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onewheeldave
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Posted:Is this a question

"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

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"Last of The Lancers"
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funkymonky


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Posted:depends if you want the answer or not...

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falloutboy
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Posted:If it were not a question, I wouldn't reply to state that it wasn't, as by replying I'd be implying it was a question - therefore directly contradicting my answer. As such, I won't reply.

Now, was that a reply?


-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

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Stubbs


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Posted:This sentence is false.

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falloutboy
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

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Posted:Don't believe everything you read.

-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

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Benjamin


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Posted:I don't know, is this rhetorical?

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JinX


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Posted:Yes,

i stink therefore i am


JinX : If it doesnt kill you it makes you stronger

The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earth worms dizzy.
It will however make cats dizzy and cats throw up twice their bodyweight when dizzy.

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nightsdarkchild


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Posted:i dont know

we could live beside the ocean leave the fire behind
swim out past the breakers watch the world die

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NYC


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Posted:No, it's not. But it's enough of a fragment of a question for me to infer that it is short for "Is this a question?"... and thus am answering that.

Otherwise, any answer other than yes would have to be false as by answering it, one is assuming that it is.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Itsgottab


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Posted:i don't know is it.

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Beth


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Posted:so this whole thread is a contradiction? Because simply by replying you are implying that it was a question and it isnt, due to the lack of a question mark making it simply a statement.

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

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Total posts: 6140
Posted:I was going to say what Beth said about it lacking a question mark.



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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:Bear in mind that it takes more than a question mark to make something a question though?

"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Total posts: 6086
Posted:Does it

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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Charles
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Charles

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Posted:Yes it isn't...

HoP Posting Guidelines
* Is it the Truth?
* Is it Fair to all concerned?
* Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
* Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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Itsgottab


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Posted:this is so black and white. are you all jews?(this is not meant to course offence to jews) or just super bored? its a question, theres no question its a question.

this rant has to go further.


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NYC


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Posted:quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
Bear in mind that it takes more than a question mark to make something a question though? Well, anytime you purposely misuse punctuation, you're going to create ambiguity. It does actually take a question to make a gramatically correct question. By misusing punctuation you've created confusion but not in a deep sense, simply in a wendrif sense.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Cantus
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Posted:How come you can juggle so many balls but only 1 wheel Dave

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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onewheeldave
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by NYC:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
Bear in mind that it takes more than a question mark to make something a question though? Well, anytime you purposely misuse punctuation, you're going to create ambiguity. It does actually take a question to make a gramatically correct question. By misusing punctuation you've created confusion but not in a deep sense, simply in a wendrif sense. If you're talking about the phrase you've just quoted then you're right.

But that phrase was just a humourous reaction to a previous post.

The original post- 'is this a question' still stands as it's punctuation is irrelevant.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
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Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Dentrassi
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Posted:i was taught never to believe any answers to questions found on the internet. however since it appears no answer has been given, i am still safe....i think? i think ill go and lie down.....

"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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simian


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Posted:quote:Is this a question only if this is an answer

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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King Of Bongo


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Posted:eih?

Your life is ending one minute at a time...
So live it.

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onewheeldave
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Is this a question only if this is an answer And is that an answer?


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
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Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Dom
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Posted:yes.

Surely the 'Is' at the beginning is a questioning modifier - hence it's a question. 'This is' is a statement, but 'Is this' is never part of a statement.

Punctuation is a tool for representing speech patterns. When you as a question your tone of voice rises. This can be tried out by conciously changing the tone of questions or statements - and hence making them sound like the other.


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simian


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Posted:quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Is this a question only if this is an answer And is that an answer? was that a question?


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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onewheeldave
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Is this a question only if this is an answer And is that an answer? was that a question? Are you answering it?


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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simian


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Posted:quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Is this a question only if this is an answer And is that an answer? was that a question? Are you answering it? only if you're asking...


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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onewheeldave
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Posted:quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Is this a question only if this is an answer And is that an answer? was that a question? Are you answering it? only if you're asking... I'm not asking unless you're going to answer.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Dom
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Dom

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Is this a question only if this is an answer And is that an answer? was that a question? Are you answering it? only if you're asking... I'm not asking unless you're going to answer. did you ask something worth answering?


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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

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Posted:quote:Originally posted by Dm:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Originally posted by onewheeldave:
quote:Originally posted by simian:
quote:Is this a question only if this is an answer And is that an answer? was that a question? Are you answering it? only if you're asking... I'm not asking unless you're going to answer. did you ask something worth answering? Did you answer something worth asking?


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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bells


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Posted:now i know which of you guys log on at work

what about the notion of intonation which makes it a question

(note no question mark for ambiguity's sake coz its fun )


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