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Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just a few minutes ago, I was sure that I was all alone and that no-one would come and disturb me, so I ubidenailed. But then, someone did catch me in the act, making me feel kind of awkward.

What is ubidenailing?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 8:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you always ubidenail alone? Does it require a computer?
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Do you always ubidenail alone? Yes Does it require a computer? No
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Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant who caught you? If so, H? A? M? A relative? A friend?

Can you ubidenail indoors? Outdoors? Can a child ubidenail? An adult? An elderly person? Someone handicapped? Blind? Deaf? Mute? Paralyzed? Dead?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Monday, March 21, 2011 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant who caught you? No If so, H? A? M? But it was this A relative? A friend?

Can you ubidenail indoors? Yes Outdoors? Yes Can a child ubidenail? Yes An adult? Yes An elderly person? Yes Someone handicapped? Yes (with the exception of the deaf) Blind? Yes Deaf? No Mute? Yes Paralyzed? Yes Dead? No
Tortiekitten (Tortiekitten)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Music relevant?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Music relevant? Yes
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 1:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Playing an instrument relevant? Singing?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 1:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Playing an instrument relevant? No Singing? No with a tiny -ish
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 2:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Humming? Whistling? Listening to music?
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Humming? No Whistling? No Listening to music? Yes, but there's more to it
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it doing some really embarassing dance when you think you're alone?

Doing something in front of a mirror?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it doing some really embarassing dance when you think you're alone? No, but OTRT

Doing something in front of a mirror? No
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Miming with a hairbrush as a mike?

I'm probably revealing a lot about myself by asking these questions
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Miming with a hairbrush as a mike? No, but even more OTRT

I'm probably revealing a lot about myself by asking these questions Heh heh :-)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it singing/dancing along with your headphones in?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it singing No with a little -ish /dancing No along with your headphones in? Yes
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 1:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Conducting an imaginery orchestra?
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Conducting an imaginery orchestra? lol, no xD
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 2:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

air guitar? air drums?
Potato (Potato)
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Conducting an imaginery orchestra? lol, no xD
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oops, sorry for that double post, my computer was being weird... oO

air guitar? air drums? No to both
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 7:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

rapping?
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

rapping? No (remember, it can be done by mute and paralyzed people, too)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The reason why deaf people cannot ubidenail, is that only because they cannot hear the music? or is there another reason?

Do you sit still while you ubidenail?
Potato (Potato)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 7:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The reason why deaf people cannot ubidenail, is that only because they cannot hear the music? Yes or is there another reason? Thus no

Do you sit still while you ubidenail? It can be done sitting, but normally, I walk.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 8:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it require movement of the body? (I'm assuming no since paralyzed people can do it.)

Do you make sound while ubidenailing? With your mouth? Humming?
Potato (Potato)
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Does it require movement of the body? (I'm assuming no since paralyzed people can do it.) Not of anything below the shoulders

Do you make sound while ubidenailing? No With your mouth? I use my mouth, but not for making sounds... Humming? No
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 10:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you mimicing someone when you ubidenail?
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 11:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lip syncing relevant?
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Are you mimicing someone when you ubidenail? Yesish

Lip syncing relevant? Yes!


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

Ubidenailing ("ubidenail" is an anagram of "inaudible") is lip syncing to songs listened to through headphones (in my case, it's the music on my MP3 player), sometimes including the corresponding mimics. I sometimes just can't help doing that if I'm in the mood and there's a song I really like but I make sure to only do it when there's no-one around who could see me since it probably looks weird, especially considering that other persons can't hear the music, so all they'd get is the funny faces I'm making xD

Shortly before starting the puzzle, I did that while I was walking up the stairs to my apartment when suddenly, the guy cleaning the stairs and hallways came from around the corner. I'm not completely sure if he saw me ubidenailing but I think he did. However, he acted as if nothing strange had happened and started to do some small talk with me but all the time I was just thinking "God, I SO want to vanish right now..."

BTW, the puzzle title is a hint at the song I was ubidenailing to. It was "Postcards" (=mail) by Amber Pacific (=sea). ^^
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hee hee I do that all the time. Imagine if the cleaner had been able to lip read and saw you lip synching ooh something like "I wanna know what love is , I want you to show me". He may well have gotten the wrong idea.

Have you ever found yourself moving your head from side to side when listening to "I just called to say I love you" much as Stevie Wonder does? I just can't stop myself doing that. We'll have to come up with a neo for this.

Nice puzzle.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 3:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I do that too, and I sometimes feel like doing it on the bus or train. People give you weird looks, but hey, it's worth it!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 4:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I do that too, but if I'm alone, I'll sing. I ubidenail more when I'm with others.
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Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 11:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I do it all the time at work :-) and sometimes I sing aloud as well...but I don't think anyone can hear me because I sing quietly and my airhat (won't explain) makes it hard for others to even hear me talk if I talk quietly.
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Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

airhat iz preventz teh kitteh from eatin teh mice in teh mouse room. but kitteh prefurz cheezburgur.

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