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POT POURRI - TRITIYA

A RETURN AFTER A LONG SABBATICAL..

SAW A DEFICIENCY OF ACTIVITY IN THIS ECLECTIC GROUP...Hence this edition

1. According to Garuda Purana, there are 84 lakhs of these, out of which 21 are more dreadful than the others, and the most heinous specimens are seen here...What am I talking about here?

2. Which comparative failure in the recent soccer World cup (rather his best night came in a relatively immaterial match) has a name which in his native lingo means 'Pig Climber'?

3. Arent de Peyster,a sailor sighted this island in 1819. He was sailing on his ship 'Rebecca'. He named it after Edward Ellice, a British politician and merchant. This country changed its name and got independence from Kiribati, which itself has been renamed of late. Name the island country.

4. Which cult literary personality created a cocktail called Hangman's Blood whose ingredients are gin, whiskey, rum, port wine, brandy, stout and champagne?

5. If the Ranji trophy is trophy for seniors, Vijay Merchant trophy is for Under 17s, then what is for the Under 15s?

6. Which foreign diplomat with a prominent India connection coined the terms "Corporate Scandal" and "Conspicuous Consumption"?

7. When General Motors launches a model in Europe under the subsidiary Opel, the same auto models are released in America under which badge?

8. One on etymology, This word was first used to describe compositions set to choir music of the church. It derives itself from the Greek 'antiphonos' meaning verse response. Later through latin it got to present situation. Which word?

ADIOS AMIGOS

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pun23

November 6 2006, 15:48:12 UTC 7 years ago

1. hells
2. Schweinsteiger
3. Mauritius?
4. Jeffrey Archer?
5. Polly Umrigar
6.
7. Saturn in US, Chevrolet in South America :)
8.

davenchit

November 6 2006, 18:08:45 UTC 7 years ago

"ECLECTIC"

How dare you talk about my sister like that? I will crush you like a bug.

1. Hmmm... rakshasas?

3. Brunei?

4. Hunter Thompson?

6. JK Galbraith?

8. Sounds like a canon

Ausgezeichnet! I enjoyed this quiz.

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meshugah12

November 7 2006, 16:04:08 UTC 7 years ago

thanx 4 the complement...

The primal scream

Query?

meshugah12

November 7 2006, 16:05:27 UTC 7 years ago

u haven't still told me who u r..

Just curious coz i know a few in ur circuit, i.e. BQC

Re: Query?

davenchit

November 7 2006, 17:02:12 UTC 7 years ago

We'll meet one of these days. You're the one posting that series of quizzes on inquizzitive, yes?

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Re: Query?

davenchit

November 8 2006, 18:10:32 UTC 7 years ago

But, if you really want to know now, just head on over to the bombay quiz blog. There are enough clues recently posted there and in my journal. As a quizzer, I'm sure you can work it out. :) And I'd appreciate it if you'd keep this message screened- or delete it after you've read it.

locks

November 6 2006, 19:55:59 UTC 7 years ago

1. Punishments once a soul enters Hell?

jayasankarvs

November 7 2006, 06:30:41 UTC 7 years ago

1. Snakes?
2. Ronaldinho
3. Ellysia!
4.
5. Vijay Hazare?
6. JK Galbraith? But did he coin the term 'conspicuous consumption'? Wasn't it Veblein?
7. Chevrolet
8. Anthem (anti-hymn?)

davenchit

November 22 2006, 16:56:55 UTC 7 years ago

>Wasn't it Veblein?

That's what I thought as well.

hmmm

meshugah12

November 23 2006, 12:20:08 UTC 7 years ago

This is kinda controversial...On second thoughts it is a question of who used the terminology first...

JK Galbraith has been probably wrongly credited this by some newspapers-And some rather recognized newspapers at that in their obituaries of the diplomat turned author..

Methinks, marks should be given for Thorsten Weblein too..


Re: hmmm

davenchit

November 23 2006, 13:14:03 UTC 7 years ago

From the OED online entry on the etymology of "conspicuous" as an adjective:

3. Designating expenditure on or consumption of luxuries on a lavish scale in an attempt to enhance one's prestige.
1899 T. VEBLEN Theory of Leisure Class iv. 75 Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. Ibid. iv. 96 Throughout the entire evolution of conspicuous expenditure, whether of goods or of services or human life, runs the obvious implication that in order to effectually mend the consumer's good fame it must be an expenditure of superfluities. 1926 B. WEBB My Apprent. i. 53 Competition in conspicuous expenditure on clothes, food, wine and flowers. 1962 E. GODFREY Retail Selling xxi. 214 In the past ‘conspicuous’ consumption, of the swimming-pool, cabin cruiser, high-powered sports car variety, was confined to..the idle rich.

Dictionary.com also says the same thing. The lead editor is a well-known professional etymologist.

So, the basic concept was invented by Veblen as "conspicuous expenditure", and reinvented by E. Godfrey as "conspicuous consumption.

Re: hmmm

meshugah12

November 24 2006, 13:58:06 UTC 7 years ago

E. Godfrey..

Hmm...thanx 4 the references

meshugah12

November 23 2006, 12:23:39 UTC 7 years ago

But Corporate Scandal is i guess...By Galbraith only...Now it etymology, u can never be too sure..That is why William Safire posts an addenda/errata every once in a while, when he gets an older instance where a word or phrase has been used..

fiery_fiona

November 7 2006, 08:19:48 UTC 7 years ago


5. Vijay Merchant trophy
7. Chevrolet
8. Hymn (guesswork)

Answers..

Anonymous

November 11 2006, 10:34:40 UTC 7 years ago

Hi
This is Lathish from Hyderabad, recent "observer" of this thread. Here go my attempts..
1)My guess would be forms of life.
2)
3)Tuvalu
4)Anthony Burgess
5)I'm going by current events..Is it the Polly Umrigar cup?
6)CK Prahalad
7)
8)Anthem, read this funda in an article recently..

Cheers
Lathish.V

Hi-Answers

nofreebrains

November 14 2006, 04:14:08 UTC 7 years ago

1)Tpes Of Death(Bad Guess ;))
2)Bastian Schweinsteiger
3)Tuvalu
4)Anthony Burgess
5)CK Nayudu (Again Bad Guess ;))
6)Is it Kenneth Lay Of Enron
7)Chevrolet
8)No Guess

Here be the marks...

meshugah12

November 18 2006, 18:54:17 UTC 7 years ago

1. According to Garuda Purana, there are 84 lakhs of these, out of which 21 are more dreadful than the others, and the most heinous specimens are seen here...What am I talking about here?

Hells----It is true in Kaliyug also.

2. Which comparative failure in the recent soccer World cup (rather his best night came in a relatively immaterial match) has a name which in his native lingo means 'Pig Climber'?

Bastian Schweinsteiger

3. Arent de Peyster,a sailor sighted this island in 1819. He was sailing on his ship 'Rebecca'. He named it after Edward Ellice, a British politician and merchant. This country changed its name and got independence from Kiribati, which itself has been renamed of late. Name the island country.

Tuvalu ( Ellice Isles) of the .tv domain name fame

4. Which cult literary personality created a cocktail called Hangman's Blood whose ingredients are gin, whiskey, rum, port wine, brandy, stout and champagne?

Anthony Burgess

5. If the Ranji trophy is trophy for seniors, Vijay Merchant trophy is for Under 17s, then what is for the Under 15s?

Polly Umrigar…And believe me, he was very much alive when I set this question…Prescient me!

6. Which foreign diplomat with a prominent India connection coined the terms "Corporate Scandal" and "Conspicuous Consumption"?

The author of Affluent Society JK Galbraith

7. When General Motors launches a model in Europe under the subsidiary Opel, the same auto models are released in America under which badge?
Not answered…surprise, it’s the Vauxhall….Vectra, Corsa, Astra, et al.

8. One on etymology, This word was first used to describe compositions set to choir music of the church. It derives itself from the Greek 'antiphonos' meaning verse response. Later through latin it got to present situation. Which word?

Anthem…a few correct ones there!

The answers have dried up..
So here goeth!!!

THE SCORES

PUN 23 – 3 **(nice one on hells)……..DOS
DAVENCHIT – 1 (Galbraith)
LOCKS – 1(hells fetches u mark)
JAYASANKAR – 2 (Galbraith & Anthem are ok)….Thorsten Veblein???? My data sayeth Galbraith…
FIERY FIONA – Thanx 4 tryin
LATHISH V – 4****- Good Show!-----NUMERO UNO
NO FREE BRAINS – 3**……DOS



ADIOS AMIGOS, THE HELLRAISER