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Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 10:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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

Will they stop eating more at some point? Hopefully but unlikely
Have they always eaten more? For some while now
Will their offspring follow suit? It's happening

Are them a small number of people? Yes
An organisation? no
Doctors and other health officials? Closeish but no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they the clinically obese?
Are they junk food addicts?
Do you know any of them personally?
Am I likely to?
Are them environmentalists?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they the clinically obese? No, but some-many of them are but many are not
Are they junk food addicts? Some-Many of them are but many are not
Do you know any of them personally? Yes and so do you
Am I likely to? see above
Are them environmentalists? No
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you're sure I'm not one of the overeaters? Could I have been in the past? (I'm still trying my best to keep last year's resolution!) Is there some other factor about these people that excludes me? Are they all male?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So you're sure I'm not one of the overeaters? I'm sure certain :-)
Could I have been in the past? You could have been but you weren't (at least, as far as I know)

(I'm still trying my best to keep last year's resolution!) Well done

Is there some other factor about these people that excludes me? yes
Are they all male? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they all young??
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are educationalists worried about the eating habits of children?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 11:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they all young?? No

Are educationalists worried about the eating habits of children? Yes they are but that's not it

Hint: The puzzle statement belies the fact that the solution may be somewhat convoluted. I have no doubt that you will need to identify the two groups before getting anywhere near the answer
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they likely to die young?
Do they have an official name?
Are they a well-known socio-economic grouping?
Are they talked about a lot in the newspapers?
Do they get paid to appear on TV or are they just a topic that's discuss?
How long have they been around? Decades?
Can it be pinpointed as to when they first emerged?
Bearing in mind that nobody short of black marketeers were able to eat much during the world wars, were they still an identifiable group back then?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A small number of people - less than 10? Between 10 - 100? 100 - 1000? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of 1000s?
When you say that you and I know them personally, do you mean that they live near us? Or we know them through this forum? Or there's a least one in every village?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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

Are they likely to die young? Generally no
Do they have an official name? Yes
Are they a well-known socio-economic grouping? Yope
Are they talked about a lot in the newspapers? Yes
Do they get paid to appear on TV or are they just a topic that's discuss? not really relevant
How long have they been around? Decades? Yes and more
Can it be pinpointed as to when they first emerged? Yesish - They have been around for centuries
Bearing in mind that nobody short of black marketeers were able to eat much during the world wars, were they still an identifiable group back then? Yes but maybe they didn't eat as much back then

A small number of people - less than 10? Between 10 - 100? 100 - 1000? Tens of thousands? Hundreds of 1000s? If you are still talking about "they" then they number in the millions

When you say that you and I know them personally, do you mean that they live near us? Let's clarify because I may have answered inaccurately before, You and I know some of "They" personally (but only a few)

Or we know them through this forum? Or there's a least one in every village? I know some of "they" from the forum and some "in the flesh", so to speak. I imagine that it is the same for you.

As regards "them" I know all of them in the flesh and I doubt that you know any of them
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So them haven't been around for centuries then, or is your middle name Methuselah? :)

You know all of them but you're not one of them?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So them haven't been around for centuries then, Right or is your middle name Methuselah? :)
No, but some people think that I came out of the Ark :)

You know all of them but you're not one of them?
Correct! :)
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will I know OF any of them? is it possible for me to identify the group at least by name?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will I know OF any of them? Not as individuals but when you identify the group I feel sure that you will recognise it as a group that you were conscious of, even if you have never given them a conscious thought!

is it possible for me to identify the group at least by name? In a descriptive sense - yes

It is certainly within your capacity, so don't worry about that. All will become clear
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 12:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is them limited to the UK?
To a particular -
geographical area?
religious grouping?
professional group?
age range?
are they historians?
anthropologists?

no more questions for tonight :)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 1:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is them limited to the UK? Yes
To a particular -
geographical area? yes
religious grouping? No
professional group? No
age range? yes: 16 -65
are they historians? No
anthropologists? No

Nighty Night sleep well :)
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 8:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How many are them? Are they personal friends to you?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 8:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How many are them? It is a small but loose number, which curently stands at 3

Are they personal friends to you? No but you're closing in
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Your family?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Your family? No (although it fits) it's not
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Neighbours?