THE "it is ___ but not ___" GAME

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THE "it is ___ but not ___" GAME

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Here's how it works:

I will start off with a few statements, in the form of the subject above, that is TRUE unto itself

What that means, YOU must decipher

When you think you "have" it, post, and I will tell you if you are right or wrong

BUT

and this is the crucial part

Do NOT say WHY you are right, or GUESS as to what's right

ONLY post an example

If you are right, then you become a deputy and are allowed to tell others if they are wrong or right, but again, NOT WHY
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Ok, here are some examples:

It is a Warrior, but not Swan

It is a Riff, but not Masai

It is a book, but not a page

(NB: don't be fooled - I'm being intentionally misleading!)
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Is it Cochise?

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Godfather wrote:Is it Cochise?
incorrect format

I'll give another example

It is a foot, but not toes
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A unit of measurement?

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4nik8 wrote:Ok, here are some examples:

It is a Warrior, but not Swan

It is a Riff, but not Masai

It is a book, but not a page

(NB: don't be fooled - I'm being intentionally misleading!)
Boy this is difficult. I take it all three of these clues pertain to a single answer, correct?

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Dud wrote:A unit of measurement?
HEY HEY! NO guessing!

ONLY provide an example, which i will declare RIGHT or WRONG
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Suburban Warlord wrote:Boy this is difficult. I take it all three of these clues pertain to a single answer, correct?
Technically, you're not looking for an answer

the goal is to come up with a statement in this format:

"it is ___ but not ___"

that i declare "RIGHT"
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It is a game, but it's not fun

Heh, just kidding. Ok, how's about

It is a building, but it's not a house

It is a weapon, but it's not a gun

It is a season, but it's not Winter

Any of those any good? ( surely it cannot be so simple? I could come up with these all day ) I feel like I
am missing the jist here. :cry:

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Suburban Warlord wrote:It is a game, but it's not fun

Heh, just kidding. Ok, how's about

It is a building, but it's not a house

It is a weapon, but it's not a gun

It is a season, but it's not Winter

Any of those any good? ( surely it cannot be so simple? I could come up with these all day ) I feel like I
am missing the jist here. :cry:
"missing the jist" is actually a part of the process!

btw, all three examples... WRONG

heh

here are another few examples

It is The Warriors Forum, but not the Board Index
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Well, based on one of your own examples, If I say It is a Rogue, but it is not Luther - that HAS to
be "right". I am not going to submit that, cuz it's cheating. It appears to be either the whole, but
not the component, or it is a component...but not the whole? So...

It is a pair of jeans, but not the zipper

It is a piston, but not the engine

If these are not "right", then I think you are just being a Zen sadist!

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Suburban Warlord wrote:Well, based on one of your own examples, If I say It is a Rogue, but it is not Luther - that HAS to be "right". I am not going to submit that, cuz it's cheating.
HA! Not only is it NOT cheating, it's also NOT RIGHT! So there!
Suburban Warlord wrote:It is a pair of jeans, but not the zipper
WRONG, but

It is a zipper, but not a pair of jeans
Suburban Warlord wrote:It is a piston, but not the engine
WRONG!
Suburban Warlord wrote:If these are not "right", then I think you are just being a Zen sadist!
or am I?!???
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Suburban Warlord wrote:It appears to be either the whole, but not the component, or it is a component...but not the whole?
oh yeah - don't forget: NO GUESSING - ONLY EXAMPLES

this way, you don't give up the solution
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And macaroni salad is to a telephone, as chickens are to an umbrella.

If the universe began during the "big bang", Then where the heck did the "big bang"
take place?

I am gonna ponder your little riddle a bit longer, but right now I am fresh out of ideas.

Someone else gonna give this a try?

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It is a riddle, but not a question

it is a guess, but not a theory
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