Thursday’s questions were:
1. What’s the title of the poem which begins: A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey; and who wrote it?
2. Who wrote: And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.
3. It’s Noël in French, Natale in Italian, Navidad in Spanish and Kirihimete in Maori, what is it in English?
4. How did Sticky Beak the Kiwi cause a commotion?
5. What is Viscum album?
Points for answers:
James got three with a bonus for Dr Seuss’s full name.
Andrei got three with a bonus for language knowledge.
Will got three and a smile for the sticky stuff.
PDM got two, a bonus for knowing the tune and a grin for the vaccum cleaner.
Grant got four with the help of his wife.
Teletext gets an electronic Christmas cake for five right and bonus for such comprehensive answers.
Adam gets one, and a sigh for the spirit of Scrooge.
Answers follow the break:
1. T.S. Eliot.
2. Dr Seuss.
4. Now Sticky Beak the kiwi, that bird from way down under/He’s caused a great commotion and it isn’t any wonder/ He’s notified old Santa Claus to notify the deer/That he will pull the Christmas sleigh in the southern hemisphere. More here.