Santa had a conversation with Alice, Bob, Charlie, David, Eve and Frank. It was supposed to be all fun and games for the kids; telling him what they want for christmas. But Santa's dark motive was to evaluate which of these little rascals will get charcoal for christmas this year. I managed to get a peek at his naughty or nice list:
Below is a partial transcript of the conversations. Can you determine Santa's secret rule? He is a very fast thinker.
S: Ok kids, no naughty words please. Let's start with you, Alice. What do you want for christmas?
A: I'd like a real baby dragon!
S: Be realistic
A: Mom and Dad unindebted
S: What color do you want the dragon to be?
B: A quarter dollar.
S: That was close.
B: Maybe just a few sweets, please.
S: Forget it.
C: A Beverly Hills mansion and world domination
D: Cultural commercialisation
S: Ho ho ho! You have so much positivity!
E: The answer to life, the universe and everything
S: Don't be so negative.
E: Some candy?
S: Too late.
F: Is this a bad joke, Santa? My father told me everything about you
S: Perhaps. You still got a chance, though. What is it that you want?
F: A trip to queenwood and some arsenobenzene.
S: Ok, nevermind. You're an extremely unbalanced young boy.
The rule only evaluates the words spoken by the corresponding kid. Punctuation and capitalization is not considered.
"Positive", "Negative", "Unbalanced"
Apply to each letter, sum the results.
"Commercialisation" = 11
"Cultural" = 8
"Quarter" = 0
"on" = -3
"Queenwood" = -5
"Arsenobenzene" = -9
Convert each letter to A1Z26, then convert to [REDACTED].
The [REDACTED] of a letter consists of negative, neutral and or positive components.
amountOfPositive - amountOfNegativegives the word its score.
Nare risky letters.
Now it's your turn.