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  1. no13

    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Someone asks a very silly question, others tryto answer it in the most logical way possible...
    If no answers are found, the questioner answers for the questionees...
    (not sure I'm alloed to contort the language into thse connotations, but hat the heck...)
    [lets turn off our sigs...ok? remind me if I forget...mine is small and I barely see it]


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    Question: no13 went to alaska, and sold the Inuits' [not the eskimos'] resident genius a refridgerator and a portable ice-box within 20 minutes... Explain.
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  2. NetTraveler

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    That's easy.. :D It's well known that people living in those extreme conditions use refrigerators to keep their food from freezing.. ;) Got the good price for it?? :D
     
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    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    Amazin'...
    yep... sold it for a cool 12 kroner (Swedish)
    so... what's the next question?
     
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    Why is it when I want to ask stupid question I can't think of one o_O :rolleyes: :D
     
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    Cochise A missed friend

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    Two men walking over a field, one behind the other, the first would dig a hole every fifteen inches and move on and the second would fill it in, and so on until they had covered the whole field, then they went home.....#Explain#....

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    They are sowing-seeds ? :cool: :D
     
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    Cocheese, I'll try the obvious ... Where they planting seeds?
     
  8. Cochise

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    No and No to both answers.... :D...Think again....although your kind of close...I'll give you a clue...neither of the men were carrying anything, only they're spades.....


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    State subsidised job creation scheme?
     
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    Billy Bob (Sura) was sick with a herniated disc after spending all last year trying to get the Rockets off the Ground in Houston and could not make it to work that day. So they had to work without him. :D :D

    (That is a "three pointer" Cochise that you will have to get ronjor to interpret)
     

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    If it takes Joe, Jack, John, and Bill 6 hours to dig a hole 6 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep-----How long would it take the same 4 men to dig a half a hole 3 feet in diameter and 5 foot deep? o_O

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    one-eighth the time.

    err.. were they planting boundary markers?
     
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    If you mean a semi-circular hole....
    one-sixteenth the time.
     
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    45 minutes
     
  15. Cochise

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    Looooool!....Primrose, you just about got it right....it should have been a three man team but the guy who planted the Potato in the hole was off sick that day.... :D :D.......


    I don't think you can dig 'Half' a hole can you?... A hole is a hole!. ;)



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    I think lot of you missed the point of this toppic... :D :rolleyes:
    It's a Ask a stupid question
     
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    Could just be an International Intentional Misunderstanding. :D

    http://www.american-partisan.com/cols/malmsten/032400.htm

    You can dig half a hole..if you are on the dole..with a jam and jelly roll as in "Lost me job, now I'm back on the rock'n'roll"

    http://www.cockneyrhymingslang.co.uk/search.asp?expressionid=4542&keyword=Dole%20(Welfare)&method=english

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    http://www.american-partisan.com/cols/malmsten/032400.htm has to say...
    Interesting. reminds me of Doublespeke in 1984 by George Orwell.
     
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    Response: ;)

    A reader responded with this suggestion: "This is very true, although I wonder if it can't still be done without really understanding what the opposition is saying in the first place? Seems to me that ignorance often plays a role when ideas are pulled out of context and distorted."
     
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    no13 Retired Major Resident Nutcase

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    err.. i don't get it... sorry.
     
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    That was the response..to the quote..you posted from the context you lifted..but I put it back in context.

    Did you happen to read the next paragraph in the article? There you would find those words I posted ;)

    We are past 1984.. but what was the particular doublespeak in Orwell's text that brought you the thought comparison?

    Might be a good subject for a whole new thread.
     
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    err...
    GEORGE ORWELL HAD WRITTEN A BOOK CALLED **1984** WAY BACK IN 1945.......
    DIFFERENT GUY FROM THE ARTICLE WRITER....
    THE **BIG BROTHER** THINGY IS FROM THAT BOOK.

    sorry for shouting... but I felt it was necessary...
    A good read though. BUT is extremely shocking for the senses.
     
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    You obviously haven't quite grasped the concept of a 'Stupid Question'...Try this..."If it took four men a week to walk a fortnight, how long would it take two of them to kick a cannon-ball through a barrel of treacle?"....The only possible answer to that conundrum is this....."The higher they get, the fewer there are"....and there you have it.....it's easy when you know how...Ask me another.......

    I know for sure Primrose will immediately grasp the concept of this Intentional misconception..... :D :D



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    shouting is OK..I have read Eric Arthur Blair's 1984 20 years before that date of 1984 and Animal Farm many times more since.. plus a few other of his works...but my question was how did you make the comparison between 1984 and that article..
     
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    Eric was a product of his enviornment..and this might help you to understand my question.

    Orwell's two best-known books reflect his lifelong distrust of autocratic government, whether of the left or right: Animal Farm (1945), a modern beast-fable attacking Stalinism, and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), a dystopian novel setting forth his fears of an intrusively bureaucratized state of the future. The pair of novels brought him his first fame and almost his only remuneration as a writer. His wartime work for the BBC (published in the collections George Orwell: The Lost Writings, and The War Commentaries) gave him a solid taste of bureaucratic hypocrisy and may have provided the inspiration for his invention of "newspeak," the truth-denying language of Big Brother's rule in Nineteen Eighty-Four.

    Orwell's reputation rests not only on his political shrewdness and his sharp satires but also on his marvelously clear style and on his superb essays, which rank with the best ever written. "Politics and the English Language" (1950), which links authoritarianism with linguistic decay, has been widely influential. The four-volume Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters of George Orwell was published in 1968.


    This is a good short read.

    http://www.levity.com/corduroy/orwell.htm
     
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