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Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When I saw a Middle-eastern restaurant, I was disappointed. Explain.
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you disappointed because you expected something Middle-Eastern but not a restaurant? A restaurant but not Middle-Eastern? Because you did not expect a restaurant at all?

Is it relevant which country you were in?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 10:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were you disappointed because you expected something Middle-Eastern but not a restaurant? A restaurant but not Middle-Eastern? Because you did not expect a restaurant at all? none of those.

Is it relevant which country you were in? no, but I was in the US.
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 10:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you expect something at all?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did you expect something at all? yes. Something very small.
Alhucema (Alhucema)
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 10:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are other people involved? If so, 1?2? More than 5?10?

Are they H/A/F?

Did you expect something from a person/persons?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 10:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are other people involved? If so, 1? at least this, I guess. 2? More than 5?10?

Are they H/A/F? irr.

Did you expect something from a person/persons? no.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 1:54 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is what you expected food-related? Monetary?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 2:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is what you expected food-related? noish to yope. Monetary? no.
Viniter (Viniter)
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Posted on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 3:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you misread the name of the restaurant? Food? Chef? Something else in the menu?

Was it actually Middle-eastern restaurant? Have you eaten there?

Was you disappointed before you entered restaurant? After that? When they brought you the food? When you tasted it? When you ate it? Sometime later?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 2:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Have you misread the name of the restaurant? Food? thisish. Chef? Something else in the menu?

Was it actually Middle-eastern restaurant?yes. Have you eaten there? irr.

Was you disappointed before you entered restaurant? this. After that? When they brought you the food? When you tasted it? When you ate it? Sometime later?

HINT: I was disappointed when I thought back on an earlier experience.
Viniter (Viniter)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 8:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it the food that disappointed you? Specific food? Whole menu? Was something wrong with the way they prepared that food? Some missing or inappropriate ingredients? Wrong name of the food?

Was that misreading actually relevant? Was that the source of the disappointment?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 1:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the earlier, disappointing experience take place in that restaurant? in another Middle-eastern restaurant? in a restaurant serving another type of food?

Did the earlier experience involve food at all?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Friday, May 21, 2010 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it the food that disappointed you? Specific food? Whole menu? Was something wrong with the way they prepared that food? Some missing or inappropriate ingredients? Wrong name of the food? thisish.

Was that misreading actually relevant? yes. Was that the source of the disappointment? yes.

Did the earlier, disappointing experience take place in that restaurant? in another Middle-eastern restaurant? in a restaurant serving another type of food? no to all.

Did the earlier experience involve food at all? Indirectly.
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 10:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the pronunciation of the food name relevant? Or only the spelling? Did you think the food name sounded/was spelled like something dirty? When it was not?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 7:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the pronunciation of the food name relevant? Or only the spelling? this. Did you think the food name sounded/was spelled like something dirty? When it was not? no. I was regretting not doing something that I could have done earlier.
Viniter (Viniter)
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Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 2:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did misreading reminded you of something completely unrelated to food? Was it this thought that made you disappointed?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 7:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The thing you regretted not having done earlier--did it involve spelling words (for example, playing a word in Scrabble)? or an action whose name is spelled like the kind of food?

Was it relevant that you failed to see the correct name? or that you DID see something else in its place? or both?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did misreading reminded you of something completely unrelated to food? mostly unrelated. Was it this thought that made you disappointed? yes.

The thing you regretted not having done earlier--did it involve spelling words yes. (for example, playing a word in Scrabble YES!!! How on Earth did you figure this out?)? or an action whose name is spelled like the kind of food? no

Was it relevant that you failed to see the correct name? or that you DID see something else in its place? Looking back on the experience, I'm not sure, but I think the first one. or both? maybe. I'm not sure.
Viniter (Viniter)
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Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 1:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the food one of these:
Kebab?
Shish Kebab?
Hummus?
Falafel?
Kofta?
Ghoraibi?
Fasulia?
Pita Bread?

Other food with uncommon name?
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Friday, May 28, 2010 - 10:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

YES!!! How on Earth did you figure this out?
You mentioned you regretted not having done something, and that the spelling of the type of food you saw was the only relevant thing. From there I just guessed.

So were you correct in being disappointed, i.e. you could have played the word? or did you just momentarily think you could have played the word, based on misreading the spelling at the restaurant?
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would playing the word have given you a bonus for using all 7 letters?
Anneja (Anneja)
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Posted on Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 7:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did someone else misspell the word and you chose not to challenge it?
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 8:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the food one of these:
Kebab?
Shish Kebab?
Hummus?
Falafel? this.
Kofta?
Ghoraibi?
Fasulia?
Pita Bread?

Other food with uncommon name?

YES!!! How on Earth did you figure this out?
You mentioned you regretted not having done something, and that the spelling of the type of food you saw was the only relevant thing. From there I just guessed.

So were you correct in being disappointed, i.e. you could have played the word? this. or did you just momentarily think you could have played the word, based on misreading the spelling at the restaurant?

I'll declare this a

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

I had all the letters to play FALAFEL in a Scrabble game. I misread it as FELAFEL in the dictionary. So I didn't do the word. Weeks later, I saw a Middle Eastern restaurant that served falafels and proudly said so on the sign. When I saw this, I realized that I could have played the word after all, and was therefore disappointed.

Good job, people.
Biograd (Biograd)
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Posted on Tuesday, June 01, 2010 - 11:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, it makes sense now that I realize that the misreading didn't happen at the same time as you saw the Middle Eastern restaurant. It may have taken me a while to get that.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - 12:04 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great puzzle! Personally, I have a tendency during life situations to see written words and think, "That's a great Scrabble word." I now will add this to my random repertoire of randomness.
Hominid (Hominid)
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Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 12:03 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm proud to have inspired you.

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