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#1 Spyd3rs

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 05:50 AM

I heard this one a long time ago.
A man aproaches you in a dark alley. He says,
"If you tell a lie, I will kill you with a knife. If you tell the truth, I will kill you with a gun."

What do you say to stay alive?
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#2 bonanova

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:19 AM

I heard this one a long time ago. :mellow:

A man aproaches you in a dark alley. He says,
"If you tell a lie, I will kill you with a knife. If you tell the truth, I will kill you with a gun."

What do you say to stay alive?


This has been posted in a slightly different form elsewhere in this forum.
The usual answer is
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A much easier solution is
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#3 Spyd3rs

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:25 AM

I heard this one a long time ago. :mellow:

A man aproaches you in a dark alley. He says,
"If you tell a lie, I will kill you with a knife. If you tell the truth, I will kill you with a gun."

What do you say to stay alive?



The simplest answer I have found was
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#4 brhan

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 04:31 PM

Silence is golden.
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#5 cpotting

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:21 PM

"Hello"
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#6 Writersblock

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 05:07 AM

I'd say "BOO!" then punch him in the throat and then stomp him until he was unconscious.
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#7 taffee

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:53 PM

I would answer with another paradox which is:
"I always lie and never tell the truth"

This statement cannot be a lie or the truth.
If you do always lie, then you cannot make that statement - because it is the truth.
If you dont lie, then you cannot make that statement - beause the statement is a lie.

Yes that's what I'd say.
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#8 TwoaDay

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 03:41 AM

i like writersblock's answer but if you are in a dark alley wont it be hard for him to aim at you with a gun? it wouldnt matter what you said as long as he tried to use a gun and you ran away
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:17 PM

RUUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 29 February 2008 - 11:21 PM

Spoiler for Easy Answer

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