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Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 3:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She wanted to be Jim for simplicity's sake.

*This is my first original puzzle and first post here.*
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 9:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Congratulations and welcome!

She wanted to be someone else?
She wanted to be called "Jim"?
Is "Jim":
a boy's name? a girl's name? an anacronym? an abbreviation?
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 9:56 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her actual name very complicated to pronounce for native English speakers?
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2006 - 1:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she an actress who wants to play a character named Jim?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 1:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Congratulations and welcome! _Thanks!_

She wanted to be someone else? _No._
She wanted to be called "Jim"? _Yope._
Is "Jim":
a boy's name? _Yes._ a girl's name? an anacronym? an abbreviation? _No to the rest._

Is her actual name very complicated to pronounce for native English speakers? _No, but good thinking._

Is she an actress who wants to play a character named Jim? _No._

*I feel stupid, but how do I make my answers bolded?*
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 8:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For Bold type see the formating Section by clicking on "Formatting on the left after following the link below:

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Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 3:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her age relevant?
Does she have a normal English girls' name?
Is her actual name relevant?
Was there something complicated about her name?
Was there something complicated about her being female?
Does Jim exist?
Would it have been ok for her if she were James? or Bob? or Jane?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 12:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Beroean

Is her age relevant? Not specifically, just the general range
Does she have a normal English girls' name? Yes
Is her actual name relevant? No, just that she derived Jim from it.
Was there something complicated about her name? No.
Was there something complicated about her being female? Yes-ish
Does Jim exist? No.
Would it have been ok for her if she were James? Yes. or Bob? Yes. or Jane? No.
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 2:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she a child? teenager? young adult? middle-aged? senior citizen?

Was she in a male-dominated environment? Did she work in a male-dominated job?
Was she discriminated because she was female?
Was she treated especially carefully because she was female?
Did she feel she received unfair bonuses because she was female?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is she a child? teenager? Yes. young adult? middle-aged? senior citizen?

Was she in a male-dominated environment? No. Did she work in a male-dominated job? No.
Was she discriminated because she was female? No-ish.
Was she treated especially carefully because she was female? No.
Did she feel she received unfair bonuses because she was female? Definatly not.
Christiane Scharf (0815)
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her school relevant? Was it a girls' school?

Did she want to be Jim at school? at home? among her friends? on the internet?
Blake Lancaster (Blanky2)
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 8:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she wish she were a boy? or just called a boys name?

Was she in a female dominated environment? Is she irritated, fed up, or dislike the females around her?

Did she derive "Jim" from her first name? Her middle name? her last name? Her full name?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is her school relevant? Yes-ish. Was it a girls' school? No.

Did she want to be Jim at school?Yes at home? No. among her friends? No. on the internet? No.

Getting warmer.
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2006 - 9:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she wish she were a boy? Yes-ish. or just called a boys name? No.

Was she in a female dominated environment? Yes, but misleading. Is she irritated, fed up, or dislike the females around her? Not at all.

Did she derive "Jim" from her first name? Yes, but irrelevant. Her middle name? her last name? Her full name?

So close, yet so far.

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Kai Gersmann (Stupidbeaver)
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 12:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she want to take a certain class which is only possible for boys at her school?
Take part in some other "boys only" activity?
Some kind of sport?

Is this story taking place in modern days' Europe/America?
Or some more misogynic time or country?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she want to take a certain class which is only possible for boys at her school? No.
Take part in some other "boys only" activity? No.
Some kind of sport? No.

Is this story taking place in modern days' Europe/America? Modern day America.
Or some more misogynic time or country? No. Interesting word, though.
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 9:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she want to take a certain class which is only possible for boys at her school? No.
Take part in some other "boys only" activity? No.
Some kind of sport? No.

Is this story taking place in modern days' Europe/America? Modern day America.
Or some more misogynic time or country? No. Interesting word, though.
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006 - 9:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry, accidental double post.
Blake Lancaster (Blanky2)
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 5:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she rather BE a boy at school? or just be called a boy's name?
Are there any relevent people that she disliked or wanted to avoid at school?
Did she want to be called Jim, to avoid a female only activity at her school?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would she rather BE a boy at school?I hesitate to say Yes-ish, may be misleading.

or just be called a boy's name? No.

Are there any relevent people that she disliked or wanted to avoid at school? No.

Did she want to be called Jim, to avoid a female only activity at her school? No, with a tiny -ish.
Kai Gersmann (Stupidbeaver)
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is clothing relevant? Some kind of school uniform?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is clothing relevant?No.

Some kind of school uniform?No.
Karla Rubinstein (Karla)
Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 1:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you read the Famous Five? If so, is this situation analogous to George's?
Robin Smith
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 9:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is simplicity a person? or the normal metaphysical state?
At all times does *she* want her physical gender to remain the same?
Is she heterosexual?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 12:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is simplicity a person?No, but nice thought. or the normal metaphysical state? The regular definition of the word.
At all times does *she* want her physical gender to remain the same? Yes.
Is she heterosexual? Irrelevent.
Robert Burnett
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 1:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she feel that if she were called "Jim", it would:

-make school life easier in general? Or help her with a specific event or temporary situation?

-impact how she is treated by other students? If so, specifically boys? specifically girls?

-impact how she is treated by teachers?

-impact anything related to physical education or athletics?

-impact her academic performance?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 2:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she feel that if she were called "Jim", it would:

-make school life easier in general?No. Or help her with a specific event or temporary situation? Yes-ish.

-impact how she is treated by other students?No. If so, specifically boys? specifically girls?

-impact how she is treated by teachers? No.

-impact anything related to physical education or athletics? No.

-impact her academic performance? Yes.
Robert Burnett
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 7:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So she doesn't wish she was actually a boy, she just wishes she had a boy's name, correct?

Would it impact her academic performance in the sense that she would actually perform better? or would she perform the same but receive higher marks due to the name change?

Is she specifically concerned about a test or exam? some other type of school assignment, such as a book report?

Is she hoping that her academic performance will be improved due to deception? If so, is she hoping to deceive people into thinking she is a boy? Deceive them into thinking something else?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 4:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So she doesn't wish she was actually a boy, she just wishes she had a boy's name, correct? She does not wish to actually become a boy, but at times thinks that it would be advantgeous to be a boy.

Would it impact her academic performance in the sense that she would actually perform better?Yes-ish. or would she perform the same but receive higher marks due to the name change? Yes-ish.

Is she specifically concerned about a test or exam?Tests and exams in general. some other type of school assignment, such as a book report? As well as other asignments in general, but not the example you used.

Is she hoping that her academic performance will be improved due to deception?No. If so, is she hoping to deceive people into thinking she is a boy?No. Deceive them into thinking something else? No.

Parlez-vous francais?
Hint, hint.
Robert Burnett
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 5:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the questions on the exams different for boys than for girls?

Could this be any old grammar school / high school, or is there something distinctive about this school? Is it a school that is specialized toward a particular vocation?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 6:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the questions on the exams different for boys than for girls? {Yope.}

Could this be any old grammar school / high school, or is there something distinctive about this school?Any old High School in America Is it a school that is specialized toward a particular vocation? No.

The questions on the exams aren't different for boys, but...
Robert Burnett
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 6:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, so the questions that the boys get asked are different. Hmmmmm.....Is it relevant what subject we are dealing with?, or does this apply to all of her classes across the board?

If it applies to all of her classes, then I don't see how this could possibly be "any old high school in america". there would be plenty of discrimination lawsuits if it was.
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 7:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay, so the questions that the boys get asked are different.Um... No. I thought yope meant technically no, but explore. Hmmmmm.....Is it relevant what subject we are dealing with?YES!, or does this apply to all of her classes across the board? No.

If it applies to all of her classes, then I don't see how this could possibly be "any old high school in america". there would be plenty of discrimination lawsuits if it was. Most high schools in America would work, no discrimination involved. If anyone cares, this is a real life experience from my own High School, but I am not the she in the puzzle.

Good questions, sorry for the confusing answer last time.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 7:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Yope" means "yes and no", so it could be "not really but explore," or "Yes to part of the queston, no to another part," or "could be either, depending."

Are there different classes offered for boys and girls? for example, shop vs. home ec? While that's not legal, it can still be accompished through peer pressure and scheduling shenanigans.

The class(es) that this applies to: is there only one? more than one, but less than three? more than three? are they hard sciences (biology, chemistry, physics?) soft sciences (psych, computer science, politcal science?) languages (English? Spanish?Latin? French? German?) maths (algebra? geometry? trig? pre calc? calculus?)

Is the teacher of the class(es) the reason that she sometimes wnats to be Jim?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 2:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Yope" means "yes and no", so it could be "not really but explore," or "Yes to part of the queston, no to another part," or "could be either, depending." Thank you for the clarification.

Are there different classes offered for boys and girls?No. for example, shop vs. home ec? While that's not legal, it can still be accompished through peer pressure and scheduling shenanigans.

The class(es) that this applies to: is there only one?Yes. more than one, but less than three? more than three? are they hard sciences (biology, chemistry, physics?) soft sciences (psych, computer science, politcal science?) languages (English? Spanish?Latin? French?YES!!! German?) maths (algebra? geometry? trig? pre calc? calculus?)

Is the teacher of the class(es) the reason that she sometimes wnats to be Jim? No.

Real great work here, this one is getting close. No major knowledge of the french language is needed to solve this, but some might help.

Think about the title... it is relevent.
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 2:42 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Yope" means "yes and no", so it could be "not really but explore," or "Yes to part of the queston, no to another part," or "could be either, depending." Thank you for the clarification.

Are there different classes offered for boys and girls?No. for example, shop vs. home ec? While that's not legal, it can still be accompished through peer pressure and scheduling shenanigans.

The class(es) that this applies to: is there only one?Yes. more than one, but less than three? more than three? are they hard sciences (biology, chemistry, physics?) soft sciences (psych, computer science, politcal science?) languages (English? Spanish?Latin? French?YES!!! German?) maths (algebra? geometry? trig? pre calc? calculus?)

Is the teacher of the class(es) the reason that she sometimes wnats to be Jim? No.

Real great work here, this one is getting close. No major knowledge of the french language is needed to solve this, but some might help.

Think about the title... it is relevent.
Robert Burnett
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 2:53 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she think she would perform better on written French tests? Or spoken French?

Does this have anything to do with noun genders? Are there certain words that apply to girls, but not boys? vice-versa?
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 3:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is gender agreement easier to deal with for a male than a female? Does she think that it would be easier for her to pronounce the male-gender endings?
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 12:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she think she would perform better on written French tests?Yes. Or spoken French? And yes.

Does this have anything to do with noun genders?No. Are there certain words that apply to girls, but not boys?No. vice-versa? No.
Kitral Solane (Solane)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 12:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is gender agreement easier to deal with for a male than a female?Yes, she beliieves. Does she think that it would be easier for her to pronounce the male-gender endings? Yes, and remember them.

That's a Spoiler!

And I quote "It's much easier to be a guy, a singular guy in french. That's it. From now on I'm Jim."
Said by one of my female fellow french students after a particularly botched attempt at agreemant in her speaking.
Barbara Johannessen Bailey (Rabrab)
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 1:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think she's right. Nice puzzle.

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