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Language Confusion

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#25983
Fun:*** (2.52)
Difficulty:*** (2.78)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:chicaespanola****
Corrected By:shenqiang

 

 

 



One evening two friends, Carmen and Ana, were talking in Spanish via instant messenger. Both women were from Sevilla, Spain but Carmen was currently in Rome, Italy. Both friends traveled a lot and did not often get to spend time together, so they agreed to meet at a certain tourist attraction the following evening. When the appointed time rolled around and Carmen wasn't there, Ana called her on her cell phone. Carmen insisted she was in the right place, and that Ana was the one that was late. Eventually the confusion was sorted out, and it was discovered that both women were technically right. How is this possible?





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Comments

joeyleahs2**
Sep 18, 2005

I AM THE FIRST ONE YAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!! that was a great teaser, but a bit confusing for me.excellent job.I CANT BELIEVE I AM THE FIRST COMMENTER
smarty_blondy*ro*
Sep 18, 2005

This language confusion sure got me confused. Good teaser and good job on it. Keep them coming as i enjoyed it a lot.
froggyggAus*
Sep 18, 2005

Good teaser!
YellowDays**
Sep 18, 2005

It was f;un and pretty easy as long as you know tourist atrractions
NTaliesen**
Sep 18, 2005

I was guessing on a colisseum in Seville, so right idea wrong details for me.
toupsy121
Sep 19, 2005

that was pretty easy. i spea some spanish and at first i thought that maybe they spke different styles, but then i saw they were both from spain. good teaser
kibber*
Sep 19, 2005

well, this appears to be one of those teasers that requires the reader to know way too much about pointless facts. why don't you make teasers anyone could know the answer too, not just travel experts?
sweetime**
Sep 19, 2005

great teaser - i knew it had something to do with the language (of course) but couldn't work out what.
well done
chicaespanola**
Sep 19, 2005

Thanks for all the comments! This is my first teaser, so I really appreciate the feedback!
jimmymus*
Sep 23, 2005

confusion is right!
mejoza*us*
Sep 24, 2005

I thought it was quite good.
Kebron*us*
Sep 27, 2005

I think this was a poor teaser as they would not be confused due to the fact that they were typing not speaking they could see not hear what was being said
chicaespanola**
Nov 14, 2005

This is in response to the comment left by Kebron: I'm confused as to why you think this is a poor teaser. It doesn't matter whether they were speaking out loud or using an instant messenging system- out loud or spelled out they will still be using the same words. Plaza de España is going to be the same whether you say it out loud or write it out on a computer screen. The teaser states that they were speaking Spanish and thus calling the two locations by their spanish names so both would still be called "Plaza de España"
rkaalandAus*
Nov 15, 2005

I thought it was very good even though I didn't get it- I was leaning towards a state with those places in them and couldn't think of one!
KalliannAus*
Jan 05, 2006

Kepp them coming!
Jimbo*au*
May 21, 2006

Is it just my computer? I can't seem to display some of the characters printed in the answer. It doesn't make sense.
OldChinaHand**
Jun 23, 2006

Very good teaser, and by the way I really enjoyed 'Roman Holiday'. Keep up the good work.



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