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Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They Are Always Certain and Always Wrong! How come?
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because They Think that Using Capital Letters Randomly makes them Awesome?
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Are The Capital Letters Random? Or Was It On Purpose? Names relevant?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Because They Think that Using Capital Letters Randomly makes them Awesome? No (the capitals in the statement are incidental - sorry it's my faulty style!)

Are The Capital Letters Random? No, see above
Or Was It On Purpose?
Names relevant? No
Galfisk (Galfisk)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they humans? Are they certain about something? Wrong about the same thing? Is the group "they" defined by their being wrong? Such as "losers in a betting pool"?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 6:10 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they humans? Yes
Are they certain about something? Yes
Wrong about the same thing? Yes
Is the group "they" defined by their being wrong?Yes
Such as "losers in a betting pool"? No
Shez (Shez)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 6:52 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is their profession relevant?

do they announce or publish the thing they are certain about?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 10:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is their profession relevant? No

do they announce or publish the thing they are certain about? Yes
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Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012 - 1:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Weather forecasters?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 12:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Lynne!

Weather forecasters? No
This is a lateral puzzle, not a fact sheet ;-)
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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 1:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

LOL
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 8:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they certain about something from their professional field? From their private lives?
Do they all have anything else in common besides being certain and wrong?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 2:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they certain about something from their professional field? Possibly

From their private lives? Possibly

Do they all have anything else in common besides being certain and wrong? No
Redwine (Redwine)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 3:33 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Are they certain and wrong always about the same thing? Different things from the same field?

Are they certain about a statement about facts? A decision? An evaluation?
Shez (Shez)
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are these people always wrong by definition? like conspiracy theorists?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Redwine
Are they certain and wrong always about the same thing? Yes
Different things from the same field? No
Are they certain about a statement about facts? Sometimes
A decision? Sometimes
An evaluation? Sometimes
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 5:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Shez
are these people always wrong by definition? No
like conspiracy theorists? No
Jane (Jane)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 5:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What ho, Watson. Top of the morning to you, old chap. Awfully sorry to rush off so suddenly in the middle of that infernal Circus Maximus business. See you caught the blighter in the end, though. Splendid work. Good to see you're still in the business.

Are they always wrong about whatever they are wrong about precisely because they are certain about it?

Do they broadcast the things they are certain about in the press? On TV? On the radio? Online?

Are any particular words relevant? Does the way they express their certainty make them wrong?
Jane (Jane)
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Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 5:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it relevant how they broadcast the things they are certain about? Do the people who constitute "they" only become "they" when they say these things? Or are they a particular group of people? Type of person?
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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 1:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do they know they're wrong when they announce that they're certain? Does anyone else know? Are they actually wrong at that moment? Or are they making predictions which turn out to be wrong later?
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 9:41 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jane Hello! It's good to see you after all these years - I hope you are well!

Are they always wrong about whatever they are wrong about precisely because they are certain about it? Noish

Do they broadcast the things they are certain about in the press? Not aware of it but it is possible
On TV? Noish
On the radio? No
Online? Yes

Are any particular words relevant? Yes
Does the way they express their certainty make them wrong? Yes

Is it relevant how they broadcast the things they are certain about? Yes
Do the people who constitute "they" only become "they" when they say these things? Yes
Or are they a particular group of people? No
Type of person? No

Good work Jane!

Hi Galfisk!
Do they know they're wrong when they announce that they're certain? No
Does anyone else know? Yes
Are they actually wrong at that moment? Yes
Or are they making predictions which turn out to be wrong later? No

More good work!
Jane (Jane)
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Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 - 12:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm very well, thanks. How about you?

Are "they" people who spell definitely "definately"? Something along these lines? Something involving a spelling mistake? Another kind of mistake?

Do "they" say these things in the same place? On a social network? In one place? In many places?

Ironically, I noticed on the preview screen that I had spelled "definitely" wrong
Beroean (Beroean)
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Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 - 6:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jane you are an ace detective – you are spot on!

Are "they" people who spell definitely "definately"? YES – This EXACTLY

Ironically, I noticed on the preview screen that I had spelled "definitely" wrong What can I say? Only that you have glorious insight and intuition!

************* SPOILER **************
(See Jane’s comment above!)

In emails and on forums, I see so many examples of people that have written the word 'definate' which is clearly a misspelling of 'definite'.
Whenever they write ‘definate’ or ‘definately’ they are “certain” because they are expressing the quality of certainty, via the meaning of the word they wrote. And they are always “wrong” because that word is misspelled!
Jane (Jane)
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Posted on Friday, April 20, 2012 - 6:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Ha! I like it
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Love it, and I completely agree.
Peter365 (Peter365)
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Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 12:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cool puzzle and what an awesome spoil by Jane
Jane (Jane)
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Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:32 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Why don't people who spell definitely "definately" spell infinitely "infinately"?

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