Wednesday, 8 August 2018

A question/dilemma/riddle

No.1 son posed this question last week:

If you’re totally immersed in water, are you wet?

Think about it (I did). It’s not as easy as it looks!

12 comments:

  1. Well, of course you are! No question about it. Here's a pome I just composed in honour of this post:

    Water is wet,
    Water is blue,
    Water is funny,
    And so are you!

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  2. No you are only wet when you get out of the water. That's why folk use soap in the bath or shower. It's pig fat really but the soap sellers call it floculant,......I think.

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  3. I'd say yes. Maybe I'm not thinking about it hard enough?

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    1. I think not, but I’m not sure why, Patsy.

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  4. if you are totally immersed aren't you saturated? And, if you don't get out you are drowned!

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    1. Ah, but is that the same as wet, Jill? Drowning is a whole new subject....

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  5. Jill's last sentence definitely has a point!

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  6. Interesting... I don't know the answer but guess we only feel wet when already dry before water touches us?

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    1. Something like that, Rosemary. My granddaughter has just posed another one: is water wet? Hm.

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