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She gave a very precise and correct answer to the question put to her. Yet, it was frowned upon and created somewhat of an incident.
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She = H/A/F? If so, ethnicity relevant?
On Earth? If so, continent relevant? Country? Do you mind if we have LTPF lists of same?

Is anyone else relevant? LTPF lists of positive integers, if so?
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She = H/A/F? Yes to all If so, ethnicity relevant? No
On Earth? Yes If so, continent relevant? Yes-ish Country? Yes-ish Do you mind if we have LTPF lists of same? It took place in the UK.

Is anyone else relevant? Yes LTPF lists of positive integers, if so? One other directly relevant, a handful of others also important
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UK, hmm?

Any particular part? England? Scotland? Wales? Northern Ireland? Any other part I left out? (I love the UK but it's hard to keep track of all the smaller bits...*wry grin*)

British Royal Family relevant? Line of succession?

Any other famous figures from the UK relevant? Or is Our Heroine practically a nobody?
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UK, hmm?

Any particular part? England? Scotland? Wales? Northern Ireland? Any other part I left out? (I love the UK but it's hard to keep track of all the smaller bits...*wry grin*) I think it was in England, but the exact part is not really relevant. It could also have happened a few other places, but realistically only inside the commonwealth (see below)

British Royal Family relevant? Yes Line of succession? No

Any other famous figures from the UK relevant? Nope Or is Our Heroine practically a nobody? Yes
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So...the Royal Family is relevant, but Our Heroine (how about Jane for a name?) is not part of it?

Did this take place: 21st century? 20th? 19th? 18th? 17th? Earlier?
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So...the Royal Family is relevant, but Our Heroine (how about Jane for a name?) is not part of it? Correct, she's not

Did this take place: 21st century? This 20th? 19th? 18th? 17th? Earlier?
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So this happened in the 2000's? Or 2010? Was this very recent news? Did Jane meet a member of the royal family?
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So this happened in the 2000's? This Or 2010? Was this very recent news? No, and FA Did Jane meet a member of the royal family? Yes
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Was this even news? Was Jane British? Was she from Europe? The US? [LTPF list of continents]? Did this occur in 2009? 2008? 2007? 2006? 2005? 2004? 2003? 2002? 2001? 2000?
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And was this a true story? FYOI? FSEI?
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Did she mean to cause an incident? Did someone from the royal family ask the question? Or was it a question about the royal family?
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Was it HM the Q who did the frowning? Or one of her family, perhaps? Was it a Royal who asked Jane the question?

Was the question something like 'and what do you do'? And the answer, perhaps, was 'I contribute to your opulent lifestyle through the Civil List, Ma'am'?

Are herbs relevant? Was Jane intending to be cheeky? Or was there a misunderstanding? A double meaning or such? Or some misunderstanding of social conventions, such as when Eliza Doolittle talks in great meteorological detail about the weather?
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Does the American pronunciation of "herb" with a silent 'h' have anything to do with it? (We pronounce "herb" with the h generally only for the person's name Herb, short for Herbert, while I understand the Brits always voice the h)

Please don't ask me why, I don't know...
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Something like "How does the Queen look?" And Jane replied "She looks really fat in that dress" when in fact the queen did look fat in the dress but a bunch of people heard Jane's remark and got mad that she had insulted the queen.
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Was this even news? No Was Jane British? Yes, very much so Was she from Europe? The US? [LTPF list of continents]? Did this occur in 2009? 2008? 2007? 2006? 2005? 2004? 2003? 2002? 2001? 2000? Some time between 2003 and 2006

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And was this a true story? FYOI? FSEI? This, explore

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Did she mean to cause an incident? Not at all Did someone from the royal family ask the question? Yes Or was it a question about the royal family? Nope

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Was it HM the Q who did the frowning? Yes Or one of her family, perhaps? No Was it a Royal who asked Jane the question? Yes

Was the question something like 'and what do you do'? No And the answer, perhaps, was 'I contribute to your opulent lifestyle through the Civil List, Ma'am'? No, lol

Are herbs relevant? Yes, in this story herbs are actually important. And there is an added hint in the title Was Jane intending to be cheeky? No Or was there a misunderstanding? Yope A double meaning or such? Not really a double meaning, but.... Or some misunderstanding of social conventions, such as when Eliza Doolittle talks in great meteorological detail about the weather? No

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Does the American pronunciation of "herb" with a silent 'h' have anything to do with it? (We pronounce "herb" with the h generally only for the person's name Herb, short for Herbert, while I understand the Brits always voice the h) No

Please don't ask me why, I don't know...

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Something like "How does the Queen look?" Nope And Jane replied "She looks really fat in that dress" So no when in fact the queen did look fat in the dress but a bunch of people heard Jane's remark and got mad that she had insulted the queen. and No
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Members of the British Royal Family between 2003 and 2006:
HM the Queen?
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh?
HRH the Prince of Wales?
HRH the Duchess of Cornwall?
HRH Prince William of Wales?
HRH Prince Henry of Wales?
HRH the Duke of York?
HRH Princess Beatrice of York?
HRH Princess Eugenie of York?
HRH the Earl of Wessex?
HRH the Countess of Wessex?
Lady Louise Windsor?
HRH the Princess Royal?
Peter Phillips and/or Zara Phillips (for completeness' sake, though probably not strictly correct)

I nearly added Viscount Severn, but had to remind myself he wasn't born yet...
Cousins of HM the Queen involved?
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Members of the British Royal Family between 2003 and 2006:
HM the Queen? The one and only, lol
HRH the Duke of Edinburgh?
HRH the Prince of Wales?
HRH the Duchess of Cornwall?
HRH Prince William of Wales?
HRH Prince Henry of Wales?
HRH the Duke of York?
HRH Princess Beatrice of York?
HRH Princess Eugenie of York?
HRH the Earl of Wessex?
HRH the Countess of Wessex?
Lady Louise Windsor?
HRH the Princess Royal?
Peter Phillips and/or Zara Phillips (for completeness' sake, though probably not strictly correct)

I nearly added Viscount Severn, but had to remind myself he wasn't born yet...
Cousins of HM the Queen involved?
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Is this from a movie? Perhaps The Queen? (No, I haven't seen it)
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Did Liz ask Jane about herbs? About her life? Her line of work? Her hobbies? Did either woman mention the name of a particular herb?

Is the name of a particular herb relevant to the puzzle? If so, is it a potherb? A garden plant? A medicinal herb? An illegal plant? A culinary herb? One mentioned in Scarborough Fair? Basil?

Did Jane misunderstand the question?

Is Jane an anti-Royalist? Or a committed Royalist?

Is the word 'cheeky' significant? Did Jane ever go out with Lembit Opik? ;-) Is 'Mary Jane' relevant?

Was her reply considered insulting? Or disrespectful? Did it prompt a security alert?
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Is this from a movie? No, but OTRT Perhaps The Queen? No (No, I haven't seen it)

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Did Liz ask Jane about herbs? Not herbs, but.. About her life? Her line of work? Her hobbies? No to all, but the question WAS related to the work she’s doing Did either woman mention the name of a particular herb? Again, not any herb as such, but..

Is the name of a particular herb relevant to the puzzle? Not for the scenario, but could give you a clue to the answer. However, herbs in general play a part If so, is it a potherb? A garden plant? Yope-ish (seemingly) A medicinal herb? An illegal plant? A culinary herb? No to these One mentioned in Scarborough Fair? Yes Basil? but not this one

Did Jane misunderstand the question? No

Is Jane an anti-Royalist? Or a committed Royalist? This

Is the word 'cheeky' significant? Just in the sense that her reply would seem very cheeky indeed Did Jane ever go out with Lembit Opik? ;-) Is 'Mary Jane' relevant? No to both

Was her reply considered insulting? No Or disrespectful? Yes, it would have been Did it prompt a security alert? No
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Parsley?
Sage?
Rosemary?
Thyme?
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Is this from a TV show? Was the Queen the one who posed the question?
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Catherine Tate relevant?

I don't know, I just felt like asking
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Parsley?
Sage?
Rosemary?
Thyme? This is the cheeky one

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Is this from a TV show? Yes Was the Queen the one who posed the question? and Yes

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Catherine Tate relevant? No, not this time

I don't know, I just felt like asking
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Is this from a British TV show?
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Is this from a British TV show? Yes, it is. Now which one? The clue is in the title.
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"Rosemary and Thyme"?
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"Rosemary and Thyme"? Spot on! Now to find out what happened
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Is Jane a commoner? Was Jane visiting Buckingham Palace? Did the Queen ask her about the visit? About the palace? About herself?
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Is Jane a commoner? Nope. Combine what you already know, Matt. Title of the show, title of the puzzle, answer to Kayleetonkslupin's question at 9.48 today. Was Jane visiting Buckingham Palace? Did the Queen ask her about the visit? About the palace? About herself? No to all
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Thyme...was the question about thyme? Time? (Don't know that much about this show....) Is rosemary involved (other than being in the TV show's title)?
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For everyone that doesn’t know the series, Rosemary and Thyme is a British crime series. One retired police woman (Laura Thyme), the other a retired professor (Rosemary Boxer), both with green fingers, work together as garden architects and experts on plants. And of course, being a crime series – wherever they show up to fix up someone’s garden, the bodies show up as well, lol
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Thyme...was the question about thyme? Time? Not about the herb, but who is "Jane" do you think? (Don't know that much about this show....) Is rosemary involved (other than being in the TV show's title)? She is there, but not really part of the scenario that led to the incident.
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In the title, is "Rosemary" a person? Is "Thyme"? Is Jane "Thyme"? "Rosemary"?
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In the title, is "Rosemary" a person? Is "Thyme"? both are Is Jane "Thyme"? This, it was Laura Thyme that answered the Queen's question "Rosemary"?


Time for a little recap before I head to bed.

This is from an episode of the British crime series 'Rosemary and Thyme', where the two female sleuths work as garden designers/architects. In one episode, they meet the Queen (for a spesific reason, it's not like she just 'pops' by). The Queen puts a question to Laura Thyme (our Jane), a question she answers truthfully, but the answers causes somewhat of a stir because it appears she is disrespecting the Queen.
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Is the question related to the crime? To Jane/Laura's profession?
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Is the question related to the crime? No To Jane/Laura's profession? Yupp
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To their profession as detectives? As garden designers/architects?
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To their profession as detectives? As garden designers/architects? As gardeners. The detective part simply seems to happen, as I said before - bodies just seem to pop up when they're around, lol
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Was the Queen there because of who the victim was? Because of the location of the body? Because of some lead they followed? Because of anything related to the case?
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Was the Queen there because of who the victim was? Because of the location of the body? Because of some lead they followed? Because of anything related to the case? No to all. The Queen was not there because of anything to do with the crimes that had been committed.
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Was the Queen visiting them? Or were they visiting the Queen? Did she want them to work on the royal garden?
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Was the Queen visiting them? Not them as such, but she was visiting something somewhere, she was there in official capacity Or were they visiting the Queen? Did she want them to work on the royal garden? No to rest
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At the time of the visit, were they in a government building? In a building at all? In a private residence? A public building? A garden?
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At the time of the visit, were they in a government building? In a building at all? In a private residence? A public building? A garden? This one, and there was something special about it. No to all the rest. And now I'm off to bed on this side of the Atlantic, lol.
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Was it a public garden? One on a private residence? Was there a certain relevant plant in the garden?
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Was it a public garden? One on a private residence? Good question. I think originally it must have been private, but there is a reason why the two women are there. Was there a certain relevant plant in the garden? A type of plants is relevant to find out what sort of garden it was. But one plant is directly relevant to the puzzle.
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Is the plant a flower? A weed? A fruit? A vegetable?
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Is the plant a flower? A weed? Most people would say this, but in that episode it is said it can be used as a plant in gardens, as it's a low creeper and would fill empty spaces A fruit? A vegetable? No to these two
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Is the garden a flower garden? A fruit/vegetable garden?
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Is the garden a flower garden? A fruit/vegetable garden? Neither
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Herb garden?
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Dead people relevant? Did she accuse the queen of a crime (like murder?) Say something like "Wherever I go, I seem to find dead people" thus insinuating that there would be a dead person where she was, which implied something bad in itself?
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Herb garden? Yes, they were all in a herb garden. Now what happened? There is something special about that garden, the reason for why the Queen is there. If you guys want to explore that, it's fine, but it is not necessary to know this in order to solve the puzzle.
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Did the Queen's question relate to a specific herb? To herbs in general? To rosemary? Thyme? Did the Queen ask where the thyme was and Laura said "Right here" because she was Thyme?
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Was the garden at one of the royal residences? If so, Buckingham Palace? Balmoral Castle? LTPF list of other royal residences, as I cannot remember them all?
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Did the Queen's question relate to a specific herb? To herbs in general? To rosemary? Thyme? Did the Queen ask where the thyme was and Laura said "Right here" because she was Thyme? No to all

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Was the garden at one of the royal residences? No If so, Buckingham Palace? Balmoral Castle? LTPF list of other royal residences, as I cannot remember them all?
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Was the question about the garden? Why they were at that particular garden?
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Was the question about the garden? Why they were at that particular garden? No to both. I assume the Queen already knew why they were in the garden at the time. And it has nothing to do with the crime (which by the time the Queen arrived had been solved anyway)
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Was the question directed at Laura? Were both R+T present when the question was asked?
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Was the question directed at Laura? Yes Were both R+T present when the question was asked? No. Rosemary was in the garden, but she didn't hear the question, nor the answer
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Was the question about Rosemary?
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Was the question about Rosemary? Nope
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Was the question about a person? An object? Was Laura holding something relevant? Wearing something relevant? Was the Queen holding something relevant? Wearing something relevant?
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Was the question about a person? No An object? Yes, with a tiny -ish Was Laura holding something relevant? Yes! No to rest. Wearing something relevant? Was the Queen holding something relevant? Wearing something relevant?
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Was she holding a flower?
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Was she holding a flower? Almost there, this is the weed that is sometimes used as a garden plant.
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Crabgrass?
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Crabgrass? Not this one
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Ugh...don't know any other types of weeds.

Is it fernlike?
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Is it fernlike? Nope
I guess it's going to take too long to go through all the different weeds, so I'll tell you. In the beginning of the episode, Rosemary names it as Soleirolia soleirolii. Now what is so special about it, that would cause people to be upset?
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Relevant that the name sounds repetitious?
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I just looked it up, so I'll just ask one question to make sure I get the idea... Did the Queen ask Thyme, "What is this plant called?" or something in that sense, and she replied with a common name of the plant?
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Or did she reply with the technical name of the plant?
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Relevant that the name sounds repetitious? no

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I just looked it up, so I'll just ask one question to make sure I get the idea... Did the Queen ask Thyme, "What is this plant called?" or something in that sense, and she replied with a common name of the plant? Spot on! So then it's time for a

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

In the Rosemary and Thyme episode "In A Monastery Garden", the two women are asked to restore a monestary herb garden back to its former glory. It dated back to the medieval times, so the custos had been told by Bucking ham Palace that when the garden was finished and ready to be re-opened, the Queen herself would officially open it.

As the Queen was walking around, she saw Laura Thyme with a plant in her hand, the Soleirolia soleirolii. The Queen asked what the plant was called, and Laura Thyme answered with the common name instead of the Latin, 'Mind Your Own Business'!
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Wow - hard to believe there's actually a plant called that. Great puzzle!

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