# A logic exercise

A logic exercise by Lewis Carroll — what conclusion can be drawn from these premises?

1. I despise anything that cannot be used as a bridge.
2. Nothing that is worth writing an ode to would be an unwelcome gift to me.
3. A rainbow will not bear the weight of a wheelbarrow.
4. Whatever can be used as a bridge will bear the weight of a wheelbarrow.
5. I would not take, as a gift, a thing that I despise.

## 13 comments for “A logic exercise”

1. Distant Relative
October 19, 2017 at 18:17

He’s hungry and needs a Cadbury’s Snack to bridge the gap. You have to be over a certain age to get that …. 🙂

Rainbow = waste of words, ink

Toodle pip.

• October 20, 2017 at 00:49

Odious.

• Distant Relative
October 20, 2017 at 09:32

Indeed.

Wouldn’t touch Cadbury products now (or Mondolez the owners) with a barge pole – not classed as proper “chocolate” as they don’t contain enough cocoa solids and too much sugar to compensate for the lack thereof.

Another one for the boycott list.

• October 20, 2017 at 11:44

Have done so.

2. October 19, 2017 at 18:33

3. dearieme
October 19, 2017 at 19:05

It’s not worth writing an ode to a rainbow.

4. October 19, 2017 at 22:52

What dearieme said

5. dearieme
October 20, 2017 at 00:10

Ode to a Rainbow.

Rainbow, Rainbow, in the sky,
Curved by God to please the eye.

A bit too short, perhaps?

• October 20, 2017 at 05:20

Tones of Wordsworth.

6. dearieme
October 20, 2017 at 11:01

I’ll make it four lines.

Rainbow, Rainbow,
In the sky,
Curved by God to,

7. Lord T
October 20, 2017 at 12:38

I’ve come to the conclusion he likes bridges and despises rainbows for some reason unknown to us.

• October 20, 2017 at 13:08

Missed the pot of gold.

• Chuckles
October 20, 2017 at 13:37

And has never heard of Bifrost, nor strolled between Midgard and Asgard?