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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 12:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why did I tell 4 of my friends that my wife is not enthusiastic?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 7:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you justifying your wife's behavior?
do your friends know that your wife is not enthusiastic?
do your friends need to know that your wife is not enthusiastic?
are your friends H? A? M?
wife = spouse?
is it relevant that there are 4 friends?
friends = chums? buddies? acqaintances?
longtime friends? relevant?
sports relevant? hobbies? activities? parties?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were you justifying your wife's behavior? no
do your friends know that your wife is not enthusiastic? no
do your friends need to know that your wife is not enthusiastic? no
are your friends H? A? M? yes
wife = spouse? yes
is it relevant that there are 4 friends? no
friends = chums? buddies? this i guess acqaintances?
longtime friends? yes relevant? not really
sports relevant? hobbies? activities? this parties?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 12:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your wife actually unenthusiastic?
Do your friends know your wife?
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 2:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When you say theat to your friends are you indicating that she is a generally unenthusiastic person?
When you say that to your friends is the enthusiasm attached to the relevant activity?

are there relevant activities that you do? don't do? that your wife does? doesn't do?
that you do with your wife? that you do with your friends?
relevant how long you've been married?
Have the friends met the wife?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 9:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your wife actually unenthusiastic? not really
Do your friends know your wife? yes but not relevant
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 9:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When you say theat to your friends are you indicating that she is a generally unenthusiastic person? no
When you say that to your friends is the enthusiasm attached to the relevant activity? yes

are there relevant activities that you do? yes don't do? no that your wife does? yes doesn't do? no
that you do with your wife? on occasion yes that you do with your friends? yes hope i got these all right
relevant how long you've been married? no
Have the friends met the wife? yes
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 9:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do your wife and yourself do this activity with your friends? at the same time as them? in the same place? could they do it as a group? could they do it individually?

does it involve going somewhere? outside? another village/town/city/state? performing exercise? spending money?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do your wife and yourself do this activity with your friends? not these specific friends no at the same time as them? possibly in the same place? no could they do it as a group? yes could they do it individually? yes

does it involve going somewhere? yesoutside? no another village/town/city/state? not usually although it could i guess performing exercise? no spending money? yes
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 9:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is what you spend money on relevant? do you have to pay money to get into somewhere? would you buy food or drink whilst there? do you have to pay to do the activity itself? do you need any objects to do the activity? if so one each? 2? 3? 4? 5? one per group?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 1:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is what you spend money on relevant? yes do you have to pay money to get into somewhere? nowould you buy food or drink whilst there? yes the latter do you have to pay to do the activity itself? yes do you need any objects to do the activity? if so one each? 2? 3? 4? 5? one per group? i'll kill off this line of questioning by saying the activity is drinking as in going for after work drinks
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 2:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so your wife isn't enthusiastic about that? is it her work? yours? her friends there? yours? does she like to drink? smoke? listen to music?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 2:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so your wife isn't enthusiastic about that? on one occasion yes is it her work? no yours? no her friends there? yours? does she like to drink? she's been known to enjoy the odd drink smoke? no listen to music? no. Suffice to say on one particular occasion she was not keen on my going for a drink with my friends . Why did i describe it as a lack of enthusiasim on her part?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 2:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

p.s. the reason for her not wanting me to go is not relevant
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 5:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you want to go? did you pretend it was your wife who didn't want you to go?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you want to go? Yesdid you pretend it was your wife who didn't want you to go? no
~damia~ (~damia~)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 5:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so you were invited out? and you had to say no because of your wife? so you told your friends this? and we need to know why? was it just so they didn't think you didn't want to go with them? that you weren't being rude? or unsociable?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 - 6:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there a joke involved? Was your wife invited?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Post Number: 859
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Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so you were invited out? yes and you had to say no because of your wife? yes so you told your friends this? yes and we need to know why? well why i phrased it that way was it just so they didn't think you didn't want to go with them? no they're used to wifes & girlfriends ruining our drinking agenda!!! that you weren't being rude? no or unsociable? not this either
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 12:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was there a joke involved? most definately Was your wife invited? no boys night out
Bentarm (Bentarm)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you use the words "my wife isn't very enthusiastic"?
Did you imply that she wasn't enthusiastic about: your leaving the house? your drinking alcohol? your drinking alcohol with your friends? your getting drunk? your going to bars? your meeting other women? your doing some particular activity that you do when you're out with your friends?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 - 10:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you use the words "my wife isn't very enthusiastic"? no
Did you imply that she wasn't enthusiastic about: your leaving the house? your drinking alcohol? your drinking alcohol with your friends? this one but only on that occasion. She's normally quite tolerant your getting drunk? your going to bars? your meeting other women? LOL she definitely would have a problem with that but not relevant your doing some particular activity that you do when you're out with your friends?
the exact words i used are relevant and the manner in which i used them is also
Lporter229 (Lporter229)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 10:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the joke being played on you? on someone else, by you?
Did your wife know of the joke?
Is this the reason she was not enthusiastic?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 3:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the joke being played on you? the joke in this case is more an in joke between my friends and I rather than playing a joke on someone on someone else, by you? so no
Did your wife know of the joke? no and not relevant
Is this the reason she was not enthusiastic? no the actual reason she wasn't enthusiastic is not relevant . lets just say that i'd promised to mow the lawn that night and therefore she didn't want me to go to the pub

given that this puzzle has gone quiet a little clue for you all . what i actually said (although not verbally) was "Wife is not enthusiastic"

I ran a similar themed puzzle some time ago called "With Friends like this"
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 6:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm well I think I remember that puzzle...does that exclude me from working on this one, or is it different enough?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 10:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm well I think I remember that puzzle...does that exclude me from working on this one, or is it different enough? no not at all. Feel free to work on this. The two puzzles have something in common that's all
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you told them that your wife is not enthusiastic more than once? Has it become a running joke?
You didn't tell them verbally...by phone? Text? Email? Letter?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you told them that your wife is not enthusiastic more than once? no Has it become a running joke? there's a running joke involved in our arranging to go for a pint
You didn't tell them verbally...by phone? Text? Email? this Letter?
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you sent your friends an email which said "Wife is not enthusiastic"? Did it say anything else? Are any mistypings or other mistakes relevant? Could this puzzle work if you had said "Wife is not keen"? "Wife doesn't want me to go"?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you sent your friends an email which said "Wife is not enthusiastic"? yes Did it say anything else? no Are any mistypings or other mistakes relevant? no Could this puzzle work if you had said "Wife is not keen"? "Wife doesn't want me to go"? no to both
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 4:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you sent your friends an email which said "Wife is not enthusiastic"? yes Did it say anything else? no Are any mistypings or other mistakes relevant? no Could this puzzle work if you had said "Wife is not keen"? "Wife doesn't want me to go"? no to both
Enjay (Enjay)
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 5:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the running joke involved in your arranging to go for a pint the same one described in your previous puzzle (the confusion between riot/pint in predictive texting)? Is that relevant at all?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the running joke involved in your arranging to go for a pint the same one described in your previous puzzle (the confusion between riot/pint in predictive texting)? Is that relevant at all? no this in joke was a forerunner to the texting one. We're pretty sad people my mates & I
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, oh - You were inviting them for WINE bibbing: Wife Is Not Enthusiastic???
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 1:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, oh - You were inviting them for WINE bibbing: Wife Is Not Enthusiastic??? din ding ding

Spoiler

I'm glad someone got that because it was dragging a bit. My mates and i used to invite each other for drinks by e-mail using sentences that the first letter of each word made a word connected to alcohal. Some examples would be Going Imbibing Now? Having A Rapid Pint? (HARP is an irish lager) and other silly stuff like that. Some of them were quite ingenious . However on this occasion i was unable to go having promised my missus that i wouldn't so i merely responded in the format that the question was asked.

Well done lynne nice lateral leap there

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