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poi
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posted posted 04-17-2004 08:02

Stripeless Zebra Puzzles Experts
Stupid experts, everybody knows that the stripes on Zebras are painted by locals to entertain the tourists.

On the other hand, Daddy Zebra must be puzzled too



(Edited by poi on 04-16-2004 23:10)

docilebob
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posted posted 04-17-2004 08:18

We have stripeless Zebras here.
We call them horses.


mas
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posted posted 04-17-2004 09:04

^^^heh.
well, this seems to be very strange. a stripeless zebra? how is this possible? some sort of a DNA problem maybe?

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Mad Scientist
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posted posted 04-17-2004 09:28

Finally the big question was answered: zebras are white animals with black stripes.

poi
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posted posted 04-17-2004 09:42
quote:
zebras are white animals with black stripes

I'm picky, but until we make sure this one is not an albinos zebra, the big question is still open.

Emperor
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posted posted 04-17-2004 12:40

But its not a stripeless zebra it just has white stripes (hmmmmmmmm good name for a band) or white stripes on a black background

In cats its called solid or self:

www.messybeast.com/self-solid.htm

And is the main cause of all white tigers and black leopards.

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Rameses Niblik the Third
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posted posted 04-17-2004 15:56

Weird!

WULFIUS-KHAN
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posted posted 04-17-2004 16:07

Whats the big deal, its an Albino.
Must be a slow news day.

Apparently Zebras use the stripes to tell individuals apart in the herd.
This is a fact.

I am told from a reliable source, that there is a prophecy amongst the Zebras
that a striples massiah will come and lead all the herds to a great pasture with no predators
and long tasty grassblades.
This is a fabrication.

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(Edited by WULFIUS-KHAN on 04-17-2004 07:09)

synax
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posted posted 04-17-2004 17:00

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warjournal
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posted posted 04-17-2004 18:27

Wulfius, they haven't gotten close enough to determine its gender.
I would assume that means that they haven't gotten close enough to determine if it is indeed an albino. You know, check its eyes and stuff.
Chances are that it is an albino, but some scientist-types like to be 100% certain on some things.

Mad Scientist
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posted posted 04-17-2004 18:33

Maybe mom ran out of black ink? It happens all the time with my stupid printer.

Skaarjj
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posted posted 04-18-2004 01:42

I don't get it. Your fabrication aside, how can you claim that something is 'apparently' true in one sentence, the definitiion if which is that you hold doubts about its authenticity but are prepared to believe it, for now; and then in your next sentence categorically say 'this is a fact'? Don't you see the big contradiction there?

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(Edited by Skaarjj on 04-17-2004 16:43)

Wolfen
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posted posted 04-18-2004 07:25
quote:
synax said:

Zonkey
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That is one wierd looking ass... lol.


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WULFIUS-KHAN
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posted posted 04-18-2004 11:40

Thanks for your invaluable critique Skaarjj.
English is my second language, therefore I always look at opportunities to hone it.
However, after looking at the dictionary definition;
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=apparently

Two of the meanings leave no doubt about the credibility, and only the third one casts a shadow of a doubt.
As such, to anwser your query, no, there is no contradiction.

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Mad Scientist
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posted posted 04-19-2004 01:06

Wow, I wish I could improve my English as fast as W.K. is improving his.
Isn't it unbelievable?

Suho1004
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posted posted 04-19-2004 03:15

Wulfius: There is a bit of a difference between "apparent" and "apparently" in terms of nuance. If you preface a statement with "apparently," you are basically saying: "It would appear that..."--in other words, something along the lines of "from what I can tell," or "it is likely the case," or something to that effect.

So, strange as it might seem, most native English speakers will perceive a difference between "It is apparent that" (which most people would equate with "it is obvious that"--ie, something that anyone can plainly see is true) with "Apparently...." It's not something that would be readily obvious from looking at a dictionary, and I'm not even sure if there's a grammatical basis for it, but that's the way many people will see it.

For a second language, though, you speak (er, write) English exceptionally well.

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Mad Scientist
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posted posted 04-19-2004 04:03

^^^ what is quite unexplainable, considering how bad his English were one month ago.

He's faking now or he was faking then.

Suho1004
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posted posted 04-19-2004 04:06

That is a possibility, but I don't see that it's my place to judge...

Skaarjj
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posted posted 04-19-2004 12:54

Sure you're not thinking of Mr. Zigot viol?

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Mad Scientist
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posted posted 04-19-2004 17:57

Yes, I was talking about ZB.

ozphactor
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posted posted 04-19-2004 21:27

Zigot_Bahn... Wulfius-Khan... bleh.

Mad Scientist
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posted posted 04-19-2004 23:33

Oops, bad post.

Thanks for warning me, ozphactor.
I took W.K as being Z.B.

My mistake, sorry WK, accept my apologies.

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