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Poor Delivery

Language brain teasers are those that involve the English language. You need to think about and manipulate words and letters.

 

Puzzle ID:#693
Fun:*** (2.55)
Difficulty:** (1.53)
Category:Language
Submitted By:Christine****
Corrected By:bigSWAFF_69_

 

 

 



A Denver company ordered some goods from a European supplier. The American firm was very precise in stating the dates on which it wanted the deliveries to occur. However, the European company, which generally had a high reputation for dependability, missed every delivery date by at least one month. Some shipments were very early and others were very late. Why?





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Comments

rkb-1961
Aug 04, 2001

Not every delivery will be on a wrong date: 1/1/95,2/2/95,3/3/95,...will be correctly deliverd.
Gizzer*
Sep 16, 2002

Any delivery after the 12th of the month would be fine, unless of course you only use two digits for the year. Some places use year/month/day format, so it could be tricky to figure out 01/02/03 for example
EA_KLEINAil*
May 18, 2007

Rkb is right june 6th works fine i do not know what idiot allowed this teaser
EA_KLEINAil*
May 18, 2007

Rkb is right june 6th works fine i do not know what idiot allowed this teaser



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