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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 21 Apr '07 15:21 / 1 edit
    Here it is: One day a kid named Billy who was only 4 was being sent away on a train, but Billy could neither read nor talk, so his guardian made a sign saying his destenation. But in the end Billy never got to his destenation. Why?


    i thought this thing was kind of stupid, what do you think?
  2. 21 Apr '07 16:57
    here's a hint: "BILLY" is a "KID"
  3. 21 Apr '07 17:01
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    here's a hint: "BILLY" is a "KID"
    Kings indian defence?
  4. 21 Apr '07 17:17 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by mazziewag
    Kings indian defence?
    wtf?
  5. Standard member emanon
    Student
    21 Apr '07 17:29
    he made an airplane out of the sign and threw it out the window?, someone threw him out the window for continiously shouting TCHUUK TCHUUK?
  6. Standard member emanon
    Student
    21 Apr '07 17:29
    Originally posted by emanon
    he made an airplane out of the sign and threw it out the window?, someone threw him out the window for continiously shouting TCHUUK TCHUUK?
    lol i forgot he couldnt speak...
  7. 21 Apr '07 18:48
    Originally posted by Dance Master MC
    Here it is: One day a kid named Billy who was only 4 was being sent away on a train, but Billy could neither read nor talk, so his guardian made a sign saying his destenation. But in the end Billy never got to his destenation. Why?


    i thought this thing was kind of stupid, what do you think?
    is it because "destination" was spelled wrong on the sign?
  8. 21 Apr '07 21:31
    Originally posted by perihelion
    is it because "destination" was spelled wrong on the sign?
    not quite
  9. 21 Apr '07 21:46
    Billy is a goat
  10. 21 Apr '07 22:01
    Originally posted by Lagavulin
    Billy is a goat
    Excatly!
  11. 22 Apr '07 01:38
    That sign was probably very tasty.
  12. 22 Apr '07 09:00
    Here are some possibilities where Billy isn't a goat:

    - No one actually pays attention to Billy and helps him get off where his sign says
    - The train goes to the wrong place
    - The destination is something like a circus and it's no longer in town when Billy arrives
    - Billy eats the sign despite being a human (he's only 4)

    And my favourite possible explanation: he's holding the sign upside down, unaware that it spells something different that way.

    You doubt me? Okay, since sending kids on trains is typically a British thing, let's say he's going to Wales. He drops the sign at some point (work with me here) and ends up holding it upside down. As a result, the adults misread it, and he's taken to Salem and burned as a witch.

    Not so funny now, is it?
  13. 22 Apr '07 12:40
    Originally posted by CZeke
    Here are some possibilities where Billy isn't a goat:

    - No one actually pays attention to Billy and helps him get off where his sign says
    - The train goes to the wrong place
    - The destination is something like a circus and it's no longer in town when Billy arrives
    - Billy eats the sign despite being a human (he's only 4)

    And my favourite possible expl ...[text shortened]... ts misread it, and he's taken to Salem and burned as a witch.

    Not so funny now, is it?
    Except Salem upside down is Welas
  14. 22 Apr '07 12:51 / 1 edit
    Not so. "e" turned upside down looks like "a". I did my research before concocting this story of transatlantic train travel.
  15. 22 Apr '07 13:40
    Originally posted by smiler81
    Except Salem upside down is Welas
    poor Billy.....:'(