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Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Their reaction would be interesting.
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H = Human?
A = Adult?
M = Male?

The reaction to
...somebody's appearance?
...somebody's attitude?
...somebody's actions?
...an event?
...an object?
...the mere existance of something?
...something that's written or printed?

They:
<= 10 persons?
<= 50 persons?
<= 100 persons?
<= 1000 persons?
<= 10000 persons?
<= 100000 persons?
more?

They:
Family members?
Friends?
Colleagues/bosses?
Members of a club or organization?
The press?
The inhibitants of a town?
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Are lateral thinking puzzles relevant? The LTPF? Are "they" familiar with lateral puzzles? Do they forget to make sure a character is HAM?
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H = Human? No.
A = Adult? Irr.
M = Male? Yes.

The reaction to
...somebody's appearance?
...somebody's attitude?
...somebody's actions?
...an event?
...an object?
...the mere existance of something?
...something that's written or printed? This.

They:
<= 10 persons?
<= 50 persons?
<= 100 persons? This.
<= 1000 persons?
<= 10000 persons?
<= 100000 persons?
more?

They:
Family members?
Friends? This.
Colleagues/bosses?
Members of a club or organization? Yope.
The press?
The inhibitants of a town?

Are lateral thinking puzzles relevant? No. The LTPF? Yes. Are "they" familiar with lateral puzzles? Yes. Do they forget to make sure a character is HAM? No.
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So "they" are LTPF members?
Certain members?
Or the LTPF in general?

A male character s relevant, right?
Is/was he an animal?
Is he still alive?
Does/did he really exist?
Or is he fictional?

Assuming he is fictional, is he a character in a
...book?
...comic?
...movie?
...TV series?
...cartoon?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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So "they" are LTPF members? Yes.
Certain members?
Or the LTPF in general? This.

A male character s relevant, right? I wouldn't call him a character.
Is/was he an animal? No.
Is he still alive? Strictly speaking, no.
Does/did he really exist? Yes.
Or is he fictional?

Assuming he is fictional, is he a character in a
...book?
...comic?
...movie?
...TV series?
...cartoon?
Potato (Potato)
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So, he's neither a human nor an animal but his sex is relevant...
Is he a plant?
Any kind of parasite?
Somebody's ghost?

Would the reaction of the LTPF members be interesting because
...he had been involved in a puzzle earlier?
...whatever he was involved in had been part of a puzzle?
...he had been mentioned in the chatroom?
...whatever he was involved in had been mentioned in the chatroom?
...he has to do with a hobby or interest of one or more LTPF members?
...whatever he was involved in has to do with a hobby or interest of one or more LTPF members?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, he's neither a human nor an animal but his sex is relevant...
Is he a plant?
Any kind of parasite?
Somebody's ghost? None of these.

Would the reaction of the LTPF members be interesting because
...he had been involved in a puzzle earlier?
...whatever he was involved in had been part of a puzzle?
...he had been mentioned in the chatroom?
...whatever he was involved in had been mentioned in the chatroom?
...he has to do with a hobby or interest of one or more LTPF members?
...whatever he was involved in has to do with a hobby or interest of one or more LTPF members?

None of these.
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A fungus? Some other type of organism? A nonliving thing? A machine? A computer?
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is he strictly speaking not alive because he has never been alive?

but he's not fictional? not a character in a puzzle?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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A fungus? Some other type of organism? A nonliving thing? This. A machine? This. A computer?

is he strictly speaking not alive because he has never been alive? Correct.

but he's not fictional? No. not a character in a puzzle? Well, this puzzle.
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is he a robot? a vehicle?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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is he a robot? a vehicle? This.
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A vehicle that is male?
Through the same naming convention that makes ships "female"?
Or is he male in some other way?
Is he a mascot?
A product logo?
A company icon?
A cartoon?

Type of vehicle:
Car?
Motorcycle?
Bike?
Bus?
Vespa?
SUV?
Truck?
Semi?
Van?
Ship?
Plane?
Blimp?
Helicopter?
Golf cart?
(I'll stop now...)
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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A vehicle that is male? Yes.
Through the same naming convention that makes ships "female"? No.
Or is he male in some other way? Yes.
Is he a mascot?
A product logo?
A company icon?
A cartoon? None of these.

Type of vehicle:
Car?
Motorcycle?
Bike?
Bus?
Vespa?
SUV?
Truck?
Semi?
Van?
Ship?
Plane?
Blimp?
Helicopter?
Golf cart?
(I'll stop now...) Not soon enough - none of these are correct.
Shez (Shez)
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train? hovercraft? tank? ambulance?
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moped? unicycle? tricycle? fire engine?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
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train? hovercraft? tank? This. ambulance?
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So, our (the LTPFers') reaction on the tank would be interesting?
Is the tank in general relevant?
Some special feature of the tank? (except for that it's male)
Its color? Its name? (is the tank called LTPF?)
Is it a real tank? a model of a tank? a tank in a computer game? in a war game?
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So, our (the LTPFers') reaction on the tank would be interesting? Mostly its gender.
Is the tank in general relevant?
Some special feature of the tank? Yes. (except for that it's male) What makes it male?
Its color? Its name? (is the tank called LTPF?)
Is it a real tank? Yes. a model of a tank? a tank in a computer game? in a war game? None of the rest.
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Is it the name (or nick name) that makes the tank male? anything including: man? boy? daddy? grandpa?
or maybe: bull? boar?
I remember the Russian T-55 tank was nicknamed "iron boar" .. is this relevant?
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Is it the name (or nick name) that makes the tank male? anything including: man? boy? daddy? grandpa?
or maybe: bull? boar?
I remember the Russian T-55 tank was nicknamed "iron boar" .. is this relevant? No to all.
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Another idea: if there is a male tank .. is there also a female tank? if so: do "male" and "female" describe different variants of equipment or armament of the same type of tank?
Were "male" and "female" used in this context as code words (without special meaning)? (.. so in principle also "blue" and "green" or "cat" and "dog" could have been used to name the variants)
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Another idea: if there is a male tank .. is there also a female tank? Yes. if so: do "male" and "female" describe different variants of equipment or armament of the same type of tank? Yes!
Were "male" and "female" used in this context as code words (without special meaning)? I suppose there might have been a minor sexual element to it (.. so in principle also "blue" and "green" or "cat" and "dog" could have been used to name the variants) But yes.

*SPOILER*

The first tanks built, the British Mark I through IV, were classified by their main armament. They carried side sponsons (gun turrets) equipped either with machine guns or cannon. Cannon-armed tanks were referred to as "male," and machine-gun tanks as "female." There were also a few "hermaphrodites" - tanks with one cannon sponson and one machine-gun sponson.

It occurred to me that this might make an interesting puzzle, as often the first question to be asked on this board is "H/A/M?"
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thanks Jenburdoo, I'm learning new stuff all the time!

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