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Balin (Balin)
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In my Health & Wellness class, the teacher occasionally gives us a certain instruction. However, I am reluctant to do this because of an efkigo (pronounced "eff-KEY-go").

Explain.
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is this another language? an abbreviation? a made-up word? a joke?

is the efkigo a physical weakness? mental? fear? something external to you?

have you ever obeyed the instruction anyway? do you always obey it? did it have the result you'd expected?

is the instructor unhappy that you don't obey the instruction? angry? does he/she think the efkigo is a reasonable excuse?

is anyone else in the class reluctant to obey this instruction for the same reason?
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is this another language? an abbreviation? a made-up word? This - see "NOT a puzzle, please move as appropriate" for a comprehensive list of other LTPF neologisms. a joke?

is the efkigo a physical weakness? mental? fear? something external to you? This, depending on what you mean by "something"

have you ever obeyed the instruction anyway? Yes do you always obey it? Once I did, once I didn't. So far it's only been given twice. did it have the result you'd expected? I'm not sure how to answer this - you may have a slight FA

is the instructor unhappy that you don't obey the instruction? Not really angry? No does he/she think the efkigo is a reasonable excuse? It's a she, and Yes

is anyone else in the class reluctant to obey this instruction for the same reason? No
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Is the efkigo there before you obey the instruction? Or would it be the result of obeying the instruction?

Could the instruction be given in another class? Or is it related to Health & Wellness? Does it involve saying something? Doing something? Not doing something? Writing? Reading?

Would you obey the instruction if it was given by someone else? In a different class?
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Is the efkigo there before you obey the instruction? Or would it be the result of obeying the instruction? FA

Could the instruction be given in another class? Yes Or is it related to Health & Wellness? No Does it involve saying something? Doing something? This Not doing something? Writing? This is relevant-ish Reading? So is this

Would you obey the instruction if it was given by someone else? In a different class? I would have the same problem
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Is the efkigo part of the instruction?
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thanks Balin
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Is the efkigo part of the instruction? Yes - still possibly an FA

thanks Balin You're welcome!
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is the instruction to do something in a certain way? and you could do the thing in a different way uninhibited by the efkigo?
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is the instruction to do something Yes in a certain way? Noish/Yope and you could do the thing in a different way uninhibited by the efkigo? Yesish/Yope
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Any of these relevant;

exams?
preparing for exams?
projects?
working in groups?
books you need for the course?
other people?
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Any of these relevant;

exams?
preparing for exams?
books you need for the course? No to these

projects?
working in groups?
other people? Noish/Yopish to these
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Is the efkigo a word that is used in the instruction?
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Is the efkigo a word that is used in the instruction? Noish

Your FA is about the nature of the efkigo - you're assuming it's part of the instruction. Which it is (-ish), but in a different way than you think.
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Is it part of the way in which the instruction was spoken, like the tone of voice? or a gesture used to convey part of the instruction?
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Is it part of the way in which the instruction was spoken, like the tone of voice? or a gesture used to convey part of the instruction? No to both
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Is the efkigo something that you can see? that you can hear?

Would obeying the instruction make you feel unconfortable?
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Is the efkigo something that you can see? Yes that you can hear? No

Would obeying the instruction make you feel unconfortable? Noish

Side note: on Tuesday, my teacher told us to perform the action today. I will do so.
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Is it something the teacher does while giving the instruction? Facial expressions relevant? Writing on the board relevant?

Do you have to prepare anything to be able to perform the action? Like reading/writing a text?
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Is it something the teacher does while giving the instruction? Facial expressions relevant? Writing on the board relevant? No to all

Do you have to prepare anything to be able to perform the action? Yope, DOYD of "prepare" Like reading/writing a text? No
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Do you have to bring a special item to class?
Do you have to think about a certain aspect? Prepare "ideas" or something like this?
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Do you have to bring a special item to class? Yes, although I wouldn't necessarily call it "special."
Do you have to think about a certain aspect? Prepare "ideas" or something like this? Neither
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A book?
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A book? No

HINT: Some people always bring this to class, whether required or not.
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Is it a tangible thing they bring? or intangible (like a question or an attitude)?
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A calculator? Scissors? Glue? A pair of compasses?
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Is it a tangible thing they bring? This or intangible (like a question or an attitude)?

A calculator? Scissors? Glue? A pair of compasses? None of these - "book" was closer.
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A notebook? Old notes? A bookmark?
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A notebook? Old notes? A bookmark? No to all - getting colder.
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An agenda/organizer?
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An agenda/organizer? No - still cold. "Book" has been your closest guess, but it's only been warm, maybe lukewarm.
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Is it something that contains text? An electronic device? A collection of texts that you read during the semester?
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darn - I had a whole scenario where you had to turn up in swimsuits and you were too shy to let them see your bod...

is the efkigo shyness? shame? guilt? fear of being judged?

is the thing you have to bring photos/video? diary?
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Is it something that contains text? An electronic device? This A collection of texts that you read during the semester?

darn - I had a whole scenario where you had to turn up in swimsuits and you were too shy to let them see your bod... No, but wouldn't that make a great puzzle?

is the efkigo shyness? shame? guilt? fear of being judged? No to all - remember, the efkigo is an object.

is the thing you have to bring photos/video? diary? Neither
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PC? ipod? phone?
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doh! ...ipad!
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PC? First try! The item, but not the efkigo itself, is a laptop. ipod? phone? ipad?
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whew! the item is a laptop which you need to bring to class, but the efkigo is also an item?

is it something about the appearance of the laptop? or another aspect of the physical nature of the laptop?

is it some software you have loaded on it?
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whew! the item is a laptop which you need to bring to class, but the efkigo is also an item? Correct

is it something about the appearance of the laptop? No or another aspect of the physical nature of the laptop? Yopish

is it some software you have loaded on it? No
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is it the type of laptop? the age?

has someone stuck pink bunnies all over it?

is it fragile?
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is it the type of laptop? Noish the age? Noish

has someone stuck pink bunnies all over it? Hee hee, no

is it fragile? No (tiny -ish)
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something with a magnetic field? like, having to pass through a security barrier with equipment which might wipe data?

is it the battery pack? power supply?
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something with a magnetic field? like, having to pass through a security barrier with equipment which might wipe data? No, but see below

is it the battery pack? Incredibly the answer is Yes. Nice leap - how did you get that? power supply?

RECAP with a time update:

Three times this semester, my Health & Wellness professor has asked the class to bring our laptops to class. I have brought it twice, but each of the three times, I was reluctant to do so because of something which I have dubbed an efkigo. An efkigo is a laptop's battery with a certain quality. To solve, you need to:

-Find out the specific quality of the battery.
-Find out how this quality relates to my reluctance.
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well duh! thinking laterally of course! actually, no idea

a tendency to fall out?

it runs down really quickly?
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a tendency to fall out? No...

it runs down really quickly? ...but YES.

So why was I reluctant to bring the laptop to class?
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would the battery run down on the way there? even when the PC's turned off?

I know I'm missing something is the efkigo the battery itself?
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would the battery run down on the way there? No even when the PC's turned off? No

is the efkigo the battery itself? Yes - an efkigo is a laptop battery which runs for an inordinately short amount of time.

I know I'm missing something Hmmm...looks like you've got enough to me!

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

My Health & Wellness teacher has asked the class three times this semester to bring our laptops to class. I did so twice, but each of the three times I was reluctant to bring it; the main reason being that my laptop has an efkigo - a battery with a very short life (about 2 minutes, no joke) - so I would have to bring the laptop, the power cords, etc, plus I'd have to sit near one of the few wall outlets, and the cord could trip people - it'd just be a hassle.

Nice solve, Shez - new puzzle up after dinner.
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yay! thanks Balin

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