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Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 10:43 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Even now I am not sure whether to feel flattered or offended
Lynne (Lynne)
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Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 11:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone said that your fancy dress really suited you?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 1:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Someone said that your fancy dress really suited you? :-) ...No
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Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 2:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

regarding an event?
words spoken to you?
did someone make an observation about you?
relevant when something happened?
should we rule out wordplay from the statement?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 2:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

regarding an event? Yesish
words spoken to you? this too
did someone make an observation about you? this too
relevant when something happened? Noish, but it's recent
should we rule out wordplay from the statement? There is no play on words in the statement
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 2:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did someone make an observation about..
appearance?
behavior?
an action?
a trait?
a habit?
a preference?
an achievement?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

appearance? yope - yesish
behavior?
an action?
a trait?
a habit?
a preference?
an achievement? yope
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Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 3:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it an encouragement award?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 4:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it an encouragement award? No
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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related to weight loss? health condition?
something you made? did?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

related to weight loss? health condition?
something you made?
did? This one
Christine (Christine)
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Most improved? A compliment or award implying you were bad in the first place?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Most improved? No
A compliment or award implying you were bad in the first place? No
Sixtyeight (Sixtyeight)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 1:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did a person (or group?) make a comment about something you did?

is what you did..

work related?
hobby related?
part of day-to-day routine?
part of a non-work related interest of yours?
Beroean (Beroean)
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did a person (or group?) make a comment about something you did? Yes

is what you did..

work related? No
hobby related? No
part of day-to-day routine? No
part of a non-work related interest of yours? No

Now what's left? :-)
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your education?
Beroean (Beroean)
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your education? Nope
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 7:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sports? Family? Entertainment?
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Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

have anything to do with buses?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Bodo
Sports? Family? Entertainment? Nope to all

Booklover
have anything to do with buses? YES!

I suspect that someone's been googling! :-)
Beroean (Beroean)
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Bodo
Sports? Family? Entertainment? Nope to all

Booklover
have anything to do with buses? YES!

I suspect that someone's been googling! :-)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 12:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

when you filled out your entry form, did you know what the prize would be?

did you think the picture was not flattering of you? of your wife? (though be careful with this answer, in case she reads this!)

did someone say something directly to you? did you overhear something?

were you offended by a comment made to you after someone saw you on the bus?

was a comment made about you? about someone else? about the contest?

I actually ran across this when I was trying to figure out your "atoms" puzzle--I googled your name to see if I could get any pointers about your job--and ran across the article. : )
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

when you filled out your entry form, did you know what the prize would be?

Well I didn’t fill out any forms. Ironically nobody entered the competition for the “elderly” age group and we were doing a favour for our friend, Maree. She was the photographer assigned to the job and she offered to find an “elderly” couple at short notice.

did you think the picture was not flattering of you? No
of your wife? Definitely not!
(though be careful with this answer, in case she reads this!) :-)

did someone say something directly to you? Yes
did you overhear something?

were you offended by a comment made to you after someone saw you on the bus? Yes

was a comment made about you? Yes
about someone else? about the contest?

I actually ran across this when I was trying to figure out your "atoms" puzzle--I googled your name to see if I could get any pointers about your job--and ran across the article. : ) Now I see

Now I am wondering which site you found the information on. Was it this one?
Site 1
or this one?
site 2
Booklover (Booklover)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 12:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

it was site 2--I would have commented on the picture, but it was too small for me to see the faces clearly! : )
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

did the person recognize you as the one on the bus? or did he realize it after saying the comment to you?

was the person who made the comment a friend? acquantaince? relative? someone who did not know you?

was the comment based on a physical attribute? did the person say the picture made you look fat? unattractive? silly?

was the person making a comment based on the contest itself? did he say you were silly to enter? that it was humorous seeing you on the back of the bus? that the award for the contest was silly?
Beroean (Beroean)
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did the person recognize you as the one on the bus? or did he realize it after saying the comment to you? There have been many people (friends and colleagues) who made the same/similar comments once they saw or heard about it

was the person who made the comment a friend? acquantaince? relative? someone who did not know you? see above

was the comment based on a physical attribute? yes
did the person say the picture made you look fat? no
unattractive? yes
silly?

was the person making a comment based on the contest itself? no
did he say you were silly to enter? noish
that it was humorous seeing you on the back of the bus? yes and ...
that the award for the contest was silly? noish

There is one key point to get....
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so...they said that it was humorous seeing you on the back of the bus and...it didn't look like you? that you've had better days? you looked old compared to the other winners--who were teens? hmmm....thinking of more....
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so...they said that it was humorous seeing you on the back of the bus Yes ….
and...it didn't look like you? No
that you've had better days? No
you looked old compared to the other winners--who were teens? No
hmmm....thinking of more you have done everything bar the punchline
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does the rest of the punchline deal with a physical attribute? age? the bus itself? the exhaust? gases? emission?

were puns/wordplay involved?

did they say it in jest? seriousness?

ok, a couple of more attempts to get the punchline (and these are complete stabs in the dark)--
it was humorous seeing you on the bus and--
that's where your face belongs?
you look better in person?
they hope no one vandalizes the picture?
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"You look ______ on the bus." where ______ is taller/older/younger etc.?
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'You look like the back of a bus' is a common insult. But in this case it at least shows that they recognised your picture?
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Booklover
does the rest of the punchline deal with a physical attribute? age? the bus itself? the exhaust? gases? emission? physical attribute

were puns/wordplay involved? yes

did they say it in jest? seriousness? Jest

ok, a couple of more attempts to get the punchline (and these are complete stabs in the dark)--
it was humorous seeing you on the bus and--
that's where your face belongs?
you look better in person?
they hope no one vandalizes the picture?

See below

Bodo
"You look ______ on the bus." where ______ is taller/older/younger etc.?
See below

Lynne
'You look like the back of a bus' is a common insult. But in this case it at least shows that they recognised your picture?

Exactly – well done!


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

My wife and I were invited by a photographer friend of ours to be models for a project that involved having our shots embedded on new passenger buses. The main shot was to be on the back of the bus. I instantly recognised the implication. “A face like the back (end) of a bus” is a common saying in the UK (not sure about anywhere else) to convey that somebody is less than beautiful in appearance! Anyway we agreed and entered into the spirit of it and enjoyed the experience.

As predicted many friends and colleagues capitalised on the opportunity to rib us about the whole thing by using the play on words “You’ve go a face like the back of a bus”.


There are two web sites shown in the post: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 12:20 am:
Booklover, I have a few close up shots that I'll get round to posting on Flickr and will send the link when I've done so :-)

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