Thursday’s quiz

1. What does a manometer measure?

2. It’s agneau in French, agnello in Italian, reme  in Maori and cordero in Spanish, what is it in English?

3. Who said: “I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humour.”?

4. Who wrote The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency?

5. What are warp and weft?

9 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. david winter says:

    Right, so I have the start and the end but no clue on the bits in between

    1) haha, I only worked this out because blood pressure cuffs are called “Sfig-mo-man-o-me-ters” which must rank among the most fun words to say. So non “sfig-mo” manometer must measure pressure.

    2-4) Pass

    5) That’s the two sets of thread in loom-style weaving. I think the warp is the set of stretched out threads, and the weft get run through the warp using a shuttle.

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  2. Bearhunter says:

    1. Pressure
    2. Lamb (yum)
    3. The first Englishman in space, Lord Horatio Nelson
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson%27s_Pillar#Destruction)
    4. Alexander McCall Smith, featuring the wonderful Precious Ramotswe. great books.
    5. The different types of wool in weaving. Warp goes horizontally, weft vertically.

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  3. scrubone says:

    1. What does a manometer measure?
    It’s a reverse unit of gayness.

    2. It’s agneau in French, agnello in Italian, reme in Maori and cordero in Spanish, what is it in English?

    On my blog? Misspelled.

    3. Who said: “I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humour.”?

    I did, reading it out just now.

    4. Who wrote The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency?

    The guy before the one who wrote The Number 2 Ladies Detective Agency

    5. What are warp and weft?

    Warp is the speed in multiples of speed of light in Start Trek. Welft is the sound the captain makes when he discovers he’s about to get his third speeding ticket that month.

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  4. Andrei says:

    (1) Pressure
    (2) Lamb
    (3) Admiral Nelson
    (4) –
    (5) Weaving terms, for the threads.

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  5. gravedodger says:

    1 gauge to measure gas pressure. In recent usage measures the inane excuse Mr Goff offered to explain the reason for hair color change ie blamed the missus.
    2 Lamb
    3 no Idea
    4 Had to look it up never been there
    5 Warp the tensioned threads that are raised and lowered on a loom to allow the shuttle to thread the weft alternately to create cloth.

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  6. Paul Tremewan says:

    1 measuring pressure
    2 sheep
    3 Geoffery Palmer
    4 Alexander McCall Smith
    5 In material, it is the threads going upwards and the threads going sidewards being intertwiniong and lovingly put together…

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  7. adam2314 says:

    1. Pressure.
    2. Sheep.
    3. Pass.
    4. Pass.
    5. Weaving threads.

    But as John Key is now saying..
    ” Forget the quality.. Feel the width “.

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  8. pdm says:

    1. A manometer is one of those little clicker things that cricket umpires use. In this case it is used by `ladies of the night’ to keep count of their conquests.
    2. Pass
    3. Noel Coward
    4. Peter Carter Brown – GD and Fred will remember these grubby little books that gave all of us over 60 males our initial sex education.
    5. Pass – but I have seen batsmen in the black caps `waft’ at balls they shouldn’t have and get out.

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  9. gravedodger says:

    Hey pdm even my english master gave no hint when I did a book review on a novel by one P C Brown around 1957, but I thought it was privileged, bloody old Maxi Mabin. Just as well I am not up for public office eh.

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