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Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 7:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yodeling?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 7:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 07:05 pm:

Is this action performed on a regualr basis? Is it a one-off? these are quite hard questions to answer. The specific action that qualifies you for membership of this group is perhaps best called a one-off version of an otherwise regularly performed activity.

Is it done for pleasure? the regularly performed activity may be done for pleasure Out of necessity? or out of necessity Out of duty? or perhaps out of duty For traditional reasons? but not for traditional reasons

By Alizon (Alizon) on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 07:28 pm:

yodeling? no :)
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, the Mile High club meets those criteria..

So it's an "every day" or regular activity performed in a special way? Or a special place? At a special time? With special people? Is it an activity one typically performs alone? With one other person? With more than one other?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 07:49 pm:

Well, the Mile High club meets those criteria.. if you say so. Myself, I wouldn't know :)

So it's an "every day" or regular activity performed in a special way? yes Or a special place? yope At a special time? no With special people? no Is it an activity one typically performs alone? With one other person? With more than one other? with anywhere from 0 to 3 others, usually
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 8:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I just meant it was a non-organized group based on performing a more, er, regular activity (which normally might be performed for pleasure, necessity or duty) in a particular setting...

Speaking of which, would "setting" be more correct than "place" in my earlier question?

Is it a life-sustaining activity (e. g. eating, breathing etc.)? More along the lines of entertainment? Is it (in it's more usual form) performed all over the world?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:34 pm:

Speaking of which, would "setting" be more correct than "place" in my earlier question? yes, I think so - there are several places in which this action is performed, but they are all the same kind of place

Is it a life-sustaining activity (e. g. eating, breathing etc.)? no More along the lines of entertainment? no Is it (in it's more usual form) performed all over the world? yes
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 9:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could the more regular version of this activity be considered a form of "physical exercise" (i.e. like jogging, calisthenics, push-ups, etc.)?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 9:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:42 pm:

Could the more regular version of this activity be considered a form of "physical exercise" (i.e. like jogging, calisthenics, push-ups, etc.)? nothing like this, but it is a "physical activity" in the sense that you have to move in order to perform it
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

move: the arms? the legs (i.e. physically travel from one location to another)? the hands? the head? other parts of the body?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:49 pm:

move: the arms? this is necessary the legs as is this (i.e. physically travel from one location to another but not like this, in the sense that it is not walking, nor running)? the hands? this is also necessary the head? as is this, but not to any great extent other parts of the body? not really
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 9:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Driving?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 9:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:53 pm:

Driving? precisely so - well done :)
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ok...this one-off variation on driving: does it involve speeding? off-road travel? long distances? esp. aggressive behaviour?
David Burn (Woubit)
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By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:58 pm:

Ok...this one-off variation on driving: does it involve speeding? off-road travel? long distances? esp. aggressive behaviour? none of those, sorry
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 3:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So there's a group of drivers in Austria which might be called by a specific name because of a particular setting in which they've driven?

Is it driving in particular weather conditions? On a particular surface? For a particular purpose? A particular type of vehicle?
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 9:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they driving regular cars? on regular roads?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 11:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 03:31 pm:

So there's a group of drivers in Austria yes which might be called by a specific name because of a particular setting in which they've driven? not quite. They have to drive in a particular way...

Is it driving in particular weather conditions? On a particular surface? For a particular purpose? A particular type of vehicle? none of these

By Tommy Petersson (Tommyp) on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 09:43 pm:

Are they driving regular cars? yes on regular roads? yes
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 1:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they driving in the opposite direction?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 1:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 01:16 pm:

Are they driving in the opposite direction? yes, indeed - well done :)
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 3:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So there is a particular word used in Austria to describe people who drive on the wrong side of the road? Or the wrong way down a one-way street? Is it an official legal term (used when citing, for example)? Is it one of those lovely compound nouns?
David Burn (Woubit)
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By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:25 pm:

So there is a particular word used in Austria to describe people who drive on the wrong side of the road? Or the wrong way down a one-way street? there is a particular term used to describe people who drive the wrong way down motorways. Katy made a puzzle about one such person not long ago, and I was rather surprised to discover that the phenomenon is considerably more widespread than anyone would have thought possible. Is it an official legal term (used when citing, for example)? no Is it one of those lovely compound nouns? indeed it is :)
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 3:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh dear, now I'm trying to dredge up vocabulary from 20+ years back and, well, es gibt nichts.

Uh, Unrecht...weg...bahn...treiber?

Is there something about it which makes it particularly appropriate? Is it three words combined? Four? Five? More?

Is it used in Germany as well?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 4:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:58 pm:

>Uh, Unrecht...weg...bahn...treiber? it's OK - I don't need the German word :) An English translation will do fine.

Is there something about it which makes it particularly appropriate? I think so, yes Is it three words combined? Four? Five? More? just two

Is it used in Germany as well? yes, as far as I know
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ghost drivers?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 4:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Alizon (Alizon) on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:19 pm:

Ghost drivers? that's the one - well done :)

***** SPOILER *****

At the back of the North Wind:

Austria is launching a campaign to educate motorists after more than 550 were caught driving the wrong way down motorways last year.

State radio now issues 'Ghost Driver' warnings advising other motorists to slow down and pull into the slow lane whenever a car heads off the wrong way down a motorway.

The record annual total included 153 ghost drivers on the main north-south A2 trunk road alone.

The country's transport ministry is behind the high profile educational campaign aimed at reversing the alarming trend.


Quite extraordinary. But it seemed to me a particularly good choice of name, since these people are quite likely to end up as ghosts, one way or - so to speak - another.

Thanks for playing, and congratulations to Alizon and Bodo.
Tommy Petersson (Tommyp)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Radio Announcer: "Please be forwarned that there is a driver on the wrong side of the Highway, south of Gothenburg."
Norwegian driver: "ONE driver, they are ALL driving on the wrong side!"
Alizon (Alizon)
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Tommy:

Thanks Woubit, nice puzzle!

I have heard that some of the "ghost drivers" do it on purpose, as a sort of an adrenaline sport. But it was only a hearsay matter, no real case has been reported as far as I know, so I suspect it (fortunately) to be rather an urban legend.

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