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#11 plainglazed

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:03 PM

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 02:42 PM

Not a profanity. I would consider that to be too close in spirit to the title's exclusion of not being a forgotten philosophy, if profanity is being used as an answer based on the evolution of the meanings of words over time. I tend to make the decoy answer in the title be something that's generally not thought of as simiar to the actual answer in any way, except possibly for the ways that the riddle describes both of them.

Also not a computer virus, although, like "wine", I can see how it would be a good fit. I don't usually think of them as having a latency period between acquisition and activation like the first stanza would be getting at, but undoubtedly some do.
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Posted 10 October 2011 - 03:52 PM

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 12:35 AM

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:29 AM

Not a butterfly, as they are born of other butterflies rather than scholars and do not get forsaken (as far as I know). Amonkkilla's guess is a remarkably good fit to this riddle, and one that hadn't crossed my mind while writing it. The stories can definitely be said to have been written by scholars. I didn't realize that killing their head honcho would release the others as well, but my extensive research on the topic just now showed that there was a Simpsons episode where that happened so it must be true. I think I'll count it as an alternate answer.
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 01:43 AM

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 02:06 AM

WHOO WHOO I'm an Alternate :thumbsup:
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:03 AM

is this about about the dead sea scrolls?
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Posted 11 October 2011 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:46 AM

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