Tuesday’s answers

Monday’s Questions were:

1. Who wrote A River Rules My Life?

2. Who said, Oozing charm from every pore/he oiled his way across the floor?

3. What is roygbiv?

4. Why are the Mercury Islands so named?

5. What does Lang may your lum reek  mean?

The quiz attracted four answers:

Deborah gets an electronic bunch of flowers for the most points: half a point for reading the book, a point for being right about 3 another half for being on the right track with four and a bonus half for making me smile with her answer to 5.

Lou gets a point for being right about 1.

Swinestein gets a point for getting 5 right and Paul gets one each for correctly answering 1 and 3.

The answers follow the break.

1. Mona Anderson.

2. Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady written by Alan Jay Lerner. I don’t think he said it in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw on which MFL was based – but please correct me if I’m wrong.

3. A mnenoic for the colours of the rainbow – red, ronage, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.

4. The Mercury Islands (and Mercury Bay) were named by Capatain James Cook because as he sailed the Endeavour past them scientists on board observed the transit of Mercury.

5. Long may your chimney smoke – a Scottish expression of good will, because if your chimney was smoking you had enough coal to keep warm.

3 Responses to Tuesday’s answers

  1. Deborah says:

    Thank you! The flowers smell lovely.

    (But I couldn’t answer a single question last week…)

    [slinks away]


  2. Ed Snack says:

    “ronage” ??!? Must be North Korean, the colour of being ronery ?


  3. homepaddock says:

    Ed – when I grow up I’m going to learn to proof read.


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