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Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    07 Apr '17 12:21
    I would have guessed AK for three out of four, counting the Aleutian Islands, of course.
  2. Subscriber apathist
    looking for loot
    07 Apr '17 21:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Just under 180deg EAST

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semisopochnoi_Island
    But it is still to the west, more so than any other usa state. From the op question, and the way it was stated, you are not winning this bet. I guess now we bar fight?
  3. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Apr '17 02:18
    Originally posted by apathist
    But it is still to the west, more so than any other usa state. From the op question, and the way it was stated, you are not winning this bet. I guess now we bar fight?
    I was asking for " most Eastern" not "furthest East from"

    I stand by my answer ... and only FreakyKBH can beat me in a bar fight!
  4. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Apr '17 02:24
    What is the connection between Lebanon and Whalley?
  5. 08 Apr '17 02:59
    Originally posted by apathist
    But it is still to the west, more so than any other usa state. From the op question, and the way it was stated, you are not winning this bet. I guess now we bar fight?
    WolfGang has a history of stuffing up his puzzles. See Thread 172341
  6. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    08 Apr '17 14:54
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I was asking for " most Eastern" not "furthest East from"

    I stand by my answer ... and only FreakyKBH can beat me in a bar fight!
    "farthest East from"
  7. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    08 Apr '17 20:00
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    "farthest East from"
    Farthest and furthest are superlative adjectives or adverbs. They are the irregular superlative forms of far. We use them to talk about distance. There is no difference in meaning between them. Furthest is more common than farthest
  8. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    09 Apr '17 01:32
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Farthest and furthest are superlative adjectives or adverbs. They are the irregular superlative forms of far. We use them to talk about distance. There is no difference in meaning between them. Furthest is more common than farthest
    In the U.S., farther and farthest are more often used to refer to physical distances; further and furthest
    more often refer to figurative and nonphysical distances, e.g., "I am the grandson who went furthest in
    school and traveled farthest to find a job." Some speakers use the two forms interchangeably, but only
    at the risk of weakening the language.

    Note: The problem refers to American geography.
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    09 Apr '17 05:27
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    In the U.S., farther and farthest are more often used to refer to physical distances; further and furthest
    ...
    Note: The problem refers to American geography.
    I see.

    And now for some French geography!

    Quelle est la plus haute montagne en France?
  10. Standard member HandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
    09 Apr '17 20:15
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I see.

    And now for some French geography!

    Quelle est la plus haute montagne en France?
    Le Mont Blanc est la plus haute montagne de France. Le pic chevauche la frontière
    franco-italienne dans la chaîne de montagne des Alpes et a une altitude de 15 781
    pieds (4 810 mètres). Le nom «Mont Blanc», qui en français signifie «montagne
    blanche», est dû en partie aux 40 galles carrées qui couvrent la montagne.
  11. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    09 Apr '17 22:13
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    Le Mont Blanc est la plus haute montagne de France. Le pic chevauche la frontière
    franco-italienne dans la chaîne de montagne des Alpes et a une altitude de 15 781
    pieds (4 810 mètres). Le nom «Mont Blanc», qui en français signifie «montagne
    blanche», est dû en partie aux 40 galles carrées qui couvrent la montagne.
    Tres bien.