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Solo1 (Solo1)
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Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If you have ever been trusumed, chances are you live in a small town.
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Posted on Friday, June 15, 2012 - 11:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is transportation relevant?
Interacting with other people relevant?
Nature relevant (If so, animals? Plants?)?
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Is transportation relevant? Could be, but not necessarily. Mostly irr.
Interacting with other people relevant? Yes, very relevant.
Nature relevant (If so, animals? Plants?)? Could be, but mostly irr.
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Is talking to a person relevant?
Talking about a person?
Knowing a large number of persons in town?

Gossiping relevant?
Greeting relevant?

Is interacting with a certain group of persons relevant? If so
...children?
...adults?
...the elderly?
...family members?
...friends?
...strangers?
...people with a specific occupation?

In smaller towns, you rather have single family houses and smaller buildings than in (the centers of) large towns. That relevant?
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is talking to a person relevant? Talking is involved.
Talking about a person? No
Knowing a large number of persons in town? Yes!

Gossiping relevant? Noish or yopish - only a side effect.
Greeting relevant? As above

Is interacting with a certain group of persons relevant? If so Yes
...children? No
...adults? Yes
...the elderly? no
...family members? no
...friends? yope
...strangers? noish
...people with a specific occupation? occupations, yes

In smaller towns, you rather have single family houses and smaller buildings than in (the centers of) large towns. That relevant? No.
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 - 6:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't know what it's like in your place, but where I grew up, the name of the person running a business (especially small groceries) is often used synonymously with the business, even if the business actually has a completely different name. This relevant?
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Don't know what it's like in your place, but where I grew up, the name of the person running a business (especially small groceries) is often used synonymously with the business, even if the business actually has a completely different name. This relevant? Often true, but not relevant here - although business people may be involved.

Another sign you live in a small town is that people give directions by where something _used_ to be. But not the case here either.
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Is the fact that every people know each other, relevant? That they call you by your name all the time?

Trying to guess something here... I never lived in a small town
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Is the fact that every people know each other, relevant?Yessish. Not everybody knowing everybody - the town isn't that small (about 8000 people). And not in the sense of being close friends. That they call you by your name all the time? No, although they know my name. The neologism involves something aside from friendship or acquaintance.

Trying to guess something here... I never lived in a small townI've lived on farms, in small, large, very large, and middle-sized towns - the whole gamut. This puzzle could apply in some neighborhoods of larger towns or cities, if that helps.
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Is it something of a discount for small stores where you know the owner?

Are you a musician greeted by hometown fans that you also know? (or simply a person who has come back from a far away place or come home after a long period of time being away)?
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Is it having interacted with every person of a specific occupation in a certain way (for example, having been served once by every restaurant waiter in town)?

Does it in fact involve the fraction of these people one has interacted with? or could it involve just interacting in a certain way with one or two people?

Does it have to do with coming across someone in a business context whom you also know personally?
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Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you a musician greeted by hometown fans that you also know? Ha! (or simply a person who has come back from a far away place or come home after a long period of time being away)? I did move back after a long time away, but irr. to the puzzle.

Is it having interacted with every person of a specific occupation in a certain way (for example, having been served once by every restaurant waiter in town)? No

Does it in fact involve the fraction of these people one has interacted with?Yes or could it involve just interacting in a certain way with one or two people? More than 1 or 2; not 100s.

Does it have to do with coming across someone in a business context whom you also know personally? No, although that happens, and the opposite happens - coming across someone in a personal context that I know from business. Not relevant.

Is it something of a discount for small stores where you know the owner? No, but very, very close. Close enough, I think, for a

********SPOILER*************
To be trusumed is to be trusted for small sums of money by business people who usually do not offer credit - the library, post office, hospital.
For exammple, though we are not especialy sickly, members of our household have been to the E.R. enough in the 11 years we have lived here that the doctors will waive the upfront payment everyone has to pay, even if they have insurance. Well, they know where to find us, easily - only a few blocks from the hospital.

The flip side of this is that a lot of people know your business. I couldn't carry on an affair even if I wanted to. Most of the time when I go out for a meal, I run into someone I know.

Congrats, Slate, and welcome, if I may presume to call you by your first name.
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Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 - 6:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, the etomology is trust + sum = trusumed.

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