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Posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I would have thought that the letter G would do the job just as well. Apparently not.
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Is the title relevant? Is the title in some kind of language that I would be able to determine? Should I ask my Spanish teacher what it means? Is this based on a true story? FYOI? The letter G = the sixth letter of the alphabet? Were you trying to express something? Mathematics involved? What about music? Kenny G? Comic books? Is the "job" relevant? Is it something you were trying to accomplish?
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Is the title relevant? yes Is the title in some kind of language that I would be able to determine? I have no idea Should I ask my Spanish teacher what it means? if you wish Is this based on a true story? yes FYOI? no The letter G = the sixth letter of the alphabet? no Were you trying to express something? no Mathematics involved? no What about music? no Kenny G? no Comic books? no Is the "job" relevant? not sure which job you mean. Some jobs are relevant, yes Is it something you were trying to accomplish? no
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Wow. I'm slow...
G = seventh letter of the alphabet? Was the doer of the "job"...
You? Me? Some abstract quality?

I = You?
The letter G = G?
The letter G = g?
The job = Something that is done?
Just as well = with as much accuracy and precision as something than the letter G?
Apparently not = The letter G doesn't do the job just as well?
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? = Who are the watchers of the watchers? ?
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G = seventh letter of the alphabet? yes Was the doer of the "job"...
You? no Me? no Some abstract quality? sort of, though the "job" of the puzzle statement is not an actual task as such

I = You? yes
The letter G = G?
The letter G = g? Actually this one. Good question

The job = Something that is done? yes, but see above
Just as well = with as much accuracy and precision as something other than the letter G? yes, and with a lot less fuss

Apparently not = The letter G doesn't do the job just as well? according to some, it seems not

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? = Who are the watchers of the watchers? Yes, more or less: "who will guard the guards themselves?" or perhaps "who will supervise the supervisors?"
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Computer key strokes relevant? Certain "beep" the computer will make when 'g' is hit in combination with another key, relevant?

Is the 'g' in this puzzle used...
by itself? In a word? in a sentence? In a Title? In a password combination? In a random series of letters? In a random series of letters, numbers, symbols? In computer code? In computer key combinations?
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Computer key strokes relevant? Certain "beep" the computer will make when 'g' is hit in combination with another key, relevant? Good ideas, but it's nothing to do with this

Is the 'g' in this puzzle used...
by itself? In a word? this in a sentence? In a Title? In a password combination? In a random series of letters? In a random series of letters, numbers, symbols? In computer code? In computer key combinations? no to rest
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Scrabble relevant? Business relevant? Certain profession relevant? TV show relevant? Political ads relevant?
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Scrabble relevant? not this time Business relevant? not really Certain profession relevant? yes TV show relevant? no Political ads relevant? no
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Relevant Profession:
Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Criminal/Questionable Repute?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media?
Environmental/Outdoors/Nature?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Security ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Other ?
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Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative? a little of this
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Criminal/Questionable Repute?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media?
Environmental/Outdoors/Nature?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government and this / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Security ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Other ? ... though I've often considered "questionable repute" as a career
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I'm reminded of an anti-drug commercial: How many kids do you think tell their parents, I want to be a stoner when I grow up! Or a drug dealer! Or a jailbird!

So... profession is... Senator? President? Representative? Governor? Sarah Palin relevant?
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I'm reminded of an anti-drug commercial: How many kids do you think tell their parents, I want to be a stoner when I grow up! Or a drug dealer! Or a jailbird!

So... profession is... Senator? President? Representative? Governor? Sarah Palin relevant? no, nothing so grand as any of these
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Commissioner? Deputy Mayor? Mayor? Is the government position at National level? State level? Province level? Town level? Organization level? Club level?
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Commissioner? Deputy Mayor? Mayor? Is the government position at National level? State level? Province level? Town level? it concerns a town council, though it would work just as well for a province or county Organization level? Club level?
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Does this concern the checks and balances involved with the town council? Does it concern how they vote? Does it have to do with how you denote you're on the council? Vehicles & license plates relevant?
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Does this concern the checks and balances involved with the town council? Does it concern how they vote? Does it have to do with how you denote you're on the council? Vehicles & license plates relevant? none of those things, I'm afraid
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Is the thing that would need to be used in place of a "g"...
Another letter?
A number?
A symbol?
A work of literature?
Something tangible?
Something intangible?
An abstract quality?
A q?
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Is the thing that would need to be used in place of a "g"...
Another letter?
A number?
A symbol?
A work of literature?
Something tangible?
Something intangible? this, and beware FA
An abstract quality?
A q?
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is the word english? spanish? portugese?

noun(proper or not)? verb? adj.? adv.? something else that my still groggy mind isn't putting down?
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is the word english? spanish? portugese?

noun(proper or not)? verb? adj.? adv.? something else that my still groggy mind isn't putting down?

it's an English noun
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Is there something whose purpose you thought could be fulfilled by "g"? Something like, "You can't turn walking into playing a game for money without greedy intent" and you thought "ambling + g = gambling"?
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Is there something whose purpose you thought could be fulfilled by "g"? yes Something like, "You can't turn walking into playing a game for money without greedy intent" and you thought "ambling + g = gambling"? no, but a clever idea, and not too far from the right forest
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So...

You thought that "g" could be used in [something abstract]'s place to accomplish the intended objective, but some people disagree? Was the abstract thing: an idea? a condition? a quality? a concept? something else? (choose all that apply)
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You thought that "g" could be used in [something abstract]'s place to accomplish the intended objective, but some people disagree? This is one way of putting it, but the puzzle statement probably conveys the sarcastic tone rather better

Was the abstract thing: an idea? a condition? a quality? a concept? something else? (choose all that apply) it was an entire story, or state of affairs (to be deduced), which prompted my remark
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According to you, "g" could be used in place of...
A war? A golden age? Hammurabi relevant? Laws making pi = 3.1416 relevant? If "g" was used, would we now have a cure for cancer? A renewable energy source? Instead of "g", nuclear weapons were used in WWII? A special election had to take place? All the records of old were destroyed? Somebody had to invade somebody? Drug dealing relevant? Taxation without representation?
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According to you, "g" could be used in place of...
A war? A golden age? Hammurabi relevant? Laws making pi = 3.1416 relevant? If "g" was used, would we now have a cure for cancer? A renewable energy source? Instead of "g", nuclear weapons were used in WWII? A special election had to take place? All the records of old were destroyed? Somebody had to invade somebody? Drug dealing relevant? Taxation without representation? no
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I've confused myself. I request a recap.
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Shape of 'g' relevant?
Sound of 'g' relevant?
if 'g' were to be used would it be visually represented anywhere? verbally?

Did you suggest that 'g' should be used in place of 'something' as people had some kind of trouble comprehending/verbalising/etc. the 'something' and you felt that by replacing it with 'g' this problem could be circumvented, however subsequently discovered that people had as much/ more trouble of the same kind or otherwise with 'g' as they did with 'something'?
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Shape of 'g' relevant? no
Sound of 'g' relevant? no
if 'g' were to be used would it be visually represented anywhere? it would be written down as part of a word verbally?

Did you suggest that 'g' should be used in place of 'something' as people had some kind of trouble comprehending/verbalising/etc. the 'something' and you felt that by replacing it with 'g' this problem could be circumvented, however subsequently discovered that people had as much/ more trouble of the same kind or otherwise with 'g' as they did with 'something'?

Not quite this. But the "trouble comprehending something" is very much OTRT.

Hint: The title and the local government officials may prove a more helpful starting-point than the letter G.
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Who officiates the local government officials? Do(es) he/she/it/they do it with "g"?
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Who officiates the local government officials? this could be a way of interpreting the title, yes Do(es) he/she/it/they do it with "g"? no
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is there any kind of sign or notice involved here? some kind of law or rule?
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is there any kind of sign or notice involved here? no some kind of law or rule? yes! exactly this. perhaps "rule" rather than an actual statute.
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A rule? A written rule? An unwritten rule? An unwritten rule that if you post an inappropriate tirade of garbage that it gets deleted?
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A rule? yes A written rule? yes An unwritten rule? no An unwritten rule that if you post an inappropriate tirade of garbage that it gets deleted? no
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did you think that adding a g to the wording of the rule would be better? would adding a g to the desired outcome of the rule make the rule easier to follow? or more likely to succeed?

does the rule stop people doing something? make them do something? does it relate to safety?
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did you think that adding a g to the wording of the rule would be better? no would adding a g to the desired outcome of the rule make the rule easier to follow? no or more likely to succeed? this, I suppose, for svv of "succeed"

does the rule stop people doing something? this one make them do something? no does it relate to safety? no
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Would a "G" just not be good enough?
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Would a "G" just not be good enough? Well, I would have thought that it would. But apparently not.
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Any relevant acronyms? Quangos?

Are the local govt. officials involved in specific roles? environmental? rates? traffic management? transport services? parks? Relevant?
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Any relevant acronyms? no Quangos? technically not, because these are non-governmental, but if you mean general busybodies and committees, then yes

Are the local govt. officials involved in specific roles? I'm sure the officials in question had a 'role' and were fiercely proud of it, but it's more generalised than any of the guesses below environmental? not specifically rates? not specifically traffic management? not specifically transport services? not specifically parks? ditto Relevant? not really: it could be any of those
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Is it relevant why "g" (as opposed to "G")? Or does it just appear in a sentence, and, following proper mechanics, it should be lowercase? Bye, bye, Miss American Pie? Did you write a letter to the editor? And the editor was high?
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Is it relevant why "g" (as opposed to "G")? see below Or does it just appear in a sentence, and, following proper mechanics, it should be lowercase? this Bye, bye, Miss American Pie? this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you Did you write a letter to the editor? no And the editor was high? no
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Are Robert's Rules of Order relevant?
Any county or municipal ordinances relevant?
Does anybody care about the letter "g"?
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Are Robert's Rules of Order relevant? no
Any county or municipal ordinances relevant? not really: 'rules' is closer
Does anybody care about the letter "g"? no-one gives a monkey's
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Would these "rules" be grammatical rules? Was there an disagreement over whether a word should be capitalized or not?
example: government vs Government?
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Would these "rules" be grammatical rules? Was there an disagreement over whether a word should be capitalized or not?
example: government vs Government? no to all, but you're on the right lines
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Would the "g" be added to the start of a word? to the end? inserted within a word? exchanged for another letter (as in boat --> goat)?

Do the rules pertain to something totally internal to the council (such as how often they must meet)? or something that other members of the town must adhere to as well?
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Would the "g" be added to the start of a word? no to the end? inserted within a word? yes: this exchanged for another letter (as in boat --> goat)? not this

Do the rules pertain to something totally internal to the council (such as how often they must meet)? this one ...or something that other members of the town must adhere to as well? ... rather than this. Good q.
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I request a recap!
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Okey dokey: let's see if I can still remember.

***** RECAP ******

A town council has introduced a particular rule. This rule forbids people from doing something. The rule applies to various members of the council, but not to members of the public.

My source gave one specific example of the rule in action, and I thought it was rather silly. Hence my rather sarcastic remark, which is the puzzle statement.

The title is relevant.

To solve the puzzle, you will need to guess the rule, and also discover the specific example which involves the letter "g".
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Sorry for neglecting this one but Santa desperately needed our help ;O)

Anything to do with jobs that council members might hold? Do they have to complete a members interest declaration?

Is actual supervision of something relevant?
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Sorry for neglecting this one but Santa desperately needed our help ;O) He did indeed! That was a fine epic, even by Woubit standards

Anything to do with jobs that council members might hold? only vaguely Do they have to complete a members interest declaration? no

Is actual supervision of something relevant? no
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Oooh! I know... Council members weren't allowed to solicit clients for prostitutes. Or perhaps they weren't allowed to have their main source of income be from prostitution?
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Oooh! I know... Council members weren't allowed to solicit clients for prostitutes. Or perhaps they weren't allowed to have their main source of income be from prostitution?

LOL. One day, one of your guesses will be spot-on, and you will have solved a puzzle. Sadly, today is not that day, but your guesses are very entertaining. Town councillors are far too tedious to moonlight as pimps, at least where I come from. I'd probably have more respect for them if they did.
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The prohibition: is it about use of council property? use of language? forms of communication? dress code?
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Auditors relevant? Audit commission? Inspectors? Ombudsman? The public?
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The prohibition: is it about use of council property? no use of language? indeed forms of communication? very much so dress code? no

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? your guess is as good as mine, but anyone planning to incarcerate Jacqui Smith indefinitely would get my vote Auditors relevant? no Audit commission? no Inspectors? no Ombudsman? no Ombudsmen are involved in this puzzle, but it's a lovely word The public? yes, in a roundabout sort of way
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Is e-mail relevant? Are they banned from using certain words or from using something like legalese? businss speak? text speech?
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Is e-mail relevant? no Are they banned from using certain words or from using something like legalese? yes, something like this ... explore a little further businss speak? but not really this text speech? and not this
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Is this linked to the campaign for plain English? The banning of latin phrases? Avoidance of jargon? of abbreviations?
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Is this linked to the campaign for plain English? yes, or at least it has the backing of the CPE: see below

The banning of latin phrases? Yes! precisely this: a British town council has banned its employees from using Latin phrases, because it might confuse people. The Campaign for Plain English thinks it's a smashing idea (and have given one rather amusing example of the sort of confusion that the rule might avoid), while one university professor called it the linguistic equivalent of ethnic cleansing. Hmmm ...

Now then, all that remains is to work out the example given by the CPE, and how the letter "g" fits into all this ...


Avoidance of jargon? of abbreviations? this last is certainly relevant
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Latin abbreviations and the letter g? Don't tell me that the CPE and councils are afraid that someone will confuse e.g. with egg? Labour ministers, e.g. Peter Mandelson - well, I realise that many would like to : )
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Latin abbreviations and the letter g? Don't tell me that the CPE and councils are afraid that someone will confuse e.g. with egg? Labour ministers, e.g. Peter Mandelson - well, I realise that many would like to : )

Exactly and precisely so! Well done. And just to prove I'm not making it up, here's Natalie Haynes writing in The Times:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article5083989.ece

and, at last, that's a

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