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fishmedAusmod

Papa Fish
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new Posted: 07:23AM Feb 9, 2007

Thel wrote:
Just a point on Countries Hidden in the Dark Continent. I would recommend not to use "Dark Continent" to refer to Africa, as it is a 19th-century term with slightly pejorative connotations (see wikipedia, for example). It immediately rang an alarm bell, as I have done a postgraduate on Post-colonialism and there were all sort of snickering remarks about how Africa is only dark and unknown for us Westerners and that they found it a very bright country indeed, thank you very much. I know this must be absolutely unintended by the author, but still I thought I'd mention it.


This is being discussed, but I don't think it's really an issue. Then, as is now, Dark Continent was meant to notate that most of the country was an unknown and thus the map was 'dark'.


I wish I could sleep... but my mind starts to wander, and well, basically, one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Ol McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!!!
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ThelA

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new Posted: 07:31AM Feb 11, 2007

One could argue far and wide about the negative connotations of the word dark, apart from meaning unmapped; and the arrogance of Western invaders who dared name a whole continent after a single word, and that one which only added to the "otherness" and differenciation from us -who must be bright in contrast. I do grant you that this is not crucially important -I know everyone means well here, and editors do a mightily fine job. If anyone is interested in postcolonial issues, I'd like to recommend a great book: Orientalism by Edward Said, a study of how the West has constructed an image of the East to suit its own agenda. I'll shut up about this now, and sorry for the rant!

On I Can Help You, I Can Kill You, the answer is rather vague, as it could also include almost any kind of medicine.


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself -- Leo Tolstoy
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SunroseAus

Posts: 3490

new Posted: 04:11PM Feb 17, 2007

A Walk in the Forrest is a dupe of #448

Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
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SunroseAus

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new Posted: 04:33PM Feb 17, 2007

Iron is very close to teaser #750. It might be a dupe.

Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
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SunroseAus

Posts: 3490

new Posted: 04:36PM Feb 17, 2007

Not Twins is a dupe of #189

Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
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SunroseAus

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new Posted: 01:19PM Feb 26, 2007

Yummy Yum is a dupe of ##2685

Made your bed, now lay in it....But you can always add a bedside table, change the sheets, take out the trash...it doesn't have to stay the same unless you want it to.
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mik512Adk

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new Posted: 06:34PM May 15, 2007

Happy New year- where does it lead you to the answer? I can't find where she says she doesn't know what happened...

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HarryPutter*ca

Posts: 3011

new Posted: 11:14PM May 27, 2007

fake people? is a dupe of #2266

---This message was edited on 11:14PM May 27, 2007---

"Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?" - George Carlin
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LeafFan4life

Posts: 867

new Posted: 07:06PM May 31, 2007

A Man In An apartment is a duplicate or very similar to teaser #417
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HarryPutter*ca

Posts: 3011

new Posted: 07:10PM Jun 2, 2007

I think I Can't See was submitted twice because i saw 2 right after eachother.

"Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?" - George Carlin
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SmeraldinaAus

Posts: 222

new Posted: 08:56PM Jun 20, 2007

The String Museum answer may be a bit controversial. It's true that pianos have strings, and some consider it a string instument. However, many more people consider it a percussion instrument, because the sound is made by the performer striking the keys and then by the hammers of the piano striking the piano's strings.

I think you can make a case either way, but there will likely be complaints and corrections submitted by several musicians who are used to thinking of the piano as a percussion instrument.
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  Post from Landi deleted on 12:40PM Jun 22, 2007.
drussel3*us

Posts: 44

new Posted: 01:14PM Jun 22, 2007

Careful with Peace. This is a Current Events teaser, and future countries dropping out of the UN, could make this invalid as written. Also, it may be better in Trivia.

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drussel3*us

Posts: 44

new Posted: 01:24PM Jun 22, 2007

Not sure if this is a rule violation on teaser: Military Fun 3. It is refering to another teaser on the site. What will happen if for some reason, the original teaser is removed, etc.

Additionally, please do not refer to Braingle.com or any other website in your teasers. This information is likely to change frequently, which would make the brain teaser invalid.


I never met an Automotive Teaser I did not like.
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drussel3*us

Posts: 44

new Posted: 01:38PM Jun 22, 2007

Can't find the word: DOLLIER at dictionary.com. Four Letters Only #8

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drussel3*us

Posts: 44

new Posted: 11:00AM Jun 25, 2007

Mythology - Probably better in Trivia.

I never met an Automotive Teaser I did not like.
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drussel3*us

Posts: 44

new Posted: 11:49AM Jun 25, 2007

Shuffle #8 - Could have different answers for #6 - Ashame instead of Mashed.

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drussel3*us

Posts: 44

new Posted: 05:16PM Jun 26, 2007

Money, Money, Money - They are more precisely called: 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks

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SmeraldinaAus

Posts: 222

new Posted: 03:39PM Jun 27, 2007

I remember reading the problem in Mrs. Smith in a book as a kid. I think, but I'm not entirely sure, that it was in one of the Two-Minute Mysteries series, although it was possible that it was in an Enclyclopedia Brown book. I tend to lean towards the former. Irregardless, this is not an original mystery.
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