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Re: [Fluxx] Rich and Poor bonus

  • From"Billy Brahma" <billybrahma@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateSun, 25 Mar 2007 17:48:40 -0400
Sounds like asking the definition of the word "know" (Dick Cheney) or the definition of the word "is" (Clinton)...

The card reads more or less than anyone else. Anyone 2 is more than 1 and less than 3.. only 1 would get the poor bonus... he has less than anyone... only 3 would get the rich... he has more than anyone.. 2 doesn't get anything... he doesn't qualify by anyone...

In a society where we are struggling to keep english our spoken language and have it an identifiable norm... why bicker over obvious intention?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel W. Johnson" <panoptes@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Fluxx Discussion List" <fluxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 25, 2007 5:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Fluxx] Rich and Poor bonus

At 07:47 -0500 2007-03-25, Melissa Parish wrote:
My husband (Ryan) and I had a minor argument last night about Rich and Poor bonus, so I thought I'd ask the people who know more about such things.

The pictures at the top clearly say "Most Keepers" and "Fewest Keepers", but the text at the bottom is less clear. "If you have more/fewer keepers than anyone else..."

The problem is that the word "any" is inherently ambiguous. Consider the following examples:

"Anyone here can operate this equipment."

"Can anyone here operate this equipment?"
Daniel W. Johnson
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