[Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

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[Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:51 pm

He didn't need a sex change operation - he was male and remained so.
But he did need a name change - and got one.
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Doriana » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:07 pm

Just to make sure, he = H/A/M?

Did he change his first name? middle name? last name? whole name?

Did he change it to a female sounding name?

Time or location relevant?

Americanization of immigrants' names relevant?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:51 pm

Just to make sure, he = H No./A no/M? yes/yope

Did he change his first name? middle name? last name? whole name? Whole name, but explore.

Did he change it to a female sounding name? No - the reverse.

Time or location relevant? Yes!

Americanization of immigrants' names relevant? Yessish.
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby GalFisk » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:52 pm

Did his name sound female? Ambiguous? Different languages relevant?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:06 pm

Did his name sound female? Yes. Ambiguous? Different languages relevant? Yessish
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Doriana » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:47 pm

Is he animate? inanimate?

Translations relevant? Gendered languages relevant?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby trebor » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:18 am

Is he a geographical or topographical entity?

Time: 21st century? 20th? 19th? 18th? 17th? Dark Ages - 17th century? Earlier?

Location: Earth? North America? South America? Antarctica? Europe? Asia? Oceania? Africa?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:24 pm

Is he animate? inanimate? This is closest.

Translations relevant? Yope Gendered languages relevant? n.r.
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:27 pm

Is he a geographical or topographical entity? No.

Time: 21st century? 20th? This 19th? 18th? 17th? Dark Ages - 17th century? Earlier?

Location: Earth? North America? This South America? a little bit this Antarctica? Europe? and this Asia? Oceania? Africa?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Grip » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:55 pm

Is he a fictional character? a robot? El Nino?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:09 pm

Is he a fictional character? Yes a robot? El Nino? No to both
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby trebor » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:43 pm

Is he a fictional animal?

Is he most known from books? TV? Radio? Film? The internet?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:06 pm

Is he a fictional animal? Yes!

Is he most known from books? Mainly this. TV? Radio? Film? The internet?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Grip » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:44 pm

Is he an anthropomorphized animal?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby trebor » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:44 pm

Is he a pet? Dog? Cat? Hobbes? Garfield? Was he an American creation? Was his name changed because it was a male name in his home country but sounded feminine in another market?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:03 pm

Is he an anthropomorphized animal? Yes!
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:12 pm

Is he a pet? Yes Dog? Cat? Hobbes? Garfield? None of these. Was he an American creation? No or yope, DOYD of 'American.' Was his name changed because it was a male name in his home country or a neutral name but sounded feminine in another market? Yes
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby GalFisk » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:20 pm

Is he a primate? Curious George? Mammal? Rodent? Feline? Canine? Reptile?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby trebor » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:34 am

Is he an elephant? A common zoo animal? A bear? Is his name a common one in North America? Is he based on a real-life animal? If so, was that animal a pet? Did the animal come have a connection to a certain Canadian provincial capital?

Is Alice in Wonderland relevant?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Doriana » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:20 am

Disney relevant?
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:56 pm

Is he an elephant? NoA common zoo animal? Yes. A bear? No. Is his name a common one in North America? No. Is he based on a real-life animal? Only remotely If so, was that animal a pet? Yes. Did the animal come have a connection to a certain Canadian provincial capital? No. Are you thinking of a moose? If not, what animal are you thinking of?

Is Alice in Wonderland relevant? No, but the title is relevant.

Disney relevant? No.
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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Solong » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:07 pm

Is he a primate? Curious George? Yes! Mammal? Rodent? Feline? Canine? Reptile?

************************SPOILER*************************
Hans August Reyersbach and his wife Margaret had kept pet monkeys when they lived in Brazil, but they could not survive in Paris winters. They always had a soft spot for them, though, and wrote and illustrated a book featuring 9 monkeys. Things got to where the survival of the Reyersbachs looked problematic. They got out of France just in time, bringing with them the ms of a children's book about the youngest and most obstreperous of the monkeys. When they ended up in the U.S., they took it to a publisher, who liked the book, but suggested a name change for the hero, from Fifi to George. Reyersbach also changed his own name, to H.A. Rey, and the rest is history.

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Re: [Solong] Curiouser and curiouser

Postby Grip » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:23 pm

I believe trebor was referring to Winnie-the-Pooh. The Winnie part of Pooh's name came from a bear in a Winnipeg zoo that A. A. Milne once visited. Winnie - *Winni*peg. :)

Cute puzzle!
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