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Odds and Ends

Discussion in 'The Hummy Arms' started by Meister, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. A question that has baffled philosophers, scientists and other learned people over the ages is:

    If you have 24 odds and ends on a table then 23 fall off what do you have left .............. an odd or an end ??? :D

  2. gomezz

    gomezz Well-Known Member

    If you have counted and categorised them then they are no longer odds and ends.
  3. Nobody likes a smart arse ;)

  4. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    would they become bits & bats
  5. MrPloppy

    MrPloppy Member

    Or just "stuff" ?
  6. Oh I like that .......... STUFF ...... sounds like a new "techie" word .............

    'hello this is the tech help desk, it appears you are having a "stuff" problem' :D

  7. talos

    talos Super Moderator Staff Member

    Obvious, its an "end" because it's the last one:rolleyes: Simples!!
  8. MrPloppy

    MrPloppy Member

    But, being the last ONE, that's an odd number, so the last one left is an Odd... right?
  9. keithatrochdale

    keithatrochdale Super Moderator Staff Member

    No, because it is half of a pair and a pair is 2, so even. :D
  10. Surely you have a table with a thingummy on it and a mess on the floor
  11. MrPloppy

    MrPloppy Member

    This is giving me a headache. Why don't we just shove that last odd or end or stuff or thingummy or kack or odd sock or whatever it is, and shove it all on the floor with the rest of the odds and ends, and all go to the pub. First round's on me. :D
  12. parish

    parish Member

    Ah, but the OP simply said "24 odds and ends", not "12 pairs of odds and ends" therefore he could have 23 odds and only one end :p
  13. talos

    talos Super Moderator Staff Member

    Mine's an half:D
  14. is that a half-full or a half-empty ?
  15. Or perhaps the remaining one is halfway there .............. or even halfway back ???? :confused:

  16. I'm lost:confused:
  17. framedtoo

    framedtoo Member

    but if their are two (you and mate ) in the pub, and you have a half, and your mate has a pint, his half is a half, but your half to him is a quarter, so if he when to the bar and you asked for a half, would it be your half or his half, if it was your half he would save money.

    i'll buy your a drink, and mines a pint
  18. MrPloppy

    MrPloppy Member

    I remember a poster advert for something I forget, but it had "fluff' freeman (an old radio 2 dj who has sadly passed away now) and it just said:
    "A pint! Not half!"

    One for the old-timers, I think! :D
  19. keithatrochdale

    keithatrochdale Super Moderator Staff Member

    Fluff started on the Light Program and then onto Radio 1.
  20. MrPloppy

    MrPloppy Member

    Ah right. I remember him on the pick of the pops that dale Winton does now. That was on radio 2... but that's yer man.. :)