Counterfeit Monkey — 74 of 292

Emily Short

Release 5

Section 2 - Proffering and thing relations

A thing can be useful or useless. A thing is usually useless.

Proffering relates various things to various things. The verb to proffer (it proffers, they proffer, it proffered, it is proffered) implies the Proffering relation. [This relation indicates which objects have been derived verbally from which others.]

When play begins:

repeat with item running through things:

now the item proffers the item;

now the rock is not proffered by anything;

now Brock proffers the rock;

now the banana is not proffered by anything;

now the bandana proffers the banana;

now the shed is not proffered by anything;

now the shred proffers the shed;

now the as is not proffered by anything;

now the pastis proffers the as;

now the ash is not proffered by anything;

now the trash proffers the ash;

now the pear is not proffered by anything;

now the pearl proffers the pear;

now the lock is not proffered by anything;

now the lock is proffered by the clock;

now the watch is not proffered by anything;

now the watch is proffered by the swatch;

now the mechanic is not proffered by anything;

now the garbage proffers the mechanic;

now the pocket-bread is not proffered by anything;

now the pocket-bread is proffered by the pita;

now the honey triangle is not proffered by anything;

now the honey triangle is proffered by the baklava;

now the crossword is not proffered by anything;

now the crossword is proffered by the cross;

now the crossword is proffered by the word;

now the word is not proffered by anything;

now the word is proffered by the sword;

now atlantida-woman is not proffered by anything;

now atlantida-shellfish proffers atlantida-woman;

now the paperweight is not proffered by anything;

now the paperweight is proffered by the paper;

now the paperweight is proffered by the weight;

now the lamb-granulates are not proffered by anything;

now the lamb-granulates are proffered by the anagram bullets;

now the inciting fable is not proffered by anything;

now the filing cabinet proffers the inciting fable.

[now the bead is not proffered by anything;

now the bead is proffered by the fancy bed;]

[now the vest is not proffered by anything;

now the vet proffers the vest. ]

A thing can be seen or unseen. A thing is usually unseen.

After printing the name of something (called special-target):

if the special-target is a quip or the special-target is a subject:

do nothing;

otherwise if the special-target is not in the repository:

now the special-target is seen.

A thing can be fake or real. A thing is usually real.

When play begins:

now every thing enclosed by the repository is fake;

now patsy-woman is real;

now Brock is real.

Definition: a thing is discovered if it is fake and it is seen.