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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This puzzle introduces the concept of a glert. A glert is a factual assumption that is unthinkingly carried over into an inappropriate context. While something can be both a scrund & a glert, the concepts are different. Many scrunds are not glerts, & many glerts are not scrunds, because glerts are often very short-lived & dissappear upon a moment's reflection. Anyway, when I first visited the UK, a glert made me believe that people in the UK were especially fond of the USA. What was it?
Dbw (Dbw)
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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm guessing you mistook a display of British patriotism for a display of American solidarity...

You saw lots of people wearing red, white, and blue?

Or, you heard "My Country 'Tis of Thee" played frequently?
Yatin509 (Yatin509)
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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm guessing too Maybe you saw 4th of July written everywhere as they were going to have something big on the day?

Some sport related to USA eg you saw Rugby and you related it to American football?

Some Celebrity they were fond of?
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dbw (Dbw)
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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
I'm guessing you mistook a display of British patriotism for a display of American solidarity...

You saw lots of people wearing red, white, and blue? no

Or, you heard "My Country 'Tis of Thee" played frequently? yes
Yatin509 (Yatin509)
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********** SPOILER **********

Well, the first glert was a bust--way too easy! When I first visited the UK, I thought, "Why are they playing "My Country 'Tis of Thee" so much? They must really like America," until I realized that they were actually playing "God Save the Queen." Please see my new, harder (?) glert.


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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 6:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
I'm guessing too Maybe you saw 4th of July written everywhere as they were going to have something big on the day? no

Some sport related to USA eg you saw Rugby and you related it to American football?
no
Some Celebrity they were fond of? no
Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oops--my supposedly harder glert turned out to have a defect, so Ive posted a different new puzzle instead! Please check it out!

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