What am I? (UD1)

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What am I? (UD1)

Postby udosuk » Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:15 am

Riddler wrote:According to me, Japan is number 1, Denmark is number 4, England is number 8. And France is upside down.

Could be too easy to some...
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Postby underquark » Thu Jul 13, 2006 10:33 am

Is it the world sushi and sashimi league table? Japan is definitely number 1 for this; I'd say Oz/NZ are close for 2nd and 3rd, Denmark gets 4th because they like nice fresh raw fish in Denmark (but they have to import the rice);l then we have California (almost a country in its own right), Spain and Norway. Sushi in England largely suks so they get 8th place.
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Re: What am I? (UD1)

Postby JPF » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:32 am

Riddler wrote:According to me, Japan is number 1, Denmark is number 4, England is number 8. And France is upside down.

something to do with the vowels (a,a);(e,a);(e,a);(a,e) ?

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Postby udosuk » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:05 pm

England get (as high as) 8th in sushi/sashimi? Don't think so... Perhaps in fish 'n chips...:D

JPF, nothing to do with vowels, consonants or any lexicology/etymology/phonology/morphology etc...
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Postby MCC » Thu Jul 13, 2006 3:42 pm

Does this have anything to do with geographical location:?:


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Postby udosuk » Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:26 pm

MCC wrote:Does this have anything to do with geographical location:?:

Not really...

Looks like the usual suspects don't have any previous knowledge about this... Good...:D
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Postby Pyrrhon » Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:41 pm

For sure England is disqualified for every food league. And in Asia there must be at least China, India, Armenia, Sri Lanka, Iraque, Turkey and asian part of Russia in the first league and not Japan. May be that Japan leads in the Fast food league with there sushi because it is more beautiful for the eyes then Hamburgers of the US team. (Sushi is better for the eyes, Hamburges smells better then a Sushi bar). But who eats fast food. ;-)

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Postby udosuk » Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:11 pm

Nice discussions about food competitions... But this riddle has nothing to do with food...

Riddler wrote:And France is upside down.

You have to take this into account...

I must stress that this riddle has nothing to do with Zinedine Zidane or the French football/soccer team or the World Cup tournament either...
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Postby underquark » Thu Jul 13, 2006 9:16 pm

Are you a sailor on an boat in the North Sea at about 7°E, 57°N? To your left is England (at 8 o'clock), to your right Denmark (4 o'clock) and Japan is over the globe just a bit right of dead ahead at the 1 o'clock position. France is, of course, upside down as you have rested your coffee cup on the back of the chart.
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Postby underquark » Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:42 pm

Are you a deep (and rather hot) miner at the barycentre of the Earth/Moon orbit (a point about 1700Km below the surface of the Earth) with similar clock positions to those mentioned above? France is upside-down as you are looking at it from below.
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Postby emm » Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:04 am

But hey - it's a what not a who.

Knowing udosuk's penchant for sporting events, I'll go with the World Lacrosse championship that began in Ontario yesterday.

Are you a Japanese / Australian by any chance, udosuk?
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Postby udosuk » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:48 am

underquark wrote:Are you a sailor on an boat in the North Sea at about 7°E, 57°N? To your left is England (at 8 o'clock), to your right Denmark (4 o'clock) and Japan is over the globe just a bit right of dead ahead at the 1 o'clock position. France is, of course, upside down as you have rested your coffee cup on the back of the chart.

This is the closest attempt from anybody so far... But still not the "exact answer"... (Perhaps underquark already knew the exact answer, just like to muck around a little bit more?)

emm wrote:Are you a Japanese / Australian by any chance, udosuk?

This is also fairly close to the real situation but not exactly...:)

The riddle is not about Lacross, nor any other sport... Didn't know Japan is a world leading Lacrosse nation though...

[Edit: I'll edit the original post when I misquote somebody's username...]
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Postby emm » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:10 am

udosuk wrote:Perhaps underquack already knew the exact answer

Is underquack related to usoduk?
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Postby udosuk » Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:42 am

You know what they say, ducks do quack... But they (probably) seldom suck...:D
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Postby udosuk » Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:00 am

Just so it gets clearer, here are some wikipedia/wiktionary pages:

under
quark
quack
udo
suk
uso
duk
duke
duck
suck

Apparently Udo Suk is a possible European personal name...
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