Thursday’s quiz

Yes, I know it’s Friday but I didn’t realist it was Thursday yesterday.

1. Who said: The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.”?

2. In her book Superwoman Shirely Conran wrote Life’s too short to stuff what?

3. It’s occupé in French, occupato in Italian, ocupado in Spanish and toritori in Maori, what is it in English?

4. Who left a note on his front door saying:  GON OUT BACKSON  BISY  BACKSON?

5. Does tempus fugit faster as we age?

3 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) The White Rabbit (Lewis Carol – Alice in Wonderland)


    (3) Busy

    (4) Christopher Robin (A A Milne – Winnie the Pooh )

    (5) Yes


  2. 1] I think that it’s a Yiddish saying. I’m pretty sure it isn’t from either of the Alice stories.
    2] Potatoes, I guess.
    3] Occupied.
    4] It is from Winnie-the-Pooh, but I can’t remember who the notice was by. Winnie-the-Pooh himself?
    5] Many of our experiences in life are repeated, especially the experiences of a general nature, such as the seasons, and they become, to an extent, routine, and we underestimate how much time routines take.


  3. Gravedodger says:

    1 Sounds Lewis carrol to me.
    2 maybe a second set of jimjams in an overnight bag.
    3 Hard to conflate the root suggestion with what I think the Maori word means.
    4 Sounds a bit Mississippi, a couzin married to an uncle perhaps.
    5 Time Flies.
    A very logical answer to the perception that settles it for me.
    When you are 5, a year is 20% or 1/5 of life, however at 50 it is only 2% and at 70 years have a distinct sensation of fenceposts at a hunderd miles an hour, well telegraph poles anyway.


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