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"Let's just say it was a city west of Cairo." [Sep. 14th, 2015|12:01 am]
Phrembah (a potato-like mystery)
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"What do you mean?  Everything's west of Cairo.  If you start at Cairo and go west, everything on earth is, to one degree or another, "west" of Cairo.  Except, I guess, whatever's on the same meridian as Cairo.  So, all you've said is that the longitude of the city in question is not 31.23 degrees east."

"Well, that might not be all that I have said, but, yes, that is at least one of the things that I have said.  I didn't really mean to be that specific, but you, with your incisive cleverness, have tricked me into revealing that the place I'm speaking of is not directly north or directly south of Cairo."

"What is directly north and south of Cairo?"

"The poles?  Other than that, I'm not sure."

"You're not very helpful."

"Mission accomplished."
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