[Natanz] Laughing! Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Lateral Puzzles » Solved Lateral Thinking Puzzles » Solved Puzzles - December 2009 » [Natanz] Laughing! « Previous Next »

Author Message
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 108
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 2:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He did the same as everyone else, but when he did half the people present started laughing at him.
Greatbrit (Greatbrit)
New member
Username: Greatbrit

Post Number: 4
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 3:08 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are half the people male and 1/2 the people female?
Jenburdoo (Jenburdoo)
New member
Username: Jenburdoo

Post Number: 1603
Registered: 5-2003
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 12:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did only half the people see what he was doing? Did only half consider it funny? Was what he was doing inappropriate? Is he H/A/M?
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 908
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 2:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How many people are present? Just 2 (him and one other person)? A few? 10s? 100s? more?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 109
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 4:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are half the people male and 1/2 the people female? yes

Did only half the people see what he was doing? no, everyone Did only half consider it funny? yes, explore Was what he was doing inappropriate? no, everyone else could do it and it would not be inappropriate Is he H/A/M? yes

How many people are present? Just 2 (him and one other person)? A few? 10s? 100s? more? the exact amount isn't relevant, but everyone must be able to see what he did, so let's say anywhere between 4 - 30 people
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 916
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the half who laughed all female? All male?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
New member
Username: Quovynyte

Post Number: 247
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 8:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he at an audition? Some performance? A presentation?
Was he indoors? Outdoors? Is he famous?
Occupation relevant?
Age relevant?
Nationality/religion relevant?
Location relevant?
Era relevant?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 110
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 10:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are the half who laughed all female? All male? female

Was he at an audition? Some performance? A presentation? no to all
Was he indoors? Outdoors? indoors

Is he famous? no
Occupation relevant? no
Age relevant? adult
Nationality/religion relevant? no
Location relevant? no
Era relevant? modern times, let's assume present time
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 111
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

MISTAKE: Everyone who laughed was male
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 238
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 2:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the females: Annoyed? Disgusted? Embarrassed? Just not amused?
Did he intend to be funny?
Was it funny because of his: Age? Size? Weight? Social standing? Role in the group (such as a host)? Handicap? Skill?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
New member
Username: Quovynyte

Post Number: 260
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they in a...
House? Public Place? Shop? School? Office? Hospital? Stadium?

Did he do the same as the people present?
Were the people present an audience?
Is the mans occupation relevant? If he was female would this have happened?
Are the people present HAM and HAF?
Are they exactly divided into male and female?

Are they at some event? A concert? Sporting event? Acting/singing involved?

Any particular reason why the era is in modern times?
Is some new invention relevant?
Some new structure?
Some new rule?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 112
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 6:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the females: Annoyed? maybe some of them Disgusted? no Embarrassed? no Just not amused? no
Did he intend to be funny? no
Was it funny because of his: Age? Size? Weight? Social standing? Role in the group (such as a host)? Handicap? Skill? partly age, also social standing, others no

Were they in a...
House? Public Place? Shop? School? Office? Hospital? Stadium? house

Did he do the same as the people present? yes, but not 100% the same
Were the people present an audience? no
Is the mans occupation relevant? no If he was female would this have happened? no
Are the people present HAM and HAF? yes
Are they exactly divided into male and female? exact division is not relevant, but let's assume yes

Are they at some event? yes, according to the dictionary.com definition of event A concert? no Sporting event? no Acting/singing involved? singing is relevant-ish

Any particular reason why the era is in modern times? yes - certain technology must exist
Is some new invention relevant? no
Some new structure? no
Some new rule? no
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 265
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 3:23 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he: older? Younger? Is his social status above the others? Below? Or can it not be defined in this way? Heritage/skin color relevant? Native language?
Did they laugh because he didn't do it 100% the same?
Was not doing ir right caused by: physical inability? Lack of knowledge? Lack of skill? Misunderstanding?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 113
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 7:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is he: older? Younger? irrelevant Is his social status above the others? no Below? you could say below after what he did Or can it not be defined in this way? it can be, but it's not 100% the reason for them laughing and also not everyone would say that's the reason it's funny

Heritage/skin color relevant? Native language?
Did they laugh because he didn't do it 100% the same? no to all

Was not doing ir right caused by: physical inability? Lack of knowledge? Lack of skill? Misunderstanding? no to all + you made an assumption here that's not true
Markobr (Markobr)
New member
Username: Markobr

Post Number: 434
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is something he did before relevant? Something he sayed before? Something that happened to him? His relatives?

Certain technology must exist: Photography? Film? Television? Computer technology? Sound recording? Radio? Electric light? Electricity in general?
Tommyp (Tommyp)
New member
Username: Tommyp

Post Number: 397
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 - 12:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They "laughed at him" - was that in a condescending way? or was it more a "laugh with him" kind of laugh?

"He did the same" - but dit it somehow come out different? Because he was different?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 114
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 - 7:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is something he did before relevant? Something he sayed before? Something that happened to him? His relatives? no to all

Certain technology must exist: Photography? Film? Television? Computer technology? Sound recording? Radio? Electric light? Electricity in general? sound recording, electricity in general, more

They "laughed at him" - was that in a condescending way? yes or was it more a "laugh with him" kind of laugh? no

"He did the same" - but dit it somehow come out different? yes, explore Because he was different? no
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 991
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 - 7:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did everyone else do it the same way? Or did the men do it one way while the women did it a different way?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 115
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, October 26, 2009 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did everyone else do it the same way? yes with a small ish Or did the men do it one way while the women did it a different way? no - the small ish in the previous question was maybe somewhat different
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 299
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:15 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he expected not to do it? Did it make him seem foolish? Ignorant? Arrogant? Sexist?
Markobr (Markobr)
New member
Username: Markobr

Post Number: 436
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 1:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he do it after the others? And something relevant happened between the other's actions and his?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 116
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he expected not to do it? it=do what the others did: everyone was allowed to do it, no expectations about doing it or not were present Did it make him seem foolish? Ignorant? Arrogant? Sexist? no to all, foolish is the closest

Did he do it after the others? irrelevant And something relevant happened between the other's actions and his? no, that wouldn't have influenced anything
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
New member
Username: Quovynyte

Post Number: 363
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 8:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a competition? A contest?
Whose house was it?
The man's house?
Those people who had acted previously?
The crowd?
Was the crowd an audience? Did they pay to get in? Are they just random people? Do they know each other?
Tommyp (Tommyp)
New member
Username: Tommyp

Post Number: 416
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did they play a party game? go through some sort of ceremony?
His doing the same came out different - did it look different? sound different?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 117
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 4:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it a competition? A contest?
Whose house was it?
The man's house?
Those people who had acted previously?
The crowd?
Was the crowd an audience? Did they pay to get in? no to all or irrelevant
Are they just random people? no, many know each other Do they know each other? many know each other

Did they play a party game? no go through some sort of ceremony? no
His doing the same came out different - did it look different? sound different? sound different, but from what? explore
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 118
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

mistakes: is his social standing below the others? I said "yes, after what he did", but the answer should have been "yes, for some".

Also for clarification, what he did was almost 100% as when others did it, but it did come out differently.
Markobr (Markobr)
New member
Username: Markobr

Post Number: 445
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 5:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he sing? Karaoke relevant? A chorus? Vocal change?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 119
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 10:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he sing? Karaoke relevant? A chorus? Vocal change? no to all
Tommyp (Tommyp)
New member
Username: Tommyp

Post Number: 445
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 11:09 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When he "did the same as everyone else" - was that saying something? or just making a sound? a burp?
Was his voice more feminine than the other men's?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 120
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 11:29 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When he "did the same as everyone else" - was that saying something? or just making a sound? a burp?
Was his voice more feminine than the other men's? no to all
Tommyp (Tommyp)
New member
Username: Tommyp

Post Number: 448
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, October 30, 2009 - 11:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the people somehow emit a sound? he as well? but his sound was different?
The sound didn't come from the people's mouths? Did the sounds emit from any parts of their bodies? From their behinds? Or did the sounds come from something the people had?
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1029
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 2:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did everyone else make the same sound as one another? Or did they all make a different sound according to some rule or pattern (such as everyone make the sound of your favorite animal)?

Was the sound made spontaneously by everyone? Or was it planned?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 121
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 7:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the people somehow emit a sound? he as well? \b {you could say so} but his sound was different? \b {yes}
The sound didn't come from the people's mouths? no Did the sounds emit from any parts of their bodies? no to all From their behinds? Or did the sounds come from something the people had?\b {yes}

Did everyone else make the same sound as one another? \b {no} Or did they all make a different sound according to some rule or pattern (such as everyone make the sound of your favorite animal)? \b {no rules or patterns}

Was the sound made spontaneously by everyone? \b {not completely spontaneous} Or was it planned? \b {no-with a tiny and irrelevant ish}
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 122
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2009 - 2:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the people somehow emit a sound? he as well? you could say so but his sound was different? yes
The sound didn't come from the people's mouths? no Did the sounds emit from any parts of their bodies? no to all From their behinds? Or did the sounds come from something the people had? yes

Did everyone else make the same sound as one another? no Or did they all make a different sound according to some rule or pattern (such as everyone make the sound of your favorite animal)? no rules or patterns

Was the sound made spontaneously by everyone? not completely spontaneous Or was it planned? no-with a tiny and irrelevant ish
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 126
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 5:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Keep in mind that the technology is important.
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1062
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 - 5:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cell phone ring tones?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 127
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2009 - 4:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cell phone ring tones? no

It seems everyone is distracted... where they were and the audio part is important
Tommyp (Tommyp)
New member
Username: Tommyp

Post Number: 492
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, November 06, 2009 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they in an official building? a church?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 129
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Saturday, November 07, 2009 - 7:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they in an official building? a church? no, it's an informal thing
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
New member
Username: Quovynyte

Post Number: 479
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2009 - 4:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they at a meeting? A gathering? A club? A party?
Did everybody have this "something" (the something that emitted the sound)?
Was the "sound" music? Some alert? A recording?
So they were in a house.
Was the house a famous house?
Was the person who owned it well-known?
It's location relevant?
Type of house relevant (terrace; flat)?
Was the house owned by the man?
By one of the members of the group?
By all of the group?
Are all members of the group equal?
Are all members of the group and the man equal?
Were thy equal before this incident?
Did the man know why they were laughing?
Did he find it funny too?
Did the women find it funny?
Did they know why the men were laughing?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 130
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2009 - 5:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were they at a meeting? A gathering? A club? A party? party
Did everybody have this "something" (the something that emitted the sound)? no
Was the "sound" music? Some alert? A recording? music
So they were in a house. yes
Was the house a famous house?
Was the person who owned it well-known?
It's location relevant?
Type of house relevant (terrace; flat)?
Was the house owned by the man? all irrelevant
By one of the members of the group? yes
By all of the group? irrelevant, it was owned by at least one of the people present. It was a house party
Are all members of the group equal? yes
Are all members of the group and the man equal? yes
Were thy equal before this incident? yes
Did the man know why they were laughing? yes
Did he find it funny too? no, but he wasn't upset about the laughing
Did the women find it funny? no
Did they know why the men were laughing? everyone knew why the men were laughing

I should mention that the man becoming less equal was temporary
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
New member
Username: Quovynyte

Post Number: 486
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2009 - 8:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the music come from: a phone? some computer? An mp3 player? A CD player?
Was the music even coming from an object? Was it electronic? Powered by batteries? Did you have to plug it in? Did everyone have this object? Was it in their pockets when it emitted sound? Did they make it emit sound (by pushing a button etc.) or did it come on automatically? Did someone else activate this sound? Something else? Were the people surprised when the sound was emitted? Were they given these objects at the party?
Was the man laughed at because of the music he emitted? Or because of the timing of when it came out? Was the music a song? Or an instrumental?
Am I OTRT or am I completely off?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 131
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, November 09, 2009 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the music come from: a phone? some computer? An mp3 player? A CD player? computer, but CD player would have worked too

Was the music even coming from an object? Was it electronic? Powered by batteries? Did you have to plug it in? Did everyone have this object? Was it in their pockets when it emitted sound? Did they make it emit sound (by pushing a button etc.) or did it come on automatically? it was a computer

Did someone else activate this sound? everyone could do so

Something else? no Were the people surprised when the sound was emitted? for the guy that was laughed at, yes Were they given these objects at the party? no

Was the man laughed at because of the music he emitted? YES Or because of the timing of when it came out? no Was the music a song? yes Or an instrumental? no
Am I OTRT or am I completely off? OTRT
Biograd (Biograd)
New member
Username: Biograd

Post Number: 470
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 1:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The women didn't laugh because:
They knew beforehand what song was going to play, so it wasn't a surprise?
The same concept that made the song funny for the men, was offensive to the women?
Something else?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 132
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The women didn't laugh because:
They knew beforehand what song was going to play, so it wasn't a surprise? no
The same concept that made the song funny for the men, was offensive to the women? no
Something else? yes

Really on the right track now
Biograd (Biograd)
New member
Username: Biograd

Post Number: 473
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 4:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Really on the right track now"--though both guesses were wrong??

But anyway, I'll ask a few more:
If it were a woman who had played the song that caused the laughter, would the other women, but not the men, have laughed?
Did the women purposely not laugh because laughing would have implied something negative about them? or would they have had no reason to laugh at all?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 133
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 3:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Really on the right track now"--though both guesses were wrong?? I meant that the questions were on the right track

But anyway, I'll ask a few more:
If it were a woman who had played the song that caused the laughter, would the other women, but not the men, have laughed? no

Did the women purposely not laugh because laughing would have implied something negative about them? no or would they have had no reason to laugh at all? you can see this 2 ways: they had nothing to laugh about because they didn't think it was weird, or they did have something to laugh about because they did find it odd. What happened in this example is that they had nothing to laugh about because it wasn't funny for them, but a different group of women could have laughed
Biograd (Biograd)
New member
Username: Biograd

Post Number: 476
Registered: 6-2008
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had the men (and only them) heard the same song (the one that prompted the laughter) before, on a different but relevant occasion?

Just to make sure, so the women understood WHY the song was funny, but didn't FIND it funny themselves? Did they only know why it was funny in hindsight, after observing the men laugh? or would they have known it would be funny to the men even had they heard it before the men laughed?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 134
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 7:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Had the men (and only them) heard the same song (the one that prompted the laughter) before, on a different but relevant occasion? irrelevant

Just to make sure, so the women understood WHY the song was funny, but didn't FIND it funny themselves? technically speaking you have an FA in your question so I can't answer it, rephrase it please Did they only know why it was funny in hindsight, after observing the men laugh? no, it=what was funny or would they have known it would be funny to the men even had they heard it before the men laughed? yes, they would have seen the potential humor in it (it=the thing that was funny)

I'm on vacation until Wednesday 18 November
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1129
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Friday, November 13, 2009 - 1:39 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the FA that the song was funny?
That there was a song?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 135
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 10:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the FA that the song was funny? yes
That there was a song? no

So, the song wasn't funny, but something else was.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 514
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 10:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the song in itself wasn't funny, right? Was the way he sung it funny? Did he make a mistake in the text? Did he have a foreign accent? Was his voice funny? Did he sound like a woman? Would it be funny if they only heard him and didn't see him? Was the humor in a mismatch between how he looked and how he sounded?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 136
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So the song in itself wasn't funny, right? true

Was the way he sung it funny? FA Did he make a mistake in the text? FA Did he have a foreign accent? irrelevant Was his voice funny? irrelevant Did he sound like a woman? irrelevant
Would it be funny if they only heard him and didn't see him? FA Was the humor in a mismatch between how he looked and how he sounded? FA

The questions above except the 1st one all have the same FA!
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1159
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He did not sing it, right? Did he play it on a musical instrument? On a video game? On a stereo, radio, cd player, etc.?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 137
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

He did not sing it, right? right Did he play it on a musical instrument? On a video game? On a stereo, radio, cd player, etc.? on a computer (although radio/CD player would've worked too}
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 550
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 8:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he do something with the sound controls that made it come out different? Or did he choose the "wrong" track (wrong in his specific situation)?
The lyrics of the song relevant? Musical genre?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 138
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 4:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did he do something with the sound controls that made it come out different? no Or did he choose the "wrong" track (wrong in his specific situation)? yope, mostly no
The lyrics of the song relevant? no Musical genre? no, almost, genre isn't the right word
Probably_monty_hall (Probably_monty_hall)
New member
Username: Probably_monty_hall

Post Number: 81
Registered: 10-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does his song choice reflect a peculiar taste in music?

Is it a song that is typically enjoyed by children? Or women?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 139
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 6:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does his song choice reflect a peculiar taste in music? for him, yes

Is it a song that is typically enjoyed by children? Or women? women
Tommyp (Tommyp)
New member
Username: Tommyp

Post Number: 644
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 9:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a love song?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 140
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 6:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it a love song? no
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 576
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 12:28 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do the men laugh because it was a weird song for him to choose? Is his name relevant? The title of the song? Subculture relevant? Like he's a punk rocker and puts on music by a boy band?
Quovynyte (Quovynyte)
New member
Username: Quovynyte

Post Number: 655
Registered: 6-2009
Posted on Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 7:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the song a theme song? From some show women usually watch? Or is it from a movie? A musical? Is it sung by a women? A Man? A boy band? A girl band? A mixed band?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 141
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Friday, November 27, 2009 - 3:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do the men laugh because it was a weird song for him to choose? yes Is his name relevant? The title of the song? Subculture relevant? Like he's a punk rocker and puts on music by a boy band? no to all

Is the song a theme song? From some show women usually watch? Or is it from a movie? A musical? no to all Is it sung by a women? A Man? A boy band? A girl band? A mixed band? girl band
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 641
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 8:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Spice Girls?
Does the song appear to describe him in some way? Belittle him? Sexual orientation relevant? Something he said relevant? something he did (except for choosing that song)?
Would someone not knowing him also find it funny? How he looked relevant?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 142
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 8:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Spice Girls? no, Girls Aloud (the exact girl band isn't relevant)
Does the song appear to describe him in some way? the song itself, no Belittle him? Sexual orientation relevant? Something he said relevant? something he did (except for choosing that song)? no to all
Would someone not knowing him also find it funny? yes, but not all women How he looked relevant? no
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1217
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009 - 6:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't understand the answer "Yes, but not all women." Attempting to clarify.

The women who were there did not find it funny -- is that because they know him?
Is it true that some women who do not know him would find it funny?
Is it true that some women who do not know him would not find it funny?
Is it true that no women would find it funny?
Women who know him but were not present...would they find it funny?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 143
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't understand the answer "Yes, but not all women." Attempting to clarify.
a better answer is then "yes, but not all women who exist would find it funny"

The women who were there did not find it funny -- is that because they know him? no
Is it true that some women who do not know him would find it funny? whether you know him or not won't influence anyone finding it funny
Is it true that some women who do not know him would not find it funny? yes
Is it true that no women would find it funny? no
Women who know him but were not present...would they find it funny? most wouldn't
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1251
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 6:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would most women genuinely not find it funny and not realize why it was funny? Or would they understand why the men found it funny, but find it offensive/in bad taste?
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1252
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Also, a recap:

Everyone picked a song they wanted to hear.
He picked a song by a girl band.
The men all laughed.
The women didn't.

All correct?

Was he the only man who picked a girl band? Was picking the girl band out of character for him? For example, was he a weight lifter, football player, or other masculine athlete? Or was he generally into heavy metal or some other masculine music choice?

Was it the fact that he chose a girl band that was funny? Or the specific song he chose. For example, did he choose a song along the lines of "Girl Power," "men suck," or "I like boys"?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 144
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009 - 10:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would most women genuinely not find it funny and not realize why it was funny? Or would they understand why the men found it funny, but find it offensive/in bad taste? find it bad taste

Also, a recap:

Everyone picked a song they wanted to hear.
He picked a song by a girl band.
The men all laughed.
The women didn't.

All correct? yes

Was he the only man who picked a girl band? yes Was picking the girl band out of character for him? For example, was he a weight lifter, football player, or other masculine athlete? Or was he generally into heavy metal or some other masculine music choice? it wasn't out of character if you mean if he was into manly things, so no

Was it the fact that he chose a girl band that was funny? yes, but that's not the only reason it was funny Or the specific song he chose. For example, did he choose a song along the lines of "Girl Power," "men suck," or "I like boys"? the song he chose was the other part that made it funny - but he didn't choose a girl-themed song
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 145
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Recap: a guy plays a song at a party. Because of this all men laugh at him.

So what kind of song was it? It wasn't a girl-themed song.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
New member
Username: Galfisk

Post Number: 846
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - 11:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant what the song was about? Or is only the song title relevant? Is a physical characteristic of the man relevant? A social characteristic?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 148
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 4:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Relevant what the song was about? no Or is only the song title relevant? no Is a physical characteristic of the man relevant? A social characteristic? no to both
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1375
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 5:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So what is relevant about the song...the way it was sung? The instrumentation? The album title?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 151
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So what is relevant about the song...the way it was sung? yes The instrumentation? also The album title? no
Kaygee (Kaygee)
New member
Username: Kaygee

Post Number: 368
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the song have gestures or dance moves that are commonly used while singing it? Did the man make up his own gestures or dance moves?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 153
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 5:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does the song have gestures or dance moves that are commonly used while singing it? no Did the man make up his own gestures or dance moves? no
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1387
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it sung in a strange voice? Perhaps in a falsetto?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 155
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 - 8:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it sung in a strange voice? no, explore Perhaps in a falsetto? I don't completely understand what this is, but yes, it was sung in a high tone of voice/pitch

Recap: a guy plays a song at a party. Because of the song's singing and instrumentation all men laugh at him and the women don't. It wasn't a girl-themed song.

I need to hear one specific word that's needed to solve this. This word sums up the singing and the instrumentation.
Noel (Noel)
New member
Username: Noel

Post Number: 1398
Registered: 7-2009
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Falsetto is singing above your natural range. Think "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.

Is the word an adjective? If so, was it cutesy? Girlie? Effeminate? Childish?
Kaygee (Kaygee)
New member
Username: Kaygee

Post Number: 373
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 4:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you looking for the word: Soprano? Tenor?
Natanz (Natanz)
New member
Username: Natanz

Post Number: 159
Registered: 8-2009
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 6:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are you looking for the word: Soprano? Tenor? no

Falsetto is singing above your natural range. Think "Stayin' Alive" by the Bee Gees.

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

Is the word an adjective? yes If so, was it cutesy? Girlie? yes! That's it! Effeminate? Childish? no

This happened to me! I was at a party and everyone was playing their music. I chose "Long hot summer" by Girls Aloud, this is a girly/cutesy song. When the song started playing and it was clear what type of song it was, all men started laughing at me. The women however, they liked the song and they thought it was weird that the men laughed at me. So it was a good thing after all.

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: