Where am I? (MC^2+1)

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Postby MCC » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:54 pm

Especially white ones. But no.


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Postby emm » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:19 pm

MCC wrote:Emm, it would help if you had bigger ears

How's this?Image

I was hoping to stay in India ... but Big Ears must trundle back to Africa ...

Like Tarek I thought of Rhodesia / Zimbabwe - it was the capitalist idea of Cecil Rhodes and Mugabe has assuredly lost his head.

There's also Pretoria / Tshwane - a capital city of South Africa

and South Africa / Azania - beginning and ending in A

then there's

Pietersburg / Polokwane
Louis Trichardt / Makhado
Buffelspruit / Mhlambanyatsi
Skilpadfontein / Marapyane
Potgietersrust / Mokopane
Nylstroom / Modimolle
Potchefstroom / Tlokwe

Anything in there?
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Postby tarek » Wed Nov 01, 2006 10:08 pm

emm wrote:Like Tarek I thought of Rhodesia / Zimbabwe - it was the capitalist idea of Cecil Rhodes and Mugabe has assuredly lost his head.
I was thinking about ZAMBIA (th forme NORTH Rhodesia).... Zambia starts with "Z" (an end) & ends with "A" a beginning.........

I liked Myth's idea about The rivers & then fiddling with the i (Niger, Nigeria,Niagra)....

If it wasn't Africa........my next guess would have gone to MONTENEGRO (the beginning is Yugoslavia "MY end" & Montenegro "MCC beginning", many heads can be lost in explanation "MONTE" leaving "NEGRO" or "SERBIA" leaving "MONTENENEGRO"........

whatever the answer is MCC.......I think I had 3 already:D , & if this place refers to where you were born... Then I have a 4th answer which iHOPE would be water-tight:D .....

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Postby chrisity » Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:12 pm

mumbai?

former bombay, middle of jumbo (elephant), m and i

big ears was a noddy clue ;-)
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Postby Myth Jellies » Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:04 am

Was Alpha the first...:idea:
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Postby emm » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:26 am

Here's an Indian one thats very topical

... but I have a gut feeling we have to go to Africa. I've had that feeling before.

MCC wrote:This is turning out to be a bit of an enigma, isn't it.

There's a clue = isit

Facts on South Africa wrote:Isit? ('Izzit?')
Used as a response to just about anything. From the English "Is it really?" Derived from the two words 'is' and 'it', it can be used when you have nothing to contribute if someone tells you at the braai: "The Russians will succeed in their bid for capitalism once they adopt a work ethic and respect for private ownership." It is appropriate to respond by saying: "Isit?"
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Postby MCC » Thu Nov 02, 2006 11:08 am

emm wrote:...I was hoping to stay in India ... but Big Ears must trundle back to Africa ...

Africa it is.
African elephants have bigger ears than Indian elephants.

emm wrote:Like Tarek I thought of Rhodesia / Zimbabwe - it was the capitalist idea of Cecil Rhodes and Mugabe has assuredly lost his head.

There's also Pretoria / Tshwane - a capital city of South Africa

and South Africa / Azania - beginning and ending in A

then there's

Pietersburg / Polokwane
Louis Trichardt / Makhado
Buffelspruit / Mhlambanyatsi
Skilpadfontein / Marapyane
Potgietersrust / Mokopane
Nylstroom / Modimolle
Potchefstroom / Tlokwe

Anything in there?

None of the above.

tarek wrote:...Zambia starts with "Z" (an end) & ends with "A" a beginning

It is not Zambia.

"It" was the alphabet; Its end, that is, "Z", is my beginning and its beginning, that is, "A", is my end.

So we have Z_______a.

It is not where I was born.

Chrisity, you'll know by now that it's Africa not India.

Myth Jellies wrote:Was Alpha the first...:idea:

If you're referring to the alphabet then see above.

This:
This is turning out to be a bit of an enigma, isn't it.

Was supposed to turn your attention to "The Enigma Code", a code which uses the alphabet - "enigma is it".

You're nearly there, this should be solved by the end of today.


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Postby tarek » Thu Nov 02, 2006 12:15 pm

So it wasn't Cape town:(

MCC wrote:we have Z_______a
That should narrow the list significantly........
it should have an "i" somewhere to fit this:
MCC wrote:
I lost my head when I went off suddenly.
when this "i" is removed should leave an understandable word. The spaces between Z & A are 7........

Ignoring the spaces bit....I know of 1 city that fits the bill, but I don't think that's the right answer........

That means that it is not a city......it should be a geographical area/feature/point, unless we are talking about an old name or a local name

I used wikipedia to establish the coordinates of St Petersberg.... I think I'm going to use it a second time.......:(

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Postby Myth Jellies » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:57 pm

Actually, Alpha referred to Dr. Alpha Oumar Konare, the first democratic president of Mali. I believe he was the first African leader to step down from office when his constitutionally mandated maximum number of terms was up, thus giving much stature to his country.

Mali originally formed part of the Malinke Empire. It does not look like this was the answer you are looking for.

As far as alphabets go, I note that there are some native African sounds that have no decent representation in our alphabet. Some of them get represented with funky Z symbols. Is that the case here?
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Postby MCC » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:09 pm

tarek wrote:......it should have an "i" somewhere to fit this:
MCC wrote:
I lost my head when I went off suddenly.
when this "i" is removed should leave an understandable word.

"I" does not refer to itself, so therefore no "i" in the word.

tarek wrote:...The spaces between Z & A are 7........

"7 spaces", are you sure:?:

tarek wrote:...Ignoring the spaces bit...

I think you should.

tarek wrote:...I know of 1 city that fits the bill, but I don't think that's the right answer........

If it has an "i" in it then it is probably wrong, and mindless.


tarek wrote:...That means that it is not a city...

Are you sure:?:

tarek wrote:...it should be a geographical area/feature/point, unless we are talking about an old name or a local name

I'm not sure if it's an old name or not but it's probably been Anglicized.


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Postby emm » Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:53 am

The only African city Z - a without an i that I can find is Zanaga.

It's in the DRC formerly Zaire formerly Congo-Kinshasa but I can't see how it fits the other clues.
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Postby udosuk » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:26 am

According to this link there is a city in Congo called Zabeta...
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Postby MCC » Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:47 am

It is not Zanaga or Zabeta.

When thinking about the "body", bear this in mind:
I lost my head when I went off suddenly.

Contrarily to what I said to tarek, which was:
"I" does not refer to itself, so therefore no "i" in the word.

The "I" does refer to itself but not as the personal pronoun or as the letter "i".

I should state that whilst following udosuk's link, I found another place called Z_______a but it was hidden for a time behind an iron curtain.


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Postby Myth Jellies » Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:59 pm

With all the talk of elephants, you wouldn't have anything to do with an elephant's trunk would you:?::idea:
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Postby MCC » Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:59 pm

Myth Jellies wrote:With all the talk of elephants, you wouldn't have anything to do with an elephant's trunk would you:?::idea:

Nothing to do with an elephant's trunk.

It is a place you're looking for.


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