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Almost everyone would be delighted by what Brendan said, but Nettie most definitely was not, even though her outlook and sensibilities are not unusual. How come???
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Did Nettie misinterpret what Brenden said?

Nettie wasn't delighted, but was she any of the following:
angry?
sad?
confused?
hurt?
insulted?
guilty?
stressed?
none of the above?
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Did Brendan make a joke that mocked Nettie?
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Hmm Brendan is quite a ordinary name for a protagonist in a Nimue puzzle. Or maybe it's just me because in Ireland we have lots of Brendans

Would other people be delighted because they would take what Brendan said to be a compliment? Would he have seen to be the bearer of good news?

Anything relevant about Brendan other than what he said? Is he a colleague of Nettie's ? Her boss?

Would Brendan have expected Nettie's negative reaction? Did he say what he said solely to her or to an audiance or group of people?
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Did Nettie misinterpret what Brenden said?

Nettie wasn't delighted, but was she any of the following:
angry?yes
sad? yes
confused? no
hurt see above & below
insulted? possibly
guilty? no
stressed? yes
none of the above? no
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Did Brendan make a joke that mocked Nettie? no
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Hmm Brendan is quite a ordinary name for a protagonist in a Nimue puzzle. Or maybe it's just me because in Ireland we have lots of Brendans It's fairly unusual in the USA

Would other people be delighted because they would take what Brendan said to be a compliment? noish or possibly Would he have seen to be the bearer of good news? yes

Anything relevant about Brendan other than what he said? yesIs he a colleague of Nettie's ? no Her boss? no

Would Brendan have expected Nettie's negative reaction? He didn't but he should haveDid he say what he said solely to her or to an audiance or group of people?solely to her
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Is there a relationship between Nettie and Brendan? If so, is what Brendan said something similar to "You're so much smarter (or some other good thing) than my (whatever the relationship Between nettie and Brendan was)" As in "you're so much smarter than my girlfriend" if Nettie was Brendan's girlfriend.
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Is there a relationship between Nettie and Brendan?yes If so, is what Brendan said something similar to "You're so much smarter (or some other good thing) than my (whatever the relationship Between nettie and Brendan was)" As in "you're so much smarter than my girlfriend" if Nettie was Brendan's girlfriend. no
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Was Brendan's comment a statement of fact? an opinion? an observation?
Was Nettie (or something related to Nettie) the subject of Brendan's statement?
Was Brendan making a statement about another person?
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Was Brendan delivering some news to Nettie?
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Was Brendan's comment a statement of fact?yope an opinion? yope an observation? noish
Was Nettie yes (or something related to Nettie no) the subject of Brendan's statement?
Was Brendan making a statement about another person? no
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Was Brendan delivering some news to Nettie? yope or noish
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Is Brendan an adult? Nettie?

Is thier relationship...classmates? friends? teacher/student? parent/child? siblings? relatives? co-workers? other?
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Is Brendan an adult? Nettie?

Is thier relationship...classmates? friends? teacher/student? parent/child? siblings? relatives? co-workers? other? other
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strangers?
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strangers? no
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You missed Lori's question...

Is Brendan an adult? Nettie?
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You missed Lori's question... Where is it??

Is Brendan an adult? yes Nettie? yes
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Are Brendan and Nettie husband and wife? Is there relationship casual aquaintances, such as doctor/patient, or something along those lines? Given their relationship, would you say they would see each other almost every day? only on weekdays? weekends? once a week? once a month? once a year?
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Are Brendan and Nettie husband and wife? no Is there relationship casual aquaintances, such as doctor/patient, or something along those lines? yes, Brendan is Nettie's doctorGiven their relationship, would you say they would see each other almost every day? no only on weekdays? yes, but not even on most weekdays--see later answers in this series of questions weekends? no once a week? no once a month? no once a year? yes & more often if needed
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Was Brendan's statement regarding Nettie's health? weight? was he telling her she was pregnant?
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Was Brendan's statement regarding Nettie's health?yesish weight? no was he telling her she was pregnant? no
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Was he giving her results of an exam? a diagnosis? If so, was it accurate? is it relevant whether it was accurate? was he giving her a clean bill of health?
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Was he giving her results of an exam? see final answer in this series a diagnosis? dittoIf so, was it accurate? irrelis it relevant whether it was accurate? no was he giving her a clean bill of health? yes
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Did she think she might have had an illness? A specific one? Had she previously been wrongly diagnosed? Had she been ill and now recovered? Would she have been happier if she had been told she was not completely healthy?
Was this the result of a routine checkup, or had she asked for a health check for a particular reason?

Did she misunderstand what Brendan said?
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Did she think she might have had an illness? irrel A specific one? irrel Had she previously been wrongly diagnosed? irrel Had she been ill and now recovered? irrel Would she have been happier if she had been told she was not completely healthy? no
Was this the result of a routine checkup, or had she asked for a health check for a particular reason? irrel

Did she misunderstand what Brendan said?yope
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Are the exact words used by Brendan relevant? Could he have given her the news in a different way without angering her? Did Nettie realise that Brendan was telling he she was healthy? Did she think he was saying something else? Implying something?
Is any previous meeting, or talk, or relationship between the two relevant? Any other relevant people?
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Are the exact words used by Brendan relevant?yes Could he have given her the news in a different way without angering her? Well, he certainly could have given her a clean bill of health without angering/upsetting her Did Nettie realise that Brendan was telling he she was healthy? yope Did she think he was saying something else? yopeImplying something? yope
Is any previous meeting, or talk, or relationship between the two relevant? no Any other relevant people? no
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Did he use an idiomatic phrase? Perhaps "You're as sound as a dollar?"
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Did he use an idiomatic phrase?noish
Perhaps "You're as sound as a dollar?" no
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Were Brendan's words ambiguous?
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Were Brendan's words ambiguous? no
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Did he say something like: 'you're fit and healthy for a woman of X age' and she was actually younger?
or some other version of: 'you're fit and healthy for someone who....'?
Was his comment that she was healthy anough to perform some action? that she took offense at? or was the comment comparing her health to some one else? that she took offence at?

did she think he was implying something about her that she found ofensive? that she was fat? stupid? lazy? unattractive? old? unkind? promiscuous? greedy? time wasting? a hypochondriac? wasteful?

are any of these relevant to the puzzle:
her race? her politics? her education? her nationality? her age? her looks? her marital status? her family? her job? her pets? her taste in clothes? her sexual orientation?
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Did he say something like: 'you're fit and healthy for a woman of X age' and she was actually younger? no
or some other version of: 'you're fit and healthy for someone who....'? no
Was his comment that she was healthy anough to perform some action?yope that she took offense at? yes or was the comment comparing her health to some one else? nothat she took offence at? she did take offense but the comment did not involve a comparison

did she think he was implying something about her that she found ofensive? yesish that she was fat? n stupid? no lazy? unattractive? noold? no unkind? no promiscuous? no greedy? no time wasting? noa hypochondriac? nowasteful? no

are any of these relevant to the puzzle:
her race? her politics? her education? her nationality? her age? her looks? her marital status? her family? her job? her pets? her taste in clothes? her sexual orientation? only her age
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Is she 0-10 10-15? 15-20? 20-30? 30-40? 40-50? 50-60? 60-70? 70-80? Older?

Is it relevant how she feels about her age? Is she embarrassed for people to know it? Does she or has she in the past pretended to be a different age than she actually is? Does she wish she were older? Younger?

Did the doctor make a false assumption about her? About her age? About people of her age? Did he get her age wrong?

Did Brandan impart any information other than "You're completely healthy"?
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Had Brendan run a test for something that is primarily associated with people of a certain age and this offended Nettie because she inferred that Brendan thought she was older than she actually was?
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Is she 0-10 10-15? 15-20? 20-30? 30-40? 40-50? 50-60? 60-70? 70-80? Older? older

Is it relevant how she feels about her age?yope Is she embarrassed for people to know it? no Does she or has she in the past pretended to be a different age than she actually is? irrel Does she wish she were older? no Younger? possaibly but not necessarily

Did the doctor make a false assumption about her? yes About her age? no About people of her age?possibly Did he get her age wrong? no

Did Brandan impart any information other than "You're completely healthy"? yes
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Had Brendan run a test for something that is primarily associated with people of a certain age and this offended Nettie because she inferred that Brendan thought she was older than she actually was? no
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Did Brendan seem surprised that she was healthy? Did he assume that she had unhealthy habits? Or healthy ones? Something like,

"Well, you're 90, so I assume you don't drink heavily, smoke or have promiscuous sex!"
"What are you talking about? I do all three!"
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Did Brendan seem surprised that she was healthy? no Did he assume that she had unhealthy habits? no Or healthy ones? no Something like,

"Well, you're 90, so I assume you don't drink heavily, smoke or have promiscuous sex!"
"What are you talking about? I do all three!" no
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Did Brendan's comment state the false assumption he'd made of her? implied that a false assumption had been made (i.e. "it was what he said that he believed ______")

Did his comment suggest she was able to do something? but she was not?
Did his comment suggest she was unable to do something? but she was?
Did his comment suggest she was the sort of person willing to do something? but she wasn't?
Did his comment suggest she was the sort of person who would not want to do something? but she did?

Could Brendan's comment be considered ageist?
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Did Brendan's comment state the false assumption he'd made of her? noimplied that a false assumption had been made (i.e. "it was what he said that he believed ______") yes

Did his comment suggest she was able to do something? nobut she was not? N/A
Did his comment suggest she was unable to do something?no but she was? N/A
Did his comment suggest she was the sort of person willing to do something? yope but she wasn't? yes
Did his comment suggest she was the sort of person who would not want to do something? yope but she did? yes

Could Brendan's comment be considered ageist?
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Could Brendan's comment be considered ageist? yesish
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HINT: Get more precise background informatiuon about Nettie.
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is her daily life relevant? is she active? does she exercise regularly? do something relevant regularly? is anyone else relevant?
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is her daily life relevant? no is she active? irrel does she exercise regularly? irrel do something relevant regularly? no is anyone else relevant? yesish
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is 1 other person relevant? 2? 3? 4? 5? are they h? a? m? related to her? neighbour? friend?

do they go to the same doctor? relevant?
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is 1 other person relevant? 2? 3? 4? 5? mpre than five are they h? yes a? some are; some aren't m? ditto related to her? some are; most aren'tneighbour? dittofriend? ditto

do they go to the same doctor? some do; most do not relevant? yes
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Do these other relevant people have some commonality? If so, is it this commonality that makes them relevant? Do Nettie and/or Brendan share this commonality with the relevant group?
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Do these other relevant people have some commonality? just being humanIf so, is it this commonality that makes them relevant? yes Do Nettie and/or Brendan share this commonality with the relevant group? obviously
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does Nettie know anyone in this group? or do you literally mean all humans would be in this group?
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does Nettie know anyone in this group? yes or do you literally mean all humans would be in this group? yes!!
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so all other humans are yesishly relevant? lol

was he comparing her in some way to everyone else?
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so all other humans are yesishly relevant? lol Actually, yes! That's funny??

was he comparing her in some way to everyone else? no or maybe noish
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Is religion relevant?

Did he tell her she was pregnant and she didn't want to be? Or vice versa? Was she pregnant?
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Is religion relevant? yope

Did he tell her she was pregnant and she didn't want to be? no Or vice versa? no Was she pregnant? no--It's already been established that she's over 80!!
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RECAP: Add the following to the puzzle description: Brendan is Nettie's doctor. She is over 80. He makes a statement whose point is that she's in good health. She wants to be in good health, but the statement upsets her.
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Was her age referenced at all in the statement? Was it something like "you're in good health for your age", and she took this to imply that she was doing poorly relative to anyone younger than that?
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Oops, sorry. Musta missed that.

Did she misinterpret what he said? Does she think she is NOT in good health? Or did he say something tangential to the diagnosis -- "You're in perfect health, and BTW this as well."

Did he inadvertently suggest she was ready to die? Or ill? Did he use any sort of jargon? If he told any of his other patients the same thing, would they have reacted the same way? What if they were male? Juvenile? Adult but younger than Nettie? Older?

Do they speak the same language? Do they share the same first language? Would it help if we knew Brendan's exact words?
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Was her age referenced at all in the statement? No, but you're ORT (on the right track) Was it something like "you're in good health for your age", and she took this to imply that she was doing poorly relative to anyone younger than that? no
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Oops, sorry. Musta missed that.

Did she misinterpret what he said? possibly Does she think she is NOT in good health? dirtto Or did he say something tangential to the diagnosis -- "You're in perfect health, and BTW this as well." yope

Did he inadvertently suggest she was ready to die? yes Or ill? Did he use any sort of jargon? no If he told any of his other patients the same thing, would they have reacted the same way? Some would & some would not What if they were male? Sex is irrel Juvenile? no, they would not react the same wayAdult but younger than Nettie? possibly Older? ditto

Do they speak the same language? yes Do they share the same first language? yes Would it help if we knew Brendan's exact words? Yes, you have to know this!!!!!!!!!
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Did Brendan mention that it would be unnecessary for Nettie to return for another check-up or medical procedure in the future, and although he meant this because she was healthy enough not to need it, she interpreted it as if it were a moot point since she would be dead by then anyway?
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Does Nettie have a relevant current medical condition (eg dementia)?
Or something relevant in her past medical history (eg cancer in the past)?
Is the result of a specific medical test relevant?
Do we need to know more about her age other than she is over 80? (ie does she need to be more than 100 for this to work)
Is there even more about Nettie's background that we need to find out?
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Did Brendan mention that it would be unnecessary for Nettie to return for another check-up or medical procedure in the future, and although he meant this because she was healthy enough not to need it, she interpreted it as if it were a moot point since she would be dead by then anyway?no
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Does Nettie have a relevant current medical condition (eg dementia)? no
Or something relevant in her past medical history (eg cancer in the past)? no
Is the result of a specific medical test relevant? no
Do we need to know more about her age other than she is over 80? YES!! GOOOOOOOOD QUESTION!! (ie does she need to be more than 100 for this to work? no)
Is there even more about Nettie's background that we need to find out? See previous 2 amswers
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Is her specific age itself (the number) relevant, or her age relative to other relevant person(s)?
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What is the age. 80-90? 90-100? 100+ ?
Is her age relevant because of her connection to some historical event? ("Nettie, you're the healthiest Titanic survivor on Earth" --> that sort of thing?)
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Did he say, 'you're going to live to be one hundred!' and she was 99?
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Is her specific age itself (the number) relevantyes, or her age relative to other relevant person(s) no?
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What is the age. 80-90? no 90-100? yes 100+ ? no
Is her age relevant because of her connection to some historical event? no ("Nettie, you're the healthiest Titanic survivor on Earth" --> that sort of thing? no)
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Did he say, 'you're going to live to be one hundred!' and she was 99? yes!!



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

The following poem/bit of light verse/whatever by me, "Nettie Denison Speaks to Her Doctor," is in two online magazines:
"You'll live to be 100.
Now, isn't that just fine?"
"It's not enough," said Nettie,
Since now I'm 99."

Thanks for sticking with it, everyone, & for solving it, Hannah. I'm posting a new scrund puzzle at the bottom of the page.

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