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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The wrong branch
Johanna (Buzzard)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Of a tree? Of a business?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Johanna (Buzzard) on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 12:37 pm:

Of a tree? no Of a business? no
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 2:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

of a river? of a family?

was there a 'right branch'?

did something bad happen? something good fail to happen?

crime involved? stupidity? money? romance?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 2:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 02:29 pm:

Hello Kdoc :)

of a river? no of a family? no

was there a 'right branch'? yes

did something bad happen? yes something good fail to happen? yes - but they were the same "thing"

crime involved? no stupidity? yes money? no romance? yope
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 2:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Branch as in computer code? A flowchart? A path or road?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 2:52 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 Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 02:49 pm:

Branch as in computer code? A flowchart? A path or road? none of these, sorry. "Business" is in fact closest, but not quite right...
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 2:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Government? Bureaucracy? Religious organization? Non-profit organization (e. g. a charity or MADD or something like that)?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 3:03 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 Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 02:57 pm:

Government? this is not right either, but not all that far away Bureaucracy? no Religious organization? no Non-profit organization (e. g. a charity or MADD or something like that)? nothing like that
Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Woubit - you can call me hannah ;)

by 'branch' do you mean 'choice'? did someone make a wrong choice? go in a wrong direction? literally?

did anyone die as a result of this wrong branch? anyone get physically injured?
yope to romance.. is adultery involved? marriage? sex? (surely not on a Sunday!)

did someone misunderstand something? misread something?

did one person act stupidly? two? many?

relevant where this takes place? in the UK? could it have happened in a different country?

did this take place indoors? outdoors? in town? in the country? in winter? summer?

flowers involved? plants of any kind? valentine's day?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 3:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Hannah Kinghern (Kdoc) on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 03:04 pm:

Hi Woubit - you can call me hannah ;) All right then. Hello Hannah :)

by 'branch' do you mean 'choice'? no did someone make a wrong choice? no go in a wrong direction? yes, aas it happens literally? yes - but this is not the primary meaning of "branch" here

did anyone die as a result of this wrong branch? no, sorry - this is a puzzle with no deaths in it at all, nor yet sex or violence. Apologies to all concerned - please form an orderly queue to collect your refund anyone get physically injured? no
yope to romance.. is adultery involved? nomarriage? yes, but only very peripherally sex? (surely not on a Sunday!) quite so. Stick to cooking, is what I say.

did someone misunderstand something? no misread something? no

did one person act stupidly? this one two? many?

relevant where this takes place? not the geographical location, no, but the kind of venue, yes in the UK? yes could it have happened in a different country? yes, but not as likely to do so

did this take place indoors? this one outdoors? in town? this one in the country? in winter? summer? in the autumn, as it happens, but this does not matter

flowers involved? no plants of any kind? no valentine's day? woubits do not know what this is, sorry
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Military?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 3:20 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 Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 03:15 pm:

Military? exactly so - well done :)
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 7:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hello all
was it the army? navy? air force? marines? coast guard?
the wrong military branch for a specific task? a misdirected message?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 8:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By dryman (Dryman) on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 07:59 pm:

was it the army? the wrong branch? this one navy? air force? marines? coast guard?
the wrong military branch for a specific task? no a misdirected message? no
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 8:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did somebody join the wrong branch of the armed services? Thought he would fly a plane, join a submarine, but find that he was due to yomp instead?
dryman (Dryman)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 8:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it morally wrong? mistaken? a violation of some principle, law or military regulation?
a prohibition on fraternization?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 8:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 08:24 pm:

Did somebody join the wrong branch of the armed services? no Thought he would fly a plane, join a submarine, but find that he was due to yomp instead? nothing like this, sorry

By dryman (Dryman) on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 08:26 pm:

is it morally wrong? mistaken? a violation of some principle, law or military regulation?
a prohibition on fraternization? and nothing really very much like this either, I am afraid
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 8:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the 'wrong branch' dispatched to a trouble spot?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Lynne (Lynne) on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 08:36 pm:

Was the 'wrong branch' dispatched to a trouble spot? no - there wasn't actually a branch of the military actively involved in the puzzle at all
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did somebody make a public gaffe by misidentifying troops? Particular regiments relevant? Somebody fly the wrong colours?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, February 20, 2005 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Military bands playing in the park relevant?