Friday’s answers

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation.?

2. What is the common name for Calluna vulgaris?

3. It’s l’avoine in French, avena in Italian and Spanish and ōti in Maori, what is it in English?

4.What’s a tatty bogler?

5. Alfred Hitchcok said – “I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made object never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.” Was he right?

Points for answers:

Alwyn got five (at third attempt) and a smile for the word play for #4 which wins an electronic batch of shortbread. It wasn’t the wine I was after for the answer but drinking some recently prompted the question.

Grant got three – with a bonus for admitting you were swayed by Alwyn and another for logic re enlightenment.

Andrei got three and a bonus for the music. If the internet can be trusted it was a real quote – I found it in three places.




Answers follow the break:

1. Voltaire.

2. Heather.

3. Oats.

4. A scarecrow (after which some fine  Central Otago wine is named).

5. No – at least not when played well and outside.

2 Responses to Friday’s answers

  1. Alwyn says:

    It may have taken me three attempts but I was simply following the Scottish theme of the quiz.
    As with Robert the Bruce watching the spider it was a case of
    “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.
    So it really is a scarecrow. Thank you Kirks.

  2. homepaddock says:

    My mother used to darn socks with Robert the Bruce wool and tell us the story of the spider as she did it. I doubt anyone darns socks these days, but you’ve shown the value of following Robert’s example.

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