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Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 2:22 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did OH mis-hear the question? Mis-interpret it? Could it be understood in two different ways? To mean two different "things"?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 2:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 02:22 am:

Did OH mis-hear the question? yes, indeed :) Mis-interpret it? goin' faster than a roller-coaster... Could it be understood in two different ways? well, it was, so I guess it could :) To mean two different "things"? absolutely, Mister Gallagher. Positively, Mister Sheen.
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The question for which OH gave the answer -
was he counting something tangible?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The question for which OH gave the answer -
was he counting something tangible? no
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the question involve anything except for numbers at all? Would it help to guess the title of the TV show?
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

72 = a half dozen dozen. Is that relevant?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 03:09 am:

Did the question involve anything except for numbers at all? yes Would it help to guess the title of the TV show? it was an English quiz show called "The Weakest Link", which I think has been shown on American TV also. This does not matter, except perhaps to explain earlier references to eight or nine people.
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice observation Miroac
Was the question - what is half a gross?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By miroac (Miroac) on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 03:11 am:


72 = a half dozen dozen. Is that relevant? no, but an interesting sidelight :)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 03:14 am:

Was the question - what is half a gross? it was not. As the bard remarked on seeing a pantomime:

Although the fairy's fifteen stone
And comes by wire, and not by wings;
Though all the unreal things have grown,
Remember - there are real things.
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Any other games relevant? (e.g. sqaures on a chessboard) Languages? (e.g. letters of the alphabet) poetic schemes?
Well, does a standard X contain 72 Ys?
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Long shot -
"Hours in three days" while OH heard it as "R's in 'three days'"? :)
miroac (Miroac)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I thought I rememberd a LP with a "half dozen dozen" in it. just a shot in the dark.
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:48 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 03:25 am:

Any other games relevant? (e.g. squares on a chessboard) Languages? (e.g. letters of the alphabet) poetic schemes?
Well, does a standard X contain 72 Ys?

By Arjun Rangarajan (Jun) on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 03:32 am:

Long shot -
"Hours in three days" while OH heard it as "R's in 'three days'"? that will do, for that is exactly what it was :) Very well done indeed :)

By miroac (Miroac) on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 03:33 am:

I thought I rememberd a LP with a "half dozen dozen" in it. just a shot in the dark. it may have been so, but I guess it doesn't matter any more, for...

***** SPOILER *****

On a British quiz show called "The Weakest Link", in which the contestants initially try to build the prize pool by answering correctly, a chap was asked "How many hours in three days?"

"One", he said. "Wrong", said the question mistress in her cut-glass Anne Robinson accent. But in that same accent, the question could easily have been: How many "r's" in "three days"? to which the correct answer is of course "one". So to speak.

Very well done Arjun :) I will try harder next time.
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 3:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks! :) The Weakest Link actually did give me a hint about the nature of the question. Suddenly it seemed to make sense... Thanks for the puzzle Woubit; I'm trying to brew one up myself.
Katy (Katy)
Posted on Monday, January 24, 2005 - 2:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Good puzzle! :)
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 6:26 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By the same token could he also have wondered if she was enquiring about that rude american word for bottom?

Was issue taken over it, during the programme or indeed afterwards?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 6:27 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not that is recorded.
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 7:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Simon, do you mean the British version of the rude American word for bottom? :)

Btw, I know the word 'hour' (and 'our') is pronounced differently by different people. Is there an American/British difference? (e.g. h(ou)r like in f(a)ther or like in n(ow) )

Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 10:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Simon, do you mean the British version of the rude American word for bottom?"

- Yes I guess that is what I did mean Arjun :-)
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There was a young girl from Madras
Who had the most beautiful ass.
But not, as you'd think,
Firm, rounded and pink,
But grey, with long ears, and eats grass.
Simon Downham (Beroean)
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 11:28 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oddly enough I wasn't imagining anything "pink" - well not from Madras anyway!

:)
Arjun Rangarajan (Jun)
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 - 11:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And I was wondering how I hadn't met her in 20 years :)

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