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Curious...

Of the people in the house, who is most likely to own the Herbal Essences White Nectarine and Pink Coral Flower shampoo and conditioner for Lush Full-Bodied Volume?

9(37.5%)
6(25.0%)
9(37.5%)

Of the people in the house, who is most likely to own the beer tap in the car? (okay, some of you know the answer to this one already)

7(29.2%)
6(25.0%)
11(45.8%)

Of the people in the house, who is most likely to own the American flag?

3(12.5%)
10(41.7%)
11(45.8%)

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kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: October 2nd, 2008 02:36 am (UTC) (Link)
One assumes that if the answers were the obvious ones, you wouldn't be asking, but one attempts to answer the question "who would be most likely" rather than "who do you think".
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 2nd, 2008 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm not sure they all have obvious answers. :) But yeah, like the Ender Teaches People The Meaning Of Christmas, something clearly motivated me to post.

(I could have a followup. Who is the most likely to own the yarn, who is most likely to own the twenty boxes of comic books, and who is most likely to own the circular saw...?)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: October 2nd, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I might have sprinkled those in with the first set.

But yeah, it's not at all obvious who would a priori be the most likely to own an American flag (let alone the American flag).
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
"the" is a perfectly reasonable word to use for "the only one in the circumstance described." There was only one beer tap in the car; there is only one WNPCF shampoo in the bathroom; there is only one American flag in the house. I do not suggest that there is only one flag in existence, any more than I suggest that there is only one car in existence. :)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: October 3rd, 2008 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't disagree, but you do know that the phrase "the American flag" is also used to refer to a unique abstract entity in a manner that "the beer tap" or "the shampoo" does not.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 3rd, 2008 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, I suppose if your answer would be different if I was asking about who is more likely to own the abstract concept of the flag, you can pick one for each. :)
From: tirinian Date: October 2nd, 2008 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, I know! :-)
kirisutogomen From: kirisutogomen Date: October 3rd, 2008 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)
OK, I'll ask you. Why does the one person out of the three who doesn't drink own the beer tap, or at least own up to the beer tap?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 3rd, 2008 02:49 am (UTC) (Link)
(Note that none of the three of us drinks *beer*. Bleah.)
From: tirinian Date: October 3rd, 2008 03:12 am (UTC) (Link)
It was left over from helping Germany return kegs after Steer Roast.
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: October 2nd, 2008 05:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I think I know the flag. The other two, not a clue. :)

Yarn, comics, and circ saw I could do!
From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 2nd, 2008 11:58 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought you decided no one owned the beer tap...
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nobody likes my grammar. :(

From: desireearmfeldt Date: October 2nd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
It wasn't a criticism of the question, it was speculating aloud about the beer tap. :)
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 2nd, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, it was clearly tirinian's beer tap. :)
"owns" is arguable, but he did own up to it!
twe From: twe Date: October 2nd, 2008 12:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I know who was responsible for the beer tap and I'm pretty sure he also owns an american flag, so I awarded him the full sweep.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 2nd, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup. mjperson gets the prize for getting it first, but you and desireearmfeldt are also correct.
From: bakedweasels Date: October 2nd, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was anti-correct, which is a bit embarrassing as I'm his blood relative and lived with him even longer than any of you!

For a few more years, anyway...
mijven From: mijven Date: October 3rd, 2008 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)
What do I know....
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