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Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 26, 2010 09:24AM

I'm watching the time carefully.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 26, 2010 09:29AM

20) Watch, watch; is it a watch?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 26, 2010 10:01AM

I regretted my deception the moment I'd posted it. That message was intended to deceive, and I feel shame.

No, it was not a watch, it was closer to delacuesta's other choice.

The answer, as retrieved from the Pink Cardboard Box of Maximum Security was:

The -13.8 dioptre right lens of my glasses.

I'd have accepted "a lens" or "glasses," of course.

Things changed for me last year, when a cataract operation left me with bright and shiny new eyes, but unfortunately no changeable focus. I can now see without glasses, focusing at about 60cm. Any change of focus requires a change of glasses. I found the variable focus type not suitable and bifocals equally uncomfortable, but as long as I have reading glasses to hand (I bought several pairs at about NZ$3.00 each) life is great.

Previously, a pair of glasses cost me about NZ$500. You can probably tell from the $3 price that fashion considerations played no part in either purchase.

Enough digression.

What now? I'm all too willing to pass on the mantle.

Volunteers?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: March 26, 2010 10:08AM

I have something, and it's entirely gettable. Your starter is:

It's next to me right now.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/2010 10:09AM by EgonSpengler.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 26, 2010 10:18AM

01) Is it animal?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 26, 2010 11:06AM

-0) Is it MistyCat's mantle?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: March 26, 2010 11:17AM

Sorry, that's been dis-mantled.

Sorry again.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: March 26, 2010 02:02PM

01) Animal? Definitely not.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Violetmoon (---.asa.utk.edu)
Date: March 26, 2010 03:10PM

02) Is it bigger than a breadbox (that an average sized house cat (not Chesh) could fit in)?

(edited for spelling) <returning to bed now, today is NOT going well>



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/26/2010 03:15PM by Violetmoon.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.zone6.bethere.co.uk)
Date: March 27, 2010 07:27AM

02) Bigger than a breadbox? Not usually.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: March 27, 2010 04:49PM

Is it edible?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.zone6.bethere.co.uk)
Date: March 27, 2010 11:29PM

03 Edible? Strictly speaking, no.
02 Bigger than a breadbox? Not usually.
01 Animal? Definitely not.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: BibwitHart (---.VIC.netspace.net.au)
Date: March 28, 2010 12:23PM

Is it a cup?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.zone6.bethere.co.uk)
Date: March 28, 2010 10:10PM

04 A cup? Nope.
03 Edible? Strictly speaking, no.
02 Bigger than a breadbox? Not usually.
01 Animal? Definitely not.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Violetmoon (---.hsd1.tn.comcast.net)
Date: March 29, 2010 01:07AM

Does it have any moving parts?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.zone6.bethere.co.uk)
Date: March 29, 2010 07:19AM

05 Moving arts? Yes.
04 A cup? Nope.
03 Edible? Strictly speaking, no.
02 Bigger than a breadbox? Not usually.
01 Animal? Definitely not.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: March 29, 2010 07:42AM

Moving parts or moving arts?

(this is not a new question but a try to clarify the 5th answer)

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 29, 2010 09:16AM

6) Is it practical rather than decorative?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: March 29, 2010 10:43AM

06 Practical rather than decorative? Yes.
05 Moving parts? Yes.
04 A cup? Nope.
03 Edible? Strictly speaking, no.
02 Bigger than a breadbox? Not usually.
01 Animal? Definitely not.

<Returns to fending off new girlfriend>

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: March 29, 2010 12:39PM

<Wonders if new girlfriend is after 20 questions object, or attention. Decides not to waste question 7 finding out.>

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