Monday’s questions were:
1. What is litotes?
2. What does Puketapu mean?
3. Who said: “New Zealand is a country of thirty thousand million sheep, three million of whom think they are human.”?
4. What are the capitals of Paraguay and Uruguay?
5. What does the Scoville scale measure?
Andrei got three.
Gravedodger also got three right and a bonus for extra info for #2.
Paul got four plus a bonus for humour and inventiveness.
Mr Gronk got 1 1/2 – it was sacred.
Ray got two and a bonus for extra info – I knew the Palmerston hill was Puketapu but not why.
PDM got one right and I’ll give him 1/2 for # 2 & 3 plus a bonus for wit.
Bearhunter won the electronic boquet with a perfect score.
Tuesday’s answers follow the break:
1.Deliberate understatement for dramatic or comic effect eg Churchill’s: “Business carried on as usual during alterations ont he map of Europe.”
2. Sacred hill.
3. Barry Humphries.
4. Asunción and Montevideo.
5. The comparative heat of different chillis (from o Scoville Units for bell pepper to 80,000 – 300,000 SU for habanero, Scotch and Bonnet.