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Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 9:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Earlier today, I wrote an email to someone where I clarified a confusing situation. Later, I went on Wikipedia to make sure the example I gave was indeed accurate. I learned that it was, but was based on a scrund.
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 1:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the recipient relevant? Someone you've met personally? Someone you know?
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Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 10:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Der Hund" = "the dog"?

Did the situation involve a dog?
Did the example involve a dog?
Did you look up something on dogs?
Did you have a scrund about dogs?
Same questions for the German language.

Is a particular breed of dog relevant?
Gregoryuconn (Gregoryuconn)
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Is the recipient relevant? Not really, except that the content of the email was relevant to them. Someone you've met personally? Yes, irr Someone you know? Yes, irr

"Der Hund" = "the dog"? Yesish/Yope

Did the situation involve a dog?
Did the example involve a dog?
Did you look up something on dogs?
Did you have a scrund about dogs?
Same questions for the German language. No and FA to all questions on dogs. As for German language, the situation and scrund had nothing to do with the German language. It is, however, very laterally related to the example and what I looked up.

Is a particular breed of dog relevant? No, FA.

Also, some of the previous answers were very amusing to type. I can't say why though.
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Posted on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does Der Hund refer to a non-canine thing? a ship? a song?
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does Der Hund refer to a non-canine thing? Yope/Yesish a ship? a song? No to both
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a cake?
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a cake? No.... Also, slight shame for me failing to point out that the title is only laterally relevant. Not directly.
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Did the confusing situation involve you? The recipient?

Does the situation have anything to do with communication? food? drink? technology? transport?

So, the example was based on a scrund, right? Is it a scrund that was shared by many people throughout history (for example that the earth is flat)?
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Did the confusing situation involve you? Noish, I guess. Well, not me specifically, but... The recipient? No

Does the situation have anything to do with communication? DOYD on this, no to rest food? drink? technology? transport?

So, the example was based on a scrund, right? Partially. The example was correct, but the rationale that I used to support the example was based on a scrund. Is it a scrund that was shared by many people throughout history (for example that the earth is flat)? Not really, since it's not that well-known a subject, though many familiar with the subject may have had it.
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did the confusing situation involve a group you belong to? your family? your friends? Jewish people? workmates? fellow students?
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did the confusing situation involve a group you belong to? Yope or Yes, depending on your definition of "group" your family? no your friends? Yope Jewish people? irr workmates? No fellow students? Yope
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The "not so well known subject" of the scrund is in the area of:
science?
history?
languages?
sport?
arts?
music?
politics?
law?

The group you belong to - age? gender?
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The "not so well known subject" of the scrund is in the area of:
science?
history?
languages?
sport?
arts?
music?
politics? this
law?

The group you belong to - age? FA. I will respond after you clear up the FA. gender? Same.
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A group you don't belong to? Or more groups you belong to/don't belong to?

Do your political views matter? Or politics in general? US politics?
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it's not about any group you may or may not belong to?
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A group you don't belong to? No, FA, see below Or more groups you belong to/don't belong to? Thisish, but even with the ish you've cleared up the FA

Do your political views matter? Yes, although some other political views would work Or politics in general? This too US politics? Yes, but if I were British, then it would be British politics that were relevant
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Clarification: If I had different political views that worked, I would have used a different example. However, I would have looked up that example on Wikipedia and (possibly) found I had a scrund.


Also: with regards to age: In one group, it's relevant that I'm 18 or older. In the other group, age is irrelevant as long as I'm old enough to understand politics.
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Is the age relevant because you must be 18 in order to vote?
Does the scrund involve elections? referendums?
parliaments/councils/other elected bodies? political parties? policy making? the political system in general? public appearances of politicians? political terminology? language?
Did the example you looked up in any way involve Germany? or people from Germany?
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Is the age relevant because you must be 18 in order to vote? Yes
Does the scrund involve elections? Yope/noish referendums?
parliaments/councils/other elected bodies? Yope/noish to all political parties? Yesish policy making? Not specifically the political system in general? No public appearances of politicians? No political terminology? Yes language? I guess...
Did the example you looked up in any way involve Germany? No or people from Germany? Yes/yesish.
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One specific term relevant? political jargon?
A term or expression of which you thought it has a German origin? or was coined by a German?
But in fact, has not?
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One specific term relevant? yope/yesish - more than one political jargon? clarify, please
A term or expression of which you thought it has a German origin? no or was coined by a German? no
But in fact, was not? I think the answer to this is noish. As in, it was noishly not coined by a German, or rather was yesishly coined by one. Make sense?

Now you're getting closer.
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So, just to make this clear, the phrase you though of was yesishly coined by a German, although you thought it was not coined by a German, right?
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Thinking of political parties and Germany .. does your scrund involve the custom to refer to conservative parties as "right" and to socialist parties as "left"?
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Anything to do with Marx (Karl) or Engels?
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So, just to make this clear, the phrase you though of was yesishly coined by a German, Not quite.... Rephrase this a bit. although you thought it was not coined by a German, right? Correct

Thinking of political parties and Germany .. does your scrund involve the custom to refer to conservative parties as "right" and to socialist parties as "left"? Left-right politics is completely irrelevant. Although it's somewhat relevant that it's completely irrelevant.


Anything to do with Marx (Karl) or Engels? No.....
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Was the term coined by a "yesish German"? an immigrant from Germany? a person with German ancestry? with European ancestry, at any rate?
Donald Rumsfeld, by any chance?
wild shot: California relevant?
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Was the term coined by a "yesish German"? indeed an immigrant from Germany? Clarify a person with German ancestry? with European ancestry, at any rate? Yes to both
Donald Rumsfeld, by any chance?
wild shot: California relevant? No to both
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Blooper Alert: No phrase of relevance was coined by a "yesish German". However, a relevant phrase describes a yesish German. Also, FA.
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Anything to do with Marx, Groucho? or his siblings?
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Anything to do with Marx, Groucho? or his siblings? no
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We're making no progress on this and it's just going to be 20 questions from here anyway, so I'm going to spoil it.

****SPOILER****

I was
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You were? Cool!

Seriously, I'm guessing that was a computer error, but now I'm curious just what this is.
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Maybe 'he was' the yesish German? I'm placing my bets on the computer error though.
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you don't suppose that something's happened to Gregoryuconn and we have to find out what it was?
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A real life lateral puzzle? Okay! Hmm...
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Nuuuuuuu! We can't lose Greg!!!!!!!! Come back!!!!!!!!!!! =( *sniff* *doesn't want to lose Greg and is happy Balin is not lost*
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Hmmm.... That's strange. I didn't check this puzzle after I posted the spoiler and apparently it got cut off. Here we go....
**** SPOILER AGAIN***

Well, pretty much all you got is that politics are relevant. The exact situation concerned the difference between "Libertarian" and "libertarian" (Big L small l). Big L Libertarian is someone in the Libertarian Party. Small l is anyone who follows any sort of libertarian philosophy. I was going to say that I was both a Libertarian and a libertarian, but FA Hayek was only a libertarian. After all, I thought, he was Austrian. He invented Austrian economics. But it turns out, he didn't invent Austrian economics, only worked on it significantly, and he moved to Germany when he was young to escape prosecution. Sorry for $poyling it, but it had been months and we made no progress. Sorry about not posting it all too!
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Most interesting! =)

And very clever. Well done Greg, not so well done LTPF for eating the previous spoiler.

Kaylee

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