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Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 12:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It could be said that he had a frog in his throat.
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He= human? adult? real? alive?
Did he literally have an amphibian in his throat? If so a living one? Dead? Fake?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He= human? yes adult? yope real? alive? For the purposes of this puzzle, yes to both
Did he literally have an amphibian in his throat? no If so a living one? Dead? Fake?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 12:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Frog in the throat meaning a croaky voice? or when one is losing their voice? or when suffers from a cough during speech?

Is Sir Paul McCartney relevant?
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he trying to cannibalize a Frenchman?
With apologies to anyone offended.
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Frog in the throat meaning a croaky voice? or when one is losing their voice? or when suffers from a cough during speech? normally yes but not on this occasion

Is Sir Paul McCartney relevant? no


Was he trying to cannibalize a Frenchman? Alors, non!
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he trying to sing?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Friday, May 20, 2005 - 10:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he trying to sing? no
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2005 - 1:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was there something literally in his throat? was he trying to make any noise at all? anyone else relevant?
Throat= breathing passage between mouth and lungs?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Saturday, May 21, 2005 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was there something literally in his throat? yesish was he trying to make any noise at all? no anyone else relevant? "he" is representative of possibly several thousand others
Throat= breathing passage between mouth and lungs? yes
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 23, 2005 - 9:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is 'he' a character from a book? movie?
Could the word 'frog' in the puzzle statement be considered some sort of pun?
Evariste Galois (Galois)
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 11:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he literally have some object in his throat? if so: on purpose? by accident?
Is he a musician?
Any of the other meanings of "frog" relevant?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 5:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the frog in the throat prevent him from singing the Coca-Cola ad song?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 10:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is 'he' a character from a book? movie? No. "He" is representative of many of his fellow countrymen (and women)
Could the word 'frog' in the puzzle statement be considered some sort of pun? no


By Evariste Galois (Galois) on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 11:53 am:

Did he literally have some object in his throat? yes, for svv of "object"if so: on purpose? yes by accident?
Is he a musician? no
Any of the other meanings of "frog" relevant? not other definitions of "frog" but.....


By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 - 05:14 pm:

Did the frog in the throat prevent him from singing the Coca-Cola ad song? nothing to do with singing but congratulations on deducing the origins of the puzzle title! and "Coca-Cola" is indeed entirely relevant to solving the rest of the puzzle. :)
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 7:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Music in the mouth" relevant?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 07:04 pm:


"Music in the mouth" relevant? Very close! :)
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the similar sound of "Coke" and "croak" relevant?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 11:46 pm:


Is the similar sound of "Coke" and "croak" relevant? No but OTRT
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Reddit? Ribbet?
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 6:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Trixie, please check e-mail... :)
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 11:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 06:16 pm:


Trixie, please check e-mail... Checked - and correct! Well done. :)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 12:17 am:


Reddit? Ribbet? Er .. no! Go with the "Coke" rather than "croak"
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does this relate to Americans? the rest of the world? are regional accents relevant? from a specific state/country? county?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Sam Greene (Pandora) on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:03 am:


Does this relate to Americans? no the rest of the world? one specific country - explore are regional accents relevant? not accent so much as a dialect from a specific state/country? this but region unknown so not really relevant which one county?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Country in the Americas? Europe? Africa? Australasia? Asia?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Country in the Americas? Europe? Africa? Australasia? Asia? this one
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

China? India? Japan? Thailand? somewhere in the middle east?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

China? this oneIndia? Japan? Thailand? somewhere in the middle east?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has the word 'Coke' been mispronounced in a certain dialect in China? which could produce a rude word? has a word relating to 'Coke' or 'Coca Cola' been mistranslated?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has the word 'Coke' been mispronounced in a certain dialect in China? no which could produce a rude word? so no has a word relating to 'Coke' or 'Coca Cola' been mistranslated? not mis-translated but "Coca Cola" was actually translated into ...... explore the frog connnection. :)
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is wasn't translated into 'Croaka Cola' was it!?' failing that...
was it translatied into something which sounds like Coca cola? Did the translation have one word? two words? more?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is wasn't translated into 'Croaka Cola' was it!?' no - but that's almost better than the words it was actually translated into! failing that...
was it translatied into something which sounds like Coca cola? the translation into this dialect did sound a bit like Coca Cola Did the translation have one word? two words? more? four
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do we need to establish the exact translation? what it sounded like? did it mean something other than Coca Cola? Like a pack of J-cloths for example?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 12:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do we need to establish the exact translation? no - a couple of words would do what it sounded like? did it mean something other than Coca Cola? yes Like a pack of J-cloths for example? not this though
What I am looking for is the meaning in English of the translation into Chinese of the words "Coca Cola". It has something to do with frogs!
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he "bite the wax tadpole?"
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 10:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are any of the following relevant:
toad? tadpole? frogspawn? lilypad? hopping? green? webtoed? amphibian?
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 09:30 pm:


Did he "bite the wax tadpole?" Something tells me you've heard this one!! :) (See below)

By Sam Greene (Pandora) on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 10:20 pm:


Are any of the following relevant:
toad? tadpole? this one - but sadly just a little too late! (See below) frogspawn? lilypad? hopping? green? webtoed? amphibian?

\b {********SPOILER********
When Coca Cola was first introduced into China, the company tried to find a name which was as similar as possible to the English and came up with a name which read as "Ke-kou-ke-la". Unfortunately, in one dialect, this translated as "bite the wax tadpole" - not really what Coke intended! However, after researching 40,000 characters, they came up with "ko-kou-ko-le", meaning "happiness in the mouth".

So, it could be said that anyone drinking the product when it was first imported could have had a (baby) frog in their throat!}
Tricia Harvey (Trixie)
Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Dref (Dref) on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 09:30 pm:


Did he "bite the wax tadpole?" Something tells me you've heard this one!! :) (See below)

By Sam Greene (Pandora) on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 10:20 pm:


Are any of the following relevant:
toad? tadpole? this one - but sadly just a little too late! (See below) frogspawn? lilypad? hopping? green? webtoed? amphibian?

********SPOILER********
When Coca Cola was first introduced into China, the company came up with a name which read as "Ke-kou-ke-la". Unfortunately, in one dialect, this translated as "bite the wax tadpole" - not really what Coke intended! However, after researching 40,000 characters, they came up with "ko-kou-ko-le", meaning "happiness in the mouth".

So, it could be said that anyone drinking the product when it was first imported could have had a (baby) frog in their throat!

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