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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. 23 Oct '03 20:14
    Harry Stotle, teacher of classics was meeting his new class for their first latin lesson.
    The students in the class were called Isabelle, Vanessa, Xavier, Lyndsay, James, Colin, David & Melissa
    After they had introduced themselves, Harry said that James was the odd one out. why ?

  2. 23 Oct '03 21:53
    Originally posted by Jay Peatea
    Harry Stotle, teacher of classics was meeting his new class for their first latin lesson.
    The students in the class were called Isabelle, Vanessa, Xavier, Lyndsay, James, Colin, David & Melissa
    After they had introduced themselves, Harry said that James was the odd one out. why ?

    My wife Steph reckons it's because James is the only 1 syllable name.
  3. 24 Oct '03 04:25 / 2 edits
    Amiaca
    James is the odd one out because he is an American and the others are not.?

    PS: Just a guess
  4. 24 Oct '03 19:38
    Good tries but both wrong.
  5. 24 Oct '03 21:50
    Melissa...all the other names have a word formed by consecutive letters within the name...i.e., JAMes, lindSAY, dAVID, etc
  6. 25 Oct '03 19:12
    Originally posted by kaushpaul
    Melissa...all the other names have a word formed by consecutive letters within the name...i.e., JAMes, lindSAY, dAVID, etc
    nope keep trying
  7. Standard member skeeter
    515 + 30 days
    25 Oct '03 19:48
    Originally posted by Jay Peatea
    Harry Stotle, teacher of classics was meeting his new class for their first latin lesson.
    The students in the class were called Isabelle, Vanessa, Xavier, Lyndsay, James, Colin, David & Melissa
    After they had introduced themselves, Harry said that James was the odd one out. why ?

    Hmmmm.......teacher of classics... is that James has the only English/Royal house/French house etc and all the other names are those of commoners?
  8. Standard member TheMaster37
    Kupikupopo!
    25 Oct '03 20:52
    Originally posted by Jay Peatea
    Harry Stotle, teacher of classics was meeting his new class for their first latin lesson.
    The students in the class were called Isabelle, Vanessa, Xavier, Lyndsay, James, Colin, David & Melissa
    After they had introduced themselves, Harry said that James was the odd one out. why ?

    It's been 6 years since i had Latin...but i don't recall Latin using the letter J...so that's maybe why James is the odd one out...
  9. 25 Oct '03 21:31
    Originally posted by TheMaster37
    It's been 6 years since i had Latin...but i don't recall Latin using the letter J...so that's maybe why James is the odd one out...
    Well done again you are one smart cookie, but note you'll never beat the doctor............. (cue Dr Who sound track)
  10. 26 Oct '03 10:11
    Originally posted by Jay Peatea
    Harry Stotle, teacher of classics was meeting his new class for their first latin lesson.
    The students in the class were called Isabelle, Vanessa, Xavier, Lyndsay, James, Colin, David & Melissa
    After they had introduced themselves, Harry said that James was the odd one out. why ?

    All of their names start with a letter that stands for a number in Latin!
    I=1, V=5, X=10, L=50, C=100, D=500, M=1000. J is not a number as far as I know.

    Nice one!

    Nuathala.