Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Quiz

1. Obama's plan to pull out the troops. Overdue, timely or premature?
2. A mispronunciation that bugs you
3. The best thing about yesterday
4. The best book you read at school
5. Where are you placed in relation to your siblings?


Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Obama's plan to pull out the troops. Overdue, timely or premature?
2. A mispronunciation that bugs you
3. The best thing about yesterday
4. The best book you read at school
5. Where are you placed in relation to your siblings?

Ben McLaughlin said...

1. Hmm. Timely?

2. My boss says 'foil-age' instead of 'foal-i-age'. Annoying. Also hate when people say 'DownTOWN Abby'

3. Catching up with old friends

4. Lord of The Flies

5. Youngest of four

Alistair Bain said...

1. Haven't been following it.
2. deteriation.
3. family.
4. The Great Gatsby
5. Middle of 3. I never knew my older sister. She died at 8 months. So I'm the oldest of 2 now.

RodeoClown said...

1 - Not sure, probably premature.
2 - Adver-tiZe-ment, it's not "advertise + ment", it's "advert-i-sment"
3 - Lunch
4 - The Neverending Story
5 - About 3km North-West.

Pedro said...

1. Well well overdue. Shouldn't have been there in the first place.
2. anythinK.
3. Took some advice from my lady and shaped a VERY different design board. Chuffed.
4. Have to be Frankenstein or Dracula.
5. Oldest of two.

Crazyjedidiah said...

1. Not really been following it, but it probably is the right time to get out.
2. My sister can never remember whether the word is status or stattus in relation to facebook, which is really annoying, cause she either says the wrong one and has to be corrected it, or says the right one and corrects it to wrong one.
3. Sunday School finished for the school term.
4. To kill a mockingbird, Lord of the flies, Animal Farm, Some of the plays we studied were good to like Blackrock and The Crucible.
5. Number 2 of 5.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Al- That's really sad mate. Must have been heartbreaking for your folks.

By the way, have you seen the Robert Redford Great Gatsby movie? Not great, but kinda nteresting. FF Copolla wrote it I think.

Rodeo- Heh. I probably say advereTIZEment. I will now anyhow.

Pedro- I wonder what things would look like if the troops never went in the first place..

CJ- Stattus is a word?? Ohhhh I should have said To Kill A Mockingbird, that's in my all time top 3!

Crazyjedidiah said...

No Stattus is not a word, but my sister always says the word Status with a short a rather than a long a.

Karen said...

1. Couldn't say. I guess it had to happen sometime but I haven't been following the story either.
2. Can't think. But there are lots!
3. I won a great dress on eBay. My first auction win.
4. A Descant for Gossips. And To Kill a Mockingbird. Hated Animal Farm, though.
5. Eldest of four.

KIM said...

1. please don't make me talk about politics!!!
2. pronounciation (in an australian accent)
3. seeing the surprised look on my friend's face when i showed up at his work!! :)
4. the mayor of casterbridge by thomas hardy
5. i'm the oldest

matt said...

1. Yes??

2. 'Serially' as opposed to 'seriously'.
i.e. "Serially people, stop it."

3. A very real instant when my conversation with God didn't seem so one-way.

4. LOVE lord of the flies, but didn't read it in school. I would say Faust or Beowulf.

5. Second youngest of five.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Karen- I don't get how people can be brave enough to buy clothes online without being able to try stuff on. Don't sizes range a lot?

Kim-I wish we read stuff like Thomas Hardy at school..

Matt-re 3: I love those moments when they come

Karen said...

I don't buy clothes online often. But at the moment, I am pretty safe with things that say "loose fitting" or "flowing."

Georgina said...

1. Premature, I think. I don't honestly know.
2. Hyperbole -> Hyperbowl - I said it once - it bugs me that I got it wrong. It's hyperboley
3. I gave my testimony and it glorified God. It exhausted me, but hey.
4. Bridge to Terebithia
5. Estranged, mostly. Oh, you meant placing? middle of 3, eldest of 2, depending on which family you're talking about. Anytime you ask a family question Ben it's always going to be complicated!

simone r said...

1. History will tell.
2. advertisement.
3. Andrew finished work for 3 weeks
4. Ruth Park - Playing Beatie Bow
5. Middle child. #2. Second daughter. Middle child in every way.

maso said...

1. Sounds ok ... but what do I know?
2. cere-moan-y ... they may be long and boring sometimes, but it's just 'ceremony'.
3. 6km run after I got home from work ... felt good ... needed it
4. 'Fire in the Stone' by Colin Thiele
5. Eldest of two

Ben McLaughlin said...

Karen- aha! That makes sense then

George- My year 6 teacher read us Bridge to Terebithia, I loved it.

Simone- I rememeber doing that book in year 8, and then going on an excursion for it to The Rocks.

Maso-I say serraMOOOOOAAAANee. So there.

Findo said...

1. Would probably lean towards premature.
2. My wife mispronounces 'pronunciation' as [prəˈnaʊn si eɪʃən] when it should be [prəˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃən]
3. I was in Vienna!
4. Captain Blackbeard
5. 3yrs younger

Dawn Merz said...

1. Sigh. Probably premature, but my brother is due to go over soon, so I'm not minding the timing.
2. Being an American living in Australia for five years and having lived in the UK for eight years, I feel I have NOTHING to say about pronunciation.
3. Best thing about Sunday? Yep, Ben, catching up with old friends, though I would have liked an hour or so with you and E.
4. Shakespeare. Especially As You Like It and Henry V.
5. Oldest of eight children. Six girls first, two boys at the end.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Findo- welcome. My wife mispronounces things too, but I thought I'd get in trouble if I mentioned any examples.

Dawn- yeah I appreciate having read Shakespeare, even though I rolled my eyes at the time. I really liked McBeth.

It was great seeing you guys, I wish we could have spoken more.

Laetitia :-) said...

1. Obama's plan to pull out the troops. Overdue, timely or premature? - Hindsight is 20/20.
2. A mispronunciation that bugs you - neg-o-see-ate (and its variants) instead of neg-o-she-ate
3. The best thing about yesterday - Tuesday (since I'm writing this on Wednesday) was going to Hobby Quilters (craft group of which I'm a member); Sunday (for Monday Quiz) - sleeping in our own bed after a weekend away.
4. The best book you read at school - Ummm, that's over 20 years ago - I don't even remember all the books we did but I wish we'd done more Australian literature since all the books I remember were generally either UK or US; the only Aussie books I (vaguely) remember were Colin Thiele's Fire in the Stone (and then I ended up working in Walgett and being responsible for Lightning Ridge's infrastructure) and Blue Fin.
5. Where are you placed in relation to your siblings? - last.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Laetitia- No matter how luxurious and comfy a bed is, I'd much prefer my own. Even my dodgy old pillow which is cavernous in the middle. Nothings as comfortable as home.

Alistair Bain said...

Ben. I've seen a bit of the Redford film. A bit slow. But then, the book is ethereal in places so it's a hard one to put on screen.

But I am excited to the point of pant wetting about the new one being made by Baz. Leonardo as Jay Gatsby! Bring. It. On.

Ben McLaughlin said...

Al- sounds messy. Yeah, Leo will make a good Jay Gatsby for sure. My one concern is the Baz factor. Not a huge fan.