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Why didn't they just trade?
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is that indicating that they did something else as well as trading or they did something and didn't trade?
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Is what they could have traded: Objects? People? Money? Names?? Titles? Ideas?
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Does Oops refer to a mistake?
Does #7 refer to the seventh occurence of something?
Are they HAM?
How many are "they"? specifically 2? 3? etc. more than 1? 2? etc.
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is that indicating that they did something else as well as trading or they did something and didn't trade? The latter.

Is what they could have traded: Objects? This. People? Money? Names?? Titles? Ideas?

Does Oops refer to a mistake? Yes.
Does #7 refer to the seventh occurence of something? No, it's just the seventh puzzle I've titled "Oops."
Are they HAM? Yes.
How many are "they"? specifically 2? 3? This. etc. more than 1? 2? etc.
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Was it "oops" because they didn't trade?
Did something happen because they didn't trade? Did someone die?

What did they could have traded? Weapons, Clothing, Furniture, Electronics, Equipment, Writing, Awards, Valuable Goods, Buildings, Places, Food, Collectible Items? Was it just one object per each of them? Were all the objects the same? Were the objects valuable?

Is a war relevant in this?
Are the people famous/well known?
If they had traded would that have changed an event in history?
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Was it "oops" because they didn't trade? Yes, but that's not the only thing.
Did something happen because they didn't trade? Yes. Did someone die? Yes.

What did they could have traded? Weapons, Clothing, Furniture, Electronics, Equipment, Writing, Awards, Valuable Goods, Buildings, Places, Food Yes., Collectible Items? Was it just one object per each of them? Yes. Were all the objects the same? No.Were the objects valuable? No.

Is a war relevant in this?
Are the people famous/well known?
If they had traded would that have changed an event in history? No to all.

I should warn you at this point that your goal is to reconstruct a joke.
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Are food allergies relevant? Choking on food? Did they fight over who got to eat what? Did someone die from an accident? Murder?
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Are food allergies relevant? Choking on food? Did they fight over who got to eat what? Did someone die from an accident? Murder? None of the above.
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So three people didn't trade food and someone died.

Did one of the three people die? Someone else? Did multiple people die? Did they commit suicide?
Did the three people want one of the other people's food? What did they not trade? Fruit? Vegetables? Dairy? Meat? Grainy food? Sugary food?

I like jokes!
(Maybe it's Why did the chicken, the pizza and the chocolate bar cross the road? Because three men didn't trade them and also they got hit by a car and died.)
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Did one of the three people die? Yes, and... Someone else? No. Did multiple people die? This. Did they commit suicide? Yes.
Did the three people want one of the other people's food? No. What did they not trade? Fruit? Vegetables? Dairy? Meat? This. Grainy food? And this. Sugary food?
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Sandwiches?
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Sandwiches? Yes.
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Wait, so one of the three died, and several other people committed suicide? As a result of one of these three dying?

Are these three people important (may not be famous, but hold an imp. position)?
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Is this based on a real story?
Is it set in present time?
Is location important?
Was something stopping them from trading?
Did the three people know eachother?
Is how they killed themselves important?
Did any other people apart from the three men die?
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Wait, so one of the three died, and several other people committed suicide? No... As a result of one of these three dying?

Are these three people important (may not be famous, but hold an imp. position)? No.

Is this based on a real story? No.
Is it set in present time? Yes.
Is location important? Yes.
Was something stopping them from trading? No.
Did the three people know eachother? Yes.
Is how they killed themselves important? Yes.
Did any other people apart from the three men die? No.
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Did all three commit suicide? Did two of them commit suicide? Just one of them?

Are they indoors or outdoors? Is the country relevant?
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Did all three commit suicide? This. Did two of them commit suicide? Just one of them?

Are they indoors or outdoors? Outdoors. Is the country relevant? Assume they are American.
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Were the sandwitches different? Did they have a sandwitch each? And they could have traded, but they didn't and as a consequence they all committed suicide?
Method of suicide:
Poisoning?
Choking?
Hanging?
Immolation?
Drowning?
Fall?
Freezing?
Electrocution?
Shooting?
Starvation?
Deadly animal?
did they all use the same method? Did they all commit suicide together? Would they have died, had they not committed suicide? Suffered?
Would they have traded a sandwitch for another sandwitch?
Monty Python relevant?
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Did they commit suicide by eating their sandwiches? Or after eating their sandwiches?
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Allergies relevant?
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Were the sandwitches different? Yes. Did they have a sandwitch each? Yes. And they could have traded, but they didn't and as a consequence they all committed suicide? Yesish.
Method of suicide:
Poisoning?
Choking?
Hanging?
Immolation?
Drowning?
Fall? This.
Freezing?
Electrocution?
Shooting?
Starvation?
Deadly animal?
did they all use the same method? Yes. Did they all commit suicide together? Yes. Would they have died, had they not committed suicide? No. Suffered? Yes.
Would they have traded a sandwitch for another sandwitch? Yes.
Monty Python relevant? No.

Did they commit suicide by eating their sandwiches? Or after eating their sandwiches? No to both.

Allergies relevant? No.
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Did they commit suicide before eating their sandwiches? Or did they not eat the sandwiches at all? Did they commit suicide to avoid eating the sandwiches?
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Did they commit suicide before eating their sandwiches? Yes. Or did they not eat the sandwiches at all? Did they commit suicide to avoid eating the sandwiches? Yes.
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Religion relevant? Ethnicity? Did they find their own sandwitches revolting? Does it matter how they got the sandwitches? Did they make them? Buy them? Did they get the wrong sandwitches?
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Religion relevant? No, except as an aid to figuring ethnicity. Ethnicity? Yes. Did they find their own sandwitches revolting? Yes. Does it matter how they got the sandwitches? Yes. Did they make them? One of them did. Buy them? No. Did they get the wrong sandwitches? You could say that.
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Does this joke start:
A Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian...?
Same structure, but different religions? If so, which of the following are included:
Judaism?
Islam?
Christianity?
Hinduism?
Atheism?
Agnosticism?
Buddhism?
Other?

Are any of the following dietary restrictions relevant:
Muslims - pork?
Jews - pork?
Hindus - meat?
Buddhists - meat?
Catholics - meat on Fridays during lent?
Jews - mixing dairy and meat?
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Does this joke start:
A Jew, a Muslim, and a Christian...? No.
Same structure, but different religions? No. If so, which of the following are included:
Judaism?
Islam?
Christianity? This.
Hinduism?
Atheism?
Agnosticism?
Buddhism?
Other?

Are any of the following dietary restrictions relevant: No.
Muslims - pork?
Jews - pork?
Hindus - meat?
Buddhists - meat?
Catholics - meat on Fridays during lent?
Jews - mixing dairy and meat?
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Were all three Christians?
Are any dietary restrictions relevant?
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Were all three Christians? Assume yes.
Are any dietary restrictions relevant? No.
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Holy bread relevant?
Would the puzzle work if they weren't Christians?
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Holy bread relevant? No.
Would the puzzle work if they weren't Christians? Easily. It's just that ethnicity is more important (though even it could be dispensed with) and the ethnicities used are typically Xian.
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Whoops, I misread your earlier post. Somehow I switched your responses to Religion and Ethnicity in my head. Sorry for dwelling on religion so much!

Are they of decent from any of the following groups:
Italian? Polish? Greek? Russian? Amish? Mennonite? Mormon? Western European? Eastern European? From the US? South American? Mexican?
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Are they of decent from any of the following groups:
Italian? Polish? Greek? This. Russian? Amish? Mennonite? Mormon? Western European? Eastern European? From the US? This. South American? Mexican? And this.

Pretty much any three ethnicities would work, given certain criteria (Amish, Mennonite and Mormon wouldn't work, for example, and not because they're religious). Any of several European cultures could be substituted.
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Does where they committed suicide relevant?
Were the afraid of their sandwiches?
Did someone tell them to kill themselves/to not eat the sandwiches?
Did one of the three make the sandwiched for all three of them?
Did he give them out purposely giving each of them the wrong sandwich?
Would each of them be happier with another sandwich?
Is the sandwich filling necessary?
Could you substitute the sandwich for another food?
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So the joke is about a Greek person, a Mexican, and an American?
Or a Greek person, a Mexican, and a Native American?
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Does where they committed suicide relevant? Yes.
Were the afraid of their sandwiches? No.
Did someone tell them to kill themselves/to not eat the sandwiches? No.
Did one of the three make the sandwiched for all three of them? No.
Did he give them out purposely giving each of them the wrong sandwich? No.
Would each of them be happier with another sandwich? Yes.
Is the sandwich filling necessary? Yes.
Could you substitute the sandwich for another food? Yes.

So the joke is about a Greek person, a Mexican, and an American? This. It could also be about an Irishman, a German and a Japanese, or any three of the above. Assume it's the first three.
Or a Greek person, a Mexican, and a Native American?
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Sandwich Fillings:
Ham?
Pork?
Lamb?
Fish?
Salami?
Chicken?
Sausages?
Bacon?
Black/White Pudding?
Beef?
Duck?
Other?
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Sandwich Fillings:
Ham?
Pork? This.
Lamb? Possible.
Fish?
Salami?
Chicken? This.
Sausages? And this.
Bacon?
Black/White Pudding?
Beef? Possible.
Duck?
Other? Yes.

The precise fillings are irrelevant, you just need to get in the right neighborhood.
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The Greek eats a gyro sandwich, the Mexican eats a taco, and the American eats peanut butter. Beyond that, exactly what they ate is irrelevant. What happened next?
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Hmm, but they didn't actually eat them, right? Did they kill themselves to avoid fitting a stereotype?
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Hmm, but they didn't actually eat them, right? Correct. Did they kill themselves to avoid fitting a stereotype? Good guess, but no.
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Are they at a location where suicide by falling is the most accessible option? If so:
Cliff wall?
Top of cliff?
Structure?
Building site?
Aircraft?
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Are they at a location where suicide by falling is the most accessible option? If so:
Cliff wall?
Top of cliff?
Structure?
Building site? This.
Aircraft?
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Are they construction workers?

Did they say something like "I'd rather jump off here than eating this sandwich"? Is a promise relevant? A wager?
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So they're three construction workers having a lunch break atop a skyscraper being built? Did their lunch boxes get mixed up?
Were they next to each other? Did they all jump simultaneously? Did they throw away their sandwitches?
Do they taste their sandwitches? Do they see what's inside? Do they expect the taste of one thing but get something else? Do they recognize what the filling really is? Or do they think it's their original filling gone bad? Or that it's something else?
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Are they tired of eating the same thing day after day?
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Hmmm.. maybe everyone throws away the kind of sandwich he doesn't like, then jumps after the kind of sandwich he likes?
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Are they construction workers? Yes.

Did they say something like "I'd rather jump off here than eating this sandwich"? Yes. Is a promise relevant? Yes. A wager? No.

So they're three construction workers having a lunch break atop a skyscraper being built? Did their lunch boxes get mixed up?
Were they next to each other? Did they all jump simultaneously? Did they throw away their sandwitches?

Do they taste their sandwitches? Yes. Do they see what's inside? Yes. Do they expect the taste of one thing but get something else? No. Do they recognize what the filling really is? Yes. Or do they think it's their original filling gone bad? No. Or that it's something else? No.

Are they tired of eating the same thing day after day? Yes.

Hmmm.. maybe everyone throws away the kind of sandwich he doesn't like, then jumps after the kind of sandwich he likes? No.

Oh, and a blooper earlier -- in addition to the three H/A/Ms, there are also three H/A/Ws involved in the story.
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Are they upset that their wives have made them the same sandwich as always?
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they upset that their wives have made them the same sandwich as always? Yes.
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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the promise among each other? Or between each man and his wife?

Did the wives promise to make something different for their lunches? did the husbands promise to jump off the building if they didn't get something different in their lunches?
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Was the promise among each other? No. Or between each man and his wife? No.

Did the wives promise to make something different for their lunches? No. did the husbands promise to jump off the building if they didn't get something different in their lunches? Yes.
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Did they promise God?
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Did every wife prepare the sandwich for her own husband? Did every husband assume that his sandwich was prepared by his own wife?

Did any of the women know of any of the men's promises? All of the women? Of all the men's promises?
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Did they promise God? No.

Did every wife prepare the sandwich for her own husband? No. Did every husband assume that his sandwich was prepared by his own wife? No.

Did any of the women know of any of the men's promises? All of the women? Of all the men's promises? No to all.

At this point, I think it's possible to put everything together and write out the entire joke. Anyone care to try, or shall I spoil?
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Did the men decide they wanted to get different food for a change? So they asked their friends' wives to make their sandwiches? But it turned out that their friends' wives made them the same thing their own wives had always made them?
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Did the men decide they wanted to get different food for a change? Yes. So they asked their friends' wives to make their sandwiches? No. But it turned out that their friends' wives made them the same thing their own wives had always made them?
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Who makes the sandwiches: the men's own wives? the other wives? each man (make his own)? a restaurant? the construction company?
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Who makes the sandwiches: the men's own wives? Yope. the other wives? each man (make his own)? Yope. a restaurant? the construction company? No to the others.
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Did one of them make all three sandwitches? And then they were packaged in identical ways and randomly given to each of them, so thay they would (hopefully) get something new and different this time? But because of humorously bad luck, they all got the same thing they'd always had?
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Did one of them make all three sandwitches? And then they were packaged in identical ways and randomly given to each of them, so thay they would (hopefully) get something new and different this time? But because of humorously bad luck, they all got the same thing they'd always had? No to all. The solution is much simpler than this.
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Who usually makes their sandwiches? Their own wives? Themselves?

Who makes the sandwiches on this occasion? Their own wives? Themselves?
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Did they do anything to try and remedy the situation on this day? Or did they only promise to kill themselves if they got the same food as always, and someone saw to it that they did? Did they trade sandwitches earlier that day to get something different, while at the same time their wives had all decided to make them something different? Or were sandwitches somehow traded and then traded back?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Who usually makes their sandwiches? Their own wives? Two of them. Themselves? One of them.

Who makes the sandwiches on this occasion? Their own wives? Two of them. Themselves? One of them.

Did they do anything to try and remedy the situation on this day? No. Or did they only promise to kill themselves if they got the same food as always, and someone saw to it that they did? Yes. Did they trade sandwitches earlier that day to get something different, while at the same time their wives had all decided to make them something different? No. Or were sandwitches somehow traded and then traded back? No. You're making this more complex than it needs to be; remember it's based on a joke. By now you have pretty much everything you need to write out the whole story.
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OK, I'm going to give this one a shot:

3 construction workers (a Greek, a Mexican, and an American) are sitting on top of a building eating their lunches.

The Greek says "I'm so sick of gyros. If there is a gyro in my lunchbox tomorrow, I'm going to throw myself off this building."
The Mexican says "I'm so sick of tacos. If there is a taco in my lunchbox tomorrow, I'm going to throw myself off this building."
The American says "I'm so sick of peanut butter sandwiches. If there is a peanut butter sandwich in my lunchbox tomorrow, I'm going to throw myself off this building."

The next day at lunchtime, the men were sitting on top of the building opening their lunchboxes.
The Greek opened his lunchbox, exclaimed "Dangit, my wife packed a gyro again!" and threw himself off the building.
The Mexican opened his lunchbox, exclaimed "Dangit, my wife packed a taco again!" and threw himself off the building.
The American opened his lunchbox, exclaimed "Dangit, I packed a peanut butter sandwich again!" and threw himself off the building.

There's probably a much funnier way to say it, but I picture the joke making one of the ethnic groups look foolish by having its male representative not realize that he could have just started making his sandwich differently. Is this close?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 2:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You've got it.

Spoiler

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The way I heard it was the same except for the last paragraph:

The next day at lunchtime, the men were sitting on top of the building opening their lunchboxes.
The Greek opened his lunchbox, found a gyro, and threw himself off the building.
The Mexican opened his lunchbox, found a taco, and threw himself off the building.
The American opened his lunchbox, found a peanut butter sandwich, and threw himself off the building.

At their joint funeral, the wives got together.
The Greek's wife said, "If only he'd told me he was sick of gyros, I'd have fixed him something else!"
The Mexican's wife said, "If only he'd told me he was sick of tacos, I'd have fixed him something else!"
The American's wife said, "Don't look at me, he fixed his own lunch."

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