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More from the Everyday Definitions Dept...

Only a certain percentage of the world's population has executed a slamper, and...
* of those who have slampered alone, many have felt relief and joy, while some have felt disgust and disappointment
* of those who have slampered while in the company of others, some have felt gratitude while others a sense of resentment and anger

Now there are some who have nearly slampered but have been unable to do so, and this lack of execution has possibly led to anxiety and loss of temper.

Among those who will read and/or participate in this puzzle, there may only be 1 who has slampered, probably 1 or more who has been in the vicinity of a slamper, and maybe even 1 or more who has assisted in a slamper but cannot take full credit.

So...what happens during a slamper?
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Does one have to be H/A/M to slamper? H/A/F? Could one be a child? A teen? Not human at all?

Does location matter? If so, LTPF lists of continents? Countries?

So you say some of us on the LTPF could do so? Is slampering a modern thing? Or could it have happened in earlier centuries? Decades?

Is a particular profession relevant?
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Does one have to be H/A/M to slamper? H/A/F? Could one be a child? A teen? Not human at all?
Being human is required, and even a child can slamper while adults most certainly can as well

Does location matter? If so, LTPF lists of continents? Countries? I know for sure that this occurs in the US, Japan and Sweden, most likely in the UK and the rest of Europe, almost certainly in most Asian and African countries, but I'm speculating to some degree since I've never been to these places.

So you say some of us on the LTPF could do so? Could have and may do in the future
Is slampering a modern thing? Or could it have happened in earlier centuries? Decades? Wouldn't have happened before 1890, small possibility between 1890 and 1920, after this it became much more likely and has retained its likeliness

Is a particular profession relevant? No
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Hmmmm...Electronics relevant? Modern appliances (say, for the kitchen, or cleaning the house?) Radio? Television?

Or has it got something to do with vehicles? Cars? Planes? (Skydiving?! Though you're not Galfisk...) Other modes of transportation?
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Herman Hollerith relevant?
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Hmmmm...Electronics relevant? Modern appliances (say, for the kitchen, or cleaning the house?) Radio? Television? Primarily? No. Peripherally? Yes.

Or has it got something to do with vehicles? Cars? Planes? (Skydiving?! Though you're not Galfisk...) Other modes of transportation? Primarily? No. But again, peripherally? Yes.


Herman Hollerith relevant? Well not for his invention, but he could be peripherally involved as well.
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I have no idea who Herman Hollerith may be, and I'm afraid to look him up in case that's cheating...equally afraid to ask who he is outright, as that may not be good as well :-(
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With the host's permission,I should say that Mr. Hollerith is, among other things, one of the founders of the International Business Machines corporation

Can you slamper without electricity? Indoors? Outdoors? While flying? While driving a car? In winter? In summer? Can a man slumper? A woman?
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I have no idea who Herman Hollerith may be, and I'm afraid to look him up in case that's cheating...equally afraid to ask who he is outright, as that may not be good as well :-(
It doesn't matter, feel free to look him up (which is what I had to do before I could answer the question about him!).

Can you slamper without electricity? Absolutely
Indoors? Outdoors? Either one
While flying? Well not if you're flapping your arms...oh you mean in a plane? Yes, for certain.
While driving a car? Uh, may be possible but this would be quite dangerous!
In winter? In summer? Yes, and any other part of the year
Can a man slamper? A woman? Both are equally capable of it, yes
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Can a disabled person,without hands, slamper? One without legs? A blind person? An old man has the ability to slamper? More generally, is age relevant? Can you slamper in downtown Manhattan? In a concentration camp?
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Can a disabled person, without hands, slamper? Yes, but there must be at least one other person present
One without legs? Yes
A blind person? Due to recent improvements, yes!
An old man has the ability to slamper? Yes
More generally, is age relevant? I honestly can't say - my guess is that anyone past the age of 7 has a chance of slampering, and the chances of slampering increases with a person's age
Can you slamper in downtown Manhattan? Yes, you can, and I would guess that this kind of place is a hotbed for slampering!
In a concentration camp? Hmmm...I've never been to one, and from what I know about them I would say the odds are slim to none that a person could slamper there, and if they did they may face some kind of penalty
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Does one have to be moving in order to slamper? Speaking? Can one slamper online? Does slampering involve falling down?
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Does one have to be moving in order to slamper? No
Speaking? No, although this can be common
Can one slamper online? Yes
Does slampering involve falling down? No
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Does slampering involve communication? Body language? Emotion? Can one slamper through text-messaging? A phone call? On Facebook? Is a flame war relevant?
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Does slampering involve communication? Only if a person slampers in the company of others usually
Body language? No Emotion? No
Can one slamper through text-messaging?
A phone call? On Facebook? The actual slamper would not take place via these, but this would be an example of a slamper in the company of others
Is a flame war relevant? No
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Is crossing a crosswalk relevant?
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Is crossing a crosswalk relevant? It's as relevant as Herman Hollerith, if that helps. It may also help to know that it is very possible to slamper while crossing a crosswalk, but this could potentially be as dangerous as slampering while driving a car (from an earlier q).
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Does slampering involve physical contact with someone? Or something? Does one need an object to slamper? Does slampering involve punching something? Moving really fast?
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Does slampering involve physical contact with someone? No (see puzzle statement)
Or something? Yes, it does involve this
Does one need an object to slamper? Yes - two objects, to be exact
Does slampering involve punching something? No, but this action may sometimes be taken by people who either slamper in the company of others, or who have nearly slampered but failed to do so.
Moving really fast? No
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Two objects, eh? Are they typically used together? Rubbing sticks together to start a fire?
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Two objects, eh? Indeed
Are they typically used together? Yes, these two kind of objects are
Rubbing sticks together to start a fire? No - these two objects aren't identical
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Does one typically carry the objects with them? Are they smaller than a key? A baseball? A microwave? A bookcase? A room? A house? Is either of the objects a key/baseball/microwave/bookcase/room/house?
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Does one typically carry the objects with them? It depends - the average person probably carries neither, while a person familiar with slampering very well may carry both. It's not unusual to see a person with 1 of the objects on hand.
Are they smaller than a key? No A baseball? No A microwave? A bookcase? A room? A house? Both are, yes
Is either of the objects a key/baseball/microwave/bookcase/room/house? No
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A book? A purse? Or pocketbook? A wallet? Money? A cell phone?
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A book? A purse? Or pocketbook? A wallet? Money? A cell phone? None of these
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Is one of the objects a ball? Sport relevant?
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Can slampering be considered a: trick? Excercize? Game? Art? Are the objects made of: glass? Paper? Fabric? Stone? Metal? Plastic? Rubber? Leather? Bone? Does slampering make a sound? A tangible result? Is reading involved? Fire? Are the objects: changed? Destroyed? Depleted? Can they be homemade? Are they mass-produced? Are they made specifically for slampering?
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Is one of the objects a ball? No Sport relevant? Not directly, but peripherally as relevant as Herman Hollerith

Can slampering be considered a: trick? No Excercise? Yes, actually, but of a certain type
Game? No
Art? No
Are the objects made of: glass? Neither
Paper? One of them, yes
Fabric? Neither
Stone? Neither
Metal? In some cases a portion of one of the objects is metal, yes. People that slamper with this certain partially metal object are usually considered brave.
Plastic? A portion of the partially metal object is also partially plastic, yes
Rubber? Yes, some people opt for an object that is partially rubber. If they do this, they opt not to use the object that is metal/plastic. But in either case, object #2 is consistent.
Leather? Bone? Neither of these
Does slampering make a sound? Yes, but not a very loud one
A tangible result? Yes
Is reading involved? Yes
Fire? No
Are the objects: changed? One is, one isn't
Destroyed? Usually no. However, in cases where there is a failure to slamper one of the objects may be destroyed.
Depleted? This is possible with one of the object, but not likely
Can they be homemade? One can, one can't
Are they mass-produced? Yes, they both are
Are they made specifically for slampering? Nice question - one certainly is not; the other isn't made specifically for slampering, but slampering occurs based on the usage of this object in a specific way. AND there are people who obtain both objects without intending to slamper, but they aren't surprised when they eventually do slamper (sorry if that was confusing)
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So you have one object made out of paper? And another made out of either metal+plastic, or rubber+something else? Wood? Is the paper object a book? A sheet? A notebook? Is the paper changed by slampering? Is the action of writing or drawing involved in slampering? Is the bravery of using the metal/plastic object from: risk of injury? Of failure to slamper? Of humiliation? Loss of property? Or respect? Or life? Is it considered more dangerous? Does it require more skill? Can one get better at slampering with practice? Origami involved?
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So you have one object made out of paper? Yes
And another made out of either metal+plastic, or rubber+something else? Yes, almost always one or the other, hardly ever both
Wood? Yes
Is the paper object a book? It can be this, or...A sheet?...this
A notebook? Not very likely
Is the paper changed by slampering? Yes
Is the action of writing or drawing involved in slampering? Yes, indeed!
Is the bravery of using the metal/plastic object from: risk of injury? No
Of failure to slamper? Right - one may not have to slamper, but if this becomes necessary the braver person is the one who uses the metal/plastic object
Of humiliation? Possibly
Loss of property? Or respect? Or life? No
Is it considered more dangerous? In one sense
Does it require more skill? Yes, at least this is what the kind of person who uses the objects would say
Can one get better at slampering with practice? No, because one never knows when slampering will be necessary, and each slamper is different from the last
Origami involved? Only to the same degree as Mr. Hollerith
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Is the other object a pen or pencil? Is one drawing something on the paper? Something while blindfolded? Or writing something? While blindfolded? In cursive?
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Is the other object a pen or pencil? Yes - very good!
Is one drawing something on the paper? Not really "drawing"...ah, see below
Something while blindfolded? No
Or writing something? Yes
While blindfolded? No In cursive? No, not likely at all
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Writing one's name? Someone else's? Writing in someone else's handwriting? Writing using the other hand (i.e. I'm right-handed, so writing lefty)? Is one tracing over something? Stenciling? Writing in another language? In code? In shorthand?
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Writing one's name? No, I'd say that the person who is slampering would never be writing their own name...although this is remotely possible
Someone else's? This is possible - an example would be "Herman Hollerith".
Writing in someone else's handwriting? No, never this
Writing using the other hand (i.e. I'm right-handed, so writing lefty)? Not this either
Is one tracing over something? Stenciling? Writing in another language? In code? In shorthand? None of these
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Writing...a letter? A word? A phrase? A sentence? A paragraph? A page? A pamphlet? A book?
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Writing...a letter? More than this
A word? A phrase? Yes, almost always it's one or the other of these
A sentence? No
A paragraph? A page? A pamphlet? A book? None of these would be possible
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Is it writing a different word/phrase than intended? Because one's mind gets sidetracked, and so he/she begins writing about that? Instead of the intended topic?
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Is it writing a different word/phrase than intended? No - when a person slampers, he or she writes down what he/she intends to write
Because one's mind gets sidetracked, and so he/she begins writing about that? Instead of the intended topic? No, and I would safely say that a person who is in a position to slamper will never get sidetracked
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Is one extremely focused on what one is writing on when slampering? Writing extremely fast? Slow? Coming up with ideas faster than one can write them down?
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While wondering what to ask next, I noticed that Mr. Ixoye724 is getting very fond of old Mr. Hollerith... :-)
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Is one extremely focused on what one is writing on when slampering? YES
Writing extremely fast? This may happen during a slamper, and probably does in most cases
Slow? Maybe
Coming up with ideas faster than one can write them down? Ha! A slamperer should be so lucky! If they had the right idea, they wouldn't be in a position to slamper!

While wondering what to ask next, I noticed that Mr. Ixoye724 is getting very fond of old Mr. Hollerith... :-) I'm glad that you introduced him into the line of questioning! I'm trying to use him as a clue but I'm wondering if anyone has noticed...
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Is one writing the same thing over and over? Is one writing the same thing over and over? Is one writing the same thing over and over?

Or is one trying to think of something to write?
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Is one writing the same thing over and over? Is one writing the same thing over and over? Is one writing the same thing over and over? No, no and no (unless they are working for the Department Of Redundancy Department)

Or is one trying to think of something to write? Well...not during a slamper, but prior to a slamper this is exactly what they are doing!
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Just to make sure I understood correctly -- the writing instrument (pen or pencil) can be made of rubber? Or are we talking perhaps of a pencil with an eraser on one end?
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Just to make sure I understood correctly -- the writing instrument (pen or pencil) can be made of rubber? Well...Or are we talking perhaps of a pencil with an eraser on one end? Yes - one of the objects is either a pencil (wood/rubber object) or pen (metal/plastic object)
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Or maybe suffering from RAS syndrome...

Is the slamper when one finally figures out what to right about? And when one writes it down?
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Is the slamper when one finally figures out what to right about? YES...And when one writes it down? Absolutely!

Now all that's left is to figure out the purpose for writing what does or does not eventually get written. Some examples of what could be written include: origami, crosswalk, Herman Hollerith
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Is one writing a poem? The answer to a trivia question? Something for an English class?
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Is one writing a poem? No
The answer Yes! to a trivia question? But not this
Something for an English class? Hmmm, no, and if one was slampering in English class one would probably forfeit the relevant objects, possibly never to slamper as intended, and may resort to punching something (as mentioned earlier)
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The answer to a question, period? To a test question?
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The answer to a question, period? It may be, but not always the case
To a test question? No
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The answer...to a problem? To a situation?
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The answer...to a problem? Yes-ish (there's a better term still)
To a situation? No
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To a puzzle? To a Lateral Thinking Puzzle?
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To a puzzle? Yes, well, to part of a puzzle...To a Lateral Thinking Puzzle? ...but not this kind of puzzle.
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Is it relevant that some people do slamper predominantly with a pen, while others with a pencil? That slampering with the pen is considered brave? Crossword relevant?
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I'm thinking you're right, Razvan...if one writes in an answer with a pen, it's considered "braver" because the crossword is bound to get mighty messy if the answer is wrong. Yes, that's from personal experience....

Is slampering completing the puzzle? The crossword?
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Is it relevant that some people do slamper predominantly with a pen, while others with a pencil? Yes
That slampering with the pen is considered brave? Yes, because...Crossword relevant? Ab-so-lute-ly!

Is slampering completing the puzzle? The crossword? That's it!
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This is what I had in mind, also from personal experience. Let's see what the host has to say
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Haha, we've cross-posted on a puzzle about crosswords. Nice!
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So simply completing a crossword? Is that everything?
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*** SPOILER ***

So...

Only a certain percentage of the world's population has executed a slamper (only those who work crossword puzzles, that is), and...
* of those who have slampered alone, many have felt relief and joy because, after being stumped, they've eventually solved the whole puzzle, while some have felt disgust and disappointment because it was really an easy clue and it took way longer than it should have to figure it out
* of those who have slampered while in the company of others, some have felt gratitude because someone was nearby to offer help while others a sense of resentment and anger either because they got unwanted help, or they needed to ask for help against their will

Now there are some who have nearly slampered but have been unable to do so, and this lack of execution has possibly led to anxiety and loss of temper. because they left only a few blanks, but this means they didn't fully solve the puzzle!

Among those who will read and/or participate in this puzzle, there may only be 1 who has slampered, probably 1 or more who has been in the vicinity of a slamper, and maybe even 1 or more who has assisted in a slamper but cannot take full credit.

So...what happens during a slamper? It's the "A-ha!" moment when the final letters of a crossword puzzle are filled in!


Super work! By the way, 8 Across is "Hollerith"...
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Good old Mr. Hollerith and his tabulator of punched cards.... And a very nice puzzle. Thanks!
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Nice one!

I've done all three - slampered, been in the vicinity of one, and assisted in one. Back home, my mom loves to do the Sunday crossword on her own, so one of my favorite pastimes is stealing it and working on it...she gets very annoyed when I do so. So much fun!

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