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    Something out of numbers

    It's always 1 to 6,
    it's always 15 to 20,
    it's always 5,
    but it's never 21,
    unless it's flying.

    What is it?
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    Re: Something out of numbers

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> (T)ricky's user pic</span hide>
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    Re: Something out of numbers

    You are not 100% correct. Why do I say this?
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    Re: Something out of numbers

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold"> Because Ricky hasn't filled in all the sides of his dice!!!</span hide>
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    Re: Something out of numbers

    The answer is 100% correct if there is only one of them....else you need to dounble the values in the answer. (Well done though!)

    Here is the whole answer!
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">The answer is: a dice. An explanation:
    "It's always 1 to 6": the numbers on the faces of the dice, "it's always 15 to 20": the sum of the exposed faces when the dice comes to rest after being thrown, "it's always 5": the number of exposed faces when the dice is at rest, "but it's never 21": the sum of the exposed faces is never 21 when the dice is at rest, "unless it's flying": the sum of all exposed faces when the dice is flying is 21 (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6).
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    Re: Something out of numbers

    This is pedantic.
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">It is "a die" not "a dice". Dice is plural, die is singular.</span hide>

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    Re: Something out of numbers

    Who died? Die is singular...dies is plural...not so?
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    Re: Something out of numbers

    Dies is plural of a machine die.

    Dice is plural of a game die.

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    Re: Something out of numbers

    Your is a seriously correcting mood today Steve. I was joking!

    But... to continue what you started....
    IF
    Dies is plural of a machine die
    Dice is plural of a game die
    What is plural for human die??? (as in "kicked the bucket"...pardon the slang!)
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    Re: Something out of numbers

    Die as in "machine die" is a noun. Die as in "game die" is a noun too. Die as in "You die!" is not a noun, but a verb.

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    Re: Something out of numbers

    I <img src=/S/surrender.gif border=0 alt=surrender width=31 height=23> due to being <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Something out of numbers

    Hans already answered that verbs don't have plurals.
    If this is a puzzle, perhaps you are looking for:
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">Bloodbath</span hide> or <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">massacre</span hide> or <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #FFFF00; font-weight: bold">slaughter</span hide>

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    Re: Something out of numbers

    Think about this to make you more <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

    One man DIES, but
    many men DIE

    so DIES is a singular verb (3rd person) but DIE is a plural verb (1st, 2nd, 3rd person)...

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    Re: Something out of numbers

    And then there is the Dies Irae (the Day of Wrath), in which Dies is a singular noun...

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    Re: Something out of numbers

    Very true....and strangely enough ... this makes sense!!! <img src=/S/cool.gif border=0 alt=cool width=15 height=15>
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