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Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 3:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Would you like to buy a vowel?"
"No thank you..."
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 11:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is 'Wheel of Fortune' relevant at all? A concept similar?
Eliot (Eliot)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 1:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Two people speaking? Adult? Male?
Vowel= a e i o u and sometimes y?
Does person #2 need to buy a vowel if he wants to use it?
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 1:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Buy = purchase with money?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is 'Wheel of Fortune' relevant at all? A concept similar? no to both

Two people speaking? NO Adult? Male?
Vowel= a e i o u and sometimes y? irr.
Does person #2 need to buy a vowel if he wants to use it?irr.

Buy = purchase with money? yes
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 2:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sorry.
Buy = purchase with money? yes for svv of purchase
Sam Greene (Pandora)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 2:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One person speaking? a computer simulated voice?
Ed Mason (Logician)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the speaker a ventriloquist with his dummy?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, March 21, 2005 - 4:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you mean "albotross"? Or would you like to buy an "a"? :)
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 12:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One person speaking? a computer simulated voice?no
Is the speaker a ventriloquist with his dummy?no
Do you mean "albotross"?in the context of the heading, yes Or would you like to buy an "a"?no, thank you...
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 2:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was a vowel dropped in a spoken statement somewhere?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 6:31 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was a vowel dropped in a spoken statement somewhere? /b{no}
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2005 - 10:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Buy a vowel = buy a book?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 12:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Buy a vowel = buy a book? \b(FA)
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 4:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a silly puzzle?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 4:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a silly puzzle?not especially, no.
Fred Z (Dref)
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 4:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the convo above written? the thoughts of one person? someone talking to themselves?

All those in puzzle human?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 - 4:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the convo above written? no the thoughts of one person?no someone talking to themselves?no - unless I can include myself in those last two catagories, but that really wouldn't help!

All those in puzzle human?Yope: no NON-humans
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2005 - 1:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any humans involved? one? two? more? you?
Is anyone speaking at all? if not: thinking? typing? writing? communicating in any way?
Is someone going to be charged for using a vowel? SMS relevant?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2005 - 2:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any humans involved? one?this but beware, possible FA two? more?and this, but again, beware you?no

Is anyone speaking at all?no if not: thinking? typing? writing? communicating in any way? no, although this might've crossed someones mind at the time
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2005 - 3:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The puzzle statement is a question and answer, and the answer is the answer to the question... right?
Is the question asked at all? by a human? more than one? does the asker think someone might actually want to buy a vowel?
Is the question answered? by a human? more than one? the same person/people that asked it?
or does the question appear somewhere?
or is it suggested or implied? perhaps by the lack of a vowel somewhere?

Is one person interacting in some way with a group of people?
Is any relevant person dead? fictional? imaginary? not what one would normally consider "human"?
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2005 - 3:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The puzzle statement is a question and answer, and the answer is the answer to the question... right? yes, but...
Is the question asked at all? NO by a human? more than one? does the asker think someone might actually want to buy a vowel?
Is the question answered? NO by a human? more than one? the same person/people that asked it?
or does the question appear somewhere? no
or is it suggested or implied? no but OTRT perhaps by the lack of a vowel somewhere? no, but OTRT