Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said:”if you don’t want to work you have to work to earn enough so you don’t have to work.”?

2. Who wrote Counting for Nothing What Men Value and What Women Are Worth?

3. It’s travailler in French, lavarare lavorare in Italian, trabajar in Spanish and mahi in Maori, what is it in English?

4. It starts: Eight hours work, eight hours play . . .  –  how does it end?

5. If you could afford not to work, would you?

6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) I don’t know

    (2) I don’t know

    (3) I do know how to spell Lavorare though which in Russian is работать (rabotat) which is the root of an English word via the Czech language I believe – do you know that word?

    To the matter at hand the answer is work

    (4) eight hours sleep

    (5) Tricky question without an answer


  2. willdwan says:

    1. Don’t know. When in doubt, guess Mark Twain.

    2. Again don’t know, probably some feminist, how about Simone de Bouvoir?


    4. How about, Eight hours sleep, and there’s your day.

    5. Pondering that will occupy me all afternoon, as I spray nodding thistles.


  3. pdm says:

    1. Ben Feldman
    2. Germaine reer
    3. Pass
    4. Rest or sleep
    5. Yes – but limited on my terms to ensure my mind keeps active.


  4. Alwyn says:

    1. I believe that was Ogden Nash
    2. Wasn’t it our very own Marilyn Waring? The MP Rob Muldoon claimed was going to bring down his Government on the nuclear ships issue?
    3. The French is the verb “to work”. I guess the others mean the same.
    4. I remember the rhyme as finishing “eight hours sleep and eight bob a day”. It shows you what inflation has done. I imagine that if Red Russel ever got near the Treasury benchs it would finish “and eight billion dollars a day” before very long.
    5. Never. I worked till I was nearly 50 and that was quite long enough. I seem to remember Bob Jones claiming that he had retired at about 26.


  5. adam2314 says:

    1. Pass.
    2. Pass.
    3. Work.
    4. Eight hours sleep.
    5. I do.


  6. 1. I don’t know; I think that it is Mark Twain is a good guess, but it is Benjamin Franklin’s turn to be credited for an aphorism, so: Ben Franklin.
    2. Bugger. I saw this just recently. She was a local politician. Forgotten.
    3. l̶a̶b̶o̶u̶r̶ work
    4. Must be eight hours sleep, but not a slogan that I recognise.
    5. Yes, but at things that I’d want to do, so would it be work?


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