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When George learned the true meaning of the award he had won, the honor turned out to be much smaller than he expected. How come??
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Was it still an honor? Was it the IgNobel prize? Some sort of consolation award? An award for being good at something trivial/bad/worthless? A joke award? Did he have a scrund about the award? Would anyone recieving the award feel that the honor was quite small?
George=HAM? Was there an awards ceremony? Was that where he learned the true meaning of the award?
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Was it still an honor? yesWas it the IgNobel prize? no Some sort of consolation award? no An award for being good at something trivial/bad/worthless? no A joke award? noish Did he have a scrund about the award? possiblyWould anyone recieving the award feel that the honor was quite small?some people would & some wouldn't
George=HAM? yes Was there an awards ceremony? irrel Was that where he learned the true meaning of the award? ditto
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Was it the award itself of less honor? Or did it have to do with the (organization? Person? Persons?) giving out the award?
Did he mistake it for a different award?
Was the award for: something he did? Something he owned? Something he was? Some record? An achievement?
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Was it the award itself of less honor? no Or did it have to do with the (organization? yes Person? Persons?) giving out the award?
Did he mistake it for a different award? yes
Was the award for: something he did? yesish Something he owned? yesish Something he was? yesish Some record? no An achievement? yesish
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Was the award a parody of another award? Or otherwise related to another award? Was it easy to mistake this award for a more prestigious one?
Did he think the award was for something different than it was?
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Was the award a parody of another award? no Or otherwise related to another award? yesish Was it easy to mistake this award for a more prestigious one? yes
Did he think the award was for something different than it was? yes
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Is the award granted for being the best in something (like an Olympic gold medal)? Or just for being good in it (like a grandmaster title in chess)? For having done something well in a particular case (like a medal awarded to someone having saved another person's life)?

Can only people living in a certain region get the award? People who belong to a certain organization? People of a certain age? Sex? Occupation?
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Is the award granted for being the best in something (like an Olympic gold medal)? see next answer Or just for being good in it (like a grandmaster title in chess)? more like the former For having done something well in a particular case (like a medal awarded to someone having saved another person's life)? no

Can only people living in a certain region get the award? irrel People who belong to a certain organization? no People of a certain age? see next answer but one Sex? noOccupation? yes
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Relevant which occupation it is? If so: something you do to earn money? Or as part of an education?

Is the award granted for being one of the best in something (like an Olympic medal in general)?

Is there something you specifically do to win the award (like taking part in an Olympic competition)? Or do you get the award for something you mainly do for other reasons (like Is there a fixed maximum number of people who can get the award during a certain time?taking an exam and getting an award for being the best student)?

Do you get the award for something you achieve in the field of sports? sciene? arts? business?
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Relevant which occupation it is? yesIf so: something you do to earn money? yes Or as part of an education? no

Is the award granted for being one of the best in something (like an Olympic medal in general)? yes

Is there something you specifically do to win the award (like taking part in an Olympic competition)? noOr do you get the award for something you mainly do for other reasons yes(like taking an exam and getting an award for being the best student)? noIs there a fixed maximum number of people who can get the award during a certain time?irrel

Do you get the award for something you achieve in the field of sports? no sciene? no arts? no business? yes
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Was George given an award for being the best at something, only to find that the competitors were very few in number? For example, it was for the best worker in his department, and there are only two people in the department? Or was he the only one eligible for the award?
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Was George given an award for being the best at something, only to find that the competitors were very few in number? noFor example, it was for the best worker in his department, and there are only two people in the department? no Or was he the only one eligible for the award? no
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HINT: This solution is part of a very funny story. (That's not bragging--the story is not original with me.)
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Does the award have multiple classes (for example, Iron Cross, first or second class)? Are there several components to it (for example, the Nobel Prize is a medal that ALSO comes with a lump sum of money)?

Was George a businessman? Was he engaged in sales? Promotion? Manufacturing? Leadership? Was he a trainee of some sort?

Was he the only person to receive this award? If so, was it a singular award, or was it given to people before/after him? Did he receive it for his work as a businessman? Was it prestigious? Was it awarded at a ceremony? One with many people present? Did he think it was any of the above? And was wrong?
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Does the award have multiple classes (for example, Iron Cross, first or second class)? no Are there several components to it (for example, the Nobel Prize is a medal that ALSO comes with a lump sum of money)? no

Was George a businessman? yes Was he engaged in sales? irrelPromotion? irrelManufacturing? irrel Leadership? irrel Was he a trainee of some sort? no

Was he the only person to receive this award? yes If so, was it a singular award, or was it given to people before/after him? the latter Did he receive it for his work as a businessman? yopeWas it prestigious? yopeWas it awarded at a ceremony? yes One with many people present? yes Did he think it was any of the above? yes, yes, yes And was wrong? yope
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Did George receive the award for being very knowledgeable in a (his?) field of business? In some aspect of a (his?) field of business? For some kind of invention or innovation? For the size of his business? The amount of work he did?

Did George somehow misunderstand the scope of the award? If so: geographically? age-related? Breadth of the award's field? Length of time (e.g. "Best X of the Year" vs. "Best X of the Century")?
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Did George receive the award for being very knowledgeable in a (his?) field of business? no In some aspect of a (his?) field of business? no For some kind of invention or innovation? no For the size of his business? noThe amount of work he did? no

Did George somehow misunderstand the scope of the award? yesIf so: geographically? noage-related? no Breadth of the award's field? yesLength of time (e.g. "Best X of the Year" vs. "Best X of the Century")? no
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Is the award "Best X of something"? If so, did George misunderstand the scope of X? Of "something"?
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Is the award "Best X of something"? yesishIf so, did George misunderstand the scope of X? Of "something"? you could actually put it either way
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HINT: Read the puzzle statement VERY carefully!
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George = he(1) = he(2)?

Does "meaning" refer to something else than the reason the award is given out for and the importance the award has?
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George = he(1) = he(2)? yes

Does "meaning" refer to something else than the reason the award is given out for and the importance the award has? no
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Does award = honor?
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Does award = honor? yes
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Is the award physically smaller? Like a statuette instead of a statue?
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Is the award physically smaller? noLike a statuette instead of a statue? no
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Did he think the award was for his business prowess when it was actually for something else (or vice versa)? Say, an award for philanthropy?
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Did he think the award was for his business prowess when it was actually for something else (or vice versa)?no Say, an award for philanthropy? no
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Did it take time for him to learn the true meaning? Did learning it involve destroying the award? Damaging it? Decreasing its value? Allowing more people to get the award? Selling the award? Changing its honor? Decreasing its size? Letting another person receive the award? Did the award hurt his reputation as a businessman? Did he hurt the award's reputation somehow? Would you say he deserved the award? Is this anything like O. Henry?
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Did it take time for him to learn the true meaning? yesDid learning it involve destroying the award? no Damaging it? noDecreasing its value? He thought so. Allowing more people to get the award? noSelling the award? noChanging its honor? He thought so.Decreasing its size? noLetting another person receive the award? noDid the award hurt his reputation as a businessman? noDid he hurt the award's reputation somehow? no Would you say he deserved the award? yesIs this anything like O. Henry? Well, it involves a surprise ending, but doesn't every lateral puzzle?
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Was the part about learning the only part where we had to read the puzzle statement carefully?
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Was the part about learning the only part where we had to read the puzzle statement carefully?no
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Is the fact that you asked "how come??" relevant? Is the word "expected" relevant?
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Is the fact that you asked "how come??" relevant? no Is the word "expected" relevant? no
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Relevant part of the opening: When? George? learned? the? true? meaning? of? the? award? he? had? won,? the? honor? turned? out? to? be? much? smaller? than? he? expected.? How come???
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Relevant part of the opening: When? George? learned? the? true? meaning? of? the? award? he? had? won,? the? honor? turned? out? to? be? much? smaller? than? he? expected.? How come??? The relevant part is 'smaller.'
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Smaller: physically smaller? Emotionally? Shorter? Thinner? Smaller wingspan? Less important? Older? Newer? Less honour? (I don't live in the UK; I just like their spellings.)
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Smaller: physically smaller? See next answer but oneEmotionally? no Shorter? yesThinner? noSmaller wingspan? no Less important? no Older? noNewer? noLess honour? no(I don't live in the UK; I just like their spellings.)
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by 'shorter' do you mean smaller in length? in height? or a smaller period of time?

is the name of the award relevant? is it misleading?
is the award actually given for being the least good at something? or the best at something which is not valued?
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by 'shorter' do you mean smaller in length? see next answer in height? yes or a smaller period of time? no

is the name of the award relevant? yes is it misleading? yes
is the award actually given for being the least good at something? no or the best at something which is not valued? no or maybe noish
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does the name of the award imply the winner is tall? the award is tall? their achievements have 'reached the heights'..?

is the award for something which others value but he doesn't? or something he values much less than the thing he thought it was for?
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does the name of the award imply the winner is tall? no the award is tall? no their achievements have 'reached the heights'..? no

is the award for something which others value but he doesn't? yesishor something he values much less than the thing he thought it was for? yes
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is the phrase 'small business' relevant? or 'small businessman'? was he given the award for being the best businessman who was small rather than the best owner of a small business?

was the award for something like 'most successful small business'? and he considered his business to be bigger than that?

was this award somehow a smaller version of a bigger award?
should we be trying to identify the award he thought it was? is that a famous award? a business award?
is the award he thought it was actually an award for something quite different?
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is the phrase 'small business' relevant? see next answer or 'small businessman'? yes was he given the award for being the best businessman who was small rather than the best owner of a small business? yes

was the award for something like 'most successful small business'? noand he considered his business to be bigger than that? no

was this award somehow a smaller version of a bigger award? no
should we be trying to identify the award he thought it was? no is that a famous award? a business award? no
is the award he thought it was actually an award for something quite different? yope

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