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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 9:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This will be a quickie i'm sure

Every week my best mate asks me to commit a crime
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 11:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you actually commit the crime? Have you ever committed the crime? Is it a petty crime? Or a serious crime? Is he (assuming this mate is a he) actually joking? Is there a play on words involved? Does it happen at a regular time each week? On a certain day of the week? If so, does it happen on a M? Tu? W? Th? F? Sa? Su? Does he ask you this face to face? On the telephone? Online? Or does it vary? Is football relevant? Downloading of music relevant?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you actually commit the crime? no Have you ever committed the crime? no Is it a petty crime? noOr a serious crime? quite serious Is he (assuming this mate is a he) actually joking? yes, He is a he Is there a play on words involved? noishDoes it happen at a regular time each week? yes On a certain day of the week? yes If so, does it happen on a M? Tu? this one but not relevant W? Th? F? Sa? Su? Does he ask you this face to face? no On the telephone? yope Online? no Or does it vary? no Is football relevant? no Downloading of music relevant? no
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what crime it is? Does he want you to commit the crime? Does he expect you to?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what crime it is? Yes Does he want you to commit the crime? no Does he expect you to? no
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 4:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the crime computer related? downloading something for him?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the crime computer related? no downloading something for him? no
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he use a common phrase, which would literally refer to committing a crime?
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the crime involves harming another person? Harming an animal? Murder? Criminal damage? Theft? Robbery? Burglary? Terrorism? Breaking airport security rules? Is it something like saying "I've got a bomb" at an airport?

Is it the sort of crime that could get you a life sentence / the death penalty?

Just knowing how he asks you to commit the crime, would I understand why he says it? Or is it more of an in-joke that needs background information?

Is where he says it relevant? Where you are when he says it?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 8:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he use a common phrase, which would literally refer to committing a crime? yope

Does the crime involves harming another person? yope Harming an animal? no Murder? no Criminal damage? this one is closest Theft? no Robbery? Burglary? Terrorism? Breaking airport security rules? Is it something like saying "I've got a bomb" at an airport? no to rest

Is it the sort of crime that could get you a life sentence / the death penalty? no

Just knowing how he asks you to commit the crime, would I understand why he says it? Or is it more of an in-joke that needs background information? this one

Is where he says it relevant? FA Where you are when he says it?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 10:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he actually say it? Does he text it to you? Write a letter? Is this relevant?
Is the crime arson? Destroying property of some kind?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 10:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he actually say it? no Does he text it to you? yes Write a letter? no Is this relevant? yes
Is the crime arson? no Destroying property of some kind? yesish
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 10:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it involve text speak (eg c u l8r for see you later)?
Is there some activty you do every week that prompts him to do this? Do we need to know what activity?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 11:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it involve text speak (eg c u l8r for see you later)? no
Is there some activty you do every week that prompts him to do this? yes Do we need to know what activity? yes
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 12:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This activity, is it related to your job? a hobby? exercising? something you do with your kids (if you have any)? travel? maintenance of car? or bike? housework?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 12:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he sending you a e-mail message? an SMS?
Relevant that you do not see him face to face when you receive this message?
Does the crime involve stealing? robbing? destroying other's property?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 12:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This activity, is it related to your job? a hobby? exercising? something you do with your kids (if you have any)? no, 3 girls travel? maintenance of car? or bike? housework? no to rest
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 1:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he sending you a e-mail message? no an SMS? yes
Relevant that you do not see him face to face when you receive this message? yes
Does the crime involve stealing? no robbing? no destroying other's property? i'm sure this would be involved
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 1:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he inviting you to go somewhere? Do something (other than commit the crime, I mean)?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 1:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he inviting you to go somewhere? yesDo something (other than commit the crime, I mean)? yes
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 2:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he directly ask you to commit the crime? Or does it just so happen that, by following his request, you'd commit it?

As well as criminal damage, would trespassing be involved? Breaching the peace?

Is "painting the town red" relevant?

You said that an activity that you do causes him to send the SMS. Can anyone do this activity? By themselves? Do you need any props?

Can this activity be safely done at home? at work? whilst driving a car? on the bus? on the streets?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 2:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he directly ask you to commit the crime? inadvertently yes Or does it just so happen that, by following his request, you'd commit it? see above but remember he doesn't actually want me to commit a crime

As well as criminal damage, would trespassing be involved? probably Breaching the peace? most definately

Is "painting the town red" relevant? element of this but not that specific phrase

You said that an activity that you do causes him to send the SMS. Can anyone do this activity? no not everybody By themselves? you can but it's not as enjoyable Do you need any props? Yope. This is something that we do regularly together. In hindsight activity is not an ideal word to describe it

Can this activity be safely done at home? yes but that's not where we do it at work? no whilst driving a car? no on the bus? physically could be done but shouldn't be on the streets? see the bus answer
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the thing he says refer to the specific activity you do? Or something more general? (eg painting the town red would refer to just having fun generally)
Is your activity to do with eating or drinking?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 3:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the thing he says refer to the specific activity you do? yes but remember he doesn't say it he texts it Or something more general? (eg painting the town red would refer to just having fun generally)
Is your activity to do with eating or drinking? drinking
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he realise that he asking you to do this? Would this puzzle still work if he said it to you face to face? If he talked to you on the phone? If he wrote you a letter? Or an email? Or is it something specifically to do with texting?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, and is the activity just going out for a drink? Or is there more to it? Relevant if you're drinking alcohol or a soft drink?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 3:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he realise that he asking you to do this? if you mean asking me to commit a crime he didn't initially but does now hence it's become an in joke between us Would this puzzle still work if he said it to you face to face? If he talked to you on the phone? If he wrote you a letter? Or an email? Or is it something specifically to do with texting? only would work for texting so yes to this no to rest

Oh, and is the activity just going out for a drink? yes Or is there more to it? no Relevant if you're drinking alcohol or a soft drink? it's relevant that alcohal is being consumed
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it only connected to what he writes in the text? For example, my phone displays the date and time of sent etc in each text message I get, anything like this relevant?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it only connected to what he writes in the text? yes For example, my phone displays the date and time of sent etc in each text message I get, anything like this relevant? no
Logician (Logician)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 6:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You said that this could only work as a text message: so does it self-acknowledge as a text message? as being sent via mobile phone?

Are we looking for a cliche/catchphrase that, taken literally, would constitute a crime?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 7:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is predictive text messaging relevant at all?

(My mate once mistyped the word 'gorgeous' in a text to his fiancee, and ended up sending 'You looked insidious tonight'). Something along those lines?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he mean to ask if you want to go have a pint, but because the predictive text messaging, he types "do you want to go have a riot?"
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 9:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he mean to ask if you want to go have a pint, but because the predictive text messaging, he types "do you want to go have a riot?" that's perfect so

*****************SPOILER****************

My friend Vincent has terrible trouble with predictive texting. He and I meet every tuesday evening after work for a pint and he always sends me a text message at about 3 pm confirming if i'll be there. For weeks he was sending me a text saying "Are we going for a riot this evening" before I had the heart to correct him. he now sends it this way as an ongoing joke. Another suggestion your phone makes for pint is shot which is more apt i think.

Well done to Becca and Woodworm I knew this would go quickly

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