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When I heard what Cordelia had for lunch, I said, "No wonder she's underweight," even though her lunch was quite fattening. How come??
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Did she have to walk long distances to acquire her lunch? Was she a tuna fisher who had to haul in her catch single-handed? Was there something about her lunch that would cause her stress? Or was it simply that she was eating something very fattening, so you assumed that she had been advised to gain weight? Did she have to swim to collect molluscs from the sea bed? Did she eat large animals (eg moose) for lunch after wrestling them to submission? Did she eat shark?
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Does the food she eats also serve as a laxative? Is her food even appetizing? Is it something you or I would eat?
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Did she have to walk long distances to acquire her lunch? noWas she a tuna fisher who had to haul in her catch single-handed? no Was there something about her lunch that would cause her stress? no Or was it simply that she was eating something very fattening, so you assumed that she had been advised to gain weight? no Did she have to swim to collect molluscs from the sea bed? no Did she eat large animals (eg moose) for lunch after wrestling them to submission? noooooooDid she eat shark? no
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Does the food she eats also serve as a laxative? no Is her food even appetizing? That's literally a matter of taste, but the the food probably would not appeal to most people Is it something you I've done so but not often or I How would I know?? would eat?
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Did she eat meat? Fish? Vegetables? Dairy products? Pasta? Rice? Couscous? Oil? Butter? Did she eat a small quantity of very fattening food? Did she eat up her meal? Did she eat a regular quantity of food?
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Did she eat meat?irrel Fish? irrel Vegetables? yes Dairy products? yope Pasta? irrel Rice? irrel Couscous? irrel Oil? irrel Butter?yope Did she eat a small quantity of very fattening food? no Did she eat up her meal? yes Did she eat a regular quantity of foodthe total amount ofd food she ate was not unusual
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Is Cordelia human? adult? female?

Was your comment said in sarcasm?

Did Cordelia have an eating disorder?
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Check e-mail, please.
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Is Cordelia human?yes adult? yes female? yes

Was your comment said in sarcasm? no

Did Cordelia have an eating disorder?Nowadays, almost anyone who doesn't have health & fitness as top priorities in eating is said to have an "eating disorder." Climbing Mt. Everest is at least as dangerous as bulemia, but no one says such climbers have a mountaineering disorder. OK, end of sermon. Even the health police would probably not say Cordelia has an eating disorder.
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Check e-mail, please. I did & have replied by e-mail, happily informing you that haven't solved the puzzle!!
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Was her meal composed of more than one dish? You say the total amount of food she ate was not unusual, but what about the composition of the meal? Relevant what she drank?

Do we have to figure out what vegetables she ate? Did she eat margarine? Cream? Soya milk? Soya products?

I have just discovered how you pronounce "margarine"... will I ever learn this language?! :-)
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Is the fact that she had this dish for Lunch relevant? would you have made the remark if she had the dish for breakfast? dinner? supper?

Is the percentage of water content in some vegatables relevant? Did she grow her own vegatables?

Is organic food relevant?
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Was her meal composed of more than one dish? only one dish is relevant You say the total amount of food she ate was not unusual, but what about the composition of the meal? yes, that's unusualRelevant what she drank? no

Do we have to figure out what vegetables she ate? yes Did she eat margarine?possiblyish Cream? no Soya milk? no Soya products? no

I have just discovered how you pronounce "margarine"... will I ever learn this language?! What language are you accustimed to?:-)
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Is the fact that she had this dish for Lunch relevant? would you have made the remark if she had the dish for breakfast? dinner? supper?

Is the percentage of water content in some vegatables relevant? no Did she grow her own vegatables? irrel

Is organic food relevant? no
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My mother tongue is Italian: a simple, transparent language, with an almost one-to-one correspondence between spelling and pronunciation :-)

Is the outside of the vegetable mostly of one colour? Two colours? More? Is one of the colours...
...orange?
...green?
...red?
...yellow?
...white?
...purple?
...brown?
...black?
...pink?
...blue?

Same question for the inside of the vegetable.
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Did she eat:
broccoli? cauliflower? lettuce? cabbage? cucumber? carrot? beans? peas? green beans? tomato? squash? zucchini? bell pepper? okra? eggplant? spinach? onion? celery? asparagus? potatoes? artichokes?
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My mother tongue is Italian: a simple, transparent language, with an almost one-to-one correspondence between spelling and pronunciation :-)and a very nice sound!! I don't speak or read Italian, but my mother does. (She was a high school foreign language teacher.)

Is the outside of the vegetable mostly of one colour?yes Two colours? More? Is one of the colours...
...orange?
...green?
...red?
...yellow?
...white?
...purple?
...brown?
...black?
...pink?
...blue? see below

Same question for the inside of the vegetable.
Alanlin (Alanlin)In its natural state, the outside of the vegetable is red, brown, or beige, & the inside is white.
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Did she eat:
broccoli? cauliflower? lettuce? cabbage? cucumber? carrot? beans? peas? green beans? tomato? squash? zucchini? bell pepper? okra? eggplant? spinach? onion? celery? asparagus? potatoes? artichokes? potatoes
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Potatoes? Are you running the same puzzle under two different names? ;-)

Did she eat them boiled? Mashed? Fried? Raw? Relevant?

Does Cordelia take drugs or medications?
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Potatoes? Are you running the same puzzle under two different names? ;-)No--potatoes are just puzzling vegetables!!

Did she eat them boiled? no Mashed? possibly Fried? possibly Raw? no Relevant? yes

Does Cordelia take drugs or medications? irrel
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Were the potatoes a side dish to something else? Something unusual? Relevant?

Were they prepared with an unusual dressing/sauce?

Other relevant ingredients?

If she had eaten only potatoes, would you still have made your remark?
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Were the potatoes a side dish to something else? Something unusual?yope Relevant? yes

Were they prepared with an unusual dressing/sauce? no

Other relevant ingredients?noish

If she had eaten only potatoes, would you still have made your remark? yes
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was she actually underweight?
did you make your remark because you thought that something about her eating potatoes indicated the reason for her being underweight? Was your remark a joke? a pun?
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was she actually underweight? yes
did you make your remark because you thought that something about her eating potatoes indicated the reason for her being underweight? yes Was your remark a joke? Well, I thought it was funny but I also thought it was literally, seriously true a pun? no
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Is your remark connected with the way she ate, rather than with what she ate?
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Is your remark connected with the way she ate, rather than with what she ate? No, it's concerned with what she ate
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I'm a bit confused. You say that the way potatoes were prepared is relevant, yet you answered "possibly" to a few of the alternatives I proposed and "no" to others. Does this mean that only a particular aspect of their preparation is relevant? Is it relevant how they were cut? Were they stuffed?
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I'm a bit confused. You say that the way potatoes were prepared is relevant, yet you answered "possibly" to a few of the alternatives I proposed and "no" to others. Does this mean that only a particular aspect of their preparation is relevant? yesish Is it relevant how they were cut? no Were they stuffed?no
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Is she eating chips?

Does she think she is eating something healthy, when it is actually not?
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Is she eating chips?

Does she think she is eating something healthy, when it is actually not?
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Does she eat nothing but french fries? But not in enough quantities to satisfy the calorie requirements of this person?
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Is she eating chips?

Does she think she is eating something healthy, when it is actually not?
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Is she eating chips? no

Does she think she is eating something healthy, when it is actually not? no
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Does she eat nothing but french fries? no But not in enough quantities to satisfy the calorie requirements of this person? no
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Is this at all similar to your other puzzle? Does money have anything to do with it? Did the news of what she ate give you an insight on her other activities?
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Is this at all similar to your other puzzle? no Does money have anything to do with it? no Did the news of what she ate give you an insight on her other activities? no
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HINT: Think in general about why someone might have a hard time gaining weight.
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Re: Hint

Does she have a REALLY high metabolism? Does she have a tapeworm? Does she have an eating disorder? Does she exercise a lot (I mean Olympic athelete a lot)? Does she drink too much water? Does her food not have a lot of salt or mineral content? Once again, laxatives involved?
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Is she in a high-altitude climate?
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Re: Hint

Does she have a REALLY high metabolism? no Does she have a tapeworm? no Does she have an eating disorder? Even b y the ludicrous present-day standards that say almost everyone whose top eating priority isn't health & fitness, no Does she exercise a lot (I mean Olympic athelete a lot)? no Does she drink too much water? Does her food not have a lot of salt or mineral content? no Once again, laxatives involved? no
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Is she in a high-altitude climate? irrel
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HINT: THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF YOU WERE TOLD YOU HAD TO GAIN WEIGHT
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Did she eat so much that she made herself sick?

Ddi she mix some type of supplement into her food?

Did she add excess fat? protein? raw eggs?
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HINT: THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD DO IF YOU WERE TOLD YOU HAD TO GAIN WEIGHT
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Did she eat so much that she made herself sick?no

Ddi she mix some type of supplement into her food? no

Did she add excess fat? no protein? no raw eggs? no

HINT: Forget the "deep" psychological explanations; what's the obvious people why people The answer will help with this puzzle.
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I'm not sure I totally understood your hint, but as to what people do if told to gain weight...

She ate a lot more? Changed her diet to include more fattening foods? Exercised less?
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I'm not sure I totally understood your hint, but as to what people do if told to gain weight...

She ate a lot more? see next answew Changed her diet to include more fattening foods? yes Exercised less? irrel
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I have been told to gain weight... I eat more and I exercise (the sort that builds muscle). Does she do either of these things?

Does she want to gain weight? Is that relevant?
Did she eat the entire meal?
Was she hungry?
Was the food unappetizing? ("I ordered haggis.")
Was the "fattening" food she ate something everyone eats normally but she didn't because she didn't want to gain weight/thought it was unhealthy?

In the sense of the following: "I've never eaten fattening foods, but Doc told me to eat them." "Gee, no wonder you're underweight." That sort of thing?
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I have been told to gain weight LUCKY YOU!!!!!... I eat moreWhat do you eat?? and I exercise (the sort that builds muscle). Does she do either of these things?Her eating is relevant; her exercising is not

Does she want to gain weight? yes Is that relevant? yes
Did she eat the entire meal? yes
Was she hungry? irrel
Was the food unappetizing? To me is was ("I ordered haggis.")
Was the "fattening" food she ate something everyone eats normally nobut she didn't because she didn't want to gain weight/thought it was unhealthy? no

In the sense of the following: "I've never eaten fattening foods, but Doc told me to eat them." "Gee, no wonder you're underweight." That sort of thing? noish
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Did she say something like "I have to gain weight, so I'm eating fattening foods like yoghurt", and you thought "wow, if she thinks that yoghurt is fattening, no wonder she's underweight!" (Yoghurt being a random example off the top of my head)
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Did she say something like "I have to gain weight, so I'm eating fattening foods like yoghurt", and you thought "wow, if she thinks that yoghurt is fattening, no wonder she's underweight!" (Yoghurt being a random example off the top of my head) YOU'RE VERY< VERY ORT (ON THE RIGHT TRACK). The point is not that the potatoes she ate weren't fattening but. . .
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Did you realise that that meant she hadn't been eating potatoes before, and since she was missing out on such a staple food no wonder she was underweight?
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Did you realise that that meant she hadn't been eating potatoes before, and since she was missing out on such a staple food no wonder she was underweight? no--you're getting colder.
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Did she seem upset about having to eat fattening foods? About having to eat potatoes in particular?
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Did she seem upset about having to eat fattening foods? no About having to eat potatoes in particular? no
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Relevant how much butter she put on her potatoes?
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Relevant how much butter she put on her potatoes? yope
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Did she put butter on her potatoes? If so, a lot? Did she have them with some other kind of relevant topping? Or plain?
Maybe you were surprised that even when told to eat more fattening foods, she only had plain potatoes when she could have made them more fattening by adding a topping?
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Did she put butter on her potatoes? probably not If so, a lot? ditto Did she have them with some other kind of relevant topping?yope Or plain? noish
Maybe you were surprised that even when told to eat more fattening foods, she only had plain potatoes when she could have made them more fattening by adding a topping? no, but you're very ORT (on the right track)
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Did you hear what she had on her potatoes, or just that she had potatoes? Did they come with something relevant (but not a topping)?

I've asked a few similar questions which you said were ORT...did what she had for lunch somehow imply that she had a different idea of what is fattening that most of us? That what she considered fattening was not really particularly so? That she is accustomed to eating very non-fattening foods?

If you hd just heard what she had for lunch, and hadn't known that she was eating it because she was trying to gain weight, would you still have made the comment? If you hadn't known she was underweight and just heard what she ate, would you have been able to realise she was underweight?
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Did you hear what she had on her potatoes yes, or just that she had potatoes? no Did they come with something relevant (but not a topping)? yesish

I've asked a few similar questions which you said were ORT...did what she had for lunch somehow imply that she had a different idea of what is fattening that most of us? yes That what she considered fattening was not really particularly so? noish That she is accustomed to eating very non-fattening foods? yope

If you hd just heard what she had for lunch, and hadn't known that she was eating it because she was trying to gain weight, would you still have made the comment? noIf you hadn't known she was underweight and just heard what she ate, would you have been able to realise she was underweight? no
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Did you conclude from what she was eating now that whatever she ate before must have been very non-fattening?
Before, would she have had the same thing without the potatoes? The potatoes without whatever else she had with them?
Did she drink anything relevant?
Is it relevant what she ate apart from potatoes? Something that contains a lot of calories? fat? sugar? protein?
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Did you conclude from what she was eating now that whatever she ate before must have been very non-fattening? no
Before, would she have had the same thing without the potatoes? irrel The potatoes without whatever else she had with them? ditto
Did she drink anything relevant? no
Is it relevant what she ate apart from potatoes? yes Something that contains a lot of calories? no fat? no sugar? noprotein? no
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With the potatoes did she eat Meat? Fish? Poultry? Salad? Vegatables?

She was asked to eat more Potatoes to gain weight but negated the effect of this by only eating salad with them?
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With the potatoes did she eat Meat?no Fish? no Poultry? no Salad? no Vegatables? no

She was asked to eat more Potatoes to gain weight but negated the effect of this by only eating salad with them? no
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Did she have something to drink with her meal that prevented her gaining weight? Did she eat or drink some kind of laxative? Something nauseating, so she had to vomit?
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Was it oil? Like the potatoes would have been more fattening had they been made with animal oil rather than vegetable oil?
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Did she have something to drink with her meal that prevented her gaining weight? no Did she eat or drink some kind of laxative? no Something nauseating, so she had to vomit?no
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Was it oil? no Like the potatoes would have been more fattening had they been made with animal oil rather than vegetable oil? no
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HINT: Just list various foods until you get what she's been eating with her potatoes & how combined
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So it's not a fish, meat, poultry or vegatable.

Hmmm Fruit? Dairy product? type of nut? seed?

Is it a common thing to see this eaten with potatoes ? (we Irish take our potatoes very seriously but our imagination does not run beyond a knob of butter!!)
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Just another thought.

Would what she had with her potatoes be considered by a person with a larger appetite to be merely garnish?
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So it's not a fish, meat, poultry or vegatable.

Hmmm Fruit? no Dairy product? no type of nut? no seed? no

Is it a common thing to see this eaten with potatoes ? no (we Irish take our potatoes very seriously but our imagination does not run beyond a knob of butter!!)
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Just another thought.

Would what she had with her potatoes be considered by a person with a larger appetite to be merely garnish?no
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Some sort of bread ? biscuit?

Is it a sauce of some kind?
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Is it something weird like a chocolate covered potato?

Is the food combination with... candy? something from the fat food group? Is this like a Dessert potato? One that is made from ice cream and covered with chocolate powder to make it look like a potato?
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Some sort of bread ? yes biscuit? no

Is it a sauce of some kind?
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Is it something weird like a chocolate covered potato? no

Is the food combination with... candy? no something from the fat food group? no Is this like a Dessert potato? no One that is made from ice cream and covered with chocolate powder to make it look like a potato? no
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A chip butty?*


*In the US, I think this would be called a French Fry Sandwich. Not sure if you have them over there, but we certainly have them in this neck of the woods :-)
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A chip butty?*


*In the US, I think this would be called a French Fry Sandwich. Not sure if you have them over there, but we certainly have them in this neck of the woods :-) I've never heard this term, but you're basically right; what she eats are potato sandwiches (although with mashed potatoes rather than French fries). That's what she eats because her doctor told her to gain weight.So now it should be easy to figure out why Cordelia (who is this forum's very own FN) said, "No wonder she's underweight."
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Is it the lack of proteins which prevents her from gaining weight? Or simply that any reasonable person would be horribly sick after eating a mash sandwich?
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Is it the lack of proteins which prevents her from gaining weight?no Or simply that any reasonable person would be horribly sick after eating a mash sandwich? no--& I doubt this is even true. Isn't there a REALLY OBVIOUS reason why someone who eats potato sandwiches when told to gain weight has trounb;le gainin g weight?
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Is it that carbohydrates make you feel very full very quickly, and thus disinclined to eat?

Or is it that anyone seeing her stuff herself with chip butties will think she is bulimic and refuse to serve her?
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Is it that carbohydrates make you feel very full very quickly, and thus disinclined to eat? no

Or is it that anyone seeing her stuff herself with chip butties will think she is bulimic and refuse to serve her? No. Even in these days of self-righteousness about eating habits, we haven't gotten that judgmental & intrusive. . .yet
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Are potato sandwiches just not as fattening as other foods that one might want to eat to gain weight?
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Are potato sandwiches just not as fattening as other foods that one might want to eat to gain weight? yes

******* SPOILER ***************
The world is full of such wonderful fattening foods--fudge, buttercream layer cake, malteds, brownies--that when I heard of a skinny person who ate potato sandwiches for lunch because her doctor told her to gain weight, I said, "No wonder she's so skinny. The only things she can think of eating to gain weight are potato sandwiches! Thanks for solving it, Alex & please check out my other puzzles, including my 2 new ones!!
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An interesting puzzle but.........

In Ireland as you all know we eat a lot of potatoes(spuds). We are also very fond of butter and if i were having a mashed spud sandwich i'd layer the bread thickly with butter and then butter the mashed potato also . So wouldn't that be doubly fattening and accordingly make Cordelia put on the necessary weight.

My wife is always nagging me about the amount of butter that I use and thinks I'll die with either a spud or bacon butty in my hand. Here's hoping!!
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Actually, your suggested version of mashed potato sdandwiches sounds pretty good!!
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Believe me it's good!!!!!!!!!!
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AND IT WOULD BE EVEN BETTER WITH BACPON & CHEESE!!

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