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Nimue (Nimue)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I like Nigerian art & literature, especiallty the latter, & have thought of applying for a grant to go there to study it. But I've been warned that Nigeria is a hard place to live, both politically & meteorologically. When I mention this problem to people, I often get a TRULY STUPID response. What is it??
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Does the stupid question concern politics? Meteorology?
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Does the stupid question concern politics? no Meteorology? no
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OK, let's try addressing what's stupid about this common response. Is it stupid because:

it is racist?
it is bigoted in some other way?

Or because it reveals ignorance about:

the language(s) of Nigeria?
Nigerian culture?
the whereabouts of Nigeria in the world?
the status of women in Nigeria?
the universities of Nigeria?

Do they confuse Nigeria with Niger? With any other country in the world?
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OK, let's try addressing what's stupid about this common response. Is it stupid because:

it is racist? noish
it is bigoted in some other way? noish

Or because it reveals ignorance about:

the language(s) of Nigeria? no
Nigerian culture? yes
the whereabouts of Nigeria in the world? no
the status of women in Nigeria? no
the universities of Nigeria? no

Do they confuse Nigeria with Niger? no With any other country in the world? noish
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*insert goofy comment about getting hit by Meteors*

The comment addresses some aspect of the Nigerian Culture, and that aspect is...
Art?
Literature? Literacy?
Sex?
Health?
Clothing?
Economics?
Food?
Architecture? Housing?
Education?
Industry?
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*insert goofy comment about getting hit by Meteors*

The comment addresses some aspect of the Nigerian Culture, yesish and that aspect is...
Art? yesish
Literature? yesish Literacy? no
Sex? no
Health? no
Clothing? no
Economics? no
Food? no
Architecture? no Housing? no
Education? no
Industry? no
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Does it have anything to do with the Nigerian "419" e-mail scam?

Does the comment state or imply that...

...Nigerians don't have any art or literature that is worth studying?
...There's something objectionable about Nigerian art or literature? Like "Why do you want to study that, its all about (sex|violence|profanity|something else)?"
...It is just as easy to study Nigerian art and literature without traveling there? Like "Why don't you just buy their books off of Amazon.com?"
...You would be prevented from studying Nigerian art or literature for some other reason? Technology related? Like "How can you possibly expect to do research there, they barely even have Internet access"?

Does the comment...

...say that you shouldn't be traveling there in the first place?
...say that you shouldn't be studying their literature/art in the first place?
...give advice on how to get there? or what to do/how to live there?
...warn you about something? say that it's dangerous to go there?
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Does it have anything to do with the Nigerian "419" e-mail scam? no

Does the comment state or imply that...

...Nigerians don't have any art or literature that is worth studying? no
...There's something objectionable about Nigerian art or literature? no Like "Why do you want to study that, its all about (sex|violence|profanity|something else)?" no
...It is just as easy to study Nigerian art and literature without traveling there? no Like "Why don't you just buy their books off of Amazon.com?" no
...You would be prevented from studying Nigerian art or literature for some other reason? no Technology related? Like "How can you possibly expect to do research there, they barely even have Internet access"? no (& they do have Internet access)

Does the comment...

...say that you shouldn't be traveling there in the first place? no
...say that you shouldn't be studying their literature/art in the first place? no
...give advice on how to get there? no or what to do/how to live there? no
...warn you about something? no say that it's dangerous to go there? no
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Just to make sure, we are talking about the country of Nigeria in West Africa (between Benin, Chad, and Cameroon), correct?
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Just to make sure, we are talking about the country of Nigeria in West Africa (between Benin, Chad, and Cameroon), correct? yes
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HINT: THE STUPID RESPONSE IS ACTUALLY A STUPID BIT OF ADVICE.
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Ah, ok. So is the stupid advice:

about eating the food in Nigeria?
drinking the water?
taking certain medical precautions?
learning new languages?

Is it relevant that you're an academic?
That you would be going there to research Nigerian literature?

Would this puzzle work just as well if you were wanting to research stonemasonry? Ornithology? Soils?

Incidentally, about internet access: our university has just sent a delegation to Nigeria to recruit to our MA courses. In their feedback, the top concern was that the reliability of broadband services in Northern England wasn't good enough.
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Ah, ok. So is the stupid advice:

about eating the food in Nigeria? no
drinking the water? no
taking certain medical precautions? no
learning new languages? no. Most present-day Nigerian literature is written in English, Nigeria's official language

Is it relevant that you're an academic? no
That you would be going there to research Nigerian literature?yope

Would this puzzle work just as well if you were wanting to research stonemasonry? possibly Ornithology? ditto Soils? ditto

Incidentally, about internet access: our university has just sent a delegation to Nigeria to recruit to our MA courses. In their feedback, the top concern was that the reliability of broadband services in Northern England wasn't good enough. Very interesting!!
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So the comment is a piece of advice, but it doesn't have to do with how to get there or what to do/how to live there. Correct?

Does the piece of advice have to do with...

...something you shouldn't do there?
...what to do before going there?
...what to do after your return?
...what to do en route to there? coming back?

Do they advise you to do something illegal?

Is the advice stupid because...

...it's something that everyone should already know?
...it's difficult or impossible to follow?
...something bad could or would happen if you tried to follow the advice?
...it would simply serve no useful purpose and be a waste of time/money/effort?

Are passports relevant? Visas? Migration regulations? Travel regulations? Airport security?
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So the comment is a piece of advice, but it doesn't have to do with how to get there or what to do/how to live there. Correct?yes

Does the piece of advice have to do with...

...something you shouldn't do there?no}
...what to do before going there? no
...what to do after your return? no
...what to do en route to there? no coming back? no

Do they advise you to do something illegal? no

Is the advice stupid because...

...it's something that everyone should already know? no
...it's difficult or impossible to follow? no
...something bad could or would happen if you tried to follow the advice?see nexy answer
...it would simply serve no useful purpose and be a waste of time/money/effort? yesish

Are passports relevant? no Visas? noMigration regulations? no Travel regulations? no Airport security? no
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Might the same people give you similar advice if you were going to work in Chad? Kenya? Costa Rica? Laos? Cambodia? Israel? Brazil? Canada? Seattle?
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Might the same people give you similar advice if you were going to work in Chad? yes Kenya? yes Costa Rica? possibly but it's much less likely Laos? yes Cambodia? yes Israel? possibly but it's much less likely.I did go to Israel on a grant from the same foundation I'd apply to for Nigeria, & no one made this suiggestion. Brazil?about as likely as qwith Israel Canada?possibly but it's even less likely Seattle?even less likely than in Canada
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Did they suggest that you'd better make sure you knew where it was on a map before you went?
That you find out some other detail of which you were almost certainly already aware?
If you'd followed the advice, would you have followed it: before applying for the grant? After applying for the grant but before going to Nigeria? Whilst on the plane to Nigeria? Whilst in Nigeria? Whilst actually doing your research in Nigeria? Whilst on the plane back from Nigeria? After returning?

Did their advice relate to how you should read Nigerian Literature? Spefically which parts of Nigerian literature you should read?

Did they suggest that you try to avoid some particular situation? That you take some precautions against some imaginary danger?
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Did they suggest that you'd better make sure you knew where it was on a map before you went? no
That you find out some other detail of which you were almost certainly already aware? no
If you'd followed the advice, would you have followed it: before applying for the grant? yes After applying for the grant but before going to Nigeria? noish Whilst on the plane to Nigeria? no Whilst in Nigeria? no Whilst actually doing your research in Nigeria? noWhilst on the plane back from Nigeria? no After returning? no

Did their advice relate to how you should read Nigerian Literature? no Spefically which parts of Nigerian literature you should read? no

Did they suggest that you try to avoid some particular situation? yesish That you take some precautions against some imaginary danger? noish
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Any particular technology important ("take your own lightbulbs!")?
Or any sort of personal or social interaction ("Don't tell the grant supervisor such-and-such!")?
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Any particular technology important ("take your own lightbulbs!")?no
Or any sort of personal or social interaction ("Don't tell the grant supervisor such-and-such!")? no
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"But I've been warned that Nigeria is a hard place to live, both politically & meteorologically."

Does the question involve politics or weather?
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Ack. Already answered, mods feel free to delete. Nevermind...

Does the question involve requesting or arranging the grant?
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"But I've been warned that Nigeria is a hard place to live, both politically & meteorologically."

Does the question involve politics or weather?noish
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Ack. Already answered, mods feel free to delete. Nevermind...

Does the question involve requesting or arranging the grant? no
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Ok... I need a little recap... please correct if anything in this statement is incorrect:

When you talk to people about applying for a grant to study art & literature in Nigeria, you also address political and weather obstacles. You then receive a stupid response... comment? editorial? command? question?... related somewhat to the culture's art & literature.

This response has nothing to do with the politics or weather of Nigeria? The response DOES have to do with art and literature? Would it help to discover the particular media referred to in the comment (i.e. newspaper, magazines, canvas, clay, statues)?

Does the comment start off, "Don't go!/Don't do it! <insert>"
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Ok... I need a little recap... please correct if anything in this statement is incorrect:

When you talk to people about applying for a grant to study art & literature in Nigeria, you also address political and weather obstacles. You then receive a stupid response... comment? it;s a suggestion, which could also be in the form of a rhetorical question, "Why don't you...." editorial? see previous answewer command? ditto question? ditto... related somewhat to the culture's art & literature. yope

This response has nothing to do with the politics or weather of Nigeria? The response DOES have to do with art and literature? it has to do with all these things equallyWould it help to discover the particular media referred to in the comment (i.e. newspaper, magazines, canvas, clay, statues)? No particular medium is referred to

Does the comment start off, "Don't go!/Don't do it! <insert>"no (ish?)
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Does the speaker suggest you go somewhere else? Someplace closer to home? Someplace that they...seriously?jokingingly?... refer to as having similar qualities as Nigeria?
I.e. Why not just go to New York and study the insides of the taxi cabs? (In lieu of any international trip for that matter...)
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Does the speaker suggest you go somewhere else?Yes!! Now all that's left is to find out where & bhy. Someplace closer to home? no Someplace that they...seriously? yesjokingingly? no... refer to as having similar qualities as Nigeria? yes
I.e. Why not just go to New York and study the insides of the taxi cabs? no(In lieu of any international trip for that matter...) no
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Another country? In Africa? Asia? Europe? Australasia? N. America? S. America? Do they suggest that they think African countries are all the same so you might as well visit a different one?

Is the reason why they think you should go there instead because it would't have the political/metorological problems? Is the response stupid because that othr place would have the same problems, or be just as difficult to visit in a different way? Because the other place doesn't have similar qualities to Nigeria at all (or at least not the qualities you're interested in)? Because you particularly want to go to Nigeria, not the other place?
Do they suggest you visit the Nigerian embassy instead or something similar?
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Another country? yes In Africa? yes Asia? no Europe? no Australasia? no N. America? noS. America? no Do they suggest that they think African countries are all the same so you might as well visit a different one? yes!!!!

Is the reason why they think you should go there instead because it would't have the political/metorological problems? yes Is the response stupid because that othr place would have the same problems, or be just as difficult to visit in a different way? no Because the other place doesn't have similar qualities to Nigeria at all (or at least not the qualities you're interested in)? yes Because you particularly want to go to Nigeria, not the other place? yes
Do they suggest you visit the Nigerian embassy instead or something similar? no


********** SPOILER ************
When I tell people I'd like to spent a semester in Nigeria studying Nigerian art & literature but am scared to do so because Nigeria's climate, both potitically & meteorologigally, is so problematic, an amazingly common response is, "Why don't ypu go to South Africa instead?" How stupid can you get? S. Africa has nothing in common with Nigeria. If I told people I wanted to go to Sweden to study Swedish art & literature but couldn't stand long, dark, cold winters, do you think they'd say, "Why don't you go to Spain instead?"? Thanks for sticking with it, everyone, & for solving it Enjay, & please direct those active brains to my new puzzle at the bottom of the page as well as to my two ongoing ones.

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