• Re: homophones & kids ages

    From Pat Garvey@21:1/5 to David Karr on Wed Apr 20 10:36:27 2022
    Wow! Your daughter is now 32 and a HALF!

    On Friday, May 22, 1992 at 11:46:21 AM UTC-4, David Karr wrote:
    In article <97...@baird.cs.strath.ac.uk> im...@cs.strath.ac.uk (Iain McCord) writes:
    ka...@cs.cornell.edu (David Karr) writes:
    : The fact that there is an "eldest" child is supposed to rule out
    : (1,6,6), so the ages are 2, 2, and 9.

    Unless the census taker asked between the second eldest turning 6 and the >second eldest turning 7.
    Sigh. The puzzle has logical holes you could drive a truck through, one
    of which you've just pointed out. How about the fact that very young children's ages are often given in months or by half years? (MY elder daughter used to correct people who guessed her age: "I NOT two! I
    two an a HALF!") Ergo my use of the word "supposed."

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