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.

  2. October 19, 2017 at 18:33

    Completely over my head.

  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?

  6. dearieme
    October 20, 2017 at 11:01

    I’ll make it four lines.

    Rainbow, Rainbow,
    In the sky,
    Curved by God to,
    Please the eye.

    Double pay, please.

  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?

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