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Rbruma (Rbruma)
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Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No! It wasn't her!

Possibly a quickie and also kind of silly, but a real scrund I had once
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Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 8:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Her = H/A/F? H/C/F?
Her = You? Someone else? Real? Fictional?
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Her = H/A/F? Assume this. Not really relevantH/C/F?
Her = You? No Someone else? So, yes Real? Yope. Irrelevant Fictional?
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(Her = You? No Mea culpa *facepalm* I didn't notice that the "her" couldn't possibly apply to you until I checked just now. Please forgive me.)

Yopishly real, but that's irrelevant? A lot of things are irrelevant, lol...

Is the woman alive today (or would she be if she was really real, not yopishly real)?
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 7:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

***BLOOPER***

Her = H/A/F? should have been answered: Adult - Assume this. Not really relevant; H and F are relevant


(Her = You? No Mea culpa *facepalm* I didn't notice that the "her" couldn't possibly apply to you until I checked just now. Please forgive me.) Hehe, that's ok

Yopishly real, Yes but that's irrelevant? Indeed so A lot of things are irrelevant, lol... The relevant part didn't come out yet, but hopefully it will soon. See also the blooper above

Is the woman alive today Again, it's a yope and FA. If the uncertainty will persist, I will correct it later (or would she be if she was really real, not yopishly real)?
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 12:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the woman a mannequin? A statue? A cardboard cutout? Some other form of a human that isn't actually a human?
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Is the woman a mannequin? A statue? A cardboard cutout? Some other form of a human that isn't actually a human? No to all, as per the blooper above. Also a FA. We need to go a bit more laterally here
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Is the woman a flesh-and-blood human? Is she a robot?
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Is the woman a flesh-and-blood human? Possibly, but the FA is still there Is she a robot? Let's assume she is not. Same FA
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Is she a woman? Could she be a young child?
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Is she a woman? In the sense that she is a female. Age doesn't count. Same FA Could she be a young child? Yes
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Is she a clone?
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Is she a clone? It could be, but again it's irrelevant. Maybe changing the line of questioning will help.
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Did you make a grammatical error? Perhaps, for example, a French person might say 'that's a nice table. I really love her.' In which case, it wasn't 'her'. This kind of idea, or not?
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Did you make a grammatical error? Not this, but this is the right line of thinking. Good question Perhaps, for example, a French person might say 'that's a nice table. I really love her.' In which case, it wasn't 'her'. This kind of idea, or not? See above
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Did you say 'her' when it was actually a 'him'?
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Did you say 'her' when it was actually a 'him'? Pretty close, but I didn't use pronouns, but names. Excellent breakthrough!

Remaining: why did I consider (and still do) that this mistake was very embarassing? And what name did I mistake for what?
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can the name be used for both men and women? Or is it mistaking something like Joan of Arc for John of Arc?
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Can the name be used for both men and women? No Or is it mistaking something like Joan of Arc for John of Arc? Not this, but very much OTRT
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Do the names sound similar? Are they spelled similarly?
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Do the names sound similar? To me, they do Are they spelled similarly? To some extent, but they are certainly different
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Are they common names? Are they first names?
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Are they common names? Are they first names? For the female name, yes to both. For the male name, I don't know the answer to the first question and it's a yope to the second
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Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the name typically a female name? But is sometimes used for males? Is the female well-known? A historical figure?
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Is the name typically a female name? Yes But is sometimes used for males? Never, AFAIK Is the female well-known? Again a FA. Let me try to put an end to this and to the former yopes: A female name is relevant, by some sources quite a common name. A certain person - HAF at some point, now dead -- might have been the source of the scrund, and she is famous. Your choice is threefold: 1. Either explore the relevant female person 2. Or the relevant male whose name was mistaken for hers 3. Do neither and arise at either #1 or #2 above by enquiring why it may have been so embarassing for me. Of course, any other course of action is permitted. A historical figure? DOYD of historical
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The male...is he a real person as well? Did you think the male and female were one and the same?
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The male...is he a real person as well? No! Good q. Did you think the male and female were one and the same? No
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Is the male a fictional character? From a movie? TV show? Book? Video game? Comic strip? Radio serial? Magazine?
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Did the scrund make you think that the famous HAF was really a HAM? because you had never seen pictures of her?

Was it embarrassing to find out you had made the mistake because you personally know/knew a woman with the relevant female name? or in the case you thought she was HAM, did you know something about her that should have made you think she was probably female (like, for instance, she fought for women's right to vote)?
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Is the male a fictional character? I think so From a movie? TV show? Book? This one, though he can appear in any media Video game? Comic strip? Radio serial? Magazine?

Did the scrund make you think that the famous HAF was really a HAM? The other way around because you had never seen pictures of her? Visual take no place in my life :=)

Was it embarrassing to find out you had made the mistake because you personally know/knew a woman with the relevant female name? or in the case you thought she was HAM, did you know something about her that should have made you think she was probably female (like, for instance, she fought for women's right to vote)? Nice thoughts, but wrong. I simply named a famous male with a common female name. Incidentally, this common name was also of a famous person and I conjectured that was the cause of my scrund
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Did you actually read the book? Was that how your scrund was cured? Irrelevant?
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Did you actually read the book? I did not, at that point and not even today Was that how your scrund was cured? It was cured by a more embarrassing mean, but I could've been spared if I did read Irrelevant? Not at all... I've mistaken the names because I didn't see one of them being spelled out and thought they were the same. Something like the nice Lady Mondergreen
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Were you discussing the book with others? And people were happy to cure you of your scrund in a most embarrassing manner?
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Was the book written in [LTPF list of centuries]? Is it the Bible?
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Were you discussing the book with others? Noish And people were happy to cure you of your scrund in a most embarrassing manner? They did, alas
Was the book written in [LTPF list of centuries]? It wasn't a book per se, but some collection of legends, starting from 12th century Is it the Bible? Not this
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Are the legends specific to one country? The US?
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Are the legends specific to one country? Yes The US? Not this, though
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Is the country in Europe? Asia? Africa? North America? South America? Australia? Antarctica?
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Is the country in Europe? This. UK Asia? Africa? North America? South America? Australia? Antarctica?
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Are they fairy tales?
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Robyn Hood?
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King Arthur?
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Merlin/Marlene? Is this OTRT?
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Robyn Hood?
King Arthur?
Merlin/Marlene? Is this OTRT? More than OTRT, is close enough to declare a

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

In high - school, in the English class, we had to write something about the Arthurian legend. I vaguely recollected something about a wizard, but forgot his name, so I asked a colleague. He whispered 'Merlin', but since I have never saw it written down I proudly wrote about King Arthur and the wizard Marylin. When the papers were brought in next time, it became apparent that I was the fool of the class. Heh...


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