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maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Fri, 30th May '08 6:49 PM

WTHAI - RAY KROC

I have not been following the WTHAI clues, so I was thrown off by the hint "I am a VERY successful business man". Has it been standard to use the present tense for someone who is dead?

dutchman
Dutchman  (Level: 234.3 - Posts: 36)
Fri, 30th May '08 7:12 PM

I asked myself the same question. I would have said "was," but I don't know grammatical protocol for WTHAI.

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Fri, 30th May '08 7:24 PM

And just so we're clear...Sicko cheats.

Me.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 30th May '08 7:26 PM

I didn't even look at him because I knew he was dead. "I was" would've been a more actually helpful hint.

Congrats, Suzanne! Good get!

suzannec
Suzannec  (Level: 247.3 - Posts: 616)
Fri, 30th May '08 7:55 PM

Ray Kroc just popped in my head because I had McD. for supper 2 nights in a row and the soda cup was still sitting on the table.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Fri, 30th May '08 8:10 PM

That's hilarious! Good for you!

slicko
Slicko  (Level: 223.9 - Posts: 1609)
Fri, 30th May '08 9:29 PM

What the heck is Chick draggin' me into this thread for anyway??
Oh yeah it's about Kroc - and she's a crock of - well you know the rest.

suzer22
Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Fri, 30th May '08 10:53 PM

Well, the puzzle is "Who the heck AM I?" not "Who the heck WAS I?" So it seems perfectly appropriate to me to hint with an "I am..." statement.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Fri, 30th May '08 11:08 PM

Dang, I missed this one. NJ Suzanne!

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Fri, 30th May '08 11:09 PM

I am I said
To no one there
And no one heard at all not even the chair
I am I cried
I am said I
And I am lost and I can't even say why
Leaving me lonely still

Sploofus Editor
(Editor)  
Sat, 31st May '08 1:40 PM

Sorry to have thrown anyone off with the tense! I did consider 'was', but went with 'am' for the reason Suzer stated.

smoke20
Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Sat, 31st May '08 1:56 PM

What if he was still alive, but had gone bankrupt?

Sploofus Editor
(Editor)  
Sat, 31st May '08 3:06 PM

I'd've used a different sort of clue.

maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Sun, 1st Jun '08 1:04 AM

Perhaps for future, leaving the tense out would help and not confuse: A VERY successful businessman (leaving out "I am" or "I was"). Just a thought.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 1st Jun '08 5:37 AM

Maurlin, I 'm always confused and tense, lol


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