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Kaori (Kaori)
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Hi Everyone!

Still famous despite having no meaning whatsoever!
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title relevant? does this puzzle involve a person? people? (if people consider list of numbers posted) a place? an object? the name of a place? a phrase?
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title relevant? yesish does this puzzle involve a person? no people? noish (if people consider list of numbers posted) few but fairly irel a place? no an object? yes the name of a place? no a phrase? no
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Is it an object that is famous? Do people think it has meaning? If so, is that why it is famous? Do people assume that since it is famous, it must have meaning, and so try to invent some meaning for it?
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Is it an object that is famous? no Do people think it has meaning? some may but irel If so, is that why it is famous? no Do people assume that since it is famous, it must have meaning, and so try to invent some meaning for it? no
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Is it a quotation? book? song? film? other artform?

When you say it has no meaning do you mean that it is no longer relevant? or that's it gobbledygook with no literal meaning?

If the former did an event take place to make it no longer relevant? Some technilogical development?
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Is it a quotation? no book?no but... song? no film? no other artform? no

When you say it has no meaning do you mean that it is no longer relevant? no or that's it gobbledygook with no literal meaning? yes

If the former did an event take place to make it no longer relevant? Some technilogical development? no to both
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If it's not a book, is it some other form of written words? On a sheet(s) of paper?

It this some type of hoax, for example a scroll covered with words that were thought to be in an ancient language, yet turned out to faked by someone in modern times?
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If it's not a book, is it some other form of written words? yesish On a sheet(s) of paper? no

It this some type of hoax, no for example a scroll covered with words that were thought to be in an ancient language, yet turned out to faked by someone in modern times? no
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When you say 'famous', do you mean famous world wide? Nationally famous? (and if so, is which country relevant?). Famous locally?

Would you expect to see about it on television? In a newspaper? On the internet? Somewhere else?
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When you say 'famous', do you mean famous world wide? not really Nationally famous? this is closest yes and if so, is which country relevant?)yesish. Famous locally? no

Would you expect to see about it on television? no In a newspaper? \b[no} On the internet? yes Somewhere else? possibly
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Is it famous in the U.K.? Mainland Europe? The U.S.A.? Canada? Australia? Any non-European, non-English speaking countries?
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Is it famous in the U.K.? Mainland Europe? The U.S.A.? this one Canada? Australia? Any non-European, non-English speaking countries?
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As it's 'still famous', did it once 'have meaning then? If so, was a there certain point at which it stopped having meaning? Did its meaning gradually go?

It's famous mainly in the U.S.A., so do people in Britain generally know of it? (I'm hoping so, or I may be out of this one!)

Is it a physical object?
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As it's 'still famous', did it once 'have meaning then? no If so, was a there certain point at which it stopped having meaning? noDid its meaning gradually go? no

It's famous mainly in the U.S.A., so do people in Britain generally know of it? possibily but irel, the puzzles can still be solved by non- Americans(I'm hoping so, or I may be out of this one!)

Is it a physical object? no
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Is the thing related to religion? science? history? law? arts? culture? politics? everyday life?
Is it an idea? a concept? poetry?
Can it be written down? Does it consist of latin letters? numbers? other characters? Is it in english? Could it be translated into other languages?
Is it related to a particular place in the USA? to a particular group of people?
Was it created in a particular era? would it be worth to find out the era?
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Is the thing related to religion? science? history? law? arts? culture? politics? everyday life? none of these
Is it an idea? a concept? poetry? no to these
Can it be written down? yes Does it consist of latin letters? no numbers? no other characters? no Is it in english? yope Could it be translated into other languages? no
Is it related to a particular place in the USA? no to a particular group of people? no
Was it created in a particular era? no would it be worth to find out the era? no
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Does it contain depictions/representations of real-life objects? Consist simply of abstract markings?

Is it famous because of who created it? Was it created by a single person? A group of people? By animals? By inanimate objects/phenomena (for example, flowing water or wind)?
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Does it contain depictions/representations of real-life objects? Consist simply of abstract markings? no to these

Is it famous because of who created it? yesish Was it created by a single person? A group of people? this is more likely, no to rest By animals? By inanimate objects/phenomena (for example, flowing water or wind)?
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Is the internet relevant here? a paricular web-site?
Does "it" consist of symbols?
Would it help to find out the creators of "it"?
Are there any professions particulary related to "it" (I happen to have a list...)?
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Is the internet relevant here? a paricular web-site? No to both
Does "it" consist of symbols? no
Would it help to find out the creators of "it"? possibly yes
Are there any professions particulary related to "it" (I happen to have a list...)? no
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Is it written on stone? Marble? cave walls? headstones that mark graves??
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Is "it" written in pictures? drawings?

Did it begin in the USA?

By the US's founding fathers?

It is not written in a book, you say, so is it some type of uttered gibberish?
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Is it written on stone? Marble? cave walls? headstones that mark graves?? none of these

Is "it" written in pictures? drawings? no

Did it begin in the USA? yes

By the US's founding fathers? no

It is not written in a book, it is in a book you say, so is it some type of uttered gibberish? yesish
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Is it written on stone? Marble? cave walls? headstones that mark graves?? none of these

Is "it" written in pictures? drawings? no

Did it begin in the USA? yes

By the US's founding fathers? no

It is not written in a book, it is in a book you say, so is it some type of uttered gibberish? yesish
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Foreign Branding relevant? Like Häagen-Dazs being a nonsense word?
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Is it in many books? or one specific book? a famous book?

Is it something you would expect most people to have heard? read? said?

Age of 'it' relevant? originated in 2000s? 1900s? 1800s? 1700s?

Was it written before it was spoken? Spoken before it was written?

Assuming it were created by a group:
Would it have been created by them simultaneously? whilst they're all gathered in the same space?
Does everyone in the group know everyone else? or did it's famousness/fixation in society come about as the result of many people using it? knowing of it? telling/showing others it?
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Foreign Branding relevant? Like Häagen-Dazs being a nonsense word? b{no}


Is it in many books? yes or one specific book? yes a famous book? Yope

Is it something you would expect most people to have heard? read? said? no

Age of 'it' relevant? originated in 2000s? 1900s? this 1800s? 1700s?

Was it written before it was spoken? yesSpoken before it was written? no

Assuming it were created by a group:
Would it have been created by them simultaneously? whilst they're all gathered in the same space?
Does everyone in the group know everyone else? or did it's famousness/fixation in society come about as the result of many people using it? knowing of it? telling/showing others it? no to, as it was not created by a group
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It is simultaneously in many books and one specific book--so do you mean it appears in a single book, but there are multiple copies of that book?
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does it appear in one specific book originally? but then go on to be used in other books? and/or referred to in its original use by other books?
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It is simultaneously in many books and one specific book--so do you mean it appears in a single book, but there are multiple copies of that book? yes this one


does it appear in one specific book originally? yes but then go on to be used in other books? no and/or referred to in its original use by other books? no
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The word "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?"
Some other word? Similarly unitelligible?
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Is it a speech? Quote? Aphorism? Term? A picture or graphic of some sort?

Is it thought to have meaning other than what its creator[s] meant it to mean?

Was it newsworthy?
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The word "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?"
/b{no}


Is it a speech? Quote? Aphorism? Term? A picture or graphic of some sort? no to all

Is it thought to have meaning other than what its creator[s] meant it to mean? no

Was it newsworthy? no
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Koo koo ka chu?
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Is it a discovery? A theory? An invention?
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Koo koo ka chu? no


Is it a discovery? A theory? An invention? no to all
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Is it a single word (or at least, letters without spaces)? Was it in a novel? Non-fiction book? Biography? Is it a famous book? Is it found within the actual story/text of the book? On the cover? On one of the opening pages?
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Is it a single word (or at least, letters without spaces)? yes Was it in a novel? Non-fiction book? this Biography? Is it a famous book? yesish Is it found within the actual story/text of the book? within the text On the cover? no On one of the opening pages? no
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Could it be written with a standard QWERTY keyboard? Can it be created in Microsoft Paint? Is it a neologism? Is it a group of letters? If so, is the number of letters [list of numbers]? If it is made of letters, are the letters Greek? Asian in origin? Arabic? Can I request a recap, since I find some of the information nearly contradictory? If it is in a book, but it isn't written on paper, is it an e-book? Was it created by a group of people? Was it not created by a group of people?
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Is the text the Bible? That would explain the vagueries...
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Could it be written with a standard QWERTY keyboard? yes Can it be created in Microsoft Paint? I don't know I've never used the programme but would guess at yes Is it a neologism? no Is it a group of letters? yes If so, is the number of letters [list of numbers]? 4 If it is made of letters, are the letters Greek? Asian in origin? Arabic? neither Can I request a recap, since I find some of the information nearly contradictory? If it is in a book, but it isn't written on paper, is it an e-book? no see below for recap Was it created by a group of people? Was it not created by a group of people? irel really


Is the text the Bible? That would explain the vagueries... no

RECAP
There is a a letter word which appears in a specific book (which needs to be disocovered) and the USA is relevant. The word is entirely useless and doesn't have any meaning but it still famous(ish) simply for why it appears in this book. It is likely that only one person created its appearance but actual number of people involved is pretty irrelevant
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Is the book in which the word appears:
Nonfiction?
A scientific journal?
A biography?
A memoir?
An essay?
A diary?
Narrative?
Expository?
Persuasive?
Fiction?
A textbook?
Is the word made up of Latin/Roman letters (i.e., the alphabet that English uses)?
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Is the book in which the word appears:
Nonfiction? yes, no to rest
A scientific journal?
A biography?
A memoir?
An essay?
A diary?
Narrative?
Expository?
Persuasive?
Fiction?
A textbook? noish
Is the word made up of Latin/Roman letters (i.e., the alphabet that English uses)? yes
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Is the book copyrighted? Would I find it in a library? If so would it be classified by the Dewey Decimal system? If so, would it be in: Computer science?
Philosophy/ psychology?
Religion?
Social sciences?
Languages?
Science/Mathematics?
Technology and applied science?
Arts and recreation?
Literature?
History/geography/biography?

Is it simply a nonsense word? Was it ever intended to have any kind of meaning? Would the word be found in a dictionary?
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Is the book copyrighted? yes Would I find it in a library? yes If so would it be classified by the Dewey Decimal system? irelIf so, would it be in: Computer science?
Philosophy/ psychology?
Religion?
Social sciences?
Languages? this-ish
Science/Mathematics?
Technology and applied science?
Arts and recreation?
Literature?
History/geography/biography?

Is it simply a nonsense word? yes Was it ever intended to have any kind of meaning? noWould the word be found in a dictionary? EXACTLY!
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Is the book the word appeared in a dictionary? A real one, or one of those Johnson ones? Is the reason why it is "famous" because it appeared in a dictionary and had no meaning?
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is it 'moot'?
"of little or no practical value or meaning"
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Was it a typo? Some other type of mistake? A joke by an editor? Does anyone/Might someone use it thinking it has meaning?
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Is the book the word appeared in a dictionary? yes A real one, yes or one of those Johnson ones? no Is the reason why it is "famous" because it appeared in a dictionary and had no meaning? yes

is it 'moot'?
"of little or no practical value or meaning" I guess you could call it that yes

Was it a typo? yesish Some other type of mistake? yes A joke by an editor? Does anyone/Might someone use it thinking it has meaning? no
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Was it a real word misspelled? did it have an improper prefix/suffix ("uncontent," "noneexplicable," etc.)? Was it just a jumble of letters? Could someone figure out what was meant by reading the definition?

Does it occur in more than one edition of the dictionary? In more than one brand? Is it still in any addition today?
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Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a real word misspelled? no did it have an improper prefix/suffix no("uncontent," "noneexplicable," etc.)? Was it just a jumble of letters? no Could someone figure out what was meant by reading the definition? no

Does it occur in more than one edition of the dictionary? no In more than one brand? noIs it still in any addition today? not known, but am certain many many people will still have a copy of this edition of the dictionary
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Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 1:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, I misspelled "edition"...my English professors would kill me.

Did the word ever appear in any context before it was in the dictionary? If so, were the editors simply copying it from there? Or did they mistakenly think it came from another source? Is there a definition alongside the word? If so, does the definition make sense (leaving out the word itself)? And if so, is it the definition of some other word?

Was it a proper name they mistakenly thought as a word? A foreign word? A not-real word that some famous person used?
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Does the word have its own entry? Or is it found in the definition of another word? Somewhere else?
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Is it dord?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 11:40 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, I misspelled "edition"...my English professors would kill me.

Did the word ever appear in any context before it was in the dictionary? If so, were the editors simply copying it from there? Or did they mistakenly think it came from another source? Is there a definition alongside the word? If so, does the definition make sense (leaving out the word itself)? And if so, is it the definition of some other word? see below.....

Was it a proper name they mistakenly thought as a word? A foreign word? A not-real word that

Does the word have its own entry? Or is it found in the definition of another word? Somewhere else?



Is it dord? YES!

**************SPOILER*****************)
DORD (supposedly meaning density) is a non-existent word entered into the second edition of Webster's New International Dictionary by mistake.

Dord was a word that had appeared spontaneously and had found a quiet niche in the English language two decades earlier. It was recorded in Webster's Second in 1934 on page 771, where it remained undetected for five years. It disappeared from the dictionary a year later without ever having entered common parlance.
'Dord' meaning "density," was noted by an editor on February 28, 1939, when he was perusing the dictionary. Startled by the omission, he went to the files to track down what had happened and what needed to be done. There, he found, first, a three-by-five white slip that had been sent to the company by a consultant in chemistry on July 31, 1931, bearing the notation "D or d, cont/ density." It was intended to be the basis for entering an additional abbreviation at the letter D in the next edition. The notation "cont," short for "continued," was to alert the typist to the fact that there would be several such entries for abbreviations at D.

The editorial stylist who received the first typed version should have marked "or" to be set in italics to indicate that the letters were abbreviations (D or d). But instead, she drew a continuous wavy line underneath to signify that "D or d" should be set in boldface in the manner of an entry word, and a label was added, "Physics & Chem." Since entry words were to be typed with a space between letters, the editorial stylist may have inferred that the typist had intended to write d o r d; the mysterious "cont" was ignored. These errors should have been caught when the word was retyped on a different color slip for the printer, but they were not. The stylist who received this version crossed out the "cont" and added the part-of-speech label n for noun.

Thanks for perserveering with this one everyone and congrats to Enjay!
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Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 2:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm... I've never heard of it. But that doesn't mean anything.

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