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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Here's my first effort at a Neologistic puzzle.

I have an average sklurp period of 10-14 days. Some may average more, others less. What is a sklurp period?

This is quite lateral (I Hope)
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By look at my profile, do you think that you could deduce my sklurp period? What would it be, 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8+? 15+? 25+? 30+? - 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8+? 15+? 25+? 30+? days?
Is it a period of time in which something happens?
Can we choose our range? Does everyone have it?
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The time between two Halavahs?
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Do you sklurp during the sklurp period?
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Can you say that "you do sklurp"? or can it not be a verb?
Do you sklurp at a specific time of day? at night? in the morning?
Do you sklurp in private?
Bodily functions involved?
Other people involved in your sklurping?
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By look at my profile, do you think that you could deduce my sklurp period? What would it be, 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8+? 15+? 25+? 30+? - 1? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8+? 15+? 25+? 30+? days?
Is it a period of time in which something happens? I wouldn't have a clue what yours might be but it's the period of time before something happens or before you do something
Can we choose our range? Yes Does everyone have it? No some wouldn't
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The time between two Halavahs? No

Can you say that "you do sklurp"? No it's a measurement of time or can it not be a verb? It can't
Do you sklurp at a specific time of day? at night? in the morning? See above
Do you sklurp in private?
Bodily functions involved? No
Other people involved in your sklurping? No
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Have people, throughout all of time, been able to have a sklurp period? If there was only one person left on Earth, would that person still be able to undergo such an experience? Would this answer be the same if there had been a nuclear holocaust, killing every living thing (from people, to animals, vegetables and trees) apart from the one person?

Can non-human animals also have a sklurp period?

You said that some people don't have such a period: is this solely because they choose not to / are unaware of such a concept? Or is there something preventing them from this? (e.g. physiological differences, geographical limitations etc.)
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Could you say "It took me three sklurps to eat the marshmallow"?
If anyone looked at you when in your sklurp period would they notice anything different?
You said on my post it's a period of time before we do something/something happens. Is it one or the other? Or we do something and something happens?
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Have people, throughout all of time, been able to have a sklurp period? no If there was only one person left on Earth, would that person still be able to undergo such an experience? Yes i suppose Would this answer be the same if there had been a nuclear holocaust, killing every living thing (from people, to animals, vegetables and trees) apart from the one person? I guess it would but not really relevant

Can non-human animals also have a sklurp period? No

You said that some people don't have such a period: is this solely because they choose not to / are unaware of such a concept? They are probably not aware of the concept but at the same time subconsciously choose not to have one Or is there something preventing them from this? (e.g. physiological differences, geographical limitations etc.)I guess a trait of their personality stops them having one
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Could you say "It took me three sklurps to eat the marshmallow"? No ;O) add to ever growing list of questions I never thought I'd get asked
If anyone looked at you when in your sklurp period would they notice anything different? No
You said on my post it's a period of time before we do something/something happens. Is it one or the other? \bIn hindsight it's the former I do something which marks the end of sklurp period} Or we do something and something happens? No we just do something. Sorry for confusion
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Could it be said that a sklurp period is a period of time before we {verb}?
Could you say "I will {verb}"? "I will {verb} on a tree"? "I will {verb} you?" "I will {verb} in a coconut"?
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Could it be said that a sklurp period is a period of time before we {verb}? No a single verb won't accurately describe it although obviously a verb or verbs are involved
Could you say "I will {verb}"? "I will {verb} on a tree"? "I will {verb} you?" "I will {verb} in a coconut"? No to all of these
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Personal hygiene relevant? Physical action? A certain thought or type of thought? Repeating something? Transportation? Laundry? Other chores? Social interactions?
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Personal hygiene relevant? No Physical action? Yes your sklurp period ends when you do a certain action A certain thought or type of thought? No Repeating something? Transportation? Laundry? Other chores? Social interactions? No to rest
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So a sklurp period is the time between two actions? just related actions? similar actions? exactly the same actions?
Do you know of people with sklurp periods exceeding a year? being less than a day?
The action that ends a sklurp period, do you do it alone? together with other people?
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So a sklurp period is the time between two actions?`yes just related actions? yes they are related similar actions? no but related exactly the same actions? No
Do you know of people with sklurp periods exceeding a year? yes in fact i know people who have no sklurp period because they never do action B being less than a day? yes i do
The action that ends a sklurp period, do you do it alone? this together with other people?
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So a sklurp period is between Action A and Action B?
After Action B, does a new sklurp period start automatically? or an Action A is first needed again? or could it be an Action C?
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So a sklurp period is between Action A and Action B? Yes
After Action B, does a new sklurp period start automatically? no or an Action A is first needed again? Yes or could it be an Action C? No
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Are habits relevant? Trying to kick a habit? Such as quitting smoking (action A) and caving into a cigarette (action B)? Going on a diet (action A) and having an eating binge (action B)? Something similar?
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Is Action A pleasant? unpleasant?
Is Action B pleasant? unpleasant?
Do you need any equipment for Action A? Action B?
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Is a sklurp period a period of time during which a person does something? waits for something?

Does Action A necessitate Action B (at least eventually)? Can it happen on its own? Can another action besides Action B happen as a result of Action A? Would any action other than Action B end the sklurp period?
Will Action B only occur if Action A happens? or can it happen on its own? or as a result of one or more other actions?

Does the same person do Actions A and B for each instance of a sklurp period?

Are Actions A and B related in a reciprocal way (like 'send' and 'receive')?
related by similar methods (like 'turn on' and 'turn up,' both of which can be done either with a remote control or by pushing buttons on a device, etc.)?
by having the same basic result (like 'bake' and 'stew')?
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Are habits relevant? Noish some people may arghue that action b is habit forming but its nothing to do with addiction Trying to kick a habit? Such as quitting smoking (action A) and caving into a cigarette (action B)? Going on a diet (action A) and having an eating binge (action B)? Something similar? So No to these
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Is Action A pleasant? unpleasant? neither
Is Action B pleasant? unpleasant? Neither although it may annoy some people
Do you need any equipment for Action A? Action B? Hmmm I wouldn't say equipment but a prop is necessary
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Is a sklurp period a period of time during which a person does something? waits for something? it's simply the period of time between action A and action B. Waiting on something is not relevant

Does Action A necessitate Action B (at least eventually)? No Can it happen on its own? Yes Can another action besides Action B happen as a result of Action A? yes i guess there are many Would any action other than Action B end the sklurp period? No
Will Action B only occur if Action A happens? Yes or can it happen on its own? No A would have to have happened or as a result of one or more other actions? So no

Does the same person do Actions A and B for each instance of a sklurp period? Not always but ownership of the sklurp period always belongs to the person who does b

Are Actions A and B related in a reciprocal way (like 'send' and 'receive')?
related by similar methods (like 'turn on' and 'turn up,' both of which can be done either with a remote control or by pushing buttons on a device, etc.)? No nothing like this
by having the same basic result (like 'bake' and 'stew')? No

I can't believe how difficult it's proving answering some of these questions
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Is there one item used when action a is performed? Is the same item used with action b?

Does this inolve household chores, by any chance? The length of time between using soething and cleaning it? Or are computers relevant? TV?
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Is there one item used when action a is performed? there are two but be careful Is the same item used with action b? Yes

Does this inolve household chores, by any chance? No The length of time between using soething and cleaning it? No but nice idea Or are computers relevant? TV? No to rest
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After action A is performed, is the result physically observable?

Must action A be performed before B can even happen? or can the steps of B still be performed, but with a different result?

To clarify what I mean, an example of the first case is A="send email" and B="receive email". You cannot receive an email unless it has been sent. An example of the second is A="set a world record" and B="break the world record". It's not possible to break a record unless there is one existing, but it's still possible to compete without even knowing one is doing so.
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After action A is performed, is the result physically observable? to more observant people yes

Must action A be performed before B can even happen? Yes or can the steps of B still be performed, but with a different result? No

To clarify what I mean, an example of the first case is A="send email" and B="receive email". You cannot receive an email unless it has been sent. An example of the second is A="set a world record" and B="break the world record". It's not possible to break a record unless there is one existing, but it's still possible to compete without even knowing one is doing so.Ok i think I follow and can say that for B to happen A must have happened first
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Can action A be performed in a typical kitchen? bedroom? office? classroom? grocery store?
Can it be performed without the help of other people?

Same for action B?
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Are any of the actions done to the items? With the items? Same two items used in both actions? Would it work with different but identical ones? Completely different ones? Does the items perform a function? Does one perform a function upon the other?
Is either action a or b done to: an object? yourself? an animal? You said action b could annoy some people - would they be annoyed by the action itself? Or a side effect? Or the result of the action?
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Is a superstition involved?

You said that action B might annoy some people - does it inconvenience them? is it distracting / disturbing? or just annoying, like dragging your nails along a blackboard? does it seem overly meticulous or obsessive to perform it?

Would it be safe to assume that the shorter your sklurp period:
- the more obsessive you are?
- the cleaner you are?
- the safer you are?
- the more cautious you are?
- the richer you are?

Is the sklurp period inherently repetitive or is it possible to simply have 1 sklurp period in your life. Is action A required again after action B, or is it inevitable that action A will occur again at some point?

In your case is it repetitive? continuously?

Could the sklurp period be analogous to any of the following (in terms of necessity and consequence, format is action A followed by action B)

- Making a friend and calling them on the phone to keep in touch with them.
- Getting a girl's phone number and calling her up to fix a date.
- Going on a diet and checking your weight?
- Buying something, and then throwing it away?
- Making a complaint and then following up on it?

Sorry if this is all irrelevant, just trying to catch something here :-)
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Can action A be performed in a typical kitchen? bedroom? office? classroom? grocery store?
Can it be performed without the help of other people? No to all

Same for action B? Bedroom is most likely. It can be performed without help
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Money involved? Payment of bills?
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Are any of the actions done to the items? B is done to them With the items? both ish Same two items used in both actions? Yes Would it work with different but identical ones? No Completely different ones? No Does the items perform a function? yes Does one perform a function upon the other? No
Is either action a or b done to: an object? both a & B although "done to" applies more to action B. It's quite subjective this yourself? an animal? No to these You said action b could annoy some people - would they be annoyed by the action itself? Not as much as... Or a side effect? Or the result of the action? This
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Is a superstition involved? No

You said that action B might annoy some people - does it inconvenience them? No is it distracting / disturbing? No or just annoying, like dragging your nails along a blackboard? It's annoying but not like the example you've used does it seem overly meticulous or obsessive to perform it? No, quite the opposite in fact

Would it be safe to assume that the shorter your sklurp period:
- the more obsessive you are? No
- the cleaner you are? No
- the safer you are? No
- the more cautious you are? No
- the richer you are? Maybe

Is the sklurp period inherently repetitive or is it possible to simply have 1 sklurp period in your life? It's possible but it's a bit habit forming so i'd be surprised if anyone had only one period in their life Is action A required again after action B, or is it inevitable that action A will occur again at some point? It's not required directly but it will inevitably reoccur

In your case is it repetitive? Yes continuously? if you mean as soon as my sklurp period ends does another start then no. There is a period before another sklurp period commences

Could the sklurp period be analogous to any of the following (in terms of necessity and consequence, format is action A followed by action B)

- Making a friend and calling them on the phone to keep in touch with them. No
- Getting a girl's phone number and calling her up to fix a date. No , if i did that I'd be in a separation period :0)
- Going on a diet and checking your weight? No
- Buying something, and then throwing it away? Yes . Action A is buying something. At last we're getting somewhere. No to throwing away
- Making a complaint and then following up on it? No

Sorry if this is all irrelevant, just trying to catch something here :-) You did very well . I'm staggered by the difficulty I'm having in answering these questions. This started life as a playful little puzzle which is about a fairly mundane subject but answering the questions has taxed me more than most of the puzzles I've hosted
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Money involved? Well we've established that action A is buying something so yes. No to action B Payment of bills? No but I can see where you were going with this
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Action A is "buying something" - is Action B "doing something with what you bought in Action A"?
Do you not do anything with what you bought until Action B? or do you continuously do something with it until Action B? Just sporadically?
Does what you buy come in different sizes? colours? is it tangible?
Do you buy it on the internet? in a special shop? in a supermarket? from a mysterious person in a dark alley?
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Action A is "buying something" - is Action B "doing something with what you bought in Action A"? yes
Do you not do anything with what you bought until Action B? asked in negative so No i.e. you do do something with it prior to action B or do you continuously do something with it until Action B? Just sporadically? this is closest
Does what you buy come in different sizes? Yes colours? yes is it tangible? yes
Do you buy it on the internet? You could but I doubt many do in a special shop? Yes in a supermarket? No from a mysterious person in a dark alley? No
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Is what you buy made of paper? metal? plastic? wood? glass? a liquid?
When you sporadically do something with "it" between Action A and B - is "it" then changed? can you see a difference in its' appearance during the sklurp period?
Using "it", is that primarily watching it? reading? listening to it? tasting it? doing something with it using your fingers?
During the sklurp period, do you carry "it" on you? hang it up at home? keep it outside? put it in a drawer? place it in plain sight?
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Is what you buy made of paper? metal? plastic? wood? glass? a liquid? None of these
When you sporadically do something with "it" between Action A and B - is "it" then changed? No can you see a difference in its' appearance during the sklurp period? Possibly
Using "it", is that primarily watching it? No reading? listening to it? tasting it? doing something with it using your fingers? No to all
During the sklurp period, do you carry "it" on you? hang it up at home? keep it outside? put it in a drawer? place it in plain sight? No to all
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Is "it" man-made? made of rubber? stone? organic material? non-organic material? snow? ice? leather?
When you "do something to it" between Action A and B, do you then touch it?
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Is "it" man-made? Yes made of rubber? in part yes it can be stone? organic material? non-organic material? snow? ice? leather? this sometimes
When you "do something to it" between Action A and B, do you then touch it? Yes

I feel like Rolf Harris "Can you guess what it is yet?"
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a pair of shoes? a belt? any other article of clothing?
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a pair of shoes? Yes a belt? any other article of clothing?
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Is "B" polishing the shoes? getting chafed feet?
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Is "B" polishing the shoes? getting chafed feet? Neither
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Is the sklurp perod: How long you wear that pair before switching to a different pair? How long it takes you to get a blister? How long before you step in a puddle? Get the shoes dirty? Clean them?
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Is the sklurp perod: How long you wear that pair before switching to a different pair? How long it takes you to get a blister? How long before you step in a puddle? Get the shoes dirty? Clean them?Nice try but none of these
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I=ham? f?
how many per: month? year?
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how many*sklup periods*per....
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I=ham? f? I is me, and I'm a HAM and proud of it !!! In fact men are more likely to have sklurp periods than women in my humble opinion
how many per: month? year? About 3 a year but I can only speak from personal experience
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You mentioned that two things were involved. Are these each of the two shoes, or do we still need to figure out a second thing?

The shoes: athletic? casual? dress? specialized? relevant?

I think you might have hinted at a wife/significant other above. Does action B annoy her? Does your sklurp period annoy her? Possibly the length of your sklurp period?

Is action B the first time you "find a home" for your shoes (in your closet or the like)? The first time you fall asleep in your shoes? The first time you fail to put them away?
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Does action B produce bad smell? Foot sweat relevant? Dirty socks? Dirty shoes?
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You mentioned that two things were involved. Are these each of the two shoes, or do we still need to figure out a second thing? No it's just shoes. I had a bit of a problem answering those questions , I mean is a pair of shoes one thing or two?

The shoes: athletic? casual? dress? specialized? relevant? They could be anytype really but sharing a common feature that is very relevant

I think you might have hinted at a wife/significant other above. Does action B annoy her? I did indeed nicely spotted Does your sklurp period annoy her? Yes Possibly the length of your sklurp period? Just the fact that i have one

Is action B the first time you "find a home" for your shoes (in your closet or the like)? The first time you fall asleep in your shoes? The first time you fail to put them away? None of these but good guesses
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Does action B produce bad smell? Foot sweat relevant? Dirty socks? Dirty shoes? thankfully I can say no to all of these :0)
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Does action B relate to (not?) putting the shoes on in the morning? Taking them off (or not?) when you get in / before you go to bed?

You mentioned above a "very relevant common feature". Is this: colour? size? fabric? price? place bought? length of time worn? time/place that one would wear them?

In the entirety of history that people have worn shoes, has it been possible for them to have a sklurp period?

Is the reason that, in your subjective opinion, men are more likely to have a sklurp period, by any chance that women are more likely to have a wider collection of shoes than men? (And thus are more likely to have "matching" shoes/trousers, etc.?)
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Shoelaces relevant? Cleaning? Can you have another sklurp period with the same pair of shoes? With shoes that you buy used?
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Tapping your feet with shoes on relevant?
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Is it possible to have a sklurp period of seconds? minutes? hours?

Does action A specifically involve purchasing shoes or could they be made or stolen instead?

Is it possible for two different people to do actions A and B and still have a sklurp period? If so, is it possible for Action B to be done without the knowledge of the person who got the shoes in Action A? For example, could a modern museum employee? or other modern person? complete the sklurp period of sandals made in the Bronze Age? Shoes made in the colonial era? Boots made in the 19th century?

Can a child have a sklurp period? Can a baby? An animal (like dog booties or something?) Can a child who purchased shoes grow up and complete his sklurp period decades later?
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Logician

Does action B relate to (not?) putting the shoes on in the morning? Taking them off (or not?) when you get in / before you go to bed? this

You mentioned above a "very relevant common feature". Is this: colour? size? fabric? price? place bought? length of time worn? time/place that one would wear them? None of these

In the entirety of history that people have worn shoes, has it been possible for them to have a sklurp period? I';m not sure but would guess no

Is the reason that, in your subjective opinion, men are more likely to have a sklurp period, by any chance that women are more likely to have a wider collection of shoes than men? (And thus are more likely to have "matching" shoes/trousers, etc.?) no not for this reason

Galfisk

Shoelaces relevant? yes Cleaning? No Can you have another sklurp period with the same pair of shoes? No With shoes that you buy used? I suppose so

Tommyp

Tapping your feet with shoes on relevant? No

Jenburdoo

Is it possible to have a sklurp period of seconds? minutes? hours? it's possible but not likely

Does action A specifically involve purchasing shoes or could they be made or stolen instead? Yes they could be, the important point is that they're new

Is it possible for two different people to do actions A and B and still have a sklurp period? yes but ownership of the sklurp period would be the person who owns the shoes and does action b If so, is it possible for Action B to be done without the knowledge of the person who got the shoes in Action A? yes For example, could a modern museum employee? or other modern person? complete the sklurp period of sandals made in the Bronze Age? Shoes made in the colonial era? Boots made in the 19th century? No to all of theses

Can a child have a sklurp period? Very much so Can a baby? I'd say not An animal (like dog booties or something?)No Can a child who purchased shoes grow up and complete his sklurp period decades later? No
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Are Aglets relevant? (The plastic tips on the end.)
Is action B:
Not taking them off before you go to bed?
Taking them off when you get in to bed?
Not taking them off when you get in to bed?
Taking them off before you go to bed?
Is the common feature the shoelaces? Something else?
Colour of shoelaces relevant?
Length?
Material?
The way it loops into the hole?
Tying your shoelaces?
Untying?
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Are Aglets relevant? (The plastic tips on the end.) No
Is action B:
Not taking them off before you go to bed?
Taking them off when you get in to bed?
Not taking them off when you get in to bed?
Taking them off before you go to bed? This but there's more
Is the common feature the shoelaces? yes in my case anyway, straps would also work i guess Something else?
Colour of shoelaces relevant? No
Length?
Material?
The way it loops into the hole?
Tying your shoelaces?
Untying? This

You should have all you need now
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Taking the shoes off without untying them relevant?
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Taking the shoes off without untying them relevant? Yes do you want to finish this off and give me your definition of a sklurp period?
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Well, I see at least a couple of possibilities...

Id the sklurp period the time between you buy new shoes and the first time you untie them? the first time you take them off without untying them?
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Id the sklurp period the time between you buy new shoes and the first time you untie them? the first time you take them off without untying them? This one....

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

A sklurp period is the length of time beginning with your buying a new pair of shoes and ending when you stop treating them like new and just kick them off without undoing the laces or straps. I have a really short sklurp period much to the annoyance of my wife who never does it and therefore does not have a sklurp period. Anyone else suffer from this chronic example of laziness.

Thanks to all who played and TommyP for killing it off. Hope you enjoyed this puzzle on a rather mundane subject
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Good puzzle!
I have a period about the same range as you.
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My sklurp period generally lasts as long as the first time I wear the shoes, especially if they're sneakers. Man, I drove my parents nuts for YEARS. :-D

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