Posted by: MistyCat
17) Does it represent or carry a transferable monetary value? No.
16) Does it fit in a pocket? Yes.
15) An mp3 player? No.
14) Do people carry them about? Yes.
13) Do people buy them? Yes.
12) Used in the kitchen for culinary purposes? No.
11) Is it viewed positively? Yes.
10) Spherical? No.
09) Metal? No.
08) Is it useful? Yes.
07) Part of the landscape? No.
06) Underground usually? No.
05) Mineral? Yes.
04) Moving parts? No.
03) Physical? Yes.
02) A book? No.
01) Edible? No.
00) Shall we play Twenty questions? Yes.
-0) Negative numbers allowed? Yes.
-0.0) Reserve -0 for geg? Yes.
-0.0.0) Use numbers other than the integers 1-20? No.
-0.0.0.0) In the context of the game "Twenty Questions" what does "mineral" mean?
That's a big question. I've just had a quick look on Wikipedia, but they don't say a lot. I found this site
an interesting read.
Part of the fun of "spoken" Twenty Questions can be in how strictly or loosely the rules are followed and the discussion about each answer.
In my opinion, the word "usually" plays a very important part. Your rock would have been eliminated by "06) Underground usually? No.
," but (as an example of some games (but not the current game)) your rock would change 12) Used in the kitchen for culinary purposes? No.
to "Yes" because in my household nothing tenderises a steak quite like thumping it with the family heirloom, a river boulder moulded by the passing of time and the flowing of water into the perfect shape for pounding the Porterhouse.
Oh, and the very first question, Edible? No.
would need changing, because there's nothing like finely ground pumice for giving the porridge that subtle and alluring taste of.. er, pumice.
I try to avoid that there lawyering-type thinking and I try to call a spade a shovel-shaped object used to assist in the nomenclature of another shovel-shaped object.
(Spelling error corrected.)
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/2010 11:37AM by MistyCat.