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ionus said:
.....Bathsheba? 
Good try!

"Where David the True Stands"- (Michaelangelo's Original statue of David stands in FLORENCE)
"Between Dusk and Dawn" = NIGHT
"In Strong Wind"= IN GALE
"The Dame of the Twisted Palm
Is Found"
- when "twisted" the word "palm" becomes "lamp"
i.e "THE LADY OF THE LAMP"

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
 

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Try this one:

The first being a numerically determined;
My first and fourth are two twenty-fourths.
My second and fifth are two fifths.
My third and sixth are
one eighteenth and one nineteenth respectively.
Together these parts make a king of heroes,
Who am I?

 

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I haven't done these puzzles since 8th grade!  And it's the last thing I need to be thinking about with a final coming up tonight!
 

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serb1389 said:
Word games suck...period.  !!!! 

Actually some of them arn't that bad.  The ones where you have to use your brain.  THOSE really suck!  ;D
When your brain is swimming in shlivo, serbski, getting single non-puzzling words out is difficult enough.
 

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cleveland said:
When your brain is swimming in shlivo, serbski, getting single non-puzzling words out is difficult enough.
You mean casual conversation isn't a word puzzle???
 
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I received the following forward in my email. It's one of those "we can guess your answer" type tests, but i'm suprised it actually works. I tried to figure out how it works, but I got bored after 2 minutes.

Here it is:

>>This is amazing!
>>
>>Don't tell me your age; you probably would tell a lie anyway-but the Hershey Man will know!
>> DON'T CHEAT BY SCROLLING DOWN FIRST!
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>>        It takes less than a minute .
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>>        Work this out as you read ...
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>>        Be sure you don't read the bottom until you've worked it
>>out!
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>>        This is not one of those waste of time things, it's fun.
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>>        1. First of all, pick the number of times a week that! you
>>would
>>like to
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>>        have chocolate
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>>        (more than once but less than 10)
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>>        2. Multiply this number by 2 (just to be bold)
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>>        3. Add 5
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>>        4. Multiply it by 50 -- I'll wait while you get the
>>calculator.
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>>        5. If you have already had your birthday this year add
>>1756 ....
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>>        If you haven't, add 1755.
>>
>>
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>>        6. Now subtract the four digit year that you were born.
>>
>>
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>>        You should have a three digit number.
>>
>>
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>>        The first digit of this was your original number
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>>        (i.e., how many times you want to have chocolate each
>>week).
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>>        The next two numbers are
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>>        YOUR AGE! (Oh YES, it is!!!!!)
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>>        THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR (2006) IT WILL EVER WORK, SO SPREAD
>>IT AROUND
>>WHILE
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>>        IT LASTS
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I hate to be "android" about this, but this is how it works:
This is the year 2006
2006= 1756+250
250= 5x50
so 2006=1756+(5x50) (steps 3, 4 and 5)
100=2x50
single digit 'Y' x 100 = 'Y'00 (steps 1, 2 and 4)
2006-(your birth year)= your age (step 6)

So, you are simply multiplying the number of times you eat chocolate by a hundred and adding it your age (2006 minus your birth year).

...End communication.....

 

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ozgeorge said:
I hate to be "android" about this, but this is how it works:
This is the year 2006
2006= 1756+250
250= 5x50
so 2006=1756+(5x50) (steps 3, 4 and 5)
100=2x50
single digit 'Y' x 100 = 'Y'00 (steps 1, 2 and 4)
2006-(your birth year)= your age (step 6)

So, you are simply multiplying the number of times you eat chocolate by a hundred and adding it your age (2006 minus your birth year).

...End communication.....
Man, what a PARTY POOPER!  ;)
 

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serb1389 said:
i'm done with thinking for a long time.....

NUMBERS!?!?!?! people! for the love of GOD!!!  :eek: :eek: :eek:

Uuuugh I hear ya
 

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You know i've just noticed something....

The women's ordination topic is getting DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to the number of responses and pages as THIS topic!!!!!!

PEOPLE!!!  How is a thread actually having to DO with something doing better than a thread which is about nothing at all!!!!! 

This makes no sense... :mad:  :p
 

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serb1389 said:
You know i've just noticed something....

The women's ordination topic is getting DANGEROUSLY CLOSE to the number of responses and pages as THIS topic!!!!!!

PEOPLE!!!  How is a thread actually having to DO with something doing better than a thread which is about nothing at all!!!!! 

This makes no sense... :mad:  :p
Egad! You're right!
And when I think that how I've actually contributed to this unusual situation, my shame is unbearable!
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!
 

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ozgeorge said:
Egad! You're right!
And when I think that how I've actually contributed to this unusual situation, my shame is unbearable!
Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!
It's okay, really.... I mean, just because you're contributing to the end of the world doesn't mean it's the.... end of the world.  Oh, scratch that.  HUGE mistake on your part ;)
 

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EkhristosAnesti said:
serb1389,

I know you'll have fun with this one:

Okay, I tried that one at 8am (despite the fact that I know it's a visual trick) after I had barely awoken...... and let me tell you, that I hope one day you experience the supreme pain that I experienced today.
 

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serb1389 said:
PEOPLE!!!  How is a thread actually having to DO with something doing better than a thread which is about nothing at all!!!!! 

This makes no sense... :mad:  :p
One of the great Paradoxes of our faith... it should be added to the list Peter came up with here:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=8894.msg122299#msg122299
 

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cleveland said:
One of the great Paradoxes of our faith... it should be added to the list Peter came up with here:
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=8894.msg122299#msg122299
Some other paradoxes to think about, though they have nothing to with our Faith:
  • Why is it our noses run and our feet smell?  :p
  • Why is it we drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?
  • How is it that someone who runs slow can stand fast?
:-\
 

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Since we're now on paradoxes: I gotta do it...

Can God make a rock so big and heavy that He himself can't pick it up?
 

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Zoe said:
Since we're now on paradoxes: I gotta do it...

Can God make a rock so big and heavy that He himself can't pick it up?
It would have to be bigger than the known universe.  :D  ;)

If nothing is bigger than God, does this mean that God is smaller than nothing?
 

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ozgeorge said:
A combination of incongruous terms. Kinda like: "decaf soy latte" which is listed on the menu in my cafe as a "Why Bother?"
Kinda like what my English teacher told my class during my sophomore year in high school about the word "sophomore".

"soph" = wise (as in "sophia")
"more" = derivation of "moron", or fool

Put these together, and you get an oxymoron: "sophomore" = wise fool.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Kinda like what my English teacher told my class during my sophomore year in high school about the word "sophomore".

"soph" = wise (as in "sophia")
"more" = derivation of "moron", or fool

Put these together, and you get an oxymoron: "sophomore" = wise fool.
Your "english teacher" is a living oxymoron who needs some lessons in etymology!
The suffix "moron" doesn't mean "fool", it means "child".
 

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ozgeorge said:
Your "english teacher" is a living oxymoron who needs some lessons in etymology!
The suffix "moron" doesn't mean "fool", it means "child".
I have long had the impression that he really fabricated his translation just to pick on us sophomores.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
I have long had the impression that he really fabricated his translation just to pick on us sophomores.
I have no doubt this is probably true... I mean, for 3 of my 4 years in HS, as well as 3/4 of undergrad, I used every opportunity I could to make fun of sophomores!
 

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ozgeorge said:
Your "english teacher" is a living oxymoron who needs some lessons in etymology!
The suffix "moron" doesn't mean "fool", it means "child".
Why is it that many of the "English majors" that I have met - some with University degrees! - are the worst writers and speakers that I know!  It seems their only endearing characteristic is the ability to churn out papers with remarkable speed, although with uninspiring quality.
 
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