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I took two tests and did very well but was still very disappointed when I made a subsequent ironic discovery. Please explain.
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Tests - academic? if so please consider LTPF list of subjects...
driving? eye examinations? blood tests? aptitude?

So the irony wasn't the happy kind, eh? Did you realise that the results had a catch of some sorts?
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Tests - academic? noif so please consider LTPF list of subjects...
driving? eye examinations? blood tests? aptitude? no to all with a small ish for the last one

So the irony wasn't the happy kind, eh? more the kick self kind Did you realise that the results had a catch of some sorts? no... results is bordering on FA
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A test of courage? A polygraph test? A test of faith? A test of strength?

Is there anyone else relevant? Perhaps a judge of sorts of this test? A spectator?

Did you realise later that you must have looked a right fool while you were taking the test?
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A test of courage? A polygraph test? A test of faith? A test of strength? none of these i'm afraid

Is there anyone else relevant? yes Perhaps a judge of sorts of this test? not really A spectator? more this and there was more than one of them

Did you realise later that you must have looked a right fool while you were taking the test? on the contary i would have appeared quite clever but i'm a bit of a perfectionist
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Is your relationship with those other people relevant? Relevant how many they were?

Did you have to take the tests? Or could you just as well not have done them? Did you in any way benefit from taking the tests?
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Was it one of those pub quiz machines where you have to get the wrong answers?
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Is your relationship with those other people relevant? well they're friends so yes Relevant how many they were? not really about 5 or 6

Did you have to take the tests? no Or could you just as well not have done them? yes Did you in any way benefit from taking the tests? well i impressed people but nothing else
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Was it one of those pub quiz machines where you have to get the wrong answers? no but as with most of my puzzles the location is indeed a pub
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Did the tests measure knowledge? intelligence? coordination? physical strength?
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Did this test knowledge? wit? chemicals? drinking ability? tolerance? ability at a pub game? social ability?
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Did the tests measure knowledge? This intelligence? coordination? physical strength?
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Did the tests measure knowledge? This intelligence? coordination? physical strength?

Did this test knowledge? just this wit? chemicals? drinking ability? tolerance? ability at a pub game? social ability?
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general knowledge? knowledge of sports? politics? science? art? beer? english or another language? religion? business? economics?
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Did you think you might have won something? be on the way to winning something? Did you need to sit a third test? Were you using yesterday's newspaper instead of today's? Something similar that was too late to submit?
Was the discovery related to how you might have done better? Did you really know something you thought you didn't? Have something on your person which would have given you an answer?
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general knowledge? this knowledge of sports? politics? and this...remember that there were two tests science? art? beer? lol i have extensive knowledge in this area but not relevant to this puzzle english or another language? religion? business? economics? no to rest
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Did you think you might have won something? no the only prize would have been satisfaction and a bit of an ego boost be on the way to winning something? Did you need to sit a third test? no.. nor did i actually need to take the first two Were you using yesterday's newspaper instead of today's? no Something similar that was too late to submit? no... some elements of FA..try and establish the nature of the "tests"
Was the discovery related to how you might have done better? yes Did you really know something you thought you didn't? i knew something (more than one thing in fact) which i failed to remember hence the kick self irony Have something on your person which would have given you an answer? no
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Could the tests be described as a quiz? Were they both in the same format?
Did they have a format whereby you received questions, and gave answers to them? Did you give answers verbally? In writing? Using some kind of machine? Were the questions given to you verbally? In writing? By machine? (If the two tests were not taken in the same way then please answer these questions for each of them)

Did the first test contain some information that would have helped you in the second test? Or did the second test contain something which reminded you of something that you had forgotten whilst taking the first test?
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Could the tests be described as a quiz? yesishWere they both in the same format? yes
Did they have a format whereby you received questions, and gave answers to them? yope it was more of a task but you could argue it was a question Did you give answers verbally? no In writing? well i wrote down answers but.... Using some kind of machine? no Were the questions given to you verbally? yesish but each test had only one s.v.v. of "question" In writing? By machine? (If the two tests were not taken in the same way then please answer these questions for each of them) no to rest and they were each asked the same way



Did the first test contain some information that would have helped you in the second test? noOr did the second test contain something which reminded you of something that you had forgotten whilst taking the first test? no but it probably could have
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What does s.v.v. mean?
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Some Vague Variable
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I thought it was Sufficiently Vague Values. It's the first time I've used this in a puzzle and probably the last because i've never fully understood it.

Suffice to say that the tests were based on two things which are sort of like questions.
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These question-like things:

Are they puzzles?
Dingbats?
Crosswords?
Anagrams?
Tests of sobriety?
Rebuses?
Rorschach tests?
Eye tests?
Sums?

Are the tests open to everyone in the pub? Did you have to pay to take them? Did you draw something?
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"svv", for "sufficiently vague values", is an acronym unknown to mathematicians, who use "slv" and "ssv" for "sufficiently large (or small) values" (as in "2 + 2 = 5 for slv of 2").

On the LTPF, svv is an alternative to "yope", so that when someone asks "Is this an X?" the answer "yes, for svv of X" is equivalent to equivocation. Peter's usage above, to describe things that are "sort of like questions", is precisely the purpose for which the acronym was invented some years ago.
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These question-like things:

Are they puzzles?
Dingbats?
Crosswords?
Anagrams?
Tests of sobriety?
Rebuses?
Rorschach tests?
Eye tests?
Sums? no to all i'm afraid. Challenges might be another good word to describe them

Are the tests open to everyone in the pub? no it arose as a result of a conversation between 5 or 6 people Did you have to pay to take them? no Did you draw something? no
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Did you have to name things? For example, all the left-handed prime ministers of a certain country since WWII? Did you look at any pictures while writing down the answers? Is popular music relevant? Anything to do with jukeboxes?
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Did you have to name things? YES. The challenge was to list as many of a certain topic as you could. For example, all the left-handed prime ministers of a certain country since WWII? Did you look at any pictures while writing down the answers? Is popular music relevant? Anything to do with jukeboxes? no to rest.

I should explain in slightly bigheaded fashion that i have a bit of a reputation amongst people who know me as a memory man. I have a strange ability to list things and quite often in chronological order. I first discovered this when to my own surprise I named every scorer in FA Cup finals in order since the year of my birth. I'm also pretty good on No. 1 singles and oscar winners. I'm sure there's a name for this type of memory ability but i've never checked it out. Anyway the crux of this puzzle involved my listing two sets of things. I wasn't 100% sucessful as you might of guessed.
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Did you have to list things chronologically?
Was there a fixed number of things that you could have named? Could you have been reasonably expected to get them all? Did you very nearly get them all, making it more annoying when you made the discovery?
Did the ironic discovery relate to how you could have named more? Did you realise that something you had thought might be correct but hadn't said was in fact correct? Does the discovery involve a conenction beteen the two tests?
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Did you have to list things chronologically? no
Was there a fixed number of things that you could have named? yes in both instances Could you have been reasonably expected to get them all? hmm again without sounding pompous i would say very few people would get one of the challenges all correct. The other one is somewhat easier Did you very nearly get them all, making it more annoying when you made the discovery? yes i missed one from each list and yes it made it much more annoying
Did the ironic discovery relate to how you could have named more? no Did you realise that something you had thought might be correct but hadn't said was in fact correct? no Does the discovery involve a conenction beteen the two tests? yesish . this is the correct line of thinking
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Did you miss the same name from both lists?

(PS Have you ever played on sporcle.com? Oodles of nerdy fun.)
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Was one of the answers your bestest friend in the whole wide world, and you didn't think he would be on them because he is a n00b and you realized that you have to find a way to contain your 1337speak to the realms of n00bishness?
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Did you miss the same name from both lists? no

(PS Have you ever played on sporcle.com? Oodles of nerdy fun.) no but if it's nerdy fun then i must check it out
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Was one of the answers your bestest friend in the whole wide world, and you didn't think he would be on them because he is a n00b and you realized that you have to find a way to contain your 1337speak to the realms of n00bishness? You know I can speak english , Irish and a little french but I have not got round to learning "gibberish" so if i could have that question in any of the 3 languages listed I'll try and answer it
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Woodworm :

Thanks for the Sporcle link . It's so me it's uncanny. And yes my challenges are there alright (Hint Hint)
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English translation:
Was there any relationship between what you missed on both lists? Was their anything specific to you that would lead someone to believe that you should have remembered that item (For example, your father is President of the United States and you forgot him in a list of P'sOTUS)? Did you think that this person/place/thing/group/idea/concept would not be on the list because he/she/it/they is relatively new in the group? Did you have to find a way to not speak gibberish in inappropriate contexts?
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Lovely (Hint Hint). That narrows it down to about 30,000 combinations of two challenges...
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Heheh, yes, I thought you'd enjoy it.

Eurovision songs? US presidents? Vice presidents? Rivers of the world? Languages of the world? Countries of the world?

Is List 1 a list of people? Inanimate things? Geographical features? Same for list 2.
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Was there any relationship between what you missed on both lists? yes Was their anything specific to you that would lead someone to believe that you should have remembered that item (For example, your father is President of the United States and you forgot him in a list of P'sOTUS)? not like this no. I just should have completed both because i knew of the ones i didn't remember Did you think that this person/place/thing/group/idea/concept would not be on the list because he/she/it/they is relatively new in the group? no Did you have to find a way to not speak gibberish in inappropriate contexts? no i'm still learning gibberish but you're an excellent teacher :o)
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Heheh, yes, I thought you'd enjoy it.

Eurovision songs? US presidents? this is one of them Vice presidents? Rivers of the world? Languages of the world? Countries of the world? no to rest

Is List 1 a list of people? no the list of US Presidents was asked second Inanimate things? yes Geographical features? yes Same for list 2.see above for what list 2 is
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Mountains? State capitals? For example, did you learn that you had missed Madison, Wisconsin, and then also manage to miss Pres. Madison? Something along those lines? Is the geographical feature actually named after the president?
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Along the same lines as Woodworm... did the President and geographic feature share a name (e.g., President Hoover, Hoover Dam)? Are they connected with each other in a different way (e.g., George Washington and Washington, D.C.)?
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Mountains? no State capitals? no For example, did you learn that you had missed Madison, Wisconsin, and then also manage to miss Pres. Madison? no it's more simple than this but you're OTRTSomething along those lines? Is the geographical feature actually named after the president? no
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Along the same lines as Woodworm... did the President and geographic feature share a name (e.g., President Hoover, Hoover Dam)? no Are they connected with each other in a different way (e.g., George Washington and Washington, D.C.)? yes they are connected in a different way but it's not common names
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Wow, I realized that Washington, D.C. and George Washington had the same names after I posted it. My intended relationship was something about the designation of Washington, D.C. as the capital and Thomas Jefferson moving into the White House and such.
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Wow, I realized that Washington, D.C. and George Washington had the same names after I posted it. My intended relationship was something about the designation of Washington, D.C. as the capital and Thomas Jefferson moving into the White House and such. No it's not that. You might want to try and establish what list 1 was and the solve will be easy after that
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List two was...
Geographic features?
Physical geography?
Political geography?
Landforms?
Bodies of Water?
Political Units?
Mountains?
Plains?
Valleys?
Deserts?
Tundra?
Continents?
States?
Provinces?
Cities?
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List two was... well it was actually list 1 but
Geographic features?
Physical geography?
Political geography?
Landforms?
Bodies of Water?
Political Units?
Mountains?
Plains?
Valleys?
Deserts?
Tundra?
Continents?
States? this
Provinces?
Cities?
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That's what I meant.
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Okie dokie. So you were asked to name the 50 states of the USA, and you got 49? Then you were asked to name the presidents, and you got 42? Or 41? (I forget how the numbering system works, eg. if presidents serving non-consecutive terms are counted twice. Is this relevant?)

Did you learn which state you had missed before attempting to name the presidents? And if so, is this relevant? Had you actually visited the state in question? Did you have any personal connection with the state (or its name) or the president? I won't just reel off the names of the states or the presidents.

Also, I'm assuming that we're talking about the 50 states of the US here?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okie dokie. So you were asked to name the 50 states of the USA, and you got 49? correct Then you were asked to name the presidents, and you got 42? i got 42 out of 43 Or 41? (I forget how the numbering system works, eg. if presidents serving non-consecutive terms are counted twice. Is this relevant?)no

Did you learn which state you had missed before attempting to name the presidents? yes And if so, is this relevant? not really Had you actually visited the state in question? no Did you have any personal connection with the state (or its name) or the president? no the kick self is more an ironic discovery I won't just reel off the names of the states or the presidents. well you can do but it probably won't do you much good. You pretty much have all you need except one small lateral leap

Also, I'm assuming that we're talking about the 50 states of the US here? we sure are
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 6:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the ironic discovery have something to do with this? With the lists? With one list in particular? With the items on the lists? With one item in particular?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 6:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you list of the things in French, when you later found out they could have been listed in English? Or perhaps you named them all consecutively, and you found out you didn't have to? Was the ironic discovery some kind of FA? A scrund? If you had made the discovery beforehand, would you have done better on the tests?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, actually, he forgot Poland!
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Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 2:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the president you missed from the state that you missed? relevant?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 9:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the ironic discovery have something to do with this? With the lists? yes both With one list in particular? With the items on the lists? owell with one item on each list With one item in particular?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 9:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you list of the things in French, when you later found out they could have been listed in English? lol no Or perhaps you named them all consecutively, and you found out you didn't have to? I tried to list the presidents in chronological order but was not completely successful Was the ironic discovery some kind of FA? A scrund? no, more an irony If you had made the discovery beforehand, would you have done better on the tests? no

Well, actually, he forgot Poland! Tell me, What colour is the sky in your world :o)..just in jest i'm finding your zaniness strangely entertaining
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Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 10:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the president you missed from the state that you missed? YES! relevant? more than relevant it's the ...........


***************Spoiler**************

I arrived in my local for an drink to find 5 of my colleagues huddled over note papers scribbling furiously. They were trying to list all 50 US states. I joined in and beat all my pals by naming 49 of them. I can normally name all 50 easily enough but had a mental block about one of them. I then challenged the guys to name as many US presidents as they could. The best they could do was about 25-30 whereas I amazed them by naming 42 out of 43. They were impressed but I was annoyed at myself for missing one state and one president. When I got home I checked the list of presidents and realised that i had missed James K. Polk the 11th president. I didn't know much about him so you will imagine my annoyance when i discovered that he was a former Governor of Tennessee. What was the state that I had failed to list? Yep you guessed it..

Won't make that mistake again. Thanks for playing this somewhat egotistical and self congatulatory puzzle
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Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't enjoy being serious when it's not necessary. It's hard enough being serious when it's necessary.

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