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[Doriana] Stop me if you think you've heard this one before

Postby Doriana » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:46 pm

A group of people (H/A/mixed) is in an elevator. One person makes a joke. Everyone laughs, except for one guy, who rolls his eyes. What's going on?
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Postby Earnest » Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:35 pm

Was the guy victim of a joke? Offended by the joke? Rolls his eyes=he was disappointed? If so by the joke? Is the elevator broken? Is it moving? Relevant if up or down? Relevant how many people were in the elevator? More than 4?

Is the joke something involving smell?
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Postby WiZ » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:20 pm

Is the nature of the joke related to what's happening in the lift? Was it a the vein of 'I suppose you're all wondering why I've called you to this meeting?'

Is the location of the lift relevant? Is there a relevant relationship between the people in the lift? If so, are they co-workers? Family? Is there a relevant quality to Mr. Eyeroll? Is he physically normal?

Is Mr. Eyeroll privy to information the others don't know about?

Are any of the people in the lift dwarves with umbrellas?
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Postby Doriana » Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:25 pm

Was the guy victim of a joke? "Victim" is too strong a word, but OTRT Offended by the joke? No Rolls his eyes=he was disappointed? Possibly If so by the joke? Yes Is the elevator broken? No Is it moving? Yes Relevant if up or down? Irrel Relevant how many people were in the elevator? Not really More than 4? Assume 5

Is the joke something involving smell? No

Is the nature of the joke related to what's happening in the lift? Yope Was it a the vein of 'I suppose you're all wondering why I've called you to this meeting?' No

Is the location of the lift relevant? Yes Is there a relevant relationship between the people in the lift? Yes If so, are they co-workers? Noish Family? No Is there a relevant quality to Mr. Eyeroll? Yes Is he physically normal? Yes

Is Mr. Eyeroll privy to information the others don't know about? No

Are any of the people in the lift dwarves with umbrellas? No :lol: (I'm making assumptions here - maybe there are dwarves with umbrellas present, but neither is relevant for the puzzle)
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Postby Balin » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:34 pm

Was the man the butt of a joke? Was a prank pulled on him?
Is the lift moving up? Down? At all?
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Postby Doriana » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:56 pm

Was the man the butt of a joke? Yes Was a prank pulled on him? No
Is the lift moving up? Down? Irrel At all? Yes
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Postby Balin » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:43 pm

Is the man's name relevant?
Would the joke work if they were anywhere besides the lift? Relevant where they were before entering the lift? Relevant where they are going?
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Postby Doriana » Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:14 pm

Is the man's name relevant? No
Would the joke work if they were anywhere besides the lift? Some settings would work, but an elevator works best Relevant where they were before entering the lift? Yes Relevant where they are going? No
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Postby Balin » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:52 pm

Were the group at work? In the parking lot? Have they just arrived to the building where the elevator is? (Is the elevator in a building?)
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Postby WiZ » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:04 pm

Are they students? Is Mr. Eyeroll a professor?
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Postby LemonCurry » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:51 am

Are weight capacities relevant?
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Postby Doriana » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:29 am

Were the group at work? Yope, explore / beware of FA In the parking lot? No Have they just arrived to the building where the elevator is? Irrel (Is the elevator in a building? Yes)

Are they students? Possibly Is Mr. Eyeroll a professor? Yes

Are weight capacities relevant? No
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Postby WiZ » Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:29 pm

Did the joke relate to Mr. Eyeroll's field of expertise?
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Postby Doriana » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:00 pm

Did the joke relate to Mr. Eyeroll's field of expertise? Yes
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Postby Balin » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:44 am

Does something relevant happen when they all get into the elevator? While they are waiting for the elevator to arrive? While they are already inside the elevator? Pushing buttons relevant (either outside or inside the elevator)?
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Postby biograd » Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:43 am

Is the professor's field related to physics? psychology?
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:25 am

Did they all enter the elevator at the same time? Is the joke related to elevators? Small spaces? The risk of being trapped? A skill of mr. E? Something that has happened? A mistake? A film or play? Other art?
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Postby Doriana » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:14 am

Does something relevant happen when they all get into the elevator? While they are waiting for the elevator to arrive? While they are already inside the elevator? Pushing buttons relevant (either outside or inside the elevator)? No to all

Is the professor's field related to physics? psychology? No to both

Did they all enter the elevator at the same time? Irrel Is the joke related to elevators? Yes Small spaces? The risk of being trapped? A skill of mr. E? No to these Something that has happened? Yes A mistake? A film or play? Other art? No to rest
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Postby GalFisk » Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:25 pm

Is it related to floors? Buttons? Going up? Going down? Do all present know about the thing that happened? Was an elevator involved in that? Was Mr. Eyeroll? Was that thing humorous? Embarrassing?
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Postby Doriana » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:54 pm

Is it related to floors? If by "it" you mean the joke, yes. Buttons? Going up? Going down? No to these Do all present know about the thing that happened? Yes Was an elevator involved in that? No Was Mr. Eyeroll? Yes Was that thing humorous? Embarrassing? No to both
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Postby Balin » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:29 pm

Is the joke made in English? Is it relevant that "floor" in a UK/European dialect can sound like "flaw"?
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Postby LemonCurry » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:40 am

Is Mr Eyeroll‘s name relevant?
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Postby Earnest » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:22 am

Are sounds relevant? (E.g. sound of the elevator reaching a floor? A voice announcing the floor number? Something ringing?) Are they going to a specific floor of a building? To the roof? Ground floor? Relevant which floor (may I invoke the list)? Do floors have specific names? Did they all go to the same floor? Did someone else call the elevator while they were reaching the desired floor? If so did it happen just once? Is a pun involved? E.g. the Prof is called Florian...
Relevant the field of the Professor? Math? Science? Biology? History? English? Art? Religion? Others?

Relevant which building they were in? An hotel? Relevant where they were going to? To have breakfast? To a study room?
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Postby Doriana » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:25 am

Is the joke made in English? Yes Is it relevant that "floor" in a UK/European dialect can sound like "flaw"? The pronunciation of "floor" is very relevant, but not part of the joke itself

Is Mr Eyeroll‘s name relevant? No

Are sounds relevant? No (E.g. sound of the elevator reaching a floor? A voice announcing the floor number? Something ringing?) Are they going to a specific floor of a building? No To the roof? Ground floor? Relevant which floor (may I invoke the list)? It's irrel which floor they are going to, but the 4th floor is relevant Do floors have specific names? No Did they all go to the same floor? Did someone else call the elevator while they were reaching the desired floor? If so did it happen just once? Is a pun involved? E.g. the Prof is called Florian... Irrel to all
Relevant the field of the Professor? Yes Math? Science? Biology? History? English? Art? Religion? Others? Linguistics

Relevant which building they were in? Only for context An hotel? Either this or a university building Relevant where they were going to? Irrel To have breakfast? To a study room?
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Postby GalFisk » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:59 am

Four rhyming with floor relevant? Is he being teased? Is a pet peeve of his mentioned?
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Postby Earnest » Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:00 am

4th floor --> did they take the elevator there? Did they stop there for some reason? Pronunciation of "fourth floor" relevant? Is it relevant how fourth was written on the button of the elevator? 4^th? "Fourth"?

Did someone of asiatic origins pronunciate "l" instead of "r" so that "fourth" sounded like "fowl"? Something like "fowl flow"? Fourth as "fort"? "Fault"? Floor as "flour"?

Was the building located in a "native speaker" english population?

Spelling relevant? Grammatic? Orogin of words?
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Postby LemonCurry » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:02 am

Did anyone say something like "floorth four?"
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Postby Doriana » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:15 pm

Four rhyming with floor relevant? No Is he being teased? Yes Is a pet peeve of his mentioned? No

4th floor --> did they take the elevator there? Irrel Did they stop there for some reason? No Pronunciation of "fourth floor" relevant? Yes Is it relevant how fourth was written on the button of the elevator? 4^th? "Fourth"? Irrel

Did someone of asiatic origins pronunciate "l" instead of "r" so that "fourth" sounded like "fowl"? Something like "fowl flow"? Fourth as "fort"? "Fault"? Floor as "flour"? No to all

Was the building located in a "native speaker" english population? Yes

Spelling relevant? Grammatic? Orogin of words? No to all

Did anyone say something like "floorth four?" No
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:57 pm

Does he have a speech impediment? Alcohol relevant? Other drugs?
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Postby Doriana » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:05 pm

Does he have a speech impediment? Alcohol relevant? Other drugs? No to all
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