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Old 04-09-2017, 12:40 AM   #1
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Game: Uniquely identify yourself with a minimum word count

Sometimes I come up with games I find interesting.

This one goes like this:

There are roughly 7 billion people alive on this planet. Uniquely(*) identify yourself with the fewest number of words without using obvious identifiers like your name or social security number. Alternate form is to come up with a famous person who can be described in the fewest number of words.

I'll go first: Princeton dropout, Idahoan, bagpiper. 4 words.

Alternate form: Michael Phelps, 23 Olympic golds. 3 words. Mohandas Ghandi, the Mahatma. 2 words.

(*) Obviously one can't know for sure if a description is unique. Use your best guess; it's just a game.
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I think folks are shooting for brevity over truly unique. Lcountz sounds like someone I knew in Alaska and nemo2 sounds like one of my uncles.

Here's my best effort- thesis: designed first American ultra-high performance concrete road bridge. 10 words.

Or- Iowan chess contender, West Point 2000 graduate. 7 words. Or is it 8, since 2000 is spelled 'two thousand'?

Alternate- Neil Armstrong: first Moon walker. 3 words. Yuri Gagarin: first spaceman. 2 words.
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I think folks are shooting for brevity over truly unique.
What I find interesting is the choice by some to post descriptions of 'what they are', while others choose to post 'what they've done.'
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What I find interesting is the choice by some to post descriptions of 'what they are', while others choose to post 'what they've done.'
But, but...we're told "You Are What You Eat".
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But, but...we're told "You Are What You Eat".
Well, in that case, "BBQ & Beer"
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What I find interesting is the choice by some to post descriptions of 'what they are', while others choose to post 'what they've done.'
But none of the "are" posts are unique, except possibly our omniscient poster.
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But none of the "are" posts are unique
We are, each of us, uniformly ununique.
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I was the only person at this latitude and longitude at this time on this date. Not really 4 words but close
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