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Nimue (Nimue)
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Many American children have a scrund about gunfire. Few people in other countries have this scrund. What is it?
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Is gun control relevant? Use of guns? Can adults have this scrund? Children=under 18? under 13? under7?
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One more question: is it relevant that you spelled it "Americasn?"
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The sound of gunfire? The appearance? Caused by TV/movies?
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Many American children have a scrund about gunfire. Few people in other countries have this scrund. What is it?
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Is gun control relevant? no Use of guns? yopeCan adults have this scrund? That would be INCREDIBLY unlikely! Children=under 18? under 13? under7? I expect that almost no one over about 12 would have it.
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One more question: is it relevant that you spelled it "Americasn?" No. Just a typo. Sorry!
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The sound of gunfire? yesThe appearance? noCaused by TV/movies? no
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Would children who have seen/heard gunfire have this scrund? What about ones who haven't? Would seeing/hearing a gun automatically fix this scrund? Does the child think that guns sound like W, but in reality they sound like J?
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Would children who have seen/heard gunfire have this scrund? probably not What about ones who haven't? more likely Would seeing/hearing a gun automatically fix this scrund? no, but it would help a lot Does the child think that guns sound like W, but in reality they sound like J? yesish
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Does having this scrund result from hearing the sounds kids make when playing games such as Cops n' Robbers or Cowboys n' Indians?

Is the scrund to do with all gunfire or only that from a particular type of weapon? If the latter is it automatic rifles? single shot pistols? automatic pistols? revolvers? machine guns?

Anything to do with how fast sound travels? They say that if you get shot by the time you hear the gunshot you've already been hit. Is this relevant?
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Do all children learn something relevant about gunfire before the age of 12? Is this a statistical likelihood? Or is there a specific event or lesson that all children are exposed to?
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Does having this scrund result from hearing the sounds kids make when playing games such as Cops n' Robbers or Cowboys n' Indians? no

Is the scrund to do with all gunfire or only that from a particular type of weapon? neitherIf the latter is it automatic rifles? single shot pistols? automatic pistols? revolvers? machine guns?

Anything to do with how fast sound travels? noThey say that if you get shot by the time you hear the gunshot you've already been hit. Is this relevant? no
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Do all children learn something relevant about gunfire before the age of 12? not all but most or many Is this a statistical likelihood? see next answer Or is there a specific event or lesson that all children are exposed to? Not all but most or at least many
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Does the scrund deal with the volume of a gunshot? With the sound of repeated shots? The places or times that a gun may be fired?

Is the scrund generated by any form of media/entertainment? By what adults say? Is it something not really learned, but just something one might assume?
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Does the scrund deal with the volume of a gunshot?Yes, assuming that by 'volume' you mean loudness.With the sound of repeated shots? noThe places or times that a gun may be fired? no

Is the scrund generated by any form of media/entertainment? yesish By what adults say? yesishIs it something not really learned, but just something one might assume? no
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Is the scrund that gunshots? are louder than they really are? Quieter? Is there any country in the world other than the USA where children would have this scrund? Would children in all parts of the USA have this? Does it come from a specific form of media/entertainment that only exists in the USA?
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Is the scrund that gunshots? are louder than they really are? yesishQuieter? no Is there any country in the world other than the USA where children would have this scrund? possibly but much mess likelyWould children in all parts of the USA have this? probably, but one part may be more likely Does it come from a specific form of media/entertainment that only exists in the USA? no
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The part: Pacific Northwest? California? Alaska? Hawaii? Interior Northwest? Interior Southwest? Great Plains? Great Lakes? South Central? Southeast? Mid-Atlantic? New England?
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The part: Pacific Northwest? California? Alaska? Hawaii? Interior Northwest? Interior Southwest? Great Plains? Great Lakes? South Central? Southeast? Mid-Atlantic? New England? This scrund is most likely in New Englsnd but probably occurs all over the USA.
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Would it occur especially in Maine? Vermont? Connecticut? New Hampshire? Rhode Island? Massachusetts?

Is the history of New England relevant? Culture? People in New England? The geography? The accent? Laws? Media? Would Canadian children be just as likely to have this scrund?
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Is "the shot heard round the world" relevant? Is the scrund that kids think gunfire can actually be heard around the world?
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Would it occur especially in Maine? Vermont? Connecticut? New Hampshire? Rhode Island? Massachusetts?All, but especially in MA

Is the history of New England relevant? yes Culture? yes People in New England? yesThe geography? no The accent? no Laws? noMedia? yes Would Canadian children be just as likely to have this scrund? no
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Is "the shot heard round the world" relevant? yes Is the scrund that kids think gunfire can actually be heard around the world? yes

****SPOILER ***************
Having had "Concord Hymn" inflicted on me in elementary school, I actually thought for quite a while that a shot could be heard around the world. I also actually thought that this would be a hard puzzle, which shows once again what a lousy judge I am of puzzle difficulty.Check out my new puzzle, though. And beware of what your children are forced to memorize--the poetry lasts all their lives. I still know "Concord Hymn" by heart--& I don't even like it.
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The farthest a sound is known to have been heard is 5,000 miles -- when Krakatoa blew up it was heard in Diego Suarez. But I'm not sure the scrund itself is American only -- isn't Archduke Ferdinand's assassination also called "The shot heard round the world?" I wouldn't be surprised if European kids had this scrund too.
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The farthest a sound is known to have been heard is 5,000 miles -- when Krakatoa blew up it was heard in Diego Suarez. But I'm not sure the scrund itself is American only -- isn't Archduke Ferdinand's assassination also called "The shot heard round the world?" I wouldn't be surprised if European kids had this scrund too. Interesting--I didn't know any of this.

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