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"Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?"

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: "Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?" Reply with quote

We did this a couple of years ago.  I thought it would be fun to throw this around again.

”Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?”  “What man…..what bridge?” Speed asked.  “Any man…..any bridge.”  “He’s on the railing…..of course,” Speed answered.  “That was before he jumped,” said Micah.  “Oh…..un…..he was in the air!”  “That was after he jumped,” Lucas said.

SO.....    ”Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?”  
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did we ever get the answer to this riddle? Does anyone have a clue?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did we ever get the answer to this riddle? Does anyone have a clue?


Is there an answer?  I never thought there was.  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's probably one of those things like the 'chicken or the egg'. There's probably no right answer for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this on wiki answers and like it best :

Riddle : Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?
Answer: The man was between "the" and "when".  
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The man was between "the" and "when"


I like that answer, too!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll go along with that one too lol!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Western Gal wrote:
I found this on wiki answers and like it best :

Riddle : Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?
Answer: The man was between "the" and "when".  

I also like this answer.

Another answer that makes sense is...

”Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?”

He was in the "process of jumping." The process of jumping off a bridge occurs over a period of time; you can pick out any moment within this period of time and say that's where he was.

BTW, I apologize for not obtaining the source for the above answer, which I found on the internet.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judy wrote:
I found this on wiki answers and like it best :

Riddle : Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?
Answer: The man was between "the" and "when".  .
I also like this answer.

Another answer that makes sense is...

”Where was the man when he jumped off the bridge?”

He was in the "process of jumping." The process of jumping off a bridge occurs over a period of time; you can pick out any moment within this period of time and say that's where he was.

BTW, I apologize for not obtaining the source for the above answer, which I found on the internet.


Judy, I found some serious technical answers to this question as well and most were way above my head !

This answer does make sense and provides a serious answer to us who are technically challenged !
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Western Gal wrote:
Judy, I found some serious technical answers to this question as well and most were way above my head ! ...

I found the same thing. I also found that some of the answers were just downright dumb!!!


Western Gal wrote:
... This answer does make sense and provides a serious answer to us who are technically challenged !

I agree.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that the man was between The and When.



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