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Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 3:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

When she was a kid, she acquired a certain skill because she thought that it might be helpful one day. But when she could have used it, she denied to have it.
What was this skill and why didn't she use it?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 4:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

O hai cheezfrend Doriana kitteh!

*grin*


True story? Fictional? FYOI? FSEI?

She = you, mai doriana kitteh? Or someone else?

Century/decade relevant? If so, LTPF list please?

Continent relevant? Country? Germany? Beer relevant? Cheezburgerz? Hamburger? Koseburger? I can haz?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

O hai cheezfrend Doriana kitteh!

*grin* O hai Cheezfreind Kaylee! Naiz to see yuo

True story? this Fictional? FYOI? FSEI?

She = you, mai doriana kitteh? Yes! Or someone else? so, no

Century/decade relevant? If so, LTPF list please? late 1990s and 2000s - when I still was a small kitteh

Continent relevant? Country? Germany? this, but irrel. Beer relevant? Cheezburgerz? Hamburger? noez to all Koseburger? I can haz? sure. *gives delishus vejutarian käseburger to Kaylee kitteh*
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 4:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

hmm, lait 1990s an erly 2000s, Kaylee kitteh wuz teenaige kitteh. aww, small Doriana kitteh.

waz it teh abilitee tu speek kitteh? or a hoomin langwich other dan germen or englitch?
Doriana (Doriana)
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waz it teh abilitee tu speek kitteh? noez or a hoomin langwich other dan germen or englitch? noez
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käseburger iz gud, thanx doriana kitteh =)

hmm, yuo akwired a skill. waz it un witch waz nawt uswal fur littel kittehs tu haz? reluvunt hao old doriana kitteh waz bein? befoar started skool?
Doriana (Doriana)
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hmm, yuo akwired a skill. waz it un witch waz nawt uswal fur littel kittehs tu haz? yesish, it was rather unusual reluvunt hao old doriana kitteh waz bein? yesish befoar started skool? No, I started acquiring it in 1st grade

Here's a translation of what Kaylee kitteh wrote for those who don't speak kitteh: Hmm, you acquired a skill. Was it one which was not usual for little children to have? Relevant how old you were? Before you started school?
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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o sorriez, I maek translashun from nao on doriana kitteh. Kaylee just liek tu speek kitteh tho. Iz faultz uf Balin Cat.

(Translation: Sorry Doriana, I'll make a translation from now on. I just like to speak kitteh, though. (And really, that's Balin's fault ;-) )
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So was akwired in firstust grade? in kaylee kitteh's landz dis iz wen kittehz iz six oar so. iz saim in germenee? reluvunt?

Translation: So you acquired the skill (or started to) in first grade? In the USA, kids attend first grade when they are about six years old. Is it the same in Germany? Relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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So you acquired the skill (or started to) in first grade? yes, I started to. I'm still not perfect at it, lol In the USA, kids attend first grade when they are about six years old. Is it the same in Germany? same here Relevant? being in 1st grade is more relevant than being 6 years old
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wuz skill tu doo with reeding? ritingz? mathz? geeogriphee? histree? langwichez? someting elze?

(Translation: Did the skill have to do with reading? writing? math? geography? history? languages? something else?)
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did the skill have to do with reading? writing? this math? geography? history? languages? something else?
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anything to do with being ambidextrous?
Doriana (Doriana)
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anything to do with being ambidextrous? yes!
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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i can haz lateral tortiesibling of awesomeness!
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Are you originally left handed? right handed? did you learn to use the other hand in 1st grade?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Are you originally left handed? right handed? this one did you learn to use the other hand in 1st grade? yes, or at least I tried to, but it wasn't taught at school
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Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 5:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

why wuz doriana kitteh tryin tu learn left pawed ness? wuz it sumethin doriana kitteh just wantud tu do or wuz thair othur reezon?

(Translation: Why did you try to learn left-handedness? was it just because you wanted to, or did you have another reason?)
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Usually using the other hand is not taught at school. So you aquired the ability to write with your left hand (although you did not perfect the skill). hmmm...but why would you deny the skill...
Doriana (Doriana)
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Why did you try to learn left-handedness? was it just because you wanted to, or did you have another reason? a bit of both, have another look at the puzzle statement (;

So you aquired the ability to write with your left hand (although you did not perfect the skill). yes, so the first part of the puzzle is solved hmmm...but why would you deny the skill...This happened some years later and only once, and I think I was 14 back then
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Did you hurt your right hand? Forcing you to have to write left-handed? And you decided that you preferred being right-handed?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did you hurt your right hand? yes Forcing you to have to write left-handed? yesish And you decided that you preferred being right-handed? yope
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Is the manner of injury relevant? Did you break your hand? Was it injured enough that you couldn't write with it? Or did you choose to write with the injured right hand instead of the good left one?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Is the manner of injury relevant? {see next answer} Did you break your hand? only a finger Was it injured enough that you couldn't write with it? yes Or did you choose to write with the injured right hand instead of the good left one? no
Balin (Balin)
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"you denied to have it"...voluntarily? Did you injure your other hand as well?
Doriana (Doriana)
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"you denied to have it"...voluntarily? yes Did you injure your other hand as well? no - luckily!
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Did you have to write a test? and prefered to bow out for the reason that you can't write with your injured hand?
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You had to write something which you didn't want to? And if you could write with your left hand you would still have to write it? So you thought it was better to make profit of your injury? School relevant?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did you have to write a test? and prefered to bow out for the reason that you can't write with your injured hand? YES - that's it

and Redwine figured out the whole thing some minutes later:


You had to write something which you didn't want to? And if you could write with your left hand you would still have to write it? So you thought it was better to make profit of your injury? School relevant? yes to all!

Nice work, Kaylee kitteh, Balin and Redwine!! (:

Here's the
********SPOILER********
When I learned to write in elementary school, I thought it would be both cool and helpful to be able to write with both hands. I spent some time learning to write with my left hand until it was pretty legible.

Some years later, I broke the middle finger of my right hand a couple days before a latin exam (*shudder*). I told the teacher that I couldn't write the exam and he asked me if I could do it with my left hand. After a short hesitation I said no.

Eventually, I had to take a make-up test some weeks later, but at least that gave me more time to study.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Did you have to write a test? and prefered to bow out for the reason that you can't write with your injured hand? YES - that's it

and Redwine figured out the whole thing some minutes later:


You had to write something which you didn't want to? And if you could write with your left hand you would still have to write it? So you thought it was better to make profit of your injury? School relevant? yes to all!

Nice work, Kaylee kitteh, Balin and Redwine!! (:

Here's the
********SPOILER********
When I learned to write in elementary school, I thought it would be both cool and helpful to be able to write with both hands. I spent some time learning to write with my left hand until it was pretty legible.

Some years later, I broke the middle finger of my right hand a couple days before a latin exam (*shudder*). I told the teacher that I couldn't write the exam and he asked me if I could do it with my left hand. After a short hesitation I said no.

Eventually, I had to take a make-up test some weeks later, but at least that gave me more time to study.
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Posted on Monday, January 10, 2011 - 5:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ouch!

And as for the shudder, I took Latin this past semester (and am taking it again in the spring), so...yes, I know where that shudder is coming from.

But indeed, that is a useful skill, and it certainly makes for a great puzzle!

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