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Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 8:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

One only needed to glance at the headline to know that the writer had a scrund.
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Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the headline...

In a newspaper?
On the front page?
Section:
News?
Sports?
Weather?
Business?
Politics?
Entertainment?
Editorial?
Home&Garden?
Other?

Scrund directed towards a... person? place? thing? animal? event? election? vegetable? mineral?
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Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 12:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the headline...

In a newspaper? Yes.
On the front page? Irrel.
Section:
News? Probably.
Sports? No to rest.
Weather?
Business?
Politics?
Entertainment?
Editorial?
Home&Garden?
Other?

Scrund directed towards a... person? place? thing? This one. animal? event? election? vegetable? mineral?
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Was the scrund related to:
Theft of the thing?
How the thing looks like?
What the thing means?
A rumor about the thing?

Do people usually get mistaken like the writer?
Do only some?
Barely anyone?
Or high chance only him?
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Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 7:19 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the scrund related to:
Theft of the thing?
How the thing looks like?
What the thing means? This one.
A rumor about the thing?

Do people usually get mistaken like the writer? Many people do, although many people also know what the thing really is.
Do only some? This is closest.
Barely anyone?
Or high chance only him?

I should probably clarify something: The goal of the puzzle is to figure out what the headline was that contained the scrund. Once you've figured out the headline, the scrund should be self-explanitory.
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Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 7:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Whoops! I think I just misspelled "self-explanatory."
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Did the story involve scientific discovery of any kind? A machine? A country? A weapon?

Was he mistaken in the definition of a word he used? Was the subject of the story the same as the subject of the scrund?
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Did the story involve scientific discovery of any kind? No. A machine? No. A country? No. A weapon? YES!

Was he mistaken in the definition of a word he used? Yes. Was the subject of the story the same as the subject of the scrund? Yesish.
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Posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 - 1:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the word he mistook the name of the weapon? Did his scrund pertain to the type of weapon it was? How it worked? That it was a weapon at all?

Was the story that the weapon had just been invented? Had it just been used? For the first time? Was someone threatening to use it? Was there something wrong with it? Or was the story coving a gun/weapon show of some kind?
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Was the weapon a knife? gun? sword? dagger? some old weapon? (like ancient stuff)
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Was the weapon a knife? This one. gun? sword? dagger? some old weapon? (like ancient stuff)
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My questions?

Plus...was it a certain type of knife? Was it a crime story?
Did the reprter seem to not understand what actually happened? Or did he simply not know how to word it?
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I am STUMPED...... ARGH

Answer Gourami's questions... you answered mine but missed his above my post.
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My questions? Sorry, I skipped them somehow.

Was the word he mistook the name of the weapon? Yes. Did his scrund pertain to the type of weapon it was? Yes. How it worked? That it was a weapon at all? No or noish to rest.

Was the story that the weapon had just been invented? Had it just been used? This is closest. For the first time? Was someone threatening to use it? Was there something wrong with it? Or was the story coving a gun/weapon show of some kind?

Plus...was it a certain type of knife? YES! Was it a crime story? Yes.
Did the reprter seem to not understand what actually happened? Yope. Or did he simply not know how to word it? Noish.
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Was it about a knife amnesty? And the headline read "Police set knives free?" Or "Police giving out free knives?"
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Was the knife type meant to be used as a weapon? A tool - e.g utility knife? For eating or cutting food?
Was it a fixed bladed knife? A folding knife? Pocket knife?
Does the scrund have to do with a specific type of knife? Or just the word knife in general?
Was someone stabbed? Injured? Killed?
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Was it a pen knife? Did the headline say something like "Man stabbed by pen"?
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Was it about a knife amnesty? And the headline read "Police set knives free?" Or "Police giving out free knives?"No to all.

Was the knife type meant to be used as a weapon? A tool - e.g utility knife? For eating or cutting food?
Was it a fixed bladed knife? This one. A folding knife? Pocket knife?
Does the scrund have to do with a specific type of knife? Yes. Or just the word knife in general? Not the word "knife," but there IS another word that is central to the scrund.
Was someone stabbed? Yes, presumably. Injured? Killed? Could be either.

Was it a pen knife? Did the headline say something like "Man stabbed by pen"? No to all.
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Is the word that is central to the scrund...
The type of weapon?
How the weapon was used?
A quality of the weapon?
Something the weapon did?
Something a person did? With the weapon?
Is this based on a true story?
Any lightsabers involved?
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Stiletto (perhaps someone thought he had been stabbed with one of Dolcis's best)?
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What the devil is "Dolcis's best"?
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http://www.barratts.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/MCategory_10055_22460_-1_10553
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Aha. I never had the grand opportunities that Aristotle and Plato had to follow around somebody smart and learn things. Instead, I have a Merriam-Webster's dictionary and (more recently) Wikipedia, and this forum. I have selective knowledge.
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Is the word that is central to the scrund...
The type of weapon? Yes.
How the weapon was used? No to rest.
A quality of the weapon?
Something the weapon did?
Something a person did? With the weapon?
Is this based on a true story? This headline is rumored to have appeared in a real paper.
Any lightsabers involved? No.

Stiletto (perhaps someone thought he had been stabbed with one of Dolcis's best)? No.
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Is it a type of knife? Not a lightsaber? A brand name? Etc.? Ect.? A style of knife? Was it the same kind used by the Swiss army? What about suicidal samurais? Ninjas?
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Is it a type of knife? Yes. Not a lightsaber? No. A brand name? No. Etc.? Ect.? A style of knife? I think you could call it that. Was it the same kind used by the Swiss army? No. What about suicidal samurais? I don't think so. Ninjas? I don't think so either.
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Kris? Machete? Kukri? Fruit knife?
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IS the phrase "Mac the Knife" relevant? Did they think Mac was short for Machete?

Or something really silly like David Bowie invented the Bowie Knife?
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Butterfly knife?
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Did the author know the item in question was a knife? Did he refer to a knife as something else? Did he refer to something else as a knife? Did he make any false assumptions? Would the type of knife be useful for cutting: Rope/Cables? Wires? Wood/vegetation? People? Food? Something else?
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Would the headline read significantly different if the writer had not had a scrund? Would everyone be able to tell that the writer had a scrund based on the headline? Or just those who did not share the scrund? Or maybe the people who actually knew what had happened?
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Did the author know the item in question was a knife? NO! Did he refer to a knife as something else? By implication, yes. Did he refer to something else as a knife? No. Did he make any false assumptions? That's virtually the definition of a scrund. Would the type of knife be useful for cutting: Rope/Cables? Wires? Wood/vegetation? People? Probably any of these, but this in particular. We've already established that the knife was a weapon. Food? Something else?

Would the headline read significantly different if the writer had not had a scrund? No, only one word would be different. Would everyone be able to tell that the writer had a scrund based on the headline? Or just those who did not share the scrund? This one. Perhaps there would have been clues in the rest of the article, but the only people who could tell from the headline would be the people who didn't share the scrund. Or maybe the people who actually knew what had happened? No, anyone who knew what the word the writer misused actually meant would have been able to recognize the scrund IMMEDIATELY.
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Was the writer of the headline the same person as the writer of the article? If so, did (s)he make a similar mistake(s) in the rest of the article? Was the headline something like [Person] attacks [person] with [Weapon]? Was the headline one of those headlines that occurs when idiotic journalists try to be funny (e.g., Man Makes Rocket With Diet Coke and Mentos, Spectators Have Blast)? Did the writer confuse the type knife with a different weapon (e.g., in the version of Romeo and Juliet with Leondardo de Caprio they refer to their guns as "Swords" [with Sword being a brand name])? Did the writer think the action occurred with a non-weapon object (e.g., a fish, a box of frozen peas)?
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Did the title read something along the lines of...
"Man found shot" instead of "Man found stabbed"?
Or perhaps...
"Man shot to death" instead of "Man stabbed to death" Similar?
Did the headline at all imply that somebody had been injured/killed by the weapon?
"[Noun][verb][knife]"?
"[Noun][verb][scrund/euphemism for knife]"?
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Did the title read something along the lines of...
"Man found shot" instead of "Man found stabbed"?
Or perhaps... YES!
"Man shot to death" instead of "Man stabbed to death" Similar? Similar, but the headline did not specify whether the victim died or not.
Did the headline at all imply that somebody had been injured/killed by the weapon? It certainly suggested/implied one of the two, although it's not clear which (and not relevant to the puzzle.)
"[Noun][verb][knife]"?
"[Noun][verb][scrund/euphemism for knife]"? Neither of these.

HINT: The word "knife" was not in the headline at all.
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Was there a picture of the scene of the crime? Did it show a man with a handle sticking out of his back? And the title said he took a bullet?
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Was there a picture of the scene of the crime? Did it show a man with a handle sticking out of his back? And the title said he took a bullet? No to all. No pictures were relevant.
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Was it "man shot with _____ ", where the blank is a type of knife rather than a type of gun?
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Was it "man shot with _____ ", where the blank is a type of knife rather than a type of gun? Yes, essentially. Now figure out the type of knife. The word that I'm looking for is a word that I've heard a lot of people think refers to a gun rather than a knife.
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I see how it is. You don't want to answer my questions anymore because of the nuclear weapons question.
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The word you're looking for is...
Machine gun?
Nine millimeter?
Gat?
Piece?
Heater?
Uzi?
Shotgun?
Harpoon?
Machete?
Bow?
Longsword?
"Thy tool"?
"My naked weapon"?
Cleaver?
Butter knife?
Steak knife?
Swiss army knife?
Katana?
Chainsaw?
Baseball bat?
Pocketknife?
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Is it by any chance a bayonet? A different knife-ish thing attached to a gun?
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Is it by any chance a bayonet? A different knife-ish thing attached to a gun? No to all.
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Is the knife a hunting knife? Used more in the kitchen? How about an Ulu (eskimo skinning/slicing knife for fish)?
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Machete?
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Dang, I guessed something that was already guessed. Well, maybe if I don't call attention to my mistake, no one will notice...
Damn it.
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Rcs isn't answering my questions anyway. An unpleasant matter involving nuclear weapons.
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Darn liberals! Nuclear power has its place in the world.

Would this knife likely be wielded by somebody in the military? Is it serated? non-serated?
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Would this knife likely be wielded by somebody in the military? No. Is it serated? non-serated? I'm sorry, I don't know enough about this kind of knife to be able to answer this.

HINT: Foreign word.
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Wakizashi? (spelling?)
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Deus ex machina?
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Wakizashi? (spelling?)
Deus ex machina? Neither of those, unfortunately. The foreign word is the type of knife.
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I shall now establish an LTPF list of knives.
{LTPF List|Types of Knives
|group1 = weapons
|list1 =
Bayonet
Combat knife
Throwing knife
Trench knife
Shiv
|group2 = Utensils
|list2 =
Bread knife
Boning knife
Carving knife
Chef's knife
Electric knife
Kitchen knife
Table knife
Ulu
|group3 = Tools
|list3 =
Bowie knife
Butterfly knife
Diver's knife
Electrician's knife
Hunting knife
Machete
Pocket knife
Palette knife
Scalpel
Straight razor
Survival knife
Switchblade
Utility knife
Wood carving knife
|group4 = Traditional
list4 =
Athame
Kirpan
Kukri
Laguiole knife
Lajinaa
Mora knife
Opinel knife
Puukko
Sabatier
Seax
Swiss Army knife
Sgian Dubh
}

Is it any of those?
Rcs (Rcs)
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I shall now establish an LTPF list of knives.
{LTPF List|Types of Knives
|group1 = weapons
|list1 =
Bayonet
Combat knife
Throwing knife
Trench knife
Shiv
|group2 = Utensils
|list2 =
Bread knife
Boning knife
Carving knife
Chef's knife
Electric knife
Kitchen knife
Table knife
Ulu
|group3 = Tools
|list3 =
Bowie knife
Butterfly knife
Diver's knife
Electrician's knife
Hunting knife
Machete This one.
Pocket knife
Palette knife
Scalpel
Straight razor
Survival knife
Switchblade
Utility knife
Wood carving knife
|group4 = Traditional
list4 =
Athame
Kirpan
Kukri
Laguiole knife
Lajinaa
Mora knife
Opinel knife
Puukko
Sabatier
Seax
Swiss Army knife
Sgian Dubh
}

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

Here is the scrund headline (reputed to have actually appeared in a newspaper), word for word:

Man Shoots Neighbor With Machete


The funny thing is, I've heard that a lot of people seem to think a machete is a type of gun rather than a type of knife.

Well done, everybody, for figuring this out.
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Did you seriously not notice my post 702, or are you still upset about the nuclear weapons thing?
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Yep. Sorry, I must have missed your post somehow. I'm certainly not angry with you.
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I'm sorry to everyone; somehow I TOTALLY overlooked a BUNCH of posts on this forum. I think maybe I was away from the website for a while, and I didn't check thoroughly to make sure I'd read every post that had been made in my absence. SO sorry about that. Please rest assured that it has NOTHING to do with personal grudges.
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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ROFL. I'm just messing with you. In case you haven't figured out yet, very little of what I say is serious.
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I thought that might be it. lol, nice puzzle. I'd like to see that headline.
Rcs (Rcs)
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I can't say for sure if it's real or not; I haven't seen it myself.
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I am not altogether sure about this. It is in the nature of newspaper headlines that ambiguity can easily creep in, and that might be what has happened here. "Man Shoots Neighbor With Machete" could well mean that the neighbor had the machete, and the man shot him for fear that the machete would otherwise be used by the neighbor upon the man, with detrimental consequences.

I have posted my favourite (authentic) newspaper headline on this forum before, but it bears repeating as an example of the kind of ambiguity I mean:

Incest More Common Than Thought In United States
Doctapeppa (Doctapeppa)
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It's amazing how Woubit has the ability to so eloquently explain things (even things that I am conscious of but cannot express in words myself).
Thereby, I award you, Woubit, with the "British LTPF Moderator of the Hour" award. Congratulations.
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Woubit, I realized the same thing you did about halfway through the puzzle. Nevertheless, I still thought it would be best to stick with the scrund explanation of the headline, especially since I have heard that there are people out there with that particular scrund about machetes.

Glad you liked the puzzle!
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Woubit, I realized the same thing you did about halfway through the puzzle. Nevertheless, I still thought it would be best to stick with the scrund explanation of the headline, especially since I have heard that there are people out there with that particular scrund about machetes.

Glad you liked the puzzle!

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