Challenge Someone To: Guess the Duolingoer #3
Basically give a bunch of clues and people have to guess the Duolingoer :D
EG. 1. This woman must come back or else I will dump her in water ;)
Guess the future Duolingoer who:
1. Is small
2. Has never spoken a word
3. Is arriving in late August / early September
Theron. Obviously. "Th" as in "think", rhymes with "heron" (assuming you know how to pronounce that down there).
Boy or girl?
You have to give reasons why we should choose your suggestion. What does Theron mean? Oh, and remember that we're not finding out if it's a boy or a girl, so we need suggestions for both. :-)
Reasons? It's a superb name. It belongs to me. What further reasons do you need? And for me it has history behind it which I'm not going to tell here. It's Greek and means "hunter". It was the name of an Olympic champion in the chariot race. There are Theron Mountains in Antarctica, and the Therons are a race of aliens in the Dan Dare stories, whatever those may be. All of this adds up to an unanswerable argument in favour of Theron, assuming it's a boy.
If by some tragic accident it should happen to be a girl, eliminating Theron as a possibility, you could name it Natalya. Edit: the tragic thing would be not having Theron as an option. There's nothing inherently tragic about little girls :-)
Maybe if it's a boy and I can be sure I'm saying it correctly. :-) We'll also see what everyone else comes up with. :-)
If it's a girl, I was actually thinking of something French, like Amélie or Jeanne or Michelle. But Natalya would certainly be an option. :-)
Are congratulations in order?
If so, then non-Duolingoer? What kind of heresy is this? You mean future Duolingoer.
oh wow - a great grand child for Ann ! Though of course family trees in here have a special way of working ...
Yes! They certainly do! Who knows, this kid could end up being my aunt or uncle! :-D
EnigmaticTiger (Ryan), don't try to guess it :P
Wanted to change her profile picture to a horse before she left
Crazy for Spanish
- "My dear, where are your manners?"
- "It's her! insert picture of an arrow The Giver Of The First Post!"
- "Would you choose the red pill or the blue pill?" ;)
I said all those things?
p.s. - I remember saying the second one, but I forgot who it was intended for! XD
Guess this Duolingoer:
a) it is a female;
b) she has been on Duo for a long time;
c) she is learning several different languages
d) she has long chats almost every day with a certain someone
...More clues on the way if needed!
As consolation, I'll reply to your comment instead of Ann's to say that you're both right.
- Still annoying
- Really annoying
- Did I mention that this person is annoying?
- Can anyone guess what this clue is?
I saw the word "annoying" like 5 times so something in my head (I swear I don't know what) connected it with Annoying_Josh :P
Isn't it rather disturbing when you have so many friends queuing up to claim the honor? And you know what they say about birds of a feather...
Did I say that I chose some of these people? :-P Some of them just came with some of the others, whether I liked it or not. :-P
Haha that was pretty easy huh?
- Declared some day as National Tell People They're Awesome Day
- Really needs to give me my horse egg (Not Lrtward, got her mixed up with another sibling ;))
- Fellow Merlin Fan :D
- Innit (This is probably the hardest, and you have to lurk really deep)
I'm not sure I've lurked far enough yet. :-) I'll see if I can deduct who it is. :-)
I ought to know this, I ought to know this, come on brain, think, think, think!
Okay guys! I want to play too. This person:
a) used to be very active in the forums, but lately they haven't been;
b) is female;
c) she wanted to learn a different language every year for the rest of her life!
p.s. If you need more hints, I will provide them! :D
p.p.s. Her first-year language on Duolingo was Spanish ;)
I saw a conversation mentioning the third hint the other day, now if I can only remember who was involved... :-)
Oh gosh, you are so close I can feel it! But, I will give some more clues to lead you in the right direction.
d) was extremely helpful to many people in the forums, constantly answering questions to the newbies and giving out as many lingots as she could afford;
e) had fallen ill for awhile (hopefully she is better now!);
f) she's a southern gal! (lives in the southern United States)
Nope! Okay guys 3 more clues... (last 3!)
g) used to keep her trees in immaculate condition;
h) has Russian roots;
i) is an engineer!
HMMMMMM.... nope. If I know this person well, I'm going to practically hide myself in a hole of shame.
I think know who this is, but I cannot remember their username. Scrolls through Ryan's friend list
Oh, wait. Annie got it. See, this is what happens when you don't read the entire post.
I'm pretty sure you have, though maybe not directly. She mostly helped out on the Spanish forums, but would also be on the general English one as well. She is a very giving person ^_^
This is really bad. I'm still not pulling her name out of my head. :-)
No giving up! I'll leave the clues up here, and if no one figures it out I'll spill the beans. This is getting juicy - I thought you guys would have guessed who it is by now! Between Tigger's skills at bringing up old dated posts and your knowledge of the community as a whole, one of you two should get it at some point ;)
Don't cry! It's not her. The answer has already been found, but it was quite a journey! Took Annie a couple hours to get it. It was a really good riddle! :)
Ann is not allowed to guess on this one unless everyone else is stumped (or caught out, or bowled, or lbw, or run out).
- Has really weird road signs
- Doesn't know the proper names for lorries or gardens (or a few other things)
- Doesn't follow rugby
I'll let you tell everyone if they get stuck. Not before. I know, I'm a mean grandchild. :-) It would be waaaay to easy for you.
No. Not yet. Maybe after I've supplied to more hints and still nobody else knows who it is. :-P
No, I've only had two guesses and I haven't given any more clues. :-)
I'm trying to go on your profile for hints, but I can't load anyone's profile right now :(
Is it a sibling?
Bonus Round! I'm thinking of another person. This person:
a) has been around for a looong time
b) they already had a background knowledge of French when they joined Duo, and they've spent a lot of time working on both French and Spanish
c) they once rationalized why they liked personalizing their profile in this manner: "This fabulous greedy potato needs a beautiful profile to feel less shameful."
d) they had the same profile picture for a looooong time, and they finally recently changed it;
e) their new pic is a bit of an egghead;
f) they still won't change their name so that I don't have to be confused as to what gender they are!!!
At first I was thinking it was me, then I got confused at the third clue (I did that?) but then e) and f) gave it away. And yes, I did have the same profile picture for a looooong time, but I don't think it was as long as my very first. :P
In response to f) : I still don't know what to change it to!
Nah. Not too bad. I just don't think anyone will take me seriously if I have those usernames. The picture itself is bad enough.
Incorrect. I'm good at these, aren't I? You guys still haven't guessed either of my people ;)
They are a girl, but they call themselves Mr. Aaren. Why??? That would be like me calling myself Ms. Ryan. I'm freaking myself out just typing it!!!
I gave an answer to that. It's not my fault you didn't bother looking at it! D:
Nonsense, plenty of people have guessed. It's just that none of them were right.
Actually, there's only been four guesses. The rest has been nonsense about Theron being a genius. :-P
Did anyone try Shelbs yet? I'm pretty sure she is a genius as well.
Not Shelbs. But you're right, she is a genius. One or two of the guesses have been close.
She acknowledged your superiority? or are there double standards here?
She could be an evil genius even if she hadn't. But she does in her mind, even if she's never actually said so. :-P
I'd just contemplated telling you that listing all your family members would be cheating. :-P Anyone else have any ideas?
Is it Dimidov? He seems like an extremely intelligent fellow! I am not aware, however, as to what his current stance is on domesticated quadrupeds.
What's all this then? Instead of plotting world domination through the usual means - well-thought-out plans that hinge on impossibly narrow margins of probable conjunctions of possibilities and subsequent success - you're doing it by drafting the entire world into your family?
.. This plan has merit.
I think he should be. Anyone who talks about carrying Leopard tanks in his base inventory is okay in my book. :D
An eccentric uncle, perhaps?
I have no objections. And I certainly am short on normal uncles. They're all great-uncles instead. :-) Of course, I don't think I have a single cousin that isn't a second cousin. :-)
Says who? Theron could very well have several PhD's in, for instance, neuroscience, engineering or who knows what. 8)
You kind of have to be a genius to get all that, after all.
In fact I am, though I say it as shouldn't, if not necessarily genius certainly very far above average in some areas, notably mathematics.
Thanks for the sociopath comment...
He hates science, or so he says. :-P I said, anyway. He claims he's more awesome than I am, and no genius would ever say that. :-D
I don't know about that. Most high functioning sociopaths I am familiar with who would count on the genius spectrum keep insisting on how much of a genius they are - generally with disparaging commentary about the plebs in their immediate vicinity and remarks about how wonderful it must be to have such a slow brain. XD
.. not that I'm calling Theron a sociopath, of course. :D
If he were a true genius, he would recognise my superiority. Anyone who does not cannot be a genius. :-P
OK, who here was idiot enough to inflate Tigger's ego by conceding inferiority?
My argument is perfectly valid. The only kind of genius Theron could be is my evil genius. :-P
Not a bad plan, Theron. At least you'll live long because only the good die young. 8)
guess the Duolingoer: 1. This woman must come back 2. has many darlings, – you are probably one of them 3. is super attuned to each person 4. creates a vacuum every time she takes a break
Bravo!!! That was fast! Did you give me all those lingots? Thank you!
(bonus: my strategy worked! I wanted PennyWhistler to be a fresh search term in the discussion forums for all her darlings who - like me - are looking for comfort and clues to see. Now, thanks to your answer John_Carroll819, her name is mentioned in a current discussion, and hopefully more of her friends will find it ! :-)