1. benmetcalfe8

    benmetcalfe8 New Member

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    A question.

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by benmetcalfe8, Jul 11, 2014.

    I have a question/riddle that's been bugging me. Can you scholarly folk answer it?

    Here it is:

    If a jimmy is rustled and no is there to feel it, does it make a sound?
     
  2. obsidian_cicatrix

    obsidian_cicatrix I ink, therefore I am. Contributor

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    Try here for an explanation of the term.... or rather... well... you'll see for yourself.
     
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    I'm glad someone got that question. o_O
     
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    Isn't 'rustled jimmies' equivalent to 'panties in a bunch' or 'knickers in a twist?'
    Basically, annoyed or bothered? Anyway, as a meme, I find it rather elementary.
     
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    Oh I know what a rustled jimmy is. But does it make a sound in the situation presented?
     
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    Define a "jimmy" in this context. I looked at the link, but it doesn't tell me what a jimmy is. So how can I answer whether it makes a sound or not?
     
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    Jimmies, inherently, are quiet items. It takes more than a mere rustle to evince a sound that a human ear would considered appreciable, I would hazard, even detectable. More vigorous activity can evince sounds that many of use are lucky enough to find familiar.

    But a mere rustling? I think the question becomes moot. "Does a thing that makes no sound even in the presence of someone capable of detecting sound still make a sound when there is no one there to detect it?"
     
  8. obsidian_cicatrix

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    Oh, I wasn't suggesting you didn't know what it meant, it's just that I saw it laid out like that—it's not a term I'm familiar with— as Wrey says, it all became kinda moot.

    In all honesty, I'm not even sure why you asked. Strikes me it's not meant to be pondered upon with any degree of seriousness. ;)
     
  9. benmetcalfe8

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    Don't worry folks, it's meant to be a joke. Also, a Jimmy is an emotion, an emotion that can be "rustled."

    If your jimmies are rustled it means you have been disturbed by something.
     

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