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Posers and Puzzles

  1. 28 Jan '11 19:20
    With an east european-and his wife calls to tell you the check is in the mail...do you prepare a guest room?
  2. 28 Jan '11 22:16
    ?
  3. 28 Jan '11 22:18
    is this like a word game kinda...
    like east means the right side of the board and wife means its partner on the other side, and they are about to check you? or something?
  4. 29 Jan '11 23:55
    Originally posted by Banana King
    is this like a word game kinda...
    like east means the right side of the board and wife means its partner on the other side, and they are about to check you? or something?
    It's a play on words.
    Here the word "Check" in the expression "the check is in the mail" means the now old-fashioned method of giving money to a particular person by writing their name and the amount of money involved on a special piece of paper and then signing it. The recipient could take the check to their bank and receive cash in return. In British English this is spelled "cheque".

    The word "Czech", meaning someone from the Czech Republic, is pronounced in a similar way to "cheque", so the joke suggests that if a woman telephones you to say "the cheque is in the mail" you might think she is calling her husband "the Czech" and that he is mailing himself to you. This would result in you needing to provide him with accommodation.

    HTH.
  5. 30 Jan '11 14:44
    so whats correspondence chess?
  6. 31 Jan '11 09:43 / 2 edits
    If she said "The male is the the Czech" perhaps the Czech would be a chess-playing robot, or something....
  7. 31 Jan '11 12:40
    Originally posted by Banana King
    so whats correspondence chess?
    ahem
  8. 31 Jan '11 12:41
    what is c.chess, exactly?
  9. 01 Feb '11 22:07
    Originally posted by Banana King
    what is c.chess, exactly?
    Try here: http://tinyurl.com/64bvv2j
  10. 02 Feb '11 05:57
    Originally posted by Banana King
    so whats correspondence chess?
    the irony of that question...

    Correspondence chess is traditionally chess by mail. Red Hot Pawn is a modern form of correspondence chess.
  11. 02 Feb '11 05:59
    Originally posted by Diapason
    Try here: http://tinyurl.com/64bvv2j
    yeah, link 5 or 6 is RHP.
  12. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    24 Feb '11 23:23
    Originally posted by Diapason
    It's a play on words.
    Here the word "Check" in the expression "the check is in the mail" means the now old-fashioned method of giving money to a particular person by writing their name and the amount of money involved on a special piece of paper and then signing it. The recipient could take the check to their bank and receive cash in return. In British E ...[text shortened]... you. This would result in you needing to provide him with accommodation.

    HTH.
    The minute you have to explain the joke, all the funny just oozes right out of it.

    This is why internet trolls suck.