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    If you knew Sandy...

    Sandy likes America but not New Zealand. She likes Bolivia but not Mexico, and she likes Tasmania but not England. Following the same rule, will she like Maryland or Colorado? <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>
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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">I would say that she would have a preference four Colorado.

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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">If I'm understanding you correctly, wouldn't she find New Zealand to her liking?</span hide>
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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">No, New Zealand has but three,while America has four</span hide>

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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Oooohhhh! You're counting syllables; not vowels... I must admit, that one slipped by me! I have a different solution using a different rule. I actually stole this puzzle from a Mensa quiz in the back of an airline magazine... You figure they would have seen the additional possibility?</span hide>
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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    Living in Colorado, the answer was obvious to me <img src=/S/duck.gif border=0 alt=duck width=23 height=23> . Then I noticed the ones she liked were more sesquipedalian, at least metrically. I'm curious now what the other answer is.

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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    The mensa answer was <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Maryland - as Sandy liked places that were named after people. </span hide>
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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    [tut] What does Mensa know......everybody knows that England was named after Herbert Eng <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    Mensa said to follow the same rule in deciding between Colorado or Maryland - <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">so saying she liked Maryland because she liked places named after people is contrary to their directions! Anyway they should have asked me in the first place! I would have said anyplace in the USA would be great and I do want to go to England too.</span hide> <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> And yes, my name is Sandy! <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>


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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    And Colorado was no doubt named after Colo, a Microsoft MVP for Excel... <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    Guess they could have called it Marialand. I'm hoping my next trip across the big pond will take me to Oslo or Venice . I don't believe either of these places were named after people. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    No Colorado is the spanish for "Color Red" who i believe is a distant relative of the singer Simply Red. I believe that Simply's relative was the one who named the state. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: If you knew Sandy...

    Ah, that's much more plausible <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15>

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