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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Grammar Nazi BG5150's Avatar
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    Two quizzes in two threads (quiz 1)

    I got 5 right.

    This is a quiz for people who know everything!
    I found out in a hurry that I didn't. These are not
    trick questions. They are straight questions with
    straight answers.


    1. Name the one sport in which neither the
    spectators nor the participants know the score or
    the leader until the contest ends.

    2. What famous North American landmark is
    constantly moving backward?

    3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to
    produce on their own for several growing seasons.
    All other vegetables must be replanted every year.
    What are the only two perennial vegetables?

    4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

    5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear
    brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle The pear
    is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it
    hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get
    inside the bottle?

    6. Only three words in standard English begin
    with the letters "dw" and they are all common words.
    Name two of them.

    7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English
    grammar. Can you name at least half of them?

    8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is
    never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in
    any other form except fresh.

    9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on
    your feet beginning with the letter "S."




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    1. The one sport in which neither the
    spectators nor the participants know the score or
    the leader until the contest ends . . boxing

    2. North American landmark constantly moving
    backward . Niagara Falls (The rim is worn down about
    two and a half feet each year because of the
    millions of gallons of water that rush over it every
    minute.)

    3. Only two vegetables that can live to
    produce on their own for several growing seasons . .
    asparagus and rhubarb.

    4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside .
    strawberry.

    5. How did the pear get inside the brandy
    bottle? It grew inside the bottle. (The bottles are
    placed over pear buds when they are small, and are
    wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in
    place for the entire growing season. When the pears
    are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.)

    6. Three English words beginning with dw .
    dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

    7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English
    grammar . period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash,
    hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation
    point, quotation marks, brackets, parenthesis,
    braces, and ellipses.

    8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold
    frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other
    form but fresh . . lettuce.

    9. Six or more things you can wear on your
    feet beginning with "s" . . . shoes, socks, sandals,
    sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes,
    stockings, stilts.
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
    Are you eating while you are reading this? You should be... --hrdgain81
    Remember, kids, if you type well the Grammar Fairy will leave a quarter under your pillow. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

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    Yea, after the first few I gave up

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    Quote Originally Posted by BG5150
    6. Only three words in standard English begin
    with the letters "dw" and they are all common words.
    Name two of them.
    dweeb? is that not standard english?
    Wovon man nicht sprechen kann, darüber muß man Schweigen.

    ~L. Wittgenstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narcissus
    dweeb? is that not standard english?
    From American Heritage Dictionary (the best in my opinion!)

    dweeb
    n. Slang
    A person regarded as socially inept or foolish, often on account of being overly studious.
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
    Are you eating while you are reading this? You should be... --hrdgain81
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    i hate to be a nitpicker, but *technically* all the other derivatives of the word "dwarf" also begin with "dw," and are, in fact, english words. what about dwarfed?
    25 years old, 5'10''

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    Quote Originally Posted by McIrish
    i hate to be a nitpicker, but *technically* all the other derivatives of the word "dwarf" also begin with "dw," and are, in fact, english words. what about dwarfed?
    I don't make 'em up, I just pass 'em along...but you do have a point. This was one of the ones I got wrong.

    And I thought of another: "dwelling". Not the verb, but the noun.
    Last edited by BG5150; 05-17-2006 at 04:11 PM.
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
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    i got 4... pretty tough
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    Quote Originally Posted by monotone
    i got 4... pretty tough
    This one was tough. The other is a little easier--though not a cakewalk.
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
    Are you eating while you are reading this? You should be... --hrdgain81
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    Spectators at home know the score of a boxing match after every round.
    My brother and I were brutal. I once chased him around the house with a spoon that I put on the burner. I burned that little pricks leg. -sharkall2003

    Then I saw a little african boy sleeping, and I thought...that is little Okeke. he is tired from herding all the goats and the big goat got away today - Rock

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    If I'm not mistaken, collard green and broccoli both grow throughout the year. At least, that's the way mine grew.

    I still say the pear was sucked in with a vaccuum :P
    SAM and FRODO tie up GOLLUM.
    GOLLUM: No! Smeagol not into ropes, nassty kinky hobbitses.
    FRODO: We just want you to take us to Mordor, you sicko.
    GOLLUM: Mordor? Hobbitses having little Goth phase, maybe? Very angsssty, wanting to go to Mordor, yes yes. Can Smeagol offer black eyeliner to angsssty hobbitses?
    SAM: You stop talking to Mr.--hmm. (to FRODO) You know, you wouldn't look half bad in eyeliner.

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    I got 5, but that was a lot harder than the other quiz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narcissus
    dweeb? is that not standard english?
    That's what I came up with too. I gave myself the point.
    quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur

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    Quote Originally Posted by HahnB
    Spectators at home know the score of a boxing match after every round.
    No they don't. Only what the announcers have on their scorecards, not the judges.
    There are no stupid questions, just stupid people.
    Two wrongs don't make a right, but three rights make a left.
    Are you eating while you are reading this? You should be... --hrdgain81
    Remember, kids, if you type well the Grammar Fairy will leave a quarter under your pillow. The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

    Well, the Blog's (finally) back (again!): Love and Hope and Sex and Dreams Feel free to stop by and comment.
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