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[Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:21 pm
by Doriana
Chloe (H/A/F) is an only child. Why does she repeatedly tell others that her sister goes to school?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:42 pm
by hominid
Is she referring to a specific, existing person when she is talking about her sister? Is she referring to a fictional person? Someone she made up?

School: a specific school? A specific type of school?

Is she saying this to friends? Acquaintances? Strangers? Relatives? Coworkers?

Is she saying anything relevant about the sister other than that she goes to school? Does she want people to believe that she has a sister?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:43 pm
by GalFisk
Is she lying? Is she implying that her sister is younger than her? Is she calling someone "sister" though they're not blood relatives? Fictional characters relevant?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:32 pm
by Doriana
Is she referring to a specific, existing person when she is talking about her sister? No Is she referring to a fictional person? Yope Someone she made up? Yope

School: a specific school? A specific type of school? Irrel

Is she saying this to friends? Acquaintances? Strangers? Relatives? Coworkers? I wouldn't call them any of these

Is she saying anything relevant about the sister other than that she goes to school? No Does she want people to believe that she has a sister? No

Is she lying? Technically, yes, but in this context, most people wouldn't call it a lie Is she implying that her sister is younger than her? Irrel Is she calling someone "sister" though they're not blood relatives? No Fictional characters relevant? Yope

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:04 am
by hominid
Is she saying "My sister goes to school" to mean something else? Is it a euphemism? Is Chloe's profession relevant?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:54 am
by Doriana
Is she saying "My sister goes to school" to mean something else? Is it a euphemism? No to these Is Chloe's profession relevant? Yes

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:11 am
by Earnest
Is internet relevant?Social media? A book written in first person? Is she writing in behalf of someone else?
Does she say it: in particular contexts? When asked? To fill in documents? In real life?

Does she tell it to people directly face to face? Do other people (i.e. people to which she tells that she has a sister going to school) believe that she is referring to her blood sister? to her sister in law? to a fictional sister? Can Chloe make the same sentence producing the same effects on people, after having declared that she (Chloe) is an only child?
Does she care about whether people believe her? Is slang relevant? Is religion? Nuns?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:20 am
by Doriana
Is internet relevant?Social media? A book written in first person? Is she writing in behalf of someone else? No to all
Does she say it: in particular contexts? This When asked? To fill in documents? In real life? and this

Does she tell it to people directly face to face? Yes Do other people (i.e. people to which she tells that she has a sister going to school) believe that she is referring to her blood sister? Maybe to her sister in law? No to a fictional sister? Maybe Can Chloe make the same sentence producing the same effects on people, after having declared that she (Chloe) is an only child? Yes
Does she care about whether people believe her? Is slang relevant? Is religion? Nuns? No to all

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:42 am
by Earnest
Does she say it: in particular contexts? This --> during dinners? while doing her job? Does she perform in theaters? Does she always say that "her sister goes to school"? Can her sister go somewhere else? If not, is it because she has something to do with a school?

Sorry for asking but, is any handicap involved? Or maybe people think that it is involved? Or maybe she want people to think that it is involved?

Does she answer to a question when saying it? If so, is the question "are you an only child"? "have you got a sister"? Something similar? Is it asked by colleagues? Police? People making a certain job? Is she threatened? Is she forced to tell so? Does she specify the name of the school? Relevant?

Can Chloe make the same sentence producing the same effects on people, after having declared that she (Chloe) is an only child? Yes --> so basically people do not care about the trueness of the sentence, but rather about the sentence itself right? Is a code/signal relevant? A sound/noise? Is she a musician? A singer singing a song about her sister going to school? An actress?
Is she trying to keep something secret? Is she trying to justify her actions? Does she care about whether people believe her or not about the existence of the sister? She does tell about her sister also to people who know for sure that she is an only child right?
If people do not believe her about the existence of the sister, do they simply ignore her? Ask more about the sister? become more and more suspicious?


Is a game been played? Does she tell it while playing a relevant game? (egg, tabu in order to let the partner understand a relevant word)? Does she give a name to "her sister" relevantly? To be sure, does she refer to her sister as a HTF or a HCF? relevant?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:46 am
by Doriana
Does she say it: in particular contexts? This --> during dinners? while doing her job? This Does she perform in theaters? Does she always say that "her sister goes to school"? Yes Can her sister go somewhere else? Theoretically, yes

Sorry for asking but, is any handicap involved? Yesish, explore and beware of FA Or maybe people think that it is involved? No
Does she answer to a question when saying it? No If so, is the question "are you an only child"? "have you got a sister"? Something similar? Is it asked by colleagues? Police? People making a certain job? Is she threatened? Is she forced to tell so? Does she specify the name of the school? Relevant? No to all

Can Chloe make the same sentence producing the same effects on people, after having declared that she (Chloe) is an only child? Yes --> so basically people do not care about the trueness of the sentence, but rather about the sentence itself right? Correct Is a code/signal relevant? No A sound/noise? Please rephrase Is she a musician? A singer singing a song about her sister going to school? An actress? No to all

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:44 pm
by Balin
Does she say it while asking a question?
Does she say it in a relevant language?
Does she say it to children? Adults?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:50 pm
by Doriana
Does she say it while asking a question? No, tiny ish
Does she say it in a relevant language? She says it in the same language that the people she says it to speak, specific language is irrel at this point
Does she say it to children? Adults? Both, but more often to children

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:04 pm
by hominid
Is Chloe a teacher? Language teacher? Speech pathologist?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:07 am
by GalFisk
Could she say something with an entirely different meaning? Is "my sister goes to school" a sentence used in education? Is it used to help simeone get rid of a lisp? Other speech defect?

Re: [Doriana] The Sisterhood of Pants on Fire

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:08 am
by Doriana
Is Chloe a teacher? Language teacher? Speech pathologist? YES

Could she say something with an entirely different meaning? Yes Is "my sister goes to school" a sentence used in education? Is it used to help simeone get rid of a lisp? Possibly Other speech defect? YES

********SPOILER********

Chloe is a speech and language therapist. When patients have trouble pronouncing a certain sound, she has them repeat sentences that contain the target sound. One of the sentences she uses for the sh-sound is "Meine Schwester geht im Schnee zur Schule" ("My sister goes to school in the snow").


Nice group effort!