[Nimue] Nothing to Do with the Holoca... Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Lateral Puzzles » Solved Lateral Thinking Puzzles » Solved Puzzles - June 2008 » [Nimue] Nothing to Do with the Holocaust #2 « Previous Next »

Author Message
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3304
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 9:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Leo, who immigrated to America from Germany in 2006, looks & is 25 years old. So he didn't expect Americans to suggest thast he was somehow implicated in the Holocaust & they didn't. But he still finds that being in America has given him reason to be embarrassed by his German background. How come????
Enjay (Enjay)
New member
Username: Enjay

Post Number: 1155
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Leo Jewish? Do people think he might be? Is it relevant that he is 25? Relevant when he was born? Or when he emigrated?
Are anti-German sentiments relevant? Left-over resentment from the war? Are World Wars 1 or 2 at all relevant? Any other historical events?
Does Leo look particularly German? Or speak with a German accent? Or do people not know he is German until he tells them? Relevant?
Does he speak English well? Is the German language relevant?
Are any specific aspects of German? Or American? culture relevant? Are cultural differences relevant? Does Leo make an embarrassing faux pas because of a difference between the two countries?
Does he have to be German for this to work? Or could he be of a different background? Could this work if he had moved to a different country than America?
To people expect Leo to act in a certain way, or to have a specific characteristic, because he is German that he does not have?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3306
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Enjay (Enjay)
New member
Username: Enjay

Post Number: 1155
Registered: 4-2007

Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 10:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is Leo Jewish? irrel Do people think he might be? ditto Is it relevant that he is 25? yope Relevant when he was born? yes Or when he emigrated? no
Are anti-German sentiments relevant? noLeft-over resentment from the war? no Are World Wars 1 or 2 at all relevant? noAny other historical events?noish or yope
Does Leo look particularly German?see next answer Or speak with a German accent? ditto Or do people not know he is German until he tells them? { ditto}Relevant? Well, he's embarrassed only when people know he is German
Does he speak English well? yesIs the German language relevant? no
Are any specific aspects of German? no Or American? yesish culture relevant? Are cultural differences relevant? yope Does Leo make an embarrassing faux pas because of a difference between the two countries? no
Does he have to be German for this to work? yes Or could he be of a different background? no Could this work if he had moved to a different country than America? yes
To people expect Leo to act in a certain way, or to have a specific characteristic, because he is German that he does not have? no
Woodworm (Woodworm)
New member
Username: Woodworm

Post Number: 1274
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his job relevant? Is he famous? Is he a student?

Was he born in 1983? 1982? Were there any relevant events in Germany in the year of his birth? Is the Berlin Wall relevant? Was he born in East Germany? West Germany? Did he or his parents receive any financial subsidies?

Would he be equally embarrassed in front of his fellow Germans?

Would it help for us to find out the reasons for his emigration?

Does he have a criminal record? Did Germany in 1982-1983 have some legislation which allowed him to travel to America, that other nations would not have?

Did he feel that he had received a special privilege relative to the Americans? Relative to his fellow Germans? Did he discover something in America that he would not have discovered in Germany?

Are immigration quotas relevant at all?

Are legal drinking ages relevant?

Are the circumstances of his birth relevant? Are abortion laws relevant?

Is he simply ashamed to be associated with Kraftwerk, without whom US electronic music might never have been quite the same?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3308
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 11:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Woodworm (Woodworm)
New member
Username: Woodworm

Post Number: 1274
Registered: 3-2006

Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 10:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is his job relevant? yes Is he famous? no Is he a student? possibly

Was he born in 1983? irrel 1982? ditto Were there any relevant events in Germany in the year of his birth? no Is the Berlin Wall relevant? no Was he born in East Germany? irrel West Germany? ditto Did he or his parents receive any financial subsidies? ditto

Would he be equally embarrassed in front of his fellow Germans? no

Would it help for us to find out the reasons for his emigration? no

Does he have a criminal record? irrel Did Germany in 1982-1983 have some legislation which allowed him to travel to America, that other nations would not have? no

Did he feel that he had received a special privilege relative to the Americans? noRelative to his fellow Germans? no Did he discover something in America that he would not have discovered in Germany? no

Are immigration quotas relevant at all? no

Are legal drinking ages relevant? no

Are the circumstances of his birth relevant? noAre abortion laws relevant? no

Is he simply ashamed to be associated with Kraftwerk, without whom US electronic music might never have been quite the same? no
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3309
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Saturday, May 03, 2008 - 11:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOOOOOOPERRRRRRALERRRTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!
Is it relevant that he is 25? yope Relevant when he was born? yes. While there is undoubtedly a time that would be too early fot this puzzle, any time after WW II is fine; so his precise year of birth is irrel
Woodworm (Woodworm)
New member
Username: Woodworm

Post Number: 1275
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he arrive in the US in an unusual way? Is he an airline pilot?
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
New member
Username: Ddrapayo

Post Number: 17
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 12:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he a neo-nazi? Is he Anti-Semetic?
Bentarm (Bentarm)
New member
Username: Bentarm

Post Number: 1687
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 8:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Could this work if he'd moved to England? To Canada? Australia? Thailand? India? Israel?
Could this puzzle work if he was from Austria?
If he had German parents, but was born in the US?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1260
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And it's time for the random mind-salad...

His job... is he in management? Editing? Is he sometimes referred to as a Grammar Nazi? And the fact that he's German just solidifies that title?

Does this puzzle have anything to do with language? English? German? Kings English? Odd translations/homonyms? Sex vs. Sechs?

Is his name relevant?

His job is...
Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Security / Law Enforcement?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation /Livery / Trucking ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Other?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3312
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 12:34 am:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Does he arrive in the US in an unusual way? no Is he an airline pilot? no
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
New member
Username: Ddrapayo

Post Number: 17
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 12:37 am:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Is he a neo-nazi? noIs he Anti-Semetic? no
Bentarm (Bentarm)
New member
Username: Bentarm

Post Number: 1687
Registered: 6-2001
Posted on Sunday, May 04, 2008 - 8:27 pm:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Could this work if he'd moved to England? I think so but am, not certainTo Canada? ditto Australia? ditto Thailand? less likely India? same as England Israel? maybe a bit less likely that UK
Could this puzzle work if he was from Austria? no
If he had German parents, but was born in the US?probably not
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1260
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 12:33 am:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
And it's time for the random mind-salad...

His job... is he in management? noEditing?\b { no} Is he sometimes referred to as a Grammar Nazi? noAnd the fact that he's German just solidifies that title? no

Does this puzzle have anything to do with language? yes English? yesGerman? no Kings English?no Odd translations/homonyms? noSex vs. Sechs? no

Is his name relevant? yes

His job is...
Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Education / Academic Research ? yes or yesish--& no to all others you listed
Entertainment / Media ?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Security / Law Enforcement?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation /Livery / Trucking ?
Food Service ?
Sports?
Entertainment?
Jailbird / Criminal?
Religion?
Other?




Add Your Message Here
Post:
Enjay (Enjay)
New member
Username: Enjay

Post Number: 1158
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does he have a German name? Does his name, when coupled with his job, sound funny in English? Is his name particularly appropriate to his job? Or particularly inappropriate? Is it a surname or a first name that is relevant here?
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1261
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 4:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is his first name relevant? Is it Leopold? Is his last name relevant?

Is history relevant? King Leopold relevant?
Is a movie relevant?

Is Leo a... teacher? professor? intern? graduate student? principal? dean? board of education member? a counselor?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3315
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Friday, May 09, 2008 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

egistered: 6-2005
Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 4:48 pm:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Is his first name relevant? yes Is it Leopold? irrel Is his last name relevant? no

Is history relevant?\b {no} King Leopold relevant?
Is a movie relevant? no

Is Leo a... teacher? possiblyprofessor?ditto intern?ditto graduate student?ditto principal? less likelydean? dittoboard of education member? ditto a counselor?ditto
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1265
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 8:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*nudge* Missed Enjay's questions.

Leo, the german guy in an educational setting...

Does he teach/study history?
Is a particular subject relevant?
Is the area he lives in relevant?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3318
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 8:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Enjay (Enjay)
New member
Username: Enjay

Post Number: 1158
Registered: 4-2007

Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 4:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Does he have a German name?The only thing relevant about his name is trhat it's Leo Does his name, when coupled with his job, sound funny in English? yesish yope Or particularly inappropriate? Is it a surname or a first name that is relevant here? Leo is more likely to be a first name, but if it's his surname, that would work, too
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3319
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

BLOOOOOOOOPERRRRRALERTTTTTTT!!!!!!!Does his name, when coupled with his job, sound funny in English? yesish yope Or particularly inappropriate? The first answer should be yesish; the second should be yope
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3320
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1265
Registered: 6-2005

Posted on Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 8:35 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
*nudge* Missed Enjay's questions. REctified, with my apologies

Leo, the german guy in an educational setting...

Does he teach/study history? no
Is a particular subject relevant? yes
Is the area he lives in relevant? no
Enjay (Enjay)
New member
Username: Enjay

Post Number: 1163
Registered: 4-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant that Leo means lion? Is the zodiac sign Leo relevant?

Does he teach German? Another language? A humanity? An art? A science?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3323
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 8:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Enjay (Enjay)
New member
Username: Enjay

Post Number: 1163
Registered: 4-2007

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 8:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is it relevant that Leo means lion? no Is the zodiac sign Leo relevant? no

Does he teach German? no Another language? no A humanity? no An art no A science? yes
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1271
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 9:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that science...
Biology?
Chemistry?
Physics?
Astronomy?
Anatomy/Physiology?
Psychology?
Computers?
Programming?
Math?
Engineering?
Environment?
Automotive?
Rocket?
Aerospace?
Other?

Is it a particular field that Germans are typically supposed to accel in?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
New member
Username: Woodworm

Post Number: 1286
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he the nutritionist, Heinz Frankfurter?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3326
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1271
Registered: 6-2005

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 9:11 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is that science...
Biology?
Chemistry? yes--& no to all the other suggestions
Physics?
Astronomy?
Anatomy/Physiology?
Psychology?
Computers?
Programming?
Math?
Engineering?
Environment?
Automotive?
Rocket?
Aerospace?
Other?

Is it a particular field that Germans are typically supposed to accel in? Huh? Excel? no
Woodworm (Woodworm)
New member
Username: Woodworm

Post Number: 1286
Registered: 3-2006

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 9:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is he the nutritionist, Heinz Frankfurter? no--but I love it!!
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1276
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Leo particularly cute? Unattractive? Does he get a lot of "we've got/ain't got chemistry" jokes/passes directed at him?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3329
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 10:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1276
Registered: 6-2005

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 9:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is Leo particularly cute? irrel Unattractive? irrel Does he get a lot of "we've got/ain't got chemistry" jokes/passes directed at him? no
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1282
Registered: 6-2005
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 10:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "leo" sound like a chemistry term? Is "leo" also the name of a pharmaceutical company? Is "leo" the name of the chemistry book author? Is there a "Leo" joke that comes up frequently?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3332
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
New member
Username: Dlcygnet

Post Number: 1282
Registered: 6-2005

Posted on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 10:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Does "leo" sound like a chemistry term? yope Is "leo" also the name of a pharmaceutical company? no Is "leo" the name of the chemistry book author? no Is there a "Leo" joke that comes up frequently? yesish
Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
New member
Username: Ddrapayo

Post Number: 43
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 3:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it have anything to do with "Leo the Lion says Ger" which is a trick we learned about something chemistry which I can't remember.
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 3334
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ddrapayo (Ddrapayo)
New member
Username: Ddrapayo

Post Number: 43
Registered: 4-2008

Posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 3:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is it have anything to do with "Leo the Lion says Ger" which is a trick we learned about something chemistry which I can't remember. yesish

This is close enough for me to declare a

************* SPOILER *****************
When I took chemistry in high school, wwe were given the mnemonic "LEO the GERman" for "lose electrons=oxidize, gain electrons=reduce."This device wouldn't work in German, of course, so Leo didn't learn about it until he became in chemist in the US. Sorry it was so easy, & please check out my new, harder puzzle, at the bottom of the page, of course

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: