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    Quiz for "Know-It-Alls"

    Wow this is not so easy!!

    This is a who knows everything?
    I found out in a hurry that I didn't.
    These are not trick questions.
    They are straight questions with straight answers

    1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators
    Nor the participants know the score or the leader
    Until the contest ends.

    2. What famous North American landmark
    Is constantly moving backward?

    3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to Produce on their own for several growing seasons.
    All other vegetables must be replanted every year.
    What are the only two perennial vegetables?

    4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?

    5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy,
    With a real pear inside the bottle. The pear is whole
    And ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut
    In any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?

    6. Only three words in standard English
    Begin with the letters 'dw' and they are all common
    Words. Name two of them.

    7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar.
    Can you name at least half of them?

    8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold
    Frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other
    Form except fresh.

    9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your
    Feet beginning with the letter 'S.'

    THIS IS PRETTY COOL.
    HAVE A GREAT DAY!

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    1. The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the
    Participants know the score or the leader until the contest
    Ends...

    Boxing

    2. North American landmark constantly moving backward..

    Niagara Falls
    (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year
    Because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over
    It every minute.)

    3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own
    For several growing seasons...

    Asparagus and rhubarb.

    4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside ....

    Strawberry.

    5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle?

    It grew inside the bottle.
    (The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are
    Small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle
    Is left in place for the entire growing season. When
    The pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems.)

    6. Three English words beginning with "dw"?

    Dwarf, dwell and dwindle.

    7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar.

    Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe,
    Question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, Parenthesis, braces, and ellipses.

    8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned,
    Processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh...

    Lettuce.

    9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning
    With 'S'

    Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates,
    Snowshoes, stockings, stilts.


    Today is "National Mental Health Day."
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    Yipes! I only got "dwarf"

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    [quote name='jaystarter1' post='788482' date='11-Aug-2009 13:54']Yipes! I only got "dwarf" [/quote]
    Better than me - I got HEADACHE !!!
    Scott

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    [quote name='IMNetUser' post='788530' date='12-Aug-2009 00:59'] Better than me - I got HEADACHE !!![/quote]
    Is "dweeb" regarded as a word, even though American?
    BATcher

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    [quote name='viking33' post='788472' date='11-Aug-2009 18:16']Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates,
    Snowshoes, stockings, stilts.[/quote]

    Not so certain about skis, snowshoes or stilts. If indeed worn on the feet, they are in addition to two other things : socks & shoes (stilts), or socks & skiboots (skis), or socks & boots (showshoes) already on the feet. Indeed since many people usually wear socks or stockings then shoes, sandals, sneakers, (maybe) slippers, skates may also be misplaced on this list.

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    [quote name='BATcher' post='788545' date='12-Aug-2009 01:16']Is "dweeb" regarded as a word, even though American?[/quote]
    Only by other Dweebs.
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    Dwang? Very standard down here.

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    [quote name='William' post='788733' date='12-Aug-2009 19:10']Dwang? Very standard down here.[/quote]
    It did say "Standard" english.
    So....just WHAT is a dwang? Or isn't that for polite company?
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    what about dwelling? Or is that not standard?

    And I missed dwarf, which is causing me to dwoubt my senses.
    ...

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    [quote name='William' post='788733' date='13-Aug-2009 07:10']Dwang? Very standard down here.[/quote]

    DWANG!!! Not twang, but DWANG!!!. That's the sound I heard the last time I opened my wrist watch to changed its battery.

    Watch still keeps great time, but on occasion I still look around for whatever went "DWANG".
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    A dwang is what some people call a noggin! It's all explained thus: Dwang. It's a word that a bloke uses to impress other blokes.

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    [quote name='William' post='788909' date='13-Aug-2009 23:39']A dwang is what some people call a noggin![/quote]

    I thought a noggin was a Nog!!
    John (Unreconstructed Jacobite)

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    Around where I am a noggin is one's HEAD.

    i.e. "...Use your noggin..." when someone isn't thinking or acting right.

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    [quote name='viking33' post='788470' date='12-Aug-2009 04:14']1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators
    Nor the participants know the score or the leader
    Until the contest ends.[/quote]
    I thought of chess for this one. I know it's an internationally recognized spectator event, but whether it's classified as sport or not ???

    6. Only three words in standard English
    Begin with the letters 'dw' and they are all common
    Words. Name two of them.
    I thought of "dwought". We have those in when there's not much wain and it gets quite dwy.

    Alan

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