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Subject: Re: homophones & kids ages
From: Pat Garvey
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Subject: Re: homophones & kids ages
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Wow! Your daughter is now 32  and a HALF!

On Friday, May 22, 1992 at 11:46:21 AM UTC-4, David Karr wrote:
In article <97...@baird.cs.strath.ac.uk> im...@cs.strath.ac.uk (Iain McCord) writes:
ka...@cs.cornell.edu (David Karr) writes:
: The fact that there is an "eldest" child is supposed to rule out
^^^^^^^^
: (1,6,6), so the ages are 2, 2, and 9.

Unless the census taker asked between the second eldest turning 6 and the
second eldest turning 7.
Sigh. The puzzle has logical holes you could drive a truck through, one
of which you've just pointed out. How about the fact that very young
children's ages are often given in months or by half years? (MY elder
daughter used to correct people who guessed her age: "I NOT two! I
two an a HALF!") Ergo my use of the word "supposed."


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