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Nimue (Nimue)
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Until last week, I had a passive scrund about China, i.e., something I took for granted without actually thinking about it. I bet many of you have this scrund, too. What is it?
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Is it about Chinese...

geography?
language?
culture?
people?
calendar?
cuisine?
imports/exports?
politics?
government?
economy?
finances?

Did you correct your scrund through...

television?
conversation with person/people?
internet?
book?
radio?
printed media?
broadcast media?
personal interaction?

Would most of us have this scrund? Average Americans? Educated Americans? Europeans? Asians? Africans? Australians? S. Americans? Chinese people?

Is it a negative scrund or a positive scrund?
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Antesse (Antesse)
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Is it about Chinese...

geography?
language?
culture?
people?
calendar?
cuisine?
imports/exports?
politics?
government?
economy?
finances? yesish to geography & no to all the others

Did you correct your scrund through...

television? yes, & no to all the others
conversation with person/people?
internet
book?
radio?
printed media?
broadcast media?
personal interaction?

Would most of us have this scrund? I bet many wouldAverage Americans? ditto Educated Americans? dittoEuropeans? dittoAsians? less likely Africans? I bet many would Australians? ditto S. Americans? ditto Chinese people? very unlikely

Is it a negative scrund or a positive scrund? neither
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Geography, eh?

Relating to cities?
Towns?
Rural areas?
Borders?
Rivers?
Lakes?
Mountains?
Plains?
Oceans?
Shorelines?
Bodies of water?
Land features?
Topographical features?
Biomes?
Human features?
Maps?
Something else?
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Climate/weather?
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Great Wall relevant? Paddy Fields?
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Is it about a particular place, person/people, or thing? Tibet, perhaps?
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tesse (Antesse)
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Geography, eh? yes

Relating to cities? not especially
Towns? ditto
Rural areas?ditto
Borders? ditto
Rivers ditto
Lakes? ditto
Mountains? ditto
Plains? ditto
Oceans? ditto
Shorelines? ditto
Bodies of water? ditto
Land features? ditto
Topographical features? ditto
Biomes? huh?
Human features?yope or noish
Maps? noish
Something else? yes
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Climate/weather? no
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Great Wall relevant? no Paddy Fields? no
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Is it about a particular place, person/people, or thing? Just China in general Tibet, perhaps? no
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China`s size?
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Anything to do with race? Foot-binding?

A Biome is a term for a general type of environment, like desert, jungle or forest. Nothing related to this?

Other countries involved? History?
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China`s size?It's not a scrund about how big China is, but China's size is relevant
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Anything to do with race? no Foot-binding? no

A Biome is a term for a general type of environment, like desert, jungle or forest. Nothing related to this? no

Other countries involved? no History? no
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China's history relevant? Other countries?
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China's history relevant? no Other countries?no
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China having more land than Canada, but smaller if inland lakes count as landmass?
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China`s shape (border outlines)?
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China having more land than Canada, but smaller if inland lakes count as landmass? no
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China`s shape (border outlines)? no
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Did you correct your scrund through TV news? A documentary? A fictional show?

Are disasters relevant? Natural features such as rivers or mountains?
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Did you correct your scrund through TV news? no A documentary? no A fictional show?

Are disasters relevant? no Natural features such as rivers or mountains? no
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Is the scrund about television: programs? Stations? Transmissions? Watching? Receiver ownership? Dubbing? Subtitling? Domestic programming? Foreign? Satellite relevant? Cable? Did you think some aspect of TV in China was like TV in the US, when it was not? Or that it was different, when it was in fact the same?
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Is the scrund about television: programs? Stations? Transmissions? Watching? Receiver ownership? Dubbing? Subtitling? Domestic programming? Foreign? Satellite relevant? Cable? Did you think some aspect of TV in China was like TV in the US, when it was not? Or that it was different, when it was in fact the same? No to all. I learned from a TV program that I had this scrund, but the scrund is not about TV
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Will it help us to find out how the scrund was corrected?

Is the scrund about a person/people, place or thing/things? Is it about something intangible?
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Will it help us to find out how the scrund was corrected? Not in the lateral puzzle way of figuring things out by reasoning. If you knew the show, you might find out what that show has said about China recently. But that wouldn't be in the true lateral spirit, would it?

Is the scrund about a person/people no, place yes or thing/things yes? Is it about something intangible? noish
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Will it help us to determine the place? Is the scrund about a particular region of China? A particular building or construction, such as the Hidden Palace? A movable object such as the terracotta soldiers?

Just checking - are we talking about mainland (Communist) China here, or (Nationalist) Taiwan?
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Is it about China's population? Density? Relative size?

Did you think that since China is so big, x must be true?
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Will it help us to determine the place? noish Is the scrund about a particular region of China? no A particular building or construction, such as the Hidden Palace? no A movable object such as the terracotta soldiers? no

Just checking - are we talking about mainland (Communist) China here, or (Nationalist) Taiwan? the former
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Is it about China's population? no Density? no Relative size? no

Did you think that since China is so big, x must be true? YES. GOOOOOOOD QUESTION!!
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HINT: What is a way in which you would expect a big country NOT to be uniform?
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Its terrain? Politics? Racial makeup? Language? Religion? Internal layout (provincial borders etc)? Military? Pastimes? Wildlife? Weather? Countries on its borders? Laws? Businesses? Roads? Worries/fears? Time zones?
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Its terrain? Politics? Racial makeup? Language? Religion? Internal layout (provincial borders etc)? Military? Pastimes? Wildlife? Weather? Countries on its borders? Laws? Businesses? Roads? Worries/fears? Time zones? yes to time zones & no to all the others. Now solving the puzzle will be a snap!!
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China only spans 1 time zone(insert question mark here)
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China only spans 1 time zone(insert question mark here)yes!!

****** SPOILER *************
I bet you have never thought about how many time zones China has? But aren't you surprised, as I was, to learn that it has only one? Please see my replacement puzzle.

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