Monday, 28 March 2011

Stuck on Question 17.... [Census Queries]

....is this a trick question?


I was thinking of putting my blog address in this box.

Any other ideas are most welcome.

53 comments:

Dave said...

It's used in Wales for a question: do you speak Welsh. Similarly in Scotland I think.

Dave said...

Although it would be silly asking Scots if they speak Welsh.

Presumably in England, as you're reading a form in English they thought there was no point asking the question.

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: How do they know that Welsh isn't my first language?
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moreidlethoughts said...

I'd put down Cameron's address. For everything!

(Or maybe fill the entire form in Klingon)

Scarlet Blue said...

Dinah: I am fluent in Clanger... I should have answered in this.
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Dave said...

If you were Welsh, you'd be ginger.

Ahem.

nursemyra said...

Gingers rule

Scarlet Blue said...

Dave: Sshh you. I've had an idea.

Miss Nurse: I'm not ginger!!!! I wouldn't know.

Anyhow, what I should have done yesterday was gather a crowd of people at my house and had a census filling party, we would have only have had to use one form. That would have been fun for the descendants.

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The Unbearable Banishment said...

Initially, I misread it as "left bank." Seriously! So, perhaps you could tell them you live in a tony part of Paris surrounded by artisans and intellectuals.

MJ said...

Paste in a pic of Dave dressed as a tart.

Eryl said...

I think my answer will be: 'this question has been intentionally answered.'

Dr J said...

I put, "Although you don't seem to want to know, I want you to know that my Welsh has been improving a lot lately, no thanks to you not asking in the first place"

Pearl said...

In the U.S. I believe that area is used to determine if you are now or ever have been the head of your own religion...

Pearl

Rog said...

I'm intentionally blank

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Banish: Or I could tell them that I do indeed keep all my money under the mattress.

MJ: It is done!

Eryl: Are you also late with your form filling? Same here.

Dr J: How are you?! Long time no speaky!
I would write your reply in welsh but I am having a few technical issues today.

Pearl: I have a feeling that this box is used by the powers that be to write facetious comments. It appalls me that I will be excluded from reading them.

Rog: You are lucky. I am unintentionally blank.

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I am having a few technical issues today, to be specific my pc monitor has died... obviously this means I will be getting a flashy new one... but in the meantime I am now handicapped by a slow broadband speed AND a cronky laptop that takes up to 10 minutes to download the new blogger templates. It's going to be a slow week.

Vicus Scurra said...

The next question is equally daft. Write in your language (including british sign language). I spent three hours taking photographs of myself saying "British Sign Language" in "British Sign Language", but then I filled in the online version, and there is nowhere to attach the pictures.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Scurrilous: How did I miss that? Please publish the photographs on your blog instead.
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Pat said...

In my book that's men's work:)

BEAST said...

I would ink your backside and leave a but print in the space . I filled mine in online

Scarlet Blue said...

Pat: I don't mind forms really, I take it as an opportunity to show off my calligraphy!
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Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Beastie: I know my butt is petite... but I may have problems squeezing it into that tiny box.
Did question 17 appear online or were you exempt?
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Inexplicable DeVice said...

Ooh, that reminds me: Must fill in the dratted Census form. When I get to 17, I'm going to write what Eryl said.

Or, tell them there's a witch and two SubCs inhabiting me?

wendy house said...

Is it space for you to leave a psychic impression on the page? They get their medium in to read the 'space'. I got my coloured pens out and coloured it in, it seemed such a waste all that open space...

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Devine: I think you should attach a photograph of your cupcakes.

Wendy: I am considering a doodle. It is a box to express your creativity to your decendants.
I'm sure I'm right.

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B-u-x said...

That Wendy is such a rebel! I think we need more of her influence around here....maybe you could ínk your backside with the coloured pens and take an impression of the left bank of it to insert in the space.

Oh, this is all sounding a bit rude - I told you that Wendy is a bad influence!

EmmaK said...

I think it would be fun to do a lipstick kiss in that box

Macy said...

Just to let Dave know, here in Scotland we have a whole RANGE of language boxes to tick.... English, Scots, Gaelic.
Whatevs as we say in scots...

I hope the accept that my religion is "Blonde"

Macy said...

Definitely a blonde... cannae type!

nick said...

I means of course that you aren't deemed intelligent enough to answer that question so to avoid mental distress they've left it out.

wendy house said...

Its a Rorscharch blot test - with invisible ink!

BUX read it accurately as half a backside - clever girl!

Nikos said...

I answered question 17 with a doodled design for a fail safe Nuclear reactor fail safe control system but that will never catch on

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Whirlochre said...

Isn't this where you're supposed to write NONE OF THE ABOVE?

eroswings said...

You ought to add the address to Filthy Fridays in that space...or write a haiku.

Scarlet Blue said...

Bux: Yes, that does sound very rude!
Maybe, I will practice the fine art of paper filligree [quilling] in this space...

Emmak: Simple yet effective!

Macy: Oh crikey, I haven't even thought about the religion question yet... I might just put Johnny Depp.

Nick: Tsk. So clever clogs, I assume you know what Question 17 said then???? Hmmmm?????

Wendy: Or maybe the question is written in invisible type... perhaps I have to wave the form over a candle to see it...?

Professor Nickos: True. The future is candle power.

Mr Whirly: Ah... maybe it's advertising space but they couldn't find a buyer?

Mr Swings: It did cross my mind.

What gets me is that there is no way of adding up the answers for this quiz... and no indepth analysis. Baffling. My Jackie mag had far superior quizzes.

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kyknoord said...

I think the correct answer is, "No it isn't!"

Nota Bene said...

I didn't understand the instruction so am still looking at the blank space

Mitzi said...

I used to keep my money under the mattress too but the dear old bank of England kept issuing new bank notes and withdrawing the old making it very difficult for us home savers. I got around this by opening offshore accounts in various tax havens including The Virgin Islands and the isle of man. That's what I told them in box 17.

Happy Frog and I said...

I reckon they are going to gather and analyse data from all the Social Media sites talking about the non-existent Q17. That would be quite a fun job to have from the responses I have seen so far!

fairyhedgehog said...

I did it online and they just merrily skip you past the questions that don't apply.

Scarlet Blue said...

Mr Kinky: A fine alternative to this would be: It's behind you!

Nota Bene: I hope you also took a pic?

Mitzi: But there is something quite decadent about sleeping on a pile of bank notes...

Happyfroggy: Q17 sounds like a secret service department, probably headed up by Stephen Fry.

Fairyhedgehog: Now you tell me....

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nick said...

Suggested answer to number 17: Only once in 1963, so it's now technically a spent conviction.

Unfortunately the question cannot be divulged due to the Data Protection Act.

Modo said...

Ms Blue... no I am not the legendary Lucien Modo. I rather favour mythical.

Chairman Bill said...

Q 17 is obviously a test to see if when you answer English to Q18, you're telling the truth.

Security word is horlickb, which begs the question of what horlicka is.

Roses said...

I wish I'd have read this post before filling my form out on-line. Colouring in the page outside of the box and completing it in Klingon, sounds far more fun.

Damn, another missed opportunity for mayhem.

Scarlet Blue said...

Nick: I imagine that all the answers to Q17 will be collated in a Government annual, to be published at Christmas, and this will raise money for the National Debt charity fund.

Mythical Modo: Hello and Welcome!! It is an honour to find you in my comment box.
Please reacquaint yourself with your old blogging chums, a few can be found on my blogroll.

Mr Chairman: I think you've hit the nail on the head and screwed the lightbulb in whilst finding the shoe that fits.
I will send you a horlickc. I have no knowledge of horlicka or horlickb.

Roses: You will just have to make do with causing mayhem in comment boxes instead!

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xl said...

Looks like the perfect place for your missing comment!

63mago said...

Still q17? I'm preparing for f64.

Scarlet Blue said...

Oh Mr XL why didn't you remind me earlier?!
Mr Mags...f64?
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xl said...

This post didn't show up on my rss feed, so I only just found it! Sorry.

Would some chocolates help?

nick said...

Ooh, the National Census Annual, I can't wait. Will it have lots of cartoons and a full-length Desperate Dan adventure?

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm no help, I have a form phobia. I never filled one out. Will I be shot now?

Rosie said...

Just rub candlewax over the bits you don't want them to record.

Scarlet in Exile said...

Nick: I think it's a colouring in book with free crayons...?

Mr Cool: Yes, it is quite possible that you will be shot.

Rosie: This is illuminating and sensible advice, which I will follow, thank you.

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