Saturday, 2 February 2013

The Daily Teaser — 2-2-2013: This Is Saturday, Wear a Smile … !

Hmmm … 

I’ve got to admit, I’ve got last night’s episode of QI on, in the background.

Apparently … ?   In the canonical Sherlock Holmes stories, Watson ejaculated considerably more times than Holmes.

No, wait, don’t get like that … !

Back than, the word meant that Watson was … um … exclaiming.

Yes, that’s the word.

Funny how these things change over time, isn’t it … ?

Let’s move on, shall we?   Let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with telling us she’s put up her own batch of questions and answers*, she also bagged 5 out of 5.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 2nd February, 2013 is a Saturday: its Latin name, dies Saturni, associates the day with which planet … ?
Q2) Which of the world’s three monotheist religions sees Saturdays as its holy day … ?
Q3) Many Scandinavian words for Saturday are variations of lørdag: meaning what day … ?
Q4) The French name for Saturday — Samedi — is also the name of a spirit in which religion … ?
Q5) More to the point, in which James Bond film does that spirit appear … ?
Q6) And finally … according to the old nursery rhyme, what does Saturday’s child do … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st February, 1884, saw the publication of the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary.   The first formal editor was Herbert … who … ?   
A1) Coleridge.
Q2) In which year was the OED first released as a Compact Edition … ?   
A2) 1971.
Q3) In its entries, the OED lists which, first: British spellings, or American?   
A3) British.
Q4) Which of Shakespeare’s works is most quoted in the OED … ?   
A4) Hamlet.
Q5) And finally … Which fantastical English writer worked on the OED, after leaving the army … ?   
A5) J. R. R. Tolkien.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll leave you with this quote from a certain well known New York comedian …
“Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.”Woody Allen.
And an appropriate tune from Elton John … 

Or … And a tune from The Saturdays … 

And, given the name of children’s show, TISWAS, was an acronym of ‘This Is Saturday, Wear A Smile’ … I finish with the gang doing their thing … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        Think I managed to make a complete hash of that lot, Debbi! :D

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No worries, Paul! :) I think Bill would have gotten a kick out of it.

I may do more quizzes in the future, with book giveaways. Just a thought! :)

1. Saturn
2. Judaism
3. washing day
4. Haitian Voodoo
5. Live and Let Die
6. works hard for a living