Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

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    04 May '05 00:53
    a man rode to town on friday stayed three days and rode home on friday. how did he do itπŸ˜€
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    04 May '05 00:581 edit
    He called himself Robinson Crusoe?
  3. Standard memberBowmann
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    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 memberorfeo
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    04 May '05 02:443 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 memberThe Plumber
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    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!

    πŸ™„πŸ˜²πŸ˜€
  6. Standard memberBowmann
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    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 memberorfeo
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    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. πŸ™„
  8. Standard memberBowmann
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    04 May '05 13:53
    Originally posted by orfeo
    Dammit, I can't help if it I missed the 'y' key. πŸ™„
    Yes you can. You can check your post before submitting it. And failing that, there's the "Edit" option.
  9. Standard memberSouska
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    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?
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    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?
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    04 May '05 15:53
    Originally posted by Bowmann
    Can he get out by Friday?
    lol..... um no... but good try πŸ˜€
  12. Standard memberThe Plumber
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    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
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    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?
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    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 memberorfeo
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    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?
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