Monday, 19 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19-9-2016: Talk Like A Pirate Day … !

Ahoy!   Arrrrrr … !   Jim Lad!   Splice The Main Brace!

Right … that’s the obligatory bit, done … 

Obviously, you’ll be able to guess what the theme of today’s Teaser.

I mean … 

The poster’s a clue … 


But, at any rate … ?

At any rate, I’ve got the first batch of interviews done with.


I’ve got no-where with them.

After the interview I’ve got, tomorrow?

And my meeting at the Job-Centre, today?

And, having handed out my CV to as many people in Brentwood, Romford and Shenfield as possible?

I’ve got the hard drag of online hunting.

Mostly looking at various job-sites, to see what I can find.

Most of them … ?   Are easy enough to use.

About my one problem?

I put in an online application to Sainsburys, the other day: for a checkout operator.

Which, with my employment history, I’d be good at.

Apparently?   I didn’t get the score needed, in the online test.

That’s annoying.

And leaves me wondering if there’s a site that can walk you through these things.


But let’s get moving on, shall we?   Time’s a’wasting …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: scoring — as I know how shaky one question was — five out of five in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 19th September is Talk Like A Pirate Day.  The day first observed by a pair of Oregonian friends, when: 1995, 2002 or 2009?
Q2) Senator Roger Kahn mentioned the day: back in 2013.   The Senator was a Republican Senator for which state?
Q3) One anti-virus software package has ‘Pirate Talk’ as a language option.   Which anti-virus software are we talking about?
Q4) Many pirates operated on the eastern coasts of North and South America.   On what’s generally called the Spanish … what?
Q5) The Spanish dollar would have been know to pirates.   It was known as real de a ocho, the eight real coin or pieces of … what?
Q6) French pirates based in the Caribbean were called Buccaneers.   They originally operated from bases where: Jamaica, Tortuga or Puerto Rico?
Q7) Privateers were mercenaries licensed to attack their home nation’s naval enemies: mercenaries who occasionally turned pirate.   They were licensed by Letters of … what?
Q8) The Sea Dogs were one of England’s most notorious privateer groups.   One of their most notorious leaders was El Draque: the Dragon.   Also known as whom?
Q9) The late Monty Python star, Graham Chapman, played a pirate in a 1983 film.   What’s the film called?
Q10) Finally … Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and Bruce Purchase all appeared in which Douglas Adams penned Doctor Who story?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Britain’s first Hanoverian king finally arrived in the UK, on 18th September, 1714: after acceding to the throne on 1st August.   Which King was it?
Q2) Emperor Constantine won the Battle of Chrysopolis, on 18th September, 324.  Constantine was WHICH Roman Emperor: Constantine the Great, Constantine the Reeve or Constantine the Wild?
Q3) Who was elected as the US’s first female Senator: on 18th September, 1948?   (First as in first to be elected as a senator: not the first to be a senator … )
A3) Margaret Chase Smith.   She was the first woman elected to be both a Senator, and the Senator from Maine.   She was preceded by Hattie Caraway: who replaced her husband as Senator for Arkansas.   (I’m VERY aware this is very shaky …)
Q4) Jamaica joined the United Nations: on 18th September, 1962.   What’s the capital of Jamaica?
A4) Kingston.
Q5) Finally … the Cygnus Orb D1 was launched on 18th September, 2013.   The craft was an unmanned cargo ship: delivering supplies to where?
A5) The International Space Station, or ISS.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.”
Steve Jobs.
And these songs … 

Enjoy your day, mateys!

*        Cheers, Olga‡: I think I’m going to need it!   (I’m just mildly perplexed by that Sainsbury’s application.   I can understand having the tests: but, boy, they’re opaque!)

†        It’s ALWAYS the way, isn’t it, Debbi‡?   There’s ALWAYS that one question!

‡        It’s true, there’s ALWAYS that one question.   I THINK I’m going to have to take the one about the first elected female senator out of my question database: Wikipedia’s own articles and pages are contradictory about it!


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1995
Q2) Michigan
Q3) Avast
Q4) Main
Q5) Eight
Q6) Tortuga
Q7) Marque
Q8) Sir Francis Drake
Q9) Yellowbeard
Q10) The Pirate Planet
It sounds quite bizarre indeed. I hope you can work it out.

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. 2002
2. Michigan
3. Avast
4. Spanish port
5. piece of eight (silver coin)
6. Tortuga
7. Letter of Marque
8. Sir Francis Drake
9. Yellowbeard
10. The Pirate Planet

Sorry I haven't been here lately. Between working at home and outside the home & campaigning against Trump on Twitter, I haven't had much play time.

I hate those online tests! I had to take a timed online test for Microsoft Word & Excel once. I drew a blank on answers that I should have known from using it for years. I turned my internet off by pulling the Ethernet cord out from the back of my tower. (I wanted it to look like I lost my internet connection instead of exiting the test.) I then called the agency and told them, that my internet went down during the test. They understood and told me to call them back & they'd send me another link for the test when my internet was back on. I took an hour to refresh my memory & called back and aced it.

Debbi said...

No problem either way, Paul! You never know what to trust on the Internet.

1. 1995
2. Michigan
3. Avast
4. Main
5. eight
6. Tortuga
7. Marque
8. Sir Francis Drake
9. Yellowbeard
10. The Pirate Planet