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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 12:34 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One of these days, we'll be right
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 1:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have we been wrong in the past? several times? Or is the word "wrong" appropriate here?
Are we making progress, getting closing to being right?
Are we trying to achieve a goal? prove a point? solve a problem? resolve a conflict?
Do we want to be right? Do we all want to be right? Are we in unity?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 2:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By miroac (Miroac) on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 01:31 am:


Have we been wrong in the past? yes several times? yes Or is the word "wrong" appropriate here? it is
Are we making progress, getting closing to being right? strictly speaking, no. But in my view, yes. Hence this puzzle :)
Are we trying to achieve a goal? yesish prove a point? yes even moreish solve a problem? not really resolve a conflict? no
Do we want to be right? who are this "we"? Do we all want to be right? most of this "us" don't care Are we in unity? that'll be the day
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 4:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is weather relevant to this puzzle? or is that merely another Meaningless Woubit Puzzle Title (TM?)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2005 - 5:51 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 24, 2005 - 04:35 am:

Is weather relevant to this puzzle? no or is that merely another Meaningless Woubit Puzzle Title (TM?) indeed :)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 4:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a political debate relevant here?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 8:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Fred Z (Dref) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 04:05 am:


Is a political debate relevant here? no
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 12:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a specific set of days on which "we" can be right? Or could the puzzle statement also read "Sooner or later, we will be right"?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 2:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 12:21 pm:

Is there a specific set of days on which "we" can be right? no Or could the puzzle statement also read "Sooner or later, we will be right"? yes, indeed
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 2:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is "we" mankind (more or less)? A specific nation?

So far, are "we" still wrong?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 02:24 pm:

Is "we" mankind (more or less)? no A specific nation? yope

So far, are "we" still wrong? some of us
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 6:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you part of "we"? Am I? Is "we" a subset of a nation?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 7:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 06:53 pm:

Are you part of "we"? no, but I could easily be Am I? probably not, though you could be - perhaps a little less easily Is "we" a subset of a nation? no, but...
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are "we" an organization? an recognized organization (meaning that some people in general somewhere recognize that "we" are a "we")? a company? a group of people brought together with similar interest(s)?
Any of these relevant: race? religion? nationality? geographical location? education? gender? political views? moral beliefs (or lack thereof)?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By miroac (Miroac) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 07:36 pm:


Are "we" an organization? no an recognized organization no (meaning that some people in general somewhere recognize that "we" are a "we" well, who "we" are can be defined in simple terms that make it easy to tell who "we" are and are not)? a company? no a group of people brought together with similar interest(s)? no
Any of these relevant: race? yesish religion? no nationality? yesish geographical location? not really education? yes gender? no political views? no moral beliefs (or lack thereof)? no
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

western civilization? (wait a second, whaddaya mean I probably don't belong to "us"? )

Is language relevant? a certain level of education defined by a nation, yet you can achieve it anywhere?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:01 pm:

western civilization? another well-known oxymoron :) But this, while on the right track, is not quite right. wait a second, whaddaya mean I probably don't belong to "us"?

You may be grateful that you don't, in view of:

I knew a man who used to say,
Not once, but twenty times a day,
That in the turmoil and the strife
(His very words) of Public Life,
The thing of ultimate effect
Was Character, not Intellect.
He therefore was at strenuous pains
To atrophy his puny brains,
And registered success at this
Beyond the dreams of avarice.
Till, when he had at last become
Blind, paralytic, deaf and dumb,
Insensible and cretinous,
He was accepted "One of Us".


Hilaire Belloc


Is language relevant? yes a certain level of education yesish defined by a nation yope yet you can achieve it anywhere? no
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I take it the language in question is english? mother's tongue relevant?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:21 pm:

I take it the language in question is english? stimmt :) Or to put it another way, yes mother's tongue relevant? not really
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, "we" is a group of people that a) speak english and b) have a specific level of education? Is age relevant? heritage?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:35 pm:


So, "we" is a group of people that a) speak english and b) have a specific level of education? exactly so :) Is age relevant? heritage? neither of these
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Friday, February 25, 2005 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there anything else that distinguishes "them" from all the other educated english speakers? or is the education pretty specific?