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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012 - 2:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My husband asked me a question.
I responded accurately, and in verse.
He replied, "That's not what I meant."
What was his question, and what was my smart-Alec (smart-Alecia?) response?
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If you had not answered in verse, would he have replied the same?
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Posted on Thursday, October 04, 2012 - 6:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you had not answered in verse, would he have replied the same? Yes. Since an answer in prose would have been OK, why did I answer in verse?
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Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 11:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his question contain a rhyme?
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Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 3:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did his question contain a rhyme? No
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Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your verse... a poem? a song? Well-known? From a movie? a musical? a book? Dr Seuss relevant?

I.e. What are a few of your favorite things?
"Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens..."
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Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was your verse....a poem? Yessish - verse, anyway. a song? no Well-known? Yes, very From a movie? a musical? a book? Dr Seuss relevant? None of these.
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Posted on Sunday, October 07, 2012 - 3:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dlcgnet don't you mean e.g.??

Was his question ambiguous?
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Posted on Monday, October 08, 2012 - 3:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was his question ambigious? Yes; it could have had two meanings, and I took it as meaning one way. Very good q.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A hint to help you along: The verse I replied with should be known to every native English speaker on the forum.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not being a native speaker, I probably have no clue, but I wanted to ask this

Is it a famous Shakespeare verse?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a famous yes Shakespeare no verse? You may well know this verse anyhow. Explore!
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 2:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a verse from a famous poet? Or maybe one from folk culture?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A nursery rhyme?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a verse from a fammous poet? No Or maybe one from folk culture? Yes!
A nursery rhyme? Yope. I wouldn't have thought of it that way, though.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

2nd thought. Although this is often said by or to children, they would not be of nursery age.
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just a shot in the dark - easy peasy, lemon squeezy?

So only your reply was in rhyme, and it did not rhyme with your husband's question, right?

Cockney rhyming slang relevant?
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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The verse that comes to mind is "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Relevant?
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If not the above, is the verse a memory aid to help children remember something?
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 3:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just a shot in the dark - easy peasy, lemon squeezy? Shot missed, sorry.
So only your reply was in rhyme, and it did not rhyme with your husband's question, right? Right
Cockney rhyming slang relevant? No
The verse that comes to mind is "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me." Relevant? No
If not the above, is the verse a memory aid to help children remember something? Yes!
Noel (Noel)
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To help them remember something about science? math? history? religion?
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A-B-Cs?
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To help them remember something about science? math? history? religion? No to all.
A-B-Cs? No
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 10:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To remember.. some classroom knowledge?
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To remember something about the calendar? If so, months? days of the week?
To remember something about telling time? About a different life skill?

To remember something safety related?
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 2:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To remember something about the calendar? If so, months? Yes! days of the week?
Noel, I think you've got it! Want to go ahead and $poyle?
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Posted on Friday, October 12, 2012 - 3:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only rhyme about the calender I know is the one that starts "30 days hath September." If right, that solves the response, but I think we've still got to figure out the original question, right?
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 2:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only rhyme about the calendar I know is the one that starts "30 days hath September." That's the one! If right, that solves the response, but I think we've still got to figure out the original question, right? Yes, and September is relevant. This happened a few weeks ago.
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 2:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, Alhucema, I missed your question. Answer is yope, I suppose.
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Did he ask you something about September 31?
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he ask you something about September 31? No, but you are really close!
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Posted on Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you use the word "remember"?

Did he ask you about a certain day? event? when is the event going to happen? did he mention the word September? did he count how many days would elapse before a certain date?
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Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 6:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you use the word "remember"? no

Did he ask you about a certain day? event? when is the event going to happen? Yes to all. did he mention the word September? no did he count how many days would elapse before a certain date? Yes!

***********SPOILER**************
He asked "What's the last day of the month?"
I said, "30 days hath September, April, June and November. The 30th."
Of course, what he meant was "What day of the week does the last day of the month fall on?"
...but we were both too lazy to get up and look at the calendar!


Good work, all, specially Noel and Alhucema.

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