Tuesday’s answers

Monday’s questions were:

1. Who is the President of Chile?

2. Who is the patron saint of miners?

3. Who said, “The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.”?

4. It’s trabajador in Spanish, travailleur in French, lavoratore in Italian and kaimahi in Maori – what is it in English?

5. Who is the outgoing Director General of Agriculture & Forestry and who is his successor?

Points for answers:

Andrei got four.

David got one, a bonus for deduction and another for not ignoring the quiz when he realised he didn’t know the answers.

Bearhunter got 3 (would have been four if you’d followed your instinct on Wilde) with a bonus for comments.

Gravedodger got four and a bonus for paying attention which earns him the electronic bouquet.

Adam got four.

Bobux gets a bonus for being right.

PDM got one right and a bonus for smile-inducing logic.

Answers follow the break:

1. Sebastián Pinera

2.In Chile it’s San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence) but Saint Barbara or Anne also look after miners.

3. Oscar Wilde.


5. Murray Sherwin, Wayne McNee.

4 Responses to Tuesday’s answers

  1. gravedodger says:

    Disaster averted Ele the electronic flowers would have fallen off the sideboard with the Mag 5 centered just the other side of Taitapu had we not had that wonderful, not, manipulation of our time that is erroneously called daylight saving.
    I am sooo over aftershocks, we could pass 2000 in the next 24 hours.
    Mrs GD and self are escaping to Nth Canterbury, very North, for Labour weekend for Top of the South Motor caravanners rally at Culverden and will take in the 100th Birthday of the Waiau Hotel where my life of Lawbreaking began some 50 something years ago and may stay on for the Christmas Garden fete at “Chalfont” on the 27th.


  2. homepaddock says:

    GD: Enjoy your travels, fingers crossed that the earth doesn’t move wherever you go and happy shopping at the fete. I went a few eyars ago – a wonderful setting, delicious food, top quality goods provided a delightful day out.


  3. Andrei says:

    I’m not that convinced about San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence) being the patron saint for miners. He is a popular saint in both the east and west and patron saint of many things. He may well be the Patron Saint of Copiapó there is certainly a church dedicated to him there.

    I think the media got it wrong – I wonder if it will stick and it will now be added to his portfolio.

    Chefs – he was roasted alive
    Butchers – I assume for the same reason
    comedians – He cracked a joke while being roasted – he said “Assum est, inquit, versa et manduca” translated as “turn me over this side is done”.
    Librarians – I have no idea as to why.

    When Manapouri was being built in the sixties most of the tunnelers were Italian and St Barbara’s feast 4th December was a paid holiday.

    Check out The Ballad of Saint Barbara by G.K. Chesterton


  4. homepaddock says:

    Andrei, I’ll bow to your superior knowledge on this and award you a compensatory electronic posey.


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