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He'll probably always regret saying it
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He=h? a? m?

Relevant who he said this to? Is it true story? From book? film? tv? FYOI?

Is there anything relevant about his person?

Did saying this thing make him look stupid? or did he promise something? any bets relevant?
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He=h? a? m? yes

Relevant who he said this to? yesish Is it true story? allegedly From book? film? tv? FYOI? no to rest

Is there anything relevant about his person? can you rephrase that

Did saying this thing make him look stupid? very or did he promise something? no any bets relevant? no
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did he say something about another person? an object? did he quote someone and get it wrong? was he talking about his personal life? job? hobby? someone elses personal life? job? hobby?
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did he say something about another person? no an object? yes did he quote someone and get it wrong? no was he talking about his personal life? no job? no hobby? no someone elses personal life? job? hobby? no to all
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Did he regret saying it as soon as he had said it? Or only later? Did he misunderstand something somebody said? Or mishear them? Did what he said show him to lack knowledge on a certain subject?
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Did he regret saying it as soon as he had said it? as soon as it was pointed out to him i guess Or only later? Did he misunderstand something somebody said? yes Or mishear them? no Did what he said show him to lack knowledge on a certain subject? it showed him to have no knowledge of the subject whatsoever
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Was he trying to pretend that he knew about this subject? Was he talking to someone, in conversation? If so, an expert on this subject? Or did he see the object and comment on it, wrongly? Did somebody say something about the subject and he jumped into the conversation, eager to show off, but had got the wrong idea entirely? Did he get confused between a word which has two meanings, depending on context?
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Was he trying to pretend that he knew about this subject? yes Was he talking to someone, in conversation? more than one person though wouldn't call it a conversation If so, an expert on this subject? not really Or did he see the object and comment on it, wrongly? no Did somebody say something about the subject and he jumped into the conversation, eager to show off, but had got the wrong idea entirely? that is exactly what he did Did he get confused between a word which has two meanings, depending on context? no
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Is there anything relevant in his background? family? education? physical appearance? mental health? job? hobbies?
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Is there anything relevant in his background? family? education? physical appearance? mental health? job? this one hobbies?
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Was he trying to impress someone? His boss? Had he recently started a new job and was trying to impress his new boss? Or new colleagues? Was he trying to impress a woman? Is his job connected to the subject about which he made he error? Would he have lost/not got the job if he had admitted ne knew nothing about the subject?
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Did the other people take offence at what he said? Or were they just amused? Did he lose out in some way by saying it (eg at a job interview)?

Is the subject relevant? Is it closest to: maths? literature? arts? science? TV? music? films? history? geography? animals? religion? politics? medicine? sports?
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Just looking at the capitalisation of your title: are the initials MOS relevant at all?
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Was he trying to impress someone? yes when you discover what his job is you won't be surprised why His boss? no Had he recently started a new job and was trying to impress his new boss? no Or new colleagues? yesish Was he trying to impress a woman? perhaps some of the others were women but i doubt he was trying to impress them in a "do you want a spin in my new ferrari" type of way Is his job connected to the subject about which he made he error? not really Would he have lost/not got the job if he had admitted ne knew nothing about the subject? nothing like this he had the job already and unfortunately for these type of people it's hard for them to lose there jobs for a certain period of time
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Did the other people take offence at what he said? no Or were they just amused? Definitely. Had i been there i would have had to change my underwear!! Did he lose out in some way by saying it (eg at a job interview)? no

Is the subject relevant? yes Is it closest to: maths? literature? arts? science? TV? music? films? history? geography? animals? animals are relevant in a yesish sense religion? politics? yes medicine? sports? No to the rest

Just looking at the capitalisation of your title: are the initials MOS relevant at all? No. They're just for added emphasis. The line is stolen from sitcom Blackadder
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His job:
sports?
business?
government?
education?
teaching?
entertainment?
medicine?
politics?
legal?
religion?
clerical/office?
artistic?
computers?
construction?
sales?
If not one of those, does he have the kind of job where he is in the public eye? Was it a kind of interview?
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His job:
sports?
business?
government?
education?
teaching?
entertainment?
medicine?
politics? as you might have gathered from my earlier hints he is a politician
legal?
religion?
clerical/office?
artistic?
computers?
construction?
sales?
If not one of those, does he have the kind of job where he is in the public eye? Was it a kind of interview? no
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So did this politician think that the other people were talking about animals? Or were they actually talking about animals and he misconstrued? Was he on TV?
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Ah, sorry, I should have refreshed before posting...didn't see your answers to Woodworm!
Is he a leader of a country? (Blair? Bush?) An MP?
Was he speaking to the public? To a fellow politician? Animals are relevant in a yesish sense...was he talking about animals? Are we talking human animals here?
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Very fitting with a puzzle like this with the election just one week away, Peter. LOL

Irish politics? If so, exisiting government or opposition?
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So did this politician think that the other people were talking about animals? yes he did . That's a big part of the solution Or were they actually talking about animals and he misconstrued? no Was he on TV? no
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Ah, sorry, I should have refreshed before posting...didn't see your answers to Woodworm! no worries
Is he a leader of a country? (Blair? Bush?) An MP? none of these
Was he speaking to the public? no To a fellow politician? more than oneAnimals are relevant in a yesish sense...was he talking about animals? he thought he was . See above Are we talking human animals here? no
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Very fitting with a puzzle like this with the election just one week away, Peter. LOL that's what reminded me of it

Irish politics? yes If so, exisiting government or opposition? he's a local politican. Not relevant whether in power or not
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Was he asked a question by another politician? About his policies? Were two other people discussing politics and he joined in the conversation, thinking they were talking about animals? Did they use a metaphor and he thought they were speaking literally?
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Was he asked a question by another politician? more of a discussion really as opposed to a direct question About his policies? see above Were two other people discussing politics and he joined in the conversation, thinking they were talking about animals? he was involved in a debate or political meeting but yes he thought they were talking about animals Did they use a metaphor and he thought they were speaking literally? no that would have been forgiveable his gaffe is much stupider (if that's a word) than that
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Any particular species of animal? Mammals? Birds? Or just a general category like "pets"?
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Did they actually name the animal? If so, did he hear them doing it?
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Any particular species of animal? Mammals? Birds? Or just a general category like "pets"? none of these . he only thought they were talking about animals
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Did they actually name the animal? If so, did he hear them doing it? he heard them say something which he thought was an animal
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Was the expression used along the lines of "bear market" or "guerilla warfare"?
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Was the expression used along the lines of "bear market" or "guerilla warfare"? no . the name of an animal was not mentioned
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is something animals so relevant? or that they have? something about their physical appearance? monetal capacity?
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is something animals so relevant? or that they have? something about their physical appearance? monetal capacity? animals are only relevant in so far as he thought a particular word they used in the discussion was a type of animal. Note: he did not make this error because the word sounded like the name of an animal
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did the word they used sound like a group of animals? or a general species?
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did the word they used sound like a group of animals? or a general species? no to both
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Did it sound like the name of an actual animal? Or was it a word that he had not heard before but assumed from its sound/context that it must refer to an animal? If someone said this word on its own, would anyone be forgiven for thinking they were talking about an animal?
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Did it sound like the name of an actual animal? no it doesn't Or was it a word that he had not heard before but assumed from its sound/context that it must refer to an animal? that pretty much what happened If someone said this word on its own, would anyone be forgiven for thinking they were talking about an animal? i suppose if you had never heard the word before and were asked to guess you might say an animal but anyone with a half decent general knowledge would know what the word means

you might want to start thinking about what it is and ask appropriate questions. I don't think you'll get it by trying to come up with a word that someone of questionable intelligence would think was an animal
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Did it sound like the name of an actual animal? \b[no it doesn't} Or was it a word that he had not heard before but assumed from its sound/context that it must refer to an animal? that pretty much what happened If someone said this word on its own, would anyone be forgiven for thinking they were talking about an animal? i suppose if you had never heard the word before and were asked to guess you might say an animal but anyone with a half decent general knowledge would know what the word means

you might want to start thinking about what it is and ask appropriate questions. I don't think you'll get it by trying to come up with a word that someone of questionable intelligence would think was an animal
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So it is an object? Tangible? Smaller than a spoon? Smaller than a microwave? Smaller than a car? Is it something connected to politics (ie would a politician be more likely to know what this word meant than someone else would?)
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So it is an object? yes it is Tangible? yes Smaller than a spoon? no Smaller than a microwave? no Smaller than a car? no Is it something connected to politics (ie would a politician be more likely to know what this word meant than someone else would?)no
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Is the object made of wood? Metal? Plastic? Fabric? Organic material? Glass? Rubber?
Does it have moving parts? Is it a common object? Is it found indoors? Outdoors? In homes? Offices? Schools? Would most people own one of these?
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Is the object made of wood? this Metal? Plastic? Fabric? Organic material? Glass? Rubber? might be some small parts of some of the others but mainly wood
Does it have moving parts? noIs it a common object? only in a particular place Is it found indoors? Outdoors? this In homes? Offices? Schools? Would most people own one of these? no
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so its a mostly wooden object larger than a car? is it a house? treehouse? childrens playhouse?
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would you find it in a garden? park? on the street? when you find one, does it then belong to a person? company? council?
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so its a mostly wooden object larger than a car? yes is it a house? treehouse? childrens playhouse? none of these
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would you find it in a garden? no park? no on the street? no when you find one, does it then belong to a person? company? council? hard to say some may belong to a council or city and some may be privately owned but i'm not sure to be honest
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You said no to playhouse, but what about one of thouse wooden activity structures for children?
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Would this object be classified as a structure? shed, well, gazebo?
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You said no to playhouse, but what about one of thouse wooden activity structures for children? not this
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Would this object be classified as a structure? no shed, well, gazebo? none of these i'm afraid
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Is it smaller than a house? Would one go inside it? Would there be one in most towns? Are you more likely to find it in a city centre? In a small village? In the middle of the countryside? Is it manmade? Is it a tree??
Does it serve a useful purpose? If so, can anyone use it? Or is it more decorative?
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is it made of wood as in a solid pieces of wood? or maybe something which has been made of cardboard? or paper?

is it a sculpture?
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Is it smaller than a house? yesWould one go inside it? noish Would there be one in most towns? no Are you more likely to find it in a city centre? in one particular one In a small village? no In the middle of the countryside? no Is it manmade? yes Is it a tree?? no
Does it serve a useful purpose? yes If so, can anyone use it? yope Or is it more decorative? it has a preactical function but looks nice as well
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is it made of wood as in a solid pieces of wood? yes or maybe something which has been made of cardboard? or paper? no

is it a sculpture? no

Hint: there is more than one of these things and while they probably exist in many places they famously exist in a particular place
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The yope to if anyone can use it; can it only be used by a certain group of people? if so, based on gender? age? profession? where you live? social status? do you have to be a member of something to use it?
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The yope to if anyone can use it; can it only be used by a certain group of people? no anyone could use it . it's just that few get the opportunity if so, based on gender? age? profession? yope where you live? this might matter social status? do you have to be a member of something to use it? no to the rest
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So location is relevant? Is this object found in Ireland?
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So location is relevant? in terms of knowing what this object is there is a particular place that has made them famous. But they are not found there exclusively Is this object found in Ireland? I'm not sure. If there are any, there isn't many
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That particular place, is it in

Europe?
Americas?
Africa?
Asia?
Australia?
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That particular place, is it in

Europe? YES
Americas?
Africa?
Asia?
Australia?
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is it some sort of boat? or other transport?
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is it some sort of boat? Why yes it is or other transport? no
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Scandinavia? UK? Middle Europe? Eastern Europe? Mediterranean?
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Gondolas?
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Scandinavia? UK? Middle Europe? Eastern Europe? Mediterranean? see below

Gondolas? yes now can you guess what he said that was so embarassing about gondolas
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Did he pretend to know what it was? Like "Ah yes, I remember seeing a gondola in London Zoo when I was a boy"? Or did he say something like "Never heard of those...are they a bit like elephants"?
Was it particularly embarrassing because it had a double meaning in the context in which he said it? Or just because he should have known what a gondola is?
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Is it relevant what animal he mistook them for? or did he simply think gondolas were animals?
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Did he pretend to know what it was? no Like "Ah yes, I remember seeing a gondola in London Zoo when I was a boy"? noOr did he say something like "Never heard of those...are they a bit like elephants"? no even worse than this
Was it particularly embarrassing because it had a double meaning in the context in which he said it? no Or just because he should have known what a gondola is? mainly this
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Is it relevant what animal he mistook them for? he didn't mistake them for any specific animal or did he simply think gondolas were animals? this

it will help you to work out why a political meeting was discussing Gondolas in the first place.
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Were they discussing Venice? Italy? Were they suggesting that they should get some gondolas in the town as a tourist attraction?
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Were they discussing Venice? no Italy? no Were they suggesting that they should get some gondolas in the town as a tourist attraction? yes
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Was it something like:

A: "We could have some gondolas in the Liffey?"
B: "Yes, but who would feed them?"?
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Was it something like:

A: "We could have some gondolas in the Liffey?"
B: "Yes, but who would feed them?"? that'll do

**************SPOILER**************

This funny incident arose during a meeting of Wicklow County Council. They were discussing ways of increasing tourism in the area and one council member suggested putting Gondolas on Blessington Lake . Enter Council Member Jimmy Miley (now there's a name to remember) who just had to have to have his two cents worth and exclaimed "That's all very well but who's going to feed them". This gaffe is legendary in Ireland and a popular news comedy show on national television was named "Don't feed the Gondolas" in his honour. Not sure where Jimmy is these days , for some strange reason his rise in politics seemed to end there.

thanks to all who played i'll be setting a new one soon. Cheers!!
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As I once heard it, the suggestion was to buy a certain number of gondolas, and our wonder boy, correctly thinking this would cost a pretty penny, suggested just buying one male and one female and let nature have its course.
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Interesting . this story has taken on a certain urban myth quality hence different versions of the tale. But i'm assured by someone present at the debate that the Who's going to feed them line is accurate". I guess it's such an absurd quote people can't help feeling it's an urban myth.

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