tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post4076583117533648829..comments2019-07-21T15:00:33.743-07:00Comments on Infinite Art Tournament: The Wednesday quiz has sailed the seas and come to the holy city of ByzantiumMichael5000http://www.blogger.com/profile/10148584819327475239noreply@blogger.comBlogger21125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-66093966959480501782011-07-08T18:18:20.009-07:002011-07-08T18:18:20.009-07:00Looks like I missed a quiz, but that won't sto...Looks like I missed a quiz, but that won't stop me.<br /><br />1. Shelley, because I think he liked ancient lands, but it has to be <b>Yeats</b> who is close enough to Shelley for someone of my literary shortcomings.<br /><br />2. East Yemen, because I think there's more than one of them, and that looks eastish. But I'll knock it down to just <b>Yemen</b> for letter compliance.<br /><br />3. Boston, because I think they existed. No, <b>Yale</b>, because it begins with Y.<br /><br />4. Renmibi. No, <b>yuan</b>. (So what are the other things beginning with R?)<br /><br />5. Yerevan<br /><br />6. Confinement in a zoetrope. Oh wait, today is Y! <b>Yaw</b>.<br /><br />7. <b>Yellowknife</b>, not to be confused with Slave Lake, which is on the shore of the Lesser Slave Lake and isn't the capital of anything, plus it burned down last month.<br /><br />8. I'm going for <b>yew</b>, and the other problem is that if your horse gallops under its low branches it whacks you in the face.<br /><br />9. <b>Yorkshire</b>. Got it from the Herriot, not the Jane Austen.<br /><br />10. <b>Yak</b>, and I can't remember if it actually has pink milk or if that's just a widely propagated false fact.<br /><br />(a) I usually forget that there's a letter at all, until I get two answers witht he same letter in a row, then I go back and change all my other guesses to match, so no.<br /><br />(b) I had indeed realized that it would be possible to narrow down the choices as the weeks progressed and had considered keeping a tally, but preferred to be surprised each week. I did not know that this was the 26th week, but knew with sadness that the final week would soon arrive.<br /><br />I very much enjoy the quizzes, and find the letter cue a brilliant way to make participation more enjoyable even when I don't know the subject matter.Aviatrixhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13634111275860140084noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-33646710567862925042011-07-06T22:52:32.862-07:002011-07-06T22:52:32.862-07:00Oh hey, answers. UnWise Owl got 'em all, abov...<b>Oh hey, answers. UnWise Owl got 'em all, above.<br /><br />Eavan: "thinking of yew." Heh. But why are we congratulating Aviatrix? The implied shout-out of an aviation-related question next to a Canada-related question?</b>Michael5000https://www.blogger.com/profile/10148584819327475239noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-26950133207644872642011-07-06T07:26:41.832-07:002011-07-06T07:26:41.832-07:00Oh. Yeah, I was thinking of yew. Oops.
Congratula...Oh. Yeah, I was thinking of yew. Oops.<br /><br />Congratulations, Aviatrix! :-)Eavannoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-82694142984683481632011-07-06T07:24:34.925-07:002011-07-06T07:24:34.925-07:00Oh well, guess I'll stick my answers in:
1. Y...Oh well, guess I'll stick my answers in:<br /><br />1. Yeats<br />2. Yemen<br />3.Yale<br />4.yuan<br />5. Yerevan<br />6. I got a copilot, he can figure it out.<br />7. Yellowknife<br />8. Yarrow<br />9. Yorkshire<br />10. YakEavannoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-85818993217434569182011-07-01T12:46:15.278-07:002011-07-01T12:46:15.278-07:00Looks like there's still time:
1. Yates?
2. Y...Looks like there's still time:<br /><br />1. Yates?<br />2. Yemen. (Also pictured, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Eritrea and Djibouti. Unless you mean more general and "Arabian Peninsula". ;) )<br />3. <br />4. yuan<br />5. Yerevan<br />6. yaw?<br />7. Northwest Territories (and not as much of a "huge chunk" now that Nunavut is separated.)<br />8. <br />9. Yorkshire<br />10. yak<br /><br />a) haven't been here that long, so no.<br />b) would be fun ...<br />c) why didn't I?dhkendallhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04810149407928718294noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-81941317249017592162011-06-30T18:28:20.023-07:002011-06-30T18:28:20.023-07:00Oh, god. I read 'Central ASIA' as 'Ce...Oh, god. I read 'Central ASIA' as 'Central America.' Just wait til YOU are 64, and you'll see why this is happening. God. Old Age is much worse than advertised. I just thought you got OLD, not stupid.Elainehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13195458656221202202noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-81155597067032238362011-06-30T15:40:14.872-07:002011-06-30T15:40:14.872-07:001. Yates? Yeats?
2. Yemen
3. Yale
4. yuan!
5. Yass...1. Yates? Yeats?<br />2. Yemen<br />3. Yale<br />4. yuan!<br />5. Yassar<br />6. yurbulence<br />7. Yottawa<br />8. Yew?<br />9. Yorkshire, sir!<br />10. yippy dog<br /><br />a. no<br />b. that'd be too clever<br />c. dittomargarethttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05381796503098128295noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-5829052288375771102011-06-30T15:03:53.663-07:002011-06-30T15:03:53.663-07:001. Yeats
2. Yemen?
3. No clue
4. Yen
5. Why don...1. Yeats<br />2. Yemen?<br />3. No clue<br />4. Yen<br />5. Why don't I know this? I blame my public education. Weak in geography.<br />6. Yaw<br />7. Yukon City?<br />8. <br />9. Yorkshire<br />10. YakMelissahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15452687167914301833noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-79301868719970252722011-06-30T06:21:59.310-07:002011-06-30T06:21:59.310-07:001. Yeats
2. Yemen
3. Yale
4. Yen
5. Ypsilanti...1. Yeats<br />2. Yemen<br />3. Yale<br />4. Yen<br />5. Ypsilanti? Just kidding.<br />6. Yaw?<br />7. Yellowknife is the only Y city in Canada that I know.<br />8. YEW! This is how I got the Letter of the Day.<br />9. Yorkshire<br />10. Y....can't be yaks, can't be yellowhammers, can't be youse, <br /><br />Alas, not knowing very many of these, and no, I had no idea this was The End.Elainehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13195458656221202202noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-88249895124629852452011-06-30T06:17:29.300-07:002011-06-30T06:17:29.300-07:00Wow - I misspelled Yeats, didn't I? Now I feel...Wow - I misspelled Yeats, didn't I? Now I feel dumb. Thing is we have a politician in town named Yates and I'm always having to listen to him yammer at meetings so that's my excuse. That and my illiteracy.Dughttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05787505045121628368noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-75203450893059996232011-06-29T22:43:53.427-07:002011-06-29T22:43:53.427-07:001. I don't know; oh, Y? Yeats?
2. Yemen
3. You...1. I don't know; oh, Y? Yeats?<br />2. Yemen<br />3. You gotta be kidding<br />4. yuan<br />5. hrm<br />6. yaw<br />7. Yellowknife--good place to see the aurora borealis.<br />8. um... yew? Two, yew wood makes good bows?<br />9. hrm<br />10. yak!<br />a b & c: no, aw.pflyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16866574024138674337noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-86483118705966596082011-06-29T17:33:35.502-07:002011-06-29T17:33:35.502-07:001. Letter of the week says that this is Yeats.
2. ...1. Letter of the week says that this is Yeats.<br />2. Yemen<br />3. Maybe...Yorktown or Yale...Yale.<br />4. Yuan<br />5. Yerevan is ringing bells, but it's possible that it's hilariously wrong.<br />6. Yaw? Thanks Aviatrix.<br />7. Y...ellowknife? Need to brush up on my Canadian geography, methinks.<br />8. Yeah, I don't know this.<br />The only trees I know that start with y are Yew and Yukon Pine, and I doubt that Yukon pine was ever a huge problem for Cavalry. Ah, a problem from Cavalrymen, as in a 'Battle of Agincourt' problem for cavalrymen, nice. Yew.<br />9. Yorkshire.<br />10. Again, not many choices, I'll say Yak.<br /><br />Touchdown!<br /><br />(a) yes<br />(b) yes<br />(c) didn't have to, I've been ticking them off on a napkin on my desk.UnwiseOwlhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09466448988499591715noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-4890395491317146212011-06-29T12:51:49.827-07:002011-06-29T12:51:49.827-07:001. Yeats, William Butler
2. Yemen
3. Yale?
4. Yen?...1. Yeats, William Butler<br />2. Yemen<br />3. Yale?<br />4. Yen? I thought that was Japanese. Maybe spelled slightly differently, like "yuen"?<br />5. Ye Olde Towne<br />6. Yaw<br />7. Yukon? (damn capital Y cities...)<br />8. Yew. As in, "I'm cutting yew down, sucka!"<br />9. Yorkshire (for some reason, I was thinking ATB&B was set in Devonshire...)<br />10. Yak?Bennoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-21229915122793738052011-06-29T09:58:33.123-07:002011-06-29T09:58:33.123-07:001. Yeats
2. Yemen
3. Yale
4. Yen
5. Yever
6. Yaw
7...1. Yeats<br />2. Yemen<br />3. Yale<br />4. Yen<br />5. Yever<br />6. Yaw<br />7. Yellowknife<br />8. Yellowroot<br />9. Yorkshire<br />10. Yak<br /><br />Didn't even think about it.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-32516818419806604142011-06-29T08:57:54.897-07:002011-06-29T08:57:54.897-07:00Yates
Yemen
Yale
Yuan
Yerevan
Yaw - or is it Yurbu...Yates<br />Yemen<br />Yale<br />Yuan<br />Yerevan<br />Yaw - or is it Yurbulence?<br />Yellowknife<br />Yerbena?<br />Yorkshire<br />YakDughttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05787505045121628368noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-30996569104887030702011-06-29T08:54:08.654-07:002011-06-29T08:54:08.654-07:001 Yeats
2 Yemen
3 Yale
4 yen
5 oh, I can't...1 Yeats <br />2 Yemen <br />3 Yale <br />4 yen <br />5 oh, I can't think of it. Oh, the deep, deep shame. <br />6 yaw<br />7 Yellowknife <br />8 yew. It would be bad to have to fight your way through a dense yew forest with your horse crippled by yew poisoning, while merry archers with yew bows shot at you from behind the yew boughs. <br />9 Beautiful Yorkshire. Home of the Ribblehead Viaduct! <br />10 yak <br /><br />I was told of this solemn occasion the other day, and quickly realized my memory was not up the task of positive identification. Yet I did have a vague sense that it must be at the end of the alphabet. <br /><br />Long live the Wednesday quiz!mrs.5000noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-76213265184285521282011-06-29T08:39:08.538-07:002011-06-29T08:39:08.538-07:001. Yeats
2. Yemen
3. Yankees
4. Yuen?
5.
6. Yaw...1. Yeats<br />2. Yemen<br />3. Yankees <br />4. Yuen?<br />5. <br />6. Yaw<br />7.<br />8. yew<br />9 Yorkshire, England<br />10. Yak<br /><br />Still wondering what happened to last weeks answers. =/Rebelhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15753016063339585565noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-72230221835047167572011-06-29T08:03:57.028-07:002011-06-29T08:03:57.028-07:001. Yeats!
2. Yemen!
3. Yikes, no clue! Yankees? N...1. Yeats!<br />2. Yemen!<br />3. Yikes, no clue! Yankees? No, wait, didn't it start as college rugby? Yale then!<br />4. Yen is Japanese. Chinese too perhaps?<br />5. Yerevan (Thank you Orson Scott Card for making Petra Arkanian Armenian)!<br />6. Yaw!<br />7. Yukon City is probably not the answer. I'll guess Youngstown. <br />8. Yew! (also used for making longbows!) I believe the flesh of the berries (but not the seeds) are the only part that's safe to eat.<br />9. Yorkshire? (I had York but changed it.)<br />10. Yak! <br /><br />TB: haven't been around that long.Voron Xhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10926495951830978833noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-21951166449557107742011-06-29T07:07:52.266-07:002011-06-29T07:07:52.266-07:001. Yeats, I expect.
2. Yemen?
3. I'll say the ...1. Yeats, I expect.<br />2. Yemen?<br />3. I'll say the Yankees.<br />4. Yuan.<br />5. Ya got me there.<br />6. Yaw?<br />7. Yellowknife.<br />8. Yew.<br />9. Yorkshire.<br />19. Yak.<br /><br />You have GOT to be kidding me on any of (a), (b), or particularly (c). I eagerly await the next cycle.Elizabethhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12772824060632731065noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-13954586182831893692011-06-29T06:48:42.868-07:002011-06-29T06:48:42.868-07:001. Yeats
2. Yemen
3. Yale
4. Yuan
5. Yerevan
6. Ya...1. Yeats<br />2. Yemen<br />3. Yale<br />4. Yuan<br />5. Yerevan<br />6. Yaw<br />7. Yellowhorse<br />8. Yew<br />9. Yorkshire<br />10. Yak<br /><br />(a) Doesn't seem that many; maybe I missed some.<br />(b) I suppose so, but<br />(c) You must be kidding!!<br /><br />What's next? By numbers?gS49noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-10779294.post-23852817721194762572011-06-29T05:07:53.465-07:002011-06-29T05:07:53.465-07:001. Yeats
2. Yemen
3. Yale
4. yuan
5. dunno
6. sitt...1. Yeats<br />2. Yemen<br />3. Yale<br />4. yuan<br />5. dunno<br />6. sitting in a cake pan waiting for the batter to be poured over it<br />7. Yellowknife<br />8. yew<br />9. Yorkshire<br />10. yakLa Gringissimahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13673973522206470114noreply@blogger.com