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(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 9:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

relevant how you expressed your annoyance to him? Relevant that you were annoyed?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 09:17 pm:


Does he not know who Thomas Malory was? no or King Arthur? no, but you're ORT

By (Stuccosalt) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 09:27 pm:


relevant how you expressed your annoyance to him? no yesish Relevant that you were annoyed?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLLLLOOOOOOOPERRRRR ALLLLERRRRTTT!!!
relevant how you expressed your annoyance to him? no yesish Relevant that you were
annoyed? The answer to the first question should be 'no.' The answer to the second question should be 'yesish.'
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 11:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did he fail to recognise a name you mentioned? a situation? a historical reference? a literary reference? did he fail to understand a word you used?
Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa)
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 6:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he ask what a Philistine was?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Friday, January 07, 2005 - 11:02 pm:


did he fail to recognise a name you mentioned? no a situation?yes a historical reference? no a literary
reference? yes did he fail to understand a word you used? yesish

By Shawn Franchi (Doctapeppa) on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 06:08 am:


Did he ask what a Philistine was? no
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 9:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This literary reference: anything to do with "I cast me"? :) or words used round about that time? or... well, to the literature of what century or centuries was this a reference?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y David Burn (Woubit) on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 09:43 pm:


This literary reference: anything to do with "I cast me"? no or words used round about that
time? see next answer or... well, to the literature of what century or centuries was this a reference?From around the 9th to the 16th centuries, different stages were produced
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did you use a quotation which was not recognised? a phrase?
did he think you meant something other than you did?
did he just say 'I don't understand'? or did he make a comment which showed he did not understand?

did what he said show that he had not read something you would have expected him to? is a particular author relevant? a particular book? a play? a poet? a certain type of poetry?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 10:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are we, then, discussing the Arthurian legend? Is there some "obvious" aspect of this about which Our Villain did not know?
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is the 'sword from a stone' story relevant?

I have a friend who once told me she had never heard of Charles Darwin - I'm still shocked!
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 10:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 10:11 pm:


did you use a quotation which was not recognised? yes a phrase? yes
did he think you meant something other than you did? irrel--the shocker was that he didn't recognize the phrase
did he just say 'I don't understand'? see previous answer or did he make a comment which showed he did not
understand? see previous answer but one

did what he said show that he had not read something you would have expected him to? yope is a
particular author relevant? no a particular book? yesish a play no a poet? no a certain type of poetry? no

By David Burn (Woubit) on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 10:13 pm:


Are we, then, discussing the Arthurian legend? no Is there some "obvious" aspect of this about
which Our Villain did not know? no

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Saturday, January 08, 2005 - 10:21 pm:


is the 'sword from a stone' story relevant? no

I have a friend who once told me she had never heard of Charles Darwin - I'm still shocked! so am I!!!!
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This going to be tricky.. are we now just trying to find a phrase that might be used when someone is annoyed, which is itself a literary refernce?

did you mention a fictional character? a fictional place? a mythical creature?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 09:54 pm:


This going to be tricky.. are we now just trying to find a phrase that might be used when
someone is annoyed HINT: Focus on what I was telling the grad student, ratrher than on the fact that I was annoyed, which is itself a literary refernce? yes

did you mention a fictional character? no a fictional place? yope a mythical creature? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

so, were you actually referring to the given situation in what you said? were you referring to the way you had been treated? or spoken to? or the position you had been put in?

could you have said the same thing if you were not annoyed? could you have said it if you were annoyed over a trivial thing?

were you comparing something or someone with something/someone else?

were you comparing yourself with someone else? were you comparing the situation with a situation from literature?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 10:20 pm:


so, were you actually referring to the given situation in what you said? yes were you referring to the
way you had been treated? yope or spoken to? yope or the position you had been put in? yope

could you have said the same thing if you were not annoyed? yesish could you have said it if you were
annoyed over a trivial thing? yes

were you comparing something or someone with something/someone else? yes

were you comparing yourself with someone else? no were you comparing the situation with a
situation from literature? YES!!!!!!. GOOOOOD QUESTION!!!!!!!!!
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

are Aesop's fables relevant here? did you compare the situation one of them? and he hadn't heard of them?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 11:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

y Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, January 09, 2005 - 10:46 pm:


are Aesop's fables relevant here? no did you compare the situation one of them? no and he hadn't
heard of them? no
You're very much ORT--you just don't have the right body of literature yet. HINT: Think just how I might have phrased my complaint about the students who tried to "jump the queue."
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 12:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the story (or whatever literary work) you referred to a parable? Is the story literally about cutting in line/being out of turn? Did you only refer to one quote or incident? or the whole story?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 12:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Eliot (Eliot) on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 12:31 am:


Is the story (or whatever literary work) you referred to a parable?no Is the story literally about
cutting in line/being out of turn?\b{ no} Did you only refer to one quote or incident? one quote--& a VERY famous one. That's why I was so shocked when a grad student didn't recognize it or the whole story? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 9:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the Thousand and One Nights relevant? Aladdin? magic lamps? genies? Ali Baba? 'open sesame'? sinbad?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 1:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mmm... Geographical origin of the body of work: (present-day) France/Spain/England? Scandanavia? Germany/Austria? Further East, West, South of Europe?
Felicia Nimue Ackerman (Nimue)
Posted on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 8:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 09:34 am:


Are the Thousand and One Nights relevant? yes Aladdin? yes magic lamps? genies? Ali Baba? 'open
sesame'? YES!!!!!! sinbad?

By (Stuccosalt) on Monday, January 10, 2005 - 01:27 pm:


Mmm... Geographical origin of the body of work: (present-day) France/Spain/England?
Scandanavia? Germany/Austria? Further East, West, South of Europe?
**** SPOILER ***************
I complained to a grad student, "Some of the undergraduates here think they can say, 'I really, really want to get into this course' & it's Open, sesame." "Huh? Open what?" he relpied. I was shocked!! Aren't you?
Thanks for sticking with it, everyone, & for solving it, Hannag, & please check out my new puzzle at the bottom of the page.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 - 7:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good one. He should know that.

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