Thursday’s questions were:
1. It’s choisir in French, in scegliere Italian, elegir in Spanish and whiriwhiri in Maori, what is it in English?
2. Who said: “An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.”?
3. How many members should (as distinct from does) a party need to be registered?
4. Will you vote on Saturday (or before by special vote)?
5. Have you decided how you’ll vote?
Points for answers:
Gravedodger gets three and an improvement but not enough for #3.
James S. gets three, a nearly-there for #5 and a getting better but still not enough for #3.
Andrei gets three, and 2/3 for #5, a far too low for #3 and a bonus for the full answer to #2.
James G. gets three, a bonus for extra languages and consolation point for # 4 since he would if he could.
Adam gets two, a far-too-low for #3 and a very deep sigh for #s 4 and 5.
Paul gets one and a how can #5 be yes if #4 is a pass?
I’ve confused myself with the scoring but will award an electronic box of North Otago new potatoes to Andrei and James G.
Answers follow the break:
2. Mary Ann Evans /George Eliot.
3. 5,000 (currently 500). If an organisation can’t get that tiny percent of support from a population of 4.5 million it’s a lobbly group not a party.