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#1 Posted on
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2896743.stm

"BBC News Online looks at the evidence which led to Major Charles Ingram, his wife Diana and lecturer Tecwen Whittock being found guilty of cheating to win £1m."

Although I thought the million£ question was insanely easy.



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Since: 24.3.02
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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.44
    Originally posted by HomerJFong
    Although I thought the million£ question was insanely easy.

Indeed. I knew what a googol was when I was in 4th grade.
EDIT: Spelling = good.

(edited by Mr. Boffo on 10.4.03 1644)


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Since: 2.11.02
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#3 Posted on

    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo

      Originally posted by HomerJFong
      Although I thought the million£ question was insanely easy.

    Indeed. I know what a googol was when I was in 4th grade.



Mibees you did but your use of the past tense leaves a little to be desired ;)



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Since: 24.3.02
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.44

    Originally posted by dMr
    Mibees you did but your use of the past tense leaves a little to be desired ;)

dMr,
Touché.



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Since: 11.12.01
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#5 Posted on

"I know what a googol was when I was in 4th grade."

Seems perfectly OK?

"I know what a googol was/ when I was in 4th grade."

Along the lines of

"I know what a dollar bought when I was a teenager."

"I know what a dollar bought/ when I was a teenager."

bought=was, "in 4th grade"="a teenager"

It's weird, but seems to be grammatically correct, no?



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Since: 24.3.02
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.44

    Originally posted by Eddie Famous
    "I know what a googol was when I was in 4th grade."

    Seems perfectly OK?

    "I know what a googol was/ when I was in 4th grade."

    Along the lines of

    "I know what a dollar bought when I was a teenager."

    "I know what a dollar bought/ when I was a teenager."

    bought=was, "in 4th grade"="a teenager"

    It's weird, but seems to be grammatically correct, no?


Yeah, I suppose it was technically correct, but A) it wasn't what I intended to say and B) a googol is not a variable amount like how much you can buy with a dollar. It's a set amount. 10^100.



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Since: 11.12.01
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#7 Posted on


    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    Yeah, I suppose it was technically correct, but A) it wasn't what I intended to say and B) a googol is not a variable amount like how much you can buy with a dollar. It's a set amount. 10^100.


Yes, a googol is a set amount. Therefore, since you know what a googol was when you were in 4th grade, you know what it is now. So the sentence wasn't incorrect, but it was a bit obtuse. There is no baseball on and ESPN is showing a hockey game in it's googolth overtime so I'm really bored. Sorry.



George Washington gave his signature
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They said for now and ever more that this was Indian Land

"As long as the moon shall rise"
"As long as the rivers flow"
"As long as the sun will shine"
"As long as the grass shall grow"


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Since: 3.1.02
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#8 Posted on
Eddie, you're getting the inference backwards. A googol is a set amount and as a result, once you know what a googol is, you know what it is for as long as its been defined. Assuming that a googol was defined prior to being in 4th grade, then even if you learned what a googol is in 5th grade, you would still know what a googol was when you were in 4th grade. You would not, however, have known what a googol was when you were in 4th grade. The sentence is not incorrect, but it is not obtuse. It simply does not reflect the intended point that Mr. Boffo understood the definition of googol when he was a 4th grader.



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Since: 11.12.01
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#9 Posted on

That's what I meant, but probably used "obtuse" wrong.



George Washington gave his signature
The Government gave its hand
They said for now and ever more that this was Indian Land

"As long as the moon shall rise"
"As long as the rivers flow"
"As long as the sun will shine"
"As long as the grass shall grow"


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Since: 3.1.02
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#10 Posted on
Actually, I may have misinterpreted obtuse. According to www.dictionary.com:

ob·tuse Audio pronunciation of obtuse ( P ) Pronunciation Key (b-ts, -tys, b-)
adj. ob·tus·er, ob·tus·est

1.
1. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect.
2. Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity: an obtuse remark.
3. Not distinctly felt: an obtuse pain.
2.
1. Not sharp, pointed, or acute in form; blunt.
2. Having an obtuse angle: an obtuse triangle.
3. Botany. Having a blunt or rounded tip: an obtuse leaf.


So I suppose that the original statement could have been charactertized by a lack of intelligence and therefore be considered obtuse.



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Since: 11.12.01
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#11 Posted on

I was going for 2-1:

While it was a statement to the fact, it wasn't to the point. So I think I was using definition 1-1 for myself.



George Washington gave his signature
The Government gave its hand
They said for now and ever more that this was Indian Land

"As long as the moon shall rise"
"As long as the rivers flow"
"As long as the sun will shine"
"As long as the grass shall grow"


dMr
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Since: 2.11.02
From: Edinburgh, Scotland

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#12 Posted on
I think what we should all take from this is that I should not in future poke fun at people's typos, it will only lead to my head spinning......



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Since: 16.2.02
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
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    Originally posted by HomerJFong
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2896743.stm

    "BBC News Online looks at the evidence which led to Major Charles Ingram, his wife Diana and lecturer Tecwen Whittock being found guilty of cheating to win £1m."

    Although I thought the million£ question was insanely easy.



Given the dumbed down questions in the American version, it would be hard to pull this off without being obvious...

"Who was the first president of the United States?"
"A. Six"
"B. George Washington" (COUGH!COUGH!COUGH!COUGH!COUGH!)
"C. Chocolate Sundae"
"D. Googol"



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