Thursday’s quiz

1. What is paregmenon?

2.  Who said: “The best thing one can do when it’s raining is let it rain“?

3. What is a whio?

4. It’s pluie in French, pioggia in Italian, lluvia in Spanish and ua in Maori, what is it in English?

5. Who was New Zealand’s first Jewish premier?

7 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) The same word in different forms in a sentence e.g he got hot then hotter and hotter

    (2) – I’m stumped but then there is much else you can do but follow that advice

    (3) a Duck

    (4) Rain

    (5) Sir Julius Vogel – the name gives it away


  2. ZenTiger says:

    Where do you come up with these wordy words?

    As for the fellow that made that quote, no idea, it would be a long shot but I’d say it was an innuit chief, and then maybe some-one copied him?

    I should know the next one, given where I ducked out to earlier this week (the place was full of them).

    Sorry to rain on your parade, but #4 was the easy question for me this week.

    As for the last, it had to be Woody Allen, but I’m going to go with Barbara Streisand because I like her more.


  3. ZenTiger says:

    5. Who was New Zealand’s first Jewish premier?

    So not the premier Jew as favoured by New Zealanders then? Ah well, there were too many choices with my interpretation.


  4. pdm says:

    Boy someone has upset you this week HP – I hope your farmer is okay and you are not taking it out on him as well.

    1. Pass.
    2. Sounds like something from George Bernard Shaw.
    3. Pass
    4. Pass – but I have met a man named Whio.
    5. The Penguin in an earlier life – DPF.


  5. 1. No idea. Something about something being alongside, if my Greek is correct.
    2. My mother says something like this, so that’s my best offer.
    3. Blue Duck.
    4. Rain
    5. Sir Julius Vogel; the only Jewish Premier/Prime Minister.


  6. Gravedodger says:

    I had similar thoughts pdm.
    1 Paaaasss
    2 Don’t know again but I used to have serious discussions with swmbo when we farmed dryland in Waipara with an annual Rainfall of around 22 inches and she would rush out to grab washing at first sign and I would have just loved to see it get soaked.
    3 Blue Duck
    4 Rain
    5 Vogel as in Julius, is that his bread recipe.

    ps hope the predicted rain gets into Southland, predicted for Invergiggle and Qtown so that is promising.
    Been over 50 years since the Amuri had growth such as we saw last week.


  7. Teletext says:

    1. The juxtaposition of words that have a common derivation e.g she has curvacious curves. It can sometimes be a polyptoton.
    2. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    3. Blue Duck
    4. Rain – when is it going to be summer
    5. Sir Julius Vogel was the only practising Jewish Prime Minister although Francis Bell and John Key are of Jewish extraction on their mother’s side.


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