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Nan

If this has been posted here before, it just shows that the Alzheimers has got to me, and I need to do more crossword puzzles (or my husband would say to learn Mandarin) to keep it at bay. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Check this out........

Alzheimer's Test-

Count the "F's" in the following text:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-

SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-

IC STUDY COMBINED WITH THE

EXPERIENCE OF YEARS...

(see below)

Managed it ?

Scroll down only after you have counted them, okay?

Do you think there are three?

Wrong, there are 6 !!--no joke.

Read it again.

The reasoning behind it is further down.

The brain cannot process "OF".

Incredible or what ? Go back and look again!!

Anyone who counts all 6 "F's" on the first go is a genius.

Three is normal, four is quite rare.

Send this to your friends-it drives them crazy

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Jeannieb43

Great test, Nan!

I think maybe your placement of the letters on the lines, was part of the test.

I think it had something to do with my missing two of the "of"s.

The line break (with a hyphen next to it) on the word "scientif- ic" tended to emphasize that F - causing me to skip over the two just before it.

=====Oh well, can't analyze myself too much or I'll go senile.

Prematurely!

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Nan

sorry I just copied and pasted and did not proof read the result...forgetting essentials may be another sign of the visitation <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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cricket

Interesting. The summer between my 7th and 8th grade years I recall not being able to remember how to spell "of". I wrote it several times as "ov" and it just didn't seem right.

Now, my dad died of early on-set Alzheimer's, and I can assure you that this brain malprocessing has nothing to do with Alzheimer's. It's just plain wacky. smirk.gif

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Neil D

So, if I count 5 and on the recount, find 6, am I a genius? Or do I just not have to worry about Alzheimers?

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NormF

What's an F? And why do you keep asking me questions? I'm getting tired of this. I don't have Oldtimer's disease!

Regards,

Norm

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Nan

No if you can learn from your mistakes of omission or commision you dont have A-mers but it does not make you one of the geni-i. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/sad25.gif" alt="" />

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Neil D

Quote:

but it does not make you one of the geni-i.


Twas my first time and I counted 5...

And I don't want to be a geni, but rather just a genius! grin.gif

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GreatLakesGramma

Oops - I counted 7! What is that supposed to mean? grin.gif

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Nan

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr />

Oops - I counted 7! What is that supposed to mean?

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As long as you are not seeing little green men in your front yard or pixies down the back, it is probably OK <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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GreatLakesGramma

I guess I must have counted one of them twice. I must have been in a hurry.

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Ellen

I have had the job of doing the church outside buletin board so I notice all the fs. It makes you look at words differently.

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Neil D

Quote:

As long as you are not seeing little green men in your front yard or pixies down the back, it is probably OK


Spoken like a true doctor! grin.gif

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Sammy Lee

Well,

What about seeing green men, women and trees in almost every word you say?

For example:

When a Chinese look at the word "prohibit/prohibition"(jin) in his language, he will see something like this: 禁, it is a drawing of "two trees" + "God" , beneath those two green trees. Why, because the first prohibition was announced in the garden of Eden, by God concerning the "two trees" in the centre of it.

The word "want/desire"(yao) is a picture of "west" and "woman":

要 = the first "want/desire" of Adam in the perfect paradise home, was the want of a "woman".

The word "come"來(lai) consists of the components: "tree"(木) and two small men(persons)人 hiding behind it. Isn't that a clever description of how Adam and Eve hid behind a tree or bush, after their transgression and it took a loving Father to seek them out of their hiding place and cloth them from their nakedness?

Next notice the word "to covet/covetous"婪(lan), which is a woman standing beneath the two trees, looking covetously at the fruit on the forbidden tree!

Her covetousness led her to join forces with the devil and tempted Adam, which brought "shame or embarrassment"愧(kui), because they became naked. (In the original or old chinese writing, the components are not "heart" + "devil" as in the modern character above(愧), but "woman"女 + "devil"鬼.

Now, are you surprised that Japanese and Chinese are well known for being much older than other nations in acquiring

Alzheimers? Isn't the saying "one picture is worth ten thousand words" is proven to be correct once again? We don't see pictures in every word that we say. We didn't even see the letters in it. But the Chinese people consciously or unconsciously are forced to see pictures (men, women, trees, sun, moon, etc.,) every time they say something in their language!

Why not join the many thousands who are learning Chinese to postpone senility? smile.gif

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Nan

As you know I am making slow enough progress in Indonesian where I dont need to learn how to draw little green men, I think I will stick to that for the moment. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/icon_salut.gif" alt="" />

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Naomi

Very interesting Sammy ... but think I need to get my new glasses before I attempt to learn Chinese for personal knowledge, or to postpone senility. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> BTW, are you volunteering to teach us Chinese on Club Adventist?

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Sammy Lee

Yes,

I am offering a free Ezyway Mandarin Course to everyone who is interested simply because I also learned it freely in Macao ten years ago. It is easy because I use English words so that you can pronounce it as nearly as possible and doing it without sweat. For instance for the greeting:

How are you! or How do you do! or Hello! The Chinese use only one expression: Ni hao! pronounced "Knee how!" If you can do that, you have started speaking Mandarin already!

If you can say that as a visitor in China, I assure you that you will be rewarded with friendly smiles and attitude from the people there.

And the way to remember it is, just imagine you are meeting somebody and instead of asking "How are you, how do you do, or Good day, and Hello!' you are pointing to his/her knee, instead of his face, and asking "how" it is. If his knee is alright, than most probably he is very well. But it they are knocking each other, they should be lying in bed!

It is that simple and easy!

Tell me if you are interested and want to know more.

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Jeannieb43

Dear Brother Sammy:

If you could present a thread here entitled "Mandarin Made Easy" -- or something like that -- I think it would be great!

I think we should start a new thread for this foreign language course. (Don't know whether it should be in Silver Circle or somewhere else.)

But I'll go out on a limb and just invite you to start the new thread right here in Silver Circle. If the admins wish to move it, they have the tools to do so.

Whenever you're ready...

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Nan

Hi Jeannie. Sammy is currently out at the local ADRA centre teaching English <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I will make sure he sees your post.

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Naomi

Agreed ... it would be fun to learn. And, what better place to exercise our brains than in the Senior Section.

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Sammy Lee

OK Seniors and Juniors or anyone interested, you can join this Chinese-cyber-class : Mandarin Made Easy !

For those who just want to know how to show-off to friends in knowing to say a few words in this most ancient language, you don't have to force yourself memorizing the writings. But if you have the time, you will find that your effort is greatly rewarded with a greater memory, a stronger believe in God and the Bible, and easier to get Chinese friends!

Let's start with Lesson One "GREETINGS"

The format of every lesson is: First the Pinyin or Latinized words, followed by how it is written in the simplified Chinese characters, and in brackets [ ] is the closest words in English spelling, and then the meaning or explanation. Have lot of fun!

Ni hao! &#20320;&#22909;[knee how] Meaning: How do you do/Hello/Good morning,afternoon,evening/Hi

The answer is also : Ni hao! &#20320;&#22909;[knee how] Remember that if our knee is well, than the rest of our body is usually in good condition.

If you add the word "ma", Thus: Ni hao, ma? &#20320;&#22909;,&#21527;?[pronounced exactly as the way you say Mama Mia!] that means you expect an answer about his/her general health, and is equivalent to "How are you?/How is your health?"

The proper answer is: "Hen hao, xiexie!" &#24456;&#22909;, &#35874;&#35874;![hunt how share-share] Meaning: "I'm very well, thank you!"

[edited by Jeannieb43... only by moving this post to a new thread]

(Oops! It didn't work. Calling for help from admins. to move this post into the Mandarin Made Easy thread.)

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