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Andy Hornby (Baz)
Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he in trouble for taking the mick out of someone? i.e. the uproar may force him to quit the spotlight
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Andy Hornby (Baz) on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 07:58 pm:

Is he in trouble for taking the mick out of someone? i.e. the uproar may force him to quit the spotlight no to both
Andy Hornby (Baz)
Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 8:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Has the cough already taken place, and now his job is in the balance?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Andy Hornby (Baz) on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 08:02 pm:

Has the cough already taken place, and now his job is in the balance? nope
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 8:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he acting as if he has pneumonia? or is it some other medical issue?
Is he supposed to be in a coma?
Is this on tv? live tv? a stage production?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 8:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

5{oac) on Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - 08:47 pm:

Is he acting as if he has pneumonia? yes or is it some other medical issue? no
Is he supposed to be in a coma? no
Is this on tv? yes live tv? no a stage production? no
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 5:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant the occupation of the character he was playing?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 8:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Fred Z (Dref) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 05:51 am:

Relevant the occupation of the character he was playing? no
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 4:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it that he is not supposed to cough at all? That he is only supposed to cough at (a) particular time(s)? That he is supposed to cough in a certain way?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 7:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 04:02 pm:

Is it that he is not supposed to cough at all? no That he is only supposed to cough at (a) particular time(s)? he is supposed to cough at a particular time, yes That he is supposed to cough in a certain way? yessish
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 8:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So we've determined that he was acting as a sick person in a television performance during which he was supposed to cough at a particular time in a particular way(ish)? And if he did not do so he would lose his job?

Would he be sacked? Would it just be this particular TV show on which he would no longer work? Would his character no longer be of any use if the coughing was not done proper-like?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 08:35 pm:

So we've determined that he was acting as a sick person in a television performance during which he was supposed to cough at a particular time in a particular way(ish)? yes, although there is nothing more to the cough than the fact that it goes with the 'sickness' And if he did not do so he would lose his job? no....

Would he be sacked? yes Would it just be this particular TV show on which he would no longer work? yes... Would his character no longer be of any use if the coughing was not done proper-like? no...

You have most of the facts, but you are interpreting them incorrectly:)
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the cough to have taken place during a performance? Would the job-losing cough happen during a performance? Would it be a real (involuntary) cough vs. a staged one (relevant?)?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 9:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 09:14 pm:

Was the cough to have taken place during a performance? yes Would the job-losing cough happen during a performance? yes Would it be a real (involuntary) cough vs. a staged one (relevant?)? staged - relevant
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 10:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the show pre-recorded? Live? Is that relevant?

Was the cough a cue of some kind? Is it relevant how loud the cough should be?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 10:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Tim A. Dowd (Bodo) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 10:09 pm:

Is the show pre-recorded? yes Live? no Is that relevant? there's a bit of a FA here I think

Was the cough a cue of some kind? no Is it relevant how loud the cough should be? no - just that it matches the illness it represents
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 10:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He is supposed to cough in his movie role as a sick patient but if he does so, he could lose his job?

Lose his role in the movie?
Lose his fictitious job?
Lose some other job?

Will the cough reveal something?
Will his cough indicate something to somebody else?
Is anybody at risk from his cough?
Will the cough cause a sequence of events?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He is supposed to cough in his movie role not a movie role as a sick patient but if he does so, he could lose his job? yes

Lose his role in the movie? not a movie
Lose his fictitious job? no, his real job
Lose some other job? his job as an actor

Will the cough reveal something? noish
Will his cough indicate something to somebody else? no
Is anybody at risk from his cough? no
Will the cough cause a sequence of events? yes
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the cough will cause a sequence of events that will result in the actor losing his job?

Will physical damage be caused?
Will financial loss be incurred?
Will people or persons be inconvenienced?
Any injuries - physical or emotional?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:01 pm:

So the cough will cause a sequence of events that will result in the actor losing his job? yes

Will physical damage be caused? no
Will financial loss be incurred? yes
Will people or persons be inconvenienced? yes
Any injuries - physical or emotional? no

it might help to find out exactly what sort of acting he is doing I realise I might have misled earlier :(
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he malingering?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought he was acting as a sick man in a movie?

Is he a lead?
An extra?
Something else?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By David Burn (Woubit) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:08 pm:

Is he malingering? no

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:11 pm:

I thought he was acting as a sick man in a movie? that where I must have misled - I said yes to the group of options that you gave as there was an 'or' afterwards - he's in a tv series (your second option)

Is he a lead? possibly, not too irrelevant
An extra? no
Something else?
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this on a soap opera?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Fred Z (Dref) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:17 pm:

Is this on a soap opera? he could be in either the downmarket end of TV series i.e. soaps or even a more serious drama series
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So it is relevant that he is in a series?
He would therefore lose his acting role in subsequent episodes?

His cough will lead to financial loss and inconvenience to the producers (separate to fred losing his job)?

Will the cough cause other problems?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How manty events will occur in this sequence:
2 / 3 / 4/ more?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:20 pm:

So it is relevant that he is in a series? yes
He would therefore lose his acting role in subsequent episodes? yes

His cough will lead to financial loss and inconvenience to the producers (separate to fred losing his job)? no - only to Fred

Will the cough cause other problems? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:20 pm:

How manty events will occur in this sequence:
2 / 3 / 4/ more? after the cough? there is no one sequence of events, it depends on too many things and cannot be numbered as such
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does fred know that he will lose his job if/when he coughs?

Will he ctually be sacked?

What will be the 1st event:
his cough startles someone?
It will have some immediate effect on him?
On someone else?


Does he also have a real disease?
Is he infectious?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Thursday, February 17, 2005 - 11:38 pm:

Does fred know that he will lose his job if/when he coughs? yes

Will he ctually be sacked? yes

What will be the 1st event:
his cough startles someone? no
It will have some immediate effect on him? no
On someone else? no


Does he also have a real disease? no
Is he infectious? no
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 - 12:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does Fred mind losing his job?

Is this a planned end to his role - his exit from the series?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Simon Downham (Beroean) on Friday, February 18, 2005 - 12:04 am:

Does Fred mind losing his job? yes

Is this a planned end to his role - his exit from the series? YES!

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

An actor from a long running series said that they all dreaded reading a scripted cough for their character. Nine times out of ten it meant that they were going to be written out of the show. Nobody ever seems to have a regular cold. A headache means a tumour, a glance at another character means an affair, they all work in the same jobs, taking it in turns to work in the bar, cafe etc, a wedding means fisticuffs all round, characters return from the dead having suffered from amnesia, and a cough is the worst of the lot as it means they're being axed.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, February 18, 2005 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Very Good Lynne - Tim and I both got stuck in the wrong groove for a while there.

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