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Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 3:55 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

this is a scrund about a dead bad guy.
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 4:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A real dead bad guy? a fictional one?
Osama bin Laden? If not, did he live in [LTPF list of centuries]?
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Tuesday, May 03, 2011 - 8:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

was it your scrund or someone else's?

a popular scrund or one specific person's?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 7:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A real dead bad guy? a fictional one?
Osama bin Laden?this guy, nice guess If not, did he live in [LTPF list of centuries]?

a popular scrund or one specific person's?not exactly sure...it is a scrund I had till a few days ago..a pretty simple one.
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 7:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

that he was the illegitimate child of Carmen Sandiego and Waldo? *snerk* No, that's not a scrund, that's a joke, considering how freaking hard he was to find.

That he was already dead?
Doriana (Doriana)
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Was it about his name? nationality? place of birth? age? physical appearance?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 9:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it about his name?this
Doriana (Doriana)
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Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 - 9:29 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was it about the spelling? The pronunciation?
Did you think it was his full name? Did you think that "bin Laden" is like a Western last name (and not a patronymic, since bin/ben/ibn... usually mean "son of")?
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about his first name? his last name? did you think 'bin' was his middle name?
Shez (Shez)
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was it about the meaning of his name?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2011 - 4:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

about his first name?
Was it about the spelling?
these
Kayleetonkslupin (Kayleetonkslupin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2011 - 5:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Osama? Did you think it was spelled differently? Surely you didn't think it was "Obama"?
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Osama? yesDid you think it was spelled differently? yesSurely you didn't think it was "Obama"?no
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2011 - 6:30 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Usama? (which is an alternate but correct spelling)
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2011 - 8:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

*******SPOILER******
Osama bin Laden is actually spelled Usama bin Laden.

Even some of the news channels spell it Osama which actually surprised me.

GOOD JOB BALIN!
Balin (Balin)
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Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2011 - 8:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I think they're both correct spellings - Wikipedia has it with an O.

And that was a lucky shot. Good puzzle!
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 2:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah but wiki's info is right about 60% of the time though. So I'm not completely sure where the O came from...but yeah.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 3:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

maybe it's just because they don't use the same alphabet as us?
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 3:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shez, it is. The spelling variations come from converting it into our alphabet...so I'm not sure there is a "correct" spelling, just ones that are favored by certain news outlets.
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 4:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

:oD
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 5:57 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Per Wikipedia (which has dubious cred, but I've seen this same discussion on other sites with links and quotes from numerous world news orgs):

There is no universally accepted standard for transliterating Arabic words and Arabic names into English;[9] bin Laden's name was most frequently rendered "Osama bin Laden". The FBI and CIA, as well as other U.S. governmental agencies, have used either "Usama bin Laden" or "Usama bin Ladin", both of which may be abbreviated as "UBL". Less common renderings include "Ussamah Bin Ladin" and "Oussama Ben Laden" in the French-language media. Other spellings include "Binladen" or, as used by his family in the West, "Binladin". The spellings with o and e come from a Persian-influenced pronunciation also used in Afghanistan, where bin Laden spent many years.
Fleemco198 (Fleemco198)
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Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 6:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, you learn something new every day!!
Vesica (Vesica)
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Posted on Friday, May 06, 2011 - 7:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I kinds of like "Oussama". I guess in French that might sound the same...maybe...kinda...

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