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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 04 May '05 00:53
    a man rode to town on friday stayed three days and rode home on friday. how did he do it
  2. 04 May '05 00:58 / 1 edit
    He called himself Robinson Crusoe?
  3. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    04 May '05 02:03
    Originally posted by THUDandBLUNDER
    He called himself Robinson Crusoe?
    That probably deserves a "rec." But I'm afraid you'll have to commit that one to memory, THUD.


    Hmm, I don't suppose 'friday' could really be a proper noun, given the small "f", so I'm stumped.
  4. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    04 May '05 02:44 / 3 edits
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    That probably deserves a "rec." But I'm afraid you'll have to commit that one to memory, THUD.


    Hmm, I don't suppose 'friday' could really be a proper noun, given the small "f", so I'm stumped.
    You're putting WAAAAAY too much faith in the abilit of people to punctuate properly. For a start, neither of the sentences in the riddle starts with a capital letter. There's also no question mark at the end.

    I say Friday is the name of his horse.
  5. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    04 May '05 02:50
    Originally posted by orfeo
    I say Friday is the name of his horse.
    ...or his bike...

    yeah, a nice Harley named Friday, that's it!

  6. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    04 May '05 02:58
    Originally posted by orfeo
    You're putting WAAAAAY too much faith in the abilit of people to punctuate properly. For a start, neither of the sentences in the riddle starts with a capital letter. There's also no question mark at the end.

    I say Friday is the name of his horse.
    And spell correctly.

    I believe your answer is "officially" the correct one.
  7. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    04 May '05 03:13
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    And spell correctly.

    I believe your answer is "officially" the correct one.
    Dammit, I can't help if it I missed the 'y' key.
  8. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    04 May '05 13:53
    Originally posted by orfeo
    Dammit, I can't help if it I missed the 'y' key.
    Yes you can. You can check your post before submitting it. And failing that, there's the "Edit" option.
  9. Standard member Souska
    Evil Loonie
    04 May '05 15:16
    lol....a guy is in a room with a chair....with no door in the room...or windows either.....but there is enough oxygen in the room for a week.
    how does he get out?
  10. Standard member Bowmann
    Non-Subscriber
    04 May '05 15:47
    Originally posted by Souska
    lol....a guy is in a room with a chair....with no door in the room...or windows either.....but there is enough oxygen in the room for a week.
    how does he get out?
    Can he get out by Friday?
  11. Standard member Souska
    Evil Loonie
    04 May '05 15:53
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Can he get out by Friday?
    lol..... um no... but good try
  12. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    04 May '05 16:28
    Originally posted by Souska
    lol....a guy is in a room with a chair....with no door in the room...or windows either.....but there is enough oxygen in the room for a week.
    how does he get out?
    climbs over the wall
  13. 04 May '05 18:52
    Originally posted by The Plumber
    climbs over the wall
    but how would there be "enough oxygen for a week" if it was unsealed?
  14. Standard member The Plumber
    Leak-Proof
    04 May '05 20:36
    Originally posted by Coconut
    but how would there be "enough oxygen for a week" if it was unsealed?
    an oxygen cylinder in the corner?
  15. Standard member orfeo
    Missing 285 + 1
    05 May '05 03:31
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Yes you can. You can check your post before submitting it. And failing that, there's the "Edit" option.
    This is a message board on a chess site, not the Declaration of Independence. I agree wholeheartedly that spelling, punctuation and so on are quite important for communication, but there's a payoff between accuracy and time management. I correct typographical errors when I see them, and I generally DO see them, but it's a mistake to think I'm going to scrupulously proofread everything. It simply isn't worth it.

    Um, back to the quiz. Does he burn the chair and set off a fire alarm?