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Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (62.6.182.---)
Date: June 08, 2011 11:44AM

Is it usually used outdoors?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Marit (159.190.251.---)
Date: June 08, 2011 11:58AM

0) It is mostly mineral, with minor vegetable parts.
1) Is it used recreationally? Not usually, no. No reason why it couldn't be, though.
2) Is it bigger than a breadbox? Yes.
3) Is it usually used outdoors? Yes (although nowadays it is not used as usually as it used to be used).

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.nottingham.ac.uk)
Date: June 08, 2011 03:30PM

Is it a bathtub on wheels?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 08, 2011 05:35PM

5) Does it have any wheels?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.197.211.126.threembb.co.uk)
Date: June 08, 2011 07:22PM

6) does it have a bathtub?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: delacuesta (---.adsl.xs4all.nl)
Date: June 08, 2011 09:09PM

<congratulates Skidmarks with his trouvaille and Marit with her well-timed solution>

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Marit (---.tbcn.telia.com)
Date: June 09, 2011 08:17PM

0) It is mostly mineral, with minor vegetable parts.
1) Is it used recreationally? Not usually, no. No reason why it couldn't be, though.
2) Is it bigger than a breadbox? Yes.
3) Is it usually used outdoors? Yes (although nowadays it is not used as usually as it used to be used).
4) Is it a bathtub on wheels? No, although I like your thinking.
5) Does it have any wheels? No.
6) Does it have a bathtub? No, sorry, no bathtub either. In fact, fitting a bathtub in it would probably render the bathtub unfit for bathing.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: geg (---.15-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 09, 2011 09:26PM

7) Can it be logically used as a fuel?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.196.126.17.threembb.co.uk)
Date: June 09, 2011 09:37PM

8) Is it a phonebox?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Marit (159.190.251.---)
Date: June 10, 2011 08:07AM

0) It is mostly mineral, with minor vegetable parts.
1) Is it used recreationally? Not usually, no. No reason why it couldn't be, though.
2) Is it bigger than a breadbox? Yes.
3) Is it usually used outdoors? Yes (although nowadays it is not used as usually as it used to be used).
4) Is it a bathtub on wheels? No, although I like your thinking.
5) Does it have any wheels? No.
6) Does it have a bathtub? No, sorry, no bathtub either. In fact, fitting a bathtub in it would probably render the bathtub unfit for bathing.
7) Can it be logically used as a fuel? No, not to my knowledge, unless you mean "as fuel for games like this one".
8) Is it a phonebox? Yes.


Well done, SkidMarks! Your turn again! By the way, was it the fitting of a bathtub in it that gave you the clue?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (62.6.182.---)
Date: June 10, 2011 08:25AM

Marit Wrote:
>
> Well done, SkidMarks! Your turn again! By the way,
> was it the fitting of a bathtub in it that gave
> you the clue?


Yes: I thoughtthat the only ways to render a bathtub unfit for purpose were invert it, fold it or stand it on its end.

0) This one is wholly mineral

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: ibborobb (217.196.236.---)
Date: June 10, 2011 12:11PM

1) Is it often mislaid?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (62.6.182.---)
Date: June 10, 2011 12:36PM

0) Wholly mineral
1) Is it often mislaid? On balance, no. (Quite difficult to answer.)

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: EgonSpengler (---.12-2.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 10, 2011 12:47PM

Once again the lunatic question prompts the prize!

Would it be useful on a desert island?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/10/2011 12:48PM by EgonSpengler.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (62.6.182.---)
Date: June 10, 2011 01:34PM

0) Wholly mineral
1) Is it often mislaid? On balance, no. (Quite difficult to answer.)
2) Would it be useful on a desert island? No - except under very unusual circumstances

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: old boiler (---.range86-136.btcentralplus.com)
Date: June 10, 2011 02:15PM

Can it be bought in any kind of shop?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (62.6.182.---)
Date: June 10, 2011 03:58PM

0) Wholly mineral
1) Is it often mislaid? On balance, no. (Quite difficult to answer.)
2) Would it be useful on a desert island? No - except under very unusual circumstances
3) Can it be bought in any kind of shop? Not quite sure what you mean. Yes it can be bought in a shop, but only a particular kind of shop.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: Violetmoon (---.asa.utk.edu)
Date: June 10, 2011 04:12PM

Is it bigger than, say, a breadbox?

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: SkidMarks (---.10-3.cable.virginmedia.com)
Date: June 11, 2011 08:18AM

0) Wholly mineral
1) Is it often mislaid? On balance, no. (Quite difficult to answer.)
2) Would it be useful on a desert island? No - except under very unusual circumstances
3) Can it be bought in any kind of shop? Not quite sure what you mean. Yes it can be bought in a shop, but only a particular kind of shop.
4) Is it bigger than, say, a breadbox? No.

Re: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
Posted by: old boiler (---.range86-136.btcentralplus.com)
Date: June 11, 2011 09:10AM

Has it got a switch?

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