Oh, well, that’s a result …
I went to work, yesterday. And I’m back, again, today.
Ever better, though?
Was the phone call I got on the way to work.
From the shop repairing my sister’s laptop.
Seems they’ve managed to replace the graphics card: both ahead of the predicted time, and on budget.
So Ruth and I won’t get charged any extra.
All I have to do now?
Is pick the thing up.
And talk my sister into buying some sort of back up solution …
Let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* and Olga† putting in their answers: with both scoring ten out of ten.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 9th April is the Day of the Finnish Language. Suomi is spoken in Finland. And an official minority language, where: the UK, Sweden, or Russia?
Q2) Roughly one hundred flying pickets were arrested: on 9th April, 1984. During a strike by whom: miners, fishermen or teachers?
Q3) Ironically, the band, the Flying Pickets had a big hit, in the early 1980s. With an a cappella version of which song?
Q4) The Astrodome opened: on 9th April, 1965. The stadium is in which Texan city?
Q5) Finally … Queen Margaret was born: on 9th April, 1283. She was also know as the Maid of where?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th April is International Romani Day. The Romani are also known as what ‘G’?A1) Gypsies: or Gypsy, if you want the singular. (The term’s seen as mildly insulting, these days …)
Q2) The word, Romani, can also be spelt with a what: e, y or g?A2) Y: the alternative spelling of the word is Romany .
Q3) In many forms of the Romani language, the word, rom means either husband … or what?A3) Man.
Q4) Anglo-Romani is the version of the language: usually spoken where?A4) The UKL: and other English speaking nations.
Q5) A vardo is the traditional Romani what?A5) Caravan: or wagon.
Q6) The Kale are Romani, from where?A6) Wales.
Q7) The Sinti — or Zinti — are Romani from Northern Italy. And where else: France, Germany or Switzerland?A7) Germany.
Q8) The Romani are said to have their origins, where: India, Africa or Eastern Asia?A8) India.
Q9) Jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt, was a Belgian-born Romani: who spent most of his life in which country?A9) France.
Q10) Finally … John Mendall, Richard Skelton and Henry Boswell, all claimed to be what?A10) King of the Gypsies.
I’ll leave you with a thought …
“If you’re going to stick around in this business, you have to have the ability to reinvent yourself, whether consciously or unconsciously.”Dennis Quaid, born April 9, 1954.
And a song …
Today’s questions get answered in tomorrow’s post.
You have a good day … !
* I’m not giving you inspiration, am I, Debbi? I’ll be darned … ! (I have to admit, I’ve got some of Eno’s Ambient albums playing when I do my film write-ups. You watch, I’ll start banging on about Shœnberg’s twelve-tone music, next!)
† Oh, don’t worry, Olga: you’re always welcome, when ever you get here! And let’s say I’m actually looking forward to Monday: I can have a cheeky snooze at some point!