Saturday, 8 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 8-4-2017: International Romani Day


I think — one of these days — I’m due some time off.

No, really!

At least … a Saturday off!

A lay in would be rather nice, let’s put it that way.

Remind me to get booking that up.

At some point … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring 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) 8th April is International Romani Day.   The Romani are also known as what ‘G’?
Q2) The word, Romani, can also be spelt with a what: e, y or g?
Q3) In many forms of the Romani language, the word, rom means either husband … or what?
Q4) Anglo-Romani is the version of the language: usually spoken where?
Q5) A vardo is the traditional Romani what?
Q6) The Kale are Romani, from where?
Q7) The Sinti — or Zinti — are Romani from Northern Italy.   And where else: France, Germany or Switzerland?
Q8) The Romani are said to have their origins, where: India, Africa or Eastern Asia?
Q9) Jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, was a Belgian-born Romani: who spent most of his life in which country?
Q10) Finally … John Mendall, Richard Skelton and Henry Boswell, all claimed to be what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 7th April, 2009, saw protest erupt: against apparently fraudulent elections.   The protests were in which former Soviet country: Moldova, Lithuania or Uzbekistan?
A1) Moldova: also called Moldovia.
Q2) 7th April, 1999 saw the World Trade Organization issued a ruling: in favour of the USA.   The ruling concerned the USA’s trade dispute with the EU.   About what: computer parts, bananas or petrol?
A2) Bananas.   Cue the music.   Oh, HELL, cue MORE music … !
Q3) The Mars Odyssey Probe mission started: on 7th April, 2001.   The probe launched in which year?
A3) 2001.   (The mission started on the 7th: with the various pre-launch activities.   The launch, itself took place on the 11th April.)
Q4) Will Keith Kellogg was born on 7th April, 1860.   His company’s most famous products were toasted what?
Q5) Finally … 7th April, 1920, saw the birth of Ravi Shankar.   Which musical instrument did he play?
A5) The Sitar.
I’ll leave you with a proverb …
“The apple does not fall far from the tree.”
Traditional Romani proverb.
And a tune from the world’s best known Roma guitarist†.
Have a good day … 

*        It’s a worry, isn’t it, Debbi?   I hope it doesn’t got that far: but remember the results of 9/11 … 

†        Famously, Django Reinhardt left hand — his fretting hand — was injured in a fire: his ring and little fingers were left heavily distorted.   The upside?   Was that it made g-shaped guitar chords a lot easier to form.   Heck of an advantage for jazz … 


Debbi said...

I shall have to keep Django Reinhardt in mind as I'm writing. :)

1. Gypsies
2. y
3. man
4. the UK, Australia, the US and South Africa
5. wagon
6. Wales
7. Germany
8. India
9. France
10. King of the Gypsies

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Gypsies
Q2) Romany
Q3) man
Q4) UK
Q5) Horse-drawn wagon
Q6) Wales
Q7) Germany
Q8) India
Q9) France
Q10) Kings of the Gypsies
Sorry to be so late. Very busy these days. I hope you can get a bit of rest :)

Nik Nak said...

You can find today’s answers, here