Weekend Trivia -- Sunday

midnightsmum (Z4, ON)August 19, 2012

Well, it is a lovely Sunday morning, here, Cottagers!! Sunny, but not hot!! I'm going over to my allotment later, and am really looking forward to that, for a change!! I can water, without sweating onto everything!!

Well, we've talked about portmanteaus before, yes? A word made of two words. So, we're looking for one today. It tickles my funny-bone, and I'm not sure how easy or hard this will be....a certain government is trying to wipe out the source of the guffaws. Hmmmm, to start is how??

Nancy.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Uh oh. Need clues(more clues?). Have feeling this will be fun.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 11:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Oh, it should be fun!! I read a great article in the paper a couple of weeks ago about one city in particular, and their struggle to eradicate this 'beast'!! It was further underlined to me when my new DVD arrived. I think I have told you all I cut the cord on cable, and am very pleased that I did. The quality of the content of my viewing has gone up immeasurably. I have Netflix now, as well as a free on-line site, and last week finally received that DVD. Bobbie, I think, likes the space genre. Did any of you see the series 'Firefly', when it aired in 2002, but not up here!! Boo, hiss. Really enjoyed it, anyway!!

Nancy.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 11:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

My crystal ball doesn't seem to be working this morning:(.

Be back later looking for clues.

Annette

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 12:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Ah, Annette, south of you may suffer from this!!

Nancy.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 1:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Does it have to do with inane tv watching? Trying to come up with a beast, but nothing yet.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 3:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
thinman(Z5 MI)

Thinking, thinking.

TM

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 3:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Hmmm...not sure how clearly this will come out...

This is the back of my new DVD box.

Any help?

Nancy.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 4:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Hmmm...picture is clear, but nothing else is for me. Cloudy outside today and apparently the same inside-ha.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 5:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Read it.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 5:46PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

hl?????

Annette

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 6:04PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

hl?? Not sure what you mean...

Nancy.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 6:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Homeland, still clutching at straws :(.

Annette

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 6:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Ouch...my brain hurts. I read it again. Nothing is jumping out at me. :(

I really dislike being stupid.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 6:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Does it have something to do worth double?

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 9:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

That was supposed to be with double. Got rushed to go on our evening walk and didn't get to proofread. I know our gov. departments have been told to make their missives more readable. Am I going in the wrong direction?

Did not see Firefly as we only had antenna reception then. I am now watching the original Stargate series. Richard Dean Anderson is from MN so had read about him and his shows. Still haven't seen but a couple of McGiver episodes.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 9:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
thinman(Z5 MI)

Not getting anything yet, and the brain is about to switch off for the day.

Later.
TM

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 10:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

I remember McGiver - I loved that show, and so did my Dad. McGiver had actually entered our vocabulary as a verb, as in to McGiver something. I always think of RDA as Canadian, cause the series was filmed in Vancouver - ever notice how all of the worlds are kind of lush green old growth foresty?? Kind of fun - make sure to take the time to see it, also Firefly. Premise of the show it that the world ends used up, in their parlance, and the only superpowers are the US and China. They move out into the galaxy and terraform new worlds. Very cool.

Would it help if I told you that the main city targeted for the fix was Shanghai??

Nancy.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 11:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

No stars for me. I concede defeat.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 2:59AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyn427(z7aN. VA)

I must join Bobbie and concede. However, I cannot wait to read the answer! All I know about Shanghai is that they are building like crazy, aren't they? I think it has an amazing skyline. Will be checking for the answer later. Looks like you beat us all, Nancy! :-)

Cynthia

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 8:40AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Oh darn it - no stars this week?? Well, It was one of those that could be too easy, or too hard!! I read this as I said in the paper the other week, and thought it was quite interesting. For the last two years, the Shanghai Commission for the Management of Language Use has been trying to clean up English-language signs and menus to rid them of their malapropisms. There's a great word, maybe I should have gone for that!! Anyway, Chinglish is what I was looking for, not very well, apparently. Or Engrish - either would do!!

Some of it is painful, unintelligible and very funny to read. It also can be translated to mean the opposite of the original. It's also a Broadway play - maybe that would have been a good clue...sorry.

Anyways, thanks for playing. As always, I will try to come up with better clues next week!!

Nancy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Engrish signs

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 1:05PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
thinman(Z5 MI)

Nope, I would have never got that. Haven't heard of it, in fact. I might have got Spanglish, given enough clues. Now I see what you were going for with your DVD cover. I wondered why that text was so mangled.

Good one, Nancy.
Thanks for the trivial fun.

TM

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 1:14PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)

Ever so trivial, TM!! Yes, this is how you know you've bought a Chinese knockoff!! lol.

Nancy.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 2:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
cyn427(z7aN. VA)

well, I noticed that, too, but didn't connect it to the question. very good, Nancy. Those signs are always funny. I was right-lots of fun!

cynthia

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 3:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mnwsgal 4 MN(4)

Chinglish, how interesting, I didn't know there was a word for that. We often found the instructions on imported products frustratingly difficult to understand. Lately instructions are via photos or illustrations with no words. Still frustrating when a well placed, and chosen, word or two would be helpful.

Your CD was a good example. My mind just wasn't making the connection.
Thanks for the mind stretching.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 7:26PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Jane's work in progress
Jane emailed me a picture of the project she's still...
aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada
An Irish Cottage Garden.
Not my own Irish Cottage Garden this time,..i have...
nulty
Weekend Trivia - Saturday
Happy Saturday Morning, Cottagers!! Well, it's a grey...
midnightsmum (Z4, ON)
Forum changed ALOT
OMGosh, this whole forum completely changed! WHen did...
todancewithwolves
" Daffs eaten "
Hi, For quite awhile. I couldn't get on. Now this...
hollyhocker_123
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™