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Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 1:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

This may prove a quick one, but here goes:

Following a newspaper story about sharks off the coast of Cornwall, what pun did I come up with?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 1:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the particular type of shark relevant? Would it be unusual to find this type of shark of the coast of cornwall?

They weren't `basking` in the sunshine were they?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 1:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the particular type of shark relevant? yes Would it be unusual to find this type of shark of the coast of cornwall? yes

They weren't `basking` in the sunshine were they? yes, there were basking sharks and sunshine's involved, but it's (slightly) cleaverer than 'basking' in the sunshine
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 12:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you feel they might be basking there because they were a little pasty?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 8:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you feel they might be basking there because they were a little pasty? no, but I like that
Woodworm (Woodworm)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 11:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would this work for Devon?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 11:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would this work for Devon? yes
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 - 8:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

HINT: The word 'basking' is relevant. Basically, the conversation went something like:

"Look, here's a story about sharks of the Cornish coast"

"They're only Basking sharks"

"Well, maybe they're just...
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 12:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the pun work for any UK coast? US coast? coast?
Would the pun work if the sharks were discovered in an area of an ocean where they are fairly uncommon/rare/typically absent?
Would the pun work if the story was about the sharks washing up on a beach?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 8:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the pun work for any UK coast? US coast? coast? any coast really, but the pun makes more sense in sunnier areas
Would the pun work if the sharks were discovered in an area of an ocean where they are fairly uncommon/rare/typically absent? probably
Would the pun work if the story was about the sharks washing up on a beach? so long as they were basking sharks, yes
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 1:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the coast/ location is irrelevant bar the fact it is a sunny area? place where sunlight can be enjoyed? heat from the sun can be enjoyed?
the sun in general can be enjoyed?
Iff no for 'enjoyed', would 'experienced' be more accurate?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 2:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the coast/ location is irrelevant bar the fact it is a sunny area? yes place where sunlight can be enjoyed? yes this... heat from the sun can be enjoyed? ...and, this too, yes
the sun in general can be enjoyed? this is less precise than statements above
Iff no for 'enjoyed', would 'experienced' be more accurate? enjoyed works better
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 5:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are other fish relevant?
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Monday, August 11, 2008 - 6:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are other fish relevant? yes
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Monday, August 11, 2008 - 6:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emailed
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 6:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Emailed You've got it! Post it if you'd like to Liquizt
Liquizt (Liquizt)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 11:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think I'll leave it for others to guess at, though spoil if you want to/ have another puzzle ready waiting (you can use my email as a post)
Unleashedllama (Unleashedllama)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 12:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

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

Liquizt emailed:

"...catching some rays"?
Which is absolutely right.

"Look, here's a story about sharks of the Cornish coast"

"They're only Basking sharks"

"Well, maybe they're just catching some rays"
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, August 14, 2008 - 2:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL nice one.

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