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They wanted to give him a national medal of honor for dishonoring his country.

His=him. They = his country.

He = HAM.
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Did he actually dishonor his country?
Is "he" royalty?
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Is his country Gregory Coke Land? =)

True story?
FYOI?
FSEI?
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Did he actually dishonor his country? That's how I would describe it, yes
Is "he" royalty? No
Is his country Gregory Coke Land? =) lol, no

True story? yes
FYOI?
FSEI?
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were "they" from a different country?
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were "they" from a different country? From "him"? No. (Well, actually noish, but the ish is irrelevant.
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was he a spy? a traitor?
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Was the "country" made up of a bunch of smaller countries? Like Germany/Italy/Greece/etc. before unification, or the Soviet Union before dissolution, or any number of empires, lol? And if so, did he reside in one of the smaller countries and the others were from the same "country" but not the same smaller country?
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was he a spy? a traitor? None of the above

Was the "country" made up of a bunch of smaller countries? Like Germany/Italy/Greece/etc. before unification, or the Soviet Union before dissolution, or any number of empires, lol? And if so, did he reside in one of the smaller countries and the others were from the same "country" but not the same smaller country? No, but come to think of it, it's fairly interesting that you brought this up.
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O_o It is?

Hmm...does...oh lord, this is going to bother me.
Is the SCA relevant?
Some other "fictional" arrangement of kingdoms/countries/provinces/what have you?
Is a separatist movement relevant? A suggested new country or political entity that recognizes itself as sovereign but is unrecognized by others? Or by some other countries, but not all others?
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O_o It is? Yeah, a bit.

Hmm...does...oh lord, this is going to bother me.
Is the SCA relevant? I don't think so
Some other "fictional" arrangement of kingdoms/countries/provinces/what have you? No
Is a separatist movement relevant? Not directly, but perhaps laterally A suggested new country or political entity that recognizes itself as sovereign but is unrecognized by others? No Or by some other countries, but not all others? No
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Is it interesting that I brought it up *because *I* brought it up* or because it was mentioned at all? Is one of my interests relevant?
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Is it interesting that I brought it up *because *I* brought it up* no or because it was mentioned at all? this Is one of my interests relevant? Not that I know of.
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Did this occur during a war? in the twentieth century? in europe?
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Did this occur during a war? in the twentieth century? in europe? Yes to this, no to rest
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had the country changed ruler between him dishonouring it and the others wanting to award him a medal? for example had there been a revolution or civil war?
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had the country changed ruler between him dishonouring it and the others wanting to award him a medal? for example had there been a revolution or civil war? No
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Would it be helpful to figure out the specific country? Was it on [LTPF list of continents] (if you do allow this list in this puzzle)?
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Would it be helpful to figure out the specific country? It could, although I'm guessing it won't help anyone on this forum unless you're familiar with the specific incident. Was it on [LTPF list of continents] (if you do allow this list in this puzzle)? Europe
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Is it one of the:
Nordic countries?
Western Europe?
Southern Europe?
Central Europe?
Southeastern Europe?
Eastern Europe?

(as defined by this game)
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Is it one of the:
Nordic countries?
Western Europe?
Southern Europe?
Central Europe?
Southeastern Europe? This.... To spare you further trouble, it's Croatia. (That's why your "country that's part of a country" remark was interesting, but irrelevant.
Eastern Europe?

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the former Yugoslavia relevant at all?
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the former Yugoslavia relevant at all? Only in that it took place in Croatia....
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Hi Gregory

Did the people who gave him the medal consider that he had dishonoured his country? Did he dishnonour it by doing something? doing many things? Saything something? Writing something?

Did the people who gave him the medal know what he had done/said/written/other when they decided to give him the medal? Did they have a false impression of it? Did they give him a medal for a reason other than whatever he did to dishonour his country?
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Hi Gregory Hi Jane. Welcome!

Did the people who gave him the medal consider that he had dishonoured his country? Well, there's more to it than that, but I suppose they did. Did he dishnonour it by doing something? In a way, DOYD (depends on your definition) of "doing". doing many things? No Saying something? Yesish, this is probably closest. Writing something? No

Did the people who gave him the medal know what he had done/said/written/other when they decided to give him the medal? yes, but there's more to it. Did they have a false impression of it? No Did they give him a medal for a reason other than whatever he did to dishonour his country? Sort of, it was related to the dishonoring, but as I said, there's more to the story than that, and that's why they wanted to give him the medal.

Also, slight FA that isn't really relevant so I'll clear it: I don't believe he actually ever received the medal of honor. It was proposed, but I don't believe it ever happened. This isn't at all relevant though, so carry on. Actually, I suppose it is slightly relevant. The fact that he never received the medal is irrelevant, but once again, there is some other element.
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Did he dishonour his country in the process of doing something medalworthy? Did he do something medalworthy in the process of dishonouring his country?

Is it relevant when this happened? I assume it was relatively recently if it happened in Croatia. But is the exact date relevant? Is what was happening in Croatia at the time relevant? Is what was happening somewhere else at the time relevant?

Was he Croatian? Did he leave Croatia at any time relevant to this puzzle?
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Did he dishonour his country in the process of doing something medalworthy? Did he do something medalworthy in the process of dishonouring his country? I'm not sure how to answer this. Try rephrasing.

Is it relevant when this happened? Only because it's true I assume it was relatively recently if it happened in Croatia. Yeah .... But is the exact date relevant? only because it's true Is what was happening in Croatia at the time relevant? No Is what was happening somewhere else at the time relevant? Only where he was

Was he Croatian? Did he leave Croatia at any time relevant to this puzzle? He's British-Croatian. But this would work if he were Croatian as well, although the incident would be less likely to happen.
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Welcome Jane!
Rephrasing Jane's questions:
When he dishonored his country, did he also do something that earned him a medal? Did he do something that earned him a medal, but also dishonored his country while doing it?
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Thanks! I'm actually back after a LONG absence. It's really nice to see it's still going strong!

So, why was he given a medal: for bravery? for heroism? for saving lives? for helping people? for something that benefitted other people? for something he had done? said? written?

Did he do whatever he did to be given the medal in less than a day? Less than a week? On one occasion? Over a period of time? Did he do it once? More than once?
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When he dishonored his country, did he also do something that earned him a medal? Did he do something that earned him a medal, but also dishonored his country while doing it? The second one is probably closer
So, why was he given a medal: for bravery? for heroism? for saving lives? for helping people? for something that benefitted other people? this is closest, but not the best way to describe it for something he had done? DOYD of "done" said? Yesish written? No to rest

Did he do whatever he did to be given the medal in less than a day? Much less, probably about two minutes or two hours, depending on how we define the period Less than a week? On one occasion? Over a period of time? Did he do it once? More than once?
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Was it a medal for an achievement of some kind? a professional? art? sports? prize?
Sports relevant at all?
Was he given the medal for being honest (or being fair) in some situation? although this resulted in disadvantage for his country?
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did the thing he said benefit a country rather than individuals? did it boost morale? give the enemy false information?

was it broadcast? on the radio? did he make a speech?

was he British? American?
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if he was British, was he from Scotland? England? N. Ireland? Wales? If England, was he from Cornwall? Devon? Surrey? London? Staffordshire? Cambridge? Oxford? York? Wessex? Sussex? Gloucester(shire?)? Kent? Someplace else I haven't mentioned as England is too big to remember everything? (lol) was he perhaps from the Isle of Man? Guernsey or Jersey? Isle of Wight?

Or maybe from a Commonwealth Realm? *wonders if Shez can name them all without Googlepedia*
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Was it a medal for an achievement of some kind? a professional? art? sports? Yope prize? No to rest
Sports relevant at all? Yes, it's relevant, although as I said above, the achievement was only yopely sports-related.
Was he given the medal for being honest (or being fair) in some situation? although this resulted in disadvantage for his country? No, good thought though.

did the thing he said benefit a country It did rather than individuals? But this too did it boost morale? I suppose give the enemy false information? FA, there was no war, although I suppose in a humorous way this is true. Just assume no, though.

was it broadcast? <b> In Croatia (and probably in Britain and other countries too, although irr to all except Croatia and Britain, specifically England) on the radio? I believe so, at least in Croatia and England, not particularly relevant if it was radio or TV did he make a speech? No, except for svv of "Speech"

was he British? American? He was Anglo-Croatian, I believe

if he was British, was he from Scotland? England? this, I think. But remember, he was Anglo-Croatian. N. Ireland? Wales? If England, was he from Cornwall? Devon? Surrey? London? Staffordshire? Cambridge? Oxford? York? Wessex? Sussex? Gloucester(shire?)? Kent? Someplace else I haven't mentioned as England is too big to remember everything? (lol) was he perhaps from the Isle of Man? Guernsey or Jersey? Isle of Wight? He was born in London, but has Croatian ancestry. For the purposes of this puzzle, assume he is Anglo-Croatian. I did further research after this puzzle was made that shows he is more English than Croatian, but just assume he is Anglo-Croatian so it fits the puzzle statement.

Or maybe from a Commonwealth Realm? *wonders if Shez can name them all without Googlepedia*
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Just to confirm: was Croatia the country he dishonoured? Was Croatia the country that awarded him the medal (or was going to)?

Is he a singer? Did he sing the song associated with a sporting event? Did he represent his country in the Eurovision song contest (which to my mind automatically denotes dishonouring it)?

Is sport yopeishly relevant because one or more particular sports feature in the circumstances of the puzzle? Because there was a competition? Because what he "said" was in some way related to sport? Is sport related to his dishonouring his country? To his getting a medal?

Is he still alive? Is he famous in England? Is he famous in Croatia? Do the general public in England think well of him? Do the general public in Croatia? Is he a figure of ridicule in England? Croatia?
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moi? Ill have a go if it turns out that he's from a Commonwealth country, but I think it's just boring old England
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Just to confirm: was Croatia the country he dishonoured? Was Croatia the country that awarded him the medal (or was going to)? Yes to both

Is he a singer? Yes! Did he sing the song associated with a sporting event? Not quite, but OTRT Did he represent his country in the Eurovision song contest (which to my mind automatically denotes dishonouring it)? No

Is sport yopeishly relevant because one or more particular sports feature in the circumstances of the puzzle? yes - one Because there was a competition? yes or yesish Because what he "said" was in some way related to sport? No, and you're close to figuring out why it is yesishly said Is sport related to his dishonouring his country? Only in that it was at a sporting event. To his getting a medal? Yes

Is he still alive? I believe so Is he famous in England? I think so. Is he famous in Croatia? Now for sure. Before the incident, idk. Do the general public in England think well of him? Yes I think. Do the general public in Croatia? Probably. Is he a figure of ridicule in England? Croatia? As it relates to this incident, yes to both. Otherwise, no to both.

moi? Ill have a go if it turns out that he's from a Commonwealth country, but I think it's just boring old England I'm pretty sure he's from England. What were you thinking of? Also, he may live in Scotland now, I'm not sure. One source gave his "location" as Edinburgh, United Kingdom (presumably Scotland, I don't know of any Edinburgh in England), but all sources indicate he is from London with Croatian ancestry.
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Did he sing at a sporting event? Sing one or more national anthems? Did he write a song for the event?

Did they award him a medal for singing? For what he did at the sporting event (if this was not singing)? Did he dishonour his country while he was singing/doing whatever he did to earn the medal?

Did he make a mistake? Did he get the words wrong? Did he sing in English? Croatian? Was he a known singer before the sporting event? Was he supposed to sing at the event? Was it a spontaneous decision?

Did the sporting event take place in England? In Croatia? Is it relevant what sport it is?

Was he a known singer before the sporting event? Was he supposed to sing at the event?
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Did he sing at a sporting event? Yes! Sing one or more national anthems? He sang the Croatian anthem, but not the England one (I don't think so at least. If so, it's not relevant. However, slight -ish to the Croatian anthem Did he write a song for the event? No



Did they award him a medal for singing? Yope/yesish For what he did at the sporting event (if this was not singing)? No, but.... (ish) Did he dishonour his country while he was singing yes doing whatever he did to earn the medal? no, slight FA

Did he make a mistake? YES!!!!!! Did he get the words wrong? YES!!!!! Did he sing in English? Croatian? this Was he a known singer before the sporting event? assume yes Was he supposed to sing at the event? assume this Was it a spontaneous decision?

Did the sporting event take place in England? this, not overly relevant except that the singer lives in Britain In Croatia? Is it relevant what sport it is? Well, it's true, but I suppose some other sports could have worked. I don't know which ones. It was soccer (football as those Europeans call it).

Was he a known singer before the sporting event? Was he supposed to sing at the event? I think you asked these twice

You've just got one part left: How did his singing the lyrics wrong (dishonoring his country) lead to him winning (or possibly winning) the medal of honor?
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Would discovering the lyrics of the Croatian national anthem help at this point?

Did he get the words wrong by accident? Deliberately?

OK, so it's relevant that he lived in England, and it's relevant that he was Anglo-Croation...is this right? Assuming so, does this mean that there is something about his being English that is relevant? Speaking English? Did he "dishonour" his country in the eyes of English people? Croatian people? Was the country that he dishonoured England? Croatia?
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Would discovering the lyrics of the Croatian national anthem help at this point? only if you speak Croatian

Did he get the words wrong by accident? assume this Deliberately?

OK, so it's relevant that he lived in England, and it's relevant that he was Anglo-Croation...is this right? Only because it happened in England Assuming so, does this mean that there is something about his being English that is relevant? Speaking English? Well, mainly speaking a language other than Croatian, but it could have been Spanish if they were playing in Madrid, etc. Did he "dishonour" his country in the eyes of English people? Croatian people? both, I suppose Was the country that he dishonoured England? Croatia? this
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Did he sing the national anthem in Croatian? In English? Did he use one or more words belonging to the other language by mistake? Did people find his mistake funny? Did non-Croatian speakers realise at the time that he had got the words wrong?

Were England playing Croatia? Did England win? Did Croatia win? Is the result of the game relevant? Did his getting the words wrong cause something to happen which benefitted Croatia? Would they have considered giving him a medal if he had got the words right?

Was it the fact and any as yet unidentified result(s) of his mistake that caused him to get the medal? Or something about the mistake in particular, such as the particular words he used?
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Did Croatia win the match? and afterwards they took the anthem singer's mistake as a good omen?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Did he sing the national anthem in Croatian? this In English? Did he use one or more words belonging to the other language by mistake? No Did people find his mistake funny? Yes Did non-Croatian speakers realise at the time that he had got the words wrong? Not really, but they noticed the players and other Croatian speakers laughing and may have figured it out

Were England playing Croatia? Yes! Did England win? Did Croatia win? this Is the result of the game relevant? yes Did his getting the words wrong cause something to happen which benefitted Croatia? See below, assume yes Would they have considered giving him a medal if he had got the words right? No

Was it the fact and any as yet unidentified result(s) of his mistake that caused him to get the medal? see below Or something about the mistake in particular, such as the particular words he used? Not really
Did Croatia win the match? and afterwards they took the anthem singer's mistake as a good omen? Nailed it. And that is the


****SPOILER****
From http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/11/23/national_anthem_gaffe/

Before a crucial Euro 2008 qualifying match between Croatia and England at Wembley Stadium, singer Tony Henry sang most of the Croatian anthem flawlessly until he got to the line "Mila kuda si planina", meaning "You know my dear, how much we love your mountains". However, he sang "Mila kura si planina", which I will not translate in this forum because, while amusing, it is not G-rated or even PG-rated. But it's in the link.
Anyway, Croatia went on to win the match and qualify for Euro 2008 main competition. According to the team, the gaffe relaxed them before the match and made it easier for them to win. Some suggested giving Henry a medal, others suggested making him the team mascot for the finals of the competition. Good job everyone, especially Sundowner for the final nail.
Jane (Jane)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 2:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great story, and great puzzle
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 2:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

excellent!

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