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Why did a Canadian man read through every word in a large dictionary five times?
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Is this a true story? Any punning ? Did he misunderstand an instruction?

Would this puzzle work if he had been American and had read a thesaurus?
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Peter,

Is this a true story? Any punning ? Did he misunderstand an instruction?
TRUE STORY FEATURED IN THE SUNDAY TIMES YESTERDAY.
NO, NO

Would this puzzle work if he had been American and had read a thesaurus?
YES, NO
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Was he trying to set a record ? some sort of memory feat?
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Peter,

Was he trying to set a record ?
YES - ISH

some sort of memory feat?
NO
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Is his occupation relevant? He is an adult yes?

Did he earn money by doing this? was it solely for his own ends ? or was he helping others by doing this?

any form of protest?
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I have a theory but I'll wait for the your answers..
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Peter,

Is his occupation relevant? He is an adult yes?
YES, YES

Did he earn money by doing this? was it solely for his own ends ? or was he helping others by doing this?
YES, YES, NOT REALLY

any form of protest?
NO
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Is he reading aloud? If so, to anyone? Into a recording device? Could he be reading anything other than a dictionary?

Is he attempting to learn something? If so, to learn every word? Is he stalling something? Is this the only thing he has to occupy himself?
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was he looking for particular words? did he have to read it five times to be sure that he had covered every word?
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Is he entering a Scrabble contest? The Times crossword competition?
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Ah, he's Canadian; was he making sure that he was using UK English in a particular context?
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GOURAMI,

Is he reading aloud? If so, to anyone? Into a recording device? Could he be reading anything other than a dictionary?
NO, NO, NO, NO

Is he attempting to learn something? If so, to learn every word? Is he stalling something? Is this the only thing he has to occupy himself?
NO TO THOSE
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KDOC,

was he looking for particular words? did he have to read it five times to be sure that he had covered every word?
YES, YES
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LYNNE,

Is he entering a Scrabble contest? The Times crossword competition?
NO, NO

Ah, he's Canadian; was he making sure that he was using UK English in a particular context?
NO
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Was there something particular about the words he was looking for? did they all have the same number of letters? the same meaning? were they very rare words? slang? foreign origin? hyphenated words? was there something strange about the construction of the words? did they have the same number of syllables? stress on a particular syllable? the same number of consonants? the same number of vowels? the vowels in alphabetical order? the consonants in order? did they have the same endings?
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Kdoc,

Was there something particular about the words he was looking for?
YES

did they all have the same number of letters? the same meaning? were they very rare words? slang? foreign origin? hyphenated words?
NO

was there something strange about the construction of the words?
YES

did they have the same number of syllables? stress on a particular syllable? the same number of consonants? the same number of vowels? the vowels in alphabetical order? the consonants in order? did they have the same endings?
NO
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Was he reading some sort of unusual kind of dictionary? A scrabble dictionary? A dictionary alphabatized by word ends? An anagram dictionary? A bilingual dictionary? Any of this relevant?
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RCS
Was he reading some sort of unusual kind of dictionary? A scrabble dictionary? A dictionary alphabatized by word ends? An anagram dictionary? A bilingual dictionary? Any of this relevant?
NO. IT WAS A REGULAR DICTIONARY
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Was he trying to prove that there are other words ending in GRY other than angry?
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Lynne,

Was he trying to prove that there are other words ending in GRY other than angry?
NO
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Was he trying to provide a definitive list of a particular type of word? Palindromes? Or was he trying to establish which word has the most synonyms ? antonyms? most different definitions?

Is he a Lecturer? puzzle compiler? student? journalist? any legal work? Had he been tasked to do this or did he do it of his own accord?

Guinness book of records relevant?
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Sorry ... is he a lexicographer?
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Peter,

Was he trying to provide a definitive list of a particular type of word?
YES

Palindromes? Or was he trying to establish which word has the most synonyms ? antonyms? most different definitions?
NO

Is he a Lecturer?
YES BUT NOT REALLY RELEVANT

puzzle compiler? student? journalist? any legal work?
NO

Had he been tasked to do this or did he do it of his own accord?
OF HIS OWN ACCORD

Guinness book of records relevant?
NO

Sorry ... is he a lexicographer?
NO
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Was he on a crusade against something e.g political correctness?

Would his behaviour strike a reasonable person as eccentric or would his reasons justify his actions (sorry if that's a bit subjective maybe you could give your own opinion)

Anything to do with slangy type words which have increasingly started to appear in Dictionaries?

Did any event prompt him to do this? any cultural influences? changes to law? political developments?
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In creating a definitive list of a type of word, would he find more than one word that fits? More than ten? More than 50? More than 1000?

Is the part of the word that is relevant the definition? The origin? The spelling? prefixes/suffixes? any particular letter? Any grouping of letters?
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Relevant whether the words are proper nouns? adjectives? adverbs?
relevant what consonants they have? do they have only one? relevant what vowels they have? do they have only one?
is he looking for words that have double meanings? more than two meanings?
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Peter,

Was he on a crusade against something e.g political correctness?
NO

Would his behaviour strike a reasonable person as eccentric
YES

or would his reasons justify his actions (sorry if that's a bit subjective maybe you could give your own opinion)
THEY DID

Anything to do with slangy type words which have increasingly started to appear in Dictionaries?
NO

Did any event prompt him to do this? any cultural influences? changes to law? political developments?
NO
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GOURAMI,

In creating a definitive list of a type of word, would he find more than one word that fits? More than ten? More than 50? More than 1000?
YES, YES, YES, I THINK SO BUT NOT SURE

Is the part of the word that is relevant the definition? The origin? The spelling?
NO, NO, YES

prefixes/suffixes? any particular letter? Any grouping of letters?
NO, YES, NOT REALLY
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KDOC,

Relevant whether the words are proper nouns? adjectives? adverbs?
NO

relevant what consonants they have? do they have only one?
NO

relevant what vowels they have? do they have only one?
YES, YES

is he looking for words that have double meanings? more than two meanings?
NO
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Is he looking for every word in which a certain vowel has a certain sound (or is silent)? For example, does he list every word that has a short "A" sound?
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Is he trying to write something without a using a particular vowel, like the book written without using "E"?
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Is he searching for words that contain exactly one vowel? and this for the vowels u, i, a, o, e, thus, five times?
Is he putting together a list of these words? or just counting them? (maybe to find out which vowel has more words?)
Relevant in which language the dictionary was written?
Relevant why he did not use database or electronic thesaurus?
Did his work have a practical use?
Did he translate the words?
Was it some linguistic research?
Did he proof or counterproof something?
Or, maybe, he compiled a rhyming dictionary for hobby poets?
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Biograd,

Is he looking for every word in which a certain vowel has a certain sound (or is silent)? For example, does he list every word that has a short "A" sound?
NO
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Bodo,

Is he trying to write something without a using a particular vowel, like the book written without using "E"?
VERY CLOSE BUT NOT EXACTLY
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MIMIMO

Is he searching for words that contain exactly one vowel?
VERY CLOSE

and this for the vowels u, i, a, o, e, thus, five times?
CORRECT

Is he putting together a list of these words?
YES - BUT WHY?

or just counting them? (maybe to find out which vowel has more words?)
NO

Relevant in which language the dictionary was written?
ENGLISH

Relevant why he did not use database or electronic thesaurus?
NO

Did his work have a practical use?
NO

Did he translate the words?
Was it some linguistic research?
Did he proof or counterproof something?
Or, maybe, he compiled a rhyming dictionary for hobby poets?
NO
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Is he trying to write something with only ONE vowel? (as in, "E" and no other letters)

Searching for words with only one vowel and only one consonant?

Words with one vowel repeated over? (Like "Moo" only has one vowel [O], but it is repeated twice?)
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Blazin,

Is he trying to write something with only ONE vowel? (as in, "E" and no other letters)
NO

Searching for words with only one vowel and only one consonant?
NO

Words with one vowel repeated over? (Like "Moo" only has one vowel [O], but it is repeated twice?)
YES but not exactly
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Is he looking for words with only one vowel in them, irrespective of how many times that vowel appears in the word?

Is he preparing to write something? To create a puzzle? Is he studying anything about the english language?
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Gourami,

Is he looking for words with only one vowel in them, irrespective of how many times that vowel appears in the word?
EXACTLY

Is he preparing to write something? To create a puzzle? Is he studying anything about the english language?
YES, NO, NO
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Did he create some sort of list? That included words that contained one and only one vowel (which may be repeated)? Did he do this for A? E? I? O? and? U? Did he decide he wanted to destroy all the words containing one vowel (which may be repeated)? Did he want to keep them separated by which vowel was in the word? Or could he have put them in all in a single group?
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DOC

Did he create some sort of list? That included words that contained one and only one vowel (which may be repeated)? Did he do this for A? E? I? O? and? U?
YES BUT HE DID MORE THAN THIS

Did he decide he wanted to destroy all the words containing one vowel (which may be repeated)?
NO

Did he want to keep them separated by which vowel was in the word?
YES

Or could he have put them in all in a single group?
HE COULD HAVE BUT IT WOULD HAVE SUITED HIS PURPOSES AS WELL
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Did he create a pretty table with fancy headings?

Did he list more than just the words? More words than just the ones with "one vowel"? Did he list definitions? Parts of speech? Something else pertaining to the words?
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Doc,

Did he create a pretty table with fancy headings?
NO

Did he list more than just the words?
NO

More words than just the ones with "one vowel"?
NO

Did he list definitions? Parts of speech? Something else pertaining to the words?
NO
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Did he subdivide the list he compiled in any way besides which vowel was used?
By length?
by number of syllables?
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Rab,

Did he subdivide the list he compiled in any way besides which vowel was used?
NO

By length?
by number of syllables?
NO
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Did he want to write a piece of text using only a single vowel throughout? a bunch of sentences with vowels in alphabetical order (such as, "Has he hit two bugs?")? a dictionary for solving some kind of puzzle?
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Bio,

Did he want to write a piece of text using only a single vowel throughout?
NO BUT CLOSE

a bunch of sentences with vowels in alphabetical order (such as, "Has he hit two bugs?")?
NO

a dictionary for solving some kind of puzzle?
NO
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Was he writing poetry? Did he want to write five pieces of text, one for each vowel? Write a text in which each sentence/line only has one vowel in it, irrespective of the number of times it's used?
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Gourami,

* * * SPOILER * * *

Was he writing poetry? Did he want to write five pieces of text, one for each vowel? Write a text in which each sentence/line only has one vowel in it, irrespective of the number of times it's used?
YES

He is the Canadian poet Christian Bok

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_B%C3%B6k

who wrote the book Eunoia. It involves univocalics i.e. each chapter contains words using only one vowel (sometimes more than once). It became a best seller.

Here is an example:

Westerners revere the Greek legends. Versemen retell the represented events, the resplendent scenes, where, hellbent, the Greek freemen seek revenge whenever Helen, the new-wed empress, weeps.

He started by going through the dictionary five times to compile the lists of words which he then used to write the book.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7697000/7697762.stm
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That's insane.
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It has been a while since we had any weightless poetry, so here are five univocalics, all retellings of the lullaby "Rock-A-Bye Baby":

Rock-a-bye baby on the tree top,
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
Down will come baby, cradle and all.

Nap, brat, branch fast,
Knapsack traps blast,
Branch snap, sack fall,
Crash sack, crash all.

Sleep, pet, where trees crest,
Breeze frets bed rest,
Tree bends, bed descends,
Pet's tree-rest ends.

Whisht, kid, swing high,
Crib spins if wind shrills,
Twig splits, crib slips,
Sinks crib, kid spills.

Rock, tot, on top spot,
Storm rocks tot's cot,
Top rots, cot flops,
Cot's down, tot drops.

Hush, cub, up shrub,
Gusts tug snug bunk,
Shrub's bust, bunk's sunk,
Dumps cub, junks bunk.


Mary Holtby
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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 10:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Weightless poetry... that rings a bell. Did I ever understand weightless poetry before my "couple-year" absence?

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