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Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 11:33 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

We all saw what had happened and it was mildly amusing, but when Josh pointed it out we all laughed for a different reason. What had he said to make us laugh?
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We=we=us?
"what had happened"=it(1)=it(2)?
Did Josh laugh?
Were you laughing with Josh? or at him?
Did Josh mean to say something funny?
Was the fact that Josh pointed it out funny? ironic?
If I was to point it out would it still be funny for the same reason?for a different one? if you...?
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We=we=us? yes
"what had happened"=it(1)=it(2)? yes
Did Josh laugh? no
Were you laughing with Josh? no or at him? yes-ish
Did Josh mean to say something funny? no
Was the fact that Josh pointed it out funny? ironic? no
If I was to point it out would it still be funny for the same reason? probably not for a different one? no, I can't think of one anyway if you...? no
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Real life? FYOI? book? film? theatre?

did it happen to Josh? to you (singular)? to you (plural)? to someone else? to something else?

Did Josh inadvertantly pun when he pointed it out? deliberately? make some other kind of a joke?

Did he misunderstand what had happened?
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Real life? yes FYOI? book? film? theatre? no to rest

did it happen to Josh? no to you (singular)? no to you (plural)? no to someone else? yes to something else? yes-ish

Did Josh inadvertantly pun when he pointed it out? no deliberately? no make some other kind of a joke? no

Did he misunderstand what had happened? no
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Was the someone else present? known to you? to Josh? a friend? a celebrity? on TV? on stage? Was what happened deliberate? accidental? would it have been funny if not?

Had something similar happened to Josh? Did Josh speak where he wasn't supposed to?

Do you know Josh? Does Josh know you?

We...small group? large? all friends? aquaintances? is there a link between "we" Consider list posted for rough size of group.
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Was Josh a parrot?
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Was the someone else present? yes known to you? no to Josh? no a friend? no a celebrity? no on TV? no on stage? no Was what happened deliberate? no accidental? yes would it have been funny if not? both 'it' happening and Josh's comment would have been less funny if they'd been intended

Had something similar happened to Josh? not to my knowledge Did Josh speak where he wasn't supposed to? no

Do you know Josh? it was the day we first met, before that he was a friend of a friend Does Josh know you? see previous

We...small group? yes large? all friends? aquaintances? is there a link between "we" Consider list posted for rough size of group. there were four of us, I was friends with 2 of the other 3 already and Josh was a friend of one of them

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Was Josh a parrot? no, but I like that thought
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do you mean there were 4 people total? or 4 in your group plus Josh? or 4 plus someone else? 5 total? 6? 7?

were there any accidents? injuries? did someone fall over? was anything damaged?

is where you were relevant? outside?
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Was there something about Josh that made what he said funny? If someone else made the comment would it have made you laugh? Would knowing what happened help to solve the puzzle? Did Josh point out something that was obvious? Or something that no one realized had Josh not said it?
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do you mean there were 4 people total? or 4 in your group plus Josh? 4 in my group including Josh, there were lots of others around us too, including the person to whom the mildly amusing thing happened or 4 plus someone else? 5 total? 6? 7?

were there any accidents? yes-ish ('ish' because accident seems a strong word for it injuries? did someone fall over? was anything damaged? no to rest

is where you were relevant? yes outside? yes


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Was there something about Josh that made what he said funny? yes If someone else made the comment would it have made you laugh? only a very small minority of people would have made us laugh (for the reason we did) by pointing out what had happened Would knowing what happened help to solve the puzzle? yes Did Josh point out something that was obvious? yes, but that wasn't why it was funny Or something that no one realized had Josh not said it? no
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is Josh's job relevant? his age? height? weight? race? marital status? children?
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is Josh's job relevant? no his age? no height? no weight? no race? yes-ish, more his nationality than his race marital status? no children? no
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HINT: This happened during Josh's first visit to the country
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Is it relevant what country he was in when he said this?

Is he from Europe? Africa? North America? South America? Asia? Australia?
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Is it relevant what country he was in when he said this? yes, but it would have had the same effect in a few countries

Is he from Europe? Africa? North America? South America? Asia? Australia? yes, Australia
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HINT: We were in a queue for a ride at a theme park
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Time for a RECAP I think

We were in a queue for a ride at a theme park, when something happened to some we weren't with. It was quite funny in itself, but when Josh, who was enjoying his first trip to Britain (although it would still make sense in the U.S.) from Australia, pointed out what had happened, everyone was laughing for a different reason.
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Did Josh imply that the incident was somehow a typical British occurrence? That it reflected something about British culture?

Did he pronounce a word with a strong Aussie accent, that made it sound like something else? Was the fact that he was speaking English relevant at all? or would it still be funny if he had made a comment of equivalent meaning in another language?
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Did Josh imply that the incident was somehow a typical British occurrence? no That it reflected something about British culture? no

Did he pronounce a word with a strong Aussie accent not quite this, but it was an Aussie word for something... that made it sound like something else? ...and it did sound like something else Was the fact that he was speaking English relevant at all? yes or would it still be funny if he had made a comment of equivalent meaning in another language? no, it's unlikely to have worked in another language
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Hmm... I'm not that familiar with the peculiarities of Australian English--maybe someone who is can help.

In the mean time, I will ask some background questions. So since you keep reiterating the fact that this was while waiting for a ride at a theme park: Was the person to whom the mishap happened also waiting? Already one the ride? Getting off the ride? Did someone get scared? vomit?
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Hmm... I'm not that familiar with the peculiarities of Australian English--maybe someone who is can help.

In the mean time, I will ask some background questions. So since you keep reiterating the fact that this was while waiting for a ride at a theme park: Was the person to whom the mishap happened also waiting? Already on the ride? this one Getting off the ride? Did someone get scared? no vomit? no
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Was the ride one that essentially just spins you around in a circle? a freefall ride (where you are lifted straight up and let go)? a roller coaster? none of these? Relevant?

Did some object, for example a hat, fall from the ride as it was operating, causing the owner to lose it? Is any object (aside from, of course, the parts of the ride itself) relevant to the mishap?
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Was the ride one that essentially just spins you around in a circle? a freefall ride (where you are lifted straight up and let go)? a roller coaster? yes, a roller coaster none of these? Relevant? yes

Did some object, for example a hat, fall from the ride as it was operating, causing the owner to lose it? yes something did, but not a hat Is any object (aside from, of course, the parts of the ride itself) relevant to the mishap? yes, the falling object
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Was the lost object an article of clothing? Relevant what it was, or just that it fell?

Was Josh's comment just something to the effect of the object falling (like "that guy just lost his _______")? Or was the funny part something else--for instance, what the object hit when it landed?
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Was the lost object an article of clothing? yes Relevant what it was yes, or just that it fell?

Was Josh's comment just something to the effect of the object falling (like "that guy just lost his _______")? yes Or was the funny part something else--for instance, what the object hit when it landed? no
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Maybe someone needs to create a list of clothing for this board... though in this particular instance, the possibilities seem to be very limited.

Was it a sweater? jacket? shirt? extra pair of socks? (I know that's random, but maybe one got wet on another ride, who knows what happens in lateral puzzles?)

Is it purely which article of clothing that was relevant, or is it something else? size? color? material?
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Maybe someone needs to create a list of clothing for this board... though in this particular instance, the possibilities seem to be very limited.

Was it a sweater? jacket? shirt? extra pair of socks? none of these (I know that's random, but maybe one got wet on another ride, who knows what happens in lateral puzzles?)

Is it purely which article of clothing that was relevant yes, or is it something else? size? color? material?

Is footwear clothing? I'm classing it as so
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was it a shoe? a boot? a slipper? a sandal? men's footwear? women's footwear? did he use the word "thong"?
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Is footwear clothing? I'm classing it as so

I would categorize it as clothing too. I guess I just assumed that shoes would not come off people's feet on a ride, and that they wouldn't bring extra pairs on a ride either. I guess if the roller coaster cars were bottomless, loosely fitting shoes could fall off. Anyway, I'll wait for the answers to Ostap's questions before asking anything more.
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was it a shoe? a boot? a slipper? a sandal? men's footwear? women's footwear? did he use the word "thong"? yes, he did


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I guess if the roller coaster cars were bottomless, loosely fitting shoes could fall off. in fact it's one of those coasters where you ride in the Superman of flying position

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

We were at Alton Towers queuing for the ride called Air (hence the puzzle title) when a man already on the ride lost his flip flop.

We all saw it fall, but Josh shouted "look at that guy's thong, it's slipped off", which sounded like something else entirely and lots of school-boy like giggling ensued


Thank you everyone, I'll post some new puzzles soon.

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