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Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

To avoid waiting, I sometimes ducthic. Possibly some of you do too. What does it mean to ducthic? (may be a quickie)
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what you're waiting for? Do you ducthic to pass the time? Or to cut waiting time short? Or eliminate it altogether? Can it be said that you ducthic out of laziness? Or because you're in a hurry? Or bored? Can you ducthic to avoid waiting for: the bus? A friend? Dinner? Good weather? The weekend? Bedtime? Quitting time? A doctor? The end of the world as we know it? Does it make you feel fine?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or waiting for responses on the LTPF?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 - 9:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does ducthicing involve a computer? Food? Can young people ducthic? Adults?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 12:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant what you're waiting for? Yes, very much so Do you ducthic to pass the time? Or to cut waiting time short? This Or eliminate it altogether? Can it be said that you ducthic out of laziness? Or because you're in a hurry? Mostly this Or bored? Can you ducthic to avoid waiting for: the bus? A friend? Dinner? Good weather? The weekend? Bedtime? Quitting time? A doctor? The end of the world as we know it? No to all Does it make you feel fine? How?

Or waiting for responses on the LTPF?No

Does ducthicing involve a computer? No Food? No, but OTRT Can young people ducthic? Yes Adults? Yes
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 1:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is something edible involved in ducthicing? A drink?
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 7:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you speed up the preparation of something? Use a microwave instead of a kettle for instance?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 8:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is something edible involved in ducthicing? No A drink? Yes

Do you speed up the preparation of something? Not in the sense of the example, but the part that goes faster is in preparation for something else Use a microwave instead of a kettle for instance?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 8:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have a few drinks for Dutch courage before an evening out, to avoid that socially awkward stage at the beginning of a party? ;-)
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 8:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you have a few drinks for Dutch courage before an evening out, to avoid that socially awkward stage at the beginning of a party? ;-) No and possible FA
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 11:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the drink alcoholic? Caffeinic? (can you say that?) Sweet? Fizzy? Cold? Hot? On fire? Does ducthicing mean you get to drink the drink sooner? Or finish it quicker? Or is the drinking itself not involved? Is the drink involved meant for you? For someone else? For sharing?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 2:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you actually drink the drink?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 7:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the drink alcoholic? No Caffeinic? (can you say that?)Yes, it is. And I think the word is "caffeinated" Sweet?No Fizzy?No Cold?No Hot?Yes On fire? No haha Does ducthicing mean you get to drink the drink sooner?This Or finish it quicker?And maybe this too Or is the drinking itself not involved?No, it's involved Is the drink involved meant for you? This For someone else? For sharing?

Do you actually drink the drink? Yes, but after you ducthic (if you choose to do so)
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you add cold water or more milk to tea? coffee? in order to drink it immediately?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you blow on the drink to cool it faster?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you add cold water or more milk to tea? coffee? The drink is coffee, but water or milk is not involved in order to drink it immediately?

Do you blow on the drink to cool it faster? Well, I do also, but that is not the subject of this puzzle
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 10:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the coffee regular? Decaf? A special blend? A certain brand? Relevant?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 10:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you ducthic the coffee in order to cool it down? Does it make sense to say that you "ducthic the coffee"? Do you put an ice cube in it? Pour it somewhere relevant? On a saucer? In a cold pot? Do you mix anything into the coffee?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 11:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the coffee regular? Decaf? A special blend? A certain brand? Relevant?Irr.

Do you ducthic the coffee in order to cool it down?Yes Does it make sense to say that you "ducthic the coffee"? It is done to the coffee, though the phrasing may seem odd once you know the answer Do you put an ice cube in it? No Pour it somewhere relevant? Yes On a saucer? Maybe In a cold pot? Maybe Do you mix anything into the coffee? No

There's a good chance I'll $p0il after the next post
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 1:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you make it in a cold cup, perhaps one that has been in the fridge? Or you pour it from it's original cup into another colder container?
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 7:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or even pour it back and forth a few times, so that you get more evaporative cooling?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 7:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you make it in a cold cup, perhaps one that has been in the fridge? No Or you pour it from it's original cup into another colder container? Not necessary colder, but you basically got it:

To "ducthic" is to divide up coffee to help it cool... in other words, splitting one cup of coffee among multiple cups or other containers so that each cup has less depth of liquid and therefore loses heat faster.

This puzzle was really kind of silly, and I did it mainly because I wanted to know how many people here do this. Of course, lots of people (including myself) blow on a cup of coffee, shake it, etc. It's also possible to add cold water, but I find I don't like the watered-down flavor. So when I have an extra cup sitting around I often will pour some into that if I'm in a hurry to drink it.

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