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A few sentences from life
Posted 04 April 2010 - 12:31 PM
2. Don't go near the water, till you have learned how to swim.
3. The man who wrote such a stupid sentence, can not write at all.
4. If you get this message, call me, and if you don't get it, don't call.
5. ADVERTISEMENT: Are you an analphabet? Write a letter and we will send you free of charge instructions how to undo it.
No. one is simply that Nobody is a name and Because It Is Too Crowded is the name of the restuarant, the capitalization is just an error. But whoever made that restuarant name is not smart.
No. two is just learn to swim in a different liquid.
No. three is just that the man can't write the words 'at all.'
No. four is just simply if you get it, you know to call. If you don't get it, you simply won't call because you don't know.
No. five is writing a letter like A, B, C, D, etc. Then you just simply get instructions on how to erase it, burn it, etc.
Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:44 AM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:52 AM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:16 PM
These are not paradoxes, they are just not complete/intelligent statements. The fact that people say them and/or harp on them points to the general lack of common sense these days.
1. Nobody goes to that restaurant, because it is too crowded. What is meant is no one who knows how crowded it is goes to that restaurant. Obviously, if it is crowded, SOMEbody goes to that restaurant. It is an over-generalization (for lack of a better term), which are rarely true.
2. Don't go near the water, till you have learned how to swim. What is meant is don't go in the water in an uncontrolled setting, till you have learned how to swim. Obviously, the easiest way to learn to swim is by going in the water, but in a controlled setting, with someone to teach you who can ensure your safety until you can ensure your own safety.
3. The man who wrote such a stupid sentence, can not write at all. Add the word "well" between "write" and "at" and you will get the meaning desired.
4. If you get this message, call me, and if you don't get it, don't call. Obviously. This goes right with speakers in large rooms who say "If you can't hear me, raise your hand" Duh. <!-- s:roll: --><!-- s:roll: -->
5. ADVERTISEMENT: Are you an analphabet? Write a letter and we will send you free of charge instructions how to undo it. I saw a similar thing on Letterman many years ago ... reading a billboard that said simply: "Illiterate? Call 1-800-555-1212". Hopefully, the authors of these statements aren't expecting large responses. They'd do better on the radio ...
Not to disagree...(paradox hehe) but these are paradoxes by logical progression. Because of the way they were written they become paradoxes. If they were to be explained the way you explained them they would have been written that way. However by the choice of words, their sequencing, and by gramatic and word definition if you follow their order they are paradoxes. If this wasn't true we would have no paradoxes because you could use the same words to define them differently in a new sentence and then remove them from paradoxical conversation. So by logical progression they dont make sence by our rules therefor they are paradoxical. A.K.A. when you make the rules it sucks when they break haha
Posted 07 May 2013 - 02:24 AM
this happened to me in safeway once: 'unexpected item in bagging area, please remove item from bagging area', then i removed it: 'item has been removed from bagging area please return item to bagging area.'
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