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Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 8:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I find that in general, when I interact with a certain category of people, they treat me far better when I initiate contact through written means such as email than when I call them on the phone. Who is this group and why would they do that?
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Are they people that you know personally?
Service providers that you're a costumer of?
Civil service?
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Do these people share a common physical feature? Profession? Hobby? Views? Religion?

Do they treat you better generally? Is there a one particular way of treating you better?
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Are they people that you know personally? Probably not
Service providers that you're a costumer of? Not really
Civil service? Not really

Do these people share a common physical feature? Profession? Hobby? Views? Yes, no or irr to rest Religion?

Do they treat you better generally? this Is there a one particular way of treating you better?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Are they people that you know personally? Probably not
Service providers that you're a costumer of? Not really
Civil service? Not really

Do these people share a common physical feature? Profession? Hobby? Views? Yes, no or irr to rest Religion?

Do they treat you better generally? this Is there a one particular way of treating you better?
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Do they treat you better because of something about you? About them? Both? Neither?
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are they Jewish?

are they hard of hearing?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Do they treat you better because of something about you? Yope About them? Noish/No Both? See above Neither? See above

are they Jewish? Irr/No

are they hard of hearing? Assume No
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Do they wish to remain anonymous so prefer mail rather than speaking to you over the phone?
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are they native English speakers?

do you have a speech impediment? is there a reason why they might have difficulty understanding you? or you them?
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Are you inadvertently revealing something about yourself when you speak on the phone, that you don't reveal when you email?

If so, is this some trait that is special only for you?

For a small group of people?

A large group?

A considerable percentage of the Earth's population?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Do they wish to remain anonymous so prefer mail rather than speaking to you over the phone? No

are they native English speakers? Assume yes

do you have a speech impediment? irr, assume no is there a reason why they might have difficulty understanding you? or you them? irr, assume no

Are you inadvertently revealing something about yourself when you speak on the phone, that you don't reveal when you email? yes

If so, is this some trait that is special only for you?

For a small group of people? probably this, DOYD of "small" and "large". But it would definitely be a small group of people for whom it actually matters.

A large group?

A considerable percentage of the Earth's population?
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Is your accent relevant? Your age?
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do these people have some sort of prejudice?

do you find it easier to express yourself in writing than on the phone?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Is your accent relevant? No. Your age? Not really. Only in that I'm an adult.

do these people have some sort of prejudice? not intentionally, but probably they do for svv of "prejudice"

do you find it easier to express yourself in writing than on the phone? irr (but yes)
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Do you sound less confident when you speak than in writing?
Is the sound of your voice relevant? (like sounding younger than your age or similar)
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are you using personal email? corporate email?
personal phone? office phone?
are you asking them for some service? at home? at office?
do they provide any service to your office?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Do you sound less confident when you speak than in writing?
Is the sound of your voice relevant? (like sounding younger than your age or similar) irr to all

are you using personal email? corporate email?
personal phone? office phone?
are you asking them for some service? at home? at office?
do they provide any service to your office? irr to all
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is the frequency of interaction relevant? is it daily? weekly? monthly?

is the duration of interaction relevant?
is it in minutes? hours ? days?

the group consists of co-workers of a company?

the purpose of interaction is to share knowledge?
share information? get service? provide service?
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are you revealing your identity in phone? in email?

is the purpose of interaction to complain about something? to report something?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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is the frequency of interaction relevant? is it daily? weekly? monthly?

is the duration of interaction relevant?
is it in minutes? hours ? days? irr

the group consists of co-workers of a company? No/noish

the purpose of interaction is to share knowledge? Sometimes. Not too relevant thoughh
share information? get service? provide service? Could be anyy of these

are you revealing your identity in phone? in email? Yes, explore.

is the purpose of interaction to complain about something? to report something? irr, but probably not reporting anything.
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some information about you gets revealed OVER PHONE-
location?
name?
social status?
intellectual status? knowledge areas?amount of knowledge?
financial status?
something else?
or nothing?

some information about you gets revealed IN EMAIL-
location?
name?
social status?
intellectual status? knowledge areas?amount of knowledge?
financial status?
something else?
or nothing?
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some information about you gets revealed OVER PHONE-
location?
name?
social status?
intellectual status? knowledge areas?amount of knowledge?
financial status?
something else?
or nothing?

some information about you gets revealed IN EMAIL-
location?
name?
social status?
intellectual status? knowledge areas?amount of knowledge?
financial status?
something else?
or nothing?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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some information about you gets revealed OVER PHONE-
location?
name? this....
social status?
intellectual status? knowledge areas?amount of knowledge?
financial status?
something else?
or nothing?

some information about you gets revealed IN EMAIL-
location?
name? this
social status?
intellectual status? knowledge areas?amount of knowledge?
financial status?
something else?
or nothing?

Now explore what I've just told you. Also, as a hint, once you ask a couple pertinent questions on another puzzle of mine, this will become much easier.
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Are you using your first name? middle name? last name? when you call these people by phone?
Are you using your first name? middle name? last name? when you are writing a mail?

Do you think these people misunderstand something in your name when you call them by phone? Does your name often get pronounced wrongly? Does it sound similar to something different? to someone else's name?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Are you using your first name? Yes middle name? irr, assume no last name? yes when you call these people by phone?
Are you using your first name? middle name? last name? when you are writing a mail? same as by phone....

Do you think these people misunderstand something in your name when you call them by phone? No, but.... Does your name often get pronounced wrongly? Yes! Does it sound similar to something different? nothing of relevance to someone else's name? no, but....
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I'm relatively certain I know.
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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I'm relatively certain I know. E-mail me, please. My email is on my profile. I don't want to post it here, and I'm guessing you know why :-)
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Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Via email from Verdant....

Your name is listed as Gregory Koch, right? Yes Koch is a name many differ on pronounciation. Yes, this is relevant The correct German pronounciation, often avoided by prudents, is "kɔx" ("Kok.") Which sounds like another word for a rooster, or something roosters have (as opposed to hens...) This is not how I pronounce my name, nor is this specific pronunciation relevant. I pronounce my name "Kotch" (rhymes with "splotch" and this is somewhat relevant. There is also another relevant pronunciation. While it is not relevant how I pronounce my last name, it is relevant that I don't pronounce it that way.
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is it relevant that we call you Mr. Coke on occasion? =)

Koch/Coke Ln. here in San Jose relevant?

Coke-it-is? (not that I even remember what that was about, I just remember it sounds funny)

Coca-Cola? Atlanta?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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is it relevant that we call you Mr. Coke on occasion? =) Not specifically, no... But the "Coke" pronunciation is indeed relevant.

Koch/Coke Ln. here in San Jose relevant? I don't believe so....

Coke-it-is? (not that I even remember what that was about, I just remember it sounds funny) It was about someone who changed his name to "Coke-it-is" because he was mad that people pronounced his name "Kotch" and then Coca-Cola sued him. And no, it's not relevant

Coca-Cola? Atlanta? No
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Would the people you find easier to interact with in written form immediately understand your surname as of German origin? do these people have a German background? and would recognize you as one of "them"?
Relevant that, if you introduce yourself in writing, easily get around the question of how to pronounce your name?
Are you often asked how to spell your name (when you say it on the phone)?
Would the relevant people find it strange to pronounce your name the way you do?
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Koch brothers relevant?
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Would the people you find easier to interact with in written form immediately understand your surname as of German origin? See below do these people have a German background? and would recognize you as one of "them"? No
Relevant that, if you introduce yourself in writing, easily get around the question of how to pronounce your name? Do you mean I don't have to pronounce my name? Then yes.
Are you often asked how to spell your name (when you say it on the phone)? Yes, but irr
Would the relevant people find it strange to pronounce your name the way you do? Not quite, see below

Koch brothers relevant? YES YES YES!!!!! This should also make another puzzle of mine slightly easier now. And it will be significantly easier when you figure out how they are relevant.
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Your name is pronounced differently, but spelled the same. When in writing, do they treat you better because they assume you're related, but when on the phone, they know you're someone else because of the different pronunciation?
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Koch/Coke Ln. here in San Jose relevant? I don't believe so.... Well, it *is* the reason I read your surname as "Coke" automatically, at any rate; "Koch Lane" is pronounced "Coke Lane" locally.
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Before they hear you pronounce your name, people think that you are related to the bros., and are therefore conservative? or rich? or both?
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Before they hear you pronounce your name, people think that you are related to the bros., yes and are therefore conservative? yopeish (there's a "yope" to this and that "yope" has an "ish") or rich? yes or both?
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Ok.... You've actually got this basically, and I'd like to post a new puzzle, so

****SPOILER****
I am a Libertarian, as are (at least some) of the Koch Brothers. When I email fellow Libertarian Party members/supporters, they sometimes see "Oh, he's a Koch he must have money, so let's be nice to him so he'll donate". When I call and pronounce my last name they know I'm not. Good job to everyone, especially Solitaire. Check out my new puzzle.
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There was a young man named Koch
Whose L.Q. (lateral quotient) has raised a noch.
He may not be rich,
But he's one of which
Their escutcheon has not a boch!

Pls escuse convoluted rhyme & grammar.
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Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 6:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There was a young man, Greg Koch
Who's really a very nice bloke
He's rich in friends
For till LTPF ends
We'll keep calling him our Mr. Coke.

=) I couldn't resist. The pronunciation doesn't work any other way in my head. Sorry, Greg.

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