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Yabblesmacker (Yabblesmacker)
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Hey everyone, I'm new here so tell me if I do anything wrong!

The puzzle involves something I'll call "flizzing" just for fun

One time he flizzed for 10 seconds and she scolded him.
One time he flizzed for 2 minutes and she praised him.
One time he didn't flizz at all and she didn't do anything.
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Are all he's the same?
Are all she's the same?
Is she is his coach?
Are he and she related? dating neighbors? Was she present during all three times he flizzed?

As per your request,

You left a comma out of the first sentence. You used improper grammar, perhaps also left out a comma, and are misplacing a period in the second sentence. You forgot to worship me as the supreme being of the world and you did not respond to the chain email I sent you 15 months, 3 days, and 5 hours ago asking you to send me your bank account information and $5,000 so I could wire you the money of a dead Nigerian in my hometown who had the last name of Yabblesmacker. There may have been some other things you did wrong too....
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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are all he's the same? Yes
Are all she's the same?Yes
Is she is his coach? no
Are he and she related? yes dating neighbors? no Was she present during all three times he flizzed? Yope
Yabblesmacker (Yabblesmacker)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Although technically the third time he didn't flizz.
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Was she (let's call her Judith) there when he (let's call him John) flizzed the first time? The second time? When he didn't flizz, in the third instance? Might one have expected him to flizz in that third instance, thus making it noteworthy that he didn't?

Is flizzing someone that we all / most of us do everyday? That at least some people (say, of a certain profession or in a certain place) might do everyday?

Is flizzing generally seen as a social acceptable action? Does the social acceptability of flizzing depend on the length of time for which we do it? Where we do it? Who does it? The time of day that we do it? The person whom John flizzed (if relevant)? Do these, or other similar, different contexts contribute to Judith's different reactions?

Is there a certain period of time in history when it would have been impossible to flizz? If so, when: [insert LTPF list of centuries]?

Does flizzing involve using an object? Performing an action? Performing an action on another person?
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(NB: In the second paragraph, I meant to write: "Is flizzing something that...")
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Off-shoot question: by any chance, was the reason that Judith didn't do anything when John didn't flizz, that Judith was dead? unconscious?

Does/Could flizzing involve saving someone's life?
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Was she (let's call her Judith) there when he (let's call him John) flizzed the first time? Yope The second time? Yope When he didn't flizz, in the third instance? Yope, these all depend on what you mean by "there" Might one have expected him to flizz in that third instance, thus making it noteworthy that he didn't? Yesish

Is flizzing someone that we all / most of us do everyday? yesish That at least some people (say, of a certain profession or in a certain place) might do everyday? yes, profession/place irrelevant

Is flizzing generally seen as a social acceptable action? yes Does the social acceptability of flizzing depend on the length of time for which we do it? noish Where we do it? Who does it? The time of day that we do it? Not because of social acceptability, but where we do it and what time of day are relevant to finding out what it is. The person whom John flizzed (if relevant)? irrelevant Do these, or other similar, different contexts contribute to Judith's different reactions? length of time yes, no to others.

Is there a certain period of time in history when it would have been impossible to flizz? yes If so, when: [insert LTPF list of centuries]? Impossible before 20th century, although something similar could be done as far back as 18th century.

Does flizzing involve using an object? yes. Performing an action? yes. Performing an action on another person? no.

Off-shoot question: by any chance, was the reason that Judith didn't do anything when John didn't flizz, that Judith was dead? no. unconscious? no.

Does/Could flizzing involve saving someone's life? no.
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Does flizzling involve communication? Is it the same as telephoning? Does flizzling involve usin some kind of electric or electronic equipement? Which senses does the act of flizzling imply? Touch? Sight? Taste? Smell? Hearing?
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Does flizzling involve communication? no. Is it the same as telephoning? no. Does flizzling involve usin some kind of electric or electronic equipement? yes. Which senses does the act of flizzling imply? Touch? Sight? Taste? Smell? Hearing? I suppose it involves a bit of all of them except maybe smell. I'm not quite sure what your question means.
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Is the order of the times relevant?
In other words, if he had flizzed for 2 minutes the first time, not at all the second time, and for 10 seconds the third time, would he still have been praised, ignored, and scolded in that order?

Would she always have considered it desirable to flizz as long as possible each time?
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Is the order of the times relevant?
In other words, if he had flizzed for 2 minutes the first time, not at all the second time, and for 10 seconds the third time, would he still have been praised, ignored, and scolded in that order? yes, he would have been praised, ignored, and scolded in that order. The only slight thing is that if she had not already scolded him when he flizzed for 10 seconds, she may not have felt the need to praise him when he flizzed for 2 minutes.

Would she always have considered it desirable to flizz as long as possible each time? not for as long as possible. but she always wanted him to flizz for a certain amount of time, longer being better.
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Is flizzing an act of personal hygiene? Brushing teeth with an electric toothbrush?

Is the "yope" present to do with the fact that she only had to see? or hear? him flizz, regardless of how close they were standing?
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Is flizzing an act of personal hygiene? yes. Brushing teeth with an electric toothbrush? yes!

Is the "yope" present to do with the fact that she only had to see? or hear? this one. him flizz, regardless of how close they were standing?

So you've pretty much got it, can you piece the last few bits together?
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I'm guessing he is her son. Correct?

I know dentists say you should brush for 2 minutes each time, so presumably the scolding was because he didn't brush long enough?

As for ignoring the time when he didn't brush at all, did she think he hadn't eaten anything? had already brushed earlier?
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I'm guessing he is her son. Correct? yes.

I know dentists say you should brush for 2 minutes each time, so presumably the scolding was because he didn't brush long enough? yes.

As for ignoring the time when he didn't brush at all, did she think he hadn't eaten anything? had already brushed earlier? no to all. this bit has a different answer, although a fairly simple one. it was at a time when he would have brushed his teeth but he just didn't
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So when he brushed his teeth with the toothbrush for 10 seconds, he was scolded for not doing it long enough.
When he brushed for 2 minutes, he was praised for brushing the way that dentists recommend.
I'm assuming that because she didn't hear the buzzing from the toothbrush, she either thought that he had already brushed his teeth or has yet to brush them.
Am I correct?
Yabblesmacker (Yabblesmacker)
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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 - 10:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So when he brushed his teeth with the toothbrush for 10 seconds, he was scolded for not doing it long enough. correct
When he brushed for 2 minutes, he was praised for brushing the way that dentists recommend. correct
I'm assuming that because she didn't hear the buzzing from the toothbrush, she either thought that he had already brushed his teeth or has yet to brush them. this last one is very close.

Am I correct? You've pretty much got it so i'll put the answer up.

*************SPOILER****************

Whenever a boy brushed his teeth with his electric toothbrush his mum was always in her bedroom where she could hear him doing it.
One night he brushed his teeth for only ten seconds as he couldn't be bothered to do it for longer, and she told him off.
So the next night he brushed his teeth for the full 2 minutes that the dentists recommend, and she praised him.
The next night he decided he couldn't be bothered to brush his teeth at all. But because she didn't hear him do it at all, she just didn't think about it, so didn't tell him off.
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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 1:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice one. Me and my 3 year-old boy, we always fizzle together

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