Friday’s answers

March 27, 2015

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.?

2.  Name three of the seven deadly sins.

3. It’s châtiment in French;  punizione  in Italian, castigo in Spanish and whiu in Maori, what is it in English?

4. In which musical would you find the lines:

My object all sublime
I shall achieve in time—
To let the punishment fit the crime,
The punishment fit the crime;
And make each prisoner pent
Unwillingly represent
A source of innocent merriment,
Of innocent merriment!

5. If someone wrongs you what’s the best response – revenge, karma, forgivenss or . . . .?

Points for answers:

Andrei got four and a nearly – right composers and song writer but wrong musical.

J Bloggs and Gravedodger both win a virtual bunch of sweet peas with five right.

 

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Thursday’s quiz

March 26, 2015

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.?

2.  Name three of the seven deadly sins.

3. It’s châtiment in French;  punizione  in Italian, castigo in Spanish and whiu in Maori, what is it in English?

4. In which musical would you find the lines:

My object all sublime
I shall achieve in time—
To let the punishment fit the crime,
The punishment fit the crime;
And make each prisoner pent
Unwillingly represent
A source of innocent merriment,
Of innocent merriment!

5. If someone wrongs you what’s the best response – revenge, karma, forgivenss or . . . .?


What’s your most dominant character trait?

March 20, 2015

What’s your most dominant character trait?

Your Sensitivity is your Most Dominant Character Trait!

You have a big heart with a lot of love to go around. Not only that, but you are extra aware of other people’s feelings and very conscious as to how their emotions are affected by yours and other’s behavior. The level of empathy you possess is greatly appreciated and picked up on by your friends and family, which is why you’re such great company to have around.

Not sure I’m there yet, but working on it.


Friday’s answers

March 20, 2015

Andrei, J Bloggs and Rob posed the questions for which they get my thanks.

Those who stumped us all can claim a virtual dozen jars of raspberry jam by leaving the answers below.

 


Thursday’s quiz

March 19, 2015

It’s your turn to pose the questions.

You don’t have to follow the usual five-question formula.

Anyone who stumps us all will win a virtual dozen jars of raspberry jam.


One spouse, two spice?

March 18, 2015

How’s your knowledge of plurals?

A+

Amazing! From Phenomena to Crises to Radii, you know your Plurals! The wild and wacky English language is often a hodgepodge of foreign words, weird abbreviations, and interesting conjugations. Plurals can be some of the most incorrectly applied and mixed up components of grammar, and most people really struggle with this quiz – but not you! Whether you’re a writer, or just a grammar aficionado, you absolutely dominated this quiz! Great job!

Apropos of plurals, why not one spouse, two or more spice?


Friday’s answers

March 13, 2015

Thursday’s questions were:

1. Who said: It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

2. What is the final couplet of this verse: I think that I will never see/ a billboard lovely as a tree . . .?

3.  It’s croître in French, crescere in Italian, crecer in Spanish and tupu in Maori.

4. What are Agathis australis; Cordyline australis and Dacrydium cupressinum more commonly known as?

5.  Which trees would you choose for wind breaks?

Points for answers:

Andrei got 3 2/3 and a nearly for #2.

Bulaman got 3.

Alwyn got 4 1/2  – it was final couplet not final line for #2.

J Bloggs got 4.

Grant got 3 (ignoring perhaps instead of indeed for #2).

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