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My daughter wrote something on Facebook that made me chuckle. However, a friend of her's wrote something in response that made her sound really cruel - it had us ROFL, so to speak. Can you work out what was said?
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Did she write something about herself? a friend of her? a relative? a teacher/professor? another person she knows personally? a celebrity? a stranger? an animal?

Is your daughter less than six years old? six to ten years old? eleven to thirteen years old? fourteen to seventeen years old? eighteen to twenty-one years old? older?
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Did she write something about herself? yes a friend of her? no a relative? no a teacher/professor? teacher another person she knows personally? no a celebrity? no a stranger? no an animal? no

Is your daughter less than six years old? six to ten years old? eleven to thirteen years old? fourteen to seventeen years old? eighteen to twenty-one years old? older? this one
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What's her friend's age, using the same rubric? Are their ages relevant?

Was the friend the teacher? Is anyone relevant besides her and her friend? Is the teacher relevant? Is the remark only cruel out of context? In context?
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What's her friend's age, using the same rubric? Are their ages relevant? he's the same age as her

Was the friend the teacher? no Is anyone relevant besides her and her friend? yes Is the teacher relevant? yes Is the remark only cruel out of context? In context? difficult to answer, I'll say yes to both
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Did she write something about the school in general? Did the teacher write the response? Another student?

And WOW, 4500 posts! Congratulations!
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Ach, scratch my second question. We cross-posted.
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Did she write something about the school in general? no Did the teacher write the response? no Another student? no

And WOW, 4500 posts! Congratulations! d'you know, I never noticed!
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Did the response assume the context is a different one than originally intended?

Did she look like being cruel to her teacher? her friend? someone else?
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Did the response assume the context is a different one than originally intended? no

Did she look like being cruel to her teacher? no her friend? no someone else? yes
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Did she look like being cruel to you? Other family? A particular group/race/religion?
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Did she look like being cruel to you? no Other family? no A particular group/race/religion? particular group
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Is the group one you can join (like a club)? Or is it based on age? Sexual orientation? Height? Weight?
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Is the group one you can join (like a club)? yes, although it's misleading to call it a club Or is it based on age? this one Sexual orientation? Height? Weight?
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A group of old people? Young people? Did she say the teacher could/might join the group? Couldn't/wouldn't join it? Same for the teacher leaving the group?
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Were you ROFLing at the friend's comment? At what the original comment now seemed like?
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A group of old people? Young people? this one Did she say the teacher could/might join the group? no and FA Couldn't/wouldn't join it? no Same for the teacher leaving the group? no
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Were you ROFLing at the friend's comment? yes At what the original comment now seemed like? exactly so
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Did she now seem cruel to children? Infants? Teenagers? Kids who were a specific age? Grade?
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Did she now seem cruel to children? yes Infants? close in age to this Teenagers? Kids who were a specific age? yes Grade?
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Toddlers?
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Toddlers? just a bit older - definitions do vary so I'll just say three year olds
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Did she appear to insult their intellectual ability? Physical ability?
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Did she appear to insult their intellectual ability? Physical ability? no to both
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Hmmm...

Ability to process emotions? Spiritual ability?
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Hmmm...

Ability to process emotions? Spiritual ability?no to both

It would help to find out what situation she was in with the three year olds
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Was she teaching the 3-year-olds? Babysitting? Day care?
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Was she teaching the 3-year-olds? YES Babysitting? Day care?
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Anyone relevant besides your daughter, her friend, the teacher and the three-year-olds? Or was the friend the teacher, so the two overlap?
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Did she seem to be insulting the kids' learning ability?
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Was she teaching the kids in preschool? Day care? Sunday school?
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Anyone relevant besides your daughter, her friend, the teacher and the three-year-olds? no, just my daughter who it has been found IS the teacher and the three year olds Or was the friend the teacher, so the two overlap?
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Did she seem to be insulting the kids' learning ability? no
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Was she teaching the kids in preschool? this one, although it's part of a full school - but not too relevant really Day care? Sunday school? no to these but it's quite possible that she could have said what she said in these situations
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Did her statement appear to insult all the kids? One? Some? Do we need to know anything more about the kids, other than they are 3?
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Did her statement appear to insult all the kids? no One? Some? Do we need to know anything more about the kids, other than they are 3? nothing about them as individuals, just what the original situation was that she wrote about
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Did she write about something that happened in school? If these were high-school students, would this have appeared as insulting? Middle school? Elementary school? College/university?
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Did she write about something that happened in school? in a way
If these were high-school students, would this have appeared as insulting? nothing was insulting Middle school? Elementary school? College/university?it's possible that it could have happened at elementary school, but less likely, and highly unlikely that it would have elicited the same remark at any of the other levels of education
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Did the apparently cruel statement seem to be hateful? Arrogant? Sarcastic? Insulting? Tormenting?
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Did the apparently cruel statement seem to be hateful? Arrogant? Sarcastic? Insulting? Tormenting? none of these in the original form, although it was turned into something that sounded to be tormenting
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Did the friend's comment "add to" the original comment? Or just put a new perspective on it?
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Did the friend's comment "add to" the original comment? no Or just put a new perspective on it? yessish
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Is context relevant? Did the comment refer to an event? Or was it a generalization?
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Is context relevant? yes Did the comment refer to an event? in a manner of speaking - it refered to something that had been done, so if you consider that an event... Or was it a generalization? it was a bit of a generalisation though about what had been done
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Did it refer to something that had been done during the school day? In a class? Inside jokes relevant?
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Did it refer to something that had been done during the school day? yes In a class? yes Inside jokes relevant? no
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Was the comment about what the class had done in that class? What one student had done? Some? How far they'd advanced?
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Was the comment about what the class had done in that class? yes What one student had done? no Some? no, it really referred to all of them How far they'd advanced? no
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Is the subject of the class relevant? If so, was it [LTPF list of school subjects]? Or was it nap time, snack time, recess, or something else like this?
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Is the subject of the class relevant? yes If so, was it [LTPF list of school subjects]? oh ok, then :-) painting Or was it nap time, snack time, recess, or something else like this? nope
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Fingerpainting? Did she describe it as *gulp* ROT13 "svatrevat"? Which is not a way one would describe 3-year-olds?
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Fingerpainting? she didn't say, but it may well have been Did she describe it as *gulp* ROT13 "svatrevat"? not at all, I wouldn't have chuckled at that as I wouldn't have understood! Which is not a way one would describe 3-year-olds? obviously not!
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Did her comment involve specific colors? The subject of the paintings?
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Did her comment involve specific colors? The subject of the paintings? no to both
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Was her comment about how well the kids were painting? Did she use the word "painting"? Or "paint"?

Did the kids get paint all over themselves? Did she call them "messy"? Or something similar?
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OK - I've translated your ROT13 language and must emphasise that what she said was totally G rated, and the response from her friend was just plain funny (although 'svatrevat' is a regular word to describe a weight of knitting yarn which bugs the living daylights out of me)
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Was her comment about how well the kids were painting? no Did she use the word "painting"? Or "paint"? she did say paint

Did the kids get paint all over themselves? this was obvious from her comment, although she didn't use the words themselves Did she call them "messy"? nothing like that was actually said by her, but it was obvious that they were Or something similar? no
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Did she say something like "The kids got paint all over themselves today"?
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Did she say something like "The kids got paint all over themselves today"? no, although it was obvious that they had
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Did she use the word "kids" or "today"? Did they get paint all over the classroom too?
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Did she use the word "kids" or "today"? no Did they get paint all over the classroom too? possibly, I don't know
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I'm not one for prolonging puzzles for the sake of it. I wonder whether you'd like to hear his response, and then use that to work out what she said? Just a thought. Let me know. I won't post anything unless you say.
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Yeah, I'm getting stuck, so could you post that? Thanks.
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'That's just sick. shame on your for torturing them in that way.'

Remember that she wasn't sick and she didn't torture them!
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doesn't really help, does it? :-)
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Maybe. I've got a few ideas now...

Did she say what the assignment was? Did she help the students at all with the painting? Did she mention what kind of paint it was (in the comment)?
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Did she say what the assignment was?noDid she help the students at all with the painting? yes Did she mention what kind of paint it was (in the comment)? no
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she say, in the comment, that she helped the kids paint?
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Did she say, in the comment, that she helped the kids paint? only indirectly, but she obviously had
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Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 - 11:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she accidentally leave out a word in the comment? i.e. "I painted the kids" instead of "I painted with the kids"? Did she use the word "paint" as a noun? Verb?
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Did she accidentally leave out a word in the comment? i.e. "I painted the kids" instead of "I painted with the kids"? no but you're on the right track - ish Did she use the word "paint" as a noun? Verb? verb
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Did one of the words she used have an unintended second meaning?
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Did one of the words she used have an unintended second meaning? good question - her entire (short) sentence was read differently by her friend
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Short sentence - was it 2 words? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7?
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Short sentence - was it 2 words? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7?
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OK, so her entire 9-word sentence, that included the word "paint" as a verb, was misunderstood, right? Did she say they painted on paper (or whatever material)? And the friend misunderstood it as body painting or something?
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OK, so her entire 9-word sentence, that included the word "paint" as a verb, was misunderstood, right? I think it was a deliberate misunderstanding, but that just made it funny Did she say they painted on paper (or whatever material)? no And the friend misunderstood it as body painting or something? not quite, but again on the right track
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OK...

Material the kids painted on relevant? Type of paint? Color? Any object in the room? The fact that the teacher helped them? The fact that my guitar amplifier is picking up foreign radio stations? Anything that happened before/after the painting relevant? Did one of the kids have to pee?
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Material the kids painted on relevant? Type of paint? Color? Any object in the room? no to all The fact that the teacher helped them? the teacher in this case is of course herself, as has long ago been found out, and yes she did help them - important The fact that my guitar amplifier is picking up foreign radio stations? we've had the police frequency butt in on us before now - freaky Anything that happened before/after the painting relevant? no Did one of the kids have to pee? no doubt, but she didn't actually say so

concentrate just on her and the children painting
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Did she mention the kids in the comment? Using the word "students"? "Children"?
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Did she mention the kids in the comment? Using the word "students"? "Children"? she referred to them, yes
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I'm on forum time, so I'm off to bed now. Good work. ttyl
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Did she refer to them in the possessive ("my")?
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Did she use the word "helped"? painting walls relevant?
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Did she refer to them in the possessive ("my")? no
Did she use the word "helped"? no painting walls relevant? no
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Did the other comment make it seem like she forced them to do something? Something other than painting? That she hurt them? Made them uncomfortable? Bored them?
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Did the other comment make it seem like she forced them to do something? in a way Something other than painting? no That she hurt them? yes - but remember that this was a joke on his part Made them uncomfortable? I think they would be! Bored them? but no, not at all
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Did she say she "made them paint"...something? "Had them paint"?
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Did she say "paint themselves"? which could mean painting on their own, or actually painting their own bodies?

Is a paintbrush relevant?
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Did she say she "made them paint"...something? "Had them paint"? no to both

Did she say "paint themselves"? which could mean painting on their own, or actually painting their own bodies? no to both

Is a paintbrush relevant? in a lateral way, yes
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Did she say that she had them "paint pictures" or something like this?
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Did she say that she had them "paint pictures" or something like this? nope
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Did her friend make it sound like she had been using the paintbrush to physically hurt the children? to...sexually abuse them?
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Did her friend make it sound like she had been using the paintbrush to physically hurt the children? to...sexually abuse them? good grief no - that would not be funny. This is just a ridiculous notion that would not happen in anything other than a silly cartoon

I think I perhaps better spoil

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

My daughter said 'Remind me not to paint with three year olds'
To which her goofy friend said
'That's just sick. shame on your for torturing them in that way' - conjuring up an image of her dipping them in paint and swinging them round to use them AS paintbrushes


Thank you one and all, particularly Balin who laboured so valiantly!
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Ooh, that would be ROFL-worthy. Can't wait for your next one, hopefully with even more ROFLs!

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