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Vivi finally got her dream job. On her first day, she went up to her office, but she stopped before entering her cabin. She stood there for a few seconds with a look of utter disbelief on her face, then walked to a nearby phone. She called up Paul and said, "They did it again!"
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You said "cabin." Does that have to do with a cabin of a plane? A cabin in the woods?
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Is 9/11 relevant.? Your puzzle title looks a bit like a plane heading for some buildings.
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You said "cabin." Does that have to do with a cabin of a plane? A cabin in the woods? Nope

Is 9/11 relevant.? Your puzzle title looks a bit like a plane heading for some buildings. Yikes didn't think of that, sorry nothing to do with 9/11
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A cabin on the beach? On a ship? On some kind of vehicle? A cubicle?

Vivi's job:
Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial/real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Criminal/Questionable Repute?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media?
Environmental/Outdoors/Nature?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Other ?

Is Paul Vivi's husband? Son? Brother? Father? Are they friends? Do they know each other? Is Paul a police officer or a fireman?
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Is it something to do with how they put her name on her door?
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I've seen those symbols before but I can't think where. Anything to do with eye tests? Television screens? Computers? Is her name relevant in some weirdly cryptic way? Is she an air traffic controller?
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A cabin on the beach? On a ship? On some kind of vehicle? A cubicle? Just a typical office cabin.

Vivi's job:
Artistic/musical/writer?
Banking/financial This one /real estate?
Clerical/Administrative?
Computer related / Hardware ?
Construction / Craftsman ?
Criminal/Questionable Repute?
Education / Academic Research ?
Entertainment / Media?
Environmental/Outdoors/Nature?
Executive / Management ?
Hospitality / Travel ?
Legal Services ?
Manufacturing / Distributions ?
Medical / Health Services ?
Politics / Government / Military ?
Sales / Marketing ?
Technical / Science / Engineering ?
Teaching / Child care?
Transportation ?
Food Service ?
Other ?

Is Paul Vivi's husband? Son? Brother? Father? Are they friends? Yes Do they know each other? Is Paul a police officer or a fireman?

Is it something to do with how they put her name on her door? YOPE, good question

I've seen those symbols before but I can't think where. Anything to do with eye tests? Television screens? Computers? Vaguely related to this. Is her name relevant in some weirdly cryptic way? No Is she an air traffic controller? No
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Are the symbols an emoticon? The first part =.= looks like a sleepy face, the second part ||| looks like... hmm... jail bars?!
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Did they put up Vivi Section?
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Did they spell her name "Fifi"?
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Are the symbols an emoticon? YES! The first part =.= looks like a sleepy face close but not this , the second part ||| looks like... hmm... jail bars?! Nope

Did they put up Vivi Section? No

Did they spell her name "Fifi"? No
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Does her issue have to do with whether she has a door at all? Her name... on the door? On the wall? Did they put her name up at all? Did they mispell her name? Abreviate it inappropriately somehow? Include her middle name and made it sound odd? Pornstar name relevant? Is she claustrophobic and doesn't like an enclosed office? Does she need quiet to do her work and thus would rather have an enclosed office? Is her door see-through (glass), thus she can't change clothes in her office (to go to the gym or when coming back from some activity)?
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Ooop... couple more ideas...

Did they leave the name of the previous resident on the door? Are they making her share an office? Did they put her name second when it should be first?
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=.= resembles a cat. Is this close?

A caged cat? A tiger, maybe?

Is she a circus performer? A lion tamer? Lion tamer's assistant?
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Anything to do with Roman numerals? vi vi : 6 6 ? or 5 4 1 etc?
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Oh. Is it the japanese cat of good fortune (what was its name now...)?
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Does this have to do with the bars on bank doors? According to an earlier Sloane puzzle they're for judging the height of bank robbers or something?
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We just have a height chart on the inside wall by our shop door (we used to have a Post Office as well before it was chopped away) - it was issued by the local police for that purpose (judging the height of people running away). The local kids use it to check their height.
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Does her issue have to do with whether she has a door at all? No Her name... on the door? Not her name, no...but... On the wall? Did they put her name up at all? Did they mispell her name? Abreviate it inappropriately somehow? Include her middle name and made it sound odd? Pornstar name relevant? Is she claustrophobic and doesn't like an enclosed office? Does she need quiet to do her work and thus would rather have an enclosed office? Is her door see-through (glass), thus she can't change clothes in her office (to go to the gym or when coming back from some activity)? None of these

Ooop... couple more ideas...

Did they leave the name of the previous resident on the door? Are they making her share an office? Did they put her name second when it should be first? None of these

=.= resembles a cat. Is this close? It's more an expression than anything else, just like any other ASCII emoticon, so don't stray too far :-)

A caged cat? A tiger, maybe?

Is she a circus performer? A lion tamer? Lion tamer's assistant? No to all

Anything to do with Roman numerals? vi vi : 6 6 ? or 5 4 1 etc? No to all

Oh. Is it the japanese cat of good fortune (what was its name now...)? Nope

Does this have to do with the bars on bank doors? According to an earlier Sloane puzzle they're for judging the height of bank robbers or something? They're not bars mate :-)

The emoticon itself is only indirectly relevant to the puzzle, so I would suggest you look elsewhere for groundwork. Also, don't get hung up on her name (i did say yope!) so find out more :-)
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Did it have to do with the title on the door? Was she given the wrong job title? Wrong department? Was this something that happened to Vivi before? Anything to do with the fact that she is in the financial industry?
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First emoticon mean annoyance, scorn, or tired (eyes shut), grumpy?
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Did it have to do with the title on the door? YES Was she given the wrong job title? YESISH Wrong department? Was this something that happened to Vivi before? YES Anything to do with the fact that she is in the financial industry? But this is only partially relevant

First emoticon mean annoyance, scorn, or tired (eyes shut), grumpy? Annoyance is close enough
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Is the title on the door a pun?
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Is the title on the door a pun? No
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Does it have something to do with her name Vivi? Or her sex (e.g. placing Mr. on the door instead of MS. or Mrs.)? Does her nationality have any relevance? Could this have happened if she were not in the financial industry?
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Does it have something to do with her name Vivi? NoOr her sex (e.g. placing Mr. on the door instead of MS. or Mrs.)? No Does her nationality have any relevance? YES with just a tiny ish but think yes for now, I'll lead you to the right track later. Good question! Could this have happened if she were not in the financial industry? Hypothetically, yes
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Any foreign linguistic or cultural details relevant? Anything to do with a language/culture that forms names differently than English does (i.e. patronymics, different last names for male and female, etc.)? Is this happening in the US? England? Another English-speaking country? Somewhere else? Relevant?
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Any foreign linguistic or cultural details relevant? Yes Anything to do with a language/culture that forms names differently than English does (i.e. patronymics, different last names for male and female, etc.)? No, again, please remember it's the job title and not the name that is relevant. Is this happening in the US? England? Another English-speaking country? Somewhere else? Yes Relevant? Yes
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Is Vivi working in a foreign country (to her I mean)? Is her job in the Finance Company something to do with foreign exchange? Is the word foreign on the door?
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Is Vivi working in a foreign country (to her I mean)? No Is her job in the Finance Company something to do with foreign exchange? No Is the word foreign on the door? No
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when combined with her name, does the job title spell something humorous or degrading?
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when combined with her name, does the job title spell something humorous or degrading? Forget about her name already :-D the job title is all that is relevant
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You said that Vivi is in her native country, but what about the company, is it a foreign one? Is the language on the sign relevant? If so, is it in the native language? English? other?
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You said that Vivi is in her native country, but what about the company, is it a foreign one? YES it is an international company Is the language on the sign relevant? Yes If so, is it in the native language? English? It is in english, yes, but there's more to it... explore this ... good questions! other?
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Is this an example of poor translation into English? Does she help people start their own business? 'Mind your own business'.
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Is this an example of poor translation into English? YES! Brilliant as usual Lynne :-)Does she help people start their own business? 'Mind your own business'. But not this...would help now to find out what her correct job title was...
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Was she a manager and the badge said "Manger"? Or maybe "Mangler?"
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Sorry, I meant the sign. I've been playing another puzzle that involved a badge. But did it say "Manger" or "Mangler" instead of "Manager"?
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Was she a manager and the badge said "Manger"? Or maybe "Mangler?" Nope

Sorry, I meant the sign. I've been playing another puzzle that involved a badge. But did it say "Manger" or "Mangler" instead of "Manager"? The key point to remember is that there was poor translation involved; it wasn't just a typo :-)
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Would her correct job title be President? Vice President? CEO? Manager? Department Head? Attorney? Accountant?
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Would her correct job title be President? Vice President? CEO? Close to this! Think finance :-) Manager? Department Head? Attorney? Accountant?
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CFO?
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CFO? YES! She was in fact a Chief Financial Officer, but the sign on the door said something not quite accurate... can you find out what it said?
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Was it something finance related? Was it a completely different field altogether? Was there a misspelling that changed the meaning? Did the sign on the door not reflect the status of her position?
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Was it something finance related? Yope Was it a completely different field altogether? No Was there a misspelling that changed the meaning? Not a misspelling, see below Did the sign on the door not reflect the status of her position? In fact, it didn't refer to any position at all, though it should have!

I'll point out that it has already been established that translation into English is involved.
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DO the 3 lines in the title stand for 3?(III)
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DO the 3 lines in the title stand for 3?(III) Not the number but they are 3 of something... anyway would strongly suggest you forget about the title and focus on finding out more about the sign! REMINDER: Translation!!
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Do we need to know anything about the language it was translated from?
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Is the translation Spanish?
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Was VIVI Indian? Spanish? French? Italian? From Europe? Asia? Middle East? South America? Central America?
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Do we need to know anything about the language it was translated from? You need to know what the language is, and a little something about translation in general...

Is the translation Spanish? No

Was VIVI Indian? Spanish? French? Italian? From Europe? Asia? Middle East? South America? Central America? Let me skip a step and say she's Chinese :-)
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Ah! Chinese! Hmm.... I dont know Chinese T-T
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Random: Oh! 3 annoyances for the title?
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Ah! Chinese! Hmm.... I dont know Chinese T-T No knowledge of Chinese required, except that it's the language that the sign was translated from into english.

Random: Oh! 3 annoyances for the title? Nope, and pretty please everyone, just leave the title alone :-D
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Sorry to say this but... does it involve racism?
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Sorry to say this but... does it involve racism? No need to apologise :-) but there's no racism involved here
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HINT: Read Lynne's post above that talks about translation, that is the vital aspect here...
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So Vivi's a chief finance officer... and it was her...name? title? job description?... that translated poorly?
Something like... "Money Police"? Or were the characters CFO translated badly?
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So Vivi's a chief finance officer... and it was her...name? title? This one job description?... that translated poorly? Yes!
Something like... "Money Police"? OTRT! Or were the characters CFO translated badly?

You've pretty much got it, you just need to find out exactly what this mistranslation was.
Dlcygnet (Dlcygnet)
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The words used in her title...
Chief? Head? Top? Other synonym for chief?
Money? Gold? Finance? Treasure? Other synonym for finance? or money?
Officer? Police? Accountant? Something extremely derogatory? Other synonym for officer?
"Top Money Whore"?
Noobdogg (Noobdogg)
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The words used in her title...
Chief? Head? Top? Other synonym for chief?
Money? Gold? Finance? This one in a different form Treasure? Other synonym for finance? or money?
Officer? Police? Accountant? Something extremely derogatory? Other synonym for officer? None of these, actually it didn't refer to her at all!
"Top Money Whore"? Hahaha that would have been hilarious, but this is an actual translation, though it probably wouldn't have been done by anyone who knew Chinese well enough.
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Financial affairs is everywhere long.
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Financial affairs is everywhere long. YES! Unless you are a linguist, I assume you are good at googling.

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

Chinglish is a portmanteau of the words Chinese and English and refers to spoken or written English which is influenced by Chinese.

"Financial Affairs is Everywhere Long" - that's what Vivi's job title said. The word Chief Financial Officer in Chinese should be separated as "Financial Office" + "Officer of", but it could also literally be separated as "Financial Affairs" + "Everywhere" + "Long", thus the confusion. This is most likely a product of machine translation, for no Chinese person would understand the word in such a way.

At Vivi's previous job, which was in a dry goods pricing department, her english visiting card said something too cheeky for me to mention in LTPF - I'll let you guys check that one out yourselves.

Thanks for playing along!
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Neither, it was something funny I remember when reading about Chinglish a few months ago. Haha. Good puzzle.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Aaah ok :-) well done!

PS: The emoticon on the title is just a sorta annoyed expression with three fingers pointing up near the face to denote sweat dripping down one's face. This is pretty popular in East Asia. Some of my chinese friends use this Chinglish expression a lot when they chat online and are exasperated about something : " =.=||| I no words."
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Posted on Friday, November 07, 2008 - 2:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

you can also use a U to make a sweatdrop, like this---> -__-U

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