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[GalFisk] When at home... (inspired by WiZ)

Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:02 pm

What are some people a lot more likely to do to their fellow countrymen, without batting an eye?
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Postby JenBurdoo » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:48 pm

Something violent? Reprehensible? Illegal? Is the country relevant? Are the doers and the do-ees (Should we call them victims?) different in some relevant way?
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:06 pm

Something violent? No. Reprehensible? No (ish). Illegal? No. Is the country relevant? Yope/noish, explore. Are the doers and the do-ees (Should we call them victims?) different in some relevant way? No, and they're not victims.
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Postby Twilightseeker » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:03 pm

Is it something rude? Generally considered negative? Does it involve speech/speaking to others? Is it relevant which language(s) are being used here?
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Postby Westing1992 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:13 am

They don't just do it more because of proximity/ability? (meaning they're more likely to encounter fellow countrymen than foreigners on a day-to-day basis, so naturally they'd to do it to them more often.)

Or are they just more likely to do it to fellow countrymen when given a chance, rather than doing it more often?

Is this a common occurrence? Does it happen only in certain situations?
Is the phrase "batting an eye" have any significance or double meanings? Does it simply mean they don't think about it when they're doing it? Do they think about it when dealing with foreigners?
Is travel involved? Currency? Government?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:38 pm

Is it something rude? It can be. Generally considered negative? It can be. Does it involve speech/speaking to others? When it's done without batting an eye, yes. Is it relevant which language(s) are being used here? Yes, in a broad sense.

They don't just do it more because of proximity/ability? No. (meaning they're more likely to encounter fellow countrymen than foreigners on a day-to-day basis, so naturally they'd to do it to them more often.)

Or are they just more likely to do it to fellow countrymen when given a chance, rather than doing it more often? They are likely to do it to anyone, provided something is true.

Is this a common occurrence? Very, where it's done without batting an eye. Not that common elsewhere. Does it happen only in certain situations? Noish.
Is the phrase "batting an eye" have any significance or double meanings? No. Does it simply mean they don't think about it when they're doing it? Correct. Do they think about it when dealing with foreigners? No.
Is travel involved? Currency? Government? No to all.
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Postby psymann » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:45 pm

If Fred is one of the people who does this, would he usually be in the same room (or one of a small group of rooms) each time he does so?

Would Fred usually write something down just after he's done this thing?

Would it, in general, traditionally be considered more rude to do this to Alice than Andrew, and more rude to Betty than Barry?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:34 am

If Fred is one of the people who does this, would he usually be in the same room (or one of a small group of rooms) each time he does so? No.

Would Fred usually write something down just after he's done this thing? No.

Would it, in general, traditionally be considered more rude to do this to Alice than Andrew, and more rude to Betty than Barry? No.
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Postby psymann » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:57 am

Is the rudeness/negativity to do with the way the speaking is done? or the content of the speech?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:09 am

Is the rudeness/negativity to do with the way the speaking is done? Yope/FA. or the content of the speech? No/FA.
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Postby psymann » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:17 am

Ah, hmm.

Do the 'some people' speak when they do this? Or is a reaction they have when they are spoken to?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:21 am

Do the 'some people' speak when they do this? Yes, when they're not batting an eye. Or is a reaction they have when they are spoken to? No.
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Postby JenBurdoo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:23 pm

Anything to do with specific wording? Gender/trans, for example, speaking of somebody as female when they consider themselves male? Racist in any way? Inadvertently hurtful or insulting? Deliberately hurtful or insulting? Do those who use the language know they are hurting others? Do they care? Would they stop if asked? Would they use it in the presence of those it hurts, or only in private?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:04 pm

Anything to do with specific wording? No, but... Gender/trans, for example, speaking of somebody as female when they consider themselves male? No. Racist in any way? No. Inadvertently hurtful or insulting? No. Deliberately hurtful or insulting? Those who are not likely to do this, do it deliberately in order to hurt or insult. Do those who use the language know they are hurting others? They are not hurting others. Do they care? Irr. Would they stop if asked? Definitely not. Would they use it in the presence of those it hurts, or only in private? It doesn't hurt anybody when used in language.
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Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:23 pm

Is physicality and not just talking relevant?

is there a pun or other play on words involved in what they do?

animals relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:02 pm

Is physicality and not just talking relevant? Yes.

is there a pun or other play on words involved in what they do? No.

animals relevant? No.
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Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:11 pm

Is the physical action pushing? shoving? some hand gesture? handshake?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:29 pm

Is the physical action pushing? shoving? some hand gesture? handshake? No to all.
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Postby Grip » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:36 pm

Is speech and the physical aspect done at the same time?

is English relevant? Swedish?

could this only work in Sweden? is Finland relevant? Norway?

do the some people feel justified when they do this? is it in response to perceived rudeness on the others part?
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:45 am

Is speech and the physical aspect done at the same time? Only when it's done without batting an eye.

is English relevant? Yes. Swedish? Not more than lots of other languages.

could this only work in Sweden? is Finland relevant? Norway? None of these are highly likely to do it to their fellow countrymen.

do the some people feel justified when they do this? is it in response to perceived rudeness on the others part? Only if they do it to be rude.
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Postby Grip » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:34 am

I'm lost!

By batting an eye, do you mean that merely as a euphemism for "without compunction?"

have you witnessed this scenario personally? can this occur while sitting down? laying down? standing up?

are ghosts relevant?

is a word spoken when some people do this? more than one word? a complete sentence?

the physical aspect, does it involve kicking? spitting?
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:17 pm

By batting an eye, do you mean that merely as a euphemism for "without compunction?" Correct.

have you witnessed this scenario personally? Yes. can this occur while sitting down? laying down? standing up? Yes to all.

are ghosts relevant? No.

is a word spoken when some people do this? more than one word? a complete sentence? All of these, when done without compunction.

the physical aspect, does it involve kicking? No. spitting? No, but OTRT.
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Postby Grip » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:34 pm

Does this involve speaking very closely to someones face and thus getting spittle on them?
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:26 pm

Does this involve speaking very closely to someones face and thus getting spittle on them? No.
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Postby Grip » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:27 pm

Does it involve kissing? throwing up? drooling? cursing? yelling?

could this scenario occur in any English speaking country? can it occur over the phone?

is drinking alcohol relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:05 pm

Does it involve kissing? throwing up? drooling? cursing? yelling?
No to all.
could this scenario occur in any English speaking country? Yes. can it occur over the phone? No.

is drinking alcohol relevant? No.
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Postby Grip » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:37 pm

By physicality, you mean more than just moving your mouth up and down to talk or similar?

Can what the some people do be done while being completely still? do the other people have to be within a certain distance?

is deafness relevant? blindness?
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Postby GalFisk » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:18 pm

By physicality, you mean more than just moving your mouth up and down to talk or similar? Only when done to be rude. Explore.

Can what the some people do be done while being completely still? DOYD-the mouth must move. do the other people have to be within a certain distance? Yesish.

is deafness relevant? blindness? No to both.
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Postby Grip » Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:07 pm

Do the other people have to be within shouting distance? regular voice distance?

can what the people do be done entirely without talking when it's not meant to be rude? when it's done to be rude, does speech have to occur?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:04 pm

Do the other people have to be within shouting distance? Yes. regular voice distance? Closer is better

can what the people do be done entirely without talking when it's not meant to be rude? Technically, but it isn't. when it's done to be rude, does speech have to occur? No.
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Postby Grip » Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:58 pm

Are commands relevant, i.e. "Move!"

can this be done when right on top of someone? Yes, and I know how that sounds.
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:04 pm

Are commands relevant, i.e. "Move!" Yes.

can this be done when right on top of someone? Yes, and I know how that sounds.
Haha, yes it can.
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Postby Grip » Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:10 pm

Is the command along the lines of leave me alone? go away?

does the physical act involve kissing? biting? the elbows?
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Postby GalFisk » Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:24 pm

BLOOPER: commands are NOT relevant.

Is the command along the lines of leave me alone? go away? No, see above.

does the physical act involve kissing? biting? the elbows? No to all.
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Postby Grip » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:25 am

Are bodily substances of any kind relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:05 am

Are bodily substances of any kind relevant? No.
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Postby Grip » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:19 pm

Is invading peoples personal space relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:13 pm

Is invading peoples personal space relevant? No.
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Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Nov 02, 2016 11:06 am

Can several people do this together to one person? Can one person do this to several people together? Is their relationship relevant? Can they be strangers? Can this be done in a business context? A political one? Indoors? Outdoors? In a non-English-speaking country? By people on holiday? In sign language?
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:10 pm

Can several people do this together to one person? Can one person do this to several people together? Yes to both. Is their relationship relevant? No. Can they be strangers? Yes. Can this be done in a business context? A political one? Indoors? Outdoors? Without batting an eye, yes to all. With the intention of being rude, it's extremely rare in business or politics In a non-English-speaking country? Yes - some other language speakers also do this without batting an eye. By people on holiday? Yes. In sign language? I know some sign languages do This without being rude. A manner of sign language is also involved in the rude bit.
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Postby Grip » Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:17 pm

Is profanity relevant? is Irishsheik...I mean elks avatar relevant? pointing relevant? vomiting relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:23 pm

Is profanity relevant? No, but explore. is Irishsheik...I mean elks avatar relevant? Haha, no. pointing relevant? vomiting relevant? No to both.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:27 pm

Is an insult implied or made explicit when they do this to be rude?

if someone did this to me, would I understand what was meant?

When done to be rude, the hands don't have to move at all, correct? When not done to be rude, do the hands have to move at all?

Are hips relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:35 pm

Is an insult implied or made explicit when they do this to be rude? Yes.

if someone did this to me, would I understand what was meant? Yes.

When done to be rude, the hands don't have to move at all, correct? Correct. When not done to be rude, do the hands have to move at all? No.

Are hips relevant? No.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:42 pm

Is making a sound rather than words with your mouth/lips relevant? is whistling relevant? humming? the Bronx cheer?

Is it more the circumstances around the people that makes it rude or not rude? the place where they are at?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 2:51 pm

Is making a sound rather than words with your mouth/lips relevant? Yesish - when it comes to speech, a specific sound is relevant. is whistling relevant? humming? No to both. the Bronx cheer? No, but OTRT.

Is it more the circumstances around the people that makes it rude or not rude? No. the place where they are at? No.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:00 pm

Is booing relevant? cheering? clicking the tongue? blowing air? smacking the lips? grunting? coughing? clearing the throat? belching?

is the nose relevant?

Specific sound = is it a sound that can be either rude or non-rude?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:48 pm

Is booing relevant? cheering? No to both. clicking the tongue? No, but... blowing air? smacking the lips? grunting? coughing? clearing the throat? belching? No to all.


is the nose relevant? Not when being rude.

Specific sound = is it a sound that can be either rude or non-rude? No, the sound is not rude.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:50 pm

Is sneezing relevant? sticking the tongue out? licking? popping your gums? snorting? stuttering?

are teeth especially relevant?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:54 pm

Is sneezing relevant? sticking the tongue out? Yes, this is the rude thing. licking? popping your gums? snorting? stuttering?

are teeth especially relevant? They're relevant to the sound.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:57 pm

Is the sound "nyah, nyah" or some other taunt?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:59 pm

Is the sound "nyah, nyah" or some other taunt? No, the sound is produced when not being rude.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:09 pm

Raspberry?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:09 pm

Raspberry? No, but OTRT. It's part of normal speech in English and some other languages.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:16 pm

Is it the p sound? (I know they can't help it, but I hate it when people "spit" their p's.) the s sound which can sometimes sounds like hissing?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:20 pm

Is it the p sound? (I know they can't help it, but I hate it when people "spit" their p's.) No. the s sound which can sometimes sounds like hissing? No, but closer.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:27 pm

The l sound? (It tends to make the tongue stick out.)
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:09 pm

The l sound? (It tends to make the tongue stick out.) No, but you have the right idea.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:28 pm

So, is it a sound that makes the tongue stick out? Is the sound caused by the sound made by a specific letter in the English alphabet?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:32 pm

So, is it a sound that makes the tongue stick out? Yes. Is the sound caused by the sound made by a specific letter in the English alphabet? No, good question. Explore.
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:04 pm

Is the sound raspy in nature?
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Postby Acridian9 » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:51 pm

"th"?
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:11 pm

"th"?
Yeth!
The "dental fricative" (in voiced and voiceless versions) is only used in a few languages. They're big languages though. Others only stick out their tongue at eachother to be rude.

It's frequently mangled by non-native users, we Scandinavians for instance are prone to pronunce it like "d".
Funnily enough, SMBC made a comic about this sound after I started the puzzle: http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/phonemes (Warning: dirty dialog).


Edit: this was inspired by WiZ' puzzle about something you did a thousand times more to an Englishman than, say, a Norwegian.
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Re: [GalFisk]SOLVED When at home... (inspired by WiZ)

Postby WiZ » Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:46 pm

Thanks for thinking of me with this one, GalFithk!
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Postby GalFisk » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:06 pm

You're welcometh!
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Postby Grip » Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:08 pm

Darn, I should have asked if Daffy Duck was relevant!
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