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What am I? (29)

Postby MCC » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:13 am

This is a riddle, as a joke, it's baffling.
How do you get a well known person up to speed:?:

What do I do:?:


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Postby Cec » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:34 pm

Tell them their spouse is unexpectedly arriving home within an hour rather than the following day as initially planned:)

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Postby MCC » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:47 pm

I've edited "What am I:?: " to "What do I do:?: ", this is not in response to Cec's reply but rather that "What am I:?: " did not really have the meaning I was after.
I realise that people will take it as the first line of a joke requiring a punch line:D but keep in mind that there is a riddle in there as well.

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Re: What am I? (29)

Postby Cec » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:00 pm

Now on a more serious note.....

Is the person's name relevent to the answer ?

1. Does the word "up" mean ....

(a) out of bed, chair or other resting condition or

(b) improve their physical and/or mental condition to satisfactorily perform a particular function.

2. Does the word "speed" mean ...

(a) drive excessively fast or

(b) improve their ability to function at a higher level consistent with their expected performance standard.

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Re: What am I? (29)

Postby MCC » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:52 pm

Cec wrote:Now on a more serious note.....

Is the person's name relevent to the answer ?

No.

Cec wrote:1. Does the word "up" mean ....

(a) out of bed, chair or other resting condition or

(b) improve their physical and/or mental condition to satisfactorily perform a particular function.

No to both (a) & (b).

Cec wrote:2. Does the word "speed" mean ...

(a) drive excessively fast or

(b) improve their ability to function at a higher level consistent with their expected performance standard.

(a) but not necessarily excessively.


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Postby Cec » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:50 pm

Still thinking:idea:
From your comments so far, I've concluded that "to speed" means to "drive fast" and because the word "up" doesn't refer to getting out of bed, etc. nor does it relate to improving one's well being to perform better then I can't see the meaning of the word "up" in this riddle/joke.?

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Postby tarek » Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:02 am

a beautiful non sophisticated secretary or PA?
a beautiful sophisticated PDA ?

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Postby udosuk » Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:15 am

Does "a well known person" mean "celebrity" (e.g. Hollywood stars)?

In that case the answer might be "paparazzi"...
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Postby Cec » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:05 am

Unless I'm mis-interpreting this riddle MCC is asking "What do I do" to "get a well known person up to speed" ? I'm having trouble trying to work out what "how do you get a well known person up to speed" really means before I can work out "What do I do"?

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Postby udosuk » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:18 am

Yep, I missed the "what do I do" part... In that case my attempt would be "call the tabloids to report sights of celebrities and get their paparazzi team out"...:D

Not that I think it's a right thing to do, or a likely right answer for this riddle...:D
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Re: What am I? (29)

Postby MCC » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:56 am

Cec wrote:Still thinking:idea:
From your comments so far, I've concluded that "to speed" means to "drive fast" and because the word "up" doesn't refer to getting out of bed, etc. nor does it relate to improving one's well being to perform better then I can't see the meaning of the word "up" in this riddle/joke.?

Cec, I wouldn't spend to much time on the word "up".

tarek wrote:a beautiful non sophisticated secretary or PA?
a beautiful sophisticated PDA ?

Neither.

udosuk wrote:Does "a well known person" mean "celebrity" (e.g. Hollywood stars)?

Yes it does.

udosuk wrote:In that case the answer might be "paparazzi"...

Paparazzi it isn't.

Re Cec's confusion, I initially was going to go with "How:?: " but decided that this would only provoke you (the usual suspects) into providing punch-lines, so Cec, if you want to think "How:?: " rather than "What do I do:?: " then please do so, if you think it may help.


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Postby Bigtone53 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:59 am

Is the expression VIP, as in Very Important Person, relevant?
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Postby MCC » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:01 am

Bigtone53 wrote:Is the expression VIP, as in Very Important Person, relevant?

No.


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Postby Cec » Wed Oct 18, 2006 10:14 am

Would actor Leonard Nimoy, appearing as a race car driver in a movie titled "Baffled" have any significance to finding an answer ?

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Re: What am I?(29)

Postby MCC » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:51 pm

Cec wrote:Would actor Leonard Nimoy, appearing as a race car driver in a movie titled "Baffled" have any significance to finding an answer ?

No.

This is too specific, you'll need to be more general in your thinking, look at udosuk's post.
Does "a well known person" mean "celebrity".



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