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Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 6:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In China they could have an identity issue but in India they surely have an identity crisis!
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 6:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First they: some Chinese people? all the people of China? some other people? non-human animals? inanimate objects?
Second they: some Indian people? all the people of India? some other people? non-human animals? inanimate objects? same as first they?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 7:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

First they: some Chinese people? No
all the people of China? No

some other people? non-human
animals? This one
inanimate objects?

Second they: some Indian people? No
all the people of India? some other people? No

non-human animals? This one
inanimate objects?
same as first they?
Lewis Zeiters (Lzeiters)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

elephants?
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 11:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Pandas?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 11:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

elephants? No

Pandas? No
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 11:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just to make sure.. china and india relevant? would it work if it was other country?

big one? how big? bigger than a mouse? cat? dog? alligator? ostrich? elephant? giraffe?

does it have a specific color? or it may come in different ones? is it blue? red? yellOw? green? orange? violet? black? white? gray? brown?

is it edible?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 12:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just to make sure.. china and india relevant? Yes

would it work if it was other country? No

big one? Noish

how big? bigger than a mouse? Yes

cat? dog? alligator? ostrich? elephant? giraffe? No to all - beware of FA's

does it have a specific color? Noish - Not really relevant and beware of FA's
or it may come in different ones? is it blue? red? yellow? green? orange? violet? black? white? gray? brown?

is it edible? Yes
Jennifer (Tigger32382)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 4:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

all the same animal? is it one specific species in China? is it the same species in india? a different species? or are we talking about many different species in one or both countries?
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 4:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is it vertibrate or invertibrate? mammal? fish? amphibian? reptile? bird?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, December 03, 2005 - 10:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jennifer
all the same animal? yope
is it one specific species in China? yope
is it the same species in india? No
a different species? Yes
or are we talking about many different species in one or both countries? No

Kristoffer
is it vertibrate or invertibrate? Vertibrate
mammal?
fish? Yes
amphibian?
reptile?
bird? Yes
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 12:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a fish that has the same name as a bird?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 1:00 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a fish that has the same name as a bird? Very Good!
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 11:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ic.. so that word may refer to a fish in China and bird in India? or fish in India and bird in China? neither?

do we have to know something about the language of China and India to solve this? just one word, right?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 12:08 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

ic.. so that word may refer to a fish in China and bird in India? or fish in India and bird in China? neither? Neither

do we have to know something about the language of China and India to solve this? No, I don't think so, it is the only english that you need to know.

just one word, right? No
Kristoffer Dominique Albeus (Kristoffer)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 12:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

two words? 3? 4... 100? :) does the entire phrase contain "bird"? "fish"?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 1:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

two words? Yes

There are two phrases - one pertaining to China and one to India

3? 4... 100? :) Both phrases have two words

does the entire phrase contain "bird"? "fish"? No, neither of them
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 1:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the creature actually a fish? Does it have any form of 'flying' powers?
Mosquito (Mosquito)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 2:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do the phrases contain a word in common? two words in reverse order?
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Lynne
Is the creature actually a fish? Does it have any form of 'flying' powers? Which creature Lynne?

Mosquito
do the phrases contain a word in common? Yes
two words in reverse order? No
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 3:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

and by the way, knock knock...
Lynne (Lynne)
Posted on Sunday, December 04, 2005 - 3:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are there two creatures to be found?
Do they both have misleading names?