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Old 09-24-2012, 05:01 AM   #9286
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7. Salisbury

[reading about exploration for the source of the Nile can pay off!]
Damned need for sleep!!! I keep missing the ones I know. Seeing as I did all my secondary schooling in Salisbury (as was), I might have got that one .
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:12 AM   #9287
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I haven't got a hand question at the moment, and as it's close to my bedtime, would someone else please take over? No sense making 3/4 of you wait while I sleep. But for the non-Jack Reacher fans:
Can you speak non-stop (relatively) for one full minute without once saying a word that contains the letter "A?"


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Old 09-24-2012, 08:13 AM   #9288
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I haven't got a hand question at the moment, and as it's close to my bedtime, would someone else please take over? No sense making 3/4 of you wait while I sleep. But for the non-Jack Reacher fans:
Can you speak non-stop (relatively) for one full minute without once saying a word that contains the letter "A?"


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And the answer is...oh wait, I am a Jack Reacher fan...
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:55 PM   #9289
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:58 PM   #9290
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And the answer is...oh wait, I am a Jack Reacher fan...
Me too. When I read the book I was so tempted to try and find the answer before carrying on reading.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:57 PM   #9291
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:59 PM   #9292
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No no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:46 PM   #9293
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I don't belive it could be done. It is simply impossible. Writing lots of words surely requires the use of the specified letter. It would be considered too difficult not to use this letter. I don't believe one could do it even if one needed to do it. If one did so, the prose would be too stilted or oddly concocted. If desired, I could go on forever concerning this point, but I think this is enough for now. I'm sure you get the gist by now. Even if it could be done, who would desire to do it?
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #9294
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I don't belive it could be done. It is simply impossible. Writing lots of words surely requires the use of the specified letter. It would be considered too difficult not to use this letter. I don't believe one could do it even if one needed to do it. If one did so, the prose would be too stilted or oddly concocted. If desired, I could go on forever concerning this point, but I think this is enough for now. I'm sure you get the gist by now. Even if it could be done, who would desire to do it?
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Old 09-24-2012, 07:10 PM   #9295
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If one did so, the prose would be too stilted or oddly concocted.
It is not the least bit stilted nor odd sounding. And PERFECTLY logical! YOU did it many, many times... probably even before you were a teenager!

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Even if it could be done, who would desire to do it?
You were even REQUIRED to do it in school! You even did it every time you were "IT" when playing 'Hide and Seek!'


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Old 09-25-2012, 09:03 AM   #9296
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Have I killed it? The answer is really sooooo simple and easy that a Kindergarten kid could say it...

OK... somebody come up with a better question please, just to keep things moving.


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Old 09-25-2012, 10:03 AM   #9297
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Have I killed it? The answer is really sooooo simple and easy that a Kindergarten kid could say it...

OK... somebody come up with a better question please, just to keep things moving.


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What about Daithi's answer?

Or is the answer to repeat "non-stop" over & over?
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #9298
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What about Daithi's answer?

Or is the answer to repeat "non-stop" over & over?
Nope. Daithi is not correct. Neither is non-stop over and over.
All one needs to do is count out loud starting with one... As in one, two, three, four, five, six, etc. You won't get to an "A" until you reach one hundred And one... It should take you more than a minute to say all of those... Just like you did in Kindergarten!


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What about Daithi's answer?

Or is the answer to repeat "non-stop" over & over?
Daithi's answer was great, but I doubt that even somebody as erudite and quick witted as he is could do that off the top of their head.

Stitchawl's clue about schoolchildren being not only able but required to do it is a good one. It is not as simple as simply repeating one or two words.
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Nope. Daithi is not correct. Neither is non-stop over and over.
All one needs to do is count out loud starting with one... As in one, two, three, four, five, six, etc. You won't get to an "A" until you reach one hundred And one... It should take you more than a minute to say all of those... Just like you did in Kindergarten!


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Egad! Way too simple for us complex brains to think of!
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