Christmas Quiz

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Neil Graham
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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Neil Graham » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:37 pm

Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:33 pm
"A nide of Geese-a-laying"

That's interesting, however I now see that the Latin for nest is "nidus", so that would explain it. Thanks for the education!
Ah Latin.............my education was incomplete without Caesar laying waste to the fields of the Gauls and so on. Funny how all that stuff from decades ago has been of little/no use since.

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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:03 am

"Funny how all that stuff from decades ago has been of little/no use since."

Oddly enough, it has actually proved useful in chemistry. I took up nomenclature of chemicals at one point and some knowledge of Latin and Greek is useful. Reading Vergil or Caesar maybe less useful though...

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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:48 pm

I noticed the American weather service started to use the Greek Alphabet for named tropical storms this year because they ran out of letters in the English Alphabet.
I believe it's only the second time it has happened.

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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by MJMcCready » Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:17 am

I think you may have got question one wrong. I'm almost certain the answer is The Prodigy.

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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:55 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:17 am
I think you may have got question one wrong. I'm almost certain the answer is The Prodigy.
I am not sure to which question one you are referring. Even if Gustav Holst & Harold Darke composed music to "In the Bleak Midwinter" I do not think that The Prodigy is an acceptable answer.

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Re: Christmas Quiz

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:31 pm

For those interested in quizzing - try and spot the Eurovision entries in Week 15 here:-

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