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This pharse has three misstakes. How many mistakes does this phrase have?

  1. Oct 25, 2011 #1
    "This pharse has three misstakes." How many mistakes does this phrase have?

    "This pharse has three misstakes."

    How many mistakes does this phrase really have?
     
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  3. Oct 25, 2011 #2

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    Re: "This pharse has three misstakes." How many mistakes does this phrase have?

    Define mistake.

    If grammatical, two.
    If philosophical, one.
    Combined, three.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2011 #3
    Re: "This pharse has three misstakes." How many mistakes does this phrase have?

    Oh my, it displays many mistakes ! To begin with, it is written (1) too large and (2) in bold, so that I read it in a shouting tone, which is really inappropriate. Next, (3) it uses "quotes" although the common usage on PF is to use tags
    Any other scheme is a grave mistake of taste around here. Further, (4) it is posted in GD although it is a brainteaser; at most in philosophy section, but not in GD. Finally, it states to have (3) mistakes, although it has at least (4) as we just saw, therefore more than (4).
     
  5. Oct 25, 2011 #4

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    Re: "This pharse has three misstakes." How many mistakes does this phrase have?

    It is not written in Norwegian.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2011 #5
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  7. Oct 25, 2011 #6

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    Re: "This pharse has three misstakes." How many mistakes does this phrase have?

    No one mentioned spelling?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2011 #7
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    I did not mention it because the OP attempted to trick us into a catch 22, "This sentence is a lie" logical contradiction. Outside the box thinking being necessary, I decided to fire back with emphasis on what was not inside the box :smile:
     
  9. Oct 25, 2011 #8

    Evo

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    I loved your answers BTW!

    I thought about the option of the second sentence, but decided to ignore it, it's how questions in school were usually asked.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2011 #9
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    I'm sorry for my bad netiquette. :(
     
  11. Oct 25, 2011 #10

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    Re: "This pharse has three misstakes." How many mistakes does this phrase have?

    This is wrong! It's in the brainteaser forum, not GD!

    Sheesh! Some people!
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 #11
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    That's Evo's witchery I believe.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2011 #12
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    I would think 2 spelling errors and 1 mathematical
     
  14. Oct 25, 2011 #13
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    Then you run into self-contradiction : if it has a mathematical error (it says 3 although it's only 2), then it does not have mathematical error (now it really has three), and vice-versa...
     
  15. Oct 25, 2011 #14
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    None.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2011 #15
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    I remember long ago when I posted some teasers here. Already then, Jimmy Snyder never had any difficulty finding the solution I knew (the obvious one), and would therefore most often come up with a better one. Nicely played sir.
     
  17. Oct 25, 2011 #16
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    I'd agree and I'm no English Major but since the first sentence is in quotation marks the word "this" in the second sentence could mean previous--no?
     
  18. Oct 27, 2011 #17
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    Zero.
     
  19. Oct 27, 2011 #18
    Re: "This pharse has three misstakes." How many mistakes does this phrase have?

    This farce has had more than three miss-takes surely, at least four of them from me...but...

    Q: how many mistakes does this phrase really have?

    A: None.
     
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