Sunday, 2 February 2014

The pronunciation of 'Arkansas' was made official by state legislature in 1881

The team name: Cochon Damned

The attendees
1) The statistician
2) The doctor

The ones that got away
1) Logophobia is an irrational fear of what?
2) What are the three main ingredients of a Tequilla Sunrise, as specified by the International Bartenders Association?
3) What are the first names of the two Aprile brothers in The Sopranos?
4) Which actor plays a blind man in the 1989 comedy See No Evil, Hear No Evil?
5) What is the surname of Judge Judy?
6) In which New York borough is Yankee Stadium?
7) What type of fruit is an Arkansas Black?
8) According to the UN World Population Prospects 2010 report, which country has the greatest life expectancy at birth?

The answers

Poll results: 34 votes with the average voter scoring exactly 2.5/8!

The excuses

The alternative questions
1) An open letter in the Daily Telegraph last week sparked ridicule after (incorrectly) claiming that which word does not 'exist' because its first half has a Latin root while the second half has a Greek one?
2) Which English rock band's biggest hit came in 1999 with a song about tequilla? Its lyrics include "Tequilla, it makes me happy, con tequilla, it feels fine".
3) In music, the initialism SATB is used to refer to four major voice types. The S stands for 'soprano', what are the other three?
4) In which 1998 Disney film did Eddie Murphy voice a Chinese dragon named Mushu?
5) Name either of the two comedians who wrote and starred in the late 90s BBC2 comedy This Morning With Richard Not Judy.
6) Named after the title applied to Major League Baseball's chief executive, what trophy is awarded to the annual winners of the sport's World Series?
7) Which appropriately-chosen scientist lends his name to the first personal digital assistant developed by electronics giant Apple?
8) Give the three four letter words, all anagrams of each other, which can mean (i) the Japanese parliament; (ii) to make an alteration; and (iii) the rise and fall of sea level.

The answers

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