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Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 14, 2010 09:02AM

10) Nearly all are easily combustible - some might give off nasty fumes.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: BibwitHart (---.VIC.netspace.net.au)
Date: June 14, 2010 10:02AM

Are they, in part, often coloured red?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 14, 2010 10:27AM

11) I have never seen one even partly coloured red. I've never been to Australia but I doubt they're coloured red there either. I'll try and find out.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 14, 2010 10:52AM

11) Research done. You will never see a red one anywhere in the world. This is a huge clue. Although please note, this refers to the object itself and not necessarily its surroundings.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: June 14, 2010 02:45PM

Gosh, so much information rather negates the yes/no game!

12) Can you take them on a plane?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 14, 2010 09:24PM

12) Yes

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Violetmoon (---.asa.utk.edu)
Date: June 15, 2010 08:00PM

The item is: Mostly mineral, frequently, arguably vegetable. (arguably? hmmm) Relatively easy to damage but unlikely to break when dropped. (again, hmmm)

Normally smaller than an average bar of unused soap. Combustible, with fumes, but can be taken on a plane.

Not designed to be eaten, not made to be worn on the body, no moving parts. Not a household appliance, a communications device, or red.

<thinking to self>
Something that is never red, has no moving parts, and is mostly mineral.
<no question mark, so not a question!>

hmmm. could BE a bar of soap... but I've seen a red bar of soap. Christmas themed.

<goes back to the Treehouse to think so more>

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: June 18, 2010 03:05AM

Curiouser and curiouser. (Aside: my spellchecker accepted that, but it didn't accept "spellchecker." I've run out of hyphens, so I can't correct it.)

I was going to ask a question but, like the cartoonist with an empty sheet of paper, I've drawn a blank.

No, I'll have to at least try.

Would I expect to pay less for the object than for an average loaf of bread?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 18, 2010 10:17AM

13) If you're Egon the answer is "Yes". For everybody else the answer is: "You don't expect to have to pay for them at all".

Of course this puts ES at a great disadvantage, but then that's what you get for being a stickler for the rules.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/18/2010 10:18AM by geg.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.g-star.com)
Date: June 18, 2010 10:32AM

OT: I thought the word was 'spelling checker'. A spellchecker would be a Ffordean word, some Mycroft invention in line with the entropy checker.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 18, 2010 10:33PM

Ummm Ffordean you say?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MuseSusan (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: June 19, 2010 08:48PM

I thought "spellchecker" was a pattern of black and white squares with letters in them.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.manc.cable.ntl.com)
Date: June 20, 2010 10:45AM

I thought it was a game, something like draughts, played at H**w***s school

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: MistyCat (---.dial.dyn.ihug.co.nz)
Date: June 22, 2010 03:48AM

Over here, a spell checker is the self-assigned killjoy who, ten minutes after the hard-working volunteers have completed most of the arduous task at hand and have paused for a spell, will check his watch and yell, "Back to work!"

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: June 22, 2010 07:48PM

Is it found in nature?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 23, 2010 08:57AM

14) No. Not found in nature.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.is.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: June 23, 2010 10:27AM

Is it triangular?
(Summary?)

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 23, 2010 02:22PM

0) Mostly, but not exclusively, mineral.
1) Frequently, arguably vegetable.
2) Not designed to be eaten.
3) Not a chair.
4) Nearly all are quite a bit smaller than the average bar of unused soap.
5) Not made to be worn on the body.
6) No moving parts.
7) Relatively easy to damage but unlikely to break when dropped
8) Not a household appliance.
9) Not a communications device.
10) Combustible
11) Not red
12) Can be taken on a plane
12a) You don't pay for them
12b) Ffordean connection
14) Not found in nature
15) Not triangular

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.196.138.103.threembb.co.uk)
Date: June 23, 2010 06:35PM

Is it (usually) made of metal?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/23/2010 06:35PM by SkidMarks.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: June 23, 2010 07:08PM

12a should read 13a, and 12b should read 13b. Unless you have something Ffordean against 13.

But thanks anyhow for the compilation, because it makes clear that I missed a hint ("Ffordean"). Though I'm still baffled how something is neither being paid for nor found in nature.

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