Thursday’s quiz

You’re invited to pose the questions.

Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual box of nectarines.

2 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) What were poulaines?

    (2) What was an alternative name sometimes used for them?

    (3) When were poulaines in vogue?

    (4) A variant of poulaines appeared in the 1950s what were they known as in the English speaking world?

    (5) Have you ever owned poulaines in any of their modern variants?

  2. Teletext says:


    1. They were a shoe with a very long toe.

    2. Crackowes because they were believed to have originated in Krakow, Poland

    3. They were worn in the 13th century but were probably more popular in the late 14th and 15th century.

    4. I’m assuming they were Winklepickers

    5. I think I did have a pair once but wasn’t impressed by them as I have typical wide Kiwi feet.

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