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Balin (Balin)
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Since you all knocked off my last scrund puzzle, how about another one...

A man in Connecticut gave his son a ridiculous scrund, saying that it was good for business, before dope-slapping him.

What is the scrund?

Yes, this is a true story.
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Man in CT = your father?
Was the scrund literally about conducting business?
Does it matter how long the scrund went uncorrected?
Did the slap coincide with the realization that the scrund was untrue?

Is a dope-slap anything like a Gibbs-slap?
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dope-slap
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Man in CT = your father? Not this time, thankfully. It's someone my dad works with.
Was the scrund literally about conducting business? Noish
Does it matter how long the scrund went uncorrected? Yes
Did the slap coincide with the realization that the scrund was untrue? Yope

Is a dope-slap anything like a Gibbs-slap? Very much so - see the link Kaylee posted.
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Did she dope-slap him immediately after giving him the scrund? Did the son immediately find out that the scrund was untrue? Was the son running a business? Was the father?
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Did he dope-slap him immediately after giving him the scrund? Yes Did the son immediately find out that the scrund was untrue? Yes, because of the dope-slap Was the son running a business? No Was the father? No
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So the chronology is
father gives his son the scrund - father dope-slapped him - son realized that it was untrue?

Did the father know that it was untrue? Did he want to test his son?

Relevant how old the son is? Child? Teenaged? (Young) Adult?
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So the chronology is
father gives his son the scrund - father dope-slapped him - son realized that it was untrue? All correct

Did the father know that it was untrue? Oh yes Did he want to test his son? More like "see just how gullible he was"

Relevant how old the son is? Yes Child? Teenaged? This (Young) Adult?
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Was it one of those pranks la "If your hand is bigger than your face, you have cancer"? And when the other person places their hand on their face, the prankster pushed it against the other person's face?
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Was it one of those pranks la "If your hand is bigger than your face, you have cancer"? And when the other person places their hand on their face, the prankster pushed it against the other person's face? Nothing like this at all, but I've fallen for that one before.
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Is it relevant that he was a teenager? Would it work with a child? an adult?

Is it relevant only in the US? Only for the English language?
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Is it relevant that he was a teenager? Yes, for reasons which I cannot say now. Would it work with a child? Probably not an adult? More easily than a child, but less likely than a teenager

Is it relevant only in the US? Yesish/Yope Only for the English language? Yes

You're missing a key part of the puzzle statement.
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good for business...
Did the dad own a business? Can we call the dad Bonkweekwee and the son Bladu?
Did Bonkweekwee own a business? Did Bladu? ANd Bonkweekwee, did he tell Bladu to do something which would be good for the business that one of them owned? Or were one of them working at a business? And it would be good for that business? And by "good" do you mean it would make more profit? More customers would come? They wouldn't defunct?
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Is the fact that they are in CT relevant?
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good for business...
Did the dad own a business? No Can we call the dad Bonkweekwee and the son Bladu? OK
Did Bonkweekwee own a business? Did Bladu? And Bonkweekwee, did he tell Bladu to do something which would be good for the business that one of them owned? Or were one of them working at a business? And it would be good for that business? No to all of these

And by "good" do you mean it would make more profit? Yesish More customers would come? Yes They wouldn't defunct? Yesish

Is the fact that they are in CT relevant? Very much
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"You're missing a key part of the puzzle statement." - That the scrund was ridiculous? Ridiculous as in so implausible that everyone knows it's untrue?

It works only for the English language because... a pun is involved? a certain word? the spelling of a word? the pronunciation? an idiom? a proverb?

Does the son say something between being given the scrund and being dope-slapped? Relevant?

Any cities in CT relevant? Places? Events? Politics? Sports?
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"You're missing a key part of the puzzle statement." - That the scrund was ridiculous? Yes, although I was thinking the Connecticut part. Ridiculous as in so implausible that everyone knows it's untrue? Oh, definitely - at least, given the circumstances, the son should have known.

It works only for the English language because... a pun is involved? No a certain word? Yes the spelling of a word? This is involved... the pronunciation? ...and so is this, but not as much as something else not listed. an idiom? a proverb? Neither

Does the son say something between being given the scrund and being dope-slapped? Yes, during the course of being given the scrund. Relevant? Yes

Any cities in CT relevant? Yes Places? See previous Events? Yes Politics? No Sports? No
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Bridgeport?
Hartford?
New Haven?
Stamford?
Stoneybrook?
Waterbury?
Norwalk?
Danbury?
New Britain?
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Bridgeport?
Hartford? This
New Haven?
Stamford?
Stoneybrook?
Waterbury?
Norwalk?
Danbury?
New Britain?
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Hartford..."A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" relevant?
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Hartford..."A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court" relevant? No
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Does the scrund have to do with the name "Hartford"? with something/someone found in Hartford? with something/someone from Hartford? with something/someone Hartford is known for?
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Does the scrund have to do with the name "Hartford"? No with something Yes /someone found in Hartford? Yope with something Yope /someone from Hartford? Yes with something Yes - this one is best /someone Hartford is known for? As is this one
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Ford Motor Company relevant? Hearts (the body part)? Hearts (the card game)? Some other meaning of the word "Heart"? Did Bonkweekwee say they call it Hartford after all of the Fords? Thus being good for the Ford business?
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Ford Motor Company relevant? Hearts (the body part)? Hearts (the card game)? Some other meaning of the word "Heart"? Did Bonkweekwee say they call it Hartford after all of the Fords? Thus being good for the Ford business? No to all - re-read my last post.
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Hartford Civic Center? Governor's Office? Governor? Relevant that Hartford is the capital? Would this work if they lived in Storrs? New Haven? Boston? Albany? Montpelier (smallest state capital)? Providence? Concord? Augusta? Would this work in any state capital? In any city in Connecticut? If the capital of Connecticut were Bristol, would it work there? Would any hypothetical capital of Connecticut work (assuming it were actually the capital)? Is a particular building relevant? The Civic Center (or XL Center, as it's known now. But I like calling it the Civic Center even though I never actually called it that when it was the Civic Center)? Rentschler Field (actually in East Hartford)? Colt Armory? City Place I? Connecticut Science Center? Connecticut Opera? Is it a place of entertainment? For sports? Concerts? Or is it a house of worship? A historical site? A restaurant? Hotel? Other business not alluded to above? Or is it just some random neighborhood? Or is it some thing Hartford produces? The Hartford Whalers? Bradley International Airport?
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Hartford Civic Center? Governor's Office? Governor? Relevant that Hartford is the capital? Would this work if they lived in Storrs? New Haven? Boston? Albany? Montpelier (smallest state capital)? Providence? Concord? Augusta? Would this work in any state capital? In any city in Connecticut? If the capital of Connecticut were Bristol, would it work there? Irrel Would any hypothetical capital of Connecticut work (assuming it were actually the capital)? Irrel Is a particular building relevant? The Civic Center (or XL Center, as it's known now. But I like calling it the Civic Center even though I never actually called it that when it was the Civic Center)? Rentschler Field (actually in East Hartford)? Colt Armory? City Place I? Connecticut Science Center? Connecticut Opera? Is it a place of entertainment? For sports? Concerts? Or is it a house of worship? A historical site? A restaurant? Hotel? Other business not alluded to above? Or is it just some random neighborhood? Or is it some thing Hartford produces? The Hartford Whalers? Bradley International Airport? No to all
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den i iz confuzeded kitteh, Balin...halp! :-(
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Is it a school in Hartford? A business? A landmark? a natural resource? an unusual geological formation?
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Is it a school in Hartford? A business? A landmark? a natural resource? an unusual geological formation? No to all

den i iz confuzeded kitteh, Balin...halp! :-( Okayz - HINT: A person and event are relevant.
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Iz pursun HAM? HAF? Iz reel pursun? Ficshunul? Frum LTPF list of sentureez? deckaidz?
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Iz pursun HAM? This HAF? Iz reel pursun? This Ficshunul? Frum LTPF list of sentureez?
16th and 17th centuries deckaidz? But the relevant bit is from the 1630s.
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The first English settlers arrived in 1635 and their settlement was originally called Newtown, but was renamed Hartford in 1637. The name "Hartford" was chosen to honor the English town of Hertford, home of Samuel Stone, one of the settlers. Relevunt?
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The first English settlers arrived in 1635 and their settlement was originally called Newtown, but was renamed Hartford in 1637. The name "Hartford" was chosen to honor the English town of Hertford, home of Samuel Stone, one of the settlers. Relevunt? Not this
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Let's see, about that time, I think Connecticut was settled by English settlers who were encroaching on territory that had already been claimed by the dutch as part of New Netherlands. Is any of that relevant?
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Let's see, about that time, I think Connecticut was settled by English settlers who were encroaching on territory that had already been claimed by the dutch as part of New Netherlands. Is any of that relevant? No, although the founding of Hartford is relevant.
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Google ok for this one? or should we try to deduce it somehow?
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Yep - feel free to use Googlepedia.
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Any of the following relevant?
Fort Goede Hoop/Good Hope? The Connecticut and Park Rivers? Dutch Point? Newtown?
Hertford? Samuel Stone?
Pastor Thomas Hooker? (Seems like a likely choice -- Did the father suggest they should call their business "Hooker's" after the historical figure?)
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut?
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Any of the following relevant?
Fort Goede Hoop/Good Hope? The Connecticut and Park Rivers? Dutch Point? Newtown?
Hertford? Samuel Stone?
Pastor Thomas Hooker? Yes (Seems like a likely choice -- Did the father suggest they should call their business FA, and No "Hooker's" after the historical figure?)
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut?

You've got the person; now figure out the event.
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I believe the term "hooker" as in prostitute comes from Thomas Hooker, who had prostitutes called "Hooker's girls". Relevant? Founding of Connecticut relevant? Founding of Hartford? Relevant that it is named for Hertford, where Hooker was born? "Mr. Hooker's Company" relevant? Is the Bonkweekwee/Bladu family name "Hooker"?
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I believe the term "hooker" as in prostitute comes from Thomas Hooker, who had prostitutes called "Hooker's girls". I'm not so sure about that; the Internet has provided several possible etymologies for the word "hooker" to mean "prostitute." But... Relevant? ...yes, the scrund involved mistaking (Thomas) "Hooker" with "hooker."

Founding of Connecticut relevant? Founding of Hartford? Yope - No to rest Relevant that it is named for Hertford, where Hooker was born? "Mr. Hooker's Company" relevant? Is the Bonkweekwee/Bladu family name "Hooker"?
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HINT: The event is annual.
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Each year, organizations and citizens of Hartford dress up in outrageous costumes to celebrate Hooker Day with the Hooker Day Parade. T-shirts sold in the Old State House proclaim "Hartford was founded by a Hooker."
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Each year, organizations and citizens of Hartford dress up in outrageous costumes to celebrate Hooker Day with the Hooker Day Parade. T-shirts sold in the Old State House proclaim "Hartford was founded by a Hooker." Right on -

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

One of my dad's co-workers was talking with another person about the Hooker Day Parade in Hartford, commemorating the founding of the city by Reverend Thomas Hooker. The co-worker's son overheard this, and asked about this "Hooker Day Parade," as he knew nothing about it. Just to tease him, the co-worker told him that it was a "hooker day parade" celebrating prostitutes, saying things like "Yeah, the pimps line the street, it's really good for business." AND HE BOUGHT IT!!

According to my dad's account, the son was thinking "this must be the best town ever!" before Mr. Co-worker slapped him upside the head for his gullibility. The scrund that the Hooker Day Parade was to celebrate prostitution...was no more.

Nice work everyone, nice solve Kaylee, next puzzle (an' it's a big one) at the bottom.
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LOL...oh, that's ridiculous. *grin* Thanks, I do try to solve your puzzles, Balin. History is my forte...football is a bit beyond me, but hopefully a new puzzle will be easier...
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You may have spoken too soon... =)

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