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[Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:56 pm

It may have been inappropriate, but I had to laugh when in looked at No. 17.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby WiZ » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:04 pm

You should get a job at Buzzfeed...


Does '#17' refer to an item in a list? A house number? A contestant?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Grip » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:35 pm

Is No. 17 part of an address? a book page?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Balin » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:44 pm

Does No. 17 represent something? Did you see the actual number?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Doriana » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:00 pm

Is #17 a menu item?

Is a mistranslation involved?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Zanreo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:27 pm

Inappropiate - rude? Offensive?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:59 pm

Does '#17' refer to an item in a list? Yes. A house number? A contestant? No to these.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:01 pm

Is No. 17 part of an address? a book page? No to both.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Grip » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Was the list related to something humorous?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:04 pm

Does No. 17 represent something?DOYD. Can you rephrase? Did you see the actual number? I saw the number 17, followed by something.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:08 pm

Is #17 a menu item? If 'menu' indicates food, no. If it means 'a list of options,' yes.

Is a mistranslation involved? No. All communication in the same language - English.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:10 pm

Inappropiate - rude? Offensive? Might have been taken that way. Let's just say 'inappropriate to the occasion.'
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:12 pm

Was the list related to something humorous? No. Neither the list nor anything on it were intentionally humorous. It just struck me that way.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Grip » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:19 pm

Was No. 17 only five words long?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby GalFisk » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:35 pm

Would it be funny if it was #16? #1? #66? Is it funny together with the other options? Or would it be funny if it was the only option? Or if all options except #17 were different?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:57 pm

Was No. 17 only five words long? Yes!
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:01 pm

Would it be funny if it was #16? Yes, but unlikely there would have been that many choices.#1? Yes #66? Yes, but unlikely there would have been that many choices. Is it funny together with the other options? No.Or would it be funny if it was the only option? Yes.Or if all options except #17 were different? They are all different.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Grip » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:22 pm

Are these options being displayed on a PC monitor? a IPhone screen?

Were you at home when you saw these options? at work? a hospital?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:06 pm

Are these options being displayed on a PC monitor? a IPhone screen? No; in person, face to face. The list was printed.

Were you at home when you saw these options? at work? no to both. a hospital? No, but explore.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Grip » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:43 pm

Were you in a public place where you saw this list? a doctors office?

Was the list an listing of safety procedures?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:01 pm

Were you in a public place where you saw this list? a doctors office? An office, but not a doctor's office. Explore!

Was the list an listing of safety procedures? No.
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Postby Grip » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:30 pm

Was it at a lawyers office? insurance company?

Were you at this office for an appointment?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:13 pm

Was it at a lawyers office? No. insurance company? Noish,, although in a sense I was 'collecting' on a sort of insurance policy.

Were you at this office for an appointment? No. My husband and I were there on behalf of someone else, who could not be there. No apppointment was necessary.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby biograd » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:26 pm

I notice that you say "it was unlikely there would be that many choices" for both 16 and 66. For 66 I interpret your reply as "there are likely to be fewer than 66 different choices", but I am having trouble making sense of the answer for 16.

If there is a choice #17, I assume that choices #1 through #16 exist as well (hence it is not only "not unlikely", but known to be true that there was a #16). However, were some numbers skipped, for good reason? or alternatively, did the funny choice only make sense if it was the last one on the list (for example, "all of the above")?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:12 pm

I notice that you say "it was unlikely there would be that many choices" for both 16 and 66. For 66 I interpret your reply as "there are likely to be fewer than 66 different choices", but I am having trouble making sense of the answer for 16.

If there is a choice #17, I assume that choices #1 through #16 exist as well (hence it is not only "not unlikely", but known to be true that there was a #16). However, were some numbers skipped, for good reason? or alternatively, did the funny choice only make sense if it was the last one on the list (for example, "all of the above")?I misread the 16 as 166, I think. There were about 25 choices. I doubt there would have been as many as 50, much less more.

There was nothing significant about the placement of this option on the list. It was not the last one. The others were skipped, because none of them made me laugh, and they shouldn't have.
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Postby Grip » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:19 pm

Were you at a bank?

Was the list of people? bad things that happened to people? list of rules?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:04 pm

Were you at a bank? No.

Was the list of people? bad things that happened to people? list of rules? No to all. However, you might say that a 'bad think' was tangentlly involved.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:37 pm

That should be 'bad thing,' not 'bad think.' Sorry!
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:36 pm

Hint: Where is Literally a Skeleton when we need him?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby GalFisk » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:52 pm

Is a skeleton involved? Part of one?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby RedWine » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:14 pm

Were you brought to the office by any kind of urgence? Was the #17 a real, possible option to follow? Was it impossible in your case?
Was the list concerning recent deaths? Or death causes?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Grip » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:54 pm

Was this at a morgue? crematory? funeral home? cemetery? mortuary?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:41 pm

Is a skeleton involved? Part of one? No to both, except insofar that everybody has one.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:43 pm

Were you brought to the office by any kind of urgence? Noish.Was the #17 a real, possible option to follow? Yes.Was it impossible in your case? No, it was quite possible.
Was the list concerning recent deaths? Yes - at least one! Explore.Or death causes? No.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby RedWine » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:47 pm

Was it a list of causes of death? List of exceptions that are not covered by an insurance?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:48 pm

Was this at a morgue? crematory? funeral home? This. We were arranging a funeral. So what list of options might we have been given?cemetery? mortuary?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby RedWine » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:58 pm

Were you choosing something material, like a coffin? Something intangible, connected with the ceremony? Maybe a song to be played during funeral? Or words to be printed on a flower bands?
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Postby Grip » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:47 pm

Was it a list of how the body could be presented?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:27 pm

Were you choosing something material, like a coffin? No Something intangible, connected with the ceremony? Yope Maybe a song to be played during funeral? Or words to be printed on a flower bands? This is closest - words on a headstone.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:28 pm

Was it a list of how the body could be presented? No. See above.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby RedWine » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:20 am

Were the words funny? If yes, by themselves? Only in certain circumstances? Only in connection with something else? Were the words inappropriate to situation?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:18 pm

Were the words funny? If yes, by themselves? They were not funny in themselves.Only in certain circumstances? Only in connection with something else? or someone, Yes. Were the words inappropriate to situation? No, more the opposite.

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When my brother-in-law died a while back, my husband and I arranged his services. He was a veteran, so he was entitled to a plot in a VA cemetary, and a headstone, with a choice of some 25 sentiments to put on it (besides name & dates). Anybody wish to take a stab at what #17 was? Hint: It is a song title, 5 words long.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby biograd » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:49 pm

Did the words in the title seem to imply something about the deceased? which was in fact true about the "subject" of this particular funeral?
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Postby JenBurdoo » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:01 pm

Was it a religious sentiment? A patriotic one? Related to the branch in which he served? The war or theater?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:26 pm

Did the words in the title seem to imply something about the deceased? Yes, they included the word 'I' as if he were speaking. which was in fact true about the "subject" of this particular funeral?Yes - though you would have to know my brother-in-law Al to realize just how true they were
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Postby Solong » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:28 pm

Was it a religious sentiment? A patriotic one? Related to the branch in which he served? The war or theater? No to all.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:40 pm

Hint: The solution is a song title, of five words, one of which is 'I.'
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Postby Grip » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:24 pm

"I Will Always Love You?"
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:24 pm

I Will Always Love You?" No. The first word is 'I', but there is no 'you.'
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby The_Breadman » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:07 pm

I believe I can fly?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby The_Breadman » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:12 pm

I feel the earth move? I'll be home for Christmas?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby The_Breadman » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:13 pm

I wanna be sedated?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Grip » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:58 pm

When you laughed was it out of fondness for the deceased? would someone familiar with the deceased not find your laughter inappropriate but more of a tribute?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:01 pm

I believe I can fly? No.
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Postby Solong » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:03 pm

I feel the earth move? I'll be home for Christmas? I wanna be sedated? No to all.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:06 pm

When you laughed was it out of fondness for the deceased? Yes, and long acquaintance. would someone familiar with the deceased not find your laughter inappropriate but more of a tribute? Yessish - they would realize how fitting the epitaph was.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby The_Breadman » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:07 pm

Did one specific musical act make the song famous?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby RedWine » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:19 am

Was it a movie song? Did the title pertain to war? Eternity? Death? Peace?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:21 pm

To love? To an activity? To an attitude? To a saying? A motto? A problem?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:40 pm

Did one specific musical act make the song famous? Don't know exactly what you mean. Can you rephrase?
I will say that it is associated with a specific singer.


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Postby Solong » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:42 pm

Was it a movie song? AFAIK, no.Did the title pertain to war? Eternity? Death? Peace? No or n.r. to all.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:46 pm

To love? No.To an activity? Noish/yope. Activity is implied, however. To an attitude? Yes. To a saying? A motto? Although a song title, it could be considered as either of these. A problem? n.r.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Balin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:47 pm

Is "I" the first word of the song?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:16 pm

Is "I" the first word of the song? Yes.

Want a hint? Here's one, in the form of initials: FS
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby trebor » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:25 am

PM sent.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby GalFisk » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:29 am

I am [something]? A like? Dislike? Hobby? Sport? Social group?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby peter365 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 3:00 pm

Sounds like 'I did it my way' by Frank Sinatra but the song is just called My Way . Is it this?
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:57 pm

I am [something]? A like? Dislike? Hobby? Sport? Social group? No to all.
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby Solong » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:01 pm

Sounds like 'I did it my way' by Frank Sinatra but the song is just called My Way . Is it this? Yes!

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What Peter said, also Trebor. They are right, of course, but most people think of it by the 5-word phrase, and that is what was offered on the headstone.

we wimped out, and went with 'Always in our memory,' but it would have been SO fitting!
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Re: [Solong] Just five little words

Postby trebor » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:25 am

I so wished I'd jumped into this one sooner. A fun puzzle!
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