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Alex319 (Alex319)
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The first time I saw a car ad, I thought they were real! Only later did I realize the truth...
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A specific car ad? Or the first time you saw any car ad ever?
Were they in the car ad? Are they real?
Did you think you got them when you bought a car?
Are they inside the car? on the seats? dashboard? in the engine? Do they make a car run faster? look prettier? drive easier?
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they = cars?
they = something visible in the ad?
they = objects?
they = people?
they = actions?
they = sounds?
they = locations?

was the ad on tv? printed on paper? radio?
did you see "they" the first time you saw the ad?
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A specific car ad? Or the first time you saw any car ad ever? I'm not sure, but "they" are in a lot of car ads
Were they in the car ad? Noish Are they real? No
Did you think you got them when you bought a car? FA
Are they inside the car? on the seats? dashboard? in the engine? Do they make a car run faster? look prettier? drive easier? None of the above

they = cars?
they = something visible in the ad?
they = objects?
they = people?
they = actions?
they = sounds?
they = locations?
Also none of they above

was the ad on tv? No printed on paper? Yes radio? No
did you see "they" the first time you saw the ad? Yope
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Are they something talked about in the ad? Something in the fine print? Did you simply infer their existence from the ad?
Relevant what was written in the ad? What was pictured? What type of car it was for?
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I'm a little confused here...

A specific car ad? Or the first time you saw any car ad ever? I'm not sure, but "they" are in a lot of car ads.
Were they in the car ad? Noish.


Um, so were "they" in the car ad or not?
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Are they something talked about in the ad? Noish Something in the fine print? Noish Did you simply infer their existence from the ad? Yes
Relevant what was written in the ad? Yes What was pictured? No What type of car it was for? No
Um, so were "they" in the car ad or not? They were not(ish) in the car ad, but the thing I saw that made me thing they were real is in a lot of car ads.
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is the ad from a magazine? newspaper? relevant?
would we get a clue from reading the text of the ad?
did you misunderstand? misinterpret? something about the ad?
did you take something literally which was meant to be a figure of speech? similar?
is your age when you inferred about "they" relevant?
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is the ad from a magazine? newspaper? relevant? Not relevant, but it is relevant that it was written
would we get a clue from reading the text of the ad? Yes
did you misunderstand? misinterpret? something about the ad? Yes
did you take something literally which was meant to be a figure of speech? No similar? No
is your age when you inferred about "they" relevant? Not really, other than that it was when I was too young to understand what it was saying .. probably about when I was 8-10 years old
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Horsepower - you thought there were actually horses under the hood?
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Are "they" creatures? Occupations? Body parts? Supernatural occurances?
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Horsepower Yope - you thought there were actually horses under the hood? No

Are "they" creatures? No Occupations? No Body parts? No Supernatural occurances? No
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Is the word "horsepower" relevant? Something else describing the power of the car?
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is what you misunderstood a single word?
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Is the word "horsepower" relevant? Yope Something else describing the power of the car? No

is what you misunderstood a single word? Yope
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Brake horsepower (bhp)?

Does the yope to horsepower indicate that there was some other word in the ad that was also relevant?
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Brake horsepower (bhp)? No

Does the yope to horsepower indicate that there was some other word in the ad that was also relevant? No
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If the same ad could be shown on TV, would you still think "they" were real?
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If the same ad could be shown on TV, would you still think "they" were real? Probably not
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Was it some other car specification that made you believe they were real? Or should we just stick with horsepower and explore?
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Does "they" have something to do with the car? Or also on the material on which the car AD was printed?

Is it relevant where the AD was printed? If yes, then was it printed on a newspaper? If yes, is anything about the newspaper relevant? Was it printed on a billboard? Any other hoarding? A magazine? A car magazine? Other?

Is it relevant what else was in the ad except for the car? Did the "thing" have to do with something else that is associated with the car, and not only the car itself? If it were the ad of any other automobile, would you still think they were real? or it has to do only with this specific ad? Would ads of other car models work?

Did you realize that they were not real when you saw the same AD on television?
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Was it some other car specification that made you believe they were real? No Or should we just stick with horsepower and explore? Yes

Note in the below, "they" didn't really have anything to do with the car or anything else in the ad, since they're not real; I just misinterpreted what it said. So I'll answer the questions below according to what I thought at the time

Does "they" have something to do with the car? Yes Or also on the material on which the car AD was printed? No

Is it relevant where the AD was printed? No If yes, then was it printed on a newspaper? If yes, is anything about the newspaper relevant? Was it printed on a billboard? Any other hoarding? A magazine? A car magazine? Other?

Is it relevant what else was in the ad except for the car? No Did the "thing" have to do with something else that is associated with the car, and not only the car itself? No If it were the ad of any other automobile, would you still think they were real? Possibly or it has to do only with this specific ad? As stated before, lots of car ads have the thing that I saw that made me think "they" were real Would ads of other car models work? Yes

Did you realize that they were not real when you saw the same AD on television? Not as soon as I saw one car ad, but eventually after seeing car ads on television I caught on to what was going on
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Hint: It is something that is commonly found in video games.
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any genre of games? or all genres? racing games? games with driving simulation?

is it an item that would be listed as a car feature? option?
among ABS, Airbag, traction control, etc?
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any genre of games? or all genres? racing games? games with driving simulation? All genres of games can have these although some are more likely than others. Driving and racing games actually have these only rarely

is it an item that would be listed as a car feature? option? Not usually
among ABS, Airbag, traction control, etc? None of these
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Did you think the horses were pulling the car?
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Did you think the horses were pulling the car? No

Hint 2: I was also confused about air conditioning, for a reason very similar to why I was confused about horsepower.
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did you know what air conditioning is?
did just seeing the text "air conditioning" confuse?
would "climate control" have confused in the same way?
did the other confusing thing have anything to do with "air"?
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did you know what air conditioning is? Yes
did just seeing the text "air conditioning" confuse? No and FA
would "climate control" have confused in the same way? No
did the other confusing thing have anything to do with "air"? No
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Is it relevant that when you describe the horsepower of a car you prefix it with a number?
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Is it relevant that when you describe the horsepower of a car you prefix it with a number? Yes
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Did your misconception involve any actual physical horses?
Could you have had the misconception if you'd heard that the car's engine was rated at 50 horsepower? If you'd heard that the car could do 50 HP? If you'd heard that the car's engine was rated at 4000 watts?
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Did your misconception involve any actual physical horses? No
Could you have had the misconception if you'd heard that the car's engine was rated at 50 horsepower? No If you'd heard that the car could do 50 HP? Yes If you'd heard that the car's engine was rated at 4000 watts? No
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Could you have had your misconception if you'd heard "horsepower" referred to as "HP" rather than "horsepower"? (that's not what I was asking in my previous post, but it just occurred to me that it might have been...)
Could you have has this misconception if you'd heard "brake horse power" instead of "horsepower"?
did you mishear the word "horse"? think it was a different word? Did you think there were 50 of some physical entity (if the car was a 50HP car)?
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Could you have had your misconception if you'd heard "horsepower" referred to as "HP" rather than "horsepower"? Yes (that's not what I was asking in my previous post, but it just occurred to me that it might have been...)
Could you have has this misconception if you'd heard "brake horse power" instead of "horsepower"? No
did you mishear the word "horse"? No think it was a different word? No Did you think there were 50 Yes of some physical entity No (if the car was a 50HP car)?
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Hint: You are so close. What is commonly found in video games, and is referred to by the letters "HP"?
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You thought the "HP" in car ads was the "hit points" of video games?
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Correct! Spoiler!

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