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Yes or Knoll?
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Jan 17, 2007 3:30pm
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WHAT THE H*LL is a knoll?

Here's a definition:

A small, rounded hill, often associated with resistant rock.

OK, great. But when I followed the clues that this term was in, but I didn't really find something that stuck out to me as a knoll. In fact, the terrain around this box generally was all rounded and hilly. It seemed to me like it was all knolls, and shouldn't a knoll be a singular feature?

No matter, I found the box, but, what does a knoll look like in the woods? Does it hang out beneath bridges and eat children? Does it wear galoshes and sing "Toora Loora Loora?" I just don't know.

Mr. Yuk of Team KPI
Re: Yes or Knoll?
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64238 by Mr Yuk
Jan 17, 2007 4:03pm
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Does it hang out beneath bridges and eat children?

No, that is a troll.

Does it wear galoshes and sing "Toora Loora Loora?"

No, that is a Gnome. A Gnome..., a troll..., a gnome..., a troll..., A KNOLL!
Re: Yes or Knoll?
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64253 by mstrwndl
Jan 17, 2007 4:08pm
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Let's call the whole thing off!
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Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64253 by mstrwndl
Jan 17, 2007 4:24pm
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So a knoll is what happens when a troll and a gnome love each other very, very much?
Re: Yes or Knoll?
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64238 by Mr Yuk
Jan 17, 2007 4:26pm
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In all seriousness, this is just part of the challenge (and the fun) of letterboxing to me. What is a "knoll" to the planter may not be to the finder. You end up trying to see things through the planter's eyes in order to solve the clues, and it usually gives you a quite different perspective on the world!
Re: Yes or Knoll?
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64264 by Tdyans
Jan 17, 2007 4:28pm
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In a very, very strange way
Re: Yes or Knoll?
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Reply to: #64264 by Tdyans
Jan 17, 2007 4:31pm
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Quote So a knoll is what happens when a troll and a gnome love each other very, very much?


Only if they don't use protection!
Re: Yes or Knoll?
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64270 by Mn8X
Jan 17, 2007 4:37pm
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I find that sometimes when I look through other letterboxer's eyes, that they are myopic.
Re: Yes or Knoll?
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64320 by Alyson Wonderland
Jan 17, 2007 6:28pm
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I was trying to be jocular. I love the chance to go out and explore what other people have seen. My contact prescriotion is -8.5 and -9 respectively, if anyone has eyesight problems, it's me. I thought the tone of the my original post (galoshes and bridges and such) would have conveyed my intention. Sorry it was misconstrued.
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Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64329 by Mr Yuk
Jan 17, 2007 9:27pm
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I thought it was funny. ;)
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Reply to: #64394 by Tdyans
Jan 17, 2007 9:30pm
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I'm glad someone other than me gets my dumb dry humor.
Re: Yes or Knoll?
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Reply to: #64329 by Mr Yuk
Jan 17, 2007 10:26pm
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I apologize for the harshness of tone of my post. I did misinterpret your post as a bit rude. I did go back to the orginal post and noted the humor, but there didnt seem to be when you posted a reply to Mn8x that was about using protection. It just seemed you were being strangely insulting to another letterboxer. The reference to seeing from someone else's viewpoint was in another post which i originally missed.

My sincerest apologies. I will remove my post.

cam
Re: Yes or Knoll?
Board: Camping, Backpacking, and the Great Outdoors
Reply to: #64399 by Alyson Wonderland
Jan 17, 2007 11:02pm
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Ha, no harm no foul. I just wanted to be clear I wasn't being a jerk. 3M's, if I pass you on the trail, we'll do an extra-special exchange.

Mr. Yuk
Re: Yes or Knoll?
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Reply to: #64405 by Mr Yuk
Jan 17, 2007 11:06pm
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oh no ;-) should i be afraid? LOL i'll just be over here hiding behind this knoll... ;-D