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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Bamaman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:51 pm

European rivers

1. Two of the four world capitals the Danube flows through.

Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade


Convect (22): plasticene (Budapest and Vienna), Paucle (Belgrade and Vienna), codehappy (4) (Budapest and Vienna), billy pilgrim (Budapest and Vienna), Woof (Budapest and Belgrade), Vanya (5) (Vienna and Budapest), Peggles (Vienna and Budapest), gamawire (Vienna and Budapest), dhkendall (5) (Vienna and Belgrade), MarkBarrett (Vienna and Budapest), econgator (Budapest and Vienna), spell4yr (Budapest and Vienna), LeFleneur (Vienna and Belgrade), mam418 (Vienna and Budapest), andreaborn (Vienna and Bratslava), debramc (Vienna and Budapest), Turd Ferguson (Vienna and Budapest), xxaaaxx (Budapest and Vienna), omgwheelhouse (Vienna and Belgrade), Lefty (Belgrade and Bratislava), bomtr (Vienna and Bratislava), cbec (Vienna and Budapest)

Incorrect (6): Magna (Budapest and Bucharest), immaf (Vienna and Prague), RackMe32 (Prague and Budapest), boson (Prague and Budapest), gloriaclemente (Vienna and Prague), dmleach (Budapest and Bucharest)

Clam (3): mitchparov, amorris525, jeff6286



2. It is the longest river in Europe.

Volga

Correct (20): Magna, plasticene, Paucle, codehappy (5), billy pilgrim, Woof, Vanya (4), Peggles, gamawire, MarkBarrett, econgator, boson, mam418, andreaborn, debramc, xxaaaxx, jeff6286, omgwheelhouse, Lefty, cbec

Incorrect (5): dhkendall (1) (Dnieper), LeFleneur (Rhone), gloriaclemente (Rhine), dmleach (Rhine), cbec (Rhine)

Clam (6): mitchparov, immaf, spell4yr, RackMe32, amorris525. Turd Ferguson


3. The remains of Joan of Arc were tossed into this river.

Seine

Correct (19): Magna, Paucle, codehappy (3), Vanya (3), Peggles, gamawire, dhkendall (3), MarkBarrett, LaFlaneur. gloriaclemente, mam418, andreaborn, dmleach, xxaaaxx, jeff6286, omgwheelhouse, Lefty, bomtr, cbec

Incorrect (4): plasticene (Loire), billy pilgrim (Loire), Woof (Loire), econgator (Loire)

Clam (8): mitchparov, immaf, spell4yr, RackMe32, boson, amorris525, debramc, Turd Ferguson

4. This four letter river forms the boundary between Poland and Germany before reaching the Baltic Sea.

Oder

Correct (20): plasticene, Paucle, codehappy (1), billy pilgrim, Woof, Vanya (2), Peggles, gamawire, dhkendall (4), MarkBarrett, econgator. boson, mam418, andreaborn, debramc, Turd Ferguson, jeff6286, omgwheelhouse, Lefty, bomtr

Incorrect (6): Magna (Elbe), immaf (Aare), LaFlaneur (Elbe), gloriaclemente (Elbe), dmleach (Arno), cbec (Yser)

Clam (5): mitchparov, spell4yr, RackMe32, amorris525, xxaaaxx

5. Three rivers, the Minho, the Douro and the Tagus, divide this country into three distinct geographic areas.

Portugal

Correct (23): Magna, plasticene, Paucle, codehappy (2), billy pilgrim, Woof, Vanya (1), Peggles, gamawire. MarkBarrett, econgator, RackMe32, LaFlaneur, boson, gloriaclemente, mam418, andreaborn, debramc, xxaaaxx, omgwheelhouse, Lefty, bomtr, cbec

Incorrect (4): dhkendall (Spain) (2), spell4yr (Spain), amorris525 (Spain), dmleach (Spain)

Clam (4): mitchparov, immaf. Turd Ferguson, jeff6286

Scores for this question
codehappy 15
Vanya 15
Paucle 10
Peggles 10
gamawire 10
MarkBarrett 10
mam418 10
andreaborn 10
omgwheelhouse 10
Lefty 10
bomtr 10
dhkendall 9
debramc 8
xxaaaxx 8
plasticene 7
billy pilgrim 7
Woof 7
boson 5
Magna 4
econgator 4
LaFlaneur 4
Turd Ferguson 4
jeff6286 4
cbec 4
spell4yr 1
RackMe32 1
gloriaclemente 1
mitchparov 0
immaf -2
amorris525 -2
dmleach -2
cheezguyty -15

cheezguyty declared this category his specialty but did not submiy and entry and will receive a score of -15 for this category.
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Bamaman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:12 pm

Scores after three categories
1. Peggles 8+15+10=33
2. codehappy 8+8+15=31
3. xxaaaxx 13+10+8=31
4. Mam418 4+15+10=29
5. MarkBarrett 8+9+10=27
6. Paucle 5+10+10=25
7. gamawire 13+1+10=24
8. debramc 3+10+8=21
9. omgwheelhouse 1+10+10=21
10. bomtr 3+8+10=21
11. plasticene 6+7+7=20
12. andreaborn 4+6+10=20
13. Vanya 0+4+15=19
14. cbac 1+13+4=18
15. Woof 4+6+7=17
16. gloriaclemente 0+15+1=16
17. Lefty 0+6+10=16
18. billy pilgrim 1+7+7=15
19. dhkendall 2+3+9=14
20. jeff6286 4+6+4=14
21. boson 1+7+5=13
22. econgator 4+4+4=12
23. Turd Ferguson 3+4+4=11
24. LaFlaneur 4+2+4=10
25. RackMe32 2+6+1=9
26. Magna 0+4+4=8
27. spell4yr 4+2+1=7
28. amorris525 2+4-2=4
29. dmleach 4+1-2=3
30. Immaf 4+0-2=2
31. mitchparov -5+4+0=-1
32. barandall8000 -15
33. cheezguyty -15
34. thejeopadyfan -15

At the halfway point, Peggles holds on to a narrow lead. Can she hang on through the rest of the game? Will I ever finish scoring this game? Tune in tomorrow!!!!
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby MarkBarrett » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:40 pm

I'm in the club for picking the wrong specialty. Rivers? Never would have guessed. My score is 10, but it jumped to 13 in the scoreboard.
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby dhkendall » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:44 pm

Bamaman wrote:European rivers

1. Two of the four world capitals the Danube flows through.

Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade


Okay, how many besides me named all four? :mrgreen:

Bamaman wrote:3. The remains of Joan of Arc were tossed into this river.

Seine


So does that mean that the English were right and she really is in-Seine?

*rimshot*

Thank you, I'll be here all week! Tip your quizmaster! Hell, knock him right over!

Bamaman wrote:4. This four letter river forms the boundary between Poland and Germany before reaching the Baltic Sea.

Oder

Correct (20): plasticene, Paucle, codehappy (1), billy pilgrim, Woof, Vanya (2), Peggles, gamawire, dhkendall (4), MarkBarrett, econgator. boson, mam418, andreaborn, debramc, Turd Ferguson, jeff6286, omgwheelhouse, Lefty, bomtr

Incorrect (6): Magna (Elbe), immaf (Aare), LaFlaneur (Elbe), gloriaclemente (Elbe), dmleach (Arno), cbec (Yser)


I wonder if those six would have appreciated a "smelly" TOM?
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Bamaman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:45 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:I'm in the club for picking the wrong specialty. Rivers? Never would have guessed. My score is 10, but it jumped to 13 in the scoreboard.


Fixed. Thank you.
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Paucle » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:07 pm

dhkendall wrote:Incorrect (6): Magna (Elbe), immaf (Aare), LaFlaneur (Elbe), gloriaclemente (Elbe), dmleach (Arno), cbec (Yser)
I wonder if those six would have appreciated a "smelly" TOM?


Very clever! But elbe a yser guy! Aare aare aare!!
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Vanya » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:19 am

dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:European rivers

1. Two of the four world capitals the Danube flows through.

Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade


Okay, how many besides me named all four? :mrgreen:



How many predicted he would ask that question (altho I thought he would ask for all 4)?
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Paucle » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:51 am

dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:European rivers
1. Two of the four world capitals the Danube flows through.
Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade
Okay, how many besides me named all four? :mrgreen:

When I tried, I wound up trying to name all 6, or 7. So I stuck with the two I was positive of.
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Woof » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:17 pm

Paucle wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote:European rivers
1. Two of the four world capitals the Danube flows through.
Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Belgrade
Okay, how many besides me named all four? :mrgreen:

When I tried, I wound up trying to name all 6, or 7. So I stuck with the two I was positive of.


I predicted that Prague would be neg-bait since its bridges are so frequently photographed, but I also consciously avoided Vienna since in my memory the Danube/Donau flows past it, not through it. Suburban expansion?
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Magna » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:52 pm

Paucle wrote:
dhkendall wrote:Incorrect (6): Magna (Elbe), immaf (Aare), LaFlaneur (Elbe), gloriaclemente (Elbe), dmleach (Arno), cbec (Yser)
I wonder if those six would have appreciated a "smelly" TOM?


Very clever! But elbe a yser guy! Aare aare aare!!

Even with the clue, some arno yser than before. ;)
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby billy pilgrim » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:13 pm

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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Bamaman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:36 pm

Hoity Toity foods

None of these foods are served at Olive Gardens in Michigan.

1. Shepherd's pie is a meat dish covered by a thin layer of this.

Mashed potatoes

Correct (23): Magna, plasticene (1), Paucle, codehappy, billy pilgrim (1), Woof (5), mitchparov, immaf, Peggles, gamawire, dhkendall, MarkBarrett, econgator, spell4yr, boson (5), gloriaclemente, mam418, andreaborn (5), debramc (5), xxaaaxx, omgwheelhouse, bomtr (1), cbec

Incorrect (4): Vanya (pastry), LaFlaneur (bread dough), dmleach (puff pastry), Lefty (crust)

Clam (4) : RackMe32, amorris525, jeff6286, Turd Ferguson

2. Potage is a hoity toity name for this type of dish, especially thick ones.

Soup

Correct (25): Magna, codehappy, billy pilgrim (2), Woof (1), mitchparov, immaf, Peggles, econgator, spell4yr, LaFlaneur, boson (2), gloriaclemente, amorris525, andreaborn (1), dmleach, debramc (1), jeff6286, Lefty. bomtr (2), cbec, plasticene (2) (stew), Paucle (porridge), Vanya (porridge), gammawaire (stew), dhkendall (stew}

Incorrect (1) omgwheelhouse (cheese)

Clam (5): MarkBarrett, RackMe32, mam418, Turd Ferguson, xxaaaxx

3. On average, an Israeli eats 22 pounds of hummus, a spread made from these.

Chickpeas or garbanzo beans

Correct (26): Magna, plasticene (3), Paucle, codehappy, billy pilgrim (3), Woof (2), mitchparov, immaf, Vanya, Peggles, gamawire, MarkBarrett, econgator, LaFlaneur, boson (4), gloriaclemente, mam418, andreaborn (4), dmleach, debramc (3), Turd Ferguson, jeff6286, omgwheelhouse, Lefty. bomtr (3), cbec

Incorrect (1): dhkendall (lentils)

Clam (4): spell4yr, RackMe32, amorris525, xxaaaxx

4. Kimchi is pickled vegetables popular in this country.

(South) Korea

Correct (27): Magna, plasticene (4), Paucle, codehappy, billy pilgrim (4), Woof (4), mitchparov, immaf, Vanya, Peggles, gamawire, dhkendall, MarkBarrett, econgator, LaFlaneur, boson (3), gloriaclemente, mam418, andreaborn (2), dmleach, debramc (2), Turd Ferguson, xxaaaxx, omgwheelhouse, Lefty. bomtr (4), cbec

Incorrect (1): amorris525 (Japan)

Clam (3): spell4yr, RackMe32, jeff6286

5. This dark green vegetable is the main ingredient in spanakopitta, a Greek pie.

Spinach

Correct (26): Magna, plasticene (5), Paucle, codehappy, billy pilgrim (5), Woof (3), mitchparov, immaf, Vanya, gamawire, dhkendall, MarkBarrett, econgator, spell4yr, LaFlaneur, boson (1), gloriaclemente, mam418, andreaborn (3), dmleach, debramc (4), Turd Ferguson, omgwheelhouse, Lefty. bomtr (5), cbec

Incorrect (1): Peggles (eggplant)

Clam (4): RackMe32, amorris525, xxaaaxx, jeff6286

Scores for this question
billy pilgrim 15
Woof 15
boson 15
andreaborn 15
debramc 15
bomtr 15
plasticene 15
Magna 10
codehappy 10
mitchparov 10
immaf 10
econgator 10
gloriaclemente 10
cbec 10
Paucle 10
Vanya 10
gamawire 10
MarkBarrett 8
mam418 8
Peggles 7
Laflaneur 7
dmleach 7
omgwheelhouse 7
Lefty 7
dhkendall 7
spell4yr 6
Turd Ferguson 6
jeff6286 4
xxaaaxx 4
amorris525 1
RackMe32 0
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Bamaman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:42 pm

Once again my inability to write remotely challenging questions causes nearly everyone to score high.

Scores through four categories
1. codehappy 8+8+15+10=41
2. Peggles 8+15+10+7=40
3. Mam418 4+15+10+8=37
4. debramc 3+10+8+15=36
5. bomtr 3+8+10+15=36
6. plasticene 6+7+7+15=35
7. MarkBarrett 8+9+10+8=35
8. andreaborn 4+6+10+15=35
9. xxaaaxx 13+10+8+4=35
10. Paucle 5+10+10+10=35
11 gamawire 13+1+10+10=34
12. Woof 4+6+7+15=32
13. billy pilgrim 1+7+7+15=30
14. cbec 1+13+4+10=28
15. gloriaclemente 0+15+1+10=26
16. Vanya 0+4+15+10=29
17. boson 1+7+5+15=28
18. omgwheelhouse 1+10+10+7=28
19. Lefty 0+6+10+7=23
20. econgator 4+4+4+10=22
21. dhkendall 2+3+9+7=21
22. Magna 0+4+4+10=18
23. jeff6286 4+6+4+4=18
24. LaFlaneur 4+2+4+7=17
25. Turd Ferguson 3+4+4+6=17
26. spell4yr 4+2+1+6=13
27. Immaf 4+0-2+10=12
28. dmleach 4+1-2+7=10
29. mitchparov -5+4+0+10=9
30. RackMe32 2+6+1+0=9
31. amorris525 2+4-2+1=5
32. barandall8000 -15
33. cheezguyty -15
34. thejeopadyfan -15
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Vanya » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:55 pm

Bamaman wrote:
2. Potage is a hoity toity name for this type of dish, especially thick ones.

Soup



The dictionary says potage is a thick soup. Wikipedia says it is a thick soup stew, or porridge. The word porridge comes from the word potage.
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Paucle » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:02 pm

Vanya wrote:
Bamaman wrote:2. Potage is a hoity toity name for this type of dish, especially thick ones.
Soup
The dictionary says potage is a thick soup. Wikipedia says it is a thick soup stew, or porridge. The word porridge comes from the word potage.

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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Peggles » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:13 pm

I can't believe I put eggplant for the veggie in spanakopita. I guess my feeble brain was thinking moussaka.
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Magna » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:16 pm

I answered soup, which is think is the best answer, because stews and porridges (the soups, not the hot cereals) are always thick and therefore don't quite fit with the "especially" qualifier. At the same time, I think crediting stew or porridge would be fair.
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby dhkendall » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:53 pm

Bamaman wrote:2. Potage is a hoity toity name for this type of dish, especially thick ones.

Soup

Correct (20): Magna, codehappy, billy pilgrim (2), Woof (1), mitchparov, immaf, Peggles, econgator, spell4yr, LaFlaneur, boson (2), gloriaclemente, amorris525, andreaborn (1), dmleach, debramc (1), jeff6286, Lefty. bomtr (2), cbec

Incorrect (6):plasticene (2) (stew), Paucle (porridge), Vanya (porridge), gammawaire (stew), dhkendall (stew), omgwheelhouse (cheese)

Clam (5): MarkBarrett, RackMe32, mam418, Turd Ferguson, xxaaaxx


Like a few others here, I protest. This time, I have God as my lawyer. :)

I got my answer from remembering Genesis 25:29. Compare the King James (hoity toidy) version with the New International (contemporary speak). I'd accept soup too, but I wouldn't discount stew lest the Lord smite thee.

Bamaman wrote:4. Kimchi is pickled vegetables popular in this country.

(South) Korea


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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby plasticene » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:01 am

I know Wikipedia is hardly the final authority, but its article on Potage begins: Potage (from Old French pottage; "potted dish") is a category of thick soups, stews, or porridges, in some of which meat and vegetables are boiled together with water until they form into a thick mush. I don't see how stew or porridge could be counted wrong. The word "porridge" itself presumably comes from a variant pronunciation of "potage".
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Re: Who's Special #4 (Questions now posted!!!)

Postby Woof » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:31 am

I think a lot of the controversy may stem from which language we're dealing with. The word potage comes from the French, and in France potage would only be used for a soup, unless the soup has bread in it, in which case it's a soup (clever folk, those Frenchies!). A stew in France is referred to as a ragoût. Porridge, meanwhile is bouillie, not that I can recall ever seeing one in France. Since I've never heard anyone outside of a restaurant use the word potage in English, I will defer to others on its meaning in that language.
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