct people? yes To clarify something? yes To request something? yes In place of something else? no To direct people? yes

The event of two years ago: something you learned? no Something you did? yes Something bestowed upon you? yes Occupation related? no Personal? yesFamily-related? no Political? no Religious?no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your name relevant? Number of syllables in "Nimue" relevant?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To this puzzle, I meant.
Ostap Bender (Ostap)
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 12:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The event: you joined the LPF?
Is Mary Jane your real name?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 10:02 pm:

Is your name relevant? yes Number of syllables in "Nimue" relevant? no

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, February 27, 2006 - 10:02 pm:

To this puzzle, I meant.

By Ostap Bender (Ostap) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 12:50 pm:

The event: you joined the LPF? no
Is Mary Jane your real name? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 1:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you say Mary Jane when somebody asks you about adding Nimue to your name? Do you say something along the lines of 'Well, there are a lot of Mary Janes, but not many Nimues'?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 1:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 01:53 am:

Do you say Mary Jane when somebody asks you about adding Nimue to your name? no Do you say something along the lines of 'Well, there are a lot of Mary Janes, but not many Nimues'? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 1:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you dislike rice pudding?
Mo (Hakkunamatata)
Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 7:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you say 'mary jane' in a statement when someone asks you a question?

does the word have any hidden meaning that you're trying to tell in your sentence? Is this relevent?

Is it a code word? Does it convey any info/message when you say it as a part of your statement? message about you? about someone else?
if about you? your personality? your character? about the place you stay? anything important about your name? Is this all relevent at all?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 1:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 01:54 pm:

Do you dislike rice pudding? no. Why do you ask??

By Mo (Hakkunamatata) on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 07:08 pm:

Do you say 'mary jane' in a statement when someone asks you a question? no

does the word have any hidden meaning that you're trying to tell in your sentence? no Is this relevent? yes

Is it a code word? no Does it convey any info/message when you say it as a part of your statement? yes message about you? yesabout someone else? no
if about you? yes your personality? npoish your character? no about the place you stay? no anything important about your name? yes Is this all relevent at all? yes
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 4:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The event of two years ago which led to you saying "Mary Jane" more frequently was your decision to go by Felicia Nimue rather than just Felicia?

Felicia is (was) not your first/given name, correct?

Have you legally changed your name to include Nimue?

Would you use it (Mary Jane) in the following settings/situations: at work? At a restaurant? Social situations? In a store? At the airport? While running errands? When meeting someone?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 6:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do you say 'mary-jane' to demonstrate that both your names should be used when addressing you, rather like someone who is called Mary-Jane not Mary? that you are not just called Felicia, but Felicia Nimue?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Thursday, March 09, 2006 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 06:29 pm:

do you say 'mary-jane' to demonstrate that both your names should be used when addressing you, rather like someone who is called Mary-Jane not Mary? that you are not just called Felicia, but Felicia Nimue? yes
***SPOILER ************
Well, I was afraid this would be too easy. Ever since I changed my name, I've often had to say, "Felicia Nimue" is a double name like "Mary Jane" & I'm called the whole thing. See my new, harder puzzle!!

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