[Nimue] Misleading Signs Log Out | Topics | Search
Moderators | Register | Edit Profile

Lateral Puzzles » Solved Lateral Thinking Puzzles » Solved Puzzles - September 2013 » [Nimue] Misleading Signs « Previous Next »

Author Message
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9521
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 8:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When Charlotta saw the signs, she thought they indicated that the place was a very good place. But they indicated that the place was a very bad place. How come??
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3980
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 8:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Charlotta = H/A/F?
Relevant what kind of place 'the place' is?
Did the signs contain words? pictures?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9522
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 8:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3980
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 8:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Charlotta = H yes/A possibly/F? yes but irrel
Relevant what kind of place 'the place' is? yes
Did the signs contain words? yespictures? no
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3981
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 8:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the place a store? restaurant? hotel? school? theatre? museum? hospital? company? park? zoo? street? neighbourhood? city?

Relevant how many signs there were? Relevant who put them up?

Were the signs supposed to trick people into believing it was a good place?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9523
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3981
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 8:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is the place a store? restaurant? hotel? school? theatre? museum? hospital? company? park? zoo? street? neighbourhood? city? no to all

Relevant how many signs there were? yes Relevant who put them up? yes

Were the signs supposed to trick people into believing it was a good place? no
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3982
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 9:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were there less than 5 signs? less than 10? less than 50? more than that?

Were the signs put up by the people who own 'the place'?

Is there anything relevant about Charlotta that we should find out?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9524
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3982
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 9:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Were there less than 5 signs? possibly less than 10? possibly less than 50? yes more than that? no

Were the signs put up by the people who own 'the place'? yes

Is there anything relevant about Charlotta that we should find out? yes
Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 20
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 9:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh great, another sign puzzle!

Were the signs actual, physical signs (as opposed to metaphorical signs or visions)?

Do we need to know the actual words on the signs? Did Charlotta misunderstand the signs? Would most native speakers have understood that the signs indicated a bad place?

Does bad place=dangerous place? Or perhaps morally bad? Does good place=morally good, or a safe place?

Complete guess, but the signs didn't say "Falling rocks," did they? My dad loves that joke.
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3983
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is any of the following relevant about Charlotta:
age? nationality? ethnicity? mother tongue? education? job? physical appearance? character traits? hobbies? interests? marital status? family?
100ko5 (100ko5)
New member
Username: 100ko5

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 4:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the place a literal place, or a mental state?
100ko5 (100ko5)
New member
Username: 100ko5

Post Number: 2
Registered: 9-2013
Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 4:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Charlotta a good person?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9527
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 8:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 20
Registered: 8-2013

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 9:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Oh great, another sign puzzle!

Were the signs actual, physical signs (as opposed to metaphorical signs or visions)? yes

Do we need to know the actual words on the signs? yesDid Charlotta misunderstand the signs? yes Would most native speakers have understood that the signs indicated a bad place? Not necessarily --the signs were in English & Charlotta was a native speaker of English.

Does bad place=dangerous place? no Or perhaps morally bad? yesDoes good place=morally good no, or a safe placeyope?

Complete guess, but the signs didn't say "Falling rocks," did they? no My dad loves that joke. I never heard it before, but I like it!!
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3983
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - 9:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is any of the following relevant about Charlotta:
age? yes nationality? yes ethnicity? yes mother tongue? noisheducation? no job? nophysical appearance? yopecharacter traits? yes hobbies? nointerests?yes marital status? nofamily? yope
100ko5 (100ko5)
New member
Username: 100ko5

Post Number: 1
Registered: 9-2013

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 4:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is the place a literal place, or a mental state? a literal place
100ko5 (100ko5)
New member
Username: 100ko5

Post Number: 2
Registered: 9-2013

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 4:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is Charlotta a good person?well, she's not bad in a way that would be relevant to the puzzle
Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 27
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is Charlotta Caucasian? Asian? South Asian? Middle Eastern? African? Latin American? Is her ethnicity/nationality relevant because she's been exposed to a language other than English? Are any cultural differences relevant?

The "bad place": Is a place where morally bad people go? Where immoral behavior occurs? Is lawbreaking involved? Strip club? Prison? Bar? Brothel? Gambling establishment? A party?

The meaning of "good place": Somewhere Charlotta would enjoy herself? Receive a service or good?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9529
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 10:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 27
Registered: 8-2013

Posted on Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - 10:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is Charlotta Caucasian? probably Asian? possibly South Asian? ditto Middle Eastern? ditto African? less likelyLatin American? possibly Is her ethnicity/nationality relevant because she's been exposed to a language other than English? no Are any cultural differences relevant? yes

The "bad place": Is a place where morally bad people go? yesish or yope Where immoral behavior occurs? yes Is lawbreaking involved? no Strip club? no Prison? no Bar? no Brothel? no Gambling establishment? noA party? no

The meaning of "good place": Somewhere Charlotta would enjoy herself? see next answerReceive a service or good? yes
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3995
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 9:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the signs supposed to advertise the place?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9533
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 9:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 3995
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 9:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Were the signs supposed to advertise the place? no
Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 30
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 12:01 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the place a business of some kind? Were the signs supposed intended to act as warning?

Is Charlotta's age relevant because an older person would more readily understand the sign? When you say she's "possibly" an adult, could she be a teenager? Could she be an adult?

So is Charlotta's ethnicity only relevant for cultural reasons? A.k.a. she could be white or Asian, so long as her ethnicity has a specific cultural aspect?

Was Charlotta born in the country this puzzle takes place in?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9534
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 5:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 30
Registered: 8-2013

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 12:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is the place a business of some kind? yes. Find out what kind!! Were the signs supposed intended to act as warning? yope

Is Charlotta's age relevant because an older person would more readily understand the sign? yes When you say she's "possibly" an adult, could she be a teenager? yes Could she be an adult? yes

So is Charlotta's ethnicity only relevant for cultural reasons? yes A.k.a. she could be white or Asian, so long as her ethnicity has a specific cultural aspect? yes

Was Charlotta born in the country this puzzle takes place in? possibly
Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 31
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 6:48 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were the signs put up by the business owner? Did it say the name of the business? Was the owner legally obligated to put up the signs? Did they advertise a product?

Was the business a liquor store? Sex shop? Gun store? Porno shop? A smoke shop? Slave auction? A mob front?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9537
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 31
Registered: 8-2013

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 6:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Were the signs put up by the business owner? yes Did it say the name of the business? noWas the owner legally obligated to put up the signs? probablyDid they advertise a product? no

Was the business a liquor store? Sex shop? Gun store? Porno shop? A smoke shop? Slave auction? A mob front? no to all, & I can't resist making the obvious point that a smoke shop is hardly on a par with a slave auction, not that you suggested it was.
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4007
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 7:07 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the signs contain the place name? Additional information?

Were the signs directly placed in front of the shop?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9538
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 7:25 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4007
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 7:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Did the signs contain the place name? no Additional information? yes

Were the signs directly placed in front of the shop? no
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4011
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 9:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is a specific word relevant? Maybe one that has changed its meaning over time?
Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 33
Registered: 8-2013
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 9:16 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the business morally bad because it sells morally bad products? Because it provides a morally bad service? Because it offers a morally neutral product in a morally bad way? Because it caters to morally bad people?

Was the additional information on the sign a product for sale? Was it about who could buy a product? Was it advertising a sale?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9542
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 7:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4011
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 9:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is a specific word relevant? two wordsMaybe one that has changed its meaning over time? yope or noish
Hamilton (Hamilton)
New member
Username: Hamilton

Post Number: 33
Registered: 8-2013

Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 9:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Is the business morally bad because it sells morally bad products? noBecause it provides a morally bad service?see later answers Because it offers a morally neutral product yope in a morally bad way? yes Because it caters to morally bad people? yes

Was the additional information on the sign a product for sale? noWas it about who could buy a product? no Was it advertising a sale? no
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4022
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 11:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, the place sells a product, right? Does it only sell one product? several products?

Were the signs in the city where the place is located?

Relevant what kind of signs they are? Billboards?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9543
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4022
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Saturday, September 07, 2013 - 11:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
So, the place sells a product, right? not quite, but you're ORT. Think of what, other than products,can be sold.Does it only sell one product? noish several products? noish

Were the signs in the city where the place is located? They were in the place itself.

Relevant what kind of signs they are? yes Billboards? no
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
New member
Username: Kayleetonkslupin

Post Number: 6296
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 6:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does the place sell a service?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9544
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 6:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
New member
Username: Kayleetonkslupin

Post Number: 6296
Registered: 9-2010

Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 6:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
does the place sell a service? yes!!! GOOOOOD QUESTION!!Now find out what the service is & the solution will be close behind!!
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
New member
Username: Kayleetonkslupin

Post Number: 6297
Registered: 9-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 7:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

does the service have to do with:
childcare? (babysitting, nannies, preschool, etc.)
cleaning? (house cleaning, window washing, laundry, etc.)
food service? (pizza delivery? cheezburgur? =) you know how I am, I had to put that in. If anyone invented a cheeseburger delivery service I would be happy forever)
public/private transportation? (taxi, bus, Outreach, limos, etc.)
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9546
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 7:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
New member
Username: Kayleetonkslupin

Post Number: 6297
Registered: 9-2010

Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 7:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
does the service have to do with:
childcare? (babysitting, nannies, preschool, etc.)
cleaning? (house cleaning, window washing, laundry, etc.) It's a laundomat
food service? (pizza delivery? cheezburgur? =) you know how I am, I had to put that in. If anyone invented a cheeseburger delivery service I would be happy forever) And a bakery delivery service would be even better!!
public/private transportation? (taxi, bus, Outreach, limos, etc.) no
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4028
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 8:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any connection with money laundering relevant?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9547
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 8:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4028
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 8:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Any connection with money laundering relevant? no
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4030
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 8:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Were there signs saying "Separate black & white" and Charlotta thought they meant black and white laundry, when in fact it was about black and white people?
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9548
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 9:35 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4030
Registered: 12-2010

Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 8:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)
Were there signs saying "Separate black & white" and Charlotta thought they meant black and white laundry, when in fact it was about black and white people?yes!!

********** SPOILER **************
When Charlotta moved from Boston to the American South before 1964 (the Civil Rights Act), she wrote to a friend, "The laundromats are so efficient here they even have separate washers &v driers for white & colored clothes!" This is based on a true story by a woman who didn't realize that the signs 'white' & 'colored' referred to people, not clothes. Please checxk out my new puzzle!!
Doriana (Doriana)
New member
Username: Doriana

Post Number: 4032
Registered: 12-2010
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 9:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle! I remember seeing a photo of a laundromat with signs like that on the internet a while ago, but I can't find it right now.
Nimue (Nimue)
New member
Username: Nimue

Post Number: 9553
Registered: 8-2001
Posted on Sunday, September 08, 2013 - 10:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've also heard about little kids who thought that pink & blue water would come out of "colored" drinking fountains.
Peter365 (Peter365)
New member
Username: Peter365

Post Number: 4828
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 11:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In the movie 'We Were Soldiers' the soldiers' wives who live on the base are having a meeting when one says that the laundramats are very peculiar because the have a sign 'no coloureds' . She thought you could only wash your whites there.

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: