POP QUIZ: IN OTHER WORDS, CAR PARTS (answers)
(An earlier version of this post mis-identified the winner. I apologize for the error.)
Big congratulations go to Craig M. who scored a perfect 10/10 on this week’s quiz. Craig thus passes the test, gets his G1, and can quiz during daylight hours with zero blood alcohol. Well done Craig!
1) Manufacturer of “Stratocaster” and “Telecaster” guitars
2) Jewellery, usually gold, worn on the teeth
3) Information that may reveal key plot points about a film
4) A street thug or gangster, or (with an apostrophe) the neighbourhood in which such a person might live
5) A hat for an English lady, or maybe an English baby
6) Part of a fort or castle equipped with artillery or ammunition
7) Part of a pinball machine that applies force back to the ball when struck
8) To flag or fail from exhaustion
9) The part of the body that is neither head nor limb
10) To join or blend together, to bond
A few people offered ‘cap’ for #2. I could quibble about that… ‘cap’ isn’t a word for a car part on its own, it’s always with some other word, like ‘gas cap’ or ‘distributor cap’… caps for teeth aren’t ‘usually gold’, at least not any more… but whatever. If you feel you deserved the point, go ahead and take it.
My favourite question this week was #6, and indeed almost no one got it. I was going to do something like “Assault and…”, but when I was reading the dictionary to check my answers, the other definition was too delightfully obscure. I feel like I knew that in grade four, when we studied medieval castles, and have never thought about it since.