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What does an anchor and a fence have in common?

Asked by King_Pariah (11393 points ) August 30th, 2011

So when I was had my sanity and IQ evaluated, one question they asked was what does an anchor and a fence have in common? I answered inanimate because I could not think of anything else to which they looked at me like I was an idiot and proceed. Apparently that wasn’t the correct answer. So my fellow jellies, I’ve come to ask you, what does an anchor and a fence have in common?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

They will both keep you from harm.

Jellie's avatar

They both restrict movement. The anchor of the boat and the fence of people.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yeah. They both keep you in one place, more or less.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

…and they both taste like chicken. ;)

Dutchess_III's avatar

So…does this mean you flunked your sanity test King P?

rebbel's avatar

When “positions are taken before fencing commences” is called anchor.

Dutchess_III's avatar

That’s too obtuse!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, maybe not for an IQ test…but still! That isn’t something that can be deduced logically with knowledge common to everyone, which is what an IQ test should be. Which is why they aren’t always accurate.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Sorry…it’s like asking someone from a tribe in the interior of Australia, “What does ‘love’ and ‘tennis’ have in common?”
I’m done!

Imadethisupwithnoforethought's avatar

I would still be sitting there with a puzzled look

lillycoyote's avatar

They can both be found lying around my house and yard? That’s probably not the right answer either, is it? Damn!

Well… all the good answers have been taken.

Symbeline's avatar

Damn, unless you’re a fencer, how the hell are you supposed to know that?

Symbeline's avatar

Or what if you practiced fencing, but spoke a different language at the time of learning fencing, and never learned the English terms? I bet the French don’t even fuckin know that, and it’s their own goddamn sport. XD
I call BS on this test lol.

Dutchess_III's avatar

You can’t call “BS” on a test @Symbeline! Them’s the rules how’d you do?

Dutchess_III's avatar

….So, King P flunked his sanity test…. WELCOME TO FLUTHER oh ye breaker of 5000 a while ago!

Symbeline's avatar

Rules wouldn’t exist if you couldn’t skewer them. :D

lillycoyote's avatar

@Dutchess_III LOL. You flunked your sanity test? We have a place for you here on fluther!

Sunny2's avatar

They looked at you funny because your answer was correct, but it wasn’t the answer on their answer sheet. They thought there was only the fencing reference, and you came at them from a different angle. Don’t let it worry you. You’re probably no more insane than any of the rest of us, but you may be more intelligent than a lot of us.

King_Pariah's avatar

If I’m out of the ward, then I didn’t flunk the sanity test… or I might have broken out… jk. Nahhh, I didn’t flunk it, it was just one question out of many, still have no idea what coordination has to do with IQ though (yes, there was a coordination test to which I was like wtf?)

Dutchess_III's avatar

Give us another question @King_Pariah! I love tests!

King_Pariah's avatar

I just did, but it’s not a comparison one…

ratboy's avatar

Good ones make good neighbors.

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debranise's avatar

you have to work on one side, be confined by another side and collaborate with both sides. i guess that was where I was the anchor.

Dutchess_III's avatar

deep @debranise! Ever hear of the KISS principal?! :)

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