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Quiz Time – Are You Part Canuck – Part 4


Coat of Arms of Canada

Coat of Arms of Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All fun has to end and this is the last post on Are You Part Canuck.  An interesting experiment, and an interesting diversion.  English (and most languages) tends to evolve with geography.  Even in England, the language has turned into regional dialects and accents.  Think of putting a French-Canadian, and English-Canadian, a Bostonian, someone from Texas, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Ireland in a room.  It would be very, very confusing.  At any rate, here are the answers.

1. Chinook – Indian for snow eater, it is a wind that comes out of the mountains, originating in the Pacific Ocean, that can warm up wherever it touches by as much as 40 degrees F in a matter of minutes.  This is a common occurrence here in Calgary.

Chinook arch over the city of Calgary, Alberta...

Chinook arch over the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. Mickey – A mickey is a small bottle of hard liquor, ideal for holding in a belt on your waist. Couldn’t find a picture, but it is in the shape of a flask and hold about 13 oz. of booze.

hip flask Polski: piersiówka

Like a Mickey, except not glass: piersiówka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. Knapsack – A backpack

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform o...

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform of the 11th Virginia regiment with knapsack and bedroll] (LOC) (Photo credit: The Library of Congress)

4. Kerfuffle – A small-scale disturbance, or argument

I’ll leave you with one most Canadians wouldn’t get, unless you are from or lived in Saskatchewan.  Bunny hug.  Hope you enjoyed.

Quiz Time – Are You Part Canuck – Part 3


Coat of Arms of Canada

Coat of Arms of Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now the answers to Part 2 and the last instalment for all to figure out.  After the answers, I will post the final 4 Canuckisms for you to interpret.

1. Toboggan – A type of sled made of wood

2. Peameal – Back Bacon

3. Washroom – Restroom or Toilet

4. Serviette – A napkin

Thanks for playing.  Once again the king of Canuck dialect is El G.  Now for the last batch.

1. Chinook

2. Mickey

3. Knapsack

4. Kerfuffle

Have fun.

 

Quiz Time – Are You Part Canuck – Part 2


Coat of Arms of Canada

Coat of Arms of Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thanks for participating in the quiz, and now some answers, the we’ll pop up a few more for sure eh!

1. Two-four – a case of 24 beer

24 hours in a day and 24 beers in a case

24 hours in a day and 24 beers in a case (Photo credit: sean94110)

2. Loonie (and, of course, toonie) – Loonie is a 1 dollar coin, and a toonie is a 2 dollar coin

Due to its soaring value against the American ...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

3. Toque –  A kind of French hat, used to keep your head warm

Toques for the orphanage

(Photo credit: 4Cheungs)

4. Klick – A term for kilometer, as in 50 klicks to the next Timmy’s

Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons (Photo credit: Peter Broster)

Thanks for playing.  Looks like El G is moving forward in becoming bilingual. Nice job.   It seems the quiz managed to stump a Canuck as well.  Here is another batch for you to ponder.  For the rest of you, don’t feel bad, the spell checker on WordPress did worse.

1. Toboggan

2. Peameal

3. Washroom

4. Serviette

 

Quiz Time – Are You Part Canuck


Coat of Arms of Canada

Coat of Arms of Canada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

This is for all who land here, except Canadians. We already know what these mean, but I would like to know what you think they mean. I will post a few every few days and look forward to your answers.

 

1. Two-four

 

2. Loonie (and, of course, toonie)

 

3. Toque

 

4. Klick

 

Have fun eh!

 

Music Trivia – It’s Answer Day – September 23, 2012


 

Welcome to the bestowing of the coveted “I won the Music Trivia Question for the Day, I tried  to make a speech, to shut me up they gave me this award” Award.

 

The question was:

 

Who’s real name was Frederick Bulsara?

 

The answer:

 

Freddie Mercury

 

Freddie Mercury: Queen live in Hannover, Germa...

Freddie Mercury: Queen live in Hannover, Germany 1979 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Freddie was born in 1946 as Farrokh (Frederick) Bulsara.  He was born in Zanzibar and grew up there and in India until his teens, when he moved to the UK.  The rest is history.

 

Here is vintage Queen from 1973, a live version of “Keep Yourself Alive” taken from their first album.

 

Keep Yourself Alive

 

 

I say bestowing as the answer was given in about 18 seconds to El Guapo

 

Perchance this was too easy of a question, or perhaps El Guapo is a musical genius.  This of course means that A Gripping Life had a short but, interesting reign as the goddess of music trivia.  Congratulations El G, you have a chance to consolidate your kingdom on Wednesday.

 

To the new champ, El Guapo,his first win!

 

Music Trivia – September 21, 2012


 

 

A day late, but I can’t post while drinking, way too many typos.

This is what is up for grabs.

A Gripping Life is the current champ.

The question for today is:

Who’s real name was Frederick Bulsara?

The answer will be up on Sunday.

 

Music Trivia Question for the Day – September 19, 2012


Sun Records

Sun Records (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am going to make a small change to the format.  I am thinking that I can create milk 2 posts a week out of this feature.  Starting on Thursday (tomorrow, Friday in Australia and Thursday thirty in Newfoundland (that’s a Canadian in joke)) I will post the big question.  You will have a couple of days, three if I’m too lazy to post the answer.  I will then post the answer and the winner on Saturday morning.  Is It Possible To See It All, striving to maximize quality content for you the reader.  This leaves me the answer to Monday’s question to tie up the loose end of the old format.

The previous question was:

Q: Sun Records is famous for Sam Phillips discovering and recording Elvis, among others.  What was the first song released by Sun, and by who?

The answer is:

In March of 1952 Sun Records released “Drivin Slow’.  Johnny was a 16-year-old saxophone player and he sounds real good.  It starts a bit slow with some piano, then the sax comes in, and then it takes off.  Pretty good tune.

Drivin’ Slow

We had no winner this time, so Lisa at Gripping Life retains the award, at least until Saturday or Sunday, depending on the hangover.

A Gripping Life – 1 win and retains by default

Music Trivia Question for the Day – September 17, 2012


English: The Beatles wave to fans after arrivi...

English: The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The previous question was:

Q: In the song “A Day In The Life” by the Beatles, there is a line referring to a particular place.  What is Blackburn, Lancashire and why does it have 4,000 holes in it?

The answer is:

John Lennon wrote the song and read newspapers to gather some of the snippets in the song.  The Daily Mail on January 7, 1967 had an article about the town of Blackburn, Lancashire having a plan to fill 4,000 potholes.  The Albert Hall came from his imagination and the connector in the line “Now we know how many holes it takes to FILL the Albert Hall came from his friend Terry Dornan.  Up till then he had no idea other than something ____the Albert Hall.

A Day In The Life

AND WE HAVE A WINNER

A Gripping Life answered the question first and correct.  And she is the proud recipient of the Rebecca (LadyorNot) designed award,  Display it proudly and be ready to defend your title.

A Gripping Life – 1 win

Today’s question will move off the Beatles and move towards Elvis, well Sun Records anyway.

Q: Sun Records is famous for Sam Phillips discovering and recording Elvis, among others.  What was the first song released by Sun, and by who?

Music Trivia Question for the Day


 

Mathematics homework
Mathematics homework (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I left you all with some homework.   The question was very subjective and the answers showed it.  Having said that, I did not see any that were anywhere near as disgusting as the one I have put up.  It blows away the competition, making all the other contenders smell badly.  Feast your eyes on Mr. Methane.

The question for today is:

Q: What was Motown’s first hit?

 

Music Trivia Question for the Day


 

Mathematics homework

Mathematics homework (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I left you all with some homework.   The question was very subjective and the answers showed it.  Having said that, I did not see any that were anywhere near as disgusting as the one I have put up.  It blows away the competition, making all the other contenders smell badly.  Feast your eyes on Mr. Methane.

 

 

 

The question for today is:

 

Q: What was Motown’s first hit?

 

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