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Several months ago I saw a front-page newspaper article about something that affected most of the US. I was not surprised to see it as a headline, but my reaction when I first saw it was to scream! However, had the same story been published in almost any other newspaper, I probably would not have reacted this way. Why not?
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Did you scream in surprise? Fear? Shock? Joy? Anger? Another emotion?

Is the paper local? State? National? Tabloid or other format relevant?

Is the headline itself relevant? Is it a pun? Or otherwise unusual?
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Did you scream in surprise?yesish Fear?no Shock?yesish Joy?no Anger?yeish Another emotion?Something else as well

Is the paper local?yes State?no National?no Tabloid or other format relevant? no

Is the headline itself relevant? Is it a pun? Or otherwise unusual?
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I think you forgot to answer the last 3 questions up there.

Is the wording of the headline important? Did you misinterpret the headline? Because of the paper it appeared in? Is it a typical newspaper?
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Is the headline itself relevant?yes Is it a pun?noish Or otherwise unusual?yesish

I think you forgot to answer the last 3 questions up there. It seems I did. Rectified

Is the wording of the headline important?yesish Did you misinterpret the headline?no Because of the paper it appeared in?no Is it a typical newspaper? yes
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Did the headline include 2 words? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7?

Were any place names included? People's names?
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Did the headline include 2 words? 3? 4? 5? 6? 7?One word

Were any place names included? People's names?neither
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Is the location of the newspaper relevant? the political viewpoint?

Was the event that affected most of the U.S. a... political event? economic? environmental? war? natural? plane crash?
Would it generally be considered "good news" ?
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Is the location of the newspaper relevant?yes the political viewpoint?no

Was the event that affected most of the U.S. a... political event?no economic?no environmental?no, except for SVV of environmental war?no natural?yes plane crash? no
Would it generally be considered "good news" ?noish or yope
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Meteorological event? Flood? Snowstorm? Tornado? Hurricane? Avalanche? Earthquake? Tsunami? Volcano? Did it involve animals? fish? birds?
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Did you also scream in frustration?
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Was the headline facetious?

Was your scream justified, or did you decide it wasn't after reading the story?
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Meteorological event? Flood? Snowstorm?this Tornado? Hurricane? Avalanche? Earthquake? Tsunami? Volcano? Did it involve animals? fish? birds? no to the rest

Did you also scream in frustration?yesish

Was the headline facetious? no

Was your scream justified, or did you decide it wasn't after reading the story?it was justified
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Would your reaction be the same if it had been published in another local newspaper?
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Would your reaction be the same if it had been published in another local newspaper?yope
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Do you live in a place where it doesn't normally snow at that time of year? And you were surprised because the headline was "SNOW!" ? Were you frustrated because snow would interfere with your plans/transportation? Or because you wanted it to snow and it didn't?
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Do you live in a place where it doesn't normally snow at that time of year?yes, actually I live in a place where it doesn't normally snow, period. And you were surprised because the headline was "SNOW!" ?noish Were you frustrated because snow would interfere with your plans/transportation?no Or because you wanted it to snow and it didn't?no
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Is the word "snow"? Does it contain the word "snow"? Is the newspaper local to your area? Do you think you will get snow? Did you get snow?
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Is the word "snow"?yope Does it contain the word "snow"?yope Is the newspaper local to your area?yes Do you think you will get snow?yes...it had already happened Did you get snow?yes, the night before
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Is the word "snow" misspelled? Or a form of the word? Snowy? Snowed? Snowing? Snows?
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Is the word "snow" misspelled?yesish Or a form of the word? noish Snowy? Snowed? Snowing? Snows? none of these
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Is it a terrible pun like sn-oh? An unintional anagram like snwo? A letter added like snoow? More than one letter added? One or more letters missing?
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Is it a terrible pun like sn-oh?not this, but i consider it a terrible pun An unintional anagram like snwo?no A letter added like snoow?not like this More than one letter added?4 letters added One or more letters missing?2 letters missing
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Okay, was it missing the S? N? O? W? Of the four letters added, were any of them an S? N? O? W? Did the four added letters make a word?
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Okay, was it missing the S? N? O?this W?and this Of the four letters added, were any of them an S? N? O? W?no Did the four added letters make a word?yope
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Does the terrible pun indicate that the snow is bad? Such as sn-eeew, sn-uugh, sn-aagh? Or good? Or neutral? Is the headline trying to be funny? And failing hard? Do you know people working for the newspaper?
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Does the terrible pun indicate that the snow is bad?no Such as sn-eeew, sn-uugh, sn-aagh?nothing like this Or good?{noish} Or neutral?yesish Is the headline trying to be funny?noish And failing hard? Do you know people working for the newspaper?irrel
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Is it some strange compound like "snow and rain" > "snain" ?
Was the newspaper delivered before it snowed, such that the snow covered the newspaper? Relevant?
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Did the four added letters make the whole thing into a new word? eg: snough=snow + tough=snuff
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Is it some strange compound like "snow and rain" > "snain" ? no
Was the newspaper delivered before it snowed, such that the snow covered the newspaper?no Relevant?no
Did the four added letters make the whole thing into a new word? eg: snough=snow + tough=snuff nothing like this
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Is the puzzle title relevant? Is a particular time of day relevant? A particular action, such as waking up?

Did SN+4 letters make a misspelled punnish word?
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Were the four letters added: before SN? After? Both? In between?
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Is the puzzle title relevant?yes...but probably not helpful for solving Is a particular time of day relevant?no A particular action, such as waking up? no

Did SN+4 letters make a misspelled punnish word? yes. emphasis on the ish in punnish
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Is the "punnish word" an actual English word?

And you missed Galfisk's questions up there.
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Were the four letters added: before SN? After?this Both? In between?

Is the "punnish word" an actual English word? no

And you missed Galfisk's questions up there. simultaneous posting...
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Are the four letters a word? A name? Or was it something like "sn-ohhh"?
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Are the four letters a word?no A name?no Or was it something like "sn-ohhh"?noish
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Does the punnish title, when spoken aloud, sound like "Snow"? Or like some other sound?
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Side note: Was this about the massive snowstorm that affected Delaware, Maryland, and pretty much the entire Mid-Atlantic? In the US it was called the "Snowpocalypse."
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Does the punnish title, when spoken aloud, sound like "Snow"?yes. good question Or like some other sound?no

Side note: Was this about the massive snowstorm that affected Delaware, Maryland, and pretty much the entire Mid-Atlantic? In the US it was called the "Snowpocalypse." no, not specifically. but it was around the same time. all the US states except hawaii got snow, so this doesn't really narrow it down much!
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So the headline was SN-4 letters? Of the 4 letters, is there one vowel? Two? Three? Four? Zero?
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So the headline was SN-4 letters?yes Of the 4 letters, is there one vowel? Two? Three?this Four? Zero?
This is as much as you're gonna get from me just narrowing down the letters....no LTPF list of letters or anything allowed. There is another approach that will prove more fruitful, namely, finding out where this paper was published, and why I would not have screamed had the article been published in another city
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Did the title pun at the name of the city? Is the paper from the state where you live? Whether yes or no, was the paper from [LTPF list of states]? Was it from the city where you live?
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Did the title pun at the name of the city?no Is the paper from the state where you live?yes Whether yes or no, was the paper from [LTPF list of states]?Louisiana Was it from the city where you live?yes, and to save the trouble of looking at my profile, that would be Baton Rouge
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Is the name of the newspaper relevant (i.e. The Baton Rouge Ledger)?
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Is the name of the newspaper relevant (i.e. The Baton Rouge Ledger)?not really. It's the Daily Reveille, published by Louisiana State University. Hence the title.
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uh..."Snouge"?
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uh..."Snouge"?no
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Did the headline pun at the state name? At the university name? Its mascot? Abbreviation (LSU)?
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Did the headline pun at the state name?no At the university name?no Its mascot?no, but closer Abbreviation (LSU)?no
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Was the pun involving the university in some way?
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Was the pun involving the university in some way?yope
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Did the pun allude to some aspect of the university? The team name? A person?
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Did the pun allude to some aspect of the university?yope The team name?no A person?no
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Is there some part of Louisiana culture that's relevant? Of LSU culture (does that make sense)? Something other students do?
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Is there some part of Louisiana culture that's relevant?yes Of LSU culture (does that make sense)?yes Something other students do?yope
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Do all students do this? Some? Do teachers?
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Do all students do this?no Some?yes Do teachers?some
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Is it a specific group of students? A sports team? Graduate students? Undergrads? Is the relevant factor age? Religion? Sexual orientation? Major?
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Is it a specific group of students?noish A sports team?yope Graduate students?no Undergrads?no Is the relevant factor age? Religion? Sexual orientation? Major?none of this
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Is it a team of some sort? Teams? A band? Drama? Any clubs relevant?
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Is it a team of some sort?yope Teams?yope A band?yope Drama?no Any clubs relevant?yope
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Is it students who decide to do something? Some activity? Is it planned? Spontaneous?
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Is it students who decide to do something?yesish Some activity? yesish Is it planned? Spontaneous?could be either

I'm wondering if this is perhaps leading in the wrong direction....hm
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Could this have happened in any other state? Only Louisiana? Only at LSU?
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Could this have happened in any other state?i seriously doubt it Only Louisiana?so yes Only at LSU?much more likely at LSU than anywhere else.
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Did the headline allude to some other part of the college newspaper?
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Did the headline allude to some other part of the college newspaper?no
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All right, I have successfully confused myself. Again.

Recap please?
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All right, I have successfully confused myself. Again. haha

Recap please?certainly

RECAP:

I saw a headline in the Louisiana State University newspaper, the Daily Reveille. The headline was one word, SN_ _ _ _. The article was about snow, and the headline sounds like "snow." The four letters are vowel-vowel-vowel-consonant, and none of the letters are O or W.

If this same story were in any other newspaper, it is unlikely that I would have reacted the same way (that way being a frustrated, annoyed scream) because the pun being made in the headline is so specific to Southern Louisiana, specifically LSU. This pun is related to Louisiana culture, and LSU student culture in some way, but is not confined to any specific group of students. It is yope-ishly related to a sports team.
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Ah, that makes sense. Thank you.

Is the particular sports team relevant? Is a Louisiana accent relevant? Anything Cajun relevant? Any wide-reported event relevant (i.e. Hurricane Katrina, BP oil spill)?
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Ah, that makes sense. Thank you. you're welcome

Is the particular sports team relevant?no Is a Louisiana accent relevant?yope? Anything Cajun relevant?yes Any wide-reported event relevant (i.e. Hurricane Katrina, BP oil spill)?no
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Would one have to say it with a Louisiana accent in order to get it to pronounce like "SNOW"? Or could anyone say it and get the pronunciation?

Cajun food relevant?
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Would one have to say it with a Louisiana accent in order to get it to pronounce like "SNOW"?no, but you would not pronounce it with strict american english phonetics, either... Or could anyone say it and get the pronunciation?yes, for svv of "anyone"

Cajun food relevant? no
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Do you have to pronounce it in a certain accent to get the "snow" effect? One that is typically found in Louisiana? On the LSU campus? Is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" or one of those other silly holidays relevant?
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Do you have to pronounce it in a certain accent to get the "snow" effect?no One that is typically found in Louisiana? On the LSU campus?so no to these Is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" or one of those other silly holidays relevant?Hey, Talk Like a Pirate Day is a very, very impaaarrrrrrtant holiday. But no.
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Is it Cajun culture that's relevant?
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Is it Cajun culture that's relevant?yope
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Is the Cajun relevant thing something that would be considered stereotypical? An action? Activity? Profession? Is alcohol involved? Seafood? Spicy food?
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Is the Cajun relevant thing something that would be considered stereotypical? An action? Activity? Profession? Is alcohol involved? Seafood? Spicy food? no to all
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Is sports involved? Would this be mostly relevant to men? Women? Either? Sorry, I don't know much about Cajun culture - just trying to guess here.
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Is sports involved?yope. The LSU-culture bit of it is closely related to sports Would this be mostly relevant to men? Women? Either?either Sorry, I don't know much about Cajun culture - just trying to guess hereThe only relevant bit about Cajun culture is something that is pretty well known to anyone, and remember its only yopishly Cajun culture
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Oh, now that I think of it I might have seen an ad for Cajun food at a train station that made a pun like this, and thought it was awful--except the pun was on the word "go". I'm not sure if it was based on the same word, as I didn't understand it, and don't even remember what the spelling was.

But just as a guess, were the letters "eaux"? I know this is a common ending for French words, and since Cajuns descended from the French, I would guess this.
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Oh, now that I think of it I might have seen an ad for Cajun food at a train station that made a pun like this, and thought it was awful--except the pun was on the word "go". I'm not sure if it was based on the same word, as I didn't understand it, and don't even remember what the spelling was.

But just as a guess, were the letters "eaux"? I know this is a common ending for French words, and since Cajuns descended from the French, I would guess this. And you would be correct!

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

I saw the headline "SNEAUX!"

Something unfortunate that has arisen from LSU's being situated in Cajun country... the use of the suffix "eaux" in the most irritating ways. It's a common suffix for Cajun surnames, like Boudreaux or Thibodeaux. Notably annoying, the common spelling of cheers for LSU's sports teams is "Geaux Tigers!" This has always driven me nuts, but I've gradually come to accept it. Kind of a weird perversion of the french-derived Cajun culture, but whatever.

When I went to school the morning after a rare Louisiana snow, though, to see the headline "SNEAUX" on the LSU paper, the irritation at the pun was too much to suppress, and I had to let out a scream.
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Nice one!

I've seen those "Geaux Tigers" signs when watching LSU football games on TV, and I can see how constantly seeing it can be a pain. But "SNEAUX"...I want to scream now too.

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