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Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 9:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the instructions written on a product? A plaque? A sign? A piece of paper?
Mechinery? Medicine? Software? Hardware? Equipment?

A small item? Smaller than a watermelon? than a car? than a hand? than a country?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vae:


Are the instructions written on a product? A plaque? A sign?This one A piece of paper?
Mechinery? Medicine? Software? Hardware? Equipment?

A small item? Smaller than a watermelon? than a car? than a hand? than a country?larger than a hand, smaller than a car, so no not small
Vae (Vaetrus)
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the instruction on how to get to a place?
How to avoid something?
How to bypass something?
A warning?
An encouragement?
A clue?
How to do something?
Other?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, December 01, 2005 - 10:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There's a sign on a railing outside the Radisson hotel in Dublin, which boldly states that "signs are not permitted in this area".
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 1:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Today at the London Aquarium, I picked up a little fabric lizard filled with beans or pellets. It had on it a label, which stated, "This is not a toy." One is forced to wonder into what other category one would place a small stuffed animal...
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 4:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

sign one sees on the streets right? or near a specific place (e.g. hospital? school? drive way?) does it contain the word "NO"? "NOT"? "DO"?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 9:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vae:


Are the instruction on how to get to a place? no
How to avoid something?no
How to bypass something? no
A warning? nope
An encouragement?nope
A clue? no
How to do something?no
Other? something like that... the nopes above are similar to yope

Wunderland:


There's a sign on a railing outside the Radisson hotel in Dublin, which boldly states that "signs are not permitted in this area". nice one.. and yes...more in this area (not necessarily Dublin... the sign in question DOES exist...

Mosquito:


Today at the London Aquarium, I picked up a little fabric lizard filled with beans or pellets. It had on it a label, which stated, "This is not a toy." One is forced to wonder into what other category one would place a small stuffed animal...
indeed... but not in this puzzle..sorry!

Kristoffer:


sign one sees on the streets right?no or near a specific place (e.g. hospital? school? drive way?)FA does it contain the word "NO"? "NOT"? "DO"?no to all
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 9:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Engrish" relevant?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 4:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I still remember picking up my roommate (Chuck, a. k. a. Wildcard here on the forum) at the San Francisco Airport back around 1990 and, while waiting at a stop sign, noting the "No Stopping Any Time" sign posted just above it...

Were they instructions along the lines of "Do this to accomplish this"?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2005 - 7:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wunderland:


"Engrish" relevant?not even that defence...sorry

Bodo:


I still remember picking up my roommate (Chuck, a. k. a. Wildcard here on the forum) at the San Francisco Airport back around 1990 and, while waiting at a stop sign, noting the "No Stopping Any Time" sign posted just above it...
yeah there are plenty of signs like that...
Were they instructions along the lines of "Do this to accomplish this"? No
Robert Banfield (Robertino)
Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2005 - 2:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How about "Do not use product if seal is broken"? - You buy the product, open the can/bottle/box, whatever, and the moment the container has been opened, the seal has also been broken, thus rendering the product unusable
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 12:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Robertino:

Merry Christmas BTW!
How about "Do not use product if seal is broken"? - You buy the product, open the can/bottle/box, whatever, and the moment the container has been opened, the seal has also been broken, thus rendering the product unusable No
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 12:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

******Recap******

The Instructions rendered it useless.

The instructions are for how to use something, but the words "do" and "Do Not" are not used. They are on a sign - not on packaging etc- and the sign is not a roadsign. The object to be used is larger than a watermelon, and smaller than a car. I will add that it is something that I hope we are all very familar with!
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 8:10 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the device electronic? mechanical? Is a computer involved? Could the device properly be called a tool? Is it used in situ or taken away and used? Both? Is it used near the sign? Is the sign in the same room? On/near the door?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Monday, December 26, 2005 - 9:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mosquito:


Is the device electronic?no mechanical?yes Is a computer involved?no Could the device properly be called a tool?no Is it used in situ or taken away and used?in situ Both?No Is it used near the sign?Yes Is the sign in the same room?Yes On/near the door?near yes... but only accidently
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 1:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the machine an appliance? Is it used for chores? For entertainment? Is it kept in a home? A place of business?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bigger than a phone booth (the kind you stand in, I mean)? Similar size?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Mosquito:


Is the machine an appliance?Not really a machine.. mechanical yes in that it functions in a mechanical way, but not usually regarded as such Is it used for chores?Yope! For entertainment?No Is it kept in a home?yes... but not in this case A place of business?yes

Bodo:


Bigger than a phone booth (the kind you stand in, I mean)? Similar size?actual thing is smaller, but the whole set up is just a wee bit bigger, but not much.

I know these answers seem to be slightly vague, but these are not the easiest questions to answer...
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 6:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Toilet?
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 8:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bodo:


Toilet? BINGO! so what were the instructions? and why did they render the toilet useless?
Tim A. Dowd (Bodo)
Posted on Monday, January 02, 2006 - 1:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh, I don't know?

Should we find out more about the toilet setup itself? Is it a Porta-Potty™/Biffy-type thing (i. e. a toilet in a little hut that can be moved from place to place, like a construction site or an event with lots o' people)?

Were the instructions about how to use the toilet? How to flush it? How to lock the door? How to unlock the door? How to use the bog roll? What not to put in the toilet? Did it have ••••-gaskets (those paper rings you can put on the seat)or something like that? What to do in the event of an emergency?

Hmm, I'm getting auto-censored, the censored word is a crude term for buttocks--not here in the U. S., so much, since we use a synonym for donkey.
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 11:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Bodo:


Uh, I don't know?

Should we find out more about the toilet setup itself?no Is it a Porta-Potty™/Biffy-type thing (i. e. a toilet in a little hut that can be moved from place to place, like a construction site or an event with lots o' people)? No

Were the instructions about how to use the toilet?Yes How to flush it? How to lock the door? How to unlock the door? How to use the bog roll?No to all... but... What not to put in the toilet?YES!!!!! Did it have ••••-gaskets (those paper rings you can put on the seat)or something like that? What to do in the event of an emergency? Irrelevant because you have solved it!

Hmm, I'm getting auto-censored, the censored word is a crude term for buttocks--not here in the U. S., so much, since we use a synonym for donkey.
We forgive you!


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

The toilet in a nearby coffee shop (a certain well known american chain) has a sign saying "only put toilet paper in the toilet". Since this does not allow excrement or urine to be put in, it renders the toilet useless! QED!}
Tom Waddell (Tsoram1970)
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 5:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

SPOILER
Corné van Rensburg (Bixarrio)
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 7:50 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was going to say the sign on the door said "Do Not Open", but I saw a sign here in South Africa that said "Don't flush anything down this toilet". When we got to toilet, I thought of the sign, but the spoiler was already posted...

Nice one.

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