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Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Some of you may have heard this before so early spoyles please mail.

"Gimme some mouthwash and please hurry"
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Posted on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a customer in a drug store saying this to the shop assistant?

Any of these relevant;
gender?
age?
location?
era?
time of day?
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 10:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a customer in a drug store saying this to the shop assistant? yes

Any of these relevant;
gender? yesish
age? yes
location? yes
era? noish
time of day? yope
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 11:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a true story? a realistic story?
Is the customer: human? male? adult?
Is the shop assistant: human? male? adult?
Is the environment of the shop relevant?
Did this happen in the morning? at noon? in the afternoon? evening? at night?
Does the customer ask the mouthwash for himself?
Is any accident involved? Is food involved? animals?
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 12:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is this a true story? no a realistic story? in my opinion it could be but a bit subjective
Is the customer: human? male? adult? yes,no,yes
Is the shop assistant: human? male? adult? yes to all but not relevant
Is the environment of the shop relevant? can you explain what you mean. Do you mean location or the design of the shop itself
Did this happen in the morning? could have at noon? ditto in the afternoon? yes evening? i always have a problem with the definition of evening (does anyone know). Suffice to say unlikely to happen after 5pm at night? so no
Does the customer ask the mouthwash for himself? herself yes
Is any accident involved? no Is food involved? no animals? no
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 2:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she have halitosis?

Is she intending to pay for the mouthwash?

Is this a joke?
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 3:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does she have halitosis? no

Is she intending to pay for the mouthwash? yes

Is this a joke? not really it's more of a humorous anecdote
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Posted on Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will she use it to clean her mouth? Did she get something undesirable in her mouth?
Is something serious at stake here (health, life, personal property, etc.)? If she doesn't get the mouthwash quickly, will she not be able to use it?
Is there anyone else involved? If so, more than one person? Is the woman's profession involved?
So, location is relevant...just that it is in a shop? Is the specific type of shop relevant? Neighborhood relevant? Country relevant?
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 12:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Will she use it to clean her mouth? yes Did she get something undesirable in her mouth? yope
Is something serious at stake here (health, life, personal property, etc.)? no If she doesn't get the mouthwash quickly, will she not be able to use it? asked in the negative so no
Is there anyone else involved? yes If so, more than one person? no Is the woman's profession involved? no
So, location is relevant...just that it is in a shop? yesIs the specific type of shop relevant? well it's a drug store Neighborhood relevant? yesish but be careful Country relevant? no
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 12:39 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it have to do with swearing; e.g., "I can't believe you said that! Go wash your mouth out!"
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 10:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it have to do with swearing; e.g., "I can't believe you said that! Go wash your mouth out!" no
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she get an object into her mouth?
The third person involved: human? male? adult?
Is this person at the drug store? an acquaintance of the woman? working at the drug store?
Is there some misunderstanding involved?
Would anything else instead of mouthwash have worked for her problem? a glass of water? a chewing gum?
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Posted on Friday, March 28, 2008 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she get an object into her mouth? noish
The third person involved: human? male? adult? an adult human sex not relevant
Is this person at the drug store? no an acquaintance of the woman? no working at the drug store? no
Is there some misunderstanding involved? yes
Would anything else instead of mouthwash have worked for her problem? yes a glass of water? yes a chewing gum? not really
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Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 1:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the woman see? or meet? that other person face to face? If not, did she hear him on the radio? see him on tv? see an article about this person? Is she even aware he exists?

Is English her first language?
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Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 12:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the woman see? Yes or meet? this too that other person face to face? yes If not, did she hear him on the radio? see him on tv? see an article about this person? Is she even aware he exists? so no to the rest

Is English her first language? yes
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Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 6:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the third person meet the woman before? Was it the day the woman entered the drug store? Was there a relevant conversation between them? Did this person give the woman the idea to enter the drug store?
Was it the woman who misunderstood something? Did the mouth wash actually help the woman?
Did the woman have a physical problem? a medical one? a psychological one?
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Posted on Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the third person meet the woman before? noWas it the day the woman entered the drug store? yes Was there a relevant conversation between them? yes Did this person give the woman the idea to enter the drug store? yesish
Was it the woman who misunderstood something? yes Did the mouth wash actually help the woman? no
Did the woman have a physical problem? no a medical one? no a psychological one? no
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 12:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to clarify, the conversation between the woman and the third person happened before the woman entered the drug store?
Was the conversation about a particular topic?
Did the woman misunderstand a particular word? a particuar? expression?
Did the woman have any problem at all? Did she only think she had a problem?
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just to clarify, the conversation between the woman and the third person happened before the woman entered the drug store? yes
Was the conversation about a particular topic? yes
Did the woman misunderstand a particular word? no a particuar? yesish expression? yesish
Did the woman have any problem at all? no Did she only think she had a problem? yes
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the conversation about something related to work? leisure activities? everyday life?
Would this puzzle work in another language, say french?
Apart from the conversation is there anything more to be found out? anything about what happened in the drug store?
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 2:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the conversation about something related to work? leisure activities? everyday life? this one
Would this puzzle work in another language, say french? yes
Apart from the conversation is there anything more to be found out? no the conversation will explain the emergency mouthwash anything about what happened in the drug store? no all that happened in the drug store that's relevant is the puzzle statement
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 2:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the conversation related to: the time? the weather? an adress? transport? food?
Did one of the two ask the other one for any information? if yes did the woman ask for an information?
Has the relevant expression in the conversation to do with the mouth? washing? drug stores? hygiene? health?
Did the conversation happen at a relevant place? inside?
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 3:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the conversation related to: the time? the weather? an adress? transport? food? none of these
Did one of the two ask the other one for any information? yesishif yes did the woman ask for an information? yesish
Has the relevant expression in the conversation to do with the mouth? yope washing? drug stores? hygiene? health? no to rest


Did the conversation happen at a relevant place? yes inside? yes
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the conversation happen in a vehicle? a building? If so in a public (commercial? residence?) building?
Is the occupation of the woman relevant? of the third person?
Did the woman pose a question? a yes/no question?
Did the third person make fun of the woman?
Is there a particular part of the mouth relevant?
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Posted on Monday, March 31, 2008 - 11:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the conversation happen in a vehicle? no a building? yes If so in a public (commercial? residence?) building? a public building
Is the occupation of the woman relevant? no of the third person? yes
Did the woman pose a question? yes a yes/no question? not a yes no question
Did the third person make fun of the woman? no
Is there a particular part of the mouth relevant? not really
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 12:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The occupation of the third person:
Artistic? Musical?
Agriculture? Hunter? Fisherman?
Banking? Financial? Real estate?
Clerical? Administrative? Receptionist?
Computer related? Hardware? Information technology?
Construction? Craftsman?
Criminal? Jailbird?
Education? Academic Research?
Entertainment? Media?
Executive? Management?
Hospitality? Travel? Food Service?
Law enforcement? Police?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing? Distributions?
Medical? Health Services?
Politics? Government? Military?
Sales? Marketing? Tradesman?
Religion?
Retired person? Occupational disease?
Sports?
Student? Trainee?
Teaching? Child care?
Technical? Science? Engineering?
Transportation?
Unemployed?
Writer? Editor? Translator? Interpreter?
Other?

Was the third person working? did this happen at his or her place of work?
Did the woman want to purchase any object? any service?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 1:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The occupation of the third person:
Artistic? Musical?
Agriculture? Hunter? Fisherman?
Banking? Financial? yesishReal estate?
Clerical? yes Administrative? Receptionist?
Computer related? Hardware? Information technology?
Construction? Craftsman?
Criminal? Jailbird?
Education? Academic Research?
Entertainment? Media?
Executive? Management?
Hospitality? Travel? Food Service?
Law enforcement? Police?
Legal Services?
Manufacturing? Distributions?
Medical? Health Services?
Politics? Government? Military?
Sales? Marketing? Tradesman?
Religion?
Retired person? Occupational disease?
Sports?
Student? Trainee?
Teaching? Child care?
Technical? Science? Engineering?
Transportation?
Unemployed?
Writer? Editor? Translator? Interpreter?
Other?

Was the third person working? yes did this happen at his or her place of work? yes
Did the woman want to purchase any object? yesany service? yope
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 3:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the woman want to purchase a solid object? made of metal? wood? paper? cardboard? glass? stone? concrete? tissue? organic material? earth? clay? plastic? rubber?
Was it a single object? 2? 3? ...?
Is the object longer than 1 mm? 1 cm? 10 cm? 1 m? 10 m 100 m? 1 km?
Did she actually purchase the object? did she pay for it? did she buy it for herself?
Did she think she would need mouthwash after using the object?
Did she plan to put the object into her mouth?
Did she know how to use the object properly?
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Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 - 3:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the woman want to purchase a solid object? yes made of metal? wood? paper? thiscardboard? glass? stone? concrete? tissue? organic material? earth? clay? plastic? rubber?
Was it a single object? 2? 3? ...? single
Is the object longer than 1 mm? 1 cm? this 10 cm? 1 m? 10 m 100 m? 1 km?
Did she actually purchase the object? yes did she pay for it? yes did she buy it for herself? yes
Did she think she would need mouthwash after using the object? no
Did she plan to put the object into her mouth? yes
Did she know how to use the object properly? no

good questions
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 10:47 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the object a stamp?
Is something written on the object? or printed? words? an image?
Is its colour relevant?
Do you usually put this object into your mouth?
Did she actually put the object into her mouth?
Did she try to eat the object?
Did she use the object improperly? in the building? outside? before stepping into the drug store?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 11:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the object a stamp? yes it is which makes most of the remaining questions moot so i'll answer what i think is relevant
Is something written on the object? or printed? words? an image?
Is its colour relevant?
Do you usually put this object into your mouth?
Did she actually put the object into her mouth? yesish
Did she try to eat the object?
Did she use the object improperly? yesin the building? yes outside? before stepping into the drug store
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 11:59 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the building is a post office?
She bought a stamp? she licked it?
Did she then put it on a letter or similar?
Was it a stamp supposed to be licked (in France the stamps are like stickers while in Germany you have to wet them)?
Did the third person see the woman using the stamp improperly? did he or she interfere?
Has anything to be found out about the flavour of the stamp?
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Posted on Wednesday, April 02, 2008 - 12:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the building is a post office? yes
She bought a stamp? yes she licked it? yes
Did she then put it on a letter or similar? no
Was it a stamp supposed to be licked no(in France the stamps are like stickers while in Germany you have to wet them)? this is very relevant
Did the third person see the woman using the stamp improperly? no did he or she interfere? no
Has anything to be found out about the flavour of the stamp? no
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So it was a sticker-like stamp?
Did the stamp stick on her tongue?
Was she able to take it off? if yes was it still sticky?
Was the stamp still in her mouth when she entered the drug store?
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So it was a sticker-like stamp? yes
Did the stamp stick on her tongue? no
Was she able to take it off? if yes was it still sticky?
Was the stamp still in her mouth when she entered the drug store? no
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Did she think it was a licky stamp and lick it? Did it leave a bad taste in her mouth?
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 1:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she think it was a licky stamp and lick it? yes Did it leave a bad taste in her mouth? no
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Did she pull off the stamp and get...
An imposed picture of the stamp on her tounge?
The glue stuck on her tounge?
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Did she pull off the stamp and get...
An imposed picture of the stamp on her tounge? no
The glue stuck on her tounge? no
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She took a sticky stamp for a licky stamp, was this her only misunderstanding?
Was she aware for what stamps are used? was she aware that she had bought a stamp?
Did she have a letter, a parcel or similar? relevant?
Has anything more to be found out about the stamp?
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Posted on Thursday, April 03, 2008 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She took a sticky stamp for a licky stamp, was this her only misunderstanding? no, she muisunderstood something she was told
Was she aware for what stamps are used? yes was she aware that she had bought a stamp? YES
Did she have a letter, a parcel or similar? yes relevant? only relevant as to the reason she was buying a stamp
Has anything more to be found out about the stamp? yesish
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The thing she was told she misunderstood:
About the stamp? about how to use the stamp? about the sticky/licky thing?
Apart from stamp did the office clerk use a relevant word to be found out?
How many stamps did she buy: 1? 2? ..? relevant?
Did she buy anything else?
Is it relevant what or how she payed?
Would the puzzle work if:
A friend had given the stamp to her? She had bought the stamp at a vending machine? She had asked the post office clerk to put the stamp onto her letter?
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The thing she was told she misunderstood:
About the stamp? yes about how to use the stamp? yes about the sticky/licky thing? yes
Apart from stamp did the office clerk use a relevant word to be found out? i suppose so
How many stamps did she buy: 1? one 2? ..? relevant? not really
Did she buy anything else? irr
Is it relevant what or how she payed? no
Would the puzzle work if:
A friend had given the stamp to her? possibly but the friend would have had to say what the clerk said She had bought the stamp at a vending machine? so noShe had asked the post office clerk to put the stamp onto her letter? no
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Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 12:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did she misunderstand anything acoustically?
The relevant word the office clerk used:
a noun? a verb? an adjective? an adverb?
Did the office clerk say anything relevant of the following:
Take off the stamp from the film?
Do not lick the stamp?
Lick the stamp?
Put the stamp on the letter?
Make sure that the stamp sticks well?
Put the letter in the box?
Go to the drug store?
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Did she misunderstand anything acoustically? NO
The relevant word the office clerk used:
a noun? a verb? an adjective? an adverb? maybe my last answer was misleading . No single word caused the confusion more a sentence the clerk said
Did the office clerk say anything relevant of the following:
Take off the stamp from the film? yes
Do not lick the stamp? yes
Lick the stamp? no
Put the stamp on the letter? no
Make sure that the stamp sticks well? no
Put the letter in the box? no
Go to the drug store? no
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Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 1:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the clerk said:
1. Take off the stamp from the film.
2. Do not lick the stamp.
In this order?
Did he or she say the sentence still to be found out before 1.? between 1. and 2.? after 2.?
Did this happen in a country where the usual stamps have to be licked? relevant? Did the woman live in this country?
Did the woman see a sticky stamp for the first time?
Is it relevant that she is a woman? is her age relevant? if yes older than 1? 2? 5? 7? 10? 15? 20? 30? 40? 50? 60? 70? 80? years?
Has anything more to be found out about the personality of the woman?
Has anything to be found out about the film?
Was anything wrong with the stamp?
Did the office clerk say anything relevant of the following:
This is a particular stamp?
Use a tool to take off the stamp from the film?
Avoid the following?
Pay attention?
Is the destination of her letter relevant?
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So the clerk said:
1. Take off the stamp from the film. in as many words yes
2. Do not lick the stamp. yes
In this order? yes
Did he or she say the sentence still to be found out before 1.? between 1. and 2.? after 2.? after 2 but remember the lady would have said things in between
Did this happen in a country where the usual stamps have to be licked? i don't know suffice to say this non lick stamp was a new experience for the lady relevant? yes Did the woman live in this country? yes
Did the woman see a sticky stamp for the first time? yes see above
Is it relevant that she is a woman? no is her age relevant? yesish if yes older than 1? 2? 5? 7? 10? 15? 20? 30? 40? 50? 60? 70? 80? years? enough to say that she's an old woman
Has anything more to be found out about the personality of the woman? yesish
Has anything to be found out about the film? no
Was anything wrong with the stamp? not to begin with no
Did the office clerk say anything relevant of the following:
This is a particular stamp?
Use a tool to take off the stamp from the film?
Avoid the following?
Pay attention?
Is the destination of her letter relevant? no to all
Tobasi (Tobasi)
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Posted on Friday, April 04, 2008 - 2:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the woman ask a relevant question?
Did she have any minor (or major?) disability? concerning vision? hearing? speech?
Is it relevant what happened to the stamp after the woman licked it?
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Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2008 - 12:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the woman ask a relevant question? yes
Did she have any minor (or major?) disability? concerning vision? hearing? speech? no she was just a bit slow on the uptake
Is it relevant what happened to the stamp after the woman licked it? yesish
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Did the clerk tell the old lady not to lick the stamp, but to do something else instead? Did the old lady lick something other than the stamp? Such as the envelope? Did she have dentures?
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Did the clerk tell the old lady not to lick the stamp, but to do something else instead? yes but he said more than that Did the old lady lick something other than the stamp? no Such as the envelope? no Did she have dentures? irr
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Was the relevant question the woman asked along the lines of the following:
How do I use this stamp?
Don't I have to lick it?
Why don't I have to lick it?
Will it really stick if I don't lick it?
Do you take me for a fool?

Was the woman still in the post office when she licked the stamp?
After licking the stamp did the woman put it on the letter? Did it stick? Did she do anything else relevant with the stamp?
The woman asked for mouthwash because: she fell uncomfortable? she feared to be poisoned? she wanted to clean her mouth? she wanted to use the mouthwash with the stamp?
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Was the relevant question the woman asked along the lines of the following:
How do I use this stamp? yesish
Don't I have to lick it? yesish
Why don't I have to lick it? yesish
Will it really stick if I don't lick it? yesish
Do you take me for a fool? no

Was the woman still in the post office when she licked the stamp? yes hint: She licked it more than once
After licking the stamp did the woman put it on the letter? she tried to Did it stick? no Did she do anything else relevant with the stamp? yes
The woman asked for mouthwash because: she fell uncomfortable? yesish she feared to be poisoned? yope she wanted to clean her mouth? yes she wanted to use the mouthwash with the stamp? NO

I feel i should clarify a few small points which you have pretty much established but maybe unaware that you have done so. The lady bought a stamp with a peel off back to it. She licked the peel off section first thinking it was a lick to stick stamp. Obviously the stamp wouldn't stick so the helpful clerk explained that she needed to remove the backing and the stamp would stick. She then removed the peel off backing and a further series of events occurs one of which is something which the clerk says to her.

Your mission is to piece together what might have happened to make her feel she urgently needed mouthwash
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Did the clerk tell the lady where the batch of stamps had been? Eg somewhere insalubrious?
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Did the clerk tell the lady where the batch of stamps had been? yope. Explore Eg somewhere insalubrious? as above
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Posted on Monday, April 07, 2008 - 3:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he say something that was directly related to the stamp? Like 'Peel it off, but this stamp is not like the old ones. You do not need to lick them, they are self-adhesive'?
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So the clerk said something which led the old lady to believe that the stamps had been somewhere filthy? Any wordplay involved? Any mishearings?
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Did he say something that was directly related to the stamp? Like 'Peel it off, but this stamp is not like the old ones. You do not need to lick them, they are self-adhesive'? almost word perfect but he said something in addition to this
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So the clerk said something which led the old lady to believe that the stamps had been somewhere filthy? yesish Any wordplay involved? noish Any mishearings? not a mishearing no
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Did he say something about them being touched by tons of people?
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Did he say something about them being touched by tons of people? not this but.....
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Did the woman think that the stamps were in contact with / touched by:
people? objects? something else?
So the woman licked the stamp firstly when the film was on and a second time when it was off?
Was it the first time she licked that made her want to wash her mouth? the second time?
What did she think got into her mouth via the stamp: bacteria? viruses? other life forms? dirt? dust? a particular liquid substance? a particular solid substance?
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Did the woman think that the stamps were in contact with / touched by:
people? this objects? something else?
So the woman licked the stamp firstly when the film was on and a second time when it was off? yes
Was it the first time she licked that made her want to wash her mouth? the second time? the second time
What did she think got into her mouth via the stamp: bacteria? this viruses? and this other life forms? dirt? dust? a particular liquid substance? a particular solid substance? no to rest

you should be able to spoyle this soon
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Did she think that someone had already licked the stamp?
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Ok, have an idea. After she licked the back of the peel-off section, the clerk told her to peel off the back to use the stamp. As she did so and then tried to lick it, he said (maybe without actually seeing she licked it??), that self-adhesive stamps had been introduced to avoid having to lick stamps that many people had been touching????
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Perhaps, when she licks the wrong part, the clerk says something like: 'don't worry, love, I did the same', making her think that he has licked it?
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Or something like: 'no need to lick it, love, it's been done already'?
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Tobasi

Did she think that someone had already licked the stamp? yes

Eli

Ok, have an idea. After she licked the back of the peel-off section, the clerk told her to peel off the back to use the stamp. As she did so and then tried to lick it, he said (maybe without actually seeing she licked it??), that self-adhesive stamps had been introduced to avoid having to lick stamps that many people had been touching???? nice thought but no

Woodworm
Perhaps, when she licks the wrong part, the clerk says something like: 'don't worry, love, I did the same', making her think that he has licked it? not quite but see below

Or something like: 'no need to lick it, love, it's been done already'? We have a winner

SPOILER

It's pretty much as you said it. The old lady buys a stamp in the post office and proceeds to lick the back not realising there is a peel off section. She mentions to the clerk that the stamp won't work who tells her to peel off the back. This she does but then licks the stamp again. The renders the self adhesive solution useless so the stamp still won't stick. She complains again to the clerk who explains the idea of self adhesion. Noticing the old lady's blank expression the clerk trying to be helpful says " Lets just say that these stamps have already been licked" which results in the old dear rushing into the Chemists next door.

Thanks to all who played especially Woodworm for the solution and Tobasi for the groundwork.

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