What am I? (1)

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What am I? (1)

Postby MCC » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:13 pm

I am a word of three syllables:

Ewe wood knot believe it, my spell chequer is on the blink.


What am I:?:


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Postby CathyW » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:55 pm

com-pu-ter

Alternatively Mi-cro-soft!!!!
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Postby Chessmaster » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:43 pm

ture but microsoft is a company we could not live without
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Postby emm » Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:34 am

I’m not so sure that this is ture!:D

Eenie whey, eye doughnut rally truss inner spilling chequer.

Dew ewe noter furry tell bowed Ladle Rat Rotten Hut?
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Postby MCC » Thu Mar 30, 2006 11:43 am

Cathy, nice try but it's not a computer.

Clue: It's not an object.


Taken and adapted from em's link:

Fur Cheesy Jelly Gut Furlough

Fur cheesy jelly gut furlough
Fur cheesy jelly gut furlough
Fur cheesy jelly gut furlough
Witch nor bawdy candor nigh


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Postby CathyW » Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:06 pm

If it's not an object should the question be "Who am I" or is it something intangible?

And I'm not sure that Mac users or those that run Linux or any other OS would agree with Chessmaster either!
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Postby MCC » Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:07 pm

I can think of six questioning words:

Who? Where? Why? When? Which? and What?

Who? - Implies a person.
Where? - Implies a place.
Why? - Implies a reason or purpose.
When? - Implies a time period.
Which? - Implies a choice.
What? - Implies an item.

What am I? Therefore implies an item, in this case a 'Word'.

So to your question "...is it something intangible?" the answer is Yes.


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Postby CathyW » Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:34 pm

Is it Pseudocoo?
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Postby Heuresement » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:22 pm

Idea:?:
Actually I really have no idea, but that is my first guess.
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Postby MCC » Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:25 pm

CathyW wrote:Is it Pseudocoo?

No, it's nothing Sudoku related.

Cathy, listen to the quote and the highlighted words.

Ewe wood knot believe it, my spell chequer is on the blink.



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Postby Ruud » Wed Apr 05, 2006 4:26 pm

The spell checker seems OK, so the answer could be paradox.

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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:28 pm

Ruud wrote:The spell checker seems OK, so the answer could be paradox.

Ruud.

That you're going to have to explain - please:D

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Postby Ruud » Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:19 pm

Luna wrote:That you're going to have to explain - please

The question "What am I?" relates to the sentence. So, if you know what the sentence is, you have the answer.

The sentence complains about a faulty spell checker. But all words are spelled correctly. They not correct, but that is not the fault of the spell checker. The writer has used - I think the correct term is "homonyms" - words that sound similar, but that have a different meaning. Please have a laugh here

So, as a consequence, the sentence contradicts itself. A paradox, which happens to be a 3-syllable word.

The answer could also be fallacy, but that would have been my second guess, because the complete term is logical fallacy.

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Postby emm » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:41 pm

Well that makes sense.:D

I’m thinking of a cryptic clue – knot ‘ewe’ and ‘wood’ together to make a word that means chequer. So far I’ve got nowhere with ewe and wood so I’ve moved to synonyms - sheep and tree - and I’ve come up with pestershe (to make unwanted advances) which could be close to check-her.

My second choice is pandemic, but I’m not so confident about that one.
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Postby tarek » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:04 am

I think the correct term you were looking for Ruud is Homophone, which if i'm not wrong is composed of 3 syllables.

it was what MCC was using, homonyms should have the same spelling & pronunciation, but different meanings [I think, as the example escapes me:D , probably FLAT & FLAT].....

so ......
MCC wrote:I am a word of three syllables... What am I:?:

ARE YOU A HOMOPHONE ?

Its saw easy two mi, ewe sea:D

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