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Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Hey, I'm not the only one!" - That's what I thought when I heard it in the news.
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 6:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only one...who does something? Thought something? Is a scrund relevant? A trend?
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 7:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only one...who does something? Yesish Thought something? No Is a scrund relevant? No A trend? No to yope, DOYD of "trend"
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 7:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I = you?

is it relevant how you heard it? TV? radio? word of mouth? relevant how long ago?

the only one something had happened to? who felt a certain way?
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I = you? Yes

is it relevant how you heard it? TV? radio? word of mouth? No, but I heard it on the radio.

relevant how long ago? The only thing that's relevant-ish here is how old I was back then, and even that only is relevant insofar as I'm not sure if I'd now get the same line of thought that easily upon hearing the same kind of news. I was about 10 back then, maybe somewhat older, making it somewhere in the early to mid 90s.

the only one something had happened to? Yope who felt a certain way? No
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 7:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOPER:

The only one...who [...] thought something? Yesish, but not in the I-have-this-opinion-on-that way

who felt a certain way? Yesish

Other peoples' thoughts, feelings or opinions weren't mentioned in the notification, but I upon hearing it, I thought that there must be people who feel the way I was feeling at that time. This is kind of tricky, though, so be careful :-)
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And another BLOOPER... -_-'

It's not relevant for this puzzle, though, but I realized I've just made myself older than I really am. It happened in the mid to late 90s.
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 7:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was the news about an accident? a crime? a war? a personality? a sports event? a natural disaster? an award?

was it local news? national? international?

was it one of those jokey items they like to put at the end of the news?
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was the news about an accident? a crime? a war? a personality? a sports event? a natural disaster? an award? No to all

was it local news? national? This international?

was it one of those jokey items they like to put at the end of the news? No
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 8:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the economy? science and technology? entertainment?
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 8:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

the economy? Yes science and technology? No entertainment? No
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 9:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you feel that you weren't the only person who had trouble understanding a particular thing? or who was bored by the whole business?
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Posted on Friday, April 01, 2011 - 9:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you feel that you weren't the only person who had trouble understanding a particular thing? No or who was bored by the whole business? No
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Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 8:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your exclamation made in accordance with some complaint about the economy?
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Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 9:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your exclamation made in accordance with some complaint about the economy? Yesish, but beware of FA
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Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 2:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the complaint state that:
- there is less money than needed?
- things are more expensive?
- people get paid less?

Did your exclamation also concern economy?
Is there a misunderstanding involved? Did you mishear anything?
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Posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 8:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the complaint state that:
- there is less money than needed?
- things are more expensive?
- people get paid less?
Hm, to be exact, it was actually more of a bad news than a complaint really. Still no to all, though.

Did your exclamation also concern economy? No!
Is there a misunderstanding involved? Let's say it was a "deliberate misunderstanding" xD Explore. Did you mishear anything? No
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Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 6:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, the news were about economy, but your exclamation wasn't. Correct?

Did the bad news concern unemployment? Taxes? Import/Export? The role of a certain group in the economy (e.g. women)?
Were the news related to a certain person? Did they interview people?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 - 7:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, the news were about economy, but your exclamation wasn't. Correct? Correct ^^

Did the bad news concern unemployment? Yes! Taxes? No Import/Export? No The role of a certain group in the economy (e.g. women)? No
Were the news related to a certain person? No Did they interview people? No
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 12:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your job relevant? Do you even have a job?

Was your statement sarcastic?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 11:02 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your job relevant? Do you even have a job? Well, I was about 10 back then, so no to both :-)

Was your statement sarcastic? I guess you can call it that.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 12:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they say the unemployment rate had risen? Among a certain group of people?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 2:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they say the unemployment rate had risen? Yes Among a certain group of people? Irr
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 12:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did your statement concern unemployment? Did you say that you weren't the only one without a job?
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Posted on Thursday, April 07, 2011 - 1:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did your statement concern unemployment? No Did you say that you weren't the only one without a job? Well, this is close enough...


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

One day, I was being really bored when I heard a news item on the radio about the increasing unemployment rate, and it said that so-and-so many people were without occupation. And the very first thing that came to my mind was that since I didn't have anything to pass my time, I was without occupation, too.

Btw, while I think it does, I'm not 100% certain if "occupation" really has both the meaning of a job and a pastime. The original German term used in the news was "Beschäftigung" which has those two meanings. The "homo" in the puzzle title is a reference to "homonym". Added the "insapiens" just for kicks.


Nice work, everyone! :-)

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