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Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, January 06, 2006 - 11:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good night Lynne :)
Robert Banfield (Robertino)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, it's a long shot, but - the "they" are eating more, and the "them" are worried in case the "they" are pregnant?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, it's a long shot, but - the "they" are eating more, and the "them" are worried in case the "they" are pregnant?

A good idea Robert but not the one
Robert Banfield (Robertino)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 12:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An American football team has decided to go bunjee-jumping for the weekend, and their manager (or the bunjee crew) are getting a little nervous about the possible outcome?

One group of weight-trainers is worried that the other is going to outdo them by eating more=getting stronger?

A big fast-food joint is getting worried that their biggest cutomers are going to eat them out of business?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 2:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

An American football team has decided to go bunjee-jumping for the weekend, and their manager (or the bunjee crew) are getting a little nervous about the possible outcome?

One group of weight-trainers is worried that the other is going to outdo them by eating more=getting stronger?

A big fast-food joint is getting worried that their biggest cutomers are going to eat them out of business?

All very creative ideas but not the one I have in mind. To solve this one I'm pretty certain you'll need to do some digging.
Robert Banfield (Robertino)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 3:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, let's get the trenching tools out:

Are the "them" always nervous - but especially so when "they" eat more?

Are both "they" and "them" human? - are both in the plural?

Are we to understand "eating" in the usual sense of the word - i.e. consuming food or other victuals?

Is the word "apparently" used to denote that something only appears to be taking place/have taken place?

Do we understand "makes them more nervous" to mean "causes them to be more nervous" or "causes them to feel more nervous"?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 3:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

OK, let's get the trenching tools out: That's the spirit :)

Are the "them" always nervous In the circumstances within the context of the puzzle - Yes
- but especially so when "they" eat more? Not "when" they eat more but because they eat more

Are both "they" and "them" human? Yes
- are both in the plural? Yes

Are we to understand "eating" in the usual sense of the word - i.e. consuming food Yes
or other victuals? no

Is the word "apparently" used to denote that something only appears to be taking place/have taken place? Well the extra nervousness definitely takes place but as to the cause it is what I have been lead by reporting sources (and seems to make sense)

Do we understand "makes them more nervous" to mean "causes them to be more nervous" or "causes them to feel more nervous"? The latter
Robert Banfield (Robertino)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 4:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the first group ("they") physically separated, or confined in any way, from the other group?

Are either of the groups of mixed gender? Are both of the groups of mixed gender?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 4:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the first group ("they") physically separated, or confined in any way, from the other group? Yesish

Are either of the groups of mixed gender? Are both of the groups of mixed gender? Both
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 8:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the nervous group see the others at work, socially, on TV, read about them in a newspaper or magazine, at a gym, at a sports fixture?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the nervous group see the others at work, socially, on TV, read about them in a newspaper or magazine, at a gym, at a sports fixture? Mainly on TV and the media in general
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 10:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they appear on cookery programmes? Are they 'celebrity' chefs? Are they food experts? Are they in soaps? Adverts?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they appear on cookery programmes? Are they 'celebrity' chefs? Are they food experts? Are they in soaps? Adverts? Yope (could be misleading)
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that a yope to all, or just adverts?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, January 08, 2006 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that a yope to all, or just adverts? Sorry - it was a Yope to all
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 11:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are all my suggestions partly right, but they are also included in other foodie areas of life?
Or does the yope mean that only some of them do?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Monday, January 09, 2006 - 6:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are all my suggestions partly right, but they are also included in other foodie areas of life? Yes and are included in other areas of life in general

Or does the yope mean that only some of them do? This is correct too
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would you consider yourself or me as being someone who is the overeater or the nervous one?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would you consider yourself or me as being someone who is the overeater Definitely Not
or the nervous one? Most unlikely
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They eat more than them? More than they usually eat? More than some other control group? More than most people? More of a particular thing?

Are them nervous about the health of they? About the amount of food available? What they will do when the food is gone? About the influence of they on everyone/anyone else?

Do them know they (personally, I mean)?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Tim!

Apparently, because they eat more, it makes them more nervous than usual.

They eat more than them? Yessish but not necessarily so, however I think the correct answer is probably, Not Relevant.
More than they usually eat? No
other control group? No control groups relevant
More than most people? Yes
More of a particular thing? No

Are them nervous about the health of they? No
About the amount of food available? No
What they will do when the food is gone? No
About the influence of they on everyone/anyone else? No, actually

Do them know they (personally, I mean)? Them, might know some of they but it's not really elevant
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will they stop eating more at some point? Have they always eaten more? Will their offspring follow suit?

Are them a small number of people? An organisation? Doctors and other health officials?