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Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 9:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is an aspect of modern communications technology that causes disproportionate trouble for women named Lois. What is it?
Balin (Balin)
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Texting relevant? Autocorrect?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Balin:

Texting relevant? yes Autocorrect? no
Enjay (Enjay)
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In order to be troubled, would Lois have to be sending a text? Receiving a text? Mentioned in a text? Is the phone's address book relevant?
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In order to be troubled, would Lois have to be sending a text? yes Receiving a text? no Mentioned in a text? no Is the phone's address book relevant? no
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Is "LOIS" a texting acronym, like OMG, LOL, and WTF?
[I'm sheltered and rather old school, and spell things out.]
If so, would it cause embarrassment by being misunderstood?
drilling down on the "trouble," then:
embarrassment?
inconvenience?
harassment?
technical glitches?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Is "LOIS" a texting acronym, like OMG, LOL, and WTF? not AFAIK
[I'm sheltered and rather old school, and spell things out.]
If so, would it cause embarrassment by being misunderstood? no
drilling down on the "trouble," then:
embarrassment?
inconvenience? this
harassment?
technical glitches? no to the rest
Yojimbo (Yojimbo)
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T9 protocol relevant?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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T9 protocol relevant? T9 is not relevant
Enjay (Enjay)
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Would Lois have this inconvenience even if she didn't mention her name in the text? Does the inconvenience depend on whether the person she is texting has Lois's name saved th their phone? Does it depend what they have her saved as?

Could a man called Lois have the same problem (aside from the obvious problems of being a man called Lois)?
Psydkik (Psydkik)
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My mate Socco has an even tougher time than Lois?

If so, then I think I know the answer.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is it that L, O, I and S all are the last letter on their respective keys? So that she has to press 13 times for just four letters?
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Enjay:

Would Lois have this inconvenience even if she didn't mention her name in the text? no! Does the inconvenience depend on whether the person she is texting has Lois's name saved th their phone? no Does it depend what they have her saved as? no

Could a man called Lois have the same problem (aside from the obvious problems of being a man called Lois)? yes, Mr. Lois would have the same inconvenience.

Psydklk:

My mate Socco has an even tougher time than Lois? *sigh* I knew my days were numbered from 'Texting relevant?'. Yes, Socco has it even tougher.

If so, then I think I know the answer. You've been doing that an awful lot lately. But I admire your courtesy in cryptically spoiling

Doriana:

Is it that L, O, I and S all are the last letter on their respective keys? So that she has to press 13 times for just four letters? It is precisely that!

***** SPOILER *****

L, O, I and S all are the last letter on their respective keys. So, when texting, any Lois has to press 13 buttons for her four-letter name.


Well done Psy and Doriana.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wasn't thinking along those lines because I've never had a texting phone that didn't have a full keyboard (or was an iPhone). Very clever puzzle.
Psydkik (Psydkik)
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Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hee hee, Wiz, I often *think* I know the answer, but all too often I'm then wrong ;-)

And yes, you were stuffed from the moment Balin asked about texting on the very first question - I think that should get the biggest 'well done'!
Wizardofnz (Wizardofnz)
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Posted on Monday, September 30, 2013 - 11:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Indeed. Well done, Balin, for getting us to the green straight off the tee.

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