Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Look behind you
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    23 Jun '06 18:59
    How do you take 1 from 19 and get twenty?
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    23 Jun '06 19:15
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    How do you take 1 from 19 and get twenty?
    In English? No way.
    In Latin? Of course.
  3. Look behind you
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    23 Jun '06 19:17
    please explain, or if you don't want to spoil it send me a message with the answer in it
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    23 Jun '06 20:32
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    please explain, or if you don't want to spoil it send me a message with the answer in it
    Nah, if you don't understand my answer, then it's not the correct answer.
    But if it is the correct answer anyway, then it is a riddle back to you.
    I explain when the correct answer is presented.

    In what language is 19-1=20?
    English? No!
    Latin? Yes!
  5. B is for bye bye
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    23 Jun '06 21:10
    FF you have the answer.
  6. Look behind you
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    23 Jun '06 22:01
    If you are using Roman Numerals then yes, I didn't really know they were considered Latin
  7. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
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    23 Jun '06 22:47
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    If you are using Roman Numerals then yes, I didn't really know they were considered Latin
    They're not...ever hear of english numbers?
  8. B is for bye bye
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    23 Jun '06 23:11
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    If you are using Roman Numerals then yes, I didn't really know they were considered Latin
    http://www.informalmusic.com/latinsoc/latnum.html

    Got your back FF
  9. Standard memberEnigmaticCam
    Chess n00b
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    23 Jun '06 23:25
    Originally posted by thechessguy
    How do you take 1 from 19 and get twenty?
    If you already have 19, taking 1 from 19 will give you 20.
  10. Standard memberuzless
    The So Fist
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    24 Jun '06 00:47
    Originally posted by Gastel
    http://www.informalmusic.com/latinsoc/latnum.html

    Got your back FF
    Numbers are not language based....pronounciations are.
  11. B is for bye bye
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    24 Jun '06 02:25
    Originally posted by uzless
    Numbers are not language based....pronounciations are.
    Numbers are ABSOLUTELY language based. Arabic numbers are called that (incorrectly) because the Arabic people used them and they were far superior to the Roman Numerals (also Latin Numerals). Arabic numbers are in fact from India, so if they weren't language based we should be calling them Indian Numbers or Iraqi Numbers.
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