Dominican Ingenuity

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Watching Jeopardy.

Jeopardy contestant (looking over the categories):

"I'll take 'GOOGLE' for two hundred Alex".

Alex Trebek reading the Jeopardy clue :

"The Answer Is . . .

"DOMINICAN INGENUITY' "

Contestant's answer (in the form of a question):

"What is the first example given when you 'google' the word OXYMORON?"
 

william webster

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hahahaha

whole point of this thread is to debunk that theory/idea

and the posts prove it !!

fix it for zero......or not much

read back and learn..... very ingenius

They melt styrofoam to fix leaks

I had termites recently - came from my light switch
they come thru the electrical system - the tubing

We doused the tube w/ killer stuff.... they returned

My main man took a paper towel
saturated it w/ the insecticide and stuffed it behind the switch plate

Gone like snow in July - those termites!!!

another ingenious solution
 
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OK, your thread.

INGENIOUS.

For me,

well, RESOURCEFUL . . .

Able to put available resources to efficient use: e.g. using materials at hand wisely or efficiently.

INGENIOUS . . . ???

Displaying genius or brilliance?

I don't know . . .

Haven't seen any satellite launches here on the north coast lately . . .

Who was that last Nobel Laureate from the Dominican Republic???

OK, Not fair.

How about potable water, 24/7 electricity, working and efficient postal system . . .

Semantics perhaps . . .
 

william webster

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Semantics for sure

I have had ZERO problems w/ any of your suggestions

however -
I have the water solved
I am totally solar
My mail arrives

I challenge you to fix like they do.....

Are Nobel laureates genii !!
Not by my definition

not fair....yup

but we're all bored a bit
 
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I agree - they can fix almost anything here. In the US and Canada we have too much of a "repair by replace" mentality.
that's why my shop supervisor call me Magic wand, when the American technology fails to fix a problem then it is time for the dominican ingenuity...

Ha Ha

JJ
 
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