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Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

As a kid, I used to have a scrund about it because of its name. The scrund was cleared, but I thought it should be re-named. When I learnt more about it, I understoof that the name is actually fitting.

What is "it" and what was the scrund?
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 9:21 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" an animal? a plant? some other living being? does it exist physically? is it visible? can it be touched? is it an abstract concept? an idea?
did it exist when you had the scrund? does it exist now? was the scrund cleared when you saw it first?
Is (or was) there exactly one of "it"? a few (up to 10)? a whole lot of it? Is (or was) it one special exemplar of a group (like "your cat", if you had one)?
Is the name a proper name? a generic name? do you refer to the English name (if it has names in different languages)?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 11:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "it" an animal? a plant? some other living being? no does it exist physically? yope is it visible? noish can it be touched? no is it an abstract concept? noish an idea? noish
did it exist when you had the scrund? yope does it exist now? yope was the scrund cleared when you saw it first? no

Is (or was) there exactly one of "it"? yes a few (up to 10)? a whole lot of it? Is (or was) it one special exemplar of a group (like "your cat", if you had one)? no to rest

Is the name a proper name? yesish a generic name? noish do you refer to the English name (if it has names in different languages)? yes, although it works with its name in other lamguages as well.

And, of course, "understoof" should be "understood" in the puzzle statement.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 10:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it exist only in literature? film? mythology? a game?

is it a country? a building? a language?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 12:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does it exist only in literature? film? mythology? a game? no to these

is it a country? no, but this is at least somewhat OTRT a building? a language? no to these
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does or did it exist in the real world? did it exist in the past? does it exist now?
On the planet Earth? somewhere else in the universe? is it = the universe?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 5:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does or did it exist in the real world? yes, see next questions did it exist in the past? yes does it exist now? noish
On the planet Earth? yes somewhere else in the universe? no is it = the universe? no
Sundowner (Sundowner)
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Posted on Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it (in the widest sense) a geographical entity? a country? a region? a town? an island? a mountain? a lake?
Does it now "noishly exist" because it does not exist anymore as such, but remainings are still visible?
Was it destroyed? rebuilt? burnt down? abandoned?
Did it exist 100 years ago? 500 years ago? 1000 years ago? 3000 years ago? Is it unknown when exactly it existed?
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 1:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it Atlantis?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it (in the widest sense) a geographical entity? a country? a region? a town? an island? a mountain? a lake? no to all
Does it now "noishly exist" because it does not exist anymore as such, but remainings are still visible? yes, but there's yet another reason
Was it destroyed? rebuilt? burnt down? abandoned? no to all, FA
Did it exist 100 years ago? 500 years ago? 1000 years ago? 3000 years ago? Is it unknown when exactly it existed? no to all, and it only existed for a short time span

was it Atlantis? no
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it around a decade ago? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8? 9?
Was it around a year ago? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8? 9?

Is it related to technology? Is it man-made? Natural? Is it a form of government?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 6:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it around a decade ago? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? this, if my math is correct 8? 9?
Was it around a year ago? 2? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7? 8? 9?

Is it related to technology? yope, but probably not in the way you think Is it man-made? yes Natural? no Is it a form of government? no, but OTRT
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

7 decades ago would make it 1942... Give or take a few years? World War II? The new deal relevant? A political party? The Nazi party? Communism? (Although, both still exist...) Was it a business? The spruce goose? Submarines? Polio? Small pox?

Relevant technology: Automotive? Aerospace? Boats? Eugenics? Rockets? Tanks? Weaponry? Healthcare? Immunizations?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 9:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

7 decades ago would make it 1942... Give or take a few years? World War II? this The new deal relevant? A political party? The Nazi party? Communism? (Although, both still exist...) Was it a business? The spruce goose? Submarines? Polio? Small pox?
no to rest

Relevant technology: Automotive? Aerospace? Boats? Eugenics? Rockets? Tanks? Weaponry? Healthcare? Immunizations? none of these specifically, just that WWII involved technology
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you confused by why they called it a World War? (When there were probably 200 odd countries that stayed out of the whole mess.)
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 6:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you confused by why they called it a World War? (When there were probably 200 odd countries that stayed out of the whole mess.) yes. What exactly did I imagine when I heard "World War"?
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 5:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think our world was fighting against a different world? Like 'War of the Worlds'? Did you think every country was involved? Did you think all countries fought for themselves rather than being allied to others?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 8:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think our world was fighting against a different world? no, but a good idea Like 'War of the Worlds'? Did you think every country was involved? yesish Did you think all countries fought for themselves rather than being allied to others? no
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think it was the north hemisphere vs the south or similar? The first world vs the third world? One continent vs another?

Is your scrund to do with who was fighting? Did you think every person in the world was in the army? Is it to do with where the fighting took place? Did you think it was all over the world?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you think it was the north hemisphere vs the south or similar? The first world vs the third world? One continent vs another?

Is your scrund to do with who was fighting? Did you think every person in the world was in the army? Is it to do with where the fighting took place? Did you think it was all over the world? this!

********SPOILER********
When I first heard about WWII as a kid, I pictured it as a war that was fought all over the world, with battles in jungles and deserts and even antarctica.
So when I learned where it really took place, I thought it should be renamed in order to avoid confusion.
But then I learned more about it and that it's called world war because it's of global relevance and because it involved, quoting wiki here, "most of the world's most powerful and populous countries" I understood that the name is justified and fitting.


Thanks for playing, and nice solve, Dlcygnet and Enjay (:
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 9:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, and the Battle of Antarctica gets no respect in history books =)

Sorry I couldn't have asked questions. I was lurking the entire time but couldn't think of anything to ask.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 5:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yes, the infamous Battle of Antarctica, how could the world forget about that?!

And don't apologise for not asking questions (:

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