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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    17 Jan '11 13:14 / 1 edit
    This forums title; puzzles, I get. But Posers?

    Urban Dictionary;
    1. posers

    A poser is someone who tries to fit into a profile they aren't. People who try to give off the impression that they are one thing when they are really another.
    Also, a poser can be one who says they can do something that they can't.
    Or more commonly, a poser is someone who, when doing something successfully, takes more than enough credit for it.

    Wiki;

    Poser is a 3D CGI rendering and animation software program optimized for models that depict the human figure in three-dimensional form, mostly used to pose and animate the figures in a similar way as a mannequin. The program has become very popular due to its ease of use, which allows beginners to produce basic animations and digital images, and the extensive availability of third-party digital models.

    Dose the title refer to one of these meanings?



    Just wondered.
    I don't visit this forum much because chess is enough brain work for me.
    I expect it's something else entirely?
  2. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Jan '11 13:51
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/poser

    (UK) A particularly difficult question or puzzle.
  3. Standard member yo its me
    watch the acid...
    17 Jan '11 14:44
    Originally posted by Palynka
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/poser

    (UK) A particularly difficult question or puzzle.
    Oh thanks Playnka. We do have a varried language indeed, I've never heard that in conversation or read it in a book but I'm not surprised that you'd know it where I didn't.
  4. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Jan '11 14:50
    Originally posted by yo its me
    Oh thanks Playnka. We do have a varried language indeed, I've never heard that in conversation or read it in a book but I'm not surprised that you'd know it where I didn't.
    Why are you not surprised? When I started posting here I was as puzzled as you about it, but Google came to the rescue.
  5. Standard member forkedknight
    Defend the Universe
    17 Jan '11 22:58 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Why are you not surprised? When I started posting here I was as puzzled as you about it, but Google came to the rescue.
    It's always made sense to me: "to pose a question" is to ask a question, so all those threads that are like:

    "Say you have a bucket with a hole in it and ....blah blah blah ... physics ... math ..."

    I would consider that a "poser". Take sonhouse's thread on "fan spinning backwards" for instance.
  6. 17 Jan '11 23:45
    it "poses" a challenge?
    poser often appears to me as a "challenge" "can u do this" "poser"
    i dont rilly no
  7. 20 Jan '11 00:13
    The poser of the meaning of poser never puzzles me.
  8. 25 Jan '11 12:06
    Old US slang from the 1950's:

    Pull a boner = make a bad mistake

    But I don't think anyone would dare say it now.
  9. Standard member randolph
    the walrus
    26 Jan '11 03:29
    Urban Dictionary is not where you should be getting your definitions.
  10. 26 Jan '11 09:44
    I recommend onelook

    http://www.onelook.com/?w=poser&ls=a