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Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 11:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Excuse me? He's where, you said? What happened to him?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Me = H/A/M?
He = H/A/M?
You = H/A/M?
Him = H/A/M? The same as "he"?

Were these words spoken to you, Eli? By you, Eli?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Monday, November 01, 2010 - 11:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Me = H/A/M?
He = H/A/M?
You = H/A/M?
Him = H/A/M? The same as "he"? Yes to this and he is HAM, but for the rest, HA, gender irrelevant.

Were these words spoken to you, Eli? By you, Eli? Neither really. And to be honest, the words were not spoken out loud. It was just implied somehow. A funny situation that aroused with a passing comment at work one day.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 12:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your job relevant? Is the comment related to work at all? The "conversation"?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 12:25 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is your job relevant? No, my job isn't very relevant for this puzzle. But it happened at work though. Is the comment related to work at all? No The "conversation"? Yes
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 12:26 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "he" have to do with your job? A colleague? Your boss? A costumer?

Was he supposed to be at work? Or did you expect him to be away, just somewhere else? In a meeting? Or on a business trip? Was he still there the very moment the words were, well, implied? :-)

If he doesn't have to do with your work, is he a friend/relative/lover of any of the persons who are involved?

Did he go wherever he was voluntarily? Or did somebody make him go there? Or was he stuck in some kind of mortifying situation? Or was he in a place that was untypical of him (like, a really serious, business person on some wild party)?

Is how you learned where he was relevant? In a conversation? On the phone? Through the internet?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 12:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does "he" have to do with your job? A colleague? Your boss? He's my boss A costumer?

Was he supposed to be at work? Yes, and he was Or did you expect him to be away, just somewhere else? In a meeting? Or on a business trip? Was he still there the very moment the words were, well, implied? :-) Yes, he was. I think he was equally shocked, lol.

If he doesn't have to do with your work, is he a friend/relative/lover of any of the persons who are involved? So no to all these

Did he go wherever he was voluntarily? } Or did somebody make him go there? Or was he stuck in some kind of mortifying situation? Or was he in a place that was untypical of him (like, a really serious, business person on some wild party)? A bit of FA here, see below

Is how you learned where he was relevant? In a conversation? On the phone? Through the internet? As I said, he was there all the time. There was a passing comment during lunch one day regarding a future appointment my boss had that afternoon.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 12:46 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the comment have a double meaning? A shocking one?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 12:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the comment have a double meaning? Yes, it sure did A shocking one? Not so sure shocking is the right word though
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 3:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the double meaning sexual in nature? Embarrassing? Did it seem overly personal?
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 10:36 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is some Irish saying or colloquialsim relevant? Is the Irish language relevant? Could this puzzle have happened in the UK ? The US? anywhere in Europe?

Did you make the implied statement? a colleague?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 10:37 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sorry meant to add these...

Was the person who made the implied statement fearful for the boss' safety? or worried about him in some other way?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin (Balin)

Was the double meaning sexual in nature? Embarrassing? Did it seem overly personal? No to all

Peter365 (Peter365)

Is some Irish saying or colloquialsim relevant? Colloqualism is Is the Irish language relevant? No Could this puzzle have happened in the UK ? The US? anywhere in Europe? As far as I know, this expression is only used in Ireland

Sorry meant to add these...

Was the person who made the implied statement fearful for the boss' safety? or worried about him in some other way? No to all. On the contrary, the appointment in question would be considered to be a pleasant event.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 3:16 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is the appointment itself relevant? Was it for medical purposes? For leisure? For work?
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 10:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is drinking relevant (Way to go Peter with the Irish stereotype)?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 9:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin (Balin)

Is the appointment itself relevant? The nature of the appointment was relevant Was it for medical purposes? For leisure? This For work?

Peter365 (Peter365)

Is drinking relevant (Way to go Peter with the Irish stereotype)? You could find drinks there, but that is not the main reason
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 9:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he going to play golf? Did he say that he had eighteen holes to fill (like the classic dentist joke)?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 11:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he going to play golf? Did he say that he had eighteen holes to fill (like the classic dentist joke)? No to both, lol.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 11:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he going home? Going to play a sport? Or game? Going to see his wife?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 11:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was he going home? Going to play a sport? Or game? Going to see his wife? No to all. However, some might consider the event sportsrelated, but he was not going to play or compete.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 11:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How about Horse racing . He could either say he was on a course or going to a meeting?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 11:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How about Horse racing . No horses involved, but.... Definitely OTRT He could either say he was on a course or going to a meeting? But not this. In fact, he was not the one saying it. Both he and another colleague had just arrived in Ireland when this conversation took place.
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 11:37 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Gambling?
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 11:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Would the expression be "Gone to the dogs"?
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 1:12 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Balin (Balin)

Gambling? A bit of gambling is involved normally

Peter365 (Peter365)

Would the expression be "Gone to the dogs"? Yes, spot on!!

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

Shortly after arriving in Ireland, my new boss received an invitation to a dog racing event at the Shelbourne Dog Track. We talked about it briefly over lunch and the driver walked in and said 'so you're going to the dogs'!! In addition to my boss being new in the country, so was another colleague and the expression on her face was of total shock - until we explained that 'going to the dogs' in Ireland means also simply going to the dog races, lol
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Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 6:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice one. A trip to Shelbourne Park is a must for the festive period. A great evening out .
Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Sunday, November 07, 2010 - 9:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmm, about time I paid them a visit then? After 13 years in this beautiful country??

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