# Sit Down and Shut Up

You can drive me, play me or take me
But don't contemporaneously
Laterally, I am B through Z

And have a listen, or fall asleep
But above all, identify me.

Hint

By now, you must have seen
Begotten by pen or machine
Several things share my name
Stop calling me a bus

• When your answer is so bad that OP has to change the puzzle. May 20, 2016 at 15:42
• I didn't change it per se, just added a hint ;)
– Matt
May 20, 2016 at 15:43
• I lost it at "Stop calling me a bus" May 20, 2016 at 17:35

You can drive me, play me or take me

You can drive a Hyundai Sonata, play a sonata (maybe Mozart), or take the drug zaleplon, known commercially as Sonata

But don't contemporaneously

Yeah, playing a sonata and driving at the same time is dicey enough, but definitely don't do that under the effects of a sleeping pill.

Laterally, I am B through Z

It's Sooooo not A

And have a listen, or fall asleep

Sit in the car, listen to a sonata, or fall asleep from the effects of the pill

But above all, identify me.

You a sonata dogg

• don't forget! most importantly, it's not a bus, haha
– Matt
May 20, 2016 at 14:42

NOTA

You can drive me, play me or take me
But don't contemporaneously

Nota, the car company. Nota, a song. Nota, a ballot choice

Laterally, I am B through Z

B to Z = Not A

The car company reference.

And have a listen, or fall asleep

The song reference.

But above all, identify me.

Above all refer to None Of The Above

By now, you must have seen
Begotten by pen or machine
Several things share my name

Last line suggests that None Of The Above shares my name.

• This is the closest answer yet. I wouldn't want to fall asleep on account of a song, though
– Matt
May 20, 2016 at 14:20
• @Matt Here May 20, 2016 at 14:24
• Ah, no way you .. won't ... zzzzzzzzz
– Matt
May 20, 2016 at 14:25

I am:

Not a bus

Reasoning:

The hint says: "Stop calling me a bus"

"Laterally, I am B through Z"

Sounds like "I am not a bus". The "s" is soft.

• well ... uhh ... but ... ah, just take your upvote.
– Matt
May 20, 2016 at 14:46
• I'll call that a win. May 20, 2016 at 14:47

train. You can drive a train, play with model trains and take a train. Wouldn't do those at the same time, as it's not safe. Not sure about the B through to Z, but it rhymes with name in the hint. People go Train spotting to identify the trains, you can listen to the announcers and take a seat/nap on them :)

• Sorry, this isn't the answer I'm looking for. Welcome to Puzzling!
– Matt
May 20, 2016 at 14:28
• Thank you! Oh well :) Yeah the B - Z makes no sense for this answer haha
– Olly
May 20, 2016 at 14:29

You are

A bus

You can drive me, play me or take me But don't contemporaneously

Drive a bus, take the bus, or play ride the bus (Drinking Game), but don't do them at them same time because you can't ride and drive at the same time, and also you can't drink and drive

Laterally, I am B through Z

Not sure, Possibly 25 rows on an average bus

Whatever the case, please take your seat And have a listen, or fall asleep

Stay seated and listen to music or take a nap

But above all, identify me.

You're a bus

• Sorry, not the answer. "You're a bus" made me chuckle, though.
– Matt
May 19, 2016 at 15:55
• Sit down and shut up just sounds like something every bus driver has said at one point in their careers May 19, 2016 at 15:57
• Probably, but as a bus commuter, I've never heard it. No one says anything, ever. Silence.
– Matt
May 19, 2016 at 15:58
• I would contest that driving the bus, is, in fact riding the bus, unless you're doing it remotely. Also, you can drink and drive, though you shouldn't. May 19, 2016 at 16:06
• well to be fair it doesn't say you cant contemporaneously, it says don't contemporaneously. And I respectfully disagree with your ride/drive perspective May 19, 2016 at 16:09

A USB Flash Drive.

You can drive me, play me or take me

But don't contemporaneously

One access its content as a drive or via the auto-play dialog. Otherwise, one would be carrying it in his pockets. But you can't do all simultaneously.

Laterally, I am B through Z

Usually, a USB drive is labeled B to Z (A being reserved to floppy disk drives)

And have a listen, or fall asleep

Whatever you choose to do, you'll be using me.

But above all, identify me.

Make sure the USB drive is recognized by the computer.

By now, you must have seen

Begotten by pen or machine

Referring to newer technologies that has taken its place. Like a USB pen with storage.

Several things share my name

Stop calling me a bus

USB can mean a flash drive or the port. "bus" refers to USB being an abbreviated form of Universal Serial Bus

• Sorry, but no. The bus hint just refers to the first answer, which was a bus
– Matt
May 20, 2016 at 14:36

A note

Reasoning:
You can drive me, play me or take me

You can drive a note (sing) or more fitting is the Nissan Versa Note, play a note (music), take a note (take notes like in class)

But don't contemporaneously

These things probably won't happen at the same time

Laterally, I am B through Z

No idea on this one

You should probably sit to take notes, or play music

And have a listen, or fall asleep

You can listen to music or fall asleep, same with lectures where you could take notes

But above all, identify me.

Identifying musical notes is important for musicians

Hint:

By now, you must have seen
Begotten by pen or machine
-Notes can be taken on laptops or by hand
Several things share my name
-Musical note, notes written, to note something (similar to written)
Stop calling me a bus