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Honestants and Swindlecants X.


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#21 snotty87

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Posted 21 August 2007 - 06:32 AM

Simple answer: The guy, if a swindlecant would say: I am a girl and I am poor
The guy, if a honestant would say : I am a guy and I am rich
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#22 CucoNY

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 05:33 PM

I still think my answer was simplest and correct.
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#23 qlvr

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 01:58 AM

It is entirely valid for a rich swindlecant to make the statement, "I am a poor swindlecant" = "I am poor and I am a swindlecant." The sentence is evaluated in its entirety, as either true or false. The statement is in the form "A and B". Since A is not true, ie false, A and B together cannot be true, so "A and B" is false.


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#24 Helena

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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:00 PM

How many logicians does it take to spell "convince"?
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#25 bluegene

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Posted 10 November 2007 - 08:55 PM

How about?
* The rich swindlecant brings a poor honestant with him and tells the girl "ask him about himself and me". since a honestant cannot lie he will say the truth.
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#26 Whinestein

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:37 PM

He's trying to woo her so it's got to be romantic as well (last time I checked). He's not trying to get her to apply logic to his answers and perhaps rethink her strange decision!
How about this:
"Everyone on this island would say that I am entirely in love with you and that I am a rich swindlecat.
Those who are opposite of me would say I am a poor honestant but they always lie.
I cannot lie about how I feel about you; I wouldn't be lying to say you are the sun, moon, and stars to me."
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#27 Whinestein

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:40 PM

Last sentence is questionable; meant to say, "I couldn't lie and not tell you that you are anything but the sun, moon, stars to me...and that it's your mind I find most pleasing." (just added that last part because I'm a smartass)
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#28 matt.lang

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 12:18 AM

i don't think this could really be solved definitively. if i were say, the rich swindlecant, and I said, "I am a poor Swindlecant." Then I'm not completely lying, sincce they are still saying they are a swindlecant which is truthful. The only way for this to be true is if the term "poor swindlecant" and "rich swindlecant" are seen as completely different from one another.
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#29 hindsight

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:43 AM

All the Swindlecant has to say is; I am a poor honestant. The only answer the Honestant could say is; I am a rich honestant. if he actually is and if not there is nothing a poor honestant could say to win her over because she wants a rich honestant.
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#30 neovins

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 11:39 AM

swindlecant : sun rises in the west and i am the poorest guy
honestant : sun rises in the east and i am a rich guy


what about this ?? just instead saying something plain, apply correlation to the statements

i like the other answer..

swindlecant : i am a girl and i am poor
honestant : i am a guy and i am rich
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