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Thursday Quiz 14 March 2019

Mi-Amigo
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Hello Thurday Quizzers

The choice has been made and this week the subject is WORDS

 

There are three questions to answer:

Q 1 - What is BATALOGY?

 

Q 2 - What are "brass monkeys"?

 

Q 3 - What bird is a puffinus puffinus ?

 

RULES:

- No googling/wiki/social media/dictionaries to search for the answers

- Please submit answers to all three questions in your posts [even if one or more answers is a guess]

- Please give question number and then your answer [e.g. Q2 - my answer is ...... ]

- Please give only one set of three answers in each post

- You may submit two posts, each with three answers, during the quiz

- You may submit one post with the same one, two, or three answers as another member but must credit the member [e.g. I agree with .... the answer to Q2 is.....]

- Quiz is open until 12 noon on Friday 15 March 2019

- Answers will be announced after 1pm on Friday 15 March

 

Incorrect answers will get the infamous *klaxon*

Correct answers will be awarded a trophy trophy

 

Good luck

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1) BATOLOGY is the study of plants such as blackberries

2) BRASS MONKEYS came from cannonballs on ships (I think)

3) PUFFINUS PUFFINUS....obviously sounds as if it's something to do with Puffins, though I have a feeling that's too damn obvious.

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PS Apologies for jumping the gun.  It's not even Thursday yet.

So if my answers are invalid then so be it. slight_smile

 

Edited to add it's Thursday now ...so

1) BATOLOGY is the study of plants such as blackberries

2) BRASS MONKEYS came from cannonballs on ships (I think)

3) PUFFINUS PUFFINUS....obviously sounds as if it's something to do with Puffins, though I have a feeling that's too damn obvious.

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No problem @Cleoriff - and as both posts are the same [and one before and one fter midnight] you can still make a second post [if and when you want] up to 12 noon on Friday

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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

No problem @Cleoriff - and as both posts are the same [and one before and one fter midnight] you can still make a second post [if and when you want] up to 12 noon on Friday


 

Ok, though my answer to number 3 is a pure guess. Without looking it up, it will stay the same I think.

 

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There is a puffin island in north Wales lol might be worth looking it up
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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

 

There are three questions to answer:

Q 1 - What is BATALOGY?

 

Q 2 - What are "brass monkeys"?

 

Q 3 - What bird is a puffinus puffinus ?

 


Q1 My answer is the study of bramble bushes.

Q2 My answer is Testes.

Q3 My answer is a seabird

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Thanks for the answers so far.

A gentle reminder that the quiz does not close at midnight but is open until 12 noon tomorrow, Friday, so there is time for those who have given an answer to submit another set of answers, or for those who haven`t had a go, to submit their answers. slight_smile

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@Mi-Amigo wrote:

 

There are three questions to answer:

Q 1 - What is BATALOGY?

 

Q 2 - What are "brass monkeys"?

 

Q 3 - What bird is a puffinus puffinus ?

 

 


A1: ABATALOGY is what you got when you can't stand to be in the same place as a certain small winged mammal of the order Chiroptera, and your skin starts to itch, your eyes water and your breathing becomes laboured...

 

A2: A brass monkey was a device used to hold the cannon balls on a ship - as the balls were steel and the monkey was brass, when it got cold, the brass shrank more than the steel and all the balls would fall off.... hence "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey".

 

A3: The Puffinus puffinus is that particular species of bird that finds it hard to climb up those steep steps leading from the beach up to the car-park; commonly found in holes high up on said cliffs, these tailless creatures cut through water like a shark's dorsal fin through the mirror-like waters off the Great Barrier Reef.

 

Good quiz, who won? LOL

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@pgn 

Not sure.  However you get the prize for giving me the best laugh of the day joy

 

(whilst I am sitting here waiting for Practice 1 of the first race of the F1 season to start...It's in Australia!!)

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