Thursday’s quiz

1. Who said: Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.?

2. Whose law begins with the expectation to be trusty, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind . . . ?

3. It’s fidèle in French; fedele in Italian, fiel in Spanish and piripono in Maori, what is it in English?

4. What and where is Old Faithful?

5. Are exposures of private misbehaviour in the public interest of just something in which the public might be interested?

4 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Gravedodger says:

    1 pass, not a bad creed.
    2 World Scouting movement
    3 fidelity.
    4 In Yellowstone National Park Wyoming.
    5 My views are rather prudish I guess but while a significant body of citizens regard infidelity, unfaithfulness, or more accurately cheating in relationships as seriously wrong, then people with scant regard for vows, religeous and societal rules must be considered flawed in matters of trust.
    The Mayor of the super city has portrayed himself as a church attending christian to his very supportive SA electorate so unless his wife is a supporter of “open marriage” which his belated admission to her when disclosure was certain, rather rules out, then he is just another in a long list of Charlatans.
    Maybe celebrating my Golden wedding anniversary jaundices my feelings somewhat but I would struggle not to laugh in his face If a meeting occurred with His Worship, particularly if it was in the Ngati Whatua Room at the Municiple buildings.
    Shaking hands would have me somewhat circumspect also.


  2. Alwyn says:

    1. Our old friend Marcus Tullius Cicero. Weren’t the old names impressive sounding?
    2. It sounds as if it might be a Boy Scout oath, although it certainly isn’t the one we had. That went “I promise to do my best, to do my duty to God and the Queen, to help other people at all times and to obey the scout law”. Something like that anyway.
    3. Faithfull
    4. It is a geyser in either Yellowstone or Yosemite National Park in the US. Can’t remember which.
    5. I’m sure people are interested. Frankly I don’t care as long as the ratepayer hasn’t been paying for Len’s fun and games.


  3. Alwyn says:

    I forgot to add. In spite of the evil activities of the airlines in trying to exhaust Hawkes Bay before the game is even played I am faithful enough to believe they will win.


  4. Andrei says:

    (1) Cicero

    (2) Boy Scouts

    (3) Faithful

    (4) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    (5) Adultery is in the public interest since marriage is a public commitment (it used to be a crime but one so many politicians were guilty of they changed the law to suit themselves,as politicians are want to do).

    If a man in private life is a scuzz bucket chances are he will be in public life – it all comes down to character and we should always vote for an honourable man or woman if we can.


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