Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said “Without frugality none can be rich, and with it very few would be poor.”

2. It’s  débauché in French,  libertino in Spanish, and disoluto dissoluto in Italian (I couldn’t find it in Maori), what is it in English?

3. When was daylight saving  introduced permanently to New Zealand?

4. On which station was the merino wether Shrek found and who owns it?

5. what does the culinary term au gratin  mean?

8 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) got me
    (2) debauched or dissolute btw is is dissoluto not disoluto
    (3) I believe it was during WW2 that the clock was permanently moved forward by 1/2 an hour, as for the annual adjustments between Summer and Winter (or standard time) time – well that has have varied coming and going and with start and end dates varying since the early 1900s
    (4) ?
    (5) with cheese

  2. Bearhunter says:

    1. Samuel Johnson
    2. Debauched, dissolute
    3. WW2?
    4. Somewhere around Cromwell or Bendigo, from memory.
    5. With a crust, usually breadcrumbs or cheese-topped. Yum, hungry now thinking of spuds au gratin…

  3. gravedodger says:

    1 Samuel Johnson.
    2 profligate, dissolute.
    3 In the 1920 nz fiddled with “summertime and adopted a 1/2 hour that was called “Sidey time”, as a Dunedin Politician he was a major proponent. Andrei is correct it was normalised as a permanent moving of the clocks as a war regulation. In 1974 in an effort to get people out of bed earlier during the summer, in spite of the fact that many of us watched the sunrise most days, we adopted a daylight saving act that has been fiddled with ever since until now it starts too soon and ends too late for many who work long hours any way as they have to fit in.
    4″Bendigo Station” overlooking the western end of Lake Dunstan owned by the Perriam Family,Patriarch John who moved there when his farm, was flooded and is now under Lake Dunstan, had to move.
    5 Vegetable dishes often potato topped with breadcrumbs and sometime with cheese and/or herbs.

  4. adam2314 says:

    1. Carnegie or J.D. Rockefeller are the two most frugale that come to mind. Mean as cats pee.
    2. Debauched.
    3. Pass.
    4. Pass
    5. With cheese.

  5. homepaddock says:

    Andrei – dissoluto it is. In Spanish there is never a double s and I thoguht that also appleid bo Italian but it doesn’t.

  6. Cadwallader says:

    1 Don’t know.
    2 Depraved?
    3 1974
    4 Don’t know.
    5 With cheese.

  7. Fredinthegrass says:

    Bill English in his role as Procurateur Fiscal

    If she agrees it is debauchery – if she says ‘non’, it is depravity

    When the Govt. of the day were listening to Aucklanders and disregarding those who live south of the 45th parallel

    Bendigo Station -John and the late Heather Perriam

    In French cooking a casserole topping made with breadcrumbs and butter and put in the oven to brown.
    Cheese may be used but is not essential. In recent times the use of cheese has become more common.

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