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Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 12:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He is more popular than his namesake.

He = his = HAM
Likely a quickie
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he alive? Is his namesake? Are they both famous? Is the namesake fictional?

Do they share a christian name or surname? or both?

For popular do you mean liked or just well known?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 3:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he alive? Yes Is his namesake? Yesish/Yope Are they both famous? The namesake, No. "He" is not famous per se, but certainly well-known among a certain group. Is the namesake fictional? No

Do they share a christian name or surname? or both? Neither

For popular do you mean liked or just well known? Well-known
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 5:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Certain group = LTPFers?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Woodworm?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 9:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Certain group = LTPFers? Yes - that went fast!

Woodworm? No, but oh so close.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 10:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does his name include "Wood"? Or "Worm"? Or any part of Woodworm's real name?
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The hairy woubit?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 09, 2010 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bet that's it...and I bet Tortie and I inspired this puzzle. *snicker*
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does his name include "Wood"? Or "Worm"? Or any part of Woodworm's real name? No, but in the words of Woubit, help is at hand...

The hairy woubit? Indeed it is, although I have no way of knowing if he, like the caterpillar, is hairy or not.

Now how is our Woubit more popular than the hairy woubit?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

because mr. woubit is a very fine puzzler indeed, and everyone here has heard of him, while Tortie and I had no idea that unlike Tigger, he was not the only one?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

because mr. woubit is a very fine puzzler indeed, and everyone here has heard of him, while Tortie and I had no idea that unlike Tigger, he was not the only one? No, although that is certainly true - the sense in which Woubit is more popular than the hairy woubit comes from outside the LTPF.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 10:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that fact that woubit is fairly google proof relevant? e.g it does not appear in on-line dictionary .

Or maybe when you google woubit the first hit is a puzzle from this forum rather than his hairy namesake?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 1:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is that fact that woubit is fairly google proof relevant? e.g it does not appear in on-line dictionary . No, but...

Or maybe when you google woubit the first hit is a puzzle from this forum rather than his hairy namesake? ...*jedi hand wipe* This IS the answer you are looking for.

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

Not much more to add - see Peter's correct guess above for the solution.

Nice quick solve, everyone!
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 4:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, you managed to answer Tortie's question about 'what is a woubit' more elaborately than 'mr. woubit is' for me, so thank you. *grin*
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Posted on Friday, November 12, 2010 - 2:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A woubit is the larva of the tiger moth. In the alternative form "oobit", it is used as a term of more or less affectionate contempt in the North of England - "tha great oobit". Though I was born several thousand miles south of Yorkshire in what is now Zimbabwe, and though I had no beard nor any other resemblance to a hairy caterpillar when I was at school in England, the nickname was bestowed upon me by my classmates for reasons that doubtless seemed sound to them at the time.

No honorific is required - the appellation "mr. woubit" seems to me strange. I will answer to "Hi!" or to any loud cry such as "Fry me!" or "Fritter my wig!" Meanwhile I shall do my best to continue to be, for I would never wish it said that Kayleetonkslupin had told her sibling a lie.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Friday, November 12, 2010 - 3:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hmm, kaylee is not at all familiar with tiger moths, but kaylee trusts that woubit is telling the truth, as woubit is a truthful woubit (and a very fine puzzler indeed, as kaylee has previously mentioned. Balin believes that Tortie's puzzle was somewhat woubit-y. Kaylee wonders whether woubit believes the puzzle was woubit-y? which means having the appearance or difficulty of a woubit puzzle.

kaylee was granted the appellation "fuzzy" by friends in school, for reasons which doubtless seemed sound to them at the time. they believed kaylee was innocent and cuddly like a hamster, and hamsters are fuzzy by nature. kaylee does not pretend to understand the workings of said friends' minds.

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